By Alari Hodge
Caromont Health’s Discover You facility at the Mount Holly Municipal Complex was a beehive of activity last Friday during the Teen Health Fair event.
Dozens of youths attended the fair including groups from the
Bessemer City Boys and Girls Club, Gaston County Boys and Girls Club, Stowe YMCA, and the Teen Wellness Center. The fair Was organized by CaroMont’s Community Wellness Coordinator Holly Powell.
The fair featured a dozen booths set up by divisions of CaroMont Health as well as several Gaston County health and wellness agencies and the Stowe YMCA. Some of the groups represented included CaroMont’s Sports and Rehabilitation, Nutritional Services, Wellness Team, Cancer Services, and more.
The Teen Wellness Center was also represented at the fair. That group is part of the Gaston County Health Dept. and has several locations that can be accessed at www.gastonpublichealth.org.
Display tables the teens perused at the fair featured a variety of information on subjects such as how to make healthy menu selections at restaurants, the dangers of smoking, back health, and inexpensive ways to exercise using elastic bands.
One table gave out sameples of granola mix while the one beside it showed just how big and bulky an extra
ten pounds of fat is in and on the human body. Another table offered teens the chance to try on “drunk goggles” and then attempt to walk a straight line, thus illustrating the dangers of drinking and driving.
On the lighter side, a Zumba exercise leader had teens twirling and dancing up a storm to the beat of some rockin’ music.
CaroMont representative Dallas Paddon said the firm has a policy of, sending Zumba coaches to employee.
stations in-house and elsewhere encouraging folks to leave their cubicles and take an exercise break. “It’s important to get moving during the day,” she said.
Discover You, 420 East Central Ave, Mount Holly, is an interactive health and wellness center, and a great
way to learn more about how to move, eat, and live. Focused on health. promotion and wellness, Discover You offers an experience that is informative, engaging, inspirational and fun for children and adults.
The 5,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility offers 17 highly energizing and interactive health exhibits that will create awareness about the many choices people make daily and how these directly
impact a person’s health and well-being. After experiencing the fun, educational exhibits Discover You
has to offer, visitors will be motivated to reflect on the connection between mind, body and spirit, as well as making lifestyle changes to enhance their health and quality of life.
Call 704-855-8894 or visit www.discover-you.org for more information.