Local health care providers, martial arts and even bellydancing made an appearance at the Santee Health Network's (SHN) first annual health fair on Saturday.
Health professionals from chiropractors to personal trainers, yoga instructors and more were on hand to help Santee get healthier with information, advice, demonstrations and goodies.
Parents and other onlookers cheered demonstrations that were put on by students of the American Fortitude Martial Arts Academy and Expressions Dance and Movement Center (see photos of demos attached to this post).
In the last county survey, residents of Santee had the following:
21.6% higher than county average in heart disease
11.6% higher in strokes
17.2% higher in pulmonary disease
7.8% higher in arthritis
Other Santee Health Statistics:
Poor diet 32%
Physically inactive 28%
Chronic disease 25%
Overweight or obese 63%
Data from the Santee Health Network website