Knoxville, TN... If your New Year's resolution is to get fit in 2016, then you should attend The Healthy Living Expo (HLE) at the Knoxville Convention Center on Friday, January, 22 at 9 am-3 pm and Saturday, January 23 at 9 am-4pm. The event focuses on fitness, nutrition, health and living green. Over 100 exhibitors will offer educational displays, cooking demonstrations, informative speakers and fun entertainment.
To kick off the event on Friday morning, Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Sam Venable and WBIR's Heartland Series Host Bill Landry will be the headline speakers on the Main Stage and will be signing their new books. Friday is also Senior Day which is sponsored by Senior Home Assistance and all seniors 55 years or older will have FREE ADMISSION. The Freedom Quartet, nationally renowned Gospel singers, will be the featured entertainment at 12:15 PM.
At the Eat Right Stage visitors will learn how healthy eating fuels the mind and body. Learn how to eat healthy at home or while dining out and sample food from various vendors. There will be cooking demonstrations by WVLT- TV8's Chef Walter Lambert and other local chefs.
Various health screenings including: blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, body mass index, sleep assessment, and skin toxin analysis will be available for FREE or at a REDUCED cost. The Allergy, Asthma, and Sinus Center will have information about their new walk in clinic, Allernow. Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center (KCBC) will be doing mobile mammogram screenings.
Attend the CPR CHOICE Hands-Only CPR class on Friday or Saturday at 2 PM where you can learn life saving CPR skills. This course will be offered at no charge. All participants will receive a certification of completion. For more info visit CPRChoice.com or call 865-548-1500.
The Collection of Unwanted Medications conducted by the Knoxville Police Department, UT Academy of Student Pharmacists, Knox County and City of Knoxville Solid Waste Offices and the Knox County Health Department will offer a ticket into the expo in exchange for your old medications. These medications will be safely destroyed.
Staying active is important for a healthy lifestyle. On the Get Active Stage there will be a variety of demonstrations such as martial arts, dance and fitness activities.
The Chiropractic Care Pavilion will feature three esteemed chiropractic physicians: Dr. John Edwards, Dr. Michael Sulack, and Dr. Scott Courtley.
The Healthy Living Expo hours are Friday, January 22 - 9:00 am-3:00 pm and Saturday, January, 23 - 9:00 am-4:00 pm at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets are $10 at the door, but tickets can be printed from the website at no cost. For more information visit www.TheHealthyLivingExpo.com.
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