Fair will highlight radiation risks


Getting ready: Exhibitors gearing up for FitForLifeJohor 2016, which will be held from today until Sunday at the Persada International Convention Centre.

Getting ready: Exhibitors gearing up for FitForLifeJohor 2016, which will be held from today until Sunday at the Persada International Convention Centre.

JOHOR BARU: Technological advancements add joy and excitement to our lives.

But there is also a downside. Some of these conveniences posing health risks.

International Cancer Therapy and Regenerative Medical Centre chief executive officer Dr Lim Eng Huat cautioned that man-made electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation could have adverse effects to humans.

“We now live in a sea of electromagnetic radiation that may be contributing to stress, disease and cancer,” he said in an interview.

Dr Lim said as fundamentally electromagnetic beings, there were subtle electrical activities in the human body similar to electric circuits.

“When we are exposed to man-made EMF radiation which is unnatural and chaotic, our body absorbs and stores such energy fields, and this will weaken the human immune system and ultimate­ly lead to illnesses and diseases,” he added.

There will be an opportunity to learn more about these dangers at the three-day FitForLifeJohor 2016 Fair organised by the Star Media Group which opens today.

Dr Lim will explain the harmful effects of EMF radiation to human health at the event.

Nestle Omega Plus is the official wellness sponsor.

Consultant dietitian B. Indra will also provide tips on effective ways to lower cholesterol levels.

The founder and owner of Indra Balaratnam Nutrition will share three key methods of keeping cholesterol in check.

Hisamitsu Malaysia assistant marketing and sales manager Benedict Chia will conduct an exercise session to demonstrate common joint and muscle movements to relieve pain. During the exercise, participants will be taught to identify common areas of pain in the body and how best to relieve it.

Chia will kick off the talks at 11.30am tomorrow, followed by Indra at 2.30pm and Dr Lim at 4pm. Indra has another slot at 2.30pm on Sunday.

The fair will be held at the Persada International Convention Centre here from 11am to 6pm until Sunday.

Entrance is free.

Visitors will get a free bottle of Tropicana Frutz on a first-come, first-served basis upon registering and the first 500 visitors will also receive goodie bags.

Aimed at inspiring Malaysians to lead a healthy lifestyle, the fair will move to Malacca from May 20-22 (Mahkota Parade) and Penang from Oct 21-23 (SPICE Arena).

For enquiries, call 03-7967 1388 (ext 1243/1529) or visit www.facebook.com/thestarhealthfair.

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