Healthy living is not just about exercise and diet. A true balanced lifestyle means a commitment to reducing stress through best practices, creating a greener living environment, enjoying the outdoors and learning how to take care of those around you. Be Healthy Boston, a new kind of urban wellness retreat to be held on January 28-29, 2012, promises to help consumers wade through the plethora of health information available and introduce its visitors to the best way to incorporate health and wellness into their busy lifestyles. More than just an event, Be Healthy Boston assures a unique experience that connects community members with local health and wellness businesses, service providers and experts in a highly interactive setting. From cooking demonstrations with local chefs such as Ana Sortun of Oleana, to stress reduction through music and teaching children to live well seminars, massage, acupuncture and other mini treatments, Be Healthy Boston brings together like-minded people who are determined to stay strong and healthy for themselves and their families. There will be healthful lunches each day, a Saturday evening reception and a silent auction highlighting all participants and local vendors to benefit the Dana Farber Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies. “We recognize that today’s consumer is inundated with information on healthy living and greener lifestyles,” explains Brett Blumenthal, health expert and cofounder of Be Healthy, Inc. “Our goal is to organize the information by placing it under one roof and introduce attendees to a wealth of experts that will give them sound advice and direct answers to their important questions,” she explains. The event kicks off Saturday morning with Keynote Speaker Terri Trespicio, Senior Editor of Whole Living Magazine and host of “Whole Living” on Sirius XM radio, and includes workshops and seminars throughout the day taught by local health experts. The Be Healthy Boston Marketplace will feature mini trial fitness classes such as Zumba, Gyrotonics, Kettlebells and Pilates from local fitness centers and clubs, one-on-one consults with personal trainers and life coaches, best-selling local author book signings, treatments by massage and Reiki therapy experts and many other service providers committed to working with clients after the event. Tickets for the event can be purchased online at A full two-day ticket is $159, student tickets with a current valid ID are $79. A limited number of one-day passes for either Saturday or Sunday can be purchased for $89. For more information about the event and a list of all the participating companies and activities, please visit # # # Be Healthy, Inc. is dedicated to creating a healthier America, one city at a time. It was founded in 2011 by Brett Blumenthal, author, speaker and founder of Sheer Balance, Inc. and Kathy McConnell, expert marketer and owner of Boston Sports and Sports Woman Media. Both women have a passion for health and wellness, and for creating positive change and bettering the lives of others.