Louisburg. “I am proud of every participant who now shows optimism and is committed to people’s health,” emphasized LKZ editor Gerhard Ulmer at the opening of the fair, which Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung together with the Ludwigsburg health center and AOK Ludwigsburg- Rems – Murr for the twelfth time. Whether they are service providers in the health sector or self-help groups, Ulmer included all those who suffered economically from the pandemic. Because although health plays an important role in times like this, much has not been possible in the last two years.
Recognized specialists in conversation
Visitors flocked over the weekend to learn more from the more than 50 exhibitors in the lobby and community room, to follow specialist lectures and expert panels, or to be inspired by on-stage training groups. Exercise is the best medicine and the tips to build muscle are worth it too. Whether it’s knee problems or shoulder pain, special exercises often help improve muscle balance, so surgery isn’t always done right away. This is also the message of the two expert rounds with the renowned knee specialist Dr. Jörg Richter from the Orthopedic Clinic Markgröningen (OKM) and the leading physician and physiotherapist Benjamin Feilmeier, as well as the internationally renowned shoulder surgeon OKM Dr. Steffen. Jehmlich and Senior Medical Physiotherapist Laura Glaser, who were the most requested.
Focus on healthy eating
Expert rounds were also offered on general and health care powers of attorney/living wills, as well as cardiac arrhythmias and prostate problems. Other conferences by doctors and experts covered many health-related topics. The palette ranged from cosmetic vein surgery to dental implants. Without forgetting the impulses for a healthy diet, which were given by the exhibitors and in the conference area. For example, to high-quality vegetable oils that provide valuable health services. On the other hand, a high consumption of sugar is not healthy at all, as the AOK pointed out and made clear on its stand the amount of sugar that foods contain. There are two sugar cubes for a minced steak with tomato sauce and 37 for 170 grams of gelatin. There were also tips for preparing even the smallest portions of healthy meals. For example, with a stoneware grater that chops ginger or carrots in the blink of an eye.
Health begins with the feet and what to consider when buying shoes was provided by orthopedic shoe technicians and a specialized supplier for greater freedom of the fingers. Many diseases also come from within. There were also pushes on how to be successful in boosting the body’s own immune system and supporting the intestines. It was attended by experts in good vision, as well as experts in the field of prevention and care.
Inform self-help groups
The district’s health and self-help network also got involved again. Carola Benkert from the office reported that the corona pandemic had practically brought the important work in the self-help groups to a standstill. The personal exchange was missing and now it has to be rebuilt. This was also confirmed by Manfred Gutscher of the Aphasia and Stroke Self-Help Center in Ludwigsburg. He is happy that the group can meet again regularly. City and district senior councils provided information on special offers for older generations, and the polio self-help group drew attention to the importance of polio vaccination, which has been around since the 1950s .