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Be Inspired to Live Healthier at the Guts and Glory Digestive and Wellness Annual Expo

Aug 27, 2017 06:39PM

My Gut Instinct, Inc. will present the Guts and Glory Digestive and Wellness Expo 2017, to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 7, at First Energy Stadium, in Reading. The event focuses on wellness education, nutritional awareness and health consciousness. 


The fourth annual, free and interactive event for all ages, is handicapped accessible, and will feature expert lectures on nutrition, fitness and healthy living, a Kids Zone with a zipline, an inflatable obstacle course and other fun activities, free health screenings, a wellness tent with holistic experts and massage stations, live yoga and fitness presentations, healthy cooking demonstrations, a community garden, farmers market, informational booths and healthy food for purchase. The rhythmic high energy music of Latin percussionistHector Rosado y Su Orquesta Hache, and live salsa dancing with performers from the Wanda Holdren Dance Academy, will inspire the community to get up and dance. 


The event is designed to educate the health curious, elevate the understanding of the health conscious and raise community awareness of the importance of digestive health and overall wellness through the free exchange of information and resources. The steering committee of My Gut Instinct aims to provide people with health knowledge and empower them to take action to live healthier lives and become beautiful from the inside, out, because they believe beauty starts on the inside. Their goal is also to show the community that eating and living healthy is not only easy to do, but it can also be fun and delicious too. 


We invite the community to join us for an exciting journey of wellness education, nutritional awareness, and health consciousness for a healthy, balanced life,” enthuses Dr. Aparna Mele, founder and president. Working together with the Penn State Health St. Joseph leadership––the expos title sponsor––has allowed our steering committee to bring awareness about preventative care to the forefront for the community,” explains Mele. And, we are also grateful to work with Digestive Disease Associates, LTD., our venue sponsor, in order to provide key educational experiences that elevate our communitys knowledge of wellness. 


Numerous community sponsors and volunteers make the event possible. Event-day volunteers and participant registration for sponsors, nonprofits and food vendors is open. Explanations of sponsorship types and applications can be found on the website. 


My Gut Instinct promotes preventative health care and holistic wellbeing. The organization aims to increase awareness of preventable diseases that impact community health. The team focus is on preventing these avoidable diseases through motivating the community to make healthy choices, promoting cancer screenings, and raising awareness for various health concerns. 


Rain date: October 8. Location: 1900 Centre Ave., Reading. Parking is available at Carpenter Technology, across from FirstEnergy Stadium. For more information, visit 

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