Don’t miss these wellness sessions at Mega Health Expo on Sunday

Deep Jhaveri and Anu Chitrapu
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Deep Jhaveri and Anu Chitrapu
Deep Jhaveri and Anu Chitrapu

BURLINGTON, MA—There is something for everyone at the Mega Health Expo on Sunday at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlingto

n, MA. We have highlighted some important topics and panels from our Track A panel of traditional medicine in recent weeks. Here are some key topics from Tracks B and C Alternative Medicine panels and workshops.

The Health Expo is organized by INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News, and is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lahey Health, Cambridge Health Alliance and Neem Medical Spa.

Manju Sheth
Manju Sheth

Anu Chitrapu, a senior vice president and executive at Bank of America who holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, leads the workshops at the Expo and serves as its Director. Dr. Deepa Jhaveri, a podiatrist at Lahey Health in Danvers, MA, as Associate Director of the Workshops. Dr. Manju Sheth, MD, an internist at Lahey Health is Chair of the Mega Health Expo.

Here are briefs on Track B and C sessions. (For track A, please click here).

Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Relaxation: Jay Gupta, Ritu Kapur, Harshal Morparia and Melissa Dabilis

A very experienced team of yoga teachers will lead this session to give all the participants an experience of peace and ease in their body and mind. Session has been designed to suit the needs of the beginners. However advanced yoga practitioners may also find it highly rewarding.

Bollywood dance and fitness: Nikita Rao

Nikita Rao’s Bollywood Dance Academy will present this segment. The Bollywood Fitness Workshop has been designed to give you a well-rounded and balanced workout for your full body. It is easy to do and is absolute fun. Come and experience it. It will be lots of exercise while dancing for fun. It will get your muscles pumping and the fat disappearing. It will totally energize you. And, best of all you will not even know that you were working out.

Weekend Warrior Workout Safety: Shraddha Oza

Shraddha Oza, a licensed physical therapist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, will talk and provide guideline about workouts and safety precautions to avoid potential injuries.

Heartfullness and Relaxation Techniques: Jyoti Sharma

It is a great opportunity to learn about Hearfulness Meditation and its benefits. Hearfulness is growing fast in India and worldwide, and Jyoti Sharma and her group bringing it to you at the expo.

BollyX Exercise: Swati Bhargava & Crew

BollyX is a high intensity Bollywood cardio workout that’s coming to you at the Health Expo. Swati Bhargava and her crew will make you move to the heart pumping beats of Bollywood. Get ready to feel that muscle burn and unleash your inner swagger.

Art of Living: Dhansashree Ramachandran

Think of that magic pill for instant relaxation and stress-relief. Through the combination of subtle yoga, breath work and guided meditation, Dhansashree Ramachandran will help your nervous system relax and release stress at the deepest levels.

Breathing and Meditation: Himanshi

The magic pill for instant relaxation and stress-relief session will be followed by a breathing and meditation workshop by Himanshi.

Chakras and its Relation to Stress: Bhavana Srivastava

Bhavna’s Wellness Group is a collaboration of Holistic practitioners providing Healing to the core through love and pace. Bhavana Srivastava will teach you how to bring balance into your life by helping your mind, body, heart and soul.

Bollywood Dance Session: Shikha Bajpai

After a few sessions of exercise, mediation, relaxation and stress reduction, Shikha Bajpai and her Dancing Divas team will Shikha Bajpai teach you some Bollywood moves to burn your fat away.

Art As a Therapy: Java Joshi

Java Joshi of Academy of Create Arts will conduct a workshop on Art as Therapy. Attend this workshop and know more about this expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art

Running Marathons: Team AID ASHA

If you have ever wondered how some people run marathons how you can run it too, then this workshop is for you. A seasoned team from AID will guide you step-by-step on how to prepare for half and full marathons.

Spinal Health: Dr. Sameer Kapasi and Dr. Sharmila Mudgal

The spring has just started, and you may be excited to work in your garden, do some re-arrangement of your home or plan a long run or a bicycle ride. Well, that may potentially cause some injuries, especially spinal pain. Dr. Sameer Kapasi and Dr. Sharmila Mudgal will teach you what to do to have a healthy spine and avoid back pain. “If you exercise on your own, do not forget to build up your hip flexors, quadriceps, hamstrings, and gluteal muscles first before moving on to the prettier muscles,” says Dr. Kapasi.

Laugh Your Way to Good Health and Happiness: Sushil Bhatia

This workshop will take you through the steps of laughing without jokes, creating your own unique type of laugher and also change you LQ (laughter quotient). It will also cover how to benefit by connecting with MOM (Managing of Mind). “Use of laughter and meditation will help you avoid medication and will show why laughter after all is called the “best medicine”, says Bhatia.

Take Charge of Your Health: Ritu Gaind and Amit Gaind

Ritu Gaind is a turn-around specialist of real life. A self-advocate of her health, she has transformed her own life: literally, from deathbed and five days in a comma to a perfectly healthy life. She been on a salt-less diet for about 10 years, has brought down her sugar/HBA1C level from 11.5 to 6.5 and so much more. Learn from her how you can change your life as well.

A Secret to Healthy Weight Loss: Sneh Jaisingh

There is a big difference between weight loss and a healthy weight. Nutrition expert Sneh Jaisingh will teach how follow a healthy weight loss plan. Moreover, if you are one of those who make four-to-five attempts each year to lose weight, you should also attend this session.

Women’s Health – Puberty, Pregnancy, Menopause – Takeaways from Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Yoga: Pratibha Shah, Jhuma Biswas, Aparna Pattewar, Kim Valeri

For the first time, Mega Health Expo will present a panel discussion on women’s health from Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Yoga point of view. Women’s health is intimately connected to their roles as mothers, partners, and daughters. This panel will provide useful information and key takeaways for health and wellness during the important transitions in a woman’s life–from the rich perspectives of Ayurveda, Homeopathy as well as Yoga.

Pediatric Vaccines: Dr. Sanjay Arora

Dr. Sanjay Arora is a physician in the pediatric department of Massachusetts General Hospital. He will talk about pediatric vaccines. His clinical interests include chronic lung diseases and inflammatory markers, medical informatics and neonatal immunology, among other topics.

Music as Therapy: Kiran Nath

Singer Kiran Nath has spent her life with music. She knows what it is to have it as your friend and how therapeutic it can be, when you are mentally or physically down. Music is a kind of friend which will never let you down. You can cry listening to it, you can get emotional, but it will never ever depress. Learn how to use music as therapy.

Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being: Dr. Smita Patel, Dr. Nitigna Desai and Dr. Shalini Mansharamani

Did you that India is the most depressed country in the world? What is depression? What are its symptoms? What should you do about it? Our esteemed panelists will discuss these issues. They will also talk about addiction. You may have a few drinks a week, or feel sad sometimes, or frequently check your Facebook updates, but have you ever wondered if you are addicted to it.

Financial Health and Planning for Retirement Age: Ra Mahadev, Ameriprise

In the workshop, Ra Mahadev will give an overview of the causes of stress in a family’s financial life and identify how taking a comprehensive approach towards ones financial picture can help alleviate stress, improve your health and lead to a longer, happier and more fulfilling lifestyle in working years and in retirement. Mahadev, CEP, CLTC is an experienced Financial Advisor with The Mahadev Group, a family run Financial Advisory Practice of Ameriprise Financial that focuses on serving the Indian Community.


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