How can you fit healthy habits into your busy lifestyle? What are the top trends in wellness? Where will medical technology take Alaska in 2020?

Alaskans will find the answers to these and many more health and wellness questions at HealthU, a free event presented by Alaska Regional Hospital in conjunction with the Anchorage Daily News.

For too many of us, life is so busy that it’s hard to make time for our health. At the one-day event, you can pick up all the facts and information you need to keep on top of your and your family’s health. School has started - has your child received their flu shot this year? With proof of insurance, they can be covered at HealthU. Do they struggle to read the board in class, but finding the time to even schedule the appointment is all but impossible? Eye screenings will be available for those needing to check up on their vision. Those little things that you’ve been meaning to do, but have been too busy to schedule - body imaging for injuries you may have, BMI testing, nutritional consulting and blood pressure tests - will all be represented and more.

Health isn’t just about seeing doctors and technicians, it’s also about keeping active. The whole family will enjoy a wide array of activities and games, including a cycling class for adults and a strider bike course for young kids; yoga instruction for both adults and children; inflatable boxing; a rock wall to scale; soccer, flag football, gymnastics, karate and baseball to introduce your kids to the wide world of sports; or even a Ninja Warrior course for those looking to test themselves.

Food trucks will be on-hand, ready to help replenish and refuel after a fun workout. Information and education on how to keep yourself and your family in good health will be plentiful from medical practitioners and nonprofits doing their part to keep the community healthy. Take a moment and rest your muscles with a chair massage, and learn how to make time for your mental health. Favorite Alaska retailers will be eager to outfit you in the latest workout wear and tech. And for those looking to give back, the LifeMobile provides a quick and easy way to support fellow Alaskans by taking a moment to be a blood donor.

If you want to improve your health, get your kids involved in sports learn about what’s on the horizon in the medical field or discover ways to make your community healthier, HealthU is the perfect place to find everything you want to know, without needing to schedule appointments and drive all over town.

HealthU will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Dome, 6501 Changepoint Drive in Anchorage. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at or visit our Facebook page.

This article was produced by the event services department of Anchorage Daily News, Peak 2 Peak.