Top 9 Reasons to Attend a 9Health Fair this Spring

reasons to be healthy#9 It’s convenient 
With 104 fairs running across the state of Colorado, odds are good there is a fair in your community. Plus, we have fairs on weekdays and weekends – choose a fair that works best for your schedule!8. Your community banded together to provide this service for you – That’s right. Each 9Health Fair location is run by volunteers who want to help their community be healthy. The same medical professionals you may see in the doctors’ offices are volunteering their time!

#8 Your community banded together to provide this service for you
That’s right. Each 9Health Fair location is run by volunteers who want to help their community be healthy. The same medical professionals you may see in the doctors’ offices are volunteering their time!

“The skills I have learned from my involvement in 9Health Fair, not only as a volunteer but as an employee, are almost too numerous to count. Computer skills, good customer service when answering the phone at the office or when someone comes in the front door, helping my co-workers whenever I can.  Being organized and prepared to lead meetings for volunteers.  Training volunteers to offer a well-run fair…“-Edith Thompson, 9Health Fair volunteer and employee

#7 Be a role model for your family
Make an impact on your children. The best way to teach them to own their health is by showing them how you own yours. Many of our health fairs offer children’s screenings. Take your kids and make a point of getting the same screenings they get (all children’s screenings are free!).

#6 This is your chance to ask as many questions as you want 
If you ever feel rushed when you’re at the doctor, know that you will not be rushed at a 9Health Fair. This is your chance to speak with local medical professionals and have any questions you might have answered. For instance, you can speak with a pharmacist about supplements to see if one you’re thinking about taking might have an adverse reaction with your current medications. Whatever is top of mind in regards to your health, have that discussion and leave feeling empowered to be the healthiest you that you can be.

#5 Learn more about you 
When you attend a 9Health Fair, you can speak to any of our Registration Educators. Whether you think you’re already healthy or just unsure of what tests might be right for you, this person can help you get to know you! They’ll ask you several questions about your family history and current health habits. This will help you identify which aspects of your health you should be keeping an eye on.

“I like to participate in 9Health Fair because I feel like I learn something new every time. Whether it’s tips on healthy eating or information on analyzing blood test results, I appreciate having so much information provided all in one place. I never realized how important the blood screening was, prior to hearing about it at 9Health Fair. It’s helped me make some adjustments to daily habits, to try to be as healthy as possible.” –TaRhonda Thomas, 9News Anchor/Reporter and 9Health Fair Participant

#4 Free Vitamin B12 Screening
That’s right! This test is free with the purchase of any other screening this year. Recent studies indicate there might even be a link between low B12 levels and Alzheimer’s.

#3 It saves you money 
Not only are our screenings more affordable than what you’ll pay at your healthcare provider’s office, but staying on top of your health saves you money on healthcare costs in the long run. After all, chronic disease is largely preventable. For instance, if you see that your cholesterol numbers are starting to rise, you can start being more conscious of your food choices and make changes to try to get that under control before it becomes a serious problem. And that will save you lots of money, and lots of time, in the future.

#2 Our blood chemistry screening is more comprehensive than what you receive with your insurance plan 
Our blood chemistry screens for 28 different baseline levels such as cholesterol, thyroid, and glucose, just to name a few. And as we get older, it’s more and more important to have your levels checked out. Oftentimes, what we think is a symptom of aging is actually a symptom of more serious problem.

#1 You deserve it
We believe in you! We know you deserve to have a long, happy and healthy life. Whether you attend 9Health Fair this season or not, ask yourself WHY. Why do you want to be healthy? What’s your motivation?

“…being healthy is essential for me because for the past 8 years I have been the full-time caregiver to my now 101-year old mother. It is a job that requires strength and stamina, a good mind and healthy body…” -Ellie Gaccetta, 9Health Fair Participant

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