Montgomery Health and Wellness Fair at Eastdale Mall

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By Alabama News Network

There are 30,000 fewer obese people in Montgomery, compared to three years ago, when the city was tied for being most obese in the nation.

This progress is one of the reasons why the city hosted a Health and Wellness Fair for shoppers at the Eastdale mall.

Shoppers received free products, health screenings, and advice on staying fit.

18 healthcare-related businesses set up booths to promote health, wellness, fitness and nutrition... It's all part of the River Region Obesity Task Force's third annual RiverRegionLean.com Health and Nutrition Fair.

The health fair is making a big difference in the community, and raising awareness about adopting healthier lifestyles.

Michael Bridell, the River Region Health and Wellness Czar, said, "We don't have to be couch potatoes. We don't have to eat a whole lot of foods that are bad for us. And it's really, really easy to take some simple positive steps that will yield huge benefits in our health."

Jackson Hospital and Baptist Health also gave free health screenings to attendees, while Taoist Tai Chi and Montgomery Multisport demonstrated different exercises.

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