Health and Lifestyle Expo this weekend

By Chris Parenteau, General assignment reporter, cparenteau@wjxt.com
Published On: Jan 24 2014 05:25:46 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 25 2014 02:49:55 PM EST

VIDEO: A health and lifestyle will be held at the Avenues Mall Saturday and Sunday, dozens of venders will inform and offer assessments for free.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

It's a weekend opportunity to focus on your health and well-being.

Channel 4 is proud to sponsor the 2014 First Coast Health and Lifestyle Expo at the Avenues Mall.

You will have an opportunity to meet with a variety of health experts who will share with you ways to improve your quality of life.

Dozens of vendors will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday in areas from skin care to physical wellness to even ways to be more organized to help your mental wellness. The expo will have something for everyone.

Last year, thousands of people packed the Avenues Mall, receiving valuable tips to help their quality of life. This year will be no different.

Just a couple of the highlights you can expect: a local gym offering healthy, fresh food options as part of your membership fees.

"We want to help people be able to focus on what they want to accomplish," said Sumant Lamba, of First Coast Cardiovascular Inc. "We want to know what is your goal, then how can we help you not only reach that goal, but achieve it."

There will also be quick tests to check if you may be on the road to heart disease, and how to prevent it if you are.

Also, it may be the winter now, but summer is right around the corner and many of you will be back out in the sun. A dermatologist will be on hand doing skin cancer screenings and offering advice for living healthy in the hot sun.

The health expo runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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