The arrival of the holiday season can be the onset of weight gain, more heartburn and acid reflux for a lot of people, but there are resources to try and keep that from happening.
Beaumont Health System will hold a free health fair focused on how to enjoy the holidays without weight gain, and heartburn.
According to Beaumont, the average weight gain during the holidays can be between seven and 10 pounds and those who over do it with holiday foods can also suffer acid reflux or heartburn.
The health fair is Thursday November 13 from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. at Sola Life & Fitness. There is no cost to attend.
"As the holiday season approaches, we want to prepare people with the appropriate advice so they may enjoy themselves without experiencing unnecessary health issues,” said Deb LaRue, director of Sola in a news release.. “Participants will meet Beaumont physicians and wellness experts and attend cooking demonstrations where dietitians will provide tips on how to enjoy holiday festivities without overeating high-fat, high-caloric foods that can cause heartburn or acid reflux.”
The health fair will have specialty food samplings including gluten-free foods, wine tasting, shopping and free prize drawings.
Sola Life & Fitness is located at the Beaumont Health & Wellness Center, 1555 E. South Blvd. in Rochester Hills.
For more information on the health fair, people can call 248-267-5600.