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A Bold Move: 79-year old champion bodybuilder competes against 40-, 50-, 60-year olds!

Amador County, CA, May 08, 2015 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — A career spanning nearly 50 years isn’t over yet for Amador County veteran bodybuilder and one of the original Mr. Venice Beach competitors, Arthur Peacock. Peacock, who is turning 80 this year, takes the stage with 40-, 50-, and 60-year olds this Saturday, May 9 at the Contra Costa Bodybuilding Championship, to be held in the Chabot College Performing Arts Theatre.

“There is no doubt that this is a career turning point for me. It’s what I’ve been training for my entire life, but especially the last three years. I’ll have 60-seconds to prove myself—my physique and my poses—with competitors between 40 and 69. That’s potentially almost 40 years younger than me.”

Peacock chose to compete in three classes for a couple of reasons—no 70s bracket existed, and he has every intention of continuing his legacy to inspire others who want to follow their bodybuilding dreams.

“I want people to see me and say, ‘I can do that. Look at that guy up there at 80.’ I want to inspire to the end; I’ve done it all my life. I’ve had world champions come up to me and say, ‘I remember when you stopped and spoke to me as a teenager, and now, 20 years later, I’m the number one guy. Thank you.’”

It was in 1965, as an already athletic young man in his early 30s, an avid swimmer, surfer cyclist, and hiker, that Peacock went as a spectator with his friends to his first bodybuilding competition. “I knew I wanted to do that—that I could do that.” And that he did, taking home his first trophy in the 1968 Mr. Venice Beach competition, which gave rise to a half-century career with more than 50 major titles earned.

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NBC casting new TV series S.T.R.O.N.G in Austin!

BURBANK, CA, May 08, 2015 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — From the Network that brought you THE VOICE & AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR and from the creator of THE BIGGEST LOSER, comes a new transformational competition series.

NBC’s newest fitness-focused reality series, S.T.R.O.N.G. is casting nationwide, looking for contestants that are ready to take on the challenge of becoming the strongest version of themselves.

12 contestants and 12 of the world’s best fitness trainers will pair up, compete and train together in this physical and mental competition. One team will take home the LARGE CASH PRIZE, but all teams will have a transformational experience that will not only change their bodies and lives, but inspire America along the way.

DO YOU WANT TO GET STRONG?

Are you ready to undergo a mind-blowing physical transformation? Are you ready to stop making excuses and start making changes? Looking for people from all different walks of life with a range of different stories and reasons they haven’t taken that next step in life, but are ready! If you’re trying to overcome a personal struggle and you want to become your best self, APPLY TODAY – CASTING NATIONWIDE!

WWW.NBCStrongcasting.com

Come and meet the S.T.R.O.N.G. Casting Team in person!

Open Calls will be held in the following cities:

AUSTIN, TX
Saturday May 16th, 2015
Aloft
11601 Domain Dr.
Austin, Tx 78758
11am-4pm

CHICAGO, IL
Saturday May 16th, 2015
Lucky Strike
322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago , IL 60611
11am-4pm

NEW YORK, NY
Saturday May 30th, 2015
NBC Experience/Rockefeller Center
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112
11am-4pm

LOS ANGELES, CA
Saturday June 6th, 2015
Location:TBD
12pm-5pm

Press Contact:
Cara Chandler
Casting Producer
818.569.4052 ext 6916
cara@castingduo.com

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Orangetheory Fitness to Celebrate Their Tenth Dallas-Fort Worth Location

Dallas, TX, April 30, 2015 — /EPR HEALTHCARE NEWS/ — Today, Orangetheory Fitness-North Texas announced that the tenth location in DFW will open in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, TX in mid-May at the new Preston Hollow Village development. This high-intensity interval training fitness company opened its first North Texas “pilot” locations in April 2014 in Plano, followed by Frisco and Allen. Other locations in the area include Addison, Coppell, Colleyville, Preston-Frankford and Mesquite. Future locations will include studios in Castle Hills-Lewisville, McKinney, Southlake, Keller and more. The projected opening dates of these locations will be released in the near future.

Orangetheory Fitness is passionate about being involved in each of their communities by supporting other local businesses, non-profit organizations, school districts, and the Chambers of Commerce. Not only does this company bring a cutting-edge, technology driven, health-focused fitness program to these areas, it also provides employment to those within the community. Job-seekers will benefit from the employment opportunities that become available as Orangetheory Fitness continues expanding throughout North Texas.

About Orangetheory Fitness: Orangetheory Fitness, an energizing group interval fitness concept, is sweeping the nation! This one-of-a-kind workout is broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training in which certified trainers instruct the class using a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, SBT suspension training™ and free weights. With constant variation in workouts and motivation from our inspiring trainers, participants complete the class feeling energized and accomplished.

Orangetheory Fitness has been featured in The New York Times as an effective new plateau-busting workout in which participants can burn up to 900 calories in a 60-minute session. Backed by the science of post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), our heart-rate monitored training (OTBeat) is designed to help participants keep heart rates in a target “orange zone” that stimulates metabolism and increases energy in order to achieve noticeable, lasting results.

OTBeat is a heart rate monitoring program specifically designed for group training. Each participant wears a transmitter pod that displays their heart rate and percentage of max on a large monitor in the studio. Clients will know exactly what their heart rate is throughout the workout by simply glancing at the monitor. After each workout, participants are able to break down the results of their workout and visualize their progress.

The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours after your workout.

Contact-Details: Xan Carr; Business Development Manager; 225-301-3863; xcarr@orangetheoryfitness.com

 

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Nutrit Meal Replacement To Start Crowdsource Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Nutrit Meal Replacement is starting a Crowdtilt Campaign for its initial production run.

On the heals of the successful campaign for Soylent, Nutrit promises a meal replacement product that has been totally reimagined. Nutrit provides a complete days nutrition while helping a person avoid processed ingredients, soy, wheat, dairy, GMOs, and Dairy. Nutrit is made up of organic proteins and fats, flavored with organic cocoa. Nutrit costs less than fast food, is easier to make than instant noodles, and tastes similar to chocolate milk.

Meal replacement as an idea is a sound one. In a fast paced society, its hard to avoid problem ingredients and at the same time get the nutrition one requires to stay healthy. Its all too easy, in a pinch, to reach for something in a vending machine or fall back on take out food. To date, meal replacement products and protein concoctions offer an unmeasured nutrient value, and mostly contain ingredients that can cause inflammation. Nutrit has solved those problems by being an easy mix powder, that offers an organic, non-GMO ingredient list that mirrors RDA requirements.

Nutrits Crowdtilt campaign is primarily being undertaken to provide funds to meet our vendors initial minimum order quantities. The merits of this product stand on there own, and we feel it is important to get it out there. Nutrit can help the average person avoid problem ingredients, and control calorie intake, all while getting more complete nutrition than is afforded by a standard diet.

Find out more at our site; www.nutritmr.com and get involved at:https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/nutrit.
Only with your help can we bring this truly novel product to market and the world.

Contact Details:

Paul Wolos
paul.wolos@nutritmr.com

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Garcinia Cambogia Select – The Best Weight Loss Supplement Now Available Online with 50% Discount Offer + 3 Free Premium Bonuses

Garcinia Cambogia is brand new natural weight loss method recently discovered and proved as best fat buster supplement. Doctors featured this new method as most exciting breakthrough in weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia, is a fruit commonly grows in south Asia. This fruit has been used for different health purposes for several years. This made Doctors and other health researchers to waste their efforts and reveal the health beneficial properties of this natural product. It has been long recommending different natural alternatives for weight loss. Recently “The Oz show” Dr. Julie Chen discussed about the weight loss properties of the dual action formula Garcinia Cambogia.

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Irregular eating habits may cause lots of health problems, one common problem is obesity. Every 8 out of 10 people get unwanted increase in body weight due to overeating. Health specialists have linked the overeating habit with some psychological issues. People in bad mood commonly eat more. This occurs due to the low level of serotonin, which is a hormone responsible for mood swings. Food is one way to trigger the release of serotonin and enhance the mood, but this emotional overeating leads to obesity. Researchers have been working to find out the weight loss properties of natural products. They found that Garcinia Cambogia triggers the release of serotonin, enhances the mood and keeps emotional over eaters away from consuming more food.

Dr. Julie Chen explained the way Garcinia Cambogia Extracts works. The dual action formula fights against the fat by blocking the fat cells formation and suppressing the bad appetite for food. HCA (Hydroxycitric acid) is the compound which makes this natural product highly effective against excess fat. As the main ingredient of Garcinia Cambogia, HCA changes the way liver converts sugar into fat. It makes the liver convert sugar directly into energy rather than converting it into fat. In this way, it blocks the fat formation process in the body. The excess fat stored in the
body is burned effectively by supercharging the metabolic activity. By suppressing appetite, it eliminates all bad food cravings and develops a healthy eating habit.

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New Research Shows Camu Camu Superfruit Improves Obesity Biomarkers

An. Acad. Bras.Cienc. confirmed that Camu-camu was able to improve the biochemical markers of obesity in rats.

Amazonian Camu-camu fruit (Myrciaria dubia) has attracted interest from food and cosmetics industries because of its rich content of vitamin C, flavonoids and anthocyanins. The goal of the study was to investigate the anti-obesity action of the ingestion of Camu-camu pulp in a rat model of diet-induced obesity – using Wistar rats with obesity induced by receiving diet ad libitum.

The rats were divided in two groups: an experimental group that ingested 25 mL/day of Camu-camu pulp (CCG) and a non-treated group (CG). After 12 weeks, the animals were tested. Blood, liver, heart, white adipose tissues were collected and weighed; biochemical and inflammatory profiles were examined as well.

Animals that received the pulp of Camu-camu had reduced fat in white adipose tissues and improved biochemical profiles of obesity including glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL-c and insulin blood levels. There was also an increase in beneficial HDL-c levels. The research suggests there may be potential use for Camu-camu in the control of obesity and as a functional food.

According to Matakana SuperFoods founder Dr Kevin Glucina the link to obesity came as a surprise to him. “We originally introduced Camu Camu to our product range because it is nature’s number one source of vitamin C complex. We had no idea it had potential to influence other biomarkers associated with obesity. This new research is based on a rodent model so now we need to see a follow-up human trial. Clinical research revealing the benefits of SuperFoods is accelerating as public interest grows about which foods provide the best naturally integrated nutrients for health.

There is a large movement away from formulated vitamin supplements and toward Superfoods and wholefoods in general. If people realise they can get their family’s daily vitamin C requirements by adding a natural superfruit powder like Camu Camu to their daily smoothie, why would they choose to buy a synthetic vitamin C tablet that has been produced in China from corn starch? Sure, they both have vitamin C but the wholefood Camu Camu also contains a complex of co-factors, vitamins, minerals and health-supporting phytonutrients that are put together by nature to give you much more bang for your buck. Not only has our digestive system evolved with wholefoods, there are also many complex mechanisms in play in wholefoods. Camu Camu has approximately 120 different phytochemicals; just how all those phytochemicals interact for our benefit is a hot topic in scientific research. It is the synergistic interaction of the different compounds in Superfoods which may be responsible for throwing up surprising benefits like those seen in this study into Camu Camu and obesity. These complex natural substances and interactions from wholefoods and Superfoods just can’t be duplicated by chemists at this time.Personally, the only vitamin supplement I take is vitamin D3 in winter. For the rest, in most cases, I think we can get far better quality from good quality wholefood and Superfoods.

The results of the Camu Camu study are very exciting and certainly support the high amount of interest in this new superfruit. The key thing I am taking away from this research is the influence that Camu Camu had on all the obesity biomarkers like blood-sugar levels and cholesterol. Sure, the rats lost weight, but more importantly, all the biomarkers became more healthy and that’s what’s important. I am always skeptical about claims made for one food as a cure-all for weight loss. In my opinion, even though the research looks promising, you can’t just rely on one magic food like Camu Camu to save you from the obesity epidemic. Lifestyle changes, the timing of diet and exercise are the most important factors when it comes to obesity; combine that with key super-nutrients and you are heading in the right direction.

We have done a lot of work on obesity and Superfoods at Matakana – we already have a new low calorie, high-nutrient Super Shake formula with Camu Camu and other key Superfoods like chia seeds, sacha inchi protein powder, red raspberry, goji and maqui berry freeze-dried powders incorporated into it. The Super Shake is naturally sweetened with low G.I pure coconut sugar, and the delicious flavor is enhanced with pure freeze-dried blueberry, banana juice and mango powders. The Super Shake can be taken as a once-per-day meal replacement to aid weight managment or as a post-workout recharge and is a great way for families to get a wide range of natural super-nutrients for improved general health. It is a viable safe alternative to synthetic vitamins for the whole family and all the ingredients are naturally gluten, dairy, preservative, coloring and GMO free.”

Camu Camu can be purchased from Matakana SuperFoods in bulk powder or capsule form and is also incorporated into the Matakana SuperFoods “Top 10 SuperFoods Super Shake”.

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Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support launch new role to help millions access cancer information

According to new research* almost a third of people affected by cancer felt that they had insufficient information and support outside of their healthcare team. Boots UK and Macmillan have specially trained over 500 Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer**. They will be available in many Boots stores to help connect people to information and support in their local area.

The launch of the Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist is the first time that the role of a pharmacist has been extended to include this type of cancer information and support. It is estimated that 2 million people are currently living with or beyond cancer in the UK and this is anticipated to increase to 4 million by 2030***. As the demand for cancer health care is set to rise, the launch of this innovative pharmacy role aims to help the millions of people affected by cancer access the information and support they need, in an accessible and trusted environment.

Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of Macmillan, commented: “The Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacists are the next stage in what is already a strong and sector-leading partnership that we both are extremely proud of. Macmillan and Boots UK believe that by sharing expertise and working together, we can reach even more of the millions of people affected by cancer than we are currently.”

The research also showed that nearly three quarters (74%) of people living with cancer felt that the information and support they received outside of their healthcare team made them better equipped to understand their cancer experience:
– 92% felt it had a positive impact on their emotional, physical or financial well being
– 51% felt able to understand more about their cancer and their experience of it
– 48% felt able to make decisions that were right for them

Alex Gourlay, Chief Executive of Health & Beauty Division, Alliance Boots, added:
“The introduction of the Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist means that for the millions of customers that visit Boots pharmacies across the country, they can access increased cancer information and support. The findings from this research highlight just how important accessing the right information at the right time can be for people affected by cancer and the role it can play in helping them to manage their condition.”

Visit www.boots.com/cancer to find your nearest Boots Macmillan Information Pharmacist. For cancer support contact Macmillan on 0808 808 0000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk.

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Using Psychology to Lose Weight – Because Dieting and Exercise Alone Don’t Work

MariasLastDiet.com, the website for women who want to lose weight, issued a  white paper today about using psychology to lose weight. The author, Kenneth Schwarz PhD, a psychologist and psychoanalyst and co-founder of MariasLastDiet.com, wrote the paper because of the continuing high rate of weight-loss failure with the current standard formula, Diet + Exercise = Weight Loss.

Dr. Schwarz argues the case for using psychology to lose weight by amending the formula to read, Weight Loss = Dieting + Exercise + Using Psychology, where using psychology is really two factors, adherence and personal change.

Adherence, which research shows is the single-best determiner of weight loss, is sticking to it—the diet or weight-loss program. Adherence is not only sticking to your food plan, though, it is also sticking to what will help you make the necessary personal changes.

Losing weight, especially for women, is never just about the food. It is always about a woman’s psychology as well. Personal change has to do with altering old patterns of behavior and replacing these patterns with new behaviors that are more conducive to successful weight loss.

Dieting and weight loss as they are currently practiced require a lot of self-control and willpower. The use of so much willpower and self-control makes the weight-loss process terribly arduous and ripe for failure. To address this, Dr. Schwarz added another goal to the primary goal of losing unwanted weight, that of using the least possible amount of self-control and willpower to effect change.

Once the goal of making the weight-loss process much less dependent on willpower and self-control is set, what remains is to show how to implement this goal. Dr. Schwarz takes traditional weight-loss issues and, using the principles and practices of psychology, illustrates how to successfully resolve these issues more automatically, and without the need for such self-defeating effort.

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BootsWebMD.com launches Baby Personality Quiz

BootsWebMD.com has launched a new, online Baby Personality Quiz which highlights several key traits to look out for when analysing a baby’s temperament.

With the help of the Baby Personality Quiz* on the BootsWebMD.com Children and Parenting Health Centre, users can identify their baby’s personality by answering a series of simple questions about their behaviour. The results of the quiz can then be analysed to identify their behaviour patterns. Essential information about the best approach in managing a child’s behaviour habits can also be found, with a simple step-by-step guide to keeping in sync with the baby. It could even help users to work in tandem with their child’s temperament and personality to make life easier for both parent and child.

Whether the child is feisty or easy-going, the answer to identifying its personality and behaviour patterns lies in a number of key areas. According to paediatrician Dr William Carey, author of ‘Understanding Your Child’s Temperament’, these include:

Activity/energy level – if the child has high or low energy levels, parents need to look for ways to keep them moving at a pace that’s comfortable for them Approach to newness – a naturally hesitant or shy baby will need extra reassurance and patience to overcome their shyness.

Intensity – if a baby is laid back, they can get lost in the shuffle of family life and vice versa. If the baby is intense they must be taught to deal with the curves of life

Sensitivity – if a baby has high sensitivity to lights, noise or texture, parents must be patient and look for ways to avoid sensory overload such as the lighting and the type of clothes the baby wears.

Regularity – if everything is unpredictable, potty, naps, moods, parents have to let go of their controlling ways and loosen up. Conversely, if a baby likes structure, parents might have to adhere to the schedule they crave

Persistence – puzzles are great tools to lengthen attention span, along with a daily dose of bedtime reading.

Overall mood – parents should take the time to observe their baby’s daily patterns and what makes them smile for a happier baby.

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Using Psychology to Lose Weight

Dr. Kenneth Schwarz, co-author of the series, Weight-Loss Books for Women — Using Psychology to Lose Weight, will appear on The Mary Jones Show on Monday, August 20, 2012. The show is from noon to 2 p.m., and can be heard on WDRC-AM 1360 Hartford, WSNG-AM 610 Torrington, WMMW-AM 1470 Meriden, and WWCO-AM 1240 Waterbury.

Dr. Schwarz will be interviewed by Mary Jones about the 7 self-help, how-to books that he wrote with his wife, the writer Julie North Schwarz. The books are all about using psychology to lose weight. This  Symmetry Press series of books shows that psychology is what is missing from the usual formula, weight loss = dieting + exercise. The missing psychology, according to Dr. Schwarz, has to do with adherence and personal change. In other words, if you don’t stick to it, it won’t work; and in order to accomplish permanent weight loss, you have to change your old ways and develop new ways.

The Using Psychology to Lose Weight series illustrates how to use psychology to lose weight by taking traditional weight-loss issues and showing women how to use psychology to maneuver through them.

The first book in the series is a novel of passionate weight loss. It is called Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet. It delivers its self-help by taking the reader deep into a woman’s psychology.

The 3-volumes of Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose are handy advice manuals to use for each phase of the weight-loss process. They show a woman how to make the personal changes needed for each weight-loss phase.

Volume 1. Psych Yourself to Start supplies what you need to get going—inspiration, understanding, and how-to’s.

Volume 2. Psych Yourself to Stick to It gives you ideas, strategies, encouragement, and more so you can do what it takes to adhere to your weight-loss regimen—all the way to goal.

Volume 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off helps you see what you have to do to maintain your lost weight, and it explains how to go about doing it.

Stop Your Emotional Eating lays the groundwork for seeing emotional eating for what it is. It gives a compendium of emotional eating ideas, ways to think more fully and clearly about emotional eating. Stop Your Emotional Eating, of course, also tells how to stop your emotional eating, with strategies to use for all the different aspects of emotional eating.

To solve the problems that wreck a woman’s weight-loss attempts, there is Diet Tuffy: The Fun Way to Seriously Lose Weight. This workbook helps you target your toughest dieting and weight loss problem, come up with a brand new solution, and make an ingenious plan to put the new solution into action. With Diet Tuffy, a woman can square off against lack of willpower, low self-confidence, feeling deprived, too much stress, and any other weight-loss foe.

The most recent book in the series is How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat. This book is a personal guide to breaking one of the rules in a woman’s life that has been working to keep her fat. With the help of the strategies in this book a woman will be able to break the first big rule and handle those moments when she feels all her power slip away and she plunges right into food.

Dr. Schwarz will be available after his interview on The Mary Jones Show to answer questions at hi@mariaslastdiet.com. More on using psychology to lose weight can be found on Dr. Schwarz’s blogsite  www.mariaslastdiet.com.

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Weight-Loss Books for Women

Psychology is by far the most important self-help resource you can use for weight loss. Without psychology, diet and exercise don’t work.

There are plenty of self-help how-to’s when it comes to dieting and exercise. What’s needed are psychology self-help how-to’s. The Symmetry Press series, Weight-Loss Books for Women ~ Using Psychology to Lose Weight ~ gives you these psychology self-help how-to’s.

  • Breaking Up with Food: Maria’s Last Diet
  • Psych Your Diet: A Daily Dose

    • Vol 1. Psych Yourself to Start
    • Vol 2. Psych Yourself to Stick to It
    • Vol 3. Psych Yourself to Keep It Off
  • Stop Your Emotional Eating
  • Diet Tuffy: The Fun Way to Seriously Lose weight
  • How to Break the First Big Rule of Women Who Stay Fat

by Kenneth Schwarz PhD & Julie North Schwarz

Just take a look at the statistics — 62% of women in the U.S. age 20 to 74 are overweight or obese. But on any given day 45% of women in the U.S. are trying to lose weight. Real weight-loss isn’t happening.

Using psychology to lose weight means getting yourself to do what it takes to lose your unwanted weight: Getting yourself to START, STICK TO IT, and then KEEP IT OFF for good. Using psychology to lose weight involves solving problems too. You’ve got to solve those problems that prevent you from losing weight — not enough willpower, hard-to-break habits, emotional eating, and any other personal weight-loss spoiler.

Dr. Kenneth Schwarz, speaking on behalf of Symmetry Press said: “Self-help isn’t really self-help unless someone else is also helping you. We’d like to be that someone.”

The Symmetry Press series, Weight-Loss Books for Women ~ Using Psychology to Lose Weight ~ is available in print and in e-book from online retailers like Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and others, and at your local bookstore.

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Smoking, Obesity And Lack Of Activity Named As Global Killers

Research published in leading medical journal The Lancet suggests that a lack of exercise can be as big a killer as obesity and smoking.

According to the study, approximately one third of adults do not do a healthy amount of exercise, and it is suggested that this could be causing 5.3 million deaths worldwide each year – the equivalent of one in ten deaths – from related illnesses such as breast cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Nutritionist Caron Leckie, who works for the UK’s largest provider of chef prepared meals and delivered diets, Diet Chef, comments: “In my experience the weather has a big impact on activity levels, certainly in the UK, and many people use it as an excuse to stay indoors and watch television, rather than getting out and about.

“In addition to this, thousands of our customers have jobs which see them sitting down at a desk for up to nine hours each day. It is logical that this sedentary lifestyle can be conducive to obesity.”

Ms Leckie also added that Diet Chef is “working hard to help people to lose weight with our calorie-controlled diet” and that as a company they are also “working closely with a personal trainer to offer advice and tips on how to move more, no matter what your age, weight or health status.”

It is recommended that adults should do a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate exercise each week, this equates to just over 20 minutes per day.

According to a report by the BBC, “researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic”.

Ms Leckie’s top tips for motivation to exercise include:
1. Add An Activity
2. Try Something Different
3. Find a Positive Each Week
4. Take up a Hobby

Read her full list of tips on the Diet Chef blog.

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HappyFitMe Womens Health and Fitness Launches

HappyFitMe Women’s Health and Fitness, the fast and elegant online custom exercise and workout platform, today announced that it has launched its women’s fitness system to the general public.

With its mission of making women’s health and fitness about a sustainable focus on positive movement and happiness,  HappyFitMe.com goes beyond the traditional, fickle barometers of counting calories and inches. A first in the fitness industry, HappyFitMe offers a robust and simple interface allowing women to improve from wherever they are at in their fitness journey and provides inspiration, structure and fun in exercise.

HappyFitMe’s download-free interface lets users workout online from anywhere, and the platform is entirely free of the advertisements that plague other freemium workout solutions.

“HappyFitMe is the one place where everything you need for exercise to be fun and inspirational is tied together beautifully — fun custom workout routines, both step by step and video workouts, tracking and sharing with friends, computer and smart phone accessible – all in perfect harmony,” said Amber Taves, a subscriber to HappyFitMe. “The fact that I have access to a personal trainer as well is icing on the cake.”

HappyFitMe leverages the cloud to support its workout systems, and it’s this advantage that lets them offer a professional grade solution for nearly free.

HappyFitMe’s Key Benefits

  • Fun custom workout routines –  Matched to your ability, no equipment needed. Fresh Video and step by step workout routines.
  • Fitness for your schedule –  All the benefits of exercise to custom fit the time you have.
  • Share with Friends – Achieve goals –  Friends cheer you on, connect through Facebook & Twitter.
  • Personal Trainer –  Your Fitness Coach for support, advice or inspiration!
  • Online Workouts from anywhere –  No software, use any computer or smartphone.

“The big online women’s fitness systems known to most of us are old and tired, crowded by ads and pretend to be experts in everything from recipes to nutrition to exercise, while those offered by new startups don’t have the polish, reliability or features busy women need,” said Tammy Andreotti, president and co-founder, HappyFitMe. “We wanted to offer the most robust yet easy-to-use web fitness solution in the market without the headaches or the unwanted advertisements. Women just love it!”

How to Register for HappyFitMe
HappyFitMe is a fast and simple health and fitness platform made for women at any fitness level, free of charge for 30 days. It takes less than 60 seconds to sign up for an account and you can be starting your workout routines and sharing your fitness journey with friends and family in minutes. Register for a free HappyFitMe trial account at http://www.happyfitme.com/free-fitness-trial/

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1 800-GET-THIN Says New “Whistle Blower” Lawsuit A Fantasy And Sham

1 800 GET THIN has called a lawsuit filed against it a fantasy and lacking in credibility. The lawsuit, Meyle v. 1 800 GET THIN, was filed in LA Superior Court (BC486169) on Thursday, and charges that San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center failed to properly sterilize its instruments on December 30 and 31 of 2011. However, Konrad Trope, the attorney for the surgery enter, said that Jessica Meyle, the plaintiff, sent an email on January 5, 2012 which acknowledged the instruments were, in fact, properly sterilized. The email from Jessica Meyle said: “…it [the sterilizer] passed!!!!:):):) Mejid is looking at the autoclave now. He says the problem may have been that we removed the Bowie Dicks too quickly. He recommends to crack the door & leave the tests in the autoclave for 20 minutes. Thank you, Jessica”.

Trope stated “this email conclusively proves that the plaintiffs filed a false claim with the court knowing full well that the sterilizer worked.” Trope added that “it is improper that the plaintiffs’ attorneys Alexander Robertson and John Walker filed this lawsuit without doing an appropriate investigation of this false allegation as required by law.”

Trope further stated that “the plaintiffs and their attorneys are looking for a fast buck with false allegations.”

1 800 GET THIN is a marketing firm and does not perform medical procedures. The plaintiffs’ attorneys Robertson and Walker recently dismissed 1 800 GET THIN from their prior “whistleblower” lawsuit. 1 800 GET THIN will challenge this lawsuit as well. Trope added that “the plaintiffs and their attorneys have gone ahead and filed false claims which will inevitably result in their suit being dismissed with the strong likelihood that they will face a lawsuit for malicious prosecution.”

Trope has challenged the plaintiffs to explain the contradiction between their claims, the emails, and the written records. The record of quality medical care and safety in San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center is excellent.

Trope says he is deeply concerned about Jessica Meyle’s criminal history and credibility. “She has a conviction for Retail Theft in Pennsylvania in the case of Commonwealth v. Jessica Gordon (her maiden name), in case number CP-23-CR-0007812-2006.”

Contact Details: Contact: Konrad Trope (888) 942-9997
Centurion Law Group

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BootsWebMD.com Reveals New Research Into Brits’ Summer Fitness Regimes

BootsWebMD.com has revealed new research showing that Brits are going for gold as they gear up for a summer of sport. However, the research also showed that many are sustaining unnecessary workout-related injuries.

Over half of survey respondents (53%) said they have started a new fitness regime in 2012, with the main motivation among those who have done so being to keep fit rather than lose weight.

Their good intentions are making them feel less stressed (44%) and more confident (31%), yet nearly one in five (16%) has sustained an injury. As well as bruises, the most common injuries are ankle or wrist sprains (26%), shin splints (23%), pulling a muscle (23%) and hamstring injuries (19%).

Over one third (39%) from the survey of 2,000 people who said they have started a new fitness routine in 2012 look online for fitness information. In fact, among the top ten search terms on BootsWebMD.com’s fitness centre are ‘hamstrings’ and ‘shin splints’, reflecting the common injuries identified in the research.

Richard Callender, fitness instructor and TV trainer from ITV’s ‘The Biggest Loser’, said: “It’s really encouraging to see so many people getting more active in 2012. Everyone has different motivations for exercising, whether it’s to keep fit, lose weight, de-stress or just to have fun and socialise with friends and family, but it’s vital they all know how to exercise safely.”

The research shows that for people to continue this positive step, stay healthy and prepare for a summer of sport, they need to be taking greater care when exercising. Over a quarter (27%) of people surveyed admit they do not feel confident they are exercising in a correct and safe way/ Reasons for injury include not following instructions properly (28%), exercising too strenuously (34%) or not being offered proper inductions (23%). A third (33%) of the injuries has led to a long-term health problem.

Dr Rob Hicks, GP and BootsWebMD.com contributor, said: “Exercising is one of the best ways for people to stay fit and healthy, and it’s important that people look after themselves and follow the correct instructions when they exercise and know what level of exercise they should be adopting. There are both short and long-term health consequences of not exercising safely and people should ensure they feel comfortable with what they are doing before they start.”

Further findings from the research showed that more women (54%) than men (52%) have taken up a new fitness routine in 2012. The age group most likely to have started a fitness routine this year is those between 18-24 (64%).

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Symmetry Press Introduces Its Newest Weight-Loss Book For Women In The Using Psychology To Lose Weight Series

Stop Your Emotional Eating is all about helping you put a stop to a well-integrated habit, a mindset, and behaviors that have been keeping you overweight. The material in this book gives you ways to stop your emotional eating, and start afresh.

Because breaking the habit of emotional eating is such a hard thing to do, we wrote this book to say to you, “C’mon let’s do this together.” (ISBN
9780985130008)

Other books in the series —

Psych Your Diet Vol 1 Psych Yourself to Start
Psych Your Diet Vol 2 Psych Yourself to Stick to It
Psych Your Diet Vol 3 Psych Yourself to Keep It Off
…handy advice manuals to use everyday

Breaking Up With Food: Maria’s Last Diet
…a novel of passionate weight loss. Self-help through a psychological milieu

Contact Details: Symmetry Press LLC

239 Dorothy Drive
Torrington Connecticut USA 06790
www.symmetrypress.com
hi@symmetrypress.com

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Blue Water Spa, a Raleigh NC Spa and Laser Hair Removal Center Donates $107,000.00 to Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County

Blue Water Spa, a Raleigh laser hair removal center, donates $108,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County. Kile Law, president and founder of Blue Water Spa in Raleigh, NC attributes the donations to the loyalty and generosity of the clients and staff at Blue Water Spa.

“The Boys and Girls Clubs is an amazing organization. They need support of the community to continue their wonderful work,” says Kile Law. “We are a small business, but I know when we work together Blue Water Spa clients can do great things. The average donation was $37.11, but we all gave together to reach $100,000.00.” Blue Water Spa raised money by offering spa and laser hair removal in Raleigh at a redued price for people who donate to charity.

Blue Water Spa has been voted best medical spa in America for three consecutive years by American Spa Magazine. Raleigh Spa Specials at Blue Water Spa provide an opportunity for people who serve the community and/or donate time or funds to charity to receive luxury spa treatments at reduced prices. Blue Water Spa www.bluewaterspa.com is the top provider of Botox and Juvederm in the Raleigh area and was recently designated an Allergan Black Diamond Provider. In 2011 Blue Water Spa supported over 120 local charities and non-profits. Blue Water Spa has donated more than 150,000 pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Shuttle of NC.

The North Raleigh spa provides luxury spa services in a beautiful lush atmosphere. Blue Water Spa laser center provides laser hair removal, laser skin tightening and laser vein therapy.

Kile Law is president and founder of Blue Water Spa, Kile has been recognized as Humanitarian of the Year in the Aesthetics industry by Aesthetics International. Under Kile Law’s leadership, Blue Water Spa has been voted best place to work in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal. Kile Law leads the spa’s philanthropic endeavors. In 2010 she was recognized by the Interfaith Food Shuttle of NC for a gift of 100,000 pounds of food to the Interfaith Food Shuttle.

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Readers Of The Co-Operative Magazine Don’t See Results Of ‘Beauty Sleep’

In a recent poll put to readers of The Co-operative Magazine, 70 per cent of people feel that they don’t see the results of ‘beauty sleep’.

The poll – which asked “Do you think you get enough beauty sleep?”- found that of the 215 people questioned, 70 per cent said ‘It doesn’t look like it’, 18 per cent answered ‘Clearly I do’, and 12 per cent replied ‘I won’t be the judge’.

The Co-operative Magazine sets up regular polls to find out what its readers feel about themselves and their lifestyles. Other recent polls have been based on whether or not people find housework therapeutic, if people would like to live abroad and whether or not people like to bake at home. Readers can answer such polls online at www.co-operative.coop/magazine

As well as taking part in regular polls, readers can find out what’s in season, browse healthy recipes online and healthy eating tips, get tips on how to get fit and much more! November’s issue is online now and includes great features such as a guide to the best Christmas markets in Europe and top tips for buying winter boots for kids.

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Forza To Build New Factory In Kent

Forza has announced that plans have been drawn up for the building of a new factory in Kent.

The factory will be using the latest technology and machinery to ensure consistency within the manufacturing processes of Forza’s health supplement products, including slimming pills. All of the company’s ingredients are blended for over 24 hours to ensure that each and every capsule is identical. More of Forza’s products will have branded capsules so that the customer understands that from purchase to consumption, Forza is looking out for them.

Matt Morgan CEO, Forza Group Ltd, said: “Forza is delighted to announce that we will open a new cutting-edge facility in Kent. All of our products are made to GMP standards and our customers can continue to expect the very best weight loss and wellbeing products from Forza. As one of the fastest-growing health supplement companies in the UK, this news is further evidence of our continuing success.”

Kent was an obvious choice for the company when deciding on the location for the new factory due to it being a transport hub. Forza has a growing customer base in Germany and being close to the ports means that its deliveries can arrive faster than if they were dispatched from any other part of the country. In addition, Forza’s directors have been able to make much better use of the Eurostar and Le Shuttle services for meetings in northern Europe, allowing the brand to expand into new markets.

The factory is the latest investment Forza has made into its services and follows the opening of a new Fulfilment Centre in Ashford, Kent. The Centre operates solely to distribute Forza products to retail and trade customers in the UK and Europe. With this new facility the company is able to handle the growing number of packages that are being dispatched daily. From its old Fulfilment office, it could handle 350 packages a day but now that Forza sell trade packs and the retail demand has increased the company is committed to continuous reinvesting in its infrastructure.

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Biggest “Waist” Loss Challenge To Benefit Children’s Advocacy Center

GoAlity Fitness Center – Eric Su; Owner and head trainer of Goality Fitness Club in Wood Dale, Illinois announces today the Biggest “Waist” Loss Challenge fundraiser for The Children’s Advocacy Center.

“Look great for the holidays! Slim and Trim in 6 weeks. While you donate to a great cause”, Says Su. “We all need to help were we can – and this way you can help yourself while you help the kids”.

The challenge is open to all ages and skill levels, and incorporates GoAlity’s S.M.A.R.T. Fitness System, and TRX training which makes you look forward to the next class time.

The club is encouraging people to enter and to decide to make a change to live a healthier lifestyle. Awards will be given to the top three losers. Plus a corporate challenge – the corporate team member’s who brings in the most dollars of donations for the children’s center will receive one month FREE virtual Coaching from Eric Su.

This 6-week Waist Loss Challenge can be done away from Goality, however if you visit, Eric Su and his certified trainers will teach the participant to Lose the weight and Keep It OFF For Good!

An age appropriate fitness and nutrition program for kids to seniors, designed to improve strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. With the unique TRX workout system featured at the Goality Fitness Club – members work out learning how to tone and shape all the muscles in the body. What FUN! The workout is a safe and enjoyable’ but challenging, transformation to health. Plus- members can opt in for the GoAlity Challenge Text Support 630.447.3446 Text us with any questions or comments, and receive encouragement along the way!

This is the perfect time to get into shape for the holidays – Challenge your family members and friends – challenge your work associates! Help the Kids!

Official information packet includes the data and entry form at www.goality.comWaistLossPacket.pdf

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