Next month, DietsInReview.com is going on a road trip to Upstate New York to help get the women and families of that community on the right track for health. We’ll be attending the one-day Women’s Health and Fitness Expo on May 19, 2012. More than 8,000 people will turn out to spend a day learning about nutrition, fitness, disease prevention, and to receive health screenings and even spa treatments.
Our resident dietitian, Mary Hartley, RD, will be presenting one of the keynotes, discussing the practice of intuitive eating. It’s something she employs in her own life, and after decades of working as a clinical dietitian, something she knows works for living a healthy, balanced life.
Throughout the day, Expo attendees can visit the DietsInReview.com booth to meet Mary and have a one-on-one nutrition Q&A with her, as well as determine your caloric needs for weight loss or maintenance. As well, our editor Brandi Koskie will be on hand to make sure you leave with some great DIR goodies!
We won’t be in the booth alone, though. Bernie Salazar, Biggest Loser season 5 at-home winner and our very first Biggest Loser correspondent, will be on hand to introduce everyone to his children’s fitness book, Monstercize. Health editor Liz Neporent will be available to sign books, and fitness expert Jessica Smith will be signing DVDs.
The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo was created in 2000, and since then has become a must-attend event for the New York Tri-State area, especially for those who have made their health and wellness a priority. The event’s founder, Debra Karnasiewicz, MD, MPH, told us the Expo draws women and families from the Tri-State area, including Vermont, Massachusetts, and the Lower Hudson Valley.
“The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo educates women about how to make themselves and their families healthier. The Expo is successful because it understands what women want: a day just for them – to learn, to discover and experiment,” says Karnasiewicz. “More importantly, it’s an opportunity for women to experience many different ways to change their lives for the better by bringing medical professionals together with workshops, vendors and demonstrations targeting health and wellness.” The Expo facilitates what experts have long endorsed, that women are the gatekeepers for the overall health of families and our communities.
We hope if you live in the Tri-State area you’ll commit to a Saturday for your health and for your family’s health. At more than 100 booths, you can find:
Education – Lectures, workshops, handouts, contact with medical professionals. Some of the notable presenters include Marie Pasinski, MD, Malissa Wood, MD, Jessica Smith, Bernie Salazar, Diane Carbonell, and our Mary Hartley, RD.
Screenings – More than 30 free-of-charge screenings for heart disease, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, depression and more.
Interactive Teaching – Numerous professionals offer seminars and workshops and answer questions throughout the day.
The-Doctor-Is-In booth – Offers one-on-one consultations with health care providers in a variety of specialties.
Demonstrations – Numerous fitness and cooking demos offer women a way to learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Attendees will leave having enjoyed a health-focused “girl’s day out,” and take home a better and applicable understanding of healthy eating, disease prevention, fitness, and self acceptance.
“I recognized the need to bring together experts in the fields of health, nutrition, and fitness,” Karnasiewicz told us. “This event offers a balance of education, entertainment and enjoyment tailored for the lives of busy women.”
We look forward to meeting you on May 19 at the Women’s Health and Fitness Expo in Kingston, NY. Be sure to catch Mary Hartley’s presentation on intuitive eating, stop by our booth, and put much of what you learn to action when you go home.
April 16th, 2012