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Yili Signs with Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games to become the First Healthy Food Enterprise with the Label of … – Markets Insider

BEIJING, Aug. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On the morning of August 30 (Beijing time), Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) and Yili Group officially announced that: Yili Group will be the only supplier of dairy products for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Sticking to the idea of “Keep Climbing All the Way and Infuse Vigor into the Chinese Dream”, put forward by its chairman Pan Gang, Yili rekindles the relationship with the Olympics andhas becomethe only food supplier for both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games – Yili has led the trail for the Chinese dairy industry.

Yili became the first and also the only dairy product sponsor for the Olympics starting in 2005. For over 12 years, Yili hasgrown along with the Olympics, has stood out as a top Asian dairy industry and the top eight worldwide. Today, Yili holds hands with Beijing 2022 Winter Games to engage in the invigoration of the Chinese Dream.

Participants said that Yili’s partnership with the Winter Olympics will provide distinguished guests worldwide with the best products and services during the Games. Yili also advocates a healthy lifestyle and advertises winter sports, boosting the national health through deeds.

Yili echoes the Olympic Spirit in advancing the health development of human beings. Chinese Olympic Committee tries to promote health via sports, while Yili obtains this goal with quality product and services. This explains why COC chose Yili.

Pan Gang said that after the12-year cooperation, the Olympic Spirit “higher, faster, stronger” has already been integrated into Yili’s genes. As indicated in the theme “Keep Climbing All the Way”, Yili always seeks self-transcendence and has implemented such spirit into every development milestone. The cooperation between Yili and COC is based on the shared values and Yili’s intention to let every customer enjoy their health. Yili is proud of providing services for global events and assisting the Chinese towards a healthy Chinese Dream.

Yili believes in “Yili represents the highest quality”, andhas becomea global leader in the dairy industry through endless innovation andglobal strategies. It presented several impressive appearances on the global stage on behalf of Chinese enterprises. In terms of quality, Yili follows the “quality-first” strategy and introduces quality management to every partner of global production chains, forming a quality management system worldwide for healthy food that meets Olympian standards. In terms of innovation, Yili actively implements the “whole-chain innovation” strategy for the realization of the innovation and upgrading of the whole production chain and to establish “global smart line” for the introduction of global innovative resources. In terms of globalization, Yili, under the strategy of “global network”, has initially created the establishment of a global resource network, a global R&D network and a global market network covering Asia, Oceania, Europe and America. It provides customers with quality products and services by the integration of the optimal resources of milk source, technology and talent.

Yili is committed to delivering a healthy lifestyle to over a billion customers. Joining hands with the Olympics again, Yili has become the first healthy-food provider worldwide that meets the “Both Olympics” standard. With this, Yili will embark on a new journey to transfer nutrition and vitality with Olympia quality, to accelerate the healthy Chinese Dream, and contribute to China’s goal of building a prosperous society in all respects.

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Cosmetic surgery actually helps people quit smoking – Yahoo Health

Its no secret that its hard to quit smoking, and many people who want to break the habit struggle to do so. But new research has found there might be one surprising method that actually works: plastic surgery.

The link seems random, but its not. Smokers who want to undergo plastic surgery are generally advised by their doctors to stop smoking for at least two weeks before their procedure. And, according to a long-term follow-up study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,many patients end up continuing not to smoke, or at least smoke less, in the years after their surgery.

The study included 85 patients who were smokers when they were evaluated for plastic surgery. Five years after the surgery, 47 of those patients (most of whom were women, with an average age of 40) responded to a follow-up survey. The most common procedures were a tummy tuck, breast lift, and face-lift. After excluding five social smokers, the surveyincluded 42 people who reported being daily smokers before cosmetic surgery.

In the follow-up, about 40 percent of those patients said they no longer smoked on a daily basis, and nearly 25 percent had not smoked at all since their surgery. Also worth noting: Most people said they had reduced their smoking habit by some amount, and 70 percent said that discussing their increased surgical risks with the plastic surgeon positively affected their ability to quit or reduce smoking.

But half of the patients said they kept on smoking before their surgery, even though they were advised not to, and nearly a quarter said they continued to smoke up to the day of their procedure. The complication rate was higher in those patients 24 percent of them had post-surgical issues, as opposed to14 percent of patients who stopped smoking. Serious wound-healing complications also occurred in two people, both of whom kept smoking before their procedure.

I think perhaps what we saw with our study is the power of targeted messaging when trying to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in patients, the lead author of the study,Aaron C. Van Slyke, MD, of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, tells Yahoo Beauty. We showed that specificallydiscussing the adverse effects of smoking on the patients surgical outcome was more influential in helping patients quit smoking than a discussion around the general negative effects of smoking on their health.

He continues: In addition to this, as plastic surgeons, patients often present to us withconcerns about quality of life and appearance. As such, these patients may therefore be more receptive to learning about smoking and other health issues that can impact their future. This might allow plastic surgeons to be more effective at promoting healthy lifestyle modificationsthat extend well beyond the surgeon-patient interactions during cosmetic surgery.

Plastic surgeons usually advise their patients to stop smoking before a procedure because the nicotine in cigarettes affects the small blood vessels of the skin, increasing the risk of complications, plastic surgeon Jacob D. Steiger, MD, of Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery, tells Yahoo Beauty. People who smoke thus have a higher risk of healing issues because the blood flow can be diminished, he explains.

Continuing to smoke when youve been advised not to before a procedure can give you a three-times-greater risk of healing issues after surgery, especially when it comes to cosmetic surgeries like face-lifts, Steiger says.

The phenomenon of plastic surgery prompting people to quit smoking isnt unique to this study. Steiger says hes seen it in his practice too. Most people stop smoking before surgery and continue to be smoke-free afterwards, he says. This is a huge benefit to both their health and appearance.

Obviously, you shouldnt have plastic surgery just so you can quit smoking. But if youre interested in plastic surgery and have been looking for a way to kick the habit, its good to know that there could be an added benefit to going under the knife.

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Humpday Health: Healthy food options and meal plans in schools – WWAY NewsChannel 3

Photo: Justin McKee/WWAYWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) We really encourage them to make those healthy, balanced choices through the nutrition education in our dining hall, said Ana Forte, the regional wellness manager for Flik Independent School Dining.

A big part of any students day is their time in the cafeteria.

Not just because they get to interact with their friends; theyre also fueling their bodies to learn, but they need the right kind of fuel.

Your brain is a muscle, and what you feed your brain affects how that muscle is going to work. So if youre feeding it high sugary foods, then the brain is going to end up taking all that energy at once, but burning it very quickly, said Forte.

Four years ago, Cape Fear Academy partnered with Flik Independent School Dining to assist in creating a healthy meal plan for their students.

A dietitian works with Cape Fears in-house chef to craft a menu that is nutritionally balanced, addresses various health concerns, and meets the diverse needs of the students.

If a child has a well-balanced meal with a protein, a carbohydrate, fruits, and vegetables, theyre balanced, which means theyre coming into the classroom invigorated with energy and ready to learn, said Becky Van Heukelom, a teacher at Cape Fear Academy.

Half the battle is providing the healthy food options. The other side of the coin is explaining to the kids why their nutrition matters.

The nutrition education is especially important for the younger children, because if we can teach them at a younger age to make half of their plate fruits and vegetables, to eat the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, theyre gonna take that with them through college, through the rest of their career, said Forte.

Kickstarting a healthy lifestyle now could make all the difference when your child grows up.

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SEPC supports Arnold Palmer healthy lifestyles summer camp – The Produce News

August 24, 2017

In a continued effort to support communities in the Southeast, the Southeast Produce Council funded a six-week healthy lifestyles program for families at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL.

The summer session offered children and their families the opportunity to learn more about exercise, healthy eating, positive self-image, and more, while using a family-centered approach. Participants also set goals to achieve by the end of the six-week session. The program was led by Shaista Safder, who is certified in obesity care and management.

“We had a very successful healthy lifestyle summer program this year our best so far,” Safder said in a press release. “Participants benefited immensely and were extremely grateful for the education and support they received. None of this would have been possible without our sponsor support from Southeast Produce Council, including Produce for Kids and FreshPoint. Our participant families definitely reaped the benefits of this partnership.”

Southeast Produce Council members, FreshPoint Central Florida and Produce for Kids provided additional support, including a supply of fresh produce during the program, along with fruit- and vegetable-focused recipe ideas, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets.

We were very excited to help financially and actively in this exciting program to promote healthy lifestyle tips to all of the families that participated this year. These types of consumer educational programs are at the very core of what the SEPC is all about, David Sherrod, president and chief executive officer of the Southeast Produce Council, said in the press release. Arnold Palmer Hospital is one of the nations premier health facilities for children, and we proudly support all their tremendous efforts.

The Southeast Produce Council is also a Finish Line sponsor of Arnold Palmers Walk for Winnie, a year-long fundraising campaign culminating in a celebration event that benefits the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

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New wellness app Vimcity promotes a healthy lifestyle – ABC NEWS 4

Being healthy is about more than just exercise. That’s the idea behind a new wellness app right here in the Lowcountry.

Most people think working out means sweating. But for some, fitness is a more than just working out. It’s a lifestyle.

Dr. Susan Johnson and Rebecca Blackman Ramsay launched the app “Vimcity” in April.

“Trying to build healthy communities through engagement, using a mobile app as a tool,” Dr. Johnson said.

It’s all about getting healthy and maintaining it.

“Your home screen has the locations that are closest to you that are health promoting businesses,” said Blackman Ramsay.

Director of fitness and partner at Hylo, Josh Durbin said, “It’s nice to have a site now that you can go to that really caters to the health minded to have one place to go where you can find your health and fitness options, good nutritional options.”

More than 600 of those options… The app shows you community events, shopping and fitness classes. You can even track your steps.

“I believe that we can’t have too many healthy options in town,” Durbin said.

The app puts hundreds of healthy options right at your fingertips

Vimcity is free for you to download. It’s also free for local businesses. There’s an incentive program so you can unlock deals the more you use the app. Local businesses also offer exclusive deals through it too.

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Get your healthy lifestyle back on track post vacations – Khaleej Times – Khaleej Times

While summer is a good time off to unwind, recharge, connect with family and friends, and explore new cultures and destinations, we often find ourselves indulging with food and drinks and skipping on exercise.

“I need a vacation after the vacation”. How many of you can identify with this sentence?

While summer is a good time off to unwind, recharge, connect with family and friends, and explore new cultures and destinations, we often find ourselves indulging with food and drinks and skipping on exercise. Knowing that our waist line has expanded puts us in a panic mode or regret that throws away all the fun time we had.

Here are tips on how to get back to your healthy routine of good food and exercise, so you can remember the good times without regret.

> Start with baby steps. It becomes overwhelming when you put a task too hard to accomplish, so breaking it up into small parts can help make it easier to complete. For example, instead of planning to restart exercise five days a week for an hour each time, start by three days a week for a half hour each and then build upon it.

> Rehydrate your body. Water is the key to get your metabolism to work properly and help get rid of toxins. It also gives the skin the glow it needs and protects it from chaffing in this heat. We need about eight glasses of water a day or two litres minimum, as requirements increase in exercise and heat.

> Load up on fruits and vegetables. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that help fight free radicals that damage the various cells. Fruits and vegetables also keep a healthy digestive tract and nourish your hair and nails after being beat up by the sun.

> Stay away from meat for few days. Add on more vegetarian options like beans, lentils and various grains like millet and quinoa to your daily meals. Don’t forget to get fish often as it’s high in omega-3 oil that protects cell membranes.

> Take care of your emotional and mental health. Even though you just arrived from vacation, sometimes the toll of family duties and running around from place to place could leave your body and mind drained. Get a body treatment like a massage or a scrub that can help relieve some of the stress, or do some yoga or meditation to help you clear your mind and recharge your energy.

> Get seven to eight hours of sleep daily. Good sleep helps your brain function properly and prepares you for the daily tasks that include making the right decisions in your daily life. One of those decisions is making healthy food choices and controlling portions.

Find below a recipe for an energising nutritious drink that helps boost your mood.

>1 cup blueberries

> cup fresh or frozen raspberries

> 1/3c sliced cooked beets

> cup plain fat free Greek yogurt

> cup fresh orange juice

> 1 teaspoon honey

Put all ingredients in a blender and add ice cubes as needed, blend at high speed and enjoy.

Zeina Soueidan is a clinical dietician at the Right Bite Nutrition Centre

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Business Executives urged to maintain healthy lifestyle – Vanguard … – Vanguard

By Elizabeth Uwandu

Executives in businesses and corporate organisations have been tasked to maintain healthy lifestyle, or risk ruining their establishments. This was the focus of the seminar tagged, Sick and tired of being sick and tired, organised by Seyi Wright of Potters Hospitality Foundation, PHF.

Speaking on the executive health seminar that run from 23rd -26th August, 2017, in Ikoyi, Wright, the senior associate consultant and chief executive officer, Leadership and Vision Limited, said that the need for leaders in businesses and corporate organisations to have a balance health owing to the high rates of issues such as low productivity, pressure and stress that sometimes lead to suicide by executives was the main purpose of the seminar.

His words, We believe that improving the productivity of a nation, community and organisations starts with the people. When the physical, mental, emotional health of the people improve, productivity is enhanced, more profits generated, then employment can increase.

So, when we speak about executive health, we are not just referring to the seniors but also executives at various levels in the organisation, who make different types of contribution and also go through varied types of work pressure. added the consultant.

Speaking on the some health challenges faced by the mangers, founder, PHF noted that, For most executives, a fundamental issue is stress which may manifest in various forms. Stress simply means the inability of the executive to cope effectively with the challenges faced which can also affect mental and emotional health.

There may be consequent lowering of self-esteem, increased blood pressure, cardiac challenges, increased psychosomatic illnesses and so on. There have been many sad stories of executive health challenges, some being fatal;

Since the demands on the executives are unlikely to change in most organisations , the affected persons need to find a way to cope better. That is where the conference comes in. We can assist various levels of executives to be healthier while improving their productivity added the former bank managing director .

Speakers at the health talk included Emily Oken MD, MPH, a Professor in the department of Population Medicine ,Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and in the department of Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Chinweike Ukomadu, a translational medicine expert and director at Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Who also was an attending physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; and David Addo who is Naturopath & Lifestyle Consultant as well as the CEO of the GoodLife Naturopathic Clinic.

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5 tips to make your healthy lifestyle more affordable – Austin American-Statesman

Living a healthy life is not cheap. If youre paying for things like supplements, gym membership fees and organic groceries on a consistent basis, yourcash is very likely slipping through your fingers before you can even count it.

Making your healthy life more affordable may not be easy, but once the necessary habits are adopted, it will become second nature to you!

Use these tips to save money, stay fit, and feel good about your physical and financial health.

5 tips to make your healthy life more affordable

Look for fitness deals

Gyms can be expensive, but there are ways to get more and spend less if you know what to look for.

On the other hand, you can skip the gym altogether and use the Internet as your personal trainer. There are a number of websites that offer high-quality workout videos from top-tier trainers, for free or cheap. Here are a few to check out:

Shop at the right stores

Not all grocery stores are created equal. While you might love the one thats closest to you because its convenient, it may not be the best option for saving every week. A recent pricing analysis found that Aldi offered the most in average monthly savings (34.5%). Trader Joes, known for its deals and discounts, came in last, with 0% average monthly savings. Get more shopping insights from the full CouponBox grocery analysis here.

If you dont have an Aldi near you, do your own pricing test. Each week for the next month, buythe same groceries at four different stores shopping at a different one each week. Save your receipts and compare. Where did you spend the least? Maybe one store has a bulk section, great for stocking up on pantry items, while another is better for produce and fresh protein. Then modify your shopping routine accordingly!

Save on supplements

If you love your supplements, youre not alone. The supplements industry is currently worth $37 billion, so there is clearly no shortage of supplements available.

And with a little research, you canfind what you need at a price you love. Before paying out of pocket, see if your doctor can write you a prescription. If you can buy it from the pharmacy, you may be able to use your insurance, which could save a few dollars, depending on what you need.

Otherwise, Vitacost and Supplement Warehouse offer steep discounts on a variety of brands and types, and My Supplement Store is almost always offering free shipping for purchases over $50.

Note:Its important to make sure you do your research and even ask your doctor aboutany supplements you decide you take, as they could include ingredients that conflict with other medications youre currently taking.

Plan your meals

This may sound boring and typical, but planning your meals helps you buy just what you need, rather than spending on food that will end up in the trash. For example, you could plan on doing rice, veggies and protein for dinner for the next week. There are many ways you can change this up from day to day, while relying on a few affordable basics:

Planning your meals in this way allows you to get the most for your money, without spending on food you dont need.

See if you qualify for food assistance

Government food assistance, often called food stamps or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), is offered for a reason: sometimes we need a little help, and theres no shame in that. Many college students, for example, can qualify and get $60 $100+ in food money every month.

When I was in college, this was a lifesaver. I was able to get the healthy food I wanted, and now, with a well-paying job, I can afford it myself. The best part: Most who qualify receive a debit card, so when you check out at the cash register, no one has to know its not your regular bank card.

Living a healthy life can be affordable if you plan a little, look for the deals, and know where to shop. Youll be glad you took the time to do a pricing test and find the best online workout subscription when you see that youre saving every month.

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SEPC supports Arnold Palmer healthy lifestyles summer camp – TheProduceNews.com

August 24, 2017

In a continued effort to support communities in the Southeast, the Southeast Produce Council funded a six-week healthy lifestyles program for families at Arnold Palmer Hospital in Orlando, FL.

The summer session offered children and their families the opportunity to learn more about exercise, healthy eating, positive self-image, and more, while using a family-centered approach. Participants also set goals to achieve by the end of the six-week session. The program was led by Shaista Safder, who is certified in obesity care and management.

“We had a very successful healthy lifestyle summer program this year our best so far,” Safder said in a press release. “Participants benefited immensely and were extremely grateful for the education and support they received. None of this would have been possible without our sponsor support from Southeast Produce Council, including Produce for Kids and FreshPoint. Our participant families definitely reaped the benefits of this partnership.”

Southeast Produce Council members, FreshPoint Central Florida and Produce for Kids provided additional support, including a supply of fresh produce during the program, along with fruit- and vegetable-focused recipe ideas, cookbooks and kitchen gadgets.

We were very excited to help financially and actively in this exciting program to promote healthy lifestyle tips to all of the families that participated this year. These types of consumer educational programs are at the very core of what the SEPC is all about, David Sherrod, president and chief executive officer of the Southeast Produce Council, said in the press release. Arnold Palmer Hospital is one of the nations premier health facilities for children, and we proudly support all their tremendous efforts.

The Southeast Produce Council is also a Finish Line sponsor of Arnold Palmers Walk for Winnie, a year-long fundraising campaign culminating in a celebration event that benefits the Alexander Center for Neonatology at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies.

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Blood pressure classes begin Thursday – Laurinburg Exchange

LAURINBURG Scotland Health Care System is offering a free high blood pressure management program for senior adults created by the Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.

Know It, Control It for Seniors begins on Thursday.

The class is a community-based blood pressure management program designed to help participants self-monitor their blood pressure and make healthy lifestyle changes to control high blood pressure. Trained blood pressure coaches teach this program using evidence-based strategies to manage cardiovascular disease.

Know It, Control It for Seniors is a community-based blood pressure management program designed to help participants self-monitor their blood pressure and make healthy lifestyle changes to control high blood pressure. Trained blood pressure coaches teach this program using evidence-based strategies to manage cardiovascular disease.

High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease in the United States, said Bines Community Educator of Scotland Health Care System. Knowing your blood pressure numbers can help you take action NOW to prevent or delay the development of more serious complications.

Almost one out of every three adults in the United States has been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Among adults 65 years and older, two out of three have high blood pressure and half of them do not have it under control. All adults should consult with a health care provider, learn their blood pressure numbers, learn to self-monitor their blood pressure and take steps to get healthy, said Bines.

Know It, Control It for Seniors classes are open to people who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. During each class, blood pressure coaches will lead a discussion on a healthy habit that will help participants control their blood pressure. On class days, the blood pressure coach will also assist each participant with measuring and logging his/her blood pressure with the goal of having them become proficient at tracking and measuring their blood pressure on their own.

Sessions will be held in the W.R. Dulin Center on the campus of Scotland Memorial Hospital in the Community Health & Rehab building.

Dates are Aug. 24 and Aug. 31; Sept. 7 and Sept. 20; Oct. 5 and Oct. 18; and Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. The classes run from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

For information about the Know It, Control It for Seniors High Blood Pressure Management program by contacting Community Health Services at 910-291-6933.

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