Cancer survivor wants you to LoveU2Live with health & wellness event
Michelle Hart is an eight-year breast cancer survivor who has a first-hand understanding that implementing wellness practices into one's daily routine is just as vital as early detection.
She aims to share this knowledge by hosting her first health and wellness event. LoveU2Live: An Interactive Day of Health and Wellness will be held this Saturday from 12PM to 5PM at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. The event will be centred and themed around six pillars: rest, nurture, nourish, grow, know, and move.
The event will be co-hosted by Tobias Ottley of 'D Body Architect, who will offer fitness training for individual and group sessions via a mobile unit.
Feature speakers include Dr. Safeeya Mohammed, Lymphedema Specialist and US Board Certified Massage Therapist Karie-Ann de Gannes; ActionCOACH and Speaker Indira Couch; DPP (Diabetes Prevention) Lifestyle Coach Anica Sanoir, among others.
The day will include topics and activities including “Human Sexuality after Diagnosis and Treatment of Illness”; Mindfulness including Yoga, Meditation, Acupuncture, and other integrative health modalities to address aspects of healing that conventional medicine may overlook; nutrition and meal planning, exercise in spite of limitations due to surgery or ailments and the importance of massages to overall health and wellness.
Although it's being held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hart says that it isn't limited to only cancer survivors. The programme targets men and women who want to live a healthier lifestyle and will include awareness of other non-communicable lifestyle diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, etc.
She also explained that the event is meant to be highly interactive, allowing guests to engage with feature speakers, something Hart says sets her event apart and should make more of an impact. "You can get information from online, but its great to have someone who has first-hand experience," she said.
Information booths will be also be specifically tailored to guests’ needs. "We want to beyond just simply giving out pamphlets and call cards and ask people to call us back later," she added.
"What we want to do with LoveU2Live is push the mindset of you have to love and take care of yourself before you can give to others.
"I want guests to know that they’re coming to meet with a circle and tribe that can take them to another level, people who can help them set and meet their goals for a healthier lifestyle," said Hart.
"Most people usually set their fitness goals between December and January for the new year to lose weight or eat healthier and they don’t realize that it’s an everyday struggle, whether you have diabetes, lupus, high blood pressure, what have you. So this is meant to be a stop-gap in October to say 'hey, where do I go from here, how do I get started?' There is a lot of help out there, this event just brings everything and everyone together in one place at one time."
Tickets are on sale for $350 on Island eTickets, at Wrap Works on Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain, or you can call 689-0182.
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