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Centegra plans health and wellness fair

McHENRY – As a regional leader in wellness prevention, Centegra Health System will offer residents of McHenry County and surrounding areas an opportunity to learn how to live healthily.

The Centegra Weigh Less, Live More Expo will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Huntley, 10450 Algonquin Road.

It is free of charge.

“We are very excited about this event because it will teach participants everything they need to know about fitness, nutrition, diabetes, lifestyle choices, personal wellness and more,” Matt Carlen, vice president of Centegra Health and Wellness, said in a news release.

There will be the opportunity to:

• Observe a healthy cooking demonstration by Meg Burnham, Centegra registered dietitian.

• Learn about the new Centegra Weight-Loss Institute.

• Visit interactive booths and meet with clinical professionals regarding nutrition, heart, weight loss, diabetes and Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers.

• Hear physicians speak about healthier lifestyles.

Dr. Achal Ahmed, Centegra Physician Care endocrinologist, will discuss the latest advancements in the treatment of diabetes. She also will share tips diabetics can use for monitoring their progress.

Dr. Amir Heydari, medical director of Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center and independent physician, will speak about weight loss options and finding a solution that works best for each individual.

To register for the Centegra Weigh Less, Live More Expo, visit or call 877-236-8347. All ages are welcome.

The first 200 to register and attend will receive a free Healthwise Handbook and a chance to win a health and wellness basket valued at $800.

To learn about the Centegra Weight-Loss Institute and a chance to win a one-year membership to Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center, visit

If you cannot attend, visit to sign up to view the physician lectures and cooking demonstration afterward.


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