What does it mean to “be well?” Wellness doesn’t come in a pill prescribed by a doctor for temporary relief of a condition because of the unhealthy way we treat our bodies. Wellness comes from healing and maintaining a healthy mind, body and spirit through nourishing food, proper exercise and coping with stress resulting in an overall feeling of well-being.
At University of Utah Health Care, we understand that achieving and maintaining wellness is an ongoing process. We are committed to helping Utah families adopt ways they can enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
As part of this commitment, we have once again partnered with Regence BlueCross BlueShield to bring you Be Well Utah—a weeklong celebration to wellness. You are invited to participate in our many wellness activities for all ages from Aug. 15-22.
Then, join us at our Family Health Fair—our culminating event on Saturday, Aug. 22 at Rice Eccles Stadium, where you can expect free health screenings, interactive wellness displays, on-field activities and a Kids’ Corner with healthy snacks.
Save the date and check back here often for the latest details.
Moran Eye Center will be giving away a FREE LASIK procedure to one lucky winner. Register at the Skin & Vision Fair, the Farmers Market or at the Family Health Fair. (Exclusions: Only one entry can be submitted person, but is transferrable to your immediate family member if they are a candidate. No Moran employees or their family members are eligible for the drawing. This free LASIK has no redeemable cash value.)
Be Well Utah 2015 Events
Saturday, Aug. 15, 8-10 a.m.Wherever you are at on your journey to a healthier you, come enjoy the scenic views of Sugar House Park as we walk to improve our health.Day-of-event registration begins at 8 a.m. If you have questions, contact Amy Amann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harmons City Creek (135 East 100 S. Salt Lake City)
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
An excellent starting point to embracing wellness is at the grocery store. We have partnered with Harmons Neighborhood Grocer to get you started on the right foot.Join us at Harmons City Creek for healthy fun with free food samples, dietitian stations, cooking demonstrations, Super Foods Workshop and health screenings.
Liberty Senior Center (251 E. 700 South, Salt Lake City)
Friday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us for a morning focused on senior health. Get free vision and health screenings. Watch informative presentations on nutrition, healthy eating demonstrations and other topics.
FAMILY HEALTH FAIR
Rice-Eccles Stadium (451 S. 1400 East Salt Lake City)
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join us at our premier Be Well Utah event, the Family Health Fair. All our activities culminate in this free, family-friendly event located at Rice-Eccles Stadium on the University of Utah campus. Get complimentary glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and vision screenings.
Come participate in health screenings, interactive wellness displays, on-field activities and a Kids’ Corner full of fun, healthy activities. Drawings and giveaways are plentiful throughout the fair, and everything is free.
Click here for more information and a list of activities.
Midvalley Health Center (243 E. 6100 South, Murray)
Monday, Aug. 17, 4:30-7:30 p.m.Come participate in sun safety demos, free vision and LASIK screenings and fun basketball activities with the Utah Jazz at our new Midvalley Health Center. Free sunglasses to the first 150 individuals to complete a vision screening.Don’t miss the fun activities listed here.
SOUTH JORDAN FAMILY NIGHT
South Jordan Health Center (5126 W. Daybreak Parkway, South Jordan)
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Participate in an evening of fun with the Teddy Bear Clinic, face painting, Dunk-a-Doc, lasso lessons, cooking demos, reptiles, basketball with Mehmet Okur (former Utah Jazz player) and much more. Don’t miss meeting the Jazz Bear, Mini Bear and our special guests Elsa, Anna and Kristoff.
5K RUN IN RHYTHM
Rice-Eccles Stadium (451 S. 1400 East)
Saturday, Aug. 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Get your heart pumping with a free, timed 5K through the University of Utah campus. Register before Aug. 7 to secure a free running shirt (shirt quantities will be limited for participants registering after Aug. 7). Click here for more information.
University of Utah Hospital
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.Making fresh, healthy food choices is one way to “Be Well.” Join us for a farmers market at University of Utah Hospital. While you are there, listen in to radio personalities Hans and Scotty G. from 1280 The Zone as they broadcast live from the farmers market. Employees and public welcome to attend.
COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Thursday, Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) encourages people to make healthy lifestyle choices to help reduce their risk of developing cancer. The HCI Community Open House is an opportunity for families, friends, patients and the public to learn more about wellness, cancer prevention and the unique mission of HCI in a fun, family-friendly and free environment.
Click here for a list of activities.
WALK & WAG FOR WELLNESS
Fort Douglas Gazebo (on Fort Douglas Blvd., just south of University Guest House)
Saturday, Aug. 22, 8:30-10 a.m.Did you know that walking with your best canine friend is a great way to stay healthy and happy? People with pets go to the doctor less often, get more exercise and suffer less depression overall. Bring your family and four-legged buddies and stroll with us through beautiful Fort Douglas.Be Well Utah is proud to introduce the 4th annual Walk & Wag for Wellness in partnership with Intermountain Therapy Animals, the Humane Society of Utah and University Veterinary Hospital & Diagnostic Center. Bring your dog to join in the fun of fitness.
Read more here.