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HEAL: Health Expo for African American Living on Oct. 14


October 2, 2012

State Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, and City Councilman Daniel Lavelle are inviting residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to HEAL: Health Expo for African American Living, which will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Thelma Lovette YMCA, 2114 Centre Ave.

"I am concerned about the high rates of health problems in many local communities, including among African Americans, and I want to help individuals to take action now to improve their health," Rep. Wheatley said.

"Please note this is a rain or shine event. Also, I urge everyone to wear fitness attire and/or bring swim trunks because there will be interactive exhibits in the pool and gym all day," Mr. Wheatley added.

The expo will feature health screenings, exhibit booths, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness competitions, free giveaways, and instructional exercise classes. This event is open to all in the greater Pittsburgh region with the purpose of teaching attendees how to live a healthier lifestyle and steps that can be taken to achieve healthier living.

Children's activities will include a bouncy house, relay races, fitness competitions, Venture Outdoors kayaking (in the pool) and bike bowling. Adult/family activities will include stress management, water aerobics, water safety, equipment orientations, fitness competitions, cycling, bosu, yoga, Zumba and line dancing.

Healthy cooking demonstrations will be provided by Ujamma Collective, Whole Foods and Head Chef Brian Pekarcik of local restaurants Spoon and BRGR.

Door prizes and giveaways will include: pedometers, medals for competitions, water bottles, a GNC gift basket, gift certificates to local eateries, yoga mats, health book basket, free swim lessons and a three-month YMCA membership.

For more information, contact Rep. Wheatley's office at 412-471-7760.


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