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Health and Fitness Expert Samir Becic Promotes Water to the World During an Extreme Workout


Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

World renowned health and fitness expert Samir Becic, founder of nonprofit Health Fitness Revolution, created an original video in which he reveals one of the key elements to a healthy lifestyle: drink plenty of water on a daily basis. His video message, which was done during his extreme treadmill workout, was created in an effort to motivate Americans to drink more water in order to stay healthy and fit. In the video, he explains how sufficient amounts of water can boost the immune system, reduce your hunger levels, promote weight loss, improve hydration and give you younger, healthier looking skin.

The extreme video features Becic doing stunts not recommended for the public, jogging backwards and changing directions on a treadmill while simultaneously talking about the key benefits of drinking water.

“The rate at which Americans are becoming overweight and obese is increasing at an alarming rate,” Becic said. “The vast majority of Americans are living an unhealthy lifestyle and battling health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. But the good news is that 60 to 70 percent of those diseases can be prevented or controlled by living a healthy lifestyle. And one of the first and most basic principles to being healthier is drinking sufficient amounts of water.

“Two-thirds of the human body is made of water. Every cell in our body requires water to function, survive and thrive. This is why it is so important to consume at least 10 to 12 glasses into our system a day, but I recommend increasing that number to really get the wide ranging benefits of water in your body.”

Approximately 70 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated and often mistake feelings of thirst for feelings of hunger. In addition, lack of a sufficient amount of water intake is the No. 1 trigger of daily fatigue. Becic recommends drinking a large glass of water upon waking in the morning due to the fact that the body goes through a period of dehydration overnight. Drinking a glass of water first thing in the morning can also boost the digestive and metabolic systems.

In addition to the benefits mentioned in the video, other benefits include improved sleep, higher energy levels and reduced risk of kidney stones.

About Samir Becic

Samir Becic is the founder of Health Fitness Revolution, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making America a healthier nation. For several years, he was the Fitness Director for Bally Total Fitness’ largest fitness facility in America, where he earned countless awards and recognition for his training techniques and passion for fitness, including being named “No. 1 Fitness Trainer in the World” four times. He also earned the honor of Fitness Director of the Year twice during his tenure. A world renowned fitness expert and writer, Becic earned a spot in Men’s Journal’s “Top Fitness Trainers in America” list. His experience and knowledge as a health and fitness expert has allowed him the opportunity to be published in numerous media outlets across the world.

Becic is a contributing writer for FOCUS.de, one of the largest magazines in Europe, and he is a fitness expert for Verizon Wireless and several national radio and television stations. He developed the Health and Fitness program at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church, the largest mega-church in America.







Not every natural food is good for everyone says fresh water and nutrition educator Sharon Kleyne

Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 28, 2015

A widely accepted belief in the United States in recent decades has been that “Natural foods are always good for you.” Global water and nutrition advocate and educator Sharon Kleyne recently cautioned that this belief is not always true and that not all natural foods – no matter how nutritious – are good for everyone. Kleyne recently discussed individual differences in dietary and nutritional needs on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show.

The key to good nutrition, says Kleyne, is proactive personal education. It is especially important to carefully research, both pro and con, fad diets and very limited diets, before undertaking them.

The Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® recently aired the segment on May 25, 2015. For the live show or a podcast, go to http://www.SharonKleyneHour.com.

The syndicated radio show, hosted by Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, atmosphere, dehydration and vision. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry eye and eye allergies.

The most dramatic example of individual differences in nutritional needs, according to Kleyne, can be seen in people whose ancestry originated in the Arctic. Those individuals tend to have a very high tolerance for fat and animal protein and a completely vegan diet might not be as well suited for them as the same diet would be for somebody else.

Kleyne offers the following suggestions regarding food choices:

In general, fresh, locally grown organic foods are preferable to manufactured, processed and heavily packaged foods (corn on the cob is better than Fritos). Locally grow foods are better adapted to the local seasons and don’t need to be shipped as far so they are more likely to be fresh and don’t waste fossil fuel.

In season foods are more likely to be in balance with the body’s needs than out of season foods. Thus, celery from a nearby farm stand in July is far preferable to celery imported from Chile in January.

Everyone is genetically different and some people have a greater need for certain nutrients. This can sometimes be reflected in food cravings. Bear in mind, however, that when food cravings involve salt, fat, sugar, alcohol or caffeine, they are more likely reflecting addictions rather than actual needs.

Climate, activity level, age, health and medication can also affect one’s nutritional needs, Kleyne points out.

Each individual, says Kleyne, knows their own body better than any one else could. As unique individuals, each of us must determine for ourselves if our body has a greater need for one type of food and less of a need for another type of food.

The best bet, nutritionally, Kleyne observes, is almost always to eat a wide variety of natural foods. Be especially cautious of limited diets such as all lettuce or all carbohydrate.

Water is a nutrient, Kleyne stresses, so be sure to include an adequate amount of water in your diet. The need for water varies among individuals and no two people dehydrate at the same rate or in the same way. In general, Kleyne suggests a minimum of eight glasses of pure water per day, in addition to all other fluid intake. Drinks containing alcohol, excessive sugar, caffeine or carbonation tend to be dehydrating and should not be counted as part of the daily water quotient.

Kleyne believes that consuming water in full glasses is preferable to sipping. She suggests drinking two full eight ounce glasses in upon rising and at least two more full glasses during the day.

There is nothing more important to health, Kleyne concludes, than diet and nutrition. Nutrition education should be an ongoing lifelong process for everyone. Earth is changing every day and our bodies are also changing every day.







Conserve Water and Still Have a Beautiful Garden and Landscape This Season


Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 24, 2015

Too much or not enough water and never when it’s needed. That seems to be the long time plight of gardeners. Add to this extended droughts, flooding and watering bans. What is a gardener to do? Consider becoming a waterwise gardener, says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers.

“Waterwise is not just about growing drought tolerant plants or eliminating plantings,” says Myers. “It’s a holistic approach to managing water in order to avoid flooding that overwhelms sewer systems, improper watering that wastes water and poor landscape designs that generate too much work and require too many resources.”

According to Myers, gardeners can incorporate a few waterwise habits into their gardening routine which is good for the garden, pocketbook and environment. She suggests starting with one or more of these strategies this year.

Select the right plant for the growing conditions. Plants that thrive in normal growing conditions will be healthier, require less care and need less water. Look for drought tolerant plants that require less water once established.
Keep water out of storm sewers and in the garden instead. Prevent flooding, while improving the garden. Adding several inches of compost to the top 8 to 12 inches of soil increases the soil’s ability to absorb and retain water. This means less runoff into the storm sewers and less frequent watering.
Use plants to prevent runoff and conserve water. Plant trees, shrubs, and groundcovers to slow the flow of rainwater, increase the amount of water that stays in the landscape for the plants, and to filter water before it enters the groundwater. Install one or more rain gardens to intercept surface water runoff for use by rain garden plants and to help recharge the groundwater.
Provide plants with a healthy diet. Use a slow release non-leaching organic nitrogen fertilizer like Milorganite. It encourages slow steady growth, so plants will require less water and be less prone to insect and disease problems. Plus, the slow release nitrogen encourages healthy growth and does not prevent flowering and fruiting.
Water wisely. Water plants thoroughly and only when needed. Water the soil, not the plant, using a watering wand, drip irrigation or a soaker hose, so less water is lost to evaporation. Water early in the morning whenever possible to reduce water loss during the heat of the day and diseases caused by wet foliage at night.
Manage lawns to reduce water use. Select drought tolerant grass varieties to reduce watering needs. Prepare the soil before seeding or sodding or aerate and spread a thin layer of compost over existing lawns to increase water absorption and reduce runoff. Mow high to encourage deep roots that are more drought tolerant and pest resistant. Allow lawns to go dormant during hot dry weather. If irrigating, water thoroughly when needed, that’s when footprints remain in the lawn.
Conserve water and reduce time and money spent on plant care. Mulch the soil around trees, shrubs and other plants with several inches of woodchips, shredded leaves, evergreen needles or other organic material. Mulching reduces watering frequency, prevents soil compaction from heavy rainfall thus increasing water absorption. It also adds organic matter to the soil as it decomposes.
Repair leaking faucets, fittings and garden hoses. A slow leak of one drip per second can waste up to nine gallons of water per day.
Look for and use wasted water. Collect the “warming water” typically wasted when preparing baths and showers. Use a five-gallon bucket to collect this fresh water and use it for gardens and container gardens. Collect water from dehumidifiers and window air conditioners for use on flowering plants. Do not, however, use this water if environmentally harmful solvents have been used to clean this equipment.
Check with the local municipality, if considering the use of gray water. Once it’s used for washing clothes, dishes or people, water is classed as “gray water” and most municipalities have guidelines or regulations related to its use.
Harvest rainwater if the local municipality allows it. The ancient technique of capturing rainwater in jugs, barrels and cisterns has made a comeback. Collecting rain when it is plentiful and storing it until it is needed is one way to manage water for the landscape. But first check local regulations before installing a rain harvesting system. Several states have banned rain harvesting, while others offer rebates or rain barrels at a discount to gardeners.
Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening and the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook. She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series and the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments. Myers is also a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. Myers’ web site, http://www.melindamyers.com, offers gardening videos and tips.





Shape-Up for Summer with Water Wellness


London (PRWEB UK) 26 March 2015

We’ve made it through the winter and the days are gradually getting lighter and warmer, which can mean only one thing – summer is on its way! It’s, therefore, the perfect time to spruce up and improve your general fitness by taking up some form of regular exercise, and what better way to get fit than having a splash around in the water!

The latest government guidelines recommend, to stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate physical activity every week. A rule of thumb is that 1 minute of vigorous-intensity activity is about the same as 2 minutes of moderate-intensity activity. Worryingly, only a fraction of the population manages even that.

Swimming is in the top ten popular types of exercise, after walking and running in the UK. There’s probably a pool near your home or workplace or better still if you have the space and budget you could consider some form of pool or hot tub at home.

One of the biggest health benefits of swimming is that it’s non-weight bearing, which means you won’t be putting any strain on muscles and joints. Swimming exercises the whole body and is an excellent way to tone up and get trim. Doing a few lengths involves most of the muscle groups. If you increase the pace, you’ll get an aerobic workout too. Swimming can also help you lose weight if you swim at a steady and continuous pace throughout the session. You could also join a swimming club or sign up for pool workout sessions, such as aqua aerobics. Not only does swimming help you lose weight and tone up, but it can also improve balance, increase flexibility, and help relieve stress and tension.

If you prefer a gentler for form of water wellness, a hot tub can offer some incredible hydrotherapy benefits. The warm water and bubbles will reduce the gravitational pull of your body, dilating the blood vessels which means less pressure on your heart, helping you cope with stress and anxiety and giving your body and mind time to relax. The temperature of the water will also induce perspiration which will help your body get rid of impurities and any water retention, which is an excellent way to detox your body and help those people who wish to lose weight or are struggling with cellulite. The experience of using a Hot Tub will release the body’s natural feel-good chemicals called endorphins, which will make a person feel happy and relaxed – another factor that will help those suffering from anxiety or depression.

The Swimming Pool and Allied Trades Association (SPATA) and the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association (BISHTA) have joined force to promote the health benefits that water wellness can bring. BISHTA has begun with a ‘Happiness is a Hot Tub’ Campaign, which launches in April. It all starts with a photo competition where people are invited to share their Hot Tub Selfie photos for a chance to win a prize and their winning image to front the campaign. Entries to the competition will be shared on the BISHTA website (http://www.bishta.co.uk) and Facebook page (/PoolsHotTubs) with the hashtag #Happinessisahottub.

For more great tips on how water wellness can help you get in shape, visit http://www.spata.co.uk or http://www.bishta.co.uk and start your journey to a fitter and more chilled out lifestyle.







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Bluewater Begins Global Roll-out Of Latest Water Purifier Series With Fresh Looks And More User Benefits


Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

Bluewater today announced the global launch of three new water purifiers offering a harmonized balance of design personality, performance and price that give users a choice of devices enhancing health, wellness and lifestyle needs. Bluewater opted to launch its high-performance, Scandinavian-designed new models at the WQA Aquatech USA 2015 water industry trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, running 22 – 24 April.

In a market typified by conservative thinking, Bluewater’s three water purifiers offer highly-relevant world-leading water purification technologies housed in stylish and ergonomic bodies in a cool grey color. With their compact, rounded shapes, the water purifiers are designed to be installed easily under a kitchen sink unit and provide easy filter change and maintenance access.

Bluewater’s smallest water purifier, Cleone, is a high-performing classic reverse osmosis unit that take ease of premium purification to the next level. Bluewater’s mid-sized water purifier, Spirit, has a sleek, contemporary style to fit naturally into any home environment and deliver 3-liters of direct flow water per minute (43.2 US gallons/hour). And the larger Bluewater Pro is probably the most powerful compact water purifier in the marketplace, delivering an astonishing 5.7 liters of water per minute (81.3 US gallons/hour) to professional users or those wanting a whole house water purification system.

Both the Spirit and Pro models harness Blueater’s unique second-generation patented SuperiorOsmosis TM technology. They both unite next-gen design and innovation to generate clean water 24/7, using little energy and reducing the water wastage commonly associated with traditional reverse osmosis systems by up to 82 percent – a timely benefit in a world where water shortages are becoming increasingly commonplace.

“These new water purifiers are simply stunning in terms of design and water purification performance and deliver improved ergonomics for easier access,” said Niclas Wullt, managing director of the Swedish brand that swept onto the global stage just 18 months ago. “Bluewater understands that people have different needs and our new series of water purifiers provide consumers and professional restaurant and other businesses with a range of options in size and looks that encompass the best of Bluewater’s water purification technologies.”

Mr. Wullt said that with its latest water purifiers, Bluewater is giving consumers and business users solutions that best fit their health, wellness and lifestyle needs. Noting that public water systems are in crisis around the world, he said that households and businesses alike increasingly need to take individual responsibility for the safety of the water coming out of their taps.

“Bluewater’s fully functional, patented SuperiorOsmosis™ technology enables users to purify tap water faster, on demand and at a higher purification grade with less wastage than our competitors, while removing practically all known potentially harmful contaminants,” Mr. Wullt said.







Rising Popularity of Beach Culture and Water Sports Drives the Global Swimwear and Beachwear Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) November 17, 2014

Follow us on LinkedIn – The global swimwear and beachwear market is witnessing steady growth, driven by growing health consciousness, rising popularity of beach culture and water sports, increasing emphasis on active and healthy lifestyles, and continued innovations in swimsuit design and technology. Other factors driving demand in the market include growth of the beauty and spa industry, increasing life expectancy and the consequent increase in interest among the aged towards staying fit. Aging-but-active population in the US, Japan, and Europe as well as in emerging markets of Asia and Latin America, presents attractive opportunities for swimwear manufacturers.

Regional boundaries for fashion are fast blurring with increasing globalization where design trends have become more global than ever. Over the years, fashion, which was more concentrated on the element of style and innovation, is gradually changing its definition to the ‘comfort’ aspect. Increasing incorporation of the comfort element is attracting more consumers to swimwear. Women continue to be the larger buyer group in the global swimwear and beachwear market. They also constitute the highest spenders on expensive swimwear, while men continue to be price sensitive. The trend however, appears to be changing gradually, with men also beginning to show increased interest towards purchasing expensive swim and beachwear as the emphasis on aesthetics increases. Children’s swimwear category, on the other hand, represents the fastest growing segment within the global swimwear and beachwear market. High end designers, who earlier emphasized more on the women’s segment, have now realized the potential of this exceptionally growing market segment, and are designing swimwear for this category.

As stated by the new market research report on Swimwear and Beachwear, Brazil constitutes the largest market in terms of unit sales and the United States in terms of value sales. Asia-Pacific, driven largely by China, represents the market with the highest potential for future growth. China represents the fastest growing market for swimwear and beachwear, both in terms of value and volume. Growing acceptance of swimwear as fashion attire, increasing consumer disposable income, and growing influence of western culture, are some of the major factors spurring growth in the country.

Major players covered in the report include American Apparel Inc., Arena Italia S.p.A, Diana Sport, Wacoal Eveden Ltd., La Perla Group, NoZONE Clothing Limited, O’Neill Inc., PARAH S.p.A, Pentland Group Plc., Speedo International Ltd., Perry Ellis International Inc., Jantzen Apparel LLC, Quiksilver Inc., Seafolly, Seaspray Swimwear, Tefron Ltd., Swimwear Anywhere, Inc., TYR Sport Inc., and PVH Corp.

The research report titled “Swimwear and Beachwear: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the swimwear and beachwear market, current trends, growth drivers, segmental analysis, new product introductions, strategic corporate developments, and focus on major and niche global and regional market participants. The report provides market estimates and projections in US$ and Units for all major geographic markets including the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Latin America) and Rest of World. Product segments analyzed in the report include Men’s Swimwear and Beachwear, Women’s Swimwear and Beachwear, and Children’s Swimwear and Beachwear.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit –

http://www.strategyr.com/Swimwear_and_Beachwear_Market_Report.asp

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Water Exercise for Arthritis Relief – Fun and Effective

Water Exercise for Arthritis Relief – Fun and Effective

Everybody knows exercise is a significant part of staying healthy. As anyone with arthritis can tell you, though, when your joints say no to play, exercise goes from pleasurable and stimulating activity into a trial of how much pain you can tolerate.

The tendency when suffering from arthritis is to keep your joints as motionless as possible. The problem is that this leads to weakening of the muscles and tendons and a stiffening of joints, which makes the pain worse over time. It is a self-feeding cycle difficult to break out of.

One solution comes in the form of The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program, a warm water exercise program designed by the Arthritis Foundation. Why warm water exercise? The warmth offered by hot water allows muscles to relax and intensifies circulation of blood to the joints. In fact, ever since the discovery of the first hot springs, humans have used the miracle of warm water baths to fight aching joints.

Besides reducing the pain in your joints, exercising in water permits body weight to be supported. This makes exercising in water easier, safer and more relaxing. Not only that, but the resistance that water provides as your body moves in it helps strengthen muscles

These days, what with spas, health clubs and backyard hot tubs, just about anyone has access to a pool of hot water to relax in. Not only does this bring some immediate relief of arthritis symptoms, but it also provides us with a great environment in which we can exercise.

You should consult your doctor before beginning water exercise. Water exercise is completely safe for most people, with a few exceptions. If you’ve have suffered serious joint damage or replacement surgery you may be among them. Your doctor will know what’s right for you. Also be aware of temperature. Water between 83 and 88 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for exercise. Anything over 100 degrees may be relaxing, but can lead to overheating. After you’ve gotten the doctor go ahead, it’s time to get started.

The Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program exercises can be found in the free brochure “Water Exercise: Pools, Spas and Arthritis” from the Arthritis Foundation. Classes are also offered at local pools nationwide—contact your local Arthritis Foundation office for information. The classes are lead by a trained instructor, usually last between 45 minutes to an hour and are scheduled 2 to 3 times a week.

With a doctor’s guidance, whether at a local pool or at home, a water exercise program is a fun and effective way to combat arthritis and keep joints and muscles healthy.

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