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Theme: TEDxWilmingtonSalon: Health and Wellness

This event occurred on
November 16, 2023
6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Wilmington, Delaware
United States

In our first TEDxWilmingtonSalon of 2023, we will explore Health and Wellness. Health and wellness are important for many reasons, including:

Quality of Life: Good health and wellness enable individuals to live a high-quality life, free from physical and mental illnesses. It enables individuals to engage in activities they enjoy, be productive at work, and maintain positive relationships with others.

Prevention of Diseases: Taking care of your health and wellness can help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, individuals can reduce their risk of developing these conditions and promote longevity.

Mental Health: Mental health is an integral part of overall health and wellness. Taking care of one's mental health through practices such as mindfulness, meditation, and therapy can improve overall well-being and reduce the risk of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.

Productivity: Good health and wellness enable individuals to be more productive at work and in their personal lives. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, individuals can improve their energy levels, focus, and concentration.

Financial Stability: Poor health and wellness can lead to increased medical expenses and lost income due to illness. By taking care of one's health and wellness, individuals can avoid these costs and maintain financial stability.

We will hear from speakers who will address these and other factors of importance for the First State.

The Mill Auditorium (Theatre N).
1007 N. Orange Street
Wilmington, Delaware, 19801
United States
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Alfred Atanda

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Alfred Atanda Jr. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware where he serves as the Chief of the Center for Sports Medicine, the Director of Clinician Experience, and is also an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. His clinical interests include sports medicine, orthopedic trauma, general pediatric orthopedics, and injury prevention in youth athletes. With his expertise in these areas, he is frequently invited to teach and lecture locally, regionally, and nationally.

Elizabeth Overstreet

Relationship Strategist / Author
Elizabeth Overstreet is not just an ordinary author, speaker, and relationship strategist. She is a dynamic force dedicated to catapulting you towards profoundly enriching connections. Her influence spans the realms of renowned media giants, with accolades from ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, Newsweek, and many other media outlets, underscoring her exceptional insights and expertise in the field of love.

Jessica Karwat

Jess Karwat is a multi-faceted Women’s Health Coach, Vegan Nutritionist, Speaker, and avid traveler. She empowers women globally to thrive, syncing with their menstrual cycles, nurturing their relationship with food, and reclaiming confidence. Having lived in various places like South Africa, France, Spain, and Belgium, Jess brings a rich cultural perspective to her work, advocating strongly for women's health and wellness. She believes in every woman's right to confidence and a harmonious connection with her body.

Maryann Walsh

Registered Dietician
Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert, Maryann Walsh has been featured in numerous publications and media sources including Forbes, Shape, Food Network and Women’s Health. Maryann possesses bachelor's degrees in Biology and Dietetics and a master's degree in Food and Nutrition and has worked with notable brands like SlimFast, Sprouts Farmers Market and Breyers Ice Cream.

Rishita Jaju

Dr. Rishita Jaju, is a board certified pediatric laser dentist and a mom to an active toddler and 2 fur babies - Kaju and Kulfi. She completed her dental education at Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston. MA and specialty training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is one of the few pediatric dentists in the country who is dual qualified as Master Status Laser Dentist from the Academy of Laser Dentistry and as a Breastfeeding Specialist. She loves travelling all over the world to experience the variety of cultures and history of different countries.

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