Health fair marks 10th anniversary

Health & You fair in 2006, which was billed as the year's biggest health event.
PHOTO: Health fair marks 10th anniversary

SINGAPORE - Health & You, an annual exhibition held by Mind Your Body and Lianhe Zaobao Lohas, is back - and bigger.

This year's edition, which marks the event's 10th anniversary, will feature new retail segments and activities catering to all ages.

Parents can check out dental products, toiletries and ergonomical furniture for their kids.

Those keen to learn more about medical conditions can attend talks by doctors and other experts. Visitors can scour for bargains on supplements, healthy beverages and organic skincare products.

For the first time, the exhibition will feature a segment dedicated to sports and fitness.

Exercise enthusiasts can look forward to discounted sports attire, training equipment and accessories.

There will also be a "mini stadium" where trainers carry out workout demonstrations, such as body combat and body balance.

The event will be held on Aug 16 and 17 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre with the theme, School of Health. Admission is free.

The exhibition draws about 100,000 visitors every year.

A survey of 1,215 visitors last year revealed that the top draw was the special offers up for grabs.

Many also said they attended the event to learn about the latest health products and to try new health food and equipment.

Half of those surveyed said they spent more than one hour at the exhibition, and six in 10 went with family members or friends.

One of this year's exhibitors is Mount Alvernia Hospital, whose experts will be sharing information on the latest health trends, treatment options and health tips.

The hospital's director of corporate development, Mr Goh Hock Soon, said: "We hope to help the public make informed choices to live better and to stay healthy."

Interested exhibitors can call 6319-1904 or 6319-2232 for more information on packages available.

This article was first published on June 26, 2014. Get a copy of Mind Your Body, The Straits Times or go to straitstimes.com for more stories.