Eric Jerome Dickey at Girlfriends Expo 2013 in the Book Source Lounge!

Girlfriends Expo 2013 is looking to be bigger, better and healthier as it expands its showcases with the launch of its Healthy Lifestyles Village.

Event Director, Kimtara Clarke explained that every year within its themed exhibition, there was always a health and wellness section; however she added that there has been greater interest by women for health-related aspects of life in general.

Mrs Clarke said, “With the new location at The Concorde Experience, we took the opportunity to capitalise on the new space and introduce the Healthy Lifestyle Village where we could emphasis more on all aspects of healthy living from food to testing to tips and exercise and the list goes on and on.”

Mrs Clarke said, “With the new location at The Concorde Experience, we took the opportunity to capitalise on the new space and introduce the Healthy Lifestyle Village where we could emphasis more on all aspects of healthy living from food to testing to tips and exercise and the list goes on and on.”

Within the Healthy Lifestyles Village which will be managed by Bajan Fusion, a local group advocating healthy living especially for women, she outlined that patrons will have the opportunity to take part in zumba, line-dancing, bootcamp. These will all be showcases, where persons can join in at no additional charge.

“You can come out and have a nice workout or you can view what’s happening and sign up for later sessions with the said instructors,” she expressed.

Also on display will be food demonstration that will focus on healthy styles of cooking, with dieticians on board who will be there to coach patron through healthy eating habits.

There will also be a condom party where you will have sex education but with a fun twist. The Village is going to be an all-encompassing aspect of the Expo where health is related,” she added.

Clarke further indicated that the Expo will have a special focus on heart disease; the number one killer of women on the island.

We are working closely with the Barbados Heart and Stroke Foundation to ensure that we have the important message on the impact of the disease spread to our audience. We will also be looking at breast cancer, diabetes, other aspects of health that does predominately affect women as well,” she said.

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