In his workshop, Dr. Rahul Gupta will talk about what women can do through nutrition and exercise to stay healthy and to live longer. The director of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department also will reveal the truth behind several health myths.
Chicago's Gloria Araya will teach how to strengthen the body's core muscles through movement she describes as Middle Eastern-Afro-Caribbean dance.
In another workshop, nurse and author Aila Accad will present techniques to quickly relieve stress and to restore energy.
The day begins with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continues with breakout sessions for the workshops through 4 p.m. Find more information and registration forms online at www.funfitfabulous.com/wv or call toll-free 888-234-4255.
As the luncheon speaker, Vincent will talk about how she was inspired and determined to be the first female to win "The Biggest Loser" competition, which aired in 2008.
When she entered the competition, she was 5-foot-5 and weighed 234 pounds. As a teen she had been a competitive swimmer. But when she stopped swimming, she didn't start any other physical activities. She put on 5 pounds each year for 13 years, she said.
During that time, she said she went on lots of fad diets. "I kept losing the same 30 pounds over and over," she said in a phone conversation earlier this month.
The problem, she said, is that diets aren't realistic. You start them and end them because you can't do them forever.
To develop a healthy lifestyle, she learned to make a lot of little changes and celebrate small victories. "You have to come up with a plan and figure out how to get there," she said.
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