December 7, 2010 by USA Post 

Wbir, The seventh edition of the Healthy Living Expo will be presented by WBIR TV, 9 am to 3 pm Friday, Jan. 21, and 9:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The largest area of Health and Fitness Expo features an array of nutritional information, health checks and fitness activities for the East Tennessee of all ages.

Seniors are honored on opening day with local celebrities talk about the main stage, local dignitaries to welcome visitors and entertainment presented by the Gospel Praise 96.3 FM. This year, “Senior Day is sponsored by NuStep, the manufacturer of the Cross-Trainer T5 set, featured on the popular TV show The Biggest Loser.

Seniors (55 +) and their caregivers or families can enter for free on the main day of Friday, January 21. Tickets will be available to senior centers and senior programs on request. Tickets are available in printed form or electronically and available for seniors and their caregivers or families.

Knoxville Community Action Committee (CAC) offers free transportation to the Expo on Friday, January 21 from area senior centers for groups upon request. Interested parties can contact their local principal for more information.

Karen Ray, co-founder of the Healthy Living Expo, has a passion for the health of people in East Tennessee. “What motivates me to make the Expo,” shares Ray, “is learning from people who participated in health checks where early detection has saved lives, or to hear how exhibition inspired someone to quit smoking or lose weight. Each year the Expo changes people’s lives and I feel privileged to be part of that. ”

Although health has a serious side, the Expo strives to create a fun side. Each day is filled with entertaining, informative speakers, and exciting demonstrations. Ray says, “I want visitors to the Healthy Living Expo to teach healthy living can be fun.” shall be provided for walks, cooking demonstrations with sampling and a large stage with dancing, the exercise and health information, all with prize drawings after each event. “You can even play bingo at the expo if you want,” said Ray.

The elderly will find ideas for exercise, food sampling, free health checks and abundance of information from over 100 exhibitors at the Expo. For more information on the Healthy Living Expo, (865) 851-8141 or visit:

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