Healthy choices start with you

BY MARISSA CUDDY

The spring annual Healthy Choices Wellness Show in Cambridge is back this year on April 22 and 23.
The show features about 40 vendors including Hybrid Hair and Detox Salon, Visalus Pilates Challenge and Physiotherapy and Health Cambridge.

Lee Pryke is the founder of the Healthy Choices Wellness Show and her company, I Am I Can Self Enrichment Centre, is one of the sponsors. Last year the event wasn’t held, but Pryke decided to bring it back this year.

“Some vendors will have things to buy and samples such as protein shakes, weight loss pills and many physiotherapy options,” she said.“There is something there for everybody. You can gather information to get healthy and stay healthy,” Pryke said.

There will be Himalayan healing stones for pets. There will also be other salt products made from Himalayan salts, booths with essential oils and how they heal the mind, body and soul, and Hybrid Hair and Detox Salon will feature their green hydroponic products.

An author of a children’s book will be there teaching the children about meditation.

“People should come to have fun because that is such an important part of our life to be healthy,” Pryke said. “We don’t make enough time for fun and ourselves.”

Pryke said on the Friday night they will have a dancing class for one hour and on Saturday they will have hula hooping, pole dancing and pilates to try out. There are also low-impact activities that people can join in and have fun.

“I think anything that brings attention to well-being and taking care of ourselves should be applauded,” said Drew Harvey, the associate chair of health and fitness promotion at Conestoga College. “Anything that will improve those good intentions to actively take action is important.”

The Healthy Choices Wellness Show will be held at the Cambridge Holiday Inn from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $8 for one day or $10 for both days. All ticket sales are being donated to the Because I Am A Girl campaign.

For more information go to www.healthy-choices.ca/.

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