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Dementia run in the family? You can lower your risk by keeping a healthy heart – Study Finds

BOSTON A family history of dementia is by no means an absolute indictor of a future dementia diagnosis, according to a new study from Boston University. Researchers say that both family history and cardiovascular health influence an individuals chances of developing dementia.

So, people who are worried about dementia potentially being in their future due to genetics can mitigate their risk by focusing on cultivating a strong and robust cardiovascular system.

At the same time, however, these findings represent a bit of a double-edged sword. People who are both genetically inclined toward dementia and neglect their cardiovascular health are putting themselves in an especially precarious position regarding their cognitive future.

The study gives weight to the notion that while much of ones traits and proclivities can be traced to genetics, were all still very much in charge of their own future. Nothing is predetermined.

Regarding the studys findings, the presence of dementia-associated common gene variants alone were found to potentially double a persons risk of dementia. However, if that same person is in strong cardiovascular shape that dementia risk is cut in half.

Researchers say the effects of both genes and cardiovascular health on dementia risk are additive. This means either of those factors can solely raise or lower a persons dementia risk.

Just because you have a high genetic risk of dementia doesnt mean that you cant lower your risk by adopting a healthier lifestyle, says study lead author Dr. Gina Peloso, assistant professor of biostatistics at BUSPH, in a release.

Data on 1,211 people was used for this study. That information was originally collected as part of the Framingham Heart Study.That study single longest-running cardiovascular disease study performed in the United States. The project started in 1948, and the 1,211 people included in this study are the children of the original Farmingham study participants. Genetic data, cardiovascular health information collected between 1991-1995, and dementia screening results from sessions held starting in 1998 are all included in the analysis.

Ultimately, the studys authors found that people with a high dementia genetic risk score were 2.6 times more likely to develop dementia. Researchers zeroed in on a genotype, APOE 4, specifically linked to the condition. The genotype is found in 10-15% of the general population.

To gauge each persons cardiovascular health, the American Heart Associations seven components of cardiovascular health was used. Those components include: physical activity, cholesterol, healthy diet, blood pressure, smoking status, blood glucose, and weight.

The results are quite clear. The study shows that adults with strong cardiovascular health were 55% less likely to develop dementia.

We have long maintained that genetics is not destiny, that the impact of your family history and genetic risk can be lowered by healthy lifestyle choices. This is true for persons with low genetic risk and also for persons with high genetic risk of dementia, so it is never too soon and never too late to adopt a heart-healthy lifestyle, concludes senior study author Dr. Sudha Seshadri, founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimers and Neurodegenerative Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

The study is published in Neurology.

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Lose weight to beat Covid-19, follow healthy lifestyle, say experts – The New Indian Express

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The unhealthy food habits coupled with the sedentary lifestyle of Keralites could prove fatal as the state braces for the Covid-19 case peak. Citing global studies that being obese doubles the risk of hospitalisation and increases the risk of dying due to Covid-19, the state health department has stressed the need for adhering to a healthy lifestyle.

The department also says that the young population should exercise extra caution as obesity is prevalent among them. To corroborate the same, it points out that of the young Covid patients admitted in ICUs, obesity has found to be the villain.

Intensive Care Unit and ventilator admissions are increasing in the state. It is obvious that the elderly and those with comorbidities might need ICU or ventilator care. But now, young patients also need ICU admission and of them, a majority are found to be obese, said an officer of the health department.

When asked about this, Dr Bipin Gopal, state nodal officer for non-communicable diseases, said, Obesity is a problem and it is prevalent among the young generation. It is one of the triggering factors that could worsen the Covid-19 condition.

An intensive care specialist at a government medical college hospital said, Excess weight might result in other diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. This can make these individuals more vulnerable to Covid-19.

Earlier, the Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health and Social Care in the United Kingdom, had stated that people with excess weight were at greater risk of needing hospital admission or intensive care. It was also found that people with obesity and Covid-19 were twice as likely to end up in the hospital and 74 per cent more likely to be admitted to intensive care. They were also more at risk of dying of Covid-19.

In the light of the study, the UK government released a new national strategy for tackling obesity. A similar strategy should be followed by the state. We have this eat right campaign. But it will have to be strengthened. People should be made aware of the need to stick to a healthy and nutritious diet, said the specialist.

At the same time, a section of the health officials said the state government should immediately roll out a campaign with the message lose weight to beat Covid-19.

Recently, Finance Minister T M Thomas Isaac in a social media post said ICU/ventilator admissions are on the rise in the state. Citing the condition at Government Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, the minister said there are two categories of admissions at the ICU -- the elderly and youngsters who are obese. The minister who tested positive for Covid-19 and was treated at the MCH was discharged on Tuesday.

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7 lifestyle habits to teach your kids – The Indian Express

Updated: September 19, 2020 9:24:02 pm

By Pooja Bhargava

In the era of Instagram and Snapchat, theres a lot of information available online that may not always be the solution to all your kids problems. Fad diets like keto, paleo, and military diets are taking social media by storm and they seem to be very appealing to young individuals who put a premium on physical appearance. These diets are often short-term solutions and they end up having long-term adverse effects. Hence, now more than ever, we need to help our children understand what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle.

As a parent, you pass more than just your genes to your children. Kids tend to pick up your habits from an early age, both good and bad. Hence, it is important that you set an example for your young ones by following a disciplined routine and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. When healthy habits are instilled early on in ones life, it becomes part of a lifestyle routine and goes a long way in ensuring a happier, healthier, and disease-free life. Here are a few habits that I have inculcated in my kids.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, is an adage I have personally lived by. It not only helps kids to kickstart their day with good energy levels but also teaches them to stick to regular meal times and teaches them the importance of having a routine. It is important to teach kids the value of being armed with good discipline as it always lends a better perspective towards life. Following the bodys biological clock also helps to keep chronic diseases at bay and ensures that your kids avoid late nights and drowsy mornings. Having a balanced and nutritious breakfast goes a long way in promoting an overall healthy lifestyle.

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With the pandemic-induced lockdown now having tied kids to their screens, it is extremely important for them to get enough exercise. Kids today arent playing outside as they used to; FIFA, Angry Birds, and Call of Duty have become the norm as opposed to Hide and Seek, Kick the Can, and Catch and Cook. It is important to get your kids out the door and ensure that they are exercising in some way or another for at least an hour everyday. Being physically active from an early age ensures that your kids have improved academic scores and are actively engaged in sports. The endorphins released when you exercise help fight academic stress and emotional distress. Playing a sport also teaches kids how to deal with lifes highs and lows from a young age and it also helps to enhance their social skills.

Make your kid read 10 minutes every day before going to bed. Let them choose what they like to read. Strong reading skills are essential to building a well-versed vocabulary. Make reading a fun activity so that they view it as a treat and not a boring chore. Ingraining the habit of reading reaps high returns in the long run as books will always help kids learn and add to their body of knowledge.

Creating a bond with your child and making them comfortable with confiding in you is one of the most rewarding experiences. Assigning dinner as a family meal is an easy way to go about this. This makes it easier to ensure that everyone is eating nourishing meals together. You can use dinner as an opportunity to have a conversation with your kids about their day; discuss films, literature, politics or whatever it is that excites you and them. Make it a point to take an interest in their interests even when they are something you never imagined being interested in! And lastly, be open-minded and understanding of the changing times, this ensures that they are comfortable reaching out to you when they are in need of help.

Theres nothing better for your kids routine than eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Poor sleeping patterns can cause a decrease in the release of growth hormones, hence, affecting the development of bones and other cells and tissue. It also negatively affects immunity levels, leads to forgetfulness, and lack of concentration. Sleeping early and developing a daily routine that isnt interrupted on weekends will only do your child good in the long run.

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Kids must be taught the importance of basic hygiene from a young age. Practices such as brushing twice a day, flossing your teeth, washing your hands before and after each meal are simple and effective routines to keep illnesses at bay. It is essential that we teach our young kids the importance of being clean and well-groomed. Inculcating these habits from childhood will help kids have healthy teeth, good skin, and good gut health!

Raising emotionally healthy kids ensures that they do not look to food for comfort and prevents them from resorting to alcohol and drugs as a coping mechanism in their later years. Teach them to embrace all kinds of emotions because they have a right to their feelings. Allow them to release emotions such as anger and sadness in a healthy way from a young age. Teach kids the value of habits such as journaling and meditation; this could help them develop a good sense of judgment. Talking to them about anger management techniques can help them understand when to walk away from fraught situations. Allow them to cry and talk about their feelings as it helps teenagers deal with their sadness. Showing emotion must always be encouraged and not suppressed.

Raising a child comes with its ups and downs. Hopefully, my advice helps make your journey easier.

(The writer is a health coach, holistic nutritionist and fitness expert.)

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How to recognize the symptoms of orthorexia and get the help you need – Insider – INSIDER

Orthorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized as an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.

It often involves restricting certain food groups and over emphasizes "clean eating" to a point where it interferes with quality of life.

It is difficult to estimate how many people have orthorexia as there is currently no formal diagnostic criteria.

Here is what you need to know about orthorexia from common symptoms to how it's treated.

People develop orthorexia when they obsessively fixate on "healthy eating." While deciding to pursue a healthy lifestyle isn't bad, people with orthorexia become compulsive and inflexible with their eating.

Unlike other eating disorders, orthorexia is usually not motivated by weight concerns or body image issues, says Meghan Windham, a registered dietitian at Texas A&M University.

Orthorexia often starts because a person wants to improve their overall health by taking control of the foods they eat. For many, this means turning to fad diets that restrict certain food groups or promote specific eating patterns. Windham says following these types of diets can quickly become obsessive, even if they don't start out that way.

People with orthorexia tend to be concerned about the quality of the foods they eat, rather than the amount of food that they eat. Food concerns can vary among individuals with orthorexia. For example, some may restrict major food groups such as dairy or gluten while others may be fixated with only consuming raw foods.

Orthorexia is not considered an official mental health condition by the DSM-5 the manual used to diagnose mental illnesses. One reason for this is because symptoms of orthorexia tend to overlap with other conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, and other avoidant/restrictive food intake disorders (ARFIDs).

If left untreated, orthorexia can progress and lead to lasting mental and physical health consequences and may even take the form of other eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia, says Paula Quatromoni, DSC, RD, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Health Sciences at Boston University.

Like most eating disorders, the signs and symptoms of orthorexia are mental, behavioral, and physical. Orthorexia presents differently in individuals, so symptoms may vary from person to person.

Mental, or emotional symptoms, of orthorexia tend to be similar to those of other eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These include:

Behavioral symptoms are some of the earliest signs of an eating disorder. According to Windham, those associated with orthorexia include:

People with orthorexia are at a higher risk of developing micronutrient deficiencies because they tend to restrict certain food groups. This can lead to physical symptoms if the deficiency is left untreated.

Here are some common micronutrient deficiencies in people with orthorexia and their corresponding physical symptoms:

These obsessive and compulsive behaviors around food choices can impede on a person's social life. "Some people find it easier to compulsively stay at home, rather than socialize to have complete control over theirfood environment, which quickly becomes a really isolating way to live," says Quatromoni.

It is important to try to recognize when someone needs help with orthorexia sooner, rather than later. "The longer someone has been in the trenches with this, the greater the health risks, and the longer the road to recovery will be," says Quatromoni.

It can be tricky to tell if someone has orthorexia or if they are just a healthy-eater. Windham says healthy eating has progressed to orthorexia when, "your food intake is governed by strict rules, rather than day to day choices."

According to Quatromoni, here are some signs that may indicate a person is developing orthorexia:

Early identification and intervention can help people with this disorder have the best possible outcomes in recovery.

If you are worried that someone you know may be experiencing these symptoms, here is some advice on how to approach them about your concerns, says Lauren Smolar, the director of programs at the National Eating Disorders Association.

"Oftentimes the symptoms we see in people with orthorexia are extensions of underlying psychiatric conditions or they are triggered by psychological stressors," says Quatromoni.

There are certain factors that place some people at higher risk of developing orthorexia. These include:

Orthorexia is treated with a combination of nutrition counseling and therapy. "It's important to work with a dietician to correct nutrient deficiencies and restore physical well being, as well as a mental health professional to treat the psychological side of this disorder," says Quatromoni.

"Nutrition counseling can help people with orthorexia relearn what a healthy plate looks like," says Windham. Nutrition counseling is education-based and can help people with orthorexia re-incorporate food groups they are scared of and understand the benefits of a varied diet.

Meanwhile, therapy can help people with orthorexia understand underlying mental health issues and stressors that may be driving their rigid food behaviors. If people are also suffering from anxiety or OCD, they may be prescribed medication to treat those conditions.

Read more about finding the best treatment options for eating disorders.

If you are concerned your healthy eating habits have become disordered or started to impede on your quality of life, you should seek help from a dietician, therapist, or contact the National Eating Disorders Helpline. "Even if you don't meet any official diagnostic criteria you are still deserving of care to help you work through the concerns you have about your behaviors," says Smolar.

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What’s healthy pregnancy weight gain? | Feeling Fit –

Like it or not, eating for two isn't a license to eat twice as much as usual. Use healthy lifestyle habits to manage your pregnancy weight gain, support your baby's health and make it easier to shed the extra pounds after delivery.

There's no one-size-fits-all approach to pregnancy weight gain. Appropriate weight gain for you depends on various factors, including your pre-pregnancy weight and body mass index (BMI). Your health and your baby's health also play a role. Work with your health care provider to determine what's right for you.

Being overweight before pregnancy increases the risk of various pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, high blood pressure disorders of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia, and the need for a C-section.

Work with your health care provider to determine what's best in your case and to manage your weight throughout pregnancy.

If you're underweight before pregnancy, it's essential to gain a reasonable amount of weight while you're pregnant. Without the extra weight, your baby might be born smaller than expected.

Gaining too much weight during pregnancy can increase your baby's risk of health problems, such as being born significantly larger than average (fetal macrosomia). You might also be at increased risk of pregnancy-related hypertension, gestational diabetes, prolonged labor and the need for a C-section or delivery before your due date. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can also increase your risk of postpartum weight retention and increases your risk of blood clots in the postpartum period.

Your baby might weigh in at 7 or 8 pounds. That accounts for some of your pregnancy weight gain. What about the rest? Here's a sample breakdown:

Larger breasts: 1 to 3 pounds

Larger uterus: 2 pounds

Placenta: 1 1/2 pounds

Amniotic fluid: 2 pounds

Increased blood volume: 3 to 4 pounds

Increased fluid volume: 2 to 3 pounds

Fat stores: 6 to 8 pounds

In the first trimester, most women don't need to gain much weight which is good news if you're struggling with morning sickness.

If you start out at a healthy or normal weight, you need to gain only about 1 to 4 pounds in the first few months of pregnancy. You can do this by eating a healthy diet no extra calories are necessary.

Steady weight gain is more important in the second and third trimesters especially if you start out at a healthy weight or you're underweight. According to the guidelines, you'll gain about 1 pound a week until delivery. An extra 300 calories a day half a sandwich and a glass of skim milk might be enough to help you meet this goal. For women who are overweight or have a BMI of 30 or higher, the guidelines suggest a weight gain of about 1/2 pound a week in the second and third trimesters. Try adding a glass of low-fat milk or an ounce of cheese and a serving of fresh fruit to your diet.

Your health care provider will keep a close eye on your weight. A dietitian also can help. Do your part by eating a healthy diet and keeping your prenatal appointments. To keep your pregnancy weight gain on target, your health care provider might offer suggestions for boosting calories or scaling back as needed.

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The Mediterranean Diet And Why You Should Consider It – Greek City Times

Greece is popularly known for its beautiful islands, friendly people and most importantly, delicious foods. Locals are known to live long lives full of energy. Their diet is so popular that it is followed internationally by all cultures and loved by all for its positive health benefits.

Diet trends come and go, but the Mediterranean diet is one that is set to stay due to its wide range of ingredients to enjoy and the lack of limiting restrictions imposed by other diets.

It is a diet is that is easy to follow and incorporates fresh and flavoursome ingredients, packed with delicious herbs, vital vitamins and minerals which are needed to support a healthy lifestyle.

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most healthy diets in the world, seen more as a lifestyle, shedding negative connotations around the word diet.

What to expect to eat whilst enjoying this diet

The Mediterranean diet is not as strict as others, permitting a wide variety of foods that can be enjoyed and making it easy to follow. The diet promotes the consumption of foods that are high in Omega-3s and healthy fats, such as;

Individuals following this diet should reduce their intake of foods that contain:

The diet encourages healthy eating of foods that are made with fresh ingredients rather than processed foods that will damage an individuals gut health.

Here are 5 benefits that make the diet a must-try:

Good for your heart health

The Mediterranean Diet is most popularly known to benefit heart health by reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. This is due to the Omega-3 packed ingredients that are encouraged to be eaten whilst following this diet.

Good for your brain

A day of food packed with heart-healthy ingredients also has fantastic benefits for your brain health. The mediterranean diet may help prevent memory loss in the long term as well as reduce the risk of Alzheimers and other types of cognitive decline. About 60% of your brain is made of fat, half of that being made of Omega-3. Not getting enough of this fatty acid is linked to learning impairments, as well as depression. Fortunately, the Mediterranean diet is packed full of healthy fatty foods to be enjoyed daily.

Help with depression and anxiety

As briefly stated above, the amount of Omega-3 your body consumes has an impact on an individuals emotions which can lead to someone feeling depressed or happy. Omega-3 fatty acids are known to improve moods and can be found in items such as fatty fish. The Mediterranean diet also includes grains such as Quinoa which have been found to include flavonoid which is known to have a significant anti-depression effect.

Its good for your gut

The Mediterranean diet promotes consumption of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables which are known to improve healthy bacteria and overall provide positive effects on gut health. It also helps reduce inflammation and emphasises fibre-rich foods.

People with arthritis may benefit from this diet

The diet includes ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties, therefore following this diet may eliminate symptoms of Arthritis. For example, bananas are high in Magnesium and potassium that can increase bone density. Minerals such as Magnesium are also known to alleviate arthritis symptoms.

Overall, the Mediterranean diet is a stable diet that can be enjoyed by all. The diet encourages eating fresh and nutritious ingredients that provide a variety of health benefits as well as eliminating foods that will result in health issues, weight gain and other negative implications. Many individuals choose to follow the Mediterranean diet and have more success in being able to stick to it in the long term as the meal options to choose from are so much wider in comparison to other diets.

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Free men’s health screenings held on Sept. 26 – The Oakland Press

Studies have found that more men are dying from COVID-19 than women, and women tend to have stronger immune systems than men.

Thats why Dr. Michael Lutz of Birmingham, founder of the MIU Mens Health Foundation, is encouraging men to take charge of their health. The foundation is hosting free drive-through screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at 770 W. State Fair Ave., Detroit.

This is an opportunity for those who are delaying their health care services to start them in a very safe environment, said Lutz. Its also a chance to kick off a healthier lifestyle for those who may have been ignoring it. Our screenings save lives, and we have the most in-depth blood screening panel available at a free health event.

Services include vital screenings, a bloodwork panel, flu vaccinations, COVID-19 nasal swab and antibody testing, as well as HIV testing. All tests are offered without participants leaving their vehicles. These free tests will be provided in partnership with Wayne State University Physicians Group and are comprehensively valued at more than $500.

The event provides men age 18 or older with an assessment of their current health and screenings for some of the most treatable diseases. Attendees will learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and will receive information about mens health topics and advances in health care.

Early detection is the single most important aspect of treatment and recovery, said Lutz.

All attendees will receive a box of food courtesy of Gleaners Community Food Bank, containing fresh produce, lean protein and shelf stable items. For those attending on foot, bagged lunches will be provided, courtesy of Jack Aronson and Jacks Roadside BBQ.

More than 100 volunteers and licensed health professionals will operate 10 covered tents where the screenings will take place. They are trained to practice current health safety standards and will be wearing personal protective equipment. Participants are also required to wear face masks.

To reserve a spot, text MHE 2020 to 483-55 or Email questions Detailed descriptions of all blood tests and screenings are available Men who choose to participate in the blood screening tests will receive a copy and explanation of their results by text or mail.

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COVID-19: Ayurvedas emphasis on healthy food habits and good sleep – The Financial Express

To the extent possible one should try to adopt the practice of having early and light dinner. (Representational image: IE)

ByBhuvaneswari Ravindran

Ayurveda recommends that good food habits have to be followed up with a healthy lifestyle and exercising. In these lock down days, when we are stuck at home, engaged in indoor activities only, most people are forced to follow a sedentary lifestyle, with little or no physical activity. Most important routine that we should adopt is having a fixed time for waking up. Morning hours being the most energetic and fresh time, getting up early gives a good kick start to an active day.

Exercising daily for at least half an hour, on an empty stomach, is important. Breathing exercises like Pranayama help in managing respiratory ailments, improve immunity, lower stress and enhance the quality of life and are recommended even for people suffering from COVID-19. Maintaining hygiene of the body and surroundings is important.

Take a bath preferably twice a day, in room temperature water, depending on climatic conditions. Taking bath immediately after exercise is not recommended.

Ayurveda on importance of early dinner and good sleep

To the extent possible one should try to adopt the practice of having early and light dinner. While talking of early dinner, I remember the advice given by Padma Shri P.K. Warrior of Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala that we should emulate birds, who take their dinner much before sunset and retire to their nest early.

Good sleep is a sign of good health. Our routine should be that of early to bed and early to get up and not sleeping during day time. These healthy lifestyle routines are easily adaptable and with proper food intake, we can sure build up our immunity level to fight the Virus.

With so much gloomy news floating around us, the Doctors concluding advice is worth emulating STAY HOME STAY SAFE encourage and transmit only positive thoughts. Those of us who are at home and with family, let us fully utilise this Stay Home time, spending more quality time with family, doing things which give pleasure to our mind. Meanwhile let us also pause can we be of some help to those around who are away from family or those who are trying hard to make both ends meet?

The long-drawn fight against Coronavirus is on in right earnest and there is no reason why we should choose to be the losers.

The author is Director (Retd.), Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi and Formerly Joint Development Commissioner (Special Economic Zones), CSEZ. Views expressed are the authors own.

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How Ryan Maxwell Filled a Void in the Wellness Industry – Influencive

The fountain of youth: fact or fiction? We all have that one friend or family member who never seems to age. They still move about with a teenagers agility, their energy exceeds that of the energizer bunny, and they seem to be virtually pain-free. However, our own morning grunts and groans tend to get louder as we increase our aspirin intake just to survive.

Health and wellness is a multi-trillion dollar a year industry. It seems like everyone on the planet is emptying their wallets, searching for the secrets to a healthy lifestyle. Multiple visits to doctors or health care practitioners mean numerous bills. Not only that, but how many times have you received conflicting information from different professionals?

Ryan Maxwell saw his family struggle with health growing up. They bounced around from specialist to specialist but were never able to attain long-term change. Maxwells entrepreneurial spirit started to show as he began formulating a plan to bridge this gap in the wellness industry from a young age. The future result was a fully integrated health model, Fluid Health and Fitness.

Fluid Health and Fitness concentrates on total wellness, including proper body movement, exercise, and nutrition. Maxwell has seen the benefits of whole wellness firsthand from his clients in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who now engage in life without restriction. Maxwell says that Making my health a priority even in small ways now has vastly changed the course of my future.

Maxwell is a firm believer that knowledge is essential to building and keeping a healthy lifestyle. First and foremost, you have to know what you want from a healthy lifestyle and why you want to change. If you dont know your why, it will be hard to adapt to the how. Once someone has a full understanding of why they are doing something, it is easier to stay motivated. Long lasting results then come from your own bodys education, the knowledge on how to apply what you know, and the support to be consistent.

Of course, there are times when Maxwell runs into clients that are resistant or hesitate to change certain aspects of their life for overall health. In this case, it is essential to provide a greater awareness of health and life choices and the consequences that can come with them. All of our nutritional choices may not have immediate effects. But knowing that your choices today can influence your future can push you enough to make a change for the better.

Starting a virtual training program has further filled the void of striving for a healthy lifestyle while stuck at home. This virtual resource connects those at home to stay healthy and have all of the specialists they need in one spot. The response to Fluid Health and Wellnesss virtual program has been incredibly positive. This virtual training allows clients to connect with the trainer personally and communicate with the group. Therefore a client receives virtual community support, which would otherwise be lacking with other virtual programs.

Today, Maxwell continues to help clients improve their overall health by offering a whole wellness approach both in-person and virtually. Your body is designed to move and live free. Once you restore your body to its original working order, the benefits will be endless.Opinions expressed here are the opinions of the author. Influencive does not endorse or review brands mentioned; does not and can not investigate relationships with brands, products, and people mentioned and is up to the author to disclose. VIP Contributors and Contributors, amongst other accounts and articles, are professional fee-based.

Dr. Jay Feldman is an Osteopathic medical doctor, speaker, and serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of several successful companies such as Otter Public Relations, Instelite, and REX Fitness. In addition to running multiple businesses, he hosts the Mentors Collective Podcast where he teaches the secrets to business success and creating freedom. He maintains a strong social media presence with over 200,000 followers. Dr. Feldman was recently named International Business Times Top Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2020

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Vicksburg physician set to take top spot with state’s medical association – The Vicksburg Post – Vicksburg Post

For a fourth time, a member of Vicksburgs medical community is poised to take the top leadership position with the Mississippi State Medical Association.

Vicksburg pediatrician Dr. Geri Weiland was elected the associations president-elect in August. She becomes association president in August 2021 and will join three other Vicksburg doctors who have held the associations top post.

Drs. Briggs Hopson Jr., Randy Easterling and Dan Edney have each lead the association.

A former resident of Pascagoula, Weiland is a graduate of LSU and the University of Mississippi Medical School and has been practicing at Merit Health River Region since 1983. She was serving as the associations first female speaker of the house in more than 150 years before becoming president-elect.

Im not the first female president, but the fourth Vicksburg president, which I think is another testament to Vicksburgs involvement in organized medicine, she said.

Weiland said her election is an honor and a little scary because its a commitment for a lot of work. Ive been in a leadership position for over 11 years as the vice speaker and speaker, but this is going to be a little bit different to be the spokesperson for the organization.

As president-elect, her primary responsibilities will involve trying to stay up with the associations projects and its goals. She will also be observing association President Dr. W. Mark Horne.

I have a year to learn, she said.

Outside of its work involving public awareness of COVID-19 and assisting medical practices affected by the virus, Weiland said the associations emphasis usually involves its legislative agenda and staying on top of things important to the physicians in the state.

Its mostly about trying to improve the health of Mississippians, Weiland said. A lot of times if you want that to happen you can do it through public service announcements, but you really have to work with the Legislature to get those things done that you hope will help Mississippians.

As president, she said, I feel like I want to promote health for Mississippians and see that we stay strong on vaccinations. Id like to promote healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, vaccinations; all those things are important to me.

As a pediatrician, to me, I realize if you dont get children interested and young people interested in a healthy lifestyle and avoiding those things that are not healthy for you. Its hard to do as an adult, Weiland said. I feel like I have lived long enough to have watched vaccines work. The medical community eliminated smallpox in the world. When I started my practice, polio was eliminated in the U.S. Ive seen it work. I know the importance of it.

Dr. Weiland is married to Michael Weiland Sr. Together they have a son, M. David Weiland Jr., who along with his wife, Courtney, have a son, Charlie.

M. David Weiland Jr., is a pediatric cardiologist at University Medical Center.

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

Vicksburg physician set to take top spot with state's medical association - The Vicksburg Post - Vicksburg Post

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