Knoxville’s Healthy Living Expo is offering free admission to UT employees for tomorrow and Saturday at the Knoxville Convention Center. This is the seventh year for the expo, which is the area’s largest health, fitness and green living event. More than 130 organizations will be represented through more than 250 interactive educational exhibits, demonstrations and presentations.
The two-day expo features something for everyone, including educational sessions, dietary discussions and workout demonstrations focusing on the needs of women, men and seniors. There are four different categories of events: Get Active, Eat Right, Start Walking and Seminars.
Get Active sessions will focus on getting people moving. Representatives from National Fitness Center, the Knox County Health Department, Broadway Academy of Performing Arts and other area resources will guide attendees through exercise demonstrations for those of all experience levels.
Eat Right sessions will cover the essentials for a healthy diet. Professionals from UT Medical Center, Earth Fare, Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm and other organizations will discuss topics including couponing for healthy meals, nutrition for a healthy weight and using organic herbs in your kitchen.
The Start Walking portion of the expo is made up of coordinated walks around the perimeter of the expo space. The highlight of Start Walking is the one-kilometer STAR Walk, benefiting East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Beginning at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Allison Dooley, wife of UT head football coach Derrick Dooley, will lead the walk. Registration for the STAR Walk is $10. Participants may register here.
A total of eight seminars will be offered over the course of the two days. The seminars include coupon workshops, boot camp sessions by NuStep and an lecture on how mold may affect your health.