Columbia’s First Winter Wellness Expo Targets Mental Health


Winter Well-being Expo in Columbia

As the chill of winter approaches, the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health in the city of Columbia held a winter well-being expo. Taking place on a Saturday at the MU Family Impact Center from 9 a.m. to noon, this community wellness event was geared towards promoting mental health.

Free Event with Numerous Vendors

Open to the public and free of charge, the event saw a variety of vendors participate, offering hands-on activities and giveaways related to mental well-being. Aimed at highlighting the resources Columbia has to offer for mental health, the expo was a unique opportunity for residents to learn more and engage with the community.

Importance of Practicing Well-being Year-round

Candace Rodman, a chair member of the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health, spoke about the significance of the event and the necessity of maintaining well-being throughout the year. She pointed out that although Columbia is a hub for physical activities, especially outdoors, the colder, darker winter months can sometimes lead to a dip in mental health due to seasonal depression.

The Inaugural Winter Well-being Expo

This is the first winter well-being expo hosted by the Council, which is always on the lookout for new vendors and volunteers. If you’re interested in getting involved, you can do so by visiting their webpage.

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