Healthy living making mark on area with Health & Wellness Expo


Healthy living is making its mark on Shreveport-Bossier with an expanding need for fitness and healthy eating.

The second annual Ark-La-Tex Health and Wellness Expo highlights the need for healthy living in Shreveport.

Robert (Super-Mann) Blount founder of Fit for Life says,”It’s about educating people and getting them to understand that being fit for life is not an option. It’s a neccessity.”

Free workout classes and health lectures were held throughout the day. 

With more than  20 vendors, some specializing in essentials oils like Judy Pierce and her husband Bill who believe natural oils are the way to go.

Judy Pierce, A touch of Oils owner said, “a lot of people are wanting to go the health way, which is by the oils and the supplements, because their bodies know how to except them better, than the man made.”

Others specialize in restoring the body, like Chill and Heal with cryotherapy and White Clover Wellness and Research Center with IV vitamin therapy.

“Anybody whose trying to get into an exercise program or is currently exercising hard, it’s going to help their body recover from that exercise faster, if you have patients who have arthritis or bad aches and pain in their joints, then we can help alleviate that pain, that will allow them to exercise and live a healthier lifestyle,” said Larry West, owner of Chill and Heal.
White Clover owner Amy Reeves said, “A lot of people have problems with their gut and being able to absorb their vitamin supplements that they take orally, this way they get all of the vitamins 100 percent into their organs into their cells.” 

David Miller, administrator for Shreveport Eye Specialists talked about the effect of medications and foods on the eyes.

He said, “Every food that you take, vitamins, all that can affect, anywhere from dry eye, to cataracts, diabetics. A lot of time people who are diabetic, can can also get diabetic retinopathy, which affects the back of your eye, and can make you lose your vision.”

The expo showcased the importance of fitness, diet, nutrition, and more.

“Without your health you have very little of nothing, with your health you can obtain everything, so being healthy is about living a full life, a fulfill lifestyle and obtain all your goals and a quality of life,” Blount said. 

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