Page 261«..1020..258259260261

Category : Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle

Find Your Healthy Lifestyle Balance: The Wellness Institute for Self Enhancement Could your efforts for healthy living and nutrition actually be unhealthy...even causing many of your most frustrating problems?

In the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, many people have become less healthy overall. Perceptions about what constitutes healthy eating or healthy living vary dramatically...and everyone's an "expert". If you are exhausted and confused by the bombardment of "trendy healthy lifestyle information", it is time to get off that crazy train. Healthy living is far simpler and more enjoyable than the prevailing message conveys.

I remember when I first decided to study nutrition, in hopes of one day helping others with some sort of wellness program. Back then I, too, was caught up in the social messages of good and bad foods, mandatory exercise, and the constant fear of my untrustworthy body doing something crazy at any time. I was the proverbial "health nut"...and I was pretty proud of it. I totally bought into the idea that eating patterns and exercise and body somehow indicated my value as a person.

I've found over time that even people who do not have food or body issues tend to have the same underlying struggles. Self-image, anxiety, depression, meaning, identity, relationships and life-purpose are part of most people's lives. Our society gives few clues on how to handle these big lessons--you shouldn't have to hit 'rock bottom' before you have access to therapeutic growth opportunities. Every person benefits from understanding themselves better.

Now a fully recovered former trendy-nutrition guru (when I was an expert prior to getting an actual nutrition degree), I have gone on to work in the areas of identity and purpose, mood issues, life-transitions, eating disorders, weight issues, and overall wellness. Due to the complex nature of overall healthy living, we've added counseling, yoga, creativity, and meditation to our programming and services. The Wellness Institute for Self Enhancement (formerly Nutrition Paradox) provides individual, group, and wellness program options to address the whole person. This is the place to discover comprehensive, lasting enhancement of the awesomeness you already are.

I look forward to our adventures together! --Jennifer Pereira, RD, CSCS, LPC-Intern Program Director, W.I.S.E.

"Let me start off by saying how wonderful it was to stumble upon your blog, it is so refreshing to see a professional (aka not Dr. Oz) giving real advice about healthy eating. I appreciate your posts and the nutritional advice you give... there are so many people out there who could use this information!" -Ellen R., Arizona

The Wellness Institute for Self Enhancement (W.I.S.E.) is physically located in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex (and online!) to promote and support the path to self growth and enhancement. Whether you feel stuck in your current situation, you suffer from low self-esteem/anxiety/depression, family and relationship concerns, issues related to food and weight, or simply want to do some inner soul searching... W.I.S.E has a path for you.

W.I.S.E. offers individual, group, community, and family programming. See our programming page for more specifics about the groups offered.

Community Groups are open to the public. These are donation-only groups and we welcome and encourage everyone who is interested to attend. These groups are typically peer-support groups, and are routinely coordinated and hosted by WISE staff members (may not be a clinician).

Read this article:

Healthy Lifestyle

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Healthy lifestyle emphasized at annual Commit to B-Fit fair

This section displays the last 50 news articles that were published.

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- It's easy for someone to pick up a magazine, or click on a link to get information about a diet or exercise routine. However, people are more successful when they have an interaction, or hands on experience.

At Tuesday's Commit to B-Fit, organizers hope to teach people that important information, and make it stick. It's the 8th annual health fair, and each proves to be more successful than the last.

Faculty, staff, and community members are invited to meet with nearly 70 vendors, featuring anything from campus clubs, food vendors, or yoga studios. It's all about making sure people understand that healthier alternatives are available.

"People can actually get that hands on experience at the fair. It's not just a walk around and leave, people could stay there for hours in the afternoon because of the samples and tons of vendors," said Kaitlin Voellinger, a student organizer.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs through 1:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center in the East Gym.

Continued here:

Healthy lifestyle emphasized at annual Commit to B-Fit fair

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

HEALTHY LIVING | 8 ways to keep healthy this summer

By the Manila Doctors Hospital | In partnership with InterAksyon Lifestyle Section Wednesday, March 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Adding fresh fruits like lemons to your water is a refreshing way to hydrate for summer. Photo by Peter C. Marquez,

Its official, summers here! And for most people, this means beach trips, parties, barbecues, and cooling down under the scorching heat with the whole family and friends. Its easy to have fun and enjoy the sun, but staying healthy during summer requires more than just doing worthwhile activities and eating the right kind of food.

Summer is the excellent time for everyone to increase their outdoor activity and avoid a year-round sedentary lifestyle. But summer also presents risks, such as heatstroke, skin cancer, dehydration and even fatigue.

Regardless of your summer activity, the hot and humid days can be detrimental to you and your familys health. It is highly important to incorporate healthy habits into you summer activities as you plan for quality time with your family and friends.

Here are some ways on how to keep a healthy lifestyle during summer season:

1. Drink up. Sometimes, when youre having too much fun, people tend to forget to keep themselves hydrated. Men should have at least 12 to 15 glasses of fluid intake, while women should have an average intake of 10 to 12 glasses a day to keep their skin youthful and glowing and prevent dehydration. Also remember infants and toddlers are more easily dehydrated than adults, so its really important to keep them equally hydrated too.

2. Know your fashion. Wear appropriate shoes for outdoor activities. If youre doing a lot of walking, running, or jumping, skip those stylish summer sandals and opt for comfortable trainers instead. Avoid blisters and sprains by choosing a good pair of shoes. Wear them with comfortable, cotton socks. Wear light, loose-fitting clothes to help you stay cooler. Also, dont forget your sunglasses to protect your eyes from the suns UV rays. A good pair of sunglasses can help prevent wrinkles and cataract formation.

3. Rest and take cover. The suns heat can easily cause fatigue, as we tend to lose body fluid from excessive sweating. If you feel tired, sit in a shady spot at intervals. Sunburn is painful and unhealthy. Use a good sunscreen and re-apply it frequently during the day to keep your skin cool and help prevent risks of skin cancer. Also, wear a hat or bring an umbrella when taking long walks to keep cool and shaded.

4. Eat well. Maintain your energy level by limiting your intake of fat and sugar; focus on carbohydrates, protein, fruits and vegetables. Excessive fats and sugar consumption can temporarily boost your energy, but may cause heat stress in the long run. Eat refreshing fruits such as watermelon and pineapple to help you cool down. Fibrous fruits and vegetables are known for their fat-reducing capabilities and will help in preventing heat strokes and heart ailments.

View post:

HEALTHY LIVING | 8 ways to keep healthy this summer

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

The Doctor Is In: We are what we eat: More evidence proving that mainly plant-based diet is best

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are legion. Helping folks in Southwest Florida live longer, happier and healthier lives has always been a commitment for NCH. We are now being joined in this noble pursuit by many organizations including the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and Collier County Health Department, just to name a few of the leaders.

Integral to this effort is individual responsibility. Daily pursuit of healthy activities and behaviors needs to be ingrained into our core values. In addition to daily exercise and avoiding tobacco, what we eat has a huge influence on the quality and length of our lives.

In the very interesting 2006 book The China Study, father and son authors, T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell, describe many long, complicated and sophisticated demographic studies that point to the benefits of a plant-based diet. These benefits include living longer, feeling younger, being more energetic and controlling weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Plant-based diets can also decrease the risks of suffering from many diseases including cancer, heart disease and mental deterioration.

Eight interrelated principles have been shared which, in general, are just good common sense.

1. Nutrition represents the combined activities of countless food substances, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. By combining foods you achieve a biochemical bonanza according to The China Study, all of which interact to be beneficial.

2. Vitamin supplements are not a panacea for good health. Isolated nutrients do not make up for a healthy, varied diet. Over the past decades more money has been spent on vitamins, based on marketing rather than evidence. Very few people who have a reasonable diet benefit from any vitamin supplement. In fact, the amount of vitamin spilled over into the urine equals what is ingested when folks already have a reasonable diet. The message is to consume vitamins in food, not as supplements.

3. Virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods are better than those found in plant-based foods. Eating animal-based foods is markedly different than plant-based foods in terms of the excess cholesterol found in animal foods, versus appropriate amounts of beta-carotene, fiber, folate, Vitamin C, and some of the minerals that are bountiful in plant-based diets. Maintaining a low protein diet has been shown to be beneficial. There is one exception and that is Vitamin B12 which is necessary and not found in abundance in plants. As man evolved we lost the ability to make Vitamin B12 in our bodies, though some other mammals still can.

4. Genes do not determine disease on their own. Genes activated by environmental factors such as poor diet, tobacco use or lack of exercise can cause disease. However, if genes are not activated, even though these genes may predispose to disease, there may not be any harm. There are huge variations in the incidence of disease in people with essentially the same genes. Environment including diet plays a large role.

5. Nutrition can substantially control the adverse effects of noxious chemicals. We understand that a good diet can ameliorate some of the effects of noxious forces around our surroundings. Obviously, a better solution is to remove the noxious environment. For example, trying to make a healthy potato chip is not nearly as effective as avoiding potato chips.

6. The same nutrition which prevents disease in its early stages can help slow down disease in later stages. Diabetics can improve at any stage of their illness with good diet control. Heart disease at any stage can be helped by a diet low in salt and cholesterol. Dont give up because you got a late start.

Read the original post:

The Doctor Is In: We are what we eat: More evidence proving that mainly plant-based diet is best

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Sport touted as the best medicine against heart disease

At the heart of the 'French Healthy Lifestyle Alliance', scientists, politicians and economists suggest innovative solutions to combat cardiovascular diseases and obesity. Excercise is the starting point, they say. EurActiv France reports.

TheFrench Healthy Lifestyle Alliance ("Alliance France pour le Mieux Vivre) recommends a comprehensive approach to improving peoples lifestyles. The group, established by the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR), a North American organisation, brings together French doctors, economists and politicians, who all agree on the importance of exercise as medical treatment.

Activity for longevity

Inactivity is the number one avoidable cause of death in the world, ahead of tobacco abuse, according to a 2012 medical study cited by Martine Duclos, a university professor and member of the alliance.

The professor declares that physical activity must be placed at the heart of childrens education.

Physical activity is not one of our cultural traits. It is different to northern Europe where physical activity is centre stage in childhood. Time spent sitting down in childhood shapes our behaviour for the rest of our life. Furthermore, cardiovascular diseases start in childhood, which explains the importance of making children aware at such an early stage.

Everyday actions suffice in increasing activity. She highlights that it is important to promote a positive message, and explain that activity does not necessarily have to be intensive exercise, one must simply be active every day. This means choosing the stairs over the escalators or walking short distances instead of driving.

According to Martine Duclos, exercise fends off cardiovascular diseases and lowers cholesterol levels.

The risk of developing cardiovascular diseases is 30% less likely for patients who do exercise, a minimum of 30 minutes five times per week, which is accompanied by a balanced diet low in sugar, salt and fat. For patients suffering from hypercholesterolemia, exercise can sometimes avoid the need for treatment or allow for a reduction of the prescribed doses.

10 billion of potential savings

Continued here:

Sport touted as the best medicine against heart disease

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

'Our products support a healthy lifestyle'

EACH week the Evening Times will turn the spotlight on one of the dozens of local businesses determined to succeed.

Dimitris Kourtoumpelidis and Vassilis Xanthopoulos of Dionysus Quality Products

They are the future for Glasgow and the west of Scotland's economy and are working hard to achieve success in the face of continuing economic hardship. Many businesses are struggling to take off because of the economic downturn, and this column will offer advice for potential start-ups and small businesses.

Each company will answer the same questions about their business and their answers will appear each Wednesday.

This week we talk to Dimitris Kourtoumpelidis and Vassilis Xanthopoulos of Dionysus Quality Products

Who are you?

We are a family of Greek origin now living in Scotland; Vassilis, Desy, and Dimitris.

As children we watched as our grandma gathered herbs from the garden for cooking or to prepare natural remedies, and so from a young age we understood the benefits nature can bring to our everyday life.

What does your

business do?

Follow this link:

'Our products support a healthy lifestyle'

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Amway hosts campaign on wellness of women

Home > News > business-india-news

Kolkata, Mar 26 : Direct selling health & beauty FMCG company, Amway India on Tuesday hosted an awareness campaign on the wellness of women, here, in a bid to celebrate the International Women's Month and to educate people about the need of nutrients and healthy lifestyle among women.

The campaign, a part of the series of wellness campaigns across India, aims at creating awareness about the need for a wholesome diet and nutritional supplements for modern day women to ensure proper preventative health care.

Dr. Pritpal Singh, an eminent consultant in nutrition management and preventive measures of lifestyle disorders, elaborated the importance of certain nutrients at the later stages of women's lives like menopause.

While, Dr. Anindita Roy, Head of Nutrition Department, Manindra Chandra College, spoke about the importance of calcium, magnesium and iron at adolescence and pregnancy stages of women.

Dr. Pritpal Singh said, "Women should be cautious choosing their diet in their mid-thirties. Indian women experience menopause earlier than their western countries counterparts and the onset of menopause starts as early as 47 years."

Singh added, "Sometimes, it occurs at a younger age. During this time ovaries have stopped production of eggs and estrogen and progesterone hormone levels start depleting in the premenopausal phase. Soy Protein, Omega 3 fatty acids, Iron, Calcium are some important nutrients a woman should eat more in her mid-thirties."

Speaking of the awareness campaign, Diptarag Bhattacharjee, Vice President, East, Amway India said that, "Today's urban woman, exposed to stress at work and family life ignore a healthy life style and good nutrition in her daily rigmarole of responsibility and encourage in binge eating."

Bhattacharjee said, "Mounting work pressure and growing demands at home leave no time for Indian women for either rest or physical exercise. It is high time to sit back, relax and plan their diet and lifestyle to brace up for the next phase in life."

Bhattacharjee added, "We at Nutrilite have come up with a complete women's range of dietary supplements including Nutrilite Tri Iron Folic, Nutrilite Cal Mag D, Nutrlite Bone Health, Nutrilite Hair, Skin & Nails and Nutrilite Black Cohosh and Soy to cater to various nutritional needs of Indian women."

View post:

Amway hosts campaign on wellness of women

Recommendation and review posted by Alexandra Lee Anderson

Page 261«..1020..258259260261