2016 Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference

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Registration opened Tuesday, March 29, for the ninth annual Christus LiveWell Women’s Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Living Well,” which is all about encouraging women to take charge of their lives and health to create balance and happiness in their lives. The event is an extension of Christus Southeast Texas Health System’s mission and commitment to bring high-quality care, a variety of specialty care services and educational opportunities closer to home so women can empower themselves to live their best lives.

The conference, an all-day event May 12 at Ford Park, showcases the latest in health and wellness trends, and gives women the opportunity to select from a schedule of fun and educational workshops. This year’s keynote speaker is actress Jamie Lee Curtis, with starring roles in films such as “Halloween,” “Freaky Friday,” “True Lies” and “Trading Places.”

New this year, Junk Gypsies Amie and Jolie Sikes will lead the fourth and final DIY session of the conference with tips and tricks from their widely acclaimed HGTV series and experience, where they’ve worked with celebrities such as Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong. To learn more and register, visit www.christuslivewell.org.

“As women, we often leave taking care of ourselves at the bottom of our to-do lists, making it difficult to educate ourselves and celebrate the many accessible ways to master physical, mental and spiritual health to live well,” said Rebecca Howard, Christus Southeast Texas Health System Regional Events Specialist. “We’re honored to host ninth annual LiveWell Women’s Conference to help women focus on their well-being for a full day.”

The day will feature more than 20 sessions, empowering women to improve their physical, spiritual and mental health or even try their hand at a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. A few examples of the sessions guests can look forward to this year include:

What Every Woman Should Know About Vitamins & Minerals featuring Annie Drachenberg, M.D. with Christus Physician Group and Christus Quick Care in Lumberton — Get the real scoop on what the experts are saying. This session will help address the most common questions about vitamins and minerals as those questions relate to women’s health.

Fresh Prep – Clean Meals to Go featuring Carrie Richard, owner of Fresh Prep — Are you curious about the ingredients in the foods we eat and feed our families? Have you ever thought about how they could be affecting your health? Learn what clean eating is and why it’s what God intended for our bodies versus processed foods with unnecessary additives. Also, learn how to shop so you can start preparing fresh, clean meals!

Living Chemically Free featuring Angie Erhard, MSN, RN, CNML, Workplace Wellness Nurse Navigator with Christus Southeast Texas Health System — Research is showing that many of the common chemicals in our everyday personal care and cleaning items are known agents that cause asthma, cancer, and other serious health problems. Learn how to make your own personal care and home cleaning items using essential oils that are natural, non-toxic, easy to make, less expensive, and good for you.

Experiencing Wine to Savor the Flavor featuring Stacy Rollins, Owner of Vine2Wine — Why do we taste wine instead of just drink it? Wine tasting should be fun and add to your enjoyment of drinking wine. Using the sense of vision, smell and taste together it can make your wine tasting experience more enjoyable. So, relax and enjoy as Stacy Rollins with Vine2Wine walks us through savoring the experience of wine tasting.

Fitting in Fitness: Exercise Options for Busy People featuring Amber Woodard Norris, personal trainer with the Christus Health & Wellness Center at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth — In this active workshop we will review the guidelines for a balanced fitness program, learn 5 keys to success for health behaviors and learn tips to fit in fitness including simple movements you can do at your desk.

Registration is open through May 5; tickets are $50 per person. Seating is limited, so early registration is encouraged to reserve space in selected workshop sessions. Register today at www.christuslivewell.org.


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