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Why Improving physical health reflects on your mental well-being – Thrive Global

It all starts with your body.

While getting busy with your daily life routine, trying to balance between your spiritual well being, keeping up with your physical fitness & maintaining a healthy social life, keeping everything in balance is the hardest effort you can make for a healthy lifestyle routine. But unfortunately in this era we live in we always get caught up in everyday duties and we always end up forgetting about what matters the most which affects every corner of your life, its working out, getting all those toxins out of our body and maintaining a healthy diet which can let your body make the change for a better body image, happier self and of course a stronger mental consciousness.

The biggest and hardest obstacle we all cannot avoid is not finding enough time for our daily physical routine, taking a lot of time to and back from the gym, dont know what fitness routine should i be working on, and of course getting lost in all those online diet food options,

Thats why having a personal trainer at Getgoing was a very appealing idea to me, coming till my home doorsteps, Forgetting the commuting time to my favourite gym, it also reflected on my overall well being and mental health.

A lot of people like training one to one with the coach but what i am personally recommending is to have a partner in your workout sessions, a partner will act as your perfect ongoing motivation, you will share a goal together, anytime you will feel down or unmotivated you will find your partner pulling you off the ground and pushing you towards the finish line.

Training with your partner for sure will strengthen your bond, magnify the goal and will boost your motivation, and the good thing it shouldnt be only viable to your girlfriend, you can bond with a family member or close friend then you should brace yourself for the mind blowing results and energy.

Having a well balanced attention between working out and what you are eating will reflect on every aspect of your life and what is most important is your mental capabilities will be boosted to the max whether its more focusing on your work tasks or even remembering the name of your acquaintance you met last week.

Setting up a goal to be constantly working for will improve the hard working mechanism in your brain, you will start seeing some improvements on your overall body which will translate to your brain and self that anything you start investing time and effort in it will surely blossom into something you will love.

With all these infinite benefits you will gain from improving your physical health, these are the top 5 traits that will affect your mental health:

In case you want to feel happy and relaxed, you need to exercise different types of physical activity, whether its going to the gym or even brisk walking.

Physical activity stimulates the chemicals in your brain, which makes you feel happy and relaxed.

Regular physical activity helps maintain key mental skills, especially with age, and this includes critical thinking and learning.

Engaging in various sports 3 to 5 times a week, for at least 30 minutes, can provide health benefits for the mind.

When you are physically active, your mind is free from daily stress. This can help you avoid negative thoughts.

Exercise reduces the level of stress hormones in the body, and at the same time stimulates the production of a substance called endorphins, a chemical released from the brain when exercising.

Sports and other forms of physical activity improves sleep quality by helping you fall asleep faster and deepen your sleep.

Better sleep can improve your mental expectations the next day as well as improve your mood.

Regular exercise can enhance self-esteem, your ability to withstand excessive stress, and contribute to an improved outward appearance.

With renewable strength and energy that comes from physical activity, you may be more likely to succeed in off-field tasks.

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Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Club meets Nov. 20 in Kingston – The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. The Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Club, formerly called Benecare Club, will meet Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Benedictine Auditorium at the corner of Mary's Avenue and Webster Street.

Breakfast is at 8:30 a.m., followed by the speaker at 9 a.m.

The speaker will be Dr. Michael Doyle, executive director and chief medical officer of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley.

Call Gerry Harrington at (845) 334-4760 for more information.

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New Study Says Listening To 78 Minutes Of Music Daily Is Important To Your Health – Metal Injection.net

If you're listening to at least 78 minutes of music per day, congratulations! Science says you're helping yourself maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A new study from Deezer (and truncated by Kerrang!) reveals listening to music that covers feeling uplifting, relaxing, sad, motivating, and angry for at least 78 minutes per day is helpful. The study looked at a cohort of 7,500 people and how listening to music affected their day. The breakdown looked like this for optimal listening:

Lyz Cooper of the British Academy of Sound Therapy backed up Deezer's study.

"There are certain properties of music that affect the mind and body. Dedicating time each day to listen to music that triggers different emotions can have a hugely beneficial impact on our well-being. Listening to happy songs increases blood flow to areas of the brain associated with reward, and decreases flow to the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with fear."

So sure, get some Suffocation in for the angry bits, but maybe jam Babymetal or something too. Y'know, for your health.

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At CIIE 2019 Panasonic Showcases Solutions to Help Bring to Life China’s ‘Healthy China 2030’ Vision – Financial Post

SHANGHAI Panasonic Corporation took part in the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019, which was held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10. Under the theme, Limitless Care for Healthy Living, Panasonic showcased health and welfare products and solutions that reflect its unique health values. With these products and solutions for a healthy life and aging society, Panasonic aspires to help bring to life Chinas Healthy China 2030 vision. Panasonic also introduced its cutting-edge technologies that contribute to the business scene.

[Video] #CIIE 2019 Panasonic Highlights The 2nd China International Import Expo https://youtu.be/CbvZClNirQc

Panasonic Booth Highlights Solutions for a Healthy Life and an Aging Society 1. Healthy Environment Unit With the evolution of sensing and data analytics technology, spaces and devices will be able to sense the changes your body undergoes, and make suggestions that will help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. In the vital sensing bedroom, a comfortable sleeping environment will be created with sensors that analyze your heartbeat, number of breaths taken, how many times you turned in bed and AI that optimally controls the lighting, temperature, humidity, and scent based on past data.

In the bathroom, the Vital Sensing Toilet will take your heartbeat and blood pressure measurements and utilize AI to determine your stress level and make suggestions to help you relax. And when using the sink, the Smart Mirror will measure your weight and body-fat percentage to introduce menus and physical training methods best suited to your physical condition.

[Video] For Healthy Life Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/TGiYXZDv5BU

2. Barrier Free Villa Panasonic proposed compact, highly-functional and stylish renovation ideas that help the elderly live independently by alleviating their burden. Examples of bedroom environment renovations featuring Made in Japan solutions that are really well thought through, and elderly-friendly products for care facilities such as electronic beds, lighting, etc. were showcased.

Moreover, the elderly may not be as confident about their walking as they had been before. Walking training robots introduced at the exhibition are equipped with AI-enabled control technology that automatically analyzes the walking ability of the user and provides appropriate walking training with the optimal physical load to help elderly remain independent.

[Video] For Aging Society Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/e23n882OcdM

3. Healthy and Comfortable LDK Environment In the comfortable LDK environment where users can have easy access to information about their health and how they may better manage it, Panasonic showcased its transparent OLED, which blends into the interior and creates the environment optimal for the familys health or for the scene as well as a mock sky window that adds brightness and openness to the space and a kitchen with ample storage and ingenious hacks for chores.

[Video] For Living, Dining & Kitchen Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/I4kYSBpQbPw

4. Food Safety and Security Utilizing cutting-edge technologies accumulated to date, Panasonic proposed an end-to-end solution ranging from food production, precooling warehousing systems, low temperature transport, and refrigerated warehouses.

5. Air Quality This section introduced and demonstrated solutions that deliver excellent air quality for both homes and centrally cooled/heated facilities.

[Video] For Air Quality Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/AVqtYIQXt3E

6. Home Appliances In the Cooking area, Panasonic introduce a tajine pot that lets you cook without water, a 3-in-1 oven range that can steam and bake in a short length of time, partial freezing and nanoe technologies, as well as a compact-big, large capacity refrigerator. With respect to Beauty, Panasonic introduced its high end X series including its unique drier that moisturizes hair and makes it silky smooth, ion effector that moisturizes skin from the keratinous layer with high molecular osmosis, and a RF facial massager to make skin nice and firm.

[Video] Beauty Product Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/nEnp3BiKrTM

Advanced Technology 1. Pure Hydrogen Fuel Cell From building energy consuming towns to new, sustainable towns. Panasonic introduced the pure hydrogen fuel cell, which supplies energy generated by utilizing hydrogen created from renewable energy.

2. Potential for Reuse, Industrialized Housing Improving the lives of 60 million people who work on construction sites is an important social issue in China. Panasonic proposed solutions developed with its business partners that are capable of providing temporary housing quickly to these construction sites, temporary medical care and event venues.

3. Data Archiver This scalable disc library solution can store the ever expanding volume of data over long periods of time. It is a high capacity data recording device that can store petabytes (PB) to exabytes (EX) of big data or video content.

4. Media Integration Studio Solution This advanced media integration solution will reinvent the TV program production process.

5. Spatial Presentation Solution The 360-degree projector and human sensors work together to create a truly immersive viewing experience.

6. Factory Automation Panasonic introduced solutions that can optimize every area in the factory and contribute to factory automation and personnel savings.

7. Filing Management Solution Equipped with a high performance scanning technology, this filing management solution is optimal for governments, as well as financial institutions and educational facilities.

8. Lets Note/Toughbook Panasonic showcased its state-of-the-art products that help improve efficiency at work sites.

9. Olympic and Paralympic Games This section introduced Panasonics history and category as the Worldwide Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

[Video] Business Solutions & Advanced Technology Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/uHYgl6E8opQ [Video] Sponsorship Activity Panasonic #CIIE 2019 https://youtu.be/_XRwrccwU_s

Panasonic Booth Overview Period: November 5 (Tue) 10 (Sun), 2019 Location: National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) 5.1H B4 Floor space: 1,004 m2 Exhibition theme: Placing customers first, always for a happy mind, happy body Content: Health and welfare solutions, cutting-edge technologies

CIIE 2019 Panasonic Official Website (Chinese) https://panasonic.cn/about/brand-story/CIIE2019/ Here you will find a description of the Panasonic booth, what the venue was like during the exhibition, media coverage, as well as other information about CIIE 2019. https://panasonic.cn/cna/healthy-life (Chinese) Panasonic is introducing a wide range of content about its health and welfare business, including interviews with experts from various fields such as construction, medical, beauty, psychology, etc.

About Panasonic Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. The company, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018, has expanded globally and now operates 582 subsidiaries and 87 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 8.003 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2019. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: https://www.panasonic.com/global.

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Gur naal pollution hata: Heres how to cook with jaggery for a healthy lifestyle – Hindustan Times

With the deteriorating quality of air, especially in the Capital, everyone is looking for ways to protect themselves from the hazardous effects of air pollution. One of the natural ways, as validated by many health experts, is jaggery (gur or gud).

Jaggery is a concentrated product of cane juice or palm, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in colour.

Many experts say that palm jaggery is healthier than cane jaggery because it contains ascorbic acid and certain vitamins among other micro and macro nutrients, unlike cane jaggery.

A rich source of glucose, i.e, instant energy, consuming jaggery is good also because it is rich in iron, which, after its consumption, increases the levels of haemoglobin in the body. So, we asked chefs to share some out-of-the-box yet easy to make dishes, where the main ingredient is jaggery.

Nutritional value of Gud per 100 gm

*Jaggery Cheesecake

Ingredients

350 gm plain digestive biscuits, 120 gm ghee or unsalted butter, melted and cooled, 600 gm cream cheese, 350 gm jaggery, 1 cup (250g) sour cream, 200ml thickened cream, 4 eggs (lightly beaten), 1/3 cup (50g) cornflour, 2 tsp lemon juice, 50 gm blueberry compote

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a round 20cm springform cake pan and line the base and side with baking paper.

Place biscuits in a food processor and whiz to crumbs. Add ghee and whiz to combine. Press into the base of prepared pan and chill until needed.

Place cream cheese and 250 gm jaggery in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until smooth. Beat in sour cream and cream. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cornflour and lemon juice, and pour over base. Wrap the outside of the pan in 3 layers of foil and place in a large roasting pan. Add enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides of the cake.

Reduce oven to 150C and bake cake for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until just set with a gentle wobble in the centre. Turn off oven and cool for one hour in the oven. Remove from oven, cool to room temperature, then chill for 3 hours or until cold. Remove from pan and place on a serving plate.

When ready to serve, melt remaining 100 gm jaggery in a small saucepan over medium heat with 2 tbs water, stirring to dissolve the jaggery. Cool completely, then pour over the cake, garnish with blueberry compote and fresh mint leaves.

* Gud Wali Atta Sevaiyan

Ingredients

200 gm of whole wheat sevaiyan (small), 1 cups of jaggery, 1.5 litres water, 125 gm ghee, 5-6 sliced almonds, 5-6 sliced pistachios, tsp nutmeg powder, a large pinch of saffron, and 1 tsp ground cardamom

Method

Add all the ghee to the vermicelli and cook on medium heat until the vermicelli starts to get golden brown.

Add the jaggery to water and allow it to melt while boiling the water.

Carefully pour the hot jaggery water to the cooked vermicelli. The vermicelli will start to bubble and cook so be careful that you dont get splattered. Add the ground nutmeg, cardamom and saffron to the mixture.

Keep stirring until the mixture becomes fairly solid and doesnt stick to the saucepan.

Garnish with almonds, pistachios.

Recipe by Chef Harangad Singh

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* Gud ice cream and gud crme brulee

Ingredients

200 gm jaggery, 20 ml condensed milk, a bit of cinnamon powder, 6 egg yolks, 100 ml heavy cream, 30 gm castor sugar and a few drops of vanilla essence

Method

For gur ice-cream

Make a syrup of jaggery by dissolving 150 gm jaggery with water and cooking it. Once it assumes a syrupy consistency, add condensed milk and cinnamon powder. Blend well and freeze.

For crme brulee

Mix egg yolks with remaining jaggery, sugar and cream.

Add vanilla essence and fill the mixture in a lined container, and steam it in a steamer.

Torch the crme brulee with some bit of jaggery powder on top and top it with ice cream and serve.

Recipe by Chef Nishant Chaubey

* Palm jaggery whole wheat cake

Ingredients

200 gm palm jaggery, 120 ml water, 120 gm wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder, tsp baking soda, pinch of salt, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, a pinch of nutmeg powder, 2 eggs and cup oil/melted butter

Method

Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking pan with parchment paper, grease with oil and set aside.

Take palm jaggery in a sauce pan, add water and heat till jaggery melts. Set aside to cool.

Take wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and whisk well.

Take eggs, oil, melted palm jaggery and mix well.

Add this to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Spoon this into the pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Remove it and cool for 10 minutes.

Slice and serve.

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More healthy food options and support for diabetes patients – The Straits Times

Measures to prevent diabetes, such as providing Singaporeans with healthier food options, and help patients manage their condition before it worsens have been ramped up since 2016 when the war on diabetes was launched.

From 2016 to last year, the proportion of Healthier Choice Symbol products in the market, across 100 food categories, increased by 7.4 percentage points, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said yesterday in an update on its efforts.

As of last year, one in two stalls in hawker centres and coffee shops had at least one healthier option on its menu, as part of the Healthier Dining Programme.

People with diabetes are also getting greater support to help them manage their condition.

For instance, a beta set of reference materials for newly diagnosed patients - to help them make changes to their lifestyles - is available on HealthHub, an e-services portal and mobile app where Singaporeans can access their health records and other resources. A full set of materials will be available by the year end.

Programmes to address common complications associated with diabetes, such as eye problems, kidney failure and limb amputations, have also been rolled out.

As of last year, one in two stalls in hawker centres and coffee shops had at least one healthier option on its menu, as part of the Healthier Dining Programme.

They include the Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme, which started in 2012.

It is a centralised screening programme covering all polyclinics to detect eye complications in patients with diabetes. The annual number of eye screenings performed as part of this programme has increased from about 14,000 in 2012 to 92,000 last year.

Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong shared a summary report of the efforts made in the war on diabetes. Speaking at an event yesterday to commemorate World Diabetes Day, he said diabetes is a serious health concern globally and in Singapore.

One in three Singaporeans is at risk of developing diabetes in his or her lifetime, he added.

He touched on three broad issues in tackling the disease - empowering patients, equipping healthcare professionals and the community well, and helping people maintain healthy lifestyle choices.

In the area of patient empowerment, Mr Tong cited a pilot programme by the National University Health System (NUHS) to motivate individuals to take control of their condition and make their own lifestyle changes. But on top of that, healthcare professionals and volunteers "need access to more training and resources to improve their delivery of care", he said.

To strengthen community support, he noted that there are initiatives to better equip volunteers, such as through the Health Peers Programme by Changi General Hospital and NUHS, where layperson volunteers called Health Peers are trained by professionals to deal with people with diabetes.

The third area in the fight against diabetes is to create an environment that helps people to initiate and sustain positive lifestyle changes, such as ramping up healthier choice options, Mr Tong said.

"One's health is ultimately a personal responsibility and it requires the individual to initiate and sustain positive behaviours," he added.

According to the latest available National Population Health Survey, 8.6 per cent of Singapore residents had diabetes in 2017. MOH has said the latest statistics are not ready to be published.

The event yesterday was organised by Diabetes Singapore and NUHS to raise public awareness of diabetes. There were public health screenings as well as a symposium for general practitioners.

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Wider range of healthier food choices, more programmes to fight diabetes since 2016: MOH – The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - From measures to prevent diabetes such as giving Singaporeans healthier food options, to helping patients manage the condition before it worsens - the authorities have been amping up efforts since 2016,when the war on diabetes was launched.

From 2016 to 2018, the proportion of Healthier Choice Symbol products in the market, across 100 food categories, increased by 7.4 percentage points, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Sunday (Nov 17) in an update on its efforts.

As of 2018, one in two stalls in hawker centres and coffee shops have at least one healthier option on their menu, as part of the Healthier Dining Programme.

People with diabetes are also getting greater support to help them manage their condition.

For instance, a beta set of reference materials for newly diagnosed patients to help them make changes to their lifestyle is available on HealthHub, an e-services portal and mobile app where Singaporeans can access their health records and other resources. A full set of materials will be available by the end of this year.

Programmes to address common complications associated with diabetes, such as eye problems, kidney failure and limb amputations, have also been rolled out.

They include the Singapore Integrated Diabetic Retinopathy Programme, which started in 2012. It is a centralised screening programme at all polyclinics to detect eye complications in patients with diabetes. The annual number of eye screenings performed as part of this programme has increased from about 14,000 in 2012 to 92,000 last year.

Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong shared a summary report of the efforts made in the war on diabetes launched in 2016.

Speaking at an event on Sunday to commemorate World Diabetes Day, Mr Tong said: "Diabetes is a serious health concern globally and in Singapore." One in three Singaporeans is at risk of developing diabetes in their lifetime, he added.

He touched on three broad issues in tackling the disease - empowering patients, equipping healthcare professionals and the community well, and helping people maintain healthy lifestyle choices.

In the area of patient empowerment, Mr Tong cited a pilot programme by the National University Health System (NUHS) to motivate individuals to take control of their condition and make their own lifestyle changes.

But on top of that, healthcare professionals and volunteers "need access to more training and resources to improve their delivery of care", he said.

To strengthen community support, Mr Tong noted that there are initiatives to better equip volunteers, such as through the Health Peers Programme by Changi General Hospital and NUHS, where layperson volunteers called Health Peers are trained by professionals to deal with people with diabetes.

The third area in the fight against diabetes is to create an environment that helps people to initiate and sustain positive lifestyle changes, such as ramping up healthier choice options, Mr Tong said.

He added: "While the government, the healthcare family and the community will continue to provide support and nudge Singaporeans towards healthier habits, one's health is ultimately a personal responsibility and it requires the individual to initiate and sustain positive behaviours."

According to the latest available National Population Health Survey, 8.6 per cent of Singapore residents had diabetes in 2017. MOH has said the latest statistics are not ready to be published.

The event on Sunday was organised by Diabetes Singapore and NUHS to raise public awareness of diabetes. There were public health screenings as well as a symposium for general practitioners.

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How to Start Leading a Healthier Life Today. – ThyBlackMan

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(ThyBlackMan.com) Getting healthy is a common New Years resolution, but there is nothing special about January 1st for starting new habits. You can make plans to start living a healthier lifestyle today with small changes that make a big difference in the long-run.

There are two keys to exercise you will stick with, which is to find something you enjoy, and go slow. Even better, find two or three things you enjoy. If you only do the same exercise over and over again, you may see shrinking benefits as your body becomes accustomed to the movement. Variety helps ensure that more muscle groups get a complete workout. Its also important to remember that exercise doesnt just mean going to a gym. Gardening counts as exercise, and so does dancing in a club. A daily walk remains one of the best forms of exercise you can get.

Many people try to do too much too fast and exhaust or injure themselves. Remember, your new routine is something you will do for years to come. You dont have to get fit in just six weeks.

As with exercise, this is best done slowly rather than trying for a complete overhaul. In fact, one of the best ways to improve your eating habits is to start by adding rather than taking away. Incorporate more fruit and vegetables into your diet and you may find yourself eating better with very little effort. Make another small healthy change every week or two. Examples might be cutting out that sugary afternoon snack, changing your soda for water at meals or aiming for a smaller portion size at dinner.

A healthy lifestyle includes good mental health. Self-care and talking to friends for support are all good ways of coping with stress, but a professional can offer additional tools as well as a diagnosis and treatment plan if necessary. When it comes to therapy, you can ask friends, family members and medical professionals for recommendations. You can also research finding an Oakland therapist online. You may want to meet with several therapists before choosing one to work with, and you might need to try more than one before you find the right fit. This is not uncommon, and you shouldnt let it discourage you or make you think therapy cannot help you.

There are a host of other changes you can make to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. One of the main ones is ensuring that you are getting enough sleep. If you are struggling with insomnia, you may want to speak to your doctor. There could be underlying issues that are easily treated, such as sleep apnea, that could be affecting your ability to get a good nights sleep.

In fact, a general checkup that includes bloodwork to make sure your thyroid levels and other vitals are normal is not a bad idea. This could help you identify any health issues before they become serious. Some, such as high blood pressure, might be treated with lifestyle changes if they are caught early.

Staff Writer; Calvin Poole

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Montville Teachers Write Health and Fitness Reference Book – TAPinto.net

MONTVILLE, NJ As the days of moms telling their kids, Go outside and play! have gone the way of the little red wagon, American kids are becoming more screen-oriented and less health-oriented. Two Valley View teachers wanted to help families make healthy choices and instill a love for being active, and to that end they worked together to co-write Generation Exercise: How to Raise Active, Healthy Children.

Valley View physical education teacher Len Saunders and Montville Township School District occupational therapist Suzanne Schneiderman worked on what is Saunders eighth book, released at the end of August. It is a re-release of his 2010 Keeping Kids Fit but with updated information, and Saunders said he wanted to work with Schneiderman in order to include information for differently-abled kids. The pair has more than 50 years of experience in education.

We both have a wealth of experience working with children to achieve the best that they can achieve, Saunders told TAPinto Montville.

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The book is separated into three parts: getting kids healthy and active, which discusses motivating kids, starting healthy/active habits, and reducing technology; and an action plan for keeping kids fit, which discusses warm-ups and an example schedule for keeping active, such as, Mondays are for walking, Tuesdays are for active chores, and Wednesdays are for sports. It also discusses how to spread the word on group fitness, such as the ACES program that Saunders pioneered in schools. An acronym for All Children Exercise Simultaneously, the activity is held on the first Wednesday in May and is an international program designed to motivate kids to exercise. (Read more here)

Part three of the pairs book is about nutrition, hydration and sleep, and includes some simple snack recipes and menu ideas. The focus was on making a book that is organized and simple to take in.

We wanted to make it easy reading because a lot of health and fitness books are very scientific in their writing, said Saunders. We wanted to make sure that everything was easy to understand so people could follow through with it.

Schneiderman said she was excited to work with Saunders and reach a wider audience than in her daily work.

My role is so specific a lot of times, she said. To have parents and other people read it and try to incorporate fitness in their lives is very exciting to me, because fitness is very important.

As the pair states in chapter one of their book, childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise, and the nation is facing a childhood health crisis. Saunders blames the problem on technology and the changing times.

Technology is the new play, he said. Twenty years ago, play meant Go outside and do something with your buddies, and when the streetlights come on, its time to come home. Kids dont do that anymore. Theres so much technology at their fingertips. Plus, were so often in a rush and people are looking for an easy way out they want to heat up something in the microwave, and joining a recreation team is not as prevalent as it was 20 years ago. Cereals now take up both sides of the supermarket aisle with sugary offerings. Now there are hundreds of kids channels on TV. Things are changing and we need to educate kids on being more physically fit. Thats why this book is important we need to help out the parents as well as the kids.

Schneiderman stressed that the book focuses on not only educating parents, but doing things together as a family.

As an example, you want your child to drink more water, but if youre not doing it too, it becomes harder, she said. Doing these things together will improve everybodys lifestyle.

An important lesson in the book, Saunders said, is the bank method, because kids always take health for granted, but they need to develop a healthy lifestyle now as an investment towards later. Schneiderman said that kids with disabilities may not even have fitness on their radar at any time.

If a child has a disability, I dont know how much focus is on living a healthy lifestyle, Schneiderman said. For the differently-abled it may be even more important to stay healthy because of the challenges they face.

But investing in the future doesnt mean hitting all the categories of sleep, exercise and nutrition perfectly, with 100% precision and robotic efficiency, Saunders said.

We stress that each child should achieve goals to the best of their ability, Saunders said. Not every kid can do everything perfectly.

The pair achieved an easy camaraderie and bounced ideas off of each other while working on the book, Saunders said. He respected Suzannes knowledge and experience, he said.

It was pretty easy to work with Suzanne, he said.

There were some areas that needed to be addressed so I did that, but most things worked with differently-abled kids, she said. We updated some of the nutrition. Len had some well established programs, as well.

The desire for this book is that it is an overall health and fitness guide that is timeless and helpful for families with differently-abled kids.

Suzanne and I went old-school to a very generic level, to things that wont change, Saunders said. Kids should be drinking water every day, and eating vegetables. The book will last a long time its a general handbook, and its easy reading.

Its not just a straight how-to, if you do a-b-c, x-y-z will happen, but more these are the things to really think about when you want to live a healthy lifestyle; here are some approaches you can try, and then you can change it to whatever fits you, and thats the underlying message in the whole book, Schneiderman said. We covered as many aspects of a healthy lifestyle as we could cover.

Theres no magical formula that works for every child, Saunders said. Everything in life has to be modified.

The pair says the book applies to every age up to college, but it is probably best for parents of elementary school kids.

A lot of the content can be applied to parents, too, Saunders said. Were hoping it benefits every age group.

Generation Exercise: How to Raise Active, Healthy Children can be found on Amazon.

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NBC’s Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Expert, Joy Bauer: Life is hard. Food should be easy and delicious. – Thrive Global

I recently had the pleasure to attend theKrogers Wellness Your Way Festival(WYWF). I had the opportunity of interviewing Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, one of the nations leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBCs TODAY show and the host of NBCs Health + Happiness. Joy is also a monthly columnist for Womans Day magazine, the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the creator of JoyBauer.com. Joy is a #1 New York Times best-selling author with 13 best-sellers to her credit, including Joys Simple Food Remedies. Her new childrens book,Yummy Yoga, communicates a true passion of Joys encouraging young kids to try healthy new foods and energizing exercise in a playful and engaging format.

Thank you so much for joining us Joy. This festival is about Wellness Your Way. What does the term Wellness Your Way mean to you?

Wellness Your Way is this awesome event that Kroger has put together that just really helps to empower people. It exposes them to all sorts of new exercises, cooking techniques and products all in one place. People can mosey around in this huge space, learn and walk out feeling smarter and healthier.

Was there a story that inspired you to get involved with WYWF?

They asked and I came. I just immediately felt like it was such a beautiful message and a beautiful opportunity for me to help provide people with a skillset to live healthier and happier.

Can you tell me about a wellness challenge youve had and overcome?

My biggest ongoing wellness challenge is that Im full speed ahead. Im go, go, go, go. I joke that, I feel like when the alarm goes off in the morning, Im shot out of a cannon! I run from one activity to the next to the next.

I have so many deadlines that Im always juggling, whether its television segments or articles or meetings. Im always working on a lot of projects so my biggest conundrum is zenning out and staying balanced. Incorporating meditation, stretching and yoga has been a game-changer for me. And Im not gonna lie. Its still work. I have to schedule it in to make sure that I get it done, but it makes me feel so good. And even if the remainder of the day Im go, go, go. Its so helpful and I look forward to it. It literally could be like five minutes. I always do five minutes of meditation during the day.

I also like think about what Im grateful for, what I want to accomplish, what kind acts I can do. All of those things make me feel good. And I think it helps to calm the nuttiness that I normally have going on in my life. Dont get me wrong, I love the nuttiness. Thats how Im wired. But I think because Im wired so frantic and like go, go, go, you know, super, super driven, its key for me to press the pause button and sort of decompress.

Whats your current wellness mantra or life quote?

Life is hard. Food should be easy and delicious.

I think that people automatically feel that eating healthy means compromise. And you know, Ive tried to, my entire career, show people that no, you can prepare wholesome, healthy food in the most divine, delicious ways. So many flavor combos and textures. Theres a lot of deliciousness out there. So life is hard. Food should be easy. And Im hoping to make it easy for everyone.

Whats one wellness product/routine you cant live without right now?

Im going to have to say my Apple watch. It almost feels like this is a commercial. I promise this was not planned. You just asked me this question and I happened to look at my Apple watch so let me tell you why I love it. My days can be a little haphazard but I always try to work out most days of the week, so when I cant, I want to feel confident that I hit my 10,000 steps. My Apple Watch helps me keep track.

What projects are you currently working on?

The project that I am most excited about isYummy Yoga. I love this book so much. Ive always had this mission to help kids get excited and passionate about good health, eating well and trying new exercises. This is definitely my baby right now and Im working on a television show for NBC too that Im very excited about.

And new recipes, always! If you have any recipe requests, DM me, send them over to my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Im on it. I love taking indulgent decadent dishes that are typically unhealthy and lightening them up and inject superfoods. I love holiday foods. Anything goes, anything. So just you send me your request and I will be busy in my kitchen working on it for you!

Thank you for joining us, Joy! Your energy and mission is such an inspiration.

Keep up with Joy on Instagram @joybauer

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