It’s a body. No, it’s a MegaBody, and it’s the newest adventure for kids at the fifth Annual HMG Health & Fitness Expo. The unique, original inflatable HMG MegaBody Adventure will be placed adjacent to the Kids Zone area during the two-day 2012 Expo this weekend, said Dr. Ben J. Cranfill, Jonesboro urologist who serves on the HMG executive committee and the Expo steering committee.
“We are excited to introduce this one-of-a-kind exhibit to the public at this year’s Expo,” says Cranfill. “This is one of many new additions this year, and kids and adults alike will find it not only fun and entertaining, but also informative and educational.”
The HMG MegaBody Adventure, an inflatable walk-thru human body commissioned exclusively by HMG, allows visitors literally to walk through the human body, viewing internal organs and body parts, while learning about their functions.
Participants walking through the HMG MegaBody (which is 40 feet long and more than 10 feet high) will encounter internal organs, such as the brain, heart, lungs, bones, kidneys, liver, blood, muscles and intestines. At each organ, health information posters teach about how the organ’s function, as well as offer tips on being healthy and staying active.
“The HMG Expo, at its core, is a way for us to teach the public how to get healthier,” Cranfill notes. “That’s why this exhibit is so exciting. The MegaBody lets people of all ages learn more about what goes on in their bodies, so they are more educated about how they can help keep their own bodies healthy.”
The MegaBody Adventure is just one of several new activities at the HMG Health & Fitness Expo this year, including the brand new Dance Dance Revolution and the HMG Kids Rock & Run—a one-mile run/walk challenge that began in late January with local elementary school children. The conclusion of the 13-week, one-mile challenge will be held at the Expo as kids cross the finish line to benefit the new St. Bernards Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Each year the HMG Health & Fitness Expo encourages the public to pursue healthier lifestyles, whether through exercising, eating right or participating in fun activities.
“HMG’s goal is to make Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas a healthier place to live,” Cranfill stresses. “That’s what’s so great about the Expo. It’s a fun way for families to spend two days having fun together and getting healthy — and, as always, it’s free!”
The fifth annual HMG Health & Fitness Expo is open to the public free of charge and will be held on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, at the ASU Convocation Center. Visit hmgexpo.com for more details.