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Healthy Living: Influenza – WABI

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Influenza 2019-20Amy Movius MD, October 15, 2019

As the seasons change, so do the viruses in our environment. There are many viruses that can cause "colds and flu" illnesses during the winter, but only influenza viruses cause the flu against which the "flu shot" is designed. This is because every year, influenza viruses cause serious illness and death in many people: last year in the US an estimated 42.9 million people got sick, 647,000 were hospitalized and 61,200 died from influenza. It is very contagious and can be easily transferred between people or even from a contaminated surface to people. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever and muscle aches. It can lead to unpleasant complications such as ear and sinus infections and outright dangerous complications such as pneumonia, heart or brain inflammation, and various organ dysfunction.Flu season is generally considered to be between October and May, with peak season usually between December and February. It takes about 2 weeks for the full protection of the immunization from the shot to develop so getting it before peak season is best the current recommendation is to get the shot in October. The severity and strains of influenza viruses are constantly changing. Every year the shot is different based on the best predictions by the experts tracking these changes about what influenza viruses are likely to be circulating in the upcoming winter. This is one of the reasons the shot is never 100% effective against getting the flu. Also, the influenza viruses can continue to change or emerge even during the season. Despite these concerns, the shot can still be protective. Even if you get influenza despite receiving the vaccination it will very likely be less severe and shorter than if you were not vaccinated. A 2017 study in children showed that children with influenza who had received the vaccinations were much less likely to die from the infection than those who contracted influenza and were not vaccinated. These findings reinforce previous studies on adults.There are groups at particular risk from influenza infection: the very young, the old, pregnant women, those with lung or heart problems and children with neurological disorders. The best protection for these individuals is to get the flu shot and for everyone around them to get the flu shot. Though some groups are at greater risk from complications or death from influenza, remember it can (and does) happen to anyone including those in perfect health. It is recommended everyone over 6 months of age be vaccinated.There are young babies and others who cannot receive the vaccine for certain reasons. Their only form of protection is "herd immunity" meaning those of us who can be immunized getting immunized to reduce the amount of the virus in the community.Lastly, the flu shot absolutely does not cause the influenza! There is no active virus contained in the vaccine. If you get sick after getting the shot it is likely from a different virus (not influenza) especially if the season hasn't hit yet. If you're unfortunate enough get influenza anyway, though you may feel crummy, you're risk of ending up in the hospital or dying is still greatly reduced. To protect yourself and others even after receiving the shot, remember to frequently wash your hands and sneeze into the elbow rather than hands. "Social distancing" or keeping a couple feet between yourself and other people in gatherings, can also decrease transmission of virus. If you get influenza but are an otherwise healthy person please stay home and take care of yourself! Influenza will generally run its course over days to a week or two. However, if you feel extremely sick you should seek medical attention promptly. If you get influenza but have chronic medical issues or are in a high-risk group OR live with somewhat at risk, call your provider to get antiviral medication. Sometimes this can be arranged without a clinic visit which risks spread in the waiting room.

References: 1.MaineCDC/MaineFlu.gov2.US CDC- Influenza

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SHIFT Labette will take healthy living message to community in 2020 – Parsons Sun

Members of SHIFT (Shaping Health Improving Fitness Together) Labette County on Thursday discussed levels of community change required when it comes to having people make healthier choices.

Various scenarios were given and members asked if change was needed on an individual level, social/group level, physical organizational level, or policy/system level. The discussion gave those present some insight into what the group is facing in its commitment to promote healthy lifestyles for the well-being of the community by bridging gaps between people and organizations that can improve health and wellness, mentally and physically.

Discussions revolved around topics such as healthy food choices for students attending public school and reducing food waste and a commitment of workplaces to promoting better health among employees.

SHIFT Labette started in 2018 as a response to the countys place in the annual health rankings by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2019, Labette County was ranked 101st out of 105 counties in Kansas in overall health.

Tara Solomon-Smith, Wildcat Extension District adult development and aging agent, led the discussion. She then informed the group that it had received a $24,332 Kansas Health Foundations grant to move SHIFT Labette County forward in the next year, helping it to solidify its mission. The grant will be shared with the Montgomery County Wellness Coalition.

I think it is going to be great for both of our counties. We have a lot of the same problems, same concerns, Roberts said. I think it will be a great opportunity to work together.

Solomon-Smith said in the first quarter of 2020, the team, with the help of Wichita State University, will begin building on SHIFTs capacity. Training through the Kansas State University Institute for Civic Discourse will provide members with the skills to carry on community conversations around health will be available.

During the second quarter, those community conversations will take place.

In the third quarter, community conversations will continue and data will be compiled to develop action steps.

The fourth quarter community conversations will continue with focus on implementing at least one action step toward improving the health of Labette County.

Those present also heard about the upcoming special presentation in October by Thrive Allen County CEO Lisse Regehr, who will speak to how Labette County can share ideas and plan projects to make Labette County a better place to live, work and raise a family. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Grow Labette initiative.

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‘Whole Home Concept House’ Spotlights Healthy Living With Advanced LG Home Appliances – Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Named presenting sponsor of House Beautifuls 2019 Whole Home Project Concept House, LG Electronics USA is spotlighting the marriage of healthy living and design at one of the nations premier show home events. Back this year in its second iteration, the custom-built concept home features design cues and product innovations that highlight the prevalent demand for healthier living and sustainability in home design.

Located in Nashville nearby the state-of-the-art LG washing machine factory in Clarksville the 2019 Whole Home Concept House is powered by innovations from LG, the most-awarded home appliance brand in the United States.123 Devoted to better living through design, the house showcases two dozen cutting-edge LG products, from advanced laundry appliances, air purifiers and vacuums, to state-of-the-art LG OLED TVs and ultrawide computer monitors. The sprawling kitchen also features built-in appliances from LGs luxury kitchen appliance brand Signature Kitchen Suite.

Throughout the 6,201-square-foot home, guests will discover three unique laundry rooms each featuring LG innovations that are CERTIFED asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

At House Beautiful we believe our homes should be a refuge that helps you recharge and unplug from our busy external livesand that if you design it well, you will live a happier and healthier life. This is why we have been so excited to partner with LG, incorporating their beautifully designed and health-focused home appliances into the Whole Home Concept House, as they are proof that thoughtful design fosters a life well-lived, said House Beautifuls Market Director, Carisha Swanson.

Consumers are increasingly incorporating healthy living elements into their daily routines and LG knows that a happier, healthier life starts at home, said David VanderWaal, senior vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. LG home appliances deliver proven solutions for creating a healthy home with a portfolio of asthma and allergy friendly certified laundry innovations and air purifiers, along with convenience and elevated design to fit your lifestyle. All that while giving you peace of mind with the industrys most-awarded home appliance brand.

Proven solutions for creating a healthy home

LG is first in the industry to offer a portfolio of CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly appliances that includes both laundry innovations and air purifiers. LGs Ultimate Laundry Room features LG front-load and top-load washers with an advanced Allergiene wash cycle that removes 95 percent of pet dander and dust mites.4 Unique to the brand is the LG Styler steam closet, which removes 99 percent of allergens and bacteria from clothing, pillows and stuffed animals with the gentle power of steam no chemicals.4 Throughout the home, the LG PuriCare 360Air Purifiers (model AS560DWR0) remove more than 90 percent of airborne allergens5 while enabling users to monitor home air quality with intelligent LED indicator lights.

Convenience and design that fits your lifestyle

LGs innovative solutions deliver added convenience with advanced technologies and designs to fit a range of consumers lifestyles, and each offers elevated design with premium finishes and thoughtful details. Key innovations found within the Whole Home Concept House include:

For the ultimate in convenience and control, all LG products featured in the home are equipped with smart technology, enabling users to control key features from anywhere with the ThinQ mobile app or by using voice commands via Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Peace of mind with the most-awarded home appliance brand

LG earned the #1 rating in overall customer satisfaction across its home appliance portfolio that includes kitchen and laundry appliances, according to the just-released 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) ratings.1 LG home appliances were rated second to none in overall product quality and value again this year, and took home the highest rankings in laundry for the second year in a row.2 In addition, LG has earned more J.D. Power customer satisfaction awards for kitchen appliances than any other manufacturer three years in a row.3

The Whole Home Concept House will be open to the public from Oct. 18 through Nov. 3, and all ticket proceeds benefit the Nashville Symphony. The home will also be featured within House Beautifuls November Issue, on newsstands Oct. 22, 2019.

For more news and information visit http://www.LG.com or Housebeautiful.com/wholehome.

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1 According to the 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of customers rating their household appliance manufacturers. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) is the only national cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction in the United States. Each year, the ACSI uses data from interviews with roughly 250,000 customers as inputs to an econometric model for analyzing customer satisfaction with more than 380 companies in 46 industries and 10 economic sectors. To learn more about the American Customer Satisfaction Index, visit http://www.theacsi.org 2 According to the 2019 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey of customers rating their household appliance manufacturers, LG is second to none in product quality and value, tieing with another manufacturer in this years report.3 J.D. Power ranked LG highest in 2019 customer satisfaction for French-door refrigerators two out of three years, side-by-side refrigerators two years in a row, top-mount freezer refrigerators five years in a row, and dishwashers two out of three years. LG received the highest numerical score in the respective segments of the J.D. Power 2019 Appliance Satisfaction Study, based on 10,355 (kitchen) and 4,037 (laundry) total responses, measuring customer opinions about their new appliance purchased in the previous 12 months, surveyed March-April 2019. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.4 For more information, visit: https://www.lg.com/us/aafa 5 Based on testing performed by IBR Laboratories on August 23, 2018 (Test Method: IEST RP CC001.6 (2016))6 Based on testing performed by SLG Prf- und Zertifizierungs GmbH on April 24, 2018.

The CERTIFIED ASTHMA & ALLERGY FRIENDLY Mark is a Registered Certification Mark of the ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA and ALLERGY STANDARDS LTD.

About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $54 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LGs Life's Good marketing theme. LG is a 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit http://www.LG.com.

About House Beautiful

House Beautiful (www.housebeautiful.com) is the trusted authority on home design, with an audience of more than 10 million (MPA November 2018). Since 1896, House Beautiful has inspired readers to believe that a beautiful life begins at home. With alluring photography, candid conversations with top designers and original decorating ideas, House Beautiful invites readers to dream and do. Follow @housebeautiful on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. With 25 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the largest publisher of monthly magazines with a total paid circulation of over 36 million (AAM 1H 2017). Hearst Magazines print and digital assets reach nearly 137 million readers and site visitors each monthmore than two-thirds of all women and millennial women in the country (source: 2017 comScore Multi-Platform/MRI 09-17/S17). Hearst Digital Media has 143 million followers across social.

About the asthma & allergy friendly Certification

The asthma & allergy friendly Certification Program is a unique, groundbreaking collaboration between the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited. The program tests and certifies products to prove their suitability for people with asthma and allergies. The program works with retailers and manufacturers to offer consumers products for a #healthierhome. CERTIFIED products include air cleaners, flooring, paints, bedding, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, insulation, cleaning products and more. Visit aafa.org/certified for more information.

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HEALTHY LIVING: 5 things to know about water yoga in Cheshire – Meriden Record-Journal

CHESHIREPracticing yoga in the water provides a popular form of low impact exercise. Many people find water soothing, both physically and mentally.

This past Friday, the Cheshire Community Pool offered a free Yoga in the Water class to anyone in the community, not just limited to Cheshire, taught byLisa Cammuso of Southington.

The free trial served as a preface to a Yoga in the Water series Cammuso and Cheshire Community Pool Director, Shelia Adams, hope to continue offering.

When asked about the facilitys safety protocols Adams said, If we are open, lifeguards are here.

The pool has multiple cascading stair entrances and a ramp.

During the class, attendees stood in about 4 feet of water and were not required to submerge themselves entirely.

Cammuso recommended attendees bring a bathing suit. She also said the facility has flotation devices available for participants.

At the beginning of class, Cammuso gathered attendees into a huddle and sat at the edge of the pool to give instructions.

Cammuso gave participants a rundown of how the class would be structured and then advised them to find their own space where they could comfortably move their limbs around.

We usually start with meditation, then we warm up and go through some flow and then lead up to Shavasana, said Cammuso.

For Shavasana, participants were invited to float on their backs and pay attention to their breath.

Being in the water presents new challenges for people who feel out of their comfort zones.

When I teach, I always try to tell people to be aware of whats happening within their body, said Cammuso.

Cammuso said something as small as a stubbed toe can impact balance during yoga poses.

I always ask people to practice self-awareness said Cammuso.

As with yoga on land, there (are) always challenges if youre working with injuries. said Cammuso.

She said that its important to let the instructor know of any injuries that may inhibit you from doing certain movements

Cammuso added that instructors could offer modifications to participants for certain poses.

The Cheshire Community Pool has aqua jog belts, noodles, and other water aerobics equipment available to participants.

Its really a nice alternative for those with injuries, perhaps those with joint issues,Cammuso said.

Practicing yoga in water gives participants a new perspective on their favorite yoga poses and provides the opportunity for them to try poses they otherwise may not.

You find that you can perhaps get into a pose in the water where you might not have been able to do so on land, said Cammuso.

Aqua exercise can help participants improve strength and flexibility while relieving joint pressure.

Its just really beneficial in so many ways, Cammuso said.

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Kristen Dearborn is a Wallingford native, NASM certified personal trainer and author of the blog dearfitkris https://dearfitkris.com/

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The Campbell Soup Foundation Announces $1.5 Million in Grants to Strengthen and Empower Healthy Communities – Business Wire

NORWALK, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today announced more than $1.5 million in grants to 22 organizations as part of the Campbell Soup Foundations annual grantmaking cycle and Campbells Healthy Communities, the companys signature philanthropic program. The grantees include seven organizations with operations in Connecticut, including Norwalk, the location of a major operations center for Campbells Snacks Division.

The Campbell Soup Foundations grantmaking focuses on three key areas: increasing healthy food access; encouraging healthy living; and nurturing Campbell neighborhoods. The Campbells Healthy Communities program is focused on improving the health of young people in communities where Campbell has operations.

We are proud of our 150-year history of giving back to the communities in which we operate, said Kim Fortunato, President, Campbell Soup Foundation and Director, Community Affairs. Campbell and our Foundation are a powerful community partner not only in Camden but in many Campbell communities. In addition to financial support, we are proud of our strong volunteer engagement program that supports our community partners in a variety of ways. Congratulations to this years outstanding recipients who are making a significant impact in their local communities.

Connecticut grantees include Community Health Network of Connecticut Foundation, which implements culinary education programs in a variety of settings in Norwalk, including in schools, grocery stores, and community centers; FoodCorps, which trains and places FoodCorps service members in schools to help create a culture of health in schools through nutrition education, school gardening, and cafeteria support; and Stepping Stones Museum, which incorporates healthy living and nutrition into its programming, including its exhibits and summer camps.

A full list of Connecticut grantees is below:

Other grant recipients nationwide include:

Founded in 1953, the Campbell Soup Foundation provides financial support to local organizations that inspire positive change in communities throughout the U.S. While the Foundation places an emphasis on Camden, N.J., the site of Campbells World Headquarters and birthplace of its namesake soup business, its funding also supports other Campbell communities nationally. The Foundation is employee-run, governed by a Board of Trustees and advised by an Executive Committee.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell (NYSE:CPB) is driven and inspired by our Purpose, "Real food that matters for life's moments." For generations, people have trusted Campbell to provide authentic, flavorful and affordable snacks, soups and simple meals, and beverages. Founded in 1869, Campbell has a heritage of giving back and acting as a good steward of the planet's natural resources. The company is a member of the Standard and Poor's 500 and the FTSE4Good Index. For more information, visit http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.

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Healthy Living: Domestic violence thrives in silence – News – The Bulletin – Norwich Bulletin

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is meant to connect those impacted and help spread awareness, education and prevention.

Domestic violence or intimate partner violence is a pattern of behaviors used to gain and maintain power and control over one person in an intimate relationship despite age, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. These intimate relationships are typically long-term, co-dependent relationships. This means domestic violence is most prevalent in families.

According to the Center for Disease and Control, 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 7 men have experienced some form of violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Also according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or abused in the United States. The consequences of domestic violence for victims and families are numerous including emotional, financial, physical, sexual, legal, occupational, health and social.

In order to help prevent abuse, warning signs of abusive partners include:

-- Intimidation or coercion

-- Denies or minimizes the existence of abuse

-- Extreme jealousy or possessiveness

-- Property destruction

-- Cruelty to animals

-- Controlling behaviors

-- Isolation

-- Sabotages partners ability to work or educate self

-- Disregard of partners opinions, thoughts or beliefs

-- Forced sex

-- Unpredictability

-- Demeaning

-- Economic abuse

-- Abuse of other family members or children

-- Unwillingness to compromise

Because of these abusive behaviors, victims or survivors of domestic violence may experience symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD includes re-experiencing traumatic events through nightmares or flashbacks as well as difficulties concentrating, severe anxiety, irritability, hyper-vigilance, emotional detachment and sometimes self-destructive behaviors. If you are or know someone who is experiencing any of these symptoms, please seek assistance from a mental health professional.

In order to prevent domestic violence, mental health professionals can teach safe and healthy relationship skills at all ages, empower and engage with victims and survivors, educate about domestic violence, strengthen supports, create safe and healthy environments and support the client-centered treatment.

Domestic violence is a preventable epidemic. Silence is an abusers greatest weapon since domestic violence thrives in silence. Everyone needs to speak up for those who are living in fear and be a voice for victims until they can call themselves survivors. Together we can work together to make our country, community, families and homes a safer place.

Kelsey Joslyn is a licensed clinical social worker and senior clinician at the UCFS Griswold Health Center.

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Here are tips that you must follow for a healthy lifestyle – Republic World – Republic World

Your mindset and approach to life are known to have an effect on your health. Accidents are uncertain and fall beyond your control. Although a positive thought process to overcome these accidents is what you can garner through sustainable self-control and consciousness. To win a fight, in reality, you first have to win in your head. Just like that, you can heal from the ugliest diseases only if you provide yourself with willpowerand a steel strong determination. Your mental equilibrium is susceptible and affects you through all walks of life. Optimal health care comes with optimal mental care. Problems like depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia are mental illnesses that result to decline in health and physical fitness. A mere mood swing can consequently result to fall in appetite. Make sure to protect your mental health. Begin with thinking more positively and have an Ive got this attitude.

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A well-balanced diet should beyour utmost priority no matter what kind of lifestyle you lead. A balanced quantity of all nutrients including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, fibre and vitamins must be intaken. Every food item that we consume consists of varied composition. These constitute different levels of nutrients. While consuming food, you receive about 50 essential nutrients for growth. Insufficient quantities of food or low caloric food can result in malnourishment or a fall in the immune system which makes you prone to multiple diseases. A healthy diet isan important tip for a healthy lifestyle.

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Exercising every day is indispensable for good health. Your weight can be controlled through a disciplined exercise schedule. And hence, you are less likely to fall prey to illnesses related to obesity. Low blood cholesterol pressure can be achieved through timed workouts. Period pain is reduced drastically through exercising. Your overall physical development takes place and you have stronger bones, your muscle strength is increased. Absence of physical activities can lead to frequent palpitation, heart problems, diabetes and other devastating heart problems.

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An orderly sleep schedule is extremely important for an individuals well-being. Lack of concentration, frustration, restlessness, etc is all caused due to lack of sleep or sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can lead to a decline in mental health. It can make you p[rone to heart problems, frequent headaches and other illnesses. Your insulin level and immunity system are also affected by your inefficient sleep schedule. When you're asleep, your body repairs damaged cells and thats when most growth-oriented activities take place. According to healthreports, Sleep deficiency shoots up your level of ghrelin and your level of leptin goes down. You feel hungrier more often and often find yourself feeling exhausted.

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Sufficient water intake is important for good health. Water helps you digest the food consumed better. Nutrients are absorbed more efficiently if you are hydrated. Dehydration leads to sunstrokes, dryness of the mouth, vomiting, diarrhoea, etc.

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A good balance between your professional, personal and familial life is an optimal tip for healthy living. Healthy relationships are important for healthy living. Being under stress all the time can lead to a decline in health. You must also inculcate good habits and give up on bad habits that abstain you from staying in the pink of health.

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Dole Coronates Disney’s Frozen 2 With One of its Grandest Healthy-Lifestyle Programs Ever – PerishableNews

CHARLOTTE, N.C.Doleis celebratingDisneysFrozen 2and the next chapter in the globally beloved story of Anna, Elsa and the Kingdom of Arendelle with its most ambitious healthy-lifestyle campaign since entering into a long-term nutritional alliance with The Walt Disney Company in 2016.

Kicking-off today and continuing through December 2019, Doles latest installment of its Empowering the Hero Within initiative employs a flurry of consumer activities to make it easier for parents to motivate their families toward healthy living with menu options rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. The programs original recipes, family meal-planning tips and digital, social and blogger offerings are being magically revealed during todaysDole Fall Blogger and Media Summitfeaturing DisneysFrozen 2in the Wellness Kitchen at theCalifornia Health & Longevity Instituteadjacent to the Dole offices in Westlake Village, Calif.

Our goal is to warmly embrace the universal appeal of DisneysFrozen2 and the films themes of family, fortitude, responsibility and the awesome power of nature to help create healthier household routines that can lead to long-term, positive changes in behavior, said William Goldfield, Doles director of communications. More important, we want to combine the powers of Dole and DisneysFrozen 2to make healthy eating fun, exciting and maybe even a bit magical.

As a centerpiece of the program,Melanie Marcus, MA, RD, Doles Nutrition and Health Communications Manager, created 20 new fruit-and-vegetable-based recipes including entrees, side dishes, salads, soups, sandwiches, smoothies and desserts inspired by Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven from the film. Eleven of the 20 recipes are being released today.

These initial recipes range from the breakfast-themedMake-Ahead Frozen Brrr-eakfast BitesandSven Sleigh-Pulling Power Smoothieto theOlaf Carrot Smoothie Bowl. Six unique dishes Royal Frozen Sweet Potato Lasagna, Gluten-Free Veggie Pasta Bake, Winter Solstice Soup, Arendelle Coronation Seafood Stew, Mystic Meatball Turkey LoavesandEnchanted Forest Sweet Potato Cardamom Pieweredesigned by Marcus to be prepared in advance and include special freezing, thawing and reheating instructions to ensure a perfect outcome every time.

Two kid-friendly creations, the cauliflower-basedDole Snow-flower Pizzaand easy-to-makeFrozen Banana Split Cups, round out the first recipe set. A second batch of original recipes inspired by DisneysFrozen 2, including several appropriate to Thanksgiving and the end-of-year holidays, will be revealed on Nov. 4along with Marcus research-based tips for healthy family meal-planning and holiday dining.Visitwww.dole.com/Disneyfor all 11 recipes.

Most parents want nothing more than to establish the healthy eating and living routines for their kids that will last a lifetime, said Marcus. Im a new mom, and giving my daughter a healthy start is the most important thing to me. But life is busy and schedules are full so we developed a series of family-friendly breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that were designed to be prepared in advance and frozen. Now, working parents can ensure their families get the fruits and veggies they need every day of the week and, thanks to Disney, love doing it.

While Dole realizes that families cant correct many of the nutrition mistakes of the past, were committed to offering them the tools to shape their destiny towards a healthier future.

Dole is using a host of expanded tactics to distribute its new recipes including print and digital placements, how-to recipe videos and social enhancements. A number of the new dishes were sampled at todays summit during which participants made their ownDole Snow-flower PizzasandFrozen Banana Split Cupsduring a class led by Marcus.

Other campaign elements include a dedicatedcampaign web page, digital banner ads and social media posts. The fresh produce leader is also partnering with top-tier family, health and fitness bloggers and social influencers to host DisneysFrozen 2-themed contests, recipe-development initiatives and other programs.

For most shoppers, the most visible element of the program will be the millions of DOLEBananas and Pineapples featuring images of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven and Kristoff in the produce departments of supermarkets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Starting today, Disney and Dole fans can participate in theDOLEBanana Sticker Peel and Play Gameby downloading the official activity sheet onwww.dole.com/Disneyand collecting the entire blizzard of 20 DisneysFrozen 2-inspiredstickers on DOLE Bananas across North America

For original recipes, nutritional insights and other information about the DisneysFrozen 2chapter of Doles Powering the Hero Within, go towww.dole.com/Disney. Dole will unveil new recipes and other offerings related to DisneysFrozen 2in the coming weeks.

Use #PoweringTheHeroWithin, #DoleRecipes and #Dole to follow us on Facebook (@Dole), Twitter (@DoleTweets) and Instagram (@DolePics).

About Dole Food Company, Inc.

Dole Food Company, Inc., is one of the worlds largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole is an industry leader in many of the products it sells, as well as in nutrition education and research. For more information, please visitwww.dole.com.

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Sports of all Sorts hosted special ‘Harvest Tea’ event for seniors committed to ‘living a healthy lifestyle’ – User-generated content

By Maridith YahlNKyTribune reporter

Inspiration comes from many places and all shapes and sizes. At Sports of All Sorts Fitness Center (SOAS) in Florence, sparks regularly fly from those least expected. This week, SOAS hosted a very special event, The Harvest Tea, which honored seniors who have committed themselves to living a healthy lifestyle.

Angi Harreld, Fitness and Wellness Coordinator shared about the event, center, and encouragement.

Seniors from the center take ownership in the luncheon by planning everything, from creating the menu, fundraising for gift baskets, decorating, set-up, and take-down. Its a way to involve seniors and have them engaged and do different things, says Harreld.

The approximately 60-70 senior members, along with their family, friends, and neighbors were there to honor each other, inspire each other, and build relationships.

The highlight was a special awards presentation by State Senator John Schickel. He and his staff worked hard to create citations presented to seven Super Seniors, over the age of 90, who have committed to a healthy lifestyle. One club member celebrated her 91st birthday on the 8th, while the oldest recipient is aged 97. Honorees had their picture taken with Senator Schickel when presented with the citation and will be later be framed for them.These active seniors, most of who attend fitness classes three to five times a week, inspire each other in so many ways. Those younger, the 50s to 80s gang, see first-hand how these amazing 90-year-olds are making good, healthy choices. Knowing that they too can is a motivator.

Fitness, Friendship, and Fun is the motto of Sports of All Sorts. Events like the luncheon promote awareness of all that SOAS offers. Thats how people learn about what we do. Its not just a gym, its much more than just a gym, said Harreld. SOAS is a community, a family.

Every day about 125 seniors visit the facility. Senior or no impact fitness classes, yoga, walking, and pickleball are offered daily between 8 am and 1 pm. Although they are no impact, there are high-intensity classes available. The earlier in the morning, the higher the impact. The intensity softens into moderate intensity and lastly, later in the day to a low, seated intensity program.

Now, what is pickleball? This game is about 50-60 years old and is played there five mornings a week. A cross between ping pong and tennis, players hit the ball back and forth with a whiffle ball type bat explains Harreld. It is very good for hand-eye coordination, balance, agility, and they all just laugh and have fun. It keeps them active and moving.

If bowling is your speed, approach the lanes for free bowling on Tuesdays, for those who have Silver Sneakers. Silver Sneakers is purchased as part of insurance; a benefit to their insurance that provides for a free gym membership. Somebody who has Silver Sneakers and could participate in a Silver Sneakers class can go anywhere in the nation. They can take that card and go. So you dont have to belong to just one or one facility. You can go to multiple ones, Harreld said.

Sen. Schickel presents the awards. This one to Barbara Russell.

According to Harreld, Silver Sneakers programming is very structured. All of the instructors, weve all had specific training and courses, and we have to take continuing education classes.

A Silver Sneaker Classic Class should be one that anyone who participated in, would be pretty similar all over the nation. She advises the order could be different, but no matter where you go, you know what to expect.

Besides fitness, SOAS holds other activities in pursuit of camaraderie and mental acuity. Once a month the euchre and book clubs meet. Lunch and Learns provide healthy foods and a guest speaker who talks about topics pertinent to seniors.

The fun with fitness and nutrition while being part of a community goes to a whole-body wellness mindset. It is all to keep seniors happy, healthy, and well, Harreld said.

If you dont have Silver Sneakers, SOAS is only $10 a month. Those wanting to join in on all this fabulous fitness, friendship, and fun are welcome to visit SOAS anytime to take a tour.

As our seniors spouses pass away, I dont want anybody to be lonely and stay at home. This has brought people out of their homes, to come in, meet new people, make new friends, have somebody to go to lunch with, somebody to walk with, and things like that, Harreld said.

SOAS is providing so much more than exercise, theyre providing a sense of belonging.

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Accessing Gods medicine for healthy living! – The Nation Newspaper

Dr. David Oyedepo

Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Accessing Gods Medicine for Healthy Living!

We discover from scriptures that Gods Word is His medicine for the believer. Many people wonder what keeps us going without patronizing the clinics and chemist. We have our own brand of medicine that is more effective than medical science. It is Gods Word! It is written, My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh (Proverbs 4:20-22). This means, it is health to every part of the body of whosoever finds it. The moment the Word enters into us, we become a different person altogether. The Word transforms our bodies to health. Gods Word is an all-purpose drug sent to us by God to immunize us against all forms of sicknesses and to keep us healthy all the time. Therefore, all we need do is find out how to administer Gods medicine in our own situations. This is where the wisdom of God comes in. The Bible says, Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times (Isaiah 33:6).

Also, the Word is quick as seen in Hebrews 4:12, For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. It can enter the joints and marrow to combat any form of sickness and win. This connotes that it is powerfully alive and is capable of healing all manner of sicknesses. All we need is Gods medicine, the all-purpose drug; it will make us perfectly whole. That is Gods prescription. The devil knows that any Word that enters into us makes us his master in that area. That is why we have to attend to the Word; it is our life-wire and it determines our life content and quality. Thus, if the Word enters into us, it would require our attention and we need to give ear to it. If faith for divine health has to enter into us, we must give ear to it. The Bible says, So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). So, we do not need all the pains medical science entails to get our healing and be in health. All we need is to attend to the Word and give ear to it. As we give ear to the Word, it will produce the same results in us.

In summary, we have to keep looking at the Word. When situations come against us, we do not focus on them; we focus on what God has said about us. For instance, there was a time when judgment came into the camp of Israel in the wilderness. They were bitten in their thousands by fiery serpents. Moses, the man of God, prayed and God asked him to make a fiery serpent of brass and hang it up on a tree so that any man who took time to look upon the serpent might be saved. Moses did this and everyone who looked upon the brazen serpent was saved from the fiery serpents (Numbers 21:9). Hebrews 12:2 says, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith In John 3:14, Jesus is likened to that fiery serpent of brass. If the serpent of brass could bring health, looking unto Jesus will bring greater (divine) health. The people of old looked unto the Word and they were not ashamed. As long as we keep the Word in sight, it will produce the desired results. The psalmist knew the secret of looking when it says, They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed (Psalm 34:5). However, this can only be possible when you are born again. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me! Now, I know I am born again! For further reading, please get my books: Keys to Divine Health, The Healing Balm, The Miracle Meal and Fulfilling Your Days. I invite you to fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you. Write and share your testimony with me through: Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, P.M.B. 21688, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, or call 01-4548070, 01-4548280, or E-mail: [emailprotected], Facebook: David Oyedepo Ministries International, Twitter: @DavidOyedepoMin.

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