Sunday March 10, 2013
Ready for a healthy blast
The Star Health Fair 2013 offers more of everything to the public.
LAST year’s inaugural Star Health Fair was a resounding success, with more than 25,000 visitors thronging the booths, attending health talks and participating in the many activities on offer.
This year’s fair offers more of everything to the public.
There will be many expert talks and demonstrations at the event, all aiming towards getting Malaysians fitter, healthier, and less exposed to the risks of modern living.
Besides setting up exhibition booths, some of the exhibitors will also be bringing in expert speakers to share their knowledge with the general public on issues relevant to modern health.
For eample, you can participate in the “Live Great Day” experience by visiting Great Eastern’s booths. You will undergo five simulated scenarios of a possible daily routine. Register and get yourself a passbook at the registration counter to earn freebies. Stamps will be given as you go through checkpoints and you can redeem a goodie bag at the end of your “Live Great Day” experience.
After going through the “Live Great Day” experience, you can also enjoy exclusive privileges from Great Eastern’s key partners at the “Live Great Mall”. They offer free health checks, food sampling, promotional offers and more.
Other than that, you can also sign up for Live Great Run, one of the major events in the Live Great Programme. This programme has a holistic health and wellness approach, which aims to help Malaysians live healthier, better and longer. The programme comprises expert advice, simple health tips, support, articles, apps, rewards, workshops and events, and more.
Similar to last year, The Star Health Fair 2013 takes a holistic approach to providing appropriate health-related information involving the different stages in life: the early, middle and golden years.
So, the early years will be appropriate for young adults, parents-to-be, and parents with infants and young children. The aim is to help create awareness on infant and childcare so that the experience will not be too “traumatic”.
There will also be activities that encourage younger adults to look after their health, such as healthy and balanced meals for a healthier life, looking after the body, and even family health and planning.
The middle years explore issues that are becoming more prevalent in modern society. So be prepared for tips on how to eat healthy and stay in shape, or how to get back into shape. There will also be a deluge of information on the modern scourges of society, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and so on.
The golden years will look at ageing issues, and how we can cope and prepare better for such eventualities.
Experts from various fields of health will be sharing their knowledge with the public in the event, including holistic health, eye experts, bone experts, heart experts, the list goes on.
The fair will also feature many talks and forums on a range of topics, which will include tips and advice on how to stay healthy, managing your health and lifestyle changes as you age, eating well as you get older, physical activity for older adults, handling your medications, sexuality in later life, and so on.
So be prepared for a fun, educational time at The Star Health Fair 2013!
> This year’s theme “Let’s Live Great!” is to aspire Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle by being physically and mentally fit. The Star Health Fair 2013 is organised by The Star, with Great Eastern Life as the event partner. It will be held in Halls 1 to 3 of the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre from April 12 to 14. It is open from 10am to 7pm and admission is free. For enquiries, or to participate, call 03-79671388 (ext 1243/1529) or visit www.facebook.com/thestarhealthfair.