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How to Start and Stay With an Exercise Program For Life

You know all the stories, all the warnings, all the dire afflictions to your body, your health, your quality of life, and eventually, your early mortality coming to you soon or eventually, unless: you eat healthy, get enough sleep, give up smoking, and especially, exercise, exercise, exercise.

The chances of morbid obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems, including stroke and heart attack have all been shown in countless studies to be reduced or eliminated through exercise. And you know that also. But it seems so hard, and it hurts, and you have perhaps tried, didn’t see any changes, or feel any better, and just quit. Or maybe you wanted to do something to improve your body, but you like good food and pleasant drinking and hanging out, way too much to trade it in for the hard work and time taken for regular exercise.

But truly putting things in perspective, you need to hear the words of Joanne Woodward, excellent actress herself, but better known as the late Paul Newman’s wife. In a question posed by the TV interviewer about her movie of a female marathoner and in real life, a committed runner: “How can one of your favorite foods be pasta and sauce when you are a runner, doesn’t that cancel out your exercise?”, Ms. Woodward replied: “you have it all backwards, I run precisely so that I’m able to partake of pasta and sauce and all those other wonderful foods”. So exercise not only saves your life, but vastly improves the quality of it.

Almost every expert will tell you to start by walking outdoors. Moving at all, of course, is a plus, but we would recommend a gym membership where you can still walk but in air temperature comfort, while at the same time having a machine to ratchet up the speed as in a treadmill which, in turn increases your heart rate. Your improvement in cardiovascular endurance will be enhanced by moving just a tad faster each day, which does not happen in an ordinary stroll. When you get to the point that the speed requires running, ditch the treadmill for an elliptical machine, because you’ll get the same aerobic benefit without the knee pounding resulting from lifting the feet. Even better, check out the elliptical machines before you decide on a gym, and see if they feature the new ones such as “Sports Art” that allow you to ratchet up the degree of difficulty to achieve not only the endurance needed to increase your lung capacity (aerobic exercise), but also to add muscle (anaerobic exercise) to your lower body.

That last point about anaerobic activity to improve muscle size and flexibility is an essential part of your exercise whether you’re overweight by a little or a lot, and a key element in weight control. You see, muscle burns calories much faster than fat does, even when you’re completely at rest. So it’s exercise, especially aerobic to take weight off, and resistance training to add muscle so that your muscle mass will keep the calories burning and therefore continue to keep weight off, even when you’re not exercising! So, let your gym people introduce you to the resistance machine circuit that you can begin with, and in many cases, have you instructed in each machine use, either at no or at a small fee.

Armed with this knowledge, and somewhat motivated, let’s face the most difficult part of starting in a gym with all those in-shape people when you feel you are so out of shape. As they say in New York City, “fugedaboutit”! Nobody that goes to a gym that I know of, in countless cities that I have been in, will be treating you badly, or staring, or even thinking about putting you down in any way. At the most, if you are overweight, they’re only going to think that you are where you’re supposed to be, and even perhaps, “God bless you for taking it on” and silently praise your courage, because so many of them started as you have.

So lets get started and remember what someone, I forget who, said about our bodies: “Our body is the baggage that we carry around all our life, keep it light and strong”.

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Barnabas Health Teams Up With Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot To Launch “Life Is Better Healthy” Cooking Video Series

West Orange, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 05, 2015

Barnabas Health, the state’s largest not-for-profit health care system, today announced the launch of a new healthy cooking video series starring celebrity chef Sam Talbot. Talbot, a season two semi-finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef, teamed up with Barnabas Health to showcase recipes and dishes that promote wellness and healthy living. In support of the series, Barnabas Health is also re-launching an enhanced Wellness Website and the videos will be showcased on social media.

“Building healthier communities is a crucial part of Barnabas Health’s mission,” said Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health. “As we become more intimately involved with our communities’ wellness in places where people work, live, and play, we will be providing education programs that will yield measurable behavior changes and health outcomes. This video series is another way for us to impact the well-being of the communities we serve.”

Diagnosed at a young age with Type 1 Diabetes, Talbot lives with a deep understanding of the impact food can have on a person’s life. This perspective has allowed him to develop unique recipes highlighting the importance of eating right and cooking healthy.    

Talbot is featured in 11 videos with Barnabas Health dieticians combining the science of nutrition as it relates to healthy eating and wellness with the art of cooking.

“Partnering with a health care system like Barnabas Health has been a wonderful opportunity to fulfill my mission to showcase the special blend of science and the art of cooking while promoting health and wellness, said Talbot. “The videos and unique recipes were designed to make cooking enjoyable and help educate families on the importance of nutrition and eating healthy.”

The “Life is better healthy cooking series with Sam Talbot” was designed to help educate families on how to eat healthier in a fast paced, fast food environment. The series also highlights the importance of making healthy choices of fruits and vegetables instead of highly processed, fast and convenient foods. These recipes are simple, quick, nutritious, and inexpensive.

The 11-episode series includes videos on breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacking, fast food, processed food and balanced diet as well as episodes featuring seasonal foods and recipes.

Content for the videos were developed by Talbot in conjunction with Barbara Mintz, RD, Vice President of Healthy Living and Community Engagement for Barnabas Health.

In addition to the ‘Life is better healthy’ cooking videos, the enhanced Wellness Website also features healthy recipes, health quizzes, diet and exercise tips, age-specific guidelines for appropriate health screenings and tests, as well as health blogs and an A to Z health library.

“This website and the new, interactive content featured were developed to promote healthier eating habits and healthier living,” says Ms. Mintz. “Our goal is to help the community become more informed about the importance of healthful eating and the positive impacts it can have on their overall health and wellness.”

“At Barnabas Health, ‘Life is better healthy’ is not just our motto – it’s our way of life. We incorporated that philosophy into this website redesign and truly made it all about the people we serve and gave them access to resources they can use to achieve optimal health,” added Ms. Mintz.

For more information or to explore the new website, visit http://www.BarnabasHealth.org/Wellness.

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Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics Voted Best-Selling Probiotic Brand


Clearwater, Florida (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

“We are very pleased to accept the Natural Choice Award from Whole Foods Magazine,” stated Ken Vargha, Renew Life’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “At Renew Life, we believe that good digestion is at the core of a healthy, happy life. Our Ultimate Flora is a comprehensive brand of high-potency probiotics that support both digestive and immune health.* We’re committed to helping our consumers feel better about their digestive health, and are thrilled to be recognized by Whole Foods Magazine readers for our quality products.” Whole Foods Magazine is a monthly trade journal for the natural foods industry.

Ultimate Flora Probiotics—Good for Your Gut

There are 100 trillion bacteria inside the digestive tract. It’s a complex system that requires a delicate balance to keep it thriving. But stress, aging, poor diet, and other issues can upset that equilibrium. To promote digestive balance, Ultimate Flora Probiotics:


Feature powerful and effective high-potency formulas to help boost good gut bacteria*
Combine multiple, scientifically studied strains to support the gut flora’s natural harmony*
Use delayed-release capsules to help ensure more friendly probiotics reach the intestinal tract*

Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics are available in a variety of formulas to suit individual needs, and can be found in health food stores and major retailers nationwide.

Digestive Wellness, Naturally

Renew Life believes that better health begins with better digestion. For nearly two decades Renew Life has formulated superior-quality digestive care supplements to help people achieve optimal health from the inside out.* The company stands behind the purity, potency, and efficacy of every product, and their commitment to help people renew their lives through better digestive health.

For more information about Renew Life Ultimate Flora probiotics, please contact Bcooper(at)renewlife(dot)com.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.







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Life Fitness 9100 Review

Life Fitness 9100 HR is considered as a classic treadmill in the market. The users have already taken this product as their favorite workout products available at this moment. A 2 HP motor powering the unit can change and set the speed between 1 and 10 miles per hour. The inclination is between 0 and 15 percent. The price of this machine is definitely a bit higher. You can get a brand new Life Fitness 9100 at $ 5.8K and when you are looking forward to a reconditioned machine, you are getting this only at $ 1.8K. That’s why you should take a look on the features associated with this treadmill and learn if it is going to fulfill your needs. You have to make sure how to use this machine to maintain your routine and daily lifestyle with this wonderful fitness machine.

The width of Life Fitness 9100 is 31 inches with a length of 80 inches and height 48 inches. This treadmill is heavy and this 370 pounds machine offers a 350 pounds weight capacity. In case you are trying to use this product for running, you should have your weight under 300 pounds. Even if you are overweight and weighing more than 300 pounds, you can use this machine for yourself. There is a shock absorber installed into this machine. The surface area of this machine is comfortable for the user. The belt installed in this machine is situated on the 2.5 inches roller. The easiness of maintaining the machine Life Fitness 9100 has also turned this into a popular instrument among the people. The self-waxing system installed and equipped inside this machine has made a in-house self-decorating machine. There might be a few more designs of the same health company. But, you have to learn about the features in Life Fitness 9100 that have made this product exclusive among all other products around.

The heart rate monitor integrated inside this Life Fitness 9100 HR can be the best equipment for a heart patient. While working out, you should have a clear idea of what is happening inside your body. This Life Fitness 9100 machine also shows some vital informations. These informations include burnt fat, cardio and hill at the same time. The total amount of calories burnt can also be figured out with this machine. That’s why, the health associates and the health concerns are very interested in this particular product.

Learn More about the Life Fitness 9100 on our Health Blog today.

Cardiologists Orders: Heal Your Heart to Heal Your Life


NASHVILLE (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

Life is often about the heart and what consumes it. Matters of the heart, whether physical or spiritual, are not to be taken lightly.

Cardiologist Arthur E. Constantine has helped patients from all walks of life over the course of his 24-year career. The most important discovery he has made is that there is an inseparable intertwining of the physical and spiritual bindings of the heart.

“We all must take personal responsibility for our physical and spiritual health,” Constantine said. “Our habits shape how we live our lives.”

Constantine’s new book, “It’s Always the Heart,” offers valuable, life changing clinical and spiritual insights into the prevention of and recovery from heart disease. Readers discover what it means to be completed healed in mind, spirit and body.

With equal measures of diet and exercise guidance and Bible-based insight, “It’s Always the Heart” shares 10 patient stories, each with a different physical heart ailment rooted in a parallel spiritual heart problem.

Through these patient stories and other insights in his new book, Constantine demonstrates that all obstacles in life can only be overcome by changing the heart, which in turn will affect finances, attitude, relationships, addictions, overall health, etc.

“Everyone is busy but all have to balance and prioritize the important things including preparing healthy meals, engaging in daily exercise, and studying a spiritual message daily,” Constantine said. “This world has a heart problem both physical and spiritual and it is time to unclog these clogged arteries.”

“It’s Always the Heart”

By: Arthur E. Constantine, MD

ISBN: 978-1-49082-941-8

Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book

Available on amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, bookstore.westbowpress.com, and http://www.itsalwaystheheart.com

About the author

Arthur E. Constantine, MD, earned a medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and did a cardiology fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. He is a cardiologist practicing at the Heart Group/St. Thomas Heart at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.







Stronger Life launches a Go Fund Me Campaign for Miracles From Muscles in Motion DVD Set


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

Stronger Life, INC is honored to begin production of their Miracles From Muscles in Motion DVD campaign. The Miracles From Muscles in Motion DVD is a series of seven exercise classes for seniors and special needs individuals. Founded by certified trainer and philanthropist Tony Lorrich, Stronger Life, INC provides in-home fitness classes for seniors who find gyms and public facilities intimidating. The Miracle DVD campaign is seeking funding through crowd sourcing web site GoFundMe.com in support of their Hero Tribute.

There will be three phases of production for the seven-piece DVD set. The first phase is the Hero Tribute video focusing on mothers and female parental figures, which will be showcased on Mother’s Day 2015.

There will be a video released displaying the names of each honored hero set to the song Better Days, made famous by Dianne Reeves. The deadline for submitting names for this phase is 11:59 pm PST on April 23, 2015. Phase two is the filming and production of the first Miracles From Muscles in Motion exercise DVD. This first exercise DVD in the set of 7 will be completed in July 2015.

The Hero Tribute gives supporters of the Stronger Life mission an opportunity to nominate honorable individuals for hero status. “In a world that is overly generous with the label ‘Hero,’ we, at Stronger Life think it is time to construct a living monument that honors and celebrates the true heroes in our lives. The Hero Tribute is designed to honor any adult who has positively shaped your life,” says Tony Lorrich, Executive Director for Stronger Life.

The Miracles From Muscles in Motion DVD set being filmed in Los Angeles will feature expert senior trainer Tony Lorrich. The Hero Tribute and Miracles From Muscles in Motion DVD campaign could not have a greater more appropriate champion than Tony Lorrich. With over 40 years of experience in the fitness industry, Lorrich has built his reputation working with Southern California’s most premier active senior communities. He is the founder and executive director of the Hollywood-based fitness company Stronger Life.

About Stronger Life, INC

Stronger Life, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation organized to educate, encourage and empower seniors to improve their quality of life through nutritional education and regular exercise. Trained professional fitness and nutrition experts provide counsel, direction and supervision that teach seniors how to function and live at an optimum level throughout their retirement years. For more information, go to http://www.strongerlife.org/.







Home Care Assistance’s Balanced Care Method Improves Quality of Life for Montreal Clients


Montréal, QC (PRWEB) February 20, 2015

Home Care Assistance of Montreal, a leading provider of in-home care, continues to offer a higher quality of care with its proprietary Balanced Care Method. Not content with the existing in-home care paradigms, which tend to focus solely on assistance with activities of daily living, Home Care Assistance designed the Method to promote healthy mind, body and spirit. The company has received overwhelming, positive feedback from medical and senior care professionals, praising the holistic and innovative approach to care.

Based on scientific studies of the world’s healthiest seniors, the Balanced Care Method captures five key behaviours correlated with healthy longevity: healthy diet, physical exercise, active social ties, mental stimulation and a sense of purpose and calm. Caregivers are professionally trained to incorporate each area of the Method in daily care to ensure that the same caliber of care is provided to clients across the globe. For example, caregivers have access to healthy meal preparation training through the company’s online Home Care Assistance University. Home Care Assistance also recently published a cookbook, Comfort Foods: A Healthy Twist on Classic Favourites, which provides healthy, tasty alternatives to traditional dishes, such as a “fried chicken” baked with a corn flake crust.

“To truly fulfill our mission to change the way the world ages, it’s important to not only educate our staff and clients on healthy aging and wellness, but to also provide this knowledge to our communities,” said Tim Thomas, owner of Home Care Assistance of Montreal. “We believe that empowering people to be proactive and informed when it comes to their health will lead to them making better health decisions, ultimately improving their quality of life.”

In addition to education around nutrition, Home Care Assistance caregivers are also trained to promote physical activity among their clients, tailored to client mobility and preference. Consistent exercise has been shown to delay memory loss, slow cognitive decline and muscle atrophy and boost mood and mental wellbeing. Home Care Assistance clients tend to not only maintain their physical statuses, but to improve and thrive through the program.

A thorough intake and continued client monitoring enable care managers to develop personalized care programs that incorporate client preferences, personality and history. For example if a client expresses a love of music and values active membership in community groups, a care manager would format a care plan with a dedicated focus on facilitating social ties and active engagement with music (creating, listening, discussing, etc.).

The Balanced Care Method is unlike any other care program in its tailored and research-based approach to longevity. The focus on overall wellbeing results in clients and caregivers reporting higher degrees of satisfaction and fulfillment, and is sure to continue setting the benchmark for excellence in the industry.

For more information on Home Care Assistance’s Balanced Care Method and our expertly trained caregivers, please visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceMontreal.ca or call 514-907-5065. The office is located at 4464 Ste-Catherine West, Montreal, H3Z 1R7.

ABOUT HOME CARE ASSISTANCE

Home Care Assistance Montreal is the leading provider of home care for seniors in the Greater Montreal Area. Our mission is to change the way the world ages. We provide older adults with quality care that enables them to live happier, healthier lives at home. Our services are distinguished by the caliber of our caregivers, the responsiveness of our staff and our expertise in Live-In care. We also specialize in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, palliative care, stroke care, Parkinson care and companion care. For more information, visit http://www.HomeCareAssistanceMontreal.ca







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CreateWriteNow Introduces 21 Days Declutter Your Life Journaling Challenge


Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 12, 2015

CreateWriteNow has just announced launch of the 21 Days Declutter Your Life Journaling Challenge, a new 21-day program that uses the power of journaling to address clutter in the home, scheduled to begin Sunday, March 1st, 2015.

Aimed at helping participants adjust behaviors that lead to disorganization and clutter in the first place, the course uses daily journaling exercises to get to the heart of related personal issues and psychological roadblocks—and offers alternative ways to think about cleanup and organization on a day-to-day basis.

Developed by Mari L. McCarthy, journaling therapy specialist and founder of CreateWriteNow, the 21 Days Declutter Your Life Journaling Challenge is modeled after 27 Days of Journaling to Health & Happiness, the company’s most successful program to date, now in its sixth year.

Through a series of daily journaling exercises and prompts, participants are encouraged to explore personal habits and patterns of behavior, strengths and weaknesses, and to develop fresh goals that more closely align actions with personal priorities, and tackle organization in small steps.

In addition to daily writing exercises, the program’s related eWorkbook offers helpful suggestions and tips, while an optional Facebook group provides a platform for interaction with other participants as well as encouragement and support delivered by Mari McCarthy herself.

Said McCarthy, “Physical clutter creates mental clutter. And for many, clutter turns our home environment into a source of stress rather than what it should be—a place of refuge. Of course your journal can’t do the actual decluttering for you! But it can help individuals adjust their behavior, let go of the past, and create a new path to a more orderly future.”

Added McCarthy, “The program is an ideal course for experienced journalers ready to use journaling as a tool for organization, self transformation and growth. Those who are truly prepared to make a commitment to a daily, pen-to-page journaling practice will reap the greatest rewards.”

The 21 Days Declutter Your Life Journaling Challenge is provided free of charge to participants. The related eWorkbook—and a pen!—is all that is needed to take part. The eWorkbook can be purchased in the CreateWriteNow store

(http://store.createwritenow.com/21-days-declutter-your-life-journaling-challenge/) and is available as an eBook as well as other formats including an audio book and downloadable versions for iPad, Kindle, NOOK and Sony Reader.

About CreateWriteNow

CreateWriteNow teaches individuals how to use the power of daily journaling to achieve self-discovery, personal transformation and perfect health. Founded by Mari L. McCarthy, who has used the power of daily journaling herself to overcome many of the debilitating effects of Multiple Sclerosis, the company publishes regular articles, journaling prompts, videos and eBooks and holds a number of interactive journaling challenges throughout the year.

Learn more at http://www.createwritenow.com

Learn more about the 21 Days Declutter Your life Journaling Challenge here: http://www.createwritenow.com/declutter-your-life-journaling-challenge

Contact: Mari L. McCarthy

mari(at)createwritenow(dot)com

(781) 635-5175

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CreateWriteNow

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreateWriteNow

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/create-write-now

Pinterest: pinterest.com/journaltherapy/

YouTube: youtube.com/user/MariLMcCarthy/videos







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Vuori launches new men’s performance apparel focusing on yoga, surf, sport and life.


Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2015

Founder Joe Kudla, and collaborating athlete Chris Miller, a pro skateboarder and action sports industry veteran, describe their new brand, Vuori, as a modern men’s performance line that is inspired by the coastal California lifestyle. It is an integration of yoga, surf, sport, art and life. “Vuori is functional high performance apparel that will get you through the rest of your day in style and comfort,” says key collaborator Chris Miller.

After numerous conversations on the active market Joe and Chris realized that the male customer looking for great looking performance clothing is really underserved as so many companies are focused on the women’s market. Athletes ranging from those that practice yoga, surfers, runners, climbers, and cross-fit enthusiasts all mentioned that they did not want to sacrifice style for performance but often had to choose between the two. This was the inspiration behind the brand, to create a line that was built to move and sweat in but transitioned into everyday life in a seamless way with a style that guys actually want to wear.

Vuori has assembled a great team of investors and Board of Directors that are part of the optimistic and healthy lifestyle, including musician Jason Mraz. Industry veterans, Rich Rodstein, formerly CEO of K2 and Michael Magerman, founder of Odyssey Golf are investors and will sit on the board of directors as well. Rounding out the executive team is Nikki Sakelliou, who will lead Vuori’s marketing team. Sakelliou previously lead the marketing efforts for prAna and has deep roots in the surf and skate markets, as does the rest of the creative team. Apparel designer Rebecca Bray previously lead the design efforts for RipCurl and Ashworth and the brand is currently working with newly launched creative agency, Wander and Echo.

Vuori’s Spring collection has just launched and is currently available in outdoor and surf specialty shops, high-end gyms and yoga studios as well as on-line.

ABOUT VUORI CLOTHING

Vuori is a new perspective on men’s performance apparel inspired by the coastal California lifestyle; an integration of yoga, surf, sport, art and music. The product is built to move and sweat in, yet styled for life.

For more information contact nsakelliou(at)vuoriclothing(dot)com. For inspiration visit http://www.vuoriclothing.com __title__ integrated performance]







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