This year’s Wellness Week Festival will feature an unprecedented variety of activities and freebies, from salad- and smoothie-making to free chair massages and acupuncture treatments, all designed to help you learn about and experience new ways to improve your well-being. Presented by The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association, Wellness Week opens with a January 25 Festival at the Encinitas Library, and includes many other events and special offers through February 1.
The Festival, which runs from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, January 25, will have dozens of exhibitor booths and activities, both inside and outside the library, plus a wide range scheduled presentations and demonstrations.
Free health screenings are an important part of this year’s festival. The lead sponsor, Tri-City Medical Center, will offer body fat testing and a “test your mood” depression screening. Scripps Health will provide free blood pressure screenings, and North County Health Services will conduct children’s hearing and vision screenings. Others will offer stress exams and sleep apnea screenings.
Participants will also have the chance to get active and try a boxing workout, experience a Whole Body Vibration machine, and take a spin on the RealRyder tilting bike.
Inside the library, participants can enjoy cooking and yoga demos, and attend presentations on topics as varied as juicing, veterinary acupuncture and surf fitness.
On the library patio, kids will enjoy fun activities like “Healthy Snacks Bingo,” “Grade your Grub” and “Compost Campus,” thanks to Healthy Day Partners.
Healthy appetites will also be satisfied. In addition to free food and drink samples, including a chance to make your own smoothie on the Whole Foods smoothie bike, the festival will host a variety of healthy food vendors.
Visit the Encinitas 101 website for the full schedule of events and list of special offers: www.encinitas101.com.
–Encinitas 101 press release