Radio One sponsors annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Expo

Posted at 9:59 PM, Jul 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-21 21:59:51-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Radio One sponsored their annual Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex on Saturday.

Nationally recognized health experts tackled health problems that Richmonders face everyday.  Experts in finance, food and beauty passed along some advice for those who stopped by. 

Among the experts was best selling author Dr. Ian Smith.  He says most people want to live a healthier lifestyle, but they don't know how to make it happen.

"So often we resign ourselves to the idea that we don't have control over our high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or our weight problems," Smith says. 

Dr. Smith believes face-to-face discussions are the best way to empower people to make a change.  "The reality is, while things may not be great, we do have some control, so if I can get people to leave here realizing a few lifestyle changes can change your life forever, then I will have succeeded."