Marywood hosts 11th Annual Wellness Fair

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Justin Wahy, Staff Writer

Marywood University’s Counseling/Student Development Center and Peers on Wellness hosted the 11th annual Celebrate Your Body Wellness Fair on Feb. 21.

This year’s fair featured a variety of informational material. There were Zumba, self-defense, yoga and dorm room exercise demonstrations. The fair consisted not only of Marywood students, but also many community businesses.

Mary Kay offered facials, Empire Beauty School gave manicures, and Jaida Spa offered massages. All of the services provided at the fair were at no cost to the attendees.

Carli Salvati, sophomore art therapy major, attended the fair. “The fair is a really good way for Marywood to promote healthy lifestyles,” she said. “ My favorite part of the fair was the chiropractor. I don’t like to take medicine, and going to the chiropractor is a great alternative.”

Marywood students involved in Peers on Wellness (POW), like Brittany Burger, junior biotechnology major and POW secretary, showed students how to accept themselves as they are using a “color scale.”

“The scale gives you your weight in a color rather than a number, because what ever number that might be shouldn’t define who you are as a person,” said Burger.

From the beginning, the fair has run in conjunction with the psychology department’s various presentations on Eating Disorder week.

Clinical Assistant and Coordinator of this year’s fair, Dr. Fauve Young-Morrison, was happy with the turnout at the event.

“It is good to see that so many students and community members care about their health and wanting to do something to become more healthy,” said Young-Morrison. “The main thing I want people who attend the fair to know is to […] be who you are and celebrate it.”