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Volunteering abroad: fitness first

A major concern for many volunteers abroad is that they may fail to keep fit while they are in a foreign country; a lot of concerns come into focus in a different environment, top of the list being climate change. Once a person is used to exercising and keeping fit in a new climate, it takes a while for a person to get acclimatized in a new place that has different weather patterns that they have gotten used to. With regard to the climate change, your best weapon is timing, coupled with starting your exercise routine in small/ shorter bits, this means if you come from a place where the weather is a bit cold, then the best time for you to exercise in a tropical area would be early in the morning, similarly the best time for someone from a tropical country to exercise would be in the late afternoon. With this in mind here are a couple of ideas that can help you keep fit while volunteering abroad.

 

The first and simplest way to keep fit is to take a short run or walk around your area of residence while you are volunteering, this can be a simple short 15 to 20 minute run or walk. Be sure to talk to your host or any locals you are familiar with to help you with directions or a map if possible, also try and find out if there is a good and safe area around your residence where you can have your run without any risks.

 

Swimming regularly is another good way to keep fit. This helps in building endurance, muscle strength and cardio-vascular fitness. You can also use swimming simply as a warm up session before you get into your more rigorous exercises, this is one way but another good use of swimming can come After a land workout a few laps in the pool can help you cool-down, and it moves blood through your muscles to help them recover.

 

Research is your best tool when travelling abroad, if you like running, find out the best trails to do so, along the same line if you are used to keeping fit through aerobics, then you need to find out where the best fitness gyms are located in the area where you are residing during your volunteer experience, bear in mind that you may not necessarily find an aerobics routine that is the same as that you are used to at home, so it will help you to speak to the locals and any aerobics instructors you come into contact with to find an aerobics class that is most similar to what  you are used to, doing what your body is already familiar with is much easier than starting up with a whole new workout routine.

 

One thing you need to remember when going abroad for a period of time to be spent volunteering, is not to be afraid of carrying your workout gear, it may add a few pounds to your luggage but it is worth it, your body produces endorphins from a good work out, this will help you keep your stress levels down while at the same time making sure you are not worse off in fitness by the time you get back home

 

Finally, try and have fun as well with your work out, the point is to keep fit and stress free, so  you can invite your friends and some of the locals to join you, this will help keep you motivated and act as a way of staying with your work out to the end

 

 

 

Zablon Mukuba is the Director of Volunteer Capital Centre (VCC) the leading provider of quality and affordable volunteer abroad work programs and opportunities in third world countries. For more information and great deals on volunteering abroad visit http://www.volunteercapitalcentre.org.

MetaMoJi Reports: Teacher Michael Jephcott Inspires His Young Class With Innovative Mobile App MetaMoJi Share for Classroom to Explain Introductory First Grade Geometry


Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015

MetaMoJi today reported on a unique adaption of Share for Schools. In the small town of La Puente, California, Teacher Michael Jephcott teaches First Grade in one of the smallest and most challenged school districts in Southern California. Resources are slim at Don Julian Elementary School in Bassett Unified School District. The District is located in a working class, racially diverse area in the flatlands of the San Gabriel Valley, on the eastern edge of the vast Los Angeles County.

Virtually none of the parents of Jephcott’s young students have finished college; most of the parents have never been on a university campus. But ask his class en masse where they will go to college, and they will joyfully call out in one voice, “YALE!”

This is an exceptional classroom in an exceptional school district. And on a warm spring morning in Southern California, Jephcott is using the Share for Classroom application from the MetaMoJi Education Solutions suite to teach his energetic college-bound class of six- and seven-year-olds the fundamentals of geometric shapes – years before other California children will encounter a formal geometry curriculum.

Education solutions.

The families of the young students in his classroom may not be able to afford computers at home, but each child in Jephcott’s home room is equipped with a new impact-protected Apple iPad loaded with digital instruction materials developed by their creative teacher personally and embedded inside the MetaMoJi Share for Classroom installed on each electronic tablet.

The early morning prayer chants from a nearby Buddhist monastery compete with the sound of roosters and other livestock that grace the small yards and modest stables surrounding the school. The Bassett Unified School District is more than 100 years old and lies atop lands of an even older Mexican land grant – Rancho La Puente – once just secluded farms, fields and groves that predated the entry of California into the United States.

Despite its rural remoteness from the busier urban streets of the City of Los Angeles 30 miles to the West, Don Julian Elementary School participates in a demanding national “No Excuses University” program that assigns each classroom to a specific, high-achieving university.

“No excuses” curriculum.

Classrooms enrolled in the “No Excuses University” program must meet tough academic goals. Teachers are encouraged to seek out not only with the latest mobile technology the school district can afford but also provide the class with banners and t-shirts proudly decked out with logos from the classroom’s assigned university. Jephcott’s class is focused on Yale University and has even memorized the songs and mottos of that elite Ivy League university. His first graders will gleefully belt out the Yale Bulldog fight song on the slightest provocation.

Jephcott and his wife are both talented and skilled elementary school teachers and enthusiastic world travelers. He holds a degree in environmental design from the California State University system and a master’s degree in education earned with honors at nearby Azusa Pacific University. Jephcott also has met and is identified as an H.Q.T. or Highly Qualified Teacher under tough U.S. federal criteria for demonstrated classroom competence.

Open platform policy.

Don Julian Elementary is one of only three elementary schools in Bassett Unified School District, but the District has a progressive open platform policy which allows selected and innovative teachers to design their own hardware and software environments. Jephcott, with his degree in design, is an Apple enthusiast to the core, so he delighted in designing a classroom environment at Don Julian Elementary around advanced Apple iPad tablets, going hunting then among the available education-oriented mobile apps in the Apple Store. He was very happy to discover the just released MetaMoJi Share for Education app.

Says Jephcott: “Our district believes and is passionately committed to employing technology in ways that enhance learning and teaching. I support that and I believe in using those applications that permit teachers the maximum flexibility in designing and presenting materials to even the youngest students in ways that inspire and excite them. I saw immediately that MetaMoJi Share for Education offered that kind of promise.”

Says Bassett Unified School District Superintendent Alex J. Rojas: “We believe that successful 21st century learning organizations are those who integrate the analog and the digital. In Bassett Unified, our goal is to create and maintain high levels of student achievement.”

Adds Jephcott: “Using the MetaMoJi Share for Classroom app is expanding my reach as a teacher every day as I explore its use and capability. And it never fails to energize my young students when they see that the very latest technology, even an app designed in faraway Japan, isn’t a far-off dream seen on a TV series or summer movie, but a technical literacy they can achieve and explore right here in their own California classroom. Working with Share on their iPad tablets opens them up immediately to the rich world beyond us – and brings all that the world can offer to them in an instant.”

MetaMoJi Share for Classroom™.

The teacher’s own technical prowess and skillfulness is apparent, as he first smoothly guides the young children in his care through traditional arithmetic sums, using Jephcott’s own custom-designed calculation forms inside the MetaMoJi Share for Classroom app and easily findable by each child in their individual files proudly stored in the MetaMoJi cloud.

Jephcott was able to quickly access the completed (or sometimes incomplete) calculation sheet of each student and, if needed, project it for instant improvement or praise onto the class screen using a new Epson whiteboard projector.

The second half of his curriculum that morning was particularly innovative … and also all done inside the MetaMoJi Share for Classroom app. Jephcott was leading these very young children in an advanced introductory session on geometric solids – they had done two dimensional geometric shapes on Share earlier in the week. For the customized geometric solids curriculum, Jephcott embedded a findable “dictionary” inside each child’s Share files – really a shared snapshot of a handmade picture-and-text poster he hung earlier in the week in the front of the class.

Eyes on Teacher!

Whenever the young children were a bit distracted, he would quickly bring up on each of the iPad screens this bold poster: “Eyes On Teacher!” The kids would all point to him and chorus loudly and gleefully in response: “Eyes On You!” and settle down to happy, attentive, raptured silence.

Their talented teacher then held up three-dimensional objects, one by one, and moved among them while lecturing a bit on each singular 3-D shape, making sure the kids were familiar with the names – cube, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, cone.

Jephcott had earlier scattered several odd sets of the objects around the classroom in random places, and now had the students do a joyful treasure hunt. Each child was free to roam the classroom with their impact-protected iPads in hand (still within the Share app).

Share and Whiteboard.

The mission? To track down at least one of each shaped object, photograph it with their iPad camera option linked and embedded inside the Share for Classroom app, then add the name of the object by individually typing it into a caption. Jephcott was then able to selectively pull up any single photo with or without a caption from a student’s own personal file and project it forward to the whiteboard for all the class to admire.

Finally, the students finished the lesson with a casual exercise in discovering and calling out the same like shapes inside other structures and among common objects found in any conventional classroom – globular light bulbs, cube-shaped file boxes, square windows, even cylindrical water bottles.

All can succeed and learn. Says Jephcott: “To teach in our small school district, a teacher must believe in the district’s philosophy: ‘All students can learn and succeed.’ The diversity of our student population and our school staff here is also a great asset that enriches what we can teach and what we can learn even in the First Grade. The enthusiastic technical support each of our teachers receives from the district and from the leadership at Don Julian Elementary only strengthens and accelerates our pursuit of those great ideals.”

About MetaMoJi Share for Classroom ™

MetaMoJi Share for Classroom allows teachers to customize visually engaging lesson plans and collaborate with their students in real-time interaction as they work through the lesson on their tablet computers. Students can work individually or collaborate in groups as defined by their teacher.

Share for Classroom provides all of the award-winning features of the MetaMoJi Productivity Environment, including note taking with multiple styles of pen and papers, tools to work with images and web content, voice recording, handwriting recognition and the ability to edit any content at any time. This allows students to quickly correct their work, change colors of existing writing or drawings, reposition and scale anything on a page and to add effects such as shadows and borders.

About MetaMoJi

MetaMoJi creates products to break barriers between devices and users with revolutionary applications on smartphones and tablet devices. MetaMoJi’s unique innovations give users the comfort of an analog experience with the convenience of digital technology. MetaMoJi’s mission is to contribute to the advancement of human beings with unique applications to collect knowledge, write documents, organize ideas and share them with others. Please visit the corporate site for more information: http://www.metamoji.com







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Crowdfunding campaign Launched for Worlds First Anti-Loss Smart Watch


Shenzhen, China (PRWEB) May 06, 2015

Chinese technology company, Elink-IOT, has launched a campaign on the crowd funding site Kickstarter to raise AUD$ 150,000 to finalize development of Watcher, the world’s first anti-loss smart watch.

Watcher is a smart watch designed to help the owner keep track of important items by vibrating to inform the wearer when the item is out of range.

Using a special patented technology, Watcher vibrates to inform the wearer and sends alerts on its E-paper display, and also features a fitness tracker and thermometer. The device carries an accessory that can be attached to a wide range of items including keys, wallet, camera, luggage, or a pet.

Watcher will vibrate to remind you to take care of your belongings, once the accessory moves beyond the range of 10 meters.

Watcher can work with up to 5 connected accessories simultaneously, and, when connected to an iPhone or Android smartphone by Bluetooth, the GPS location will also be recorded by the Watcher app.

The accessory is equipped with a rechargeable Lithium battery, which when fully charged can work for up to two weeks.

“Wouldn’t it be great to never lose your keys, bag, phone or anything ever again? This innovative device is useful in many situations, even helping to keep track of your children in a large crowd and avoid the stress of frantic searching. With Watcher, you will be able to neutralize the panic with the press of a button to lead you directly to them, saving valuable time and unnecessary stress,” the company spokesperson said.

After two years of research and development, the prototyping and FCC/CE certification phases have already been completed. The company is now ready to introduce the Watcher to the global market, and will use the funds raised to begin mass production and marketing in Aug. 2015. Additional information about the product and the crowd funding campaign can be found here: https://goo.gl/AhNWBz

About the company

Elink IOT is an intelligent hardware company established in 2014 and based in Shenzhen, China. Founded by Chinese entrepreneur Sunman Liu, the company is focused on “Internet of Things”, and works with a team of engineers with the goal to create technology to make life simpler.

Media Contact :

Company: Elink-IOT technology Co.,Ltd

Owner of the project: Sunman Liu

Kickstarter link: https://goo.gl/AhNWBz

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Vm-aLzcuKQc

Email: sunman.liu(at)elink-iot(dot)com

Website: http://www.elink-iot.com

Phone: +86 – 13828714782

Address: Rm13A06-08, Huafeng international commercial building, No. 4018 Bao’an Avenue, Bao’an district







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Organic Muscle Launches World’s First USDA Certified Organic Pre-Workout Supplement


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

Having the energy to make it through a hard workout can be the difference between achieving fitness goals or failing. This fact has led pre-workout powders to become one of the most popular sections of the fitness supplement industry. Sadly, until now, pre-workout’s have been almost exclusively packed with chemicals, pesticides, GMO’s and artificial ingredients that can be dangerous and counterproductive. The innovative new supplement company Organic Muscle is redefining the industry with the the release of their Organic Citrus Berry Pre-Workout, the world’s first USDA certified organic pre-workout fitness formula. The response to the news from fitness enthusiasts has been wildly positive.

“Many people are skeptical of the shady ingredients, fillers, additives, and GMO’s included in the vast majority of workout supplements,” commented James Benefico, founder of Organic Muscle. “Our company is taking a revolutionary approach to fitness by offering only certified organic supplements comprised of the highest quality, battle tested ingredients. The difference in results is very dramatic.”

According to Benefico, Organic Muscle prides itself on sourcing their ingredients strictly from eco-friendly, organic certified American farms. Great care goes into making certain every product the company offers, including the Organic Citrus Berry Pre-Workout, is certified organic, Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, chemical free, hormone free and preservative free. This focus completely separates Organic Muscle from all other fitness and bodybuilding supplement companies.

The Organic Citrus Berry Pre-Workout’s primary ingredients include ginseng, rhodeola rosea, green tea, acai, yerba mate, maca root, cordyceps, and goji berry. The combined synergistic effects of the formula have won the product quick praise.

Emily G., from Boston, recently said, “I gave up on pre-workouts when I tightened my diet up and cut out all unnatural and artificial products and ingredients. I thought they were gone for good, until a friend told me about Organic Muscle. Now I enjoy Organic Muscle before training with weight or my yoga classes and I feel, perform and look better than ever. Five stars and fully recommended.”

Organic Muscle also offers premium certified organic protein powders and plans on releasing a wide variety of other organic fitness supplements in the upcoming months.

For more information be sure to visit http://www.organicmuscle.com.







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DeMatha Catholic Is the First High School Baseball Team to Use The Right Profile’s TAP 360 Pro-Level Mindset Assessment Tools to Better Develop Its Athletes


Hyattsville, MD (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

Although the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) has been used by NFL, MLB and NBA teams for decades to better evaluate, coach and develop their athletes, it was not offered to college and high school athletic programs until late 2014. Many pro teams, including the Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and the New England Patriots, use the TAP as an integral part of their organization’s talent pipeline, development and mental conditioning programs. The Right Profile recently interviewed DeMatha Catholic high school’s head baseball coach, Sean O’Connor, about being the first high school baseball coach nationally to use the TAP in its athlete development program.

At the heart of the interview lies the main question for any prep-sport baseball fan – with a proven track record like that of DeMatha Catholic and a personal coaching resume that has earned Coach O’Connor an upcoming induction into the Baltimore Boys of Summer Hall of Fame later this spring, why add a pro-level system like TAP 360 to their program? Coach O’Connor was direct. “As I coach, I need to figure out what makes a player tick, what makes a player move on, and what is a great characteristic of an athlete and of an alumnus, that’s what sold me on the whole process.” Even though the coach says he knows these kids really well, he confessed that “the TAP takes it to a completely different level.”

Coach O’Connor has had all of his players take the TAP and is planning to use the TAP 360 reports to enhance player development and communications with his athletes. “If we have the tool to identify (player weakness and development opportunities) and help them, we are going to make them better citizens, better people, and better athletes.” That holistic approach extends to basic communications and trust. “If the players have a trust factor and we have a trust factor, we can be very successful.”

The full text of the interview is available on The Right Profile’s press and media page.

About The Right Profile

The Right Profile’s TAP 360 System is an athlete development & coaching system for the mental game. It is based on the Troutwine Athletic Profile (TAP) taken by nearly 20,000 elite athletes. The TAP 360 System is used by teams in the NFL®, MLB® & NBA® to evaluate and develop professional athletes, and there are specialized TAP 360 versions for collegiate, high school and club athletic teams. The goal of the TAP 360 system is to help athletes develop a champion’s mindset. The system also includes athlete development reports and suggested exercises and activities to improve an athlete’s mental game. For more information, visit athletetypes.com. To take the TAP assessment, visit TakeTheTAP.com. TAP 360 is product of The Right Profile.

About DeMatha Catholic High School Baseball

DeMatha Catholic high school’s baseball team continues its tradition of excellence. The team and its individual athletes have achieved the following accomplishments, among many other:

● 10 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship Titles

● 19 Players in Major League Amateur Draft

● Major League Baseball Player : Steve Farr, Brett Cecil

● 3 Alumni Currently Playing Pro Ball: Brett Cecil, Connor Oliver, and Mike Perez

● 21 Alumni Currently Playing College Baseball







Vancouver Hosts the World’s First Integrative Fertility Symposium


Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

Natural fertility experts from around the world will be flocking to Vancouver to attend the world’s first Integrative Fertility Symposium (https://ifsymposium.com/) April 30th to May 3rd, 2015, at Harbour Centre (SFU Downtown Campus), 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC. There will also be a free public talk Sunday, May 3rd, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Harbour Centre.

“The Integrative Fertility Symposium is the first of its kind in the world to bring together reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, Drs of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), naturopaths and Functional Medicine specialists with the one goal of helping patients conceive and have a healthy baby,” says conference co-organizer Dr Lorne Brown. For founder and clinical director of Acubalance Wellness Centre in Vancouver (acubalance.ca) — the first Chinese medicine clinic in British Columbia to specialize in reproductive health and fertility treatment — this conference is the culmination of Dr Brown’s pioneering work over the last decade promoting integrative fertility care and the healthy baby approach.

The sold-out conference has attracted over 300 healthcare providers (there is now a waiting list for the upcoming 2016 symposium). The speaker list is made up of internationally recognized fertility experts speaking on a range of topics including:


    New research showing increase in live births with the addition of Traditional Chinese Medicine to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
    Male infertility as biomarker of health
    Immunological infertility and uterine receptivity

(Click here for a complete list https://ifsymposium.com/symposium-time-table.)

The integrative approach is a combination of both Western and Eastern medicine that aims to treat the whole patient and may combine high-tech fertility treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) with natural therapies like acupuncture, diet and mind-body techniques like mindfulness meditation.

“The conference is not just about exchanging information and presenting studies but about all these reproductive medical experts getting together in a dynamic way to establish best practices and ways of working together,” says Dr Ray Rubio, conference co-organizer and President Emeritus and Executive Director of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). “An integrative approach creates healthier mommies and daddies, which equals healthier pregnancies, reduced rates of miscarriage, reduced rates of complications in pregnancy and healthier take-home babies.”

The popularity of this symposium speaks to the groundswell of demand for integrative fertility treatment and the paradigm shift happening in fertility care. Modern reproductive medicine has made huge advancements in IVF and other reproductive technologies, but studies are showing that alternative medicine is proving to be effective at treating underlying causes of infertility, improving the overall health of male and female partners and in helping to increase live births.

Known internationally for his ground-breaking work as an educator and advocate for integrative fertility care, Dr Brown was the first Canadian to serve on the board of the ABORM as well as become the first Canadian to be certified as a Fellow of the ABORM. In addition to founding Acubalance, Dr Brown has made a significant contribution to the advancement of Reproductive Chinese Medicine worldwide through founding Pro D Seminars.com and Medigogy.com — the largest English online resource for continuing education for Chinese Medicine reproductive health.

This conference also includes a free talk for the public.

Free Public Talk: Your Path to Pregnancy

Sunday May 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SFU Vancouver at Harbour Centre

Room 1900 – 515 West Hastings Street

Space is limited: To reserve your seat call 604-678-8600 or email clinic(at)acubalance(dot)ca







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Instant Approval Auto Lender Outlines Auto Loan Basics for First Timer Buyers in Latest Article


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 04, 2015

Cars tend to be one of the more expensive items people end up purchasing, and finding a way to pay for it can easily become stressful. In their latest article, Complete Auto Loans outlines how to go about preparing for and inquiring about an auto loan for those exploring this avenue for the first time.

Complete Auto Loans first encourages future buyers to learn what their credit score is before asking about a loan. Finding out this information can easily be accomplished by using Complete Auto Loans’ complimentary credit score tool.

The article goes on to outline several key elements that should be considered when analyzing the qualities of an auto loan. Complete Auto Loans lands strongly on choosing a loan with a short payment plan instead of one that extends unusually long. The reasons behind this analysis are further explained in the article.

For those struggling to get auto loans because of bad credit, Complete Auto Loans makes getting a car loan easy. Upon completing the easy online car loan application, applicants are given the opportunity to save thousands of dollars on their loan. For more information, visit Complete Auto Loans’ website.

About Complete Auto Loans:

Complete Auto Loans is a Seattle-based company that is dedicated to helping their customers acquire national car financing. They design and develop customized no credit financing, bad and good credit loans. Voted the best for “Quality Customer Service” and “Best National Service” by thousands of people, their finance experts focus on providing their customers with the following: information and tools available for different loan offers, how to choose the best loan that fits their budget, as well as related eligibility guidelines.







Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing Celebrates Its First Anniversary


SURPRISE, ARIZ. (PRWEB) March 05, 2015

Since its opening last March, the Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing has touched the lives of thousands of West Valley residents through health education and fitness classes, support groups and individual consultations designed to help them live longer, healthier lives.

One of those lives is Diana (who asked that her last name be withheld), a 56-year-old Sun City resident whose physician gave her three months to lower her cholesterol and blood pressure or face taking medications to address her symptoms. Diana took several nutrition and exercise-related classes at the center and it paid off.

“I took your teaching about diet and exercise to ‘heart,’ and I wanted you to know my results after those three months,” Diana wrote in an email. “I lost 15-pounds; my total cholesterol went down 30 points to 185 with my HDL (“good” cholesterol) going up 3 points; my triglycerides dropped 25 points and my blood pressure dropped 8 points…my doctor was surprised and very pleased.”

Diana’s story is just one example of positive changes linked to the center (see infographic for more), which is staffed by a full-time registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator; an exercise physiologist/certified health coach and a memory care/dementia expert. In addition, the center contracts with a licensed acupuncturist, several licensed massage therapists, yoga and Tai Chi instructors and a medical director.

The original center opened in Surprise but it recently expanded to two other West Valley communities, Sun City and Litchfield Park. All three centers are located in areas largely populated by adults 65 and older, many of whom have one or more chronic diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chronic diseases—like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer—are leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Jennifer Drago, Sun Health’s executive vice president of Population Health, says all of the center’s programs and treatments are rooted in research. “We use evidence-based programs designed to complement physicians’ diagnoses and recommended treatments. We give people, especially those with chronic conditions, tools to help them self-manage their health, make positive lifestyle changes and improve their overall quality of life.”

The center’s staff members see about 100 clients a week (through group classes or 1-on-1 consultations) with services ranging from nutrition counseling, medical nutrition therapy and weight management classes to fitness and exercise classes, acupuncture, massage and medication reviews. Center staff members also provide evidence-based educational programs that address diabetes, pre-diabetes, living with chronic conditions and tobacco cessation.

The Sun Health Center for Health & Wellbeing reflects a national trend toward prevention and wellness services and a growing push for Americans to become more involved in managing their own health.

“Chronic diseases are among the most common and costly of all health problems in the United States,” Drago said. “They are also some of the most preventable. Much of the pain and suffering related to chronic diseases is caused by behaviors that people can change, behaviors such as unhealthy eating and a lack of physical activity. How people exercise, what they eat, how they handle stress is very much tied to their health.”

The center is largely funded by donations to Sun Health Foundation, which enables the center to offer the majority of its health education classes for free or at low cost.

Diana is thankful for that and she’s looking forward to her next visit with her physician. “I feel that the lifestyle changes that I made in the last three months have now become permanent, and I anticipate that my results a year from now will be even better.”

About Sun Health

A long-standing community partner championing healthy living, nonprofit Sun Health is a community-based health care organization providing pathways to Population Health through philanthropy, senior living, community wellness and superior health care. Learn more at http://www.sunhealth.org and http://www.sunhealthwellbeing.org.

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Wojo Nutrition Announces the Launch of the First Line of Single Serving Liquid Supplements Formulated to be Added to Any Drink and to Fit the Unique Needs of One’s Day


Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Wojo Nutrition announces the launch of their six liquid single serving supplements formulated to be added to any beverage and designed to fit the needs of one’s day.

At Wojo Nutrition, they don’t see the multivitamin as a one size fits all solution to one’s nutritional needs. Every day is filled with its own challenges, and every challenge has its own solution. This is why they’ve developed a line of six liquid single serving supplements that can be added to any beverage and are each specially formulated to tackle a distinct problem head-on.

From stress-filled board meetings to draining to-do lists to that pre-workout boost, with Wojo Nutrition users pick the convenient, travel-ready supplement to suit their special needs for the day and add it to their favorite beverage. Its light taste blends instantly with any hot or cold beverage for a quick pick-me-up that’s easy on the palette and can be taken at any time.

“Wojo is also a great alternative to solid form vitamin and supplements,” said Wojo Nutrition Founder Carol Knowles. “Our different formulas fit the needs of its users whether it be for energy, focus, mood and more this is what makes Wojo so beneficial and unique.”

Each single serving formula begins with a base of 6 B vitamins that are essential to healthy nerve and cell development. It’s then enhanced with a blend of herbal extracts and naturally derived amino acids and vitamins specific to its intended use. As an added health benefit, all of their offerings are free of sugar, artificial sweeteners and flavorings, and chemical masking agents.

Currently, there are two products available for purchase. wojoENERGY is their proprietary formula, which provides balanced, feel good energy and support throughout the day, while wojoCALM is a soothing way to remove stress before it gets out of hand.

This summer they’ll be releasing four new offerings including wojoFOCUS, wojoSUN, wojoWELL, and wojoMOOD.

“I hope that people may reach for a Wojo before they make the decision to reach for a pharmaceutical product or sugary energy drinks,” said Knowles.

Wojo Nutrition will be showcasing their line of products at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California, running from March 4th-8th.

Founded in June 2012, Wojo Nutrition spent over two years developing their special formulas before bringing them to market in 2015.

“I launched Wojo as a way to provide men and women with a supplement that lets them focus on their journey, not just surviving from day to day,” said Knowles.

“Sometimes that means harnessing more energy, focus, or a better mood to face what’s ahead, and that’s where Wojo gives the body and mind a gentle nudge in the right direction.”

For additional information please visit http://www.wojonutrition.com or contact Nicki(at)veteranpr(dot)com.







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Bombshell Fitness’s First Pageant Client, Nia Sanchez, Takes It All the Way to Miss Universe


Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Bombshell Fitness’ first Pageant Client, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, finished first runner up in the Miss Universe® pageant Sunday, January 25th, 2015 in Doral, Miami.

Ms. Sanchez has been training personally with Bombshell Fitness CEO/Founder Shannon Dey since Nia won the Miss Nevada contest in January 2014. That’s when she and Ms. Dey began training for the 2014 Miss USA pageant last June, where Nia earned her crown. Once crowned, Nia and Shannon continued to work hand-in-hand on her customized Bombshell training and nutrition programs in preparation for the Miss Universe competition.

While Bombshell Fitness is best known for sculpting winning women in the competitive Bikini and Figure divisions of the NPC/IFBB, Shannon Dey enthusiastically embraced the company’s surprising entry into the pageant industry.

Dey commented “Traditionally, beauty pageants contestants have not focused on strength training, muscle development and eating carbs, fats and proteins five times a day! But Nia is a 4th degree black belt in taekwondo so our specialized training system and clean nutrition regime did not faze her. Nia is a wonderful ambassador for empowering women all over the world to take control of their health, fitness and well-being. I could not be more proud of what Nia has accomplished and the inspiration she will provide to other pageant hopefuls in the future!”

Nia Sanchez was also recently ranked “#1 Pageant Swimsuit Body of 2014” by Pageant Planet for “just the right amount of muscle and curves”.

When Ms. Sanchez was asked by a twitter follower “how does one achieve that amazing body of yours?”— Nia responded “I ate 5 well balanced meals, and worked out 5-6 days a week. I had the perfect plan thanks to Bombshell!”.

In addition to training Nia Sanchez, Bombshell Fitness is now the Official Training Sponsor for 2015 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA State Winners, including Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Wisconsin.

For more information, visit http://www.bombshellfitness.com and Bombshell Fitness on Facebook or contact Bombshell Fitness directly at http://bombshellfitness.com/about-us/contact-us/.

About Bombshell FitnessTM, LLC

Bombshell FitnessTM is a Health and Fitness Company founded in 2007 by veteran fitness specialist Shannon Dey, M.S. Health Education/Doctoral Candidate Sports Psychology and IFBB Pro Athlete.

Ms. Dey developed the Bombshell Fitness Training SystemTM—a unique and specialized combination of clean nutrition, weight training, plyometric workouts, cardiovascular training and 100% healthy supplements designed and customized exclusively for women of varying body types and fitness levels. With clients in 30 countries, Bombshell FitnessTM offers a wide variety of online training programs for Competitive and Non-Competitive athletes supported by a full-time Coaching Staff of IFBB PROS and Certified Nutritionist, as well as personal and group training programs year-round at Bombshell Camps and Academies hosted at their full-service complex in Daytona Beach. Team BombshellTM—is the largest and most prestigious Professional Competitive Fitness Training Team in the world. This elite team of all female athletes competes globally in the Fitness and Bikini Divisions of the IFBB and NPC, producing more IFBB PROS and NPC champions than any other training program in the world.

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