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News Release

March 19, 2007

Wellness Fair Promotes Balanced, Healthy Lives

The University of Guelph’s Wellness Centre is encouraging people to “feel the energy” this week.

The centre is hosting its annual Wellness Fair Wednesday in the University Centre and this year’s theme is “Feel the Energy.” The event aims to promote personal well being and to encourage students and the Guelph community to live balanced, healthy lives, said students Tim Oliveira and Ryan Figueroa, fair co-ordinators.

“As university students, it is easy to get caught up in our academic and daily routines,” said Oliveira. “It is important to realize that we should not forget about our health and well- being.”

The fair will showcase participants who will cover topics including massage therapy, chiropractic and physiotherapy, yoga and fitness, naturopathic medicine, stress management, holistic psychotherapy, skin care, dietetics, athletics, and mental health.

There will also be non-profit organizations present, including the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Lung Association, as well as many campus services.

“With the end of the semester approaching, it is natural for many students to feel stressed and mindlessly compromise their well-being,” Figueroa said. “The Wellness Fair exists to provide resources intended to educate and help students achieve a more positive lifestyle.”

Students are not the only ones who will benefit from the fair. “Faculty, staff, and members of the Guelph community will also find the fair to be a valuable experience,” Oliveira said. “We have chosen to invite a diverse group of organizations that could certainly influence many of us to pursue balanced, healthy lives.”

For more information, call the Wellness Centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53327.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338.

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