Weekly health and fitness agenda: ICMCM 2010

This week the second annual International Conference & Exhibition of Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM 2010) opens on August 12 in Hong Kong.

ICMCM 2010
August 12-16
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China

The second annual International Conference & Exhibition of Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM 2010) is open to the trade August 12-14 and the public August 14-16 to check out and purchase Chinese medicine and international health products. The professional section is devoted to "Research & Application" and will address latest developments, quality control, sustainable development, and digitization of Chinese medicine. The event is free and requires pre-registration.  ICMCM is colocated with the HKTDC Food Expo and the Hong Kong International Tea Fair.

World Humanitarian Day

August 19

The first World Humanitarian Day was celebrated in 2009 and is a day to honor aid workers, shed light on populations that need humanitarian aid and find ways to give back to your community or international humanitarian aid organizations.

HoopBody launches
August 20

American actress Marisa Tomei is launching her HoopBody fit kit ($39.98/€32.60), a weighted 40-inch hoop with three workouts on a 90-minute DVD, produced with the green healthy lifestyle brand Gaiam on August 20.

Zumba Instructor Convention
August 26-29
Orlando, Florida, USA

Zumba, a global fitness craze that combines a variety of dance and cardio elements, is holding its biggest members-only party to help fitness professionals share new Zumba techniques (Aqua Zumba, Zumba Toning and Zumbatomic) , fashion, foods and music. The four-day festival is described as a "Zumba playground" with over 3500 Zumba network professionals in attendance.

Daffodil Day
August 27
Australia, Canada

A day, created by the Canadian Cancer Society nearly 30 years ago, to honor those who have been touched by cancer. On August 27, the profits from fresh daffodils purchased at select locations will be used to support cancer patients, research and education. To get involved or donate: http://www.daffodilday.com.au

African Traditional Medicine Day
August 31

Many common medicines are derived from traditional therapies and on August 31, during the 9th annual African Traditional Medicine Day instituted by the World Health Organization (WHO), health professionals will come together to further the research and development, advocacy and safety of traditional medicines.