Health and fitness agenda: Vitafoods Asia in Hong Kong
Friday 02 September 2011
Coming up, Hong Kong's Vitafoods Asia flaunts innovative neutraceutricals, while World Suicide Prevention Day promotes awareness and offers ways to help save a life.
13th Vitafoods Asia
Between the New Products Zone which showcases the latest and most innovative products on the market, a VitaTrends section that provides insight into the latest trends in nutrition, and a networking session, Vitafoods Asia is considered the trade event of the year in Asia for nutraceutical professionals to hobnob.
World Suicide Prevention Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a co-sponsor of the event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. WHO estimates "3,000 people commit suicide daily," equaling "one death every 40 seconds" worldwide. Prevention is key as "for every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives." Visit the website to download a suicide prevention toolkit and find out more on how to get involved.
16th Yoga Journal Conference: Colorado
Estes Park, Colorado, US
In one of the premiere yoga events in the world, yoga publication Yoga Journal will offer more than 100 classes taught by more than 35 master and celebrity yoga teachers, including Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, David Swenson, and Bo Forbes, in the Colorado Rockies for seven days. The conference also takes place in San Francisco, New York, and Wisconsin, with each drawing crowds of around four thousand. A full seven-day pass is $1,285 after that. A weekend pass costs $535; a day pass costs $295.
26th BioFach America
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Europe’s massive BioFach heads to the US this September, expected to draw in 20,000 visitors and thousands of organic products, in addition to natural personal care products. The event also has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore.
26th Natural Products Expo East
Baltimore, Maryland, US
Now in its 26th year, the Natural Products Expo East moves from Boston to Baltimore with an expected crowd of some 20,000 and 1,300 exhibits showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. The event dovetails with BioFach America.
International Walk to School Month
In a mission to combat childhood obesity, reduce carbon emissions, and raise awareness of the importance of creating cities that are friendly to walkers, International Walk to School Month suggests kids lace up their trainers and head to school on foot. To find out about how to get involved or to start or join a walking school bus - an organized group of kids walking together with an adult supervisor - visit http://www.iwalktoschool.org.
In acknowledgement of the day (October 2, 1996) when celebrity athlete and cancer survivor/advocate Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer. Armstrong asks the world to come together to support the "28 million people living with cancer" and "renew our fight for a world without cancer - one community, one event and one conversation at a time." Stay tuned to the website to find out what events are happening in your area: http://www.livestrong.org.
6th Inner IDEA
La Jolla, California
Inner IDEA celebrates its sixth annual event centered on mind, body and spirit wellness. The international professional event is designed for health and fitness professionals with sessions based on integrative health and wellness, including 100+ interactive sessions on Pilates, yoga, Nia, gyrokinesis, integrated movement, meditation, nutrition, and the wellness marketplace. Yoga teacher Rodney Yee and Pilates pioneer Lolita San Miguel will be on hand to teach and share their experiences. Inner IDEA is designed to be an intimate educational event, especially compared to IDEA World Fitness Convention in LA, and participation is limited to 550 attendees.
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