Slam dunk health, wellbeing
TWO Cairns Tiapans players will add a little star quality to next week’s Health and Wellbeing Expo in Port Douglas.
But expo organisers are keeping quiet about which basketballers are due to take to the court in a sports demonstration.
The event is part of a joint initiative between Mossman Multi Purpose Health Service, the Community Agency Network and Cairns Regional Council to encourage Douglas residents to “activate and rejuvenate”.
More than 40 interactive stalls will be set up to provide expo visitors with information on medical services, alternative therapies, fitness, nutrition and more.
Other highlights on the day include yoga, meditation demonstrations.
Cairns Regional Council acting regional manager for Douglas Liz Collyer said after a hugely successful inaugural expo last year a decision was made to continue this year.
“We just couldn’t believe the response last year, we had over 500 people and it was huge so we’re expecting a big response this year,” she said. “We wanted to share it up so we’re going to share it between Port Douglas and Mossman by alternating it each year. It’s probably a bit bigger this year - there will be just over 40 different stalls and another full day of activities.”
Free blood pressure and sugar level tests
dancing will feature, along with zumba and pump classes, acupuncture and a children’s play area.
Ms Collyer said good health was a result of a holistic approach to lifestyle, not merely a yearly visit to the GP.
“So many things feed into health and wellbeing, not just going to the doctor,” she said.
“It’s about your whole way of life - how you keep fit, how you rest, eating well and participating in the community.”
Ms Collyer has one message for participants - bring your sense of adventure.
“There is a whole complement of different ways to live your life,” she said.
“Often these days you see a combination of East and West therapies and it’s best that people know what’s available locally so they can make an informed choice about what’s best for them.”
The 2010 Health and Wellbeing Expo runs from 10am-4pm on Tuesday, August 31 at the Port Douglas Community Hall.
All Douglas region residents are invited to attend the free community event.
A free bus service will transport Mossman, Mossman Gorge and Cooya Beach residents to the expo. The bus will depart Mossman bus stop on Front St, opposite the bakery, at 10am, 12pm and 2pm before return from Port Douglas at 1pm, 3pm and 4pm.
Coming to Port Douglas: The Taipans will put on a demonstration next week