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Exercise helps beat the Winter Blahs

 Spring just won’t get here!  Sunrise is deceiving as the gloriously warm sunshine fades into a gloomy, cold, clinging-to-the-doldrums-of-winter day.  Now is the time of year when a fitness program like a women’s boot camp can really pay off.  Studies have shown that when Winter comes around, one in four of us will experience some form of Winter doldrums.  Even those of us who make it through Winter okay start to feel a bit gloomy as Spring doesn’t seem to take dominion of the calendar.  Winter is fading, and as Spring begins popping its blooms through the thawing soil, the sun rises earlier every day.  5:30 doesn’t seem so dark, dreary, and painful.  The idea of exercise is more and more attractive, and one reason that jog looks so good: exercise delivers the best natural solution to the Winter Blahs: endorphins.

Endorphins are the brain chemicals that decrease stress hormones like cortisol and boost your mood.  They’re the “feel good hormones.”  Regular exercise is an excellent way to release endorphins and beat the Winter Blahs.  You can get a jump start on an exercise regimen with a ramped-up program like a fitness boot camp.  When you give your body the care and attention it needs, it rewards you for it.  A thirty-minute jog can increase your heart rate and step up your metabolism.  It fights the fat that can accumulate during the holiday season.  More importantly, exercise also releases endorphins in your brain.  


If the secret to fitness success is mind over matter, then maybe endorphins can be used to make Spring get here faster.  Start that workout regimen you’ve been considering.  Start feeling the endorphin rush.  Feel good and radiate those “feel-good” vibes.  Before you know it, the sun shines a bit brighter.  The air is a bit fresher.  Your clothes from last spring are a bit looser.  Before you know it, you’ll be hooked on this feeling good thing.  


Challenge yourself to one month of feeling good.  Maybe a boot camp doesn’t fit into your schedule this month.  Take a walk.  A brisk, 30-minute walk will make you a believer in the power of endorphins to make you feel good.  If you’re looking for a motivator, commit to doing a charity walk.  Do something good for the world while doing something good for you.  Challenge a friend to participate with you.  Share the good feelings.  It’s Spring!



David Krainiak – Program Director and Head Coach

David Krainiak is the Head Trainer of Southern Oakland County’s Adventure Boot Camps.

Also, David is Program Director and Owner of all the Adventure Boot Camp locations.

David is a highly qualified and multi-level fitness instructor. He attended college for Exercise Science and Business. He continuously educates himself and is currently a NESTA Certified Adventure BootCamp Instructor and has acquired 15 certifications. David K was born and raised right here in Detroit. He has over 15 yrs of health and fitness experience starting back in his earliest years playing sports and competing in martial arts as a kid. He grew up in a very athletic environment and always had a passion for health and fitness. David is very active physically as well as in the community. He trains regularly and is active in fitness events and charity runs. His company (David K Enterprises Inc) is working with other professionals in Michigan to innovate new fitness and health programs for adults as well as our kids to make Michigan a healthier and leaner state. David is also a published free lance writer and co-author and continues to write articles for various publications. He frequently does public speaking engagements as well and is available for bookings. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers, the local tv news, on the radio, and is available for media opportunities.

Why a women’s only camp at 5:30am? Funny…but the inspiration came from being surrounded by amazing women in my life starting with both of my grandmothers who have passed away, my amazing mom, and my older sister that used to kick my butt a lot when I was very young! lol… I saw the struggles they went through with trying to stay fit at all ages, and wanted to create an environment that any of them could join and feel comfortable in..unlike the typical gym atmoshere experience where they were left intimidated, confused, and at some points… even felt taken advantage of by high pressured, sales people (I mean trainers).

I am proud to say Michigans Adventure Boot Camp is rapidly expanding throughout Southeast Michigan as I continue with my vision of attracting professionally like-minded women, moms, and housewives to our boot camps which is ultimately a comfortable community where women can connect and make friends, receive support and motivation, while receiving premium fitness training that is safe, fun, and effective for all fitness levels.  This is all part of a much bigger vision we have to be a major component and catalyst in helping the women of Michigan become the healthiest and most fit women in the country.

There is so much fallacy and fiction when it comes to exercise and diets. This site will provide information that is true, safe and also practical. The demands placed on women today are more than ever as your days are becoming more like a juggling act with so much to do….the life of a mother! Our website will provide information to make your life easier as I provide real useful information that will get you better fitness results in less time and easy eating tips that are practical and not going to leave you drained and confused.

David was nominated as best personal trainer in Hour Magazines “2010 BEST OF DETROIT”

“Hi, I want to give a friendly welcome to the ladies of Michigan. I look forward to seeing you in our next Adventure Camp. Besides wonderful results you can easily look forward to a lot of fun, variety and a great network of supportive friends. I cant wait to meet you soon!” – David K

David Krainiak teaches the Southern Oakland County Boot Camps.

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ExerClock Software Helps People in Sedentary Jobs to Improve Wellness and Prevent Sitting Disease

Hartland, WI (PRWEB) May 27, 2015

Fueled by the growing health epidemic linked to our society’s technology-driven, inactive employee workforce, Milwaukee-area Physical Therapist Cory Schneider has launched ExerClock, a new software application that reminds individuals and employees to exercise at work in the form of short micro-exercise videos performed throughout the day to break up prolonged periods of sitting. ExerClock helps employees boost metabolism, burn calories, and ward off metabolic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease that are common among sedentary employees.

“It’s troubling to me that approximately 70 percent of Americans spend at least 6-8 hours a day sitting, mostly at work. It is costing U.S. businesses more than $ 90 billion each year to treat diseases and conditions that stem from a lack of physical activity, which are commonly referred to as ‘sitting disease’,” said Schneider.

Individual ExerClock memberships are great for work-from-home employees, individuals with health risks, or even dedicated athletes and fitness buffs who desire to protect their health and wellness. While corporate memberships are available, individuals can sign up for ExerClock without having to go through an employer, leveraging this new technology as yet another way to keep themselves fit and moving throughout the day.

“I developed ExerClock to empower people to be more active, to take control of their health, and to increase their productivity throughout the work day. It’s time to put a stop to the ‘metabolic shutdown’ that occurs when our bodies don’t move. ExerClock is a terrific tool that gives us all that needed reminder, as well as the exercises to perform throughout our busy days. We are stimulating physical activity that leads to healthier, more productive lifestyles that help curb spiraling health care costs,” said Schneider.

Prompted Mini-Workouts Improve Wellbeing

ExerClock features a customizable computer reminder coupled with micro-exercises (brief exercise sessions, 1.5-3.5 minutes in duration) that are performed routinely throughout the day to stimulate metabolism and reduce the negative effects that prolonged sitting has on our bodies.

A 2009 study published by the American College of Sports Medicine reported that those who were most sedentary had a 50 percent increased risk of an early death, regardless of their fitness level.

“This means that even those who exercise regularly outside of work will benefit from breaking up prolonged periods of sitting with ExerClock’s reminders and micro-exercises during their work day,” said Schneider.

Individuals can schedule the timing of their exercise reminders, choose the video length (one to three minutes), the type of micro-exercise (yoga, lower back and neck, legs, core, carpal tunnel and more) and intensity (beginner, intermediate or advanced). They can also track their goals and progress in a customizable, personalized dashboard.

Additional Features Available

For wellness enthusiasts, ExerClock also can also be used in conjunction with fitness bands, such as fitbit®, to track nutrition and physical activity. For an additional fee, users can also consult with registered dietitians and fitness experts for custom dietary and fitness plans. Subscribers can also find recommended active office furniture like stand-up desks, as well as exercise equipment and nutritional supplements for sale through the website. To learn more about individual or corporate memberships, visit

About ExerClock

ExerClock is an active, engaging wellness tool designed to alleviate the health and productivity issues related to sedentary jobs and lifestyles. Developed by a physical therapist, ExerClock is a web-based computer program, coupling a customized reminder with individualized micro-exercise videos that are performed throughout the work day. This individual and corporate wellness program addresses the specific needs of each individual participant. ExerClock is focused on reducing the health risks associated with sedentary work lifestyles, by promoting physical activity that increases the body’s metabolism and strength, drastically raises mental awareness and productivity, and assists in driving down health care costs. Follow ExerClock on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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How Well Do You Know Your Friends? Social Card Game WHOM, Launching on Kickstarter, Helps You Find Out

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015

All those postings and photos, but how well can anyone possibly know someone through social media? The engaging social card game WHOM helps answer that. Created by award-winning industry creative Joey Caroni, a team of artists and a ton of late night play sessions, WHOM is a completely new take on card games that pits friends against friends in a game of secrets and big reveals. In WHOM, only the best friends will come out on top.

WHOM has completed pre-production and is now pre-selling the game on Kickstarter.

“WHOM has been in process for a long time and was born from my desire to get to know my friends better,” Joey Caroni said. “WHOM games are always very revealing and result in many funny ‘aha’ moments among friends. At the end of every game, players leave knowing their friends better, and usually being pretty shocked at the results.”

In a high tech world where interactions with friends are largely fleeting and more about, perhaps, what we eat or going to the gym, game nights among friends are seeing a huge resurgence. WHOM is designed to take a typical game night and not only make it incredibly fun but also really insightful. It is the perfect conversation starter and can be played with old and new friends alike. WHOM launched a Kickstarter to meet the minimum quantities needed by their suppliers to ship the card game.

For a $ 25 pledge, Kickstarter backers can get the full game at launch this summer. Each set includes 50 full-color WHOM question cards (4.75 inch x 4.75 inch), a premium magnetic box, card stand and 50-sheet score pad.

WHOM also created some innovative additional rewards for larger pledges, which include the limited WHOM “Selfie Package” where a WHOM artist will draw you directly into a future piece of game art.

Key Features:

Beautifully Illustrated – Original artwork by eight noteworthy and talented artists.
Expansions – Booster decks of 50 additional cards featuring all new art and questions
Bonus Questions – Call out friends in a popular vote to see which one best fits each description
Friend Score – The total number of questions guessed right for a player. Soulmate status or work on that friendship? WHOM shows!
Easy Fun – Hysterical, revealing and downright disturbing fun in four steps.

How to WHOM:

1. Draw a card and read the question and all of the answers out loud.

2. Choose an answer for yourself and make a best guess for each player. Then, write them on the scoresheet.

3. Take turns revealing answers. Each correct answer earns a point!

4. The player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

In the future, there are plans for a WHOM mobile game (already in development) and other multimedia products, but getting the physical card game to consumers is WHOM’s priority now.

Art assets are available here:

About WHOM

WHOM is an illustrated party card game with hilariously revealing questions that test how well a person really knows their friends and what they really think about you! WHOM was designed as a game to play with a significant other, best friend, coworkers, the gang from high school, family or even someone you’ve just met. In an age when people share everything in social media, WHOM makes the universal human experience of getting to know someone a fun and rewarding challenge, with points! For more information, please visit

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Kim Swann



Weight Loss Program for Kids from Kurbo Health Helps Local Teen Beat Childhood Obesity Odds

Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) March 09, 2015

Childhood obesity is an undeniable epidemic in the US today, with recent statistics showing at least one in three children in America are severely overweight or obese – and that number is rising. However, there’s at least one local Gainesville teen who is bucking these odds with the help of an innovative new weight loss program for kids called Kurbo.

Twelve-year-old Meg McDermott, who was afflicted by an intestinal illness last year that kept her from exercising and led to weight gain, has turned her health and body image around over the past year with use of the Kurbo app and digital coaching program. Not only did Meg reduce her BMI (body mass index) by more than seven percent, she has gained confidence and also inspired her mom, Carol, to get fit and lose weight herself.

Kurbo is the first mobile weight loss program for kids and teens designed specifically to help kids, teens and their parents learn to eat healthier and lose weight if needed. It’s based on Stanford University’s renowned pediatric weight control program, and follows the well-known “Traffic Light Diet” food classification system, which encourages users to consume fewer “red foods” (i.e., processed foods high in sugar and fat), more “greens” (most fruits and vegetables) and “yellows” (e.g., whole grain breads, dairy products, lean meats, etc.) in moderation. In addition, Kurbo users receive feedback and encouragement via text messages and weekly phone or video chats with a personal coach.

Within the Kurbo app itself, features include the food and exercise tracker, as well as fun games, budgeting tools, helpful videos, weekly challenges and progress screens. Users also receive virtual coaching (SMS text messages and notifications providing feedback and recommendations based on tracker entries), as well as personal coaching in the form of weekly phone calls or video chats with a live coach.

Kurbo Works: 90% Success Rate by Users

Meg McDermott is not the only child to find success using Kurbo. In fact, in the first pilot program for 65 children ages 8-17 years old who completed the Kurbo program between March and July 2014, users experienced a significant reduction (0.26) in their body mass index by (BMI). Of this group, 90% of the children either maintained or reduced their weight, and of those who reduced their weight, 58% reduced their BMI by over 3% and 20% of these reduced their BMI by over 7%.

In addition to weight loss and BMI reduction, at the end of the Kurbo program, kids reported higher levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, improved feelings of self-control, more physically active lifestyle, and reduced conflict between kids and parents over food and exercise. (For more on Kurbo’s outcomes, visit

About Kurbo

Kurbo is the first mobile weight loss program for kids and teens. Based on Stanford University’s renowned and research-based Pediatric Weight Control Program, Kurbo is the only system combining personalized coaching and expert advice with mobile apps for food and activity tracking to promote healthier eating and exercise habits for children and their families. Kurbo Health is part of Rock Health, a full-service seed fund for digital health startups. The company has offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. For more information, please visit

Exercise Program at Nationwide Children’s Helps Cancer Survivors Regain Strength and Confidence

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King Kullen Helps Customers with New Years Resolutions

Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2015

January is the perfect time for a fresh start. Those looking to gain a healthier and more active lifestyle can do so with the help of King Kullen. King Kullen is committed to helping all their customers accomplish their goals and stick to their new year’s resolutions this month. The grocery store is offering tips on the best foods to eat and more for the winter season.

Incorporating certain foods into one’s diet can help to encourage weight loss. For example, grapefruit is low in calories and sugar as well as high in soluble fiber, which satisfies and prevents overeating. Green tea can help to increase the metabolic rate of the human body, which intensifies the rate at which the body burns calories into energy.

Cinnamon, lemon and honey can all be beneficial for one’s diet and can be consumed in a cup of tea. Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar levels, which results in fewer cravings. Lemon helps to lose weight by increasing metabolic rate. Honey provides a desired sweetness, while also providing necessary nutrients and helping with proper digestion.

Making a few substitutions in one’s regular diet can also result in healthy benefits. Try quinoa instead of rice or avocado instead of mayo. Mix tuna or chicken with avocado for a tasty salad. Avocado mixed with lemon can also be used in place of fattening dressings. Blend frozen bananas and almonds or peanut butter for a sweet treat instead of ice cream.

It can be difficult to find motivation to exercise, since it’s too cold to do anything outdoors. However, there are plenty of fun workouts that can be done indoors. Using weights or an exercise ball can help increase one’s strength or try this workout for something fun and equipment-free.

Warm up with some winter spices this month. Allspice, star anise, chai and cloves are the perfect addition to your tea and more. Star anise has powerful infection-fighting properties due to its compounds of shikimic acid and anethole. It can be used in tea or even applesauce. Try making this delicious homemade apple cider with allspice and cloves.

The crockpot is an extremely useful tool for warm winter meals. Whether it’s for soup, stew or something else, it’s sure to be delicious and perfect for the winter season. These soup recipes are both healthy and delicious, so the whole family is sure to love them. Check out King Kullen’s Pinterest page for more great slow cooker recipes.

It can be tempting to spend the whole winter season lying on the couch under a blanket, but there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family moving. Spice things up a bit this winter and try something new. Take the kids to an indoor skating rink for a fun family activity that requires exercise. Build a fort or go camping in the living room. Spend some time making crafts like this paper heart penguin. King Kullen’s Pinterest page offers tons of ideas for fun crafts and recipes to make with the kids.

The winter season offers great opportunities to make some changes in one’s diet, exercise and activities. This year, try something different to stick to a new year’s resolution and to improve your life. For great food, recipe ideas and more, visit the nearest King Kullen location today.

About the company:

Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family-owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 37 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

Nader Keshvaris new book helps readers Enjoy Better Sex

LONDON (PRWEB) January 12, 2015

From 1985 to 1990, author Nader Keshvari became sexually impotent after a traumatic kidnapping experience. With traditional doctors unable to help him regain his sexual passion, he turned to holistic therapy for answers. What he found was startling – holistic healing helped him overcome impotence and regain his appetite for sex with greater desire than ever before.

In his new guide to sexual healing and self-improvement titled “Enjoy Better Sex” (published by AuthorHouse UK), Keshvari details the ways in which any person struggling with impotence can improve his or her sex life following simple changes to diet, exercise and attitude.

“If you are impotent, suffer from premature ejaculation, are overweight or have a diabetes problem, read and do what is in this book to the letter,” Keshvari says. “You have a life of joy to gain at no cost to you. Compare the results from just a few days to a few weeks and you will believe miracles exist, just as I do.”

Enjoy Better Sex

By Dr. Nader Keshvari

Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781496979230

Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 118 pages | ISBN 9781491895429

E-Book | 118 pages | ISBN 9781491895436

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Nader Keshvari was a man who never experienced intimacy problems. He was a healthy, married, happy business owner in a small town in the Alpine region of Europe. But over the course of five weeks, he was kidnapped, drugged and raped. He then carried the stress of this traumatic experience with him and suffered in his career, his marriage and his sex life. After gaining his life back, he still struggled with impotency. After researching treatments for impotency for two years and joining the Institute of Holistic Therapists in 1991, he learned how to treat his impotency without the use of drugs and have a better sex life than ever before.

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