A PARTNERSHIP FOR HEALTHY LIVING
In the the spirit of cooperation and healthy living, St. Bernards,
Gearhead Outfitters, and Arkansas State University have leveraged
resources and partnered on major health and wellness events
each of them offer throughout the year, creating the “Get in Gear” Fitness Series.
All events are co-sponsored by St. Bernards Healthcare, Gearhead Outfitters, and Arkansas State University.
GOALS FOR GET IN GEAR
Educate participants on healthy living | Encourage physical activity on all levels
Raise money for non-profit organizations that also promote healthy living | Improve the health in Northeast Arkansas & Southern Missouri.
Because our region has significantly high levels of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, the focus will be to significantly change the population health outcomes for these three life threatening diseases through healthy living, education and increased participation.
EDUCATION & HEALTH SCREENING
Several events will have multiple components, including an educational/informational piece to increase participants’ knowledge of the importance of healthy eating, daily exercise and preventative healthcare.
In addition, some events will offer opportunities for free screening of key health metrics, i.e., weight, body fat composition, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and more.