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United Seniors of Oakland, Alameda County Present the virtual Healthy Living Festival – Livermore Independent

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley and United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC) are excited to present the 17th Annual Healthy Living Festival virtually to seniors, their friends, and family members, on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nothing will stop my commitment to seniors especially when many of them are directly impacted and socially isolated as a result of this pandemic, said Miley. The gratitude seniors bestow on USOAC and my office every year following the Healthy Living Festival was motivation enough to find creative new solutions to the challenges of social distancing and shelter-in-place, and I believe we are doing a fantastic job for this years virtual event.

Seniors can still expect many of the highlights from previous years, including live entertainment, a free meal and a swag bag if they register in advance at tinyurl.com/hlf2020. There will even be a virtual zoo walk for participants to enjoy from the safety of their residences, courtesy of longtime HLF partner the Oakland Zoo.

For nearly 20 years, the Health Living Festival has served as an integral part of Miley and USOACs commitment to Alameda County seniors. The festival promotes healthy senior living by providing a welcoming hub of critical health information, comprehensive array of senior resources, and fun physical activities. The festival also empowers seniors to shape the world in which they live by encouraging civic action on issues that affect their quality of life through community organization.

With strong support from local organizations, Eden Health District and Kaiser Permanente, County offices including Alameda County Department of Public Health and the Alameda County Department of Adult and Aging, and honorary hosts such as Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor Libby Schaff, and other county elected officials, USOAC and Miley are thrilled to continue the proud tradition of the Health Living Festival this year and many more to come.

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Esports Players Putting Health on the Line With Unhealthy Eating and Exercise Habits – TEO – The Esports Observer

While the debate over whether or not esports players are athletes in their own right rages, one of the caveats in that debate is the difference in the physicality on display between traditional sports and esports. Couple the sedentary aspect of esports with a lack of funding and the expectation of eating or drinking products supplied by sponsors, and youll see that a lot of players struggle with eating a healthy diet. And while some esports organizations are hiring nutritionists and even chefs for their players, that is the exception, not the rule. And that means there are hundreds if not thousands of players who are facing health risks because of poor diets.

Dr. Lindsey Migliore, an esports medicine physician known as GamerDoc, has consulted and worked with some of the top teams in the world, and believes there is a large gap between health and wellness and how a lot of esports organizations are addressing the subject.

I think that esports definitely has a nutrition problem, Migliore said. Its part of a larger lack of health and wellness that can be partially attributed to how new esports is.

The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health posted a peer-reviewed study on the health behavior of video game and esports players in Germany noting the following: Prolonged screen time, accompanied by long periods of sedentary behavior are recognized as risk factors for numerous chronic diseases and all-cause mortality. Since gaming and esports, by their very nature, require long periods of sedentary screen time, it stands to reason that such players pose a high-risk group in exceptional need of health promotion.

Taylor Johnson, chief performance engineer at Statespace, who has a Masters of Science degree in Exercise Science, Rehabilitation Science from California University of Pennsylvania, sees esports at a tipping point with regards to how serious organizations are about talking to players about health and nutrition while helping them live a healthy lifestyle.

Were kind of coming up on this tipping point where the conversations are being had more frequently around health and wellness, Johnson said. In terms of esports, the overall health and wellness of players, those conversations are starting to happen more frequently. A lot of the professional teams are doing a better job of thinking about holistic models for their players and offering resources and education.

As conversations start to take place between organizations and players around health and nutrition , some see hurdles to overcome to create and maintain best practices. While some larger organizations can flex the power of their large budget and hire chefs and nutritionists, there are a lot of successful mid-tier organizations that simply dont have the money for that level of attention. Migliore believes that there are available options for every esports organization that wants more information. And if organizations do not have a staff member to consult with players on good health practices there is one person who should wear that hatthe coach.

In traditional sports, you have the athletic trainer who is really the quarterback for a players care, Migliore said. For esports, its the coach. But in esports, coaches are usually just players who have aged out at the age of 23, so they dont have any background in this or a lot of things. So just giving coaches a basic understanding of heres a simple carb, heres a complex carb. Heres what your players should be eating the day of competition. Heres what your players should be eating on a training day. You dont need to necessarily hire a nutritionist to evaluate each individual players diet. All you need to do is have one talk to your coach for a couple of hours.

Understanding the reality that for most organizations the coach is the person who is closest to players personally and is able to constantly observe player habits, Johnson would also like to see more time being spent teaching coaches how to help players develop a healthier lifestyle when it comes to what they put in their bodies.

We need a better educational framework for coaches, Johnson said. We need to help the career and coaching development track and really build out a more methodical and comprehensive approach to build out a well-rounded coach. I speak with a lot of coaches from time to time and theyll call me and say, Hey, like Im having this issue with the player. Id like to see more of that when it comes to player lifestyle, eating, and nutritional habits.

The next area of concern that both Migliore and Johnson point out that isnt immediately apparent is the fact that many players who are sponsored by companies that supply performance drinks and other types of energy or focus related products are probably not drinking enough water. And while they do admit they arent inside every players practice facility or stream, they have come across players that have come very close to replacing water with energy drinks, something that could lead to long-term health problems if not taken in moderation.

Yeah, its, its not sustainable to be honest [replacing water with energy drinks]. Its no wonder considering the habits we are seeing in regards to how long people can play, said Dr. Migliore. Energy drinks are full of sugar and caffeine and additives. You dont need more caffeine that is in a cup of coffee. If you want a caffeine boost have some coffee and cut out all that other junk.

Migliore went on to say that drinking too many energy drinks will actually dehydrate instead of hydrate and that it can be very stressful on the kidneys. In fact, she likens some esports players to those medical interns who work upwards of 80 hours a week while constantly drinking energy drinks.

A study on medical interns who were working 80, 90, a 100 hours a week found that a significant portion of them qualified as being in renal failure because they werent drinking water, Migliore said. They were drinking coffee and energy drinks all day. Unfortunately, we dont have the data behind the long-term effects of that on esports athletes. But, I can only imagine that its not going to be good for your kidneys.

Johnson has seen this type of habit up close as he was one the VPs of performance for Infinite Esports and Entertainment working with numerous teams. He has seen what happens when players continue to consume a large number of energy drinks while maintaining a poor diet.

Players will have an energy drink and then theyll have like a hot pocket or theyll have like a bowl of cereal, which depending on the level of training may not be bad, but lets be honest. Chances are theyre not going to get [nutritional balance]. Theyre the core nutrient needs and nutrient-dense food.

What both Migliore and Johnson can agree on is that while having a good understanding of nutritional science in regards to players can be time-consuming and difficult at times, there is one thing everyone can do in order to start living a healthier lifestyle. Stop the bad habits first and make sure you are adding an exercise program to your life. Then you can start to implement a more complex regiment.

Anyone whos ever tried to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle knows that diet is a huge component, Migliore said. And I would argue more than exercise is needed in being healthy. Because of that sedentary lifestyle, gamers have less lean body mass and they have more body fat content, which sets you up for aging out of esports. There is now published data that the lifestyles and the diet come with supreme health risks for gamers. So yeah, I think diet and nutrition can be supremely beneficial to counteracting that lifestyle.

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Teaching kids about the importance of healthy living through FitKids360 program – WOODTV.com

Posted: Sep 10, 2020 / 01:47 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 10, 2020 / 01:47 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) TheFitKids360 Programcombines basic education about nutrition, behavior, and exercise with a wide range of physical activity to help kids develop healthy habits including eating better and becoming more active! This program is a childhood obesity intervention program that benefits hundreds of children and their families to create a better version of themselves. In order to participate in this program, children must be ages 5 to 17 years old, have a BMI at or above the 85thpercentile, be referred by a physician or healthcare provider, and a parent/guardian must accompany the child to each class. Not only is the child developing these healthy habits, but the parents and siblings are as well. The program teaches families on the importance of exercise, proper nutrients, and taking care of their behavioral and emotional well-being. Its a program that exemplifies mind, body, and soul!

Priority Healthhas teamed up with FitKids360 to help make a different in the lives of these children. Priority Health is dedicated to getting into the community to help make positive impacts on kids. This year, Priority Health has donated brand new athletic shoes that each child in the program will receive. Amazing partnerships like this is what helps make huge impacts in the lives of the children throughout our community!

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Dr. Jeff Tinsley on healthy living, enjoying life, and giving back – Jill Lopez

Dr. Jeff Tinsley is a 2017 graduate of Tuskegee University. He is currently a Dermatology Resident at the Animal Dermatology Clinic of Louisville, and has completed a small animal rotating internship at Blue Pearl.

While dermatology isn't a common specialty for most veterinarians, Dr. Jeff chose it for good reason. Skin disorders, ear problems, and other issues related to dermatology are one of the top reasons pets are brought to the vet. Although skin problems aren't usually ife threatening, they can make the lives of animals miserable, and may even make their owners consider euthanasia.

Dr. Jeff discovered that he could help these patients receive much needed relief, and a give them a new lease on life. He realized what a huge difference he could make for pets and owners by just fixing the skin. This small but incredibly important change in the lives of animals is why he became a veterinarian, and has fueled his interest in dermatology.

While he is dedicated to his career and passionate about dermatology, it isn't his only interest. Outside of work, he is a CrossFit guru, and his healthy lifestyle includes lots of running, mostly with this adorable dog named Renly. He is also passionate about food.

It's hard to imagine a world outside of veterinary care, but if he wasn't a vet, Dr. Jeff believes he would be a nutritionist. It would be quite interesting to counsel people through their health journeys and curate each persons diet for their specific needs. We really are what we eat!

Dr. Jeff is passionate about his career, but he's also passionate about the communities that he is a part of daily. His mission in life is to give back to the black community, the vet community, and the LGBTQ+ community.

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Best career advice I received:

If you really want to do something youll find a way. If you dont youll find an excuse.

Most agonizing career decision I ever made:

Deciding not to enter the match during my rotating internship. After my 2nd year of vet school I shadowed a surgeon and was dead-set on getting a surgical residency. I am a planner. This was the plan. A few months into my first internship I realized that Surgery wasnt going to be for me. I struggled mentally for months deciding my next step. Eventually, I chose to go into General Practice and it was the best thing for me at that time.

Books that left a last impression on me:

Becoming - by Michelle Obama was a very special book for me. It is the memoir of former United States first lady Michelle Obama. The book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, and her public health campaign.

How I clear my head after a stressful day

Number one for me is definitely exercise. In the before times, I was doing CrossFit 3 times a week. Its not for everyone, but sweating it out for an hour in HIIT-style training puts me in the zone, helps me release endorphins and dissociate from the world.

My number two is having a beer. I have a special love for local craft breweries. My favorite is picking up a six pack or filling up a growler of whatevers on draft and just relaxing on the couch.

Advice for my younger self

Dear, Past Jeff. Take a personality quiz on how you learn best early-on in college. It will definitely say youre an auditory and visual learner. Instead of torturing yourself with endless reading-based study sessions; focus more time on videos and podcast-style lectures. You will still have to read a lot when you get to vet school, but you will retain so much more and enjoy school more if you focus on the way you like to learn.

What everyone should try once in their lifetime

Everyone should travel outside of the US. Specifically to a country where English isnt the primary language. Obviously this is something that requires money, so that is limiting, but if youre in school you may be able to apply for a study abroad scholarship like I did. I once went to Costa Rica for a Maymester. Experiences like this are so helpful for expanding our cultural competence and immersing ourselves in other lifestyles. It was a good reminder that there are rich cultures outside of our own. It was amazing to embrace and celebrate the differences of other groups of people.

My mission in life:

My mission in life is to give back to the black community, give back to the vet community, and give back to the LGBTQ+ community. I want to lead by example and be a mentor to others.

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175000 Patients a Year Will Benefit From Healthy Lifestyle Partnership – Adventist Review

September 8, 2020

By: Adventist Record, and Adventist Review

Adventist HealthCare has welcomed healthy lifestyle advocate ELIA Wellness under its corporate umbrella.

Promoting a healthy lifestyle has been a priority of Adventist HealthCares Sydney Adventist Hospital in Australia since the hospital first opened in 1903 as a sanitarium, where people learned to stay well. It has also been a continuing aim of Adventist HealthCare's other health-care service, San Day Surgery Hornsby, the first purpose-built day surgery in New South Wales when it opened in 1986.

ELIA Wellness was formed in 2016 to champion lifestyle medicine in research, policy, and practice. Its advocacy to help individuals achieve whole-person health includes the 7 Dimensions of Wellness Index, an analysis tool used in their wellness-enhancing programs.

ELIA Wellness will be financially independent from Sydney Adventist Hospital; however, it will benefit from the alliance and complement the hospitals mission of helping promote health and healing of the body, mind, and spirit of patients, staff, and the wider community.

This is an exciting advance for both Adventist HealthCare and ELIA Wellness, said Adventist HealthCare chief executive officer Brett Goods.

At Adventist HealthCare, we relish our role as a provider of acute, comprehensive, and expert care to meet our community's needs when they are most vulnerable.

Critically, however, the Adventist principles of a healthy and active lifestyle underpin the breadth of the wholistic care that we aim to offer our 175,000 patients a year.

In providing that care, we are buoyed by the increasing recognition of the joys and the physical and mental rewards of actively seeking and following a healthy lifestyle.

ELIA Wellnesss resounding success with its Live More Project, Wellness App, Lifestyle Medicine Summit, Partner training program, and proactive educational health and wellness resources provide an opportunity to respond to community interest.

We are proud that the wider community will benefit from research and advice with the potential to help prevent and manage chronic disease as a result of collaboration with ELIA Wellness.

This integration will help complement our care for our community. It is a forward-thinking step of which we are delighted to be part.

ELIA Wellness executive director Geraldine Przybylko agrees. We are thrilled that the extensive work of ELIA Wellness will be expanded by its association with Adventist HealthCare and Sydney Adventist Hospital and will further enable us to empower and transform the wider community to achieve whole-person health, she said.

The Adventist community has long understood the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. In fact, Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, United States, were identified by Dan Buettner inNational Geographicas one of five regions in the world or Blue Zones where people live healthier for longer. Adventist health principles and lifestyle were key contributors to their longevity, with Adventists living up to 10 quality years longer than the rest of the nation.

Adventists today welcome the growing body of scientific evidence confirming that lifestyle interventions can help prevent, manage, or arrest disease, with lifestyle medicine being one of the most exciting and fastest-growing healthcare disciplines today.

This new alignment brings evidence-based acute clinical and lifestyle medicine together, building on both Adventist HealthCares rich heritage and ELIA Wellnesss innovation in the area of health and wellness to create a stronger platform to bring health, hope, and healing to the community.

ELIA Wellness will be overseen by a management committee of expert, passionate, and committed individuals and will continue to provide services across Australia and New Zealand, including lifestyle medicine research to improve knowledge and practice, resource development for clinical, professional, and community engagement, and increasing access to lifestyle medicine through innovating digital services. It will also participate in training partners to provide location-based engagement for individuals, enhancing patient outcomes through collaboration with clinical partners, and nurturing a lifestyle medicine community through resources and industry news, leaders said.

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Young Living Receives Several Accolades for Innovating the Future of Work – WFMZ Allentown

LEHI, Utah, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Young Living, the global leader in essential oils, today announced recent award honors that highlight the company's efforts in championing the employee experience. The company is recognized for its dedication in addressing its employees' ever-changing needs, especially as work dramatically shifts due to the coronavirus.

Details of the awards include:

At the beginning of the pandemic, Young Living was one of the first Utah-based companies to implement a work-from-home policy that transitioned 95% of the company's employees to work remotely until the end of the year. Overall, the company saw positive results evidenced by the 25% increase in productivity within the IT department and the 13% increase within sales.

The remote transition plan included a multipronged approach that addressed the physical and mental health of all employees during the global crisis. Initiatives included the following:

"Shifting a company of this size to remote work was a massive undertaking that was masterfully met by our human resources department," said Shante Schroeder, vice president of brand marketing. "These awards are indicative of the incredible team and leadership we have at Young Living that worked tirelessly to make sure that the employees' diverse needs were being addressed during such a critical time."

About Young Living Essential OilsYoung Living Essential Oils, LC, based in Lehi, Utah, is the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest quality oil-infused products available. Young Living takes its industry leadership seriously, setting the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal quality commitment, which involves three critical pillars: Sourcing, Science, and Standards. These guiding principles help Young Living protect the planet and provide pure, authentic products that its members can feel confident about using and sharing with friends and family. Young Living's productswhich all come from corporate-owned farms, partner farms, and Seed to Seal-certified suppliersnot only support a healthy lifestyle but also provide opportunities for over 6 million global members to find a sense of purpose and whole-life wellness by aligning their work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @youngliving on Instagram, or like us on Facebook.

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School Estates and Healthy Living Survey Statistics – gov.scot – Scottish Government News

National Statistics Publications for Scotland.

The proportion of schools reported as being in good or satisfactory condition has increased to 89.9% (88.3% in 2019). This is 29 percentage points higher than in April 2007 (61.1%).

Meanwhile, the proportion of pupils present on Healthy Living Survey day in February 2020 who took a school meal, free or paid for, decreased to 53.3.% from 54.5% in 2019.

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published two releases on schools in Scotland.

School Estates Statistics 2020 also showed that the proportion of pupils educated in schools in poor or bad condition has decreased from 36.6% of all pupils (around 257,000) in 2007 to 8.9% of all pupils (around 62,000) in 2020.

Since 2007-08, 958 schools have been built or substantially refurbished (includes those with cost of at least 500,000 for primary schools and at least 1 million for secondary and special schools).

School Healthy Living Survey Statistics 2020 also showed that the proportion of pupils who were registered for free school meals, present on survey day and took a free meal decreased from 78.1% in 2019 to 76.2% in 2020.

The proportion of all schools meeting the Physical Education (PE) target of at least two hours in primary and two periods (100 minutes) at secondary school in 2020 remained the same as in 2019 at 99%. Almost 100% of primary schools are meeting the target, the same as 2019, and the proportion of secondary schools meeting the target in 2020 also remained the same as in 2019 at 94%.

Background

Schools Estate Statistics are sourced from the April 2020 School Estates Core Facts Survey.

The School Healthy Living Survey was conducted in February 2020 before the introduction of any Covid-19 restrictions. This information is collected at school level.

All pupils in P1 to P3 are entitled to free school meals and are included in the number of registered pupils in this statistical publication. Local Authorities may also implement local measures to extend entitlement to free school meals over the national criteria.

Further school statistics are available within the School Education section of the Scottish Government website.

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff in line with the standards of the official statistics in Scotland.

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Healthy Living With TAU: Back to school 2020 | Healthy Living With Tau – The Suburban Newspaper

September is upon us and that means back to school! Despite the controversies, there is a desire to get back to a somewhat normal life, the need for children to see their friends again, the uncertainty that fuels the concerns of many parents, teachers and even some children and adolescents.

What will the game plan be? This is still uncertain... but in the meantime, there are some strategies that can be implemented to help manage the stress and anxiety generated by this back to school that is, let's face it, very different!

Transitioning with ease

If your child is anxious by nature, becomes more irritable as the beginning of the school year is approaching, develops stomach aches or headaches, has difficulty sleeping... these little tips could make the transition period easier for them and could result in a successful back to school.

1. A week before starting school, resume a bedtime routine and wake them up when they need to get up to go to class (or if applicable, for virtual class times).

2. Set aside time to spend together shopping for new school supplies and, as is often the case, new clothes. Give them the opportunity to make choices.

This preparation step is reassuring and reduces anxiety a notch!

As much as possible, be careful not to feed your child's anxiety with your own. While this is easier said than done, you need to learn to be tolerant of uncertainty and think positively.

Support the nervous system and the immune system

To optimize their physical and intellectual development, children must eat well, sleep well and develop an enthusiasm for physical activity.

Magnesium:

For children and adults, when the nervous system is under tension, magnesium is the nutrient to favor. Stress depletes your stores of magnesium, this precious mineral that promotes relaxation.

For children, you have a choice of liquid, powder, or chewable tablet form. Seek advice from a naturopath or health consultants at TAU.

For children with ADHD, many studies report positive results with supplementation of magnesium (200 mg per day) and vitamin B6. Up to 95% of ADHD children are believed to be deficient in magnesium.

If needed, for faster action in the presence of anxiety and nervousness:

For children, L-Theanine, in the form of chewable tablets is very popular. Its action calms the mind without causing drowsiness. It increases alpha waves in the brain and increases the levels of certain calming neurotransmitters, including GABA.

For anxious, easily worried, anguished adults and adolescents, GABA can be taken as a supplement (capsules or chewable tablets). It provides rapid relief from angst, anxiety attacks and acute stress. It increases alpha waves associated with relaxation and reduces beta waves associated with stress and worry.

In the brain, everything is a matter of communication and since it has no reserves, it feeds on what the blood brings to it!

Too much sugar affects the balance of glucose in the blood and therefore ... the brain. It is known that after eating very sweet foods, a child is more excited, sometimes irritable and even aggressive!

For optimal health, provide a healthy and colorful diet daily, rich in antioxidants with fresh organic fruits and vegetables.

With a difficult child who refuses to eat a variety of foods, consider giving them a complete multivitamin and mineral, ideally sweetened with xylitol and/or stevia, with natural fruit flavors and colors.

Omega-3s:

More than 60% of the brain is made up of lipids, including the precious Omega-3s which are unfortunately often missing from children's diets.

Babies and childrens brains grow into adolescence and have the ability to use DHA omega-3s as a building material. It is therefore suggested to choose an Omega-3 formula more concentrated in DHA fatty acids to support communication in the brain whose billions of neurons are "chatting" with each other 24 hours a day!

To support immunity, consider probiotics:

It is estimated that 80% of the immune system is located on our gut lining and that there is a constant dialogue between the gut microbiota and the rest of the body.

For children 5 years and under, choose a formula adapted to their age with more bifidobacteria. After 5 years old, you can choose a plan that is suitable for the whole family.

The start of the "2020" school year represents a challenge that can be overcome. Hopefully these few tips will help you reduce anxiety and build resilience. Stay optimistic, it's good for your health!

TAU wants to be your partner in turning your health around. At TAU, we are attentive to your needs. TAU will accompany you in your approach and you will discover a variety of products and health food sources. Moreover, in TAU, you can still enjoy the sound advice of our naturopaths and our natural health counselors.

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Life Time set to reopen metro Detroit locations Wednesday with new health & safety protocols – WXYZ

Life Time locations across metro Detroit are set to reopen Wednesday with "enhanced health and safety protocols."

There are seven locations in the area:

The following safety protocols will be implemented at these locations:

Enhanced cleaning regularly throughout the club and overnight deep cleaning

Cleaning stations with disinfectants (in both wipes and spray bottles) throughout the club for members to use before and after exercising on equipment.

Mandatory mask-wearing by members and team members.

Adjustments to HVAC systems through altered ventilation rates in smaller spaces, increased outside air, and increased duration of air circulation.

Social distancing measures throughout the club including markings or directions at the front desk, fitness floor, class studios, locker rooms, childrens areas, pool areas and more.

Dedicated equipment for class participants that is cleaned between classes, to promote single use.

Temperature screening for all members and team members consistent with governmental orders and guidelines.

In-club and online seminars, programs and education focused on exercise and nutrition.

Life Time has expanded its mobile app to serve everyone, including non-members, with healthy living content and will continue to host complimentary on-demand classes on its website [my.lifetime.life] and YouTube channel, adding new content each week. With more than 100 classes now available, nearly 2 million workouts have been completed virtually since the clubs closures. Additionally, Life Time is debuting live streamed classes online to accommodate a wider range of members and meet them at their respective comfort levels.

Additional Coronavirus information and resources:

Click here for a page with resources including a COVID-19 overview from the CDC, details on cases in Michigan, a timeline of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders since the outbreak, coronavirus' impact on Southeast Michigan, and links to more information from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC and the WHO.

View a global coronavirus tracker with data from Johns Hopkins University.

See complete coverage on our Coronavirus Continuing Coverage page.

Visit our The Rebound Detroit, a place where we are working to help people impacted financially from the coronavirus. We have all the information on everything available to help you through this crisis and how to access it.

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Get heart healthy this Heart Awareness Month with the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge – Witbank News

In South Africa, heart disease remains one of the biggest health threats, with 225 citizens succumbing to the disease every day.

The arrival of Covid-19 means those with underlying heart conditions face a higher risk, which is why this years Heart Awareness Month celebrated in September takes on even more significance.

Laager Rooibos, in conjunction with the Heart & Stroke Foundation of South Africa (HSFSA), are encouraging people to get heart healthy this month with the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge.

HSFSA Nutrition Team Leader, Hayley Cimring note: Heart disease and strokes are currently responsible for one in every five deaths countrywide. Recent studies show that people with a heart condition, vascular disease, or who have suffered a stroke, are at higher risk of complications if they are infected with Covid-19. But the reality is that 80% of heart diseases and strokes can be prevented by simply living a healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy eating.

Laager Rooibos Marketing Manager, Candice Sessions, said that switching out certain bad foods and drinks for good, and adopting a few healthier routines, is all it takes to improve heart health: These lifestyle changes dont require a complete overhaul of daily life, but simply making some healthier choices. After a month, these positive habits become entrenched, and its easier to sustain these changes going forwards.

Partnering with renowned South African dietician, Mbali Mapholi; the team from Laager Rooibos has compiled a list of simple lifestyle changes that will make a big difference to improve heart health this month.

Take the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge in 10 easy steps:

Challenge yourself this Heart Awareness Month with the Laager Rooibos Heart Health Challenge, and stand a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Follow Laager on Facebook @LaagerRooibos and Instagram @laagerrooibostea to find out how you can be part of the Laager Heart Health Challenge and win.

For more healthy Laager Rooibos tips and recipes, visit the Facebook page or http://www.joekels.co.za.

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