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Health fair promotes exercise and prevention screenings

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HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Get fit and live a healthy life was the message behind a health fair at Hinds Community College in Utica.  Dozens gathered on campus for the fun event Sunday afternoon complete with space jumps for the kids and useful information for adults.

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency along with the Sickle Cell Foundation educated families while medical professionals offered vision, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.  Folks were also treated to demonstrations on cooking healthy meals and exercise.

"I focus on showing ladies mainly things you can do while you are still managing your family, while you're still working 8 to 5, things like that.  So we did a warm up, little bit of cardio work and a little bit of strength training," said Fitness Instructor Leshondia Kendrick.

The health fair was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

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