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Health summit aims to boost personal and professional wellness

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - For some, getting healthy can be a challenge in finding out where to start, but a weekend event hopes to help.

The Tri-State Wellness Summit is a two day event geared towards creating wellness at the work site and in personal life. The summit will have many different speakers. Wellness Consultant Krisna Hanks says there are many different pushes for wellness, but it can be confusing.

"What we hope to do is help individuals and companies just realize the great resources they have in the Tri-State area," Hanks said. "How they can access them. How they are affordable, there are a lot of community resources and also how we can integrate them, work together."

Hanks says she hopes the summit can bring companies and individuals together to create an overall healthier well-being.

The Tri-State Wellness Summit kicks off Friday with a day of improving the health in corporations around the area. The day will focus on health policies and practices.

Hanks says working with companies to help promote wellness in the workplace can benefit employees.

"Looking at the company culture, if our leaders represent healthier and more energetic lifestyles, that will trickle down to our other employees and other assets of the business," Hank said. "It just makes it better."

Hanks says that individuals can work on taking small breaks during the day, like five minutes with the cell phone off, as it can improve their well-being.

The summit starts Friday at the Holiday Inn from 8:30 a.m. until  5:30 p.m. for businesses. If you're interested in going, the fair also runs Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is $75 dollars at the door.

If you can't attend the event but want information, Hanks says to go on their website at http://tristatewellnesssummit.com/ for some information. She says if someone wants more information or can't find an answer there, you can contact her here at krisna.hanks@gmail.com.  She will get you answers.
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