Prevention HealthStyle Festival Mother's Day Weekend, May 9, 2009
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Norfolk Botanical Garden 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sentara Has Major Presence at May HealthStyle Festival

Healthy living is the focus of Prevention magazine’s first East Coast location of Prevention’s HealthStyle Festival on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 9, 2009, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Norfolk Botanical Garden. The event focuses on health and prevention and includes the Garden’s annual plant sale, cooking and exercise demonstrations, speakers, massage, beauty consultation, health screenings, national vendors, children’s activities, and entertainment. Additionally, the festival will offer participants a chance to win a range of exciting prizes, including books, DVDs and Prevention healthy lifestyle products.

Sentara’s health plan, Optima Health, is the event’s health sponsor and will conduct a wide-range of health screenings to include Total Cholesterol and HDL, Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Bone Density, as well as Physical Activity Assessments. Nutrition counseling will be provided in addition to educational exhibits on Smoking Cessation, Eating for Life, Healthy Heart, Cancer Education, EAP Stress Management and information on our health plan offerings.

Prevention’s nationally recognized experts will be on hand, including Editor-in-Chief, Liz Vaccariello, a sought-after media spokesperson, regularly appearing on daytime television shows. America’s favorite fitness guru, Chris Freytag will help participants get fit with yoga, stretching sessions and fitness advice. As one of the nation’s most respected fitness experts, Freytag is known by millions for her numerous television and personal appearances, popular exercise videos, as well as her books.

The Garden is located at 6700 Azalea Garden Road adjacent to the Norfolk Airport. Members, as well as children under three years of age receive free admission. Non-members pay $10 per vehicle with no individual admission fee. For more information on the event, please visit us on the web at, or

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