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East County News Service

March 18, 2016 (Lakeside) - With Lakeside Health Awareness Month at its half way point, some great promotions have been going on to promote health, fitness and wellness to the citizens of Lakeside.

Saturday featured the San Diego County Park and Recreation Department’s 11th annual “It’s How We Live” community and health fair. It was held after the Lakeside Unified School District’s “Run for the Arts.”

The event featured live entertainment, with dance performances throughout the morning and more than 30  organizations at booths promoting fitness, health and community services. It was estimated that between 700-800 people attended, in spite of uncertain weather on Saturday. Park and Recreation Center supervisor Ashley Westbrook stated, “We look forward to hosting this event every year. It allows the community to come together and learn about different health and wellness resources we have to offer.”

With “It’s How We Live” over until next year, there are still 37 local organizations offering free and discounted health, fitness and wellness services to Lakeside residents, through California Health Network’s promotion, “Lakeside Health Awareness Month”. You can click on this link for the complete list:


California Health Network President Steve Lauria observed, “We encourage Lakeside residents to take advantage of any or all of these great offers. It will give them the chance to experience, at a free or affordable cost, the services provided by these organizations.” Free classes, training sessions, wellness services and much more are available.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has recognized March 2016 as “Lakeside Health Awareness Month” with a Proclamation. Lauria concluded, “By working with multiple organizations, we have the chance to increase the public’s awareness of their own health and how to improve or maintain it. We are hopeful that, by continuing to have these city wide promotions, we can make a difference in our communities.”