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March 20, 2013

Hammer Down for Health promotes personal health and safety

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The College of Health and Human Sciences is hosting the second annual Hammer Down for Health Fitness Fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday (March 25) in the Purdue Memorial Union.

The free event for adults and children offers more than 25 stations dealing with a variety of health and safety issues such as blood pressure, healthy eating, exercise, mental health and parenting tips. The overall focus of the fair is taking control of your personal health and making the jump to a healthier lifestyle.

"The majority of these stations address awareness of various health issues, because getting that information out to the public is the first step," said Travis Tester, director of donor relations and events for HHS. "We wanted to make sure people are not only getting that knowledge but are learning in an engaging way that could inspire them to make changes."

The fair is part of the college's Life Inspired 2013 event, which runs from Friday (March 22) to April 14. Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher will be the event's keynote speaker with his talk on the "The Personal Side of Public Health" at 8 p.m. Tuesday (March 26) in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse

Writer: Morgan Stephens, 765-490-4855, MorganLStephens@gmail.com

Source: Travis Tester, 765-494-0355, testert@purdue.edu

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