Take Back Your Health as Health Clubs Open Their Doors to the Public in May

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and member health clubs across the nation announced today the upcoming start of the 7th annual Get Active America!, IHRSA’s national health promotion program. From May 3-9, participating IHRSA-member health clubs will open their doors to the public to encourage and inspire Americans to take control of their health by becoming more physically active. Find a participating health club near you.

Get Active America! is part of an ongoing effort by the health club industry to change the direction of the nation’s health by making exercise more accessible to millions of Americans and by helping them take the first step toward healthier lifestyles.

“As obesity levels associated with chronic diseases increasingly burden our health care system and interfere with our quality of life, one thing is clear: Americans urgently need to take control of their health,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA president and CEO. “This year’s program theme, ‘Take Back Your Health,’ is a reminder to all Americans that they have more control over their health than they realize. Better health management begins with a commitment to daily exercise, and Get Active America! is the jumpstart people need to get on track.”

Now its seventh year, Get Active America! takes place every May, during National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which is coordinated by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The purpose is to challenge Americans to get moving for better health and to get more active and fit during the Month of May.

“May is an ideal time and Get Active America! is a great program for helping people maintain the momentum of their New Year’s fitness goals,” said Moore. “As warm weather approaches, people become more aware of their physical appearance. We want to remind people that exercise is more than just a way to look better. It is also an effective way to feel better and live better. Get Active America! provides the kind of support people need to both achieve their fitness goals and maintain them year-round.”

As part of Get Active America!, many clubs will be educating their local communities about disease prevention and healthy living through exercise. And clubs will be offering programs to benefit the wide array of people in their communities, all with diverse health and fitness goals. Clubs will also be encouraging their members to sign up for the Woman Challenge, organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. This eight-week physical fitness challenge encourages women to get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity each week. It’s part of National Women’s Health Week, which runs from May 9-15, 2010. Participants will be able to track their steps online at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/woman.

Important Information

May 3-6, 2010: Bring a Friend

Participating health clubs nationwide invite current members of their clubs to bring in their friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers so they, too, can experience the health and quality-of-life benefits of exercise!

May 7-9, 2010: Open House

Health clubs nationwide open their doors to their communities free of charge to help Americans learn how they can live more physically active and healthier lives.

Find a Club

To join Get Active America!, find a participating health club near you, at http://www.healthclubs.com/active.

About IHRSA

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities, gyms, spas, sports clubs, and suppliers worldwide. The association’s membership includes over 9,000 clubs in 75 countries, along with over 650 industry suppliers. IHRSA is committed to taking a leadership role in advancing physical activity, which is critical to America’s health and the battle against obesity and disease. IHRSA supports effective national initiatives to promote more active lifestyles for all Americans and is working to pass laws that will help affect societal changes toward a more fit America.

Doctors Now Keep Ipads in Their Lab Coat Pockets

Doctors Now Keep Ipads in Their Lab Coat Pockets










Newington, CT (PRWEB) June 27, 2011

With the rise in popularity of Ipads and other tablet computers, doctors and hospital staff are finding new uses for these pocket devices. Patient records, drug information, images, and more are stored on the Ipads and other tablets they carry. And they’re carrying them in the pockets of the Ipad pocket lab coats available from labwear.com. One of the most recent facilities to embrace Ipads and Ipad pocket lab coats is Canada’s Ottawa Hospital.

Lab coats have always helped medical pros hold information. Now instead of pens and paper, labwear.com’s lab coats are holding those tablet computers that we’re all using. The Ipad and similar tablets are being used by doctors to show graphics and video to teach patients about ailments, treatments and lifestyle changes. The Ipad helps office staff and physicians keep notes and files organized, and can maintain electronic health records. Specialists can communicate with each other about patient conditions immediately and effectively just by pulling a computer out of their lab coat pockets.

The Ipad pocket lab coat is a lab coat that has two oversize pockets that easily hold Ipads or other tablets, so information is literally at your medical provider’s fingertips. Labwear’s Ipad pocket coat has been widely accepted by the medical community, and there’s no wonder why, with more medical professionals using tablet computers every day and new applications to improve health care and record keeping constantly being developed.

Tablet computers will help provide better medical care. Labwear.com is happy to be able to help in a small way, with the Ipad pocket lab coat. Future visits to the physician are almost sure to include seeing a computer being pulled out of the pocket of one of these Ipad pocket lab coats. Those interested in more information about the Ipad pocket lab coat can visit http://www.labwear.com or call 1-800-LABWEAR.

About labwear.com: For over thirty years, the owners and employees of labwear have supplied America’s (and the world’s) finest medical professionals with lab coats by focusing on great customer service. Ipad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

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How Self-Hypnosis can Help Golfers Improve Their Game and Get in the Zone

How Self-Hypnosis can Help Golfers Improve Their Game and Get in the Zone










Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 12, 2006

In 2002, GOLF Magazine reviewed 5 hypnosis CDs for golfers. “Own The Zone,” created by Clinical Hypnotherapist Jennifer Scott, received the highest rating. As a result, she was interviewed by Kelly Tilghman on The Golf Channel. Then Jennifer was asked to write articles on golf’s “mental game” by GOLF Magazine’s online website, Golfonline. Also online, she is a featured writer for The Aspiring Golfer. She also writes on golf for regional golf magazines like GOLF JOURNEYS in cooperation with the Philadelphia section of the PGA.

In the Spring of 2005, Jennifer’s chapter “The Case for Hypnosis” was published in the landmark book “The Secret of Golf.” Compiled by George Peper, 25-year editor of GOLF Magazine, it is an anthology of golf’s most significant instructional ideas over the past 100 years. Some of those other innovators included are Ben Hogan, Tommy Armour and Dave Pelz.

A member of the National Speakers Association, Jennifer has been giving educational seminars at golf resorts coast to coast as well as at the San Diego Golf Academy. In addition, she has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.

Because she is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Jennifer can help golfers uncover and resolve hidden Subconscious issues which interfere with their performance — particularly if they have the dreaded swing problem called “The Yips.” Very often these uncontrollable flinches cannot be resolved by more traditional professional coaching. For this and many other reasons, golfers from all over the country fly in to see her in Scottsdale, AZ.

Jennifer has been Certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the Atwood Institute for Research and Education, is a Registered Hypnotherapist with the American Board of Hypnotherapy, a Certified Stress Management Consultant with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist with the Institute of Medical Hypnosis. She received her BA at Ottawa University.

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Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health

Bonavitas Products Target Consumers That Are Self Educated About Natural Hormones Supplements And Nutrition As They Seek More Natural Solutions For Their Long Term Health













Bonavitas Products


Provo, UT (PRWEB) August 19, 2011

Bonavitas, the good life fitness company, today announced it is finding new ways to solve old problems without taking risks with people’s long term health. 

For example, conventional recovery wisdom is that a recovery drink should come with a high dose of sugars, that raise blood sugar and spike insulin. Bonavitas uses a slow release sugar so that people can keep burning fat post exercise. Since one creates free radicals during exercise and the body starts to repair during rest, Bonavitas products provide antioxidants to the body right in that window and challenge conventional industry wisdom about what is expedient and create effective products that do not compromise on delivering good, healthy long term results.

“Bonavitas products are designed to provide a clear benefit now, without sacrificing what your body needs to keep working and age gracefully. None of our products contain artificial flavors, artificial colors or artificial sweeteners,” said Alexandra Paul, the scientist behind Bonavitas product line. 

“Guess what, they taste like citrus fruits, like cinnamon, like honey, like cayenne pepper – like real food. Remember those? Foods, vitamins, minerals – The things your body was built to digest. They don’t taste like ice cream or bubble gum. They don’t look like radiator fluid but they give you real fuel, nutrition and antioxidants to keep powering the real you,” she added.

Read our labels – no aspartame, no acesulfame potassium, no sucralose – because sugar molecules should not have chlorine molecules attached to them.

Bonavitas products will be distributed on-line and a combination of retail channels depending on the appropriate landscape for each particular product. For example, energy shots will be distributed FDM, convenience, natural/health foods and online, whereas the recovery drink and hydration powder mixes will be distributed in natural/health food and online only.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.bonavitas.com.

ABOUT BONAVITAS

Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Bonavitas is a worldwide provider of functional food and supplement options designed to meet the needs of tired people interested in products that do not contain artificial colors, artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors. The company was designed to meet the needs of tired people. Tiredness in all of its various forms and expressions is the number one complaint made to primary care physicians. Bonavitas offers powdered drink mixes and ready to drink products that address the underlying causes of consumer tiredness. http://www.bonavitas.com

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Mental Health Awareness and Education Website Offers Free Information for Veterans and Their Families Dealing With Suicide and Depression

Mental Health Awareness and Education Website Offers Free Information for Veterans and Their Families Dealing With Suicide and Depression











MentalHelp.net


Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 19, 2008

MentalHelp.net, a site dedicated to educating and informing the public, has announced that additional resources are available on the site for soldiers, their families and anyone with questions about how the Iraq war is impacting suicide rates and depression among military personnel.

“The soldiers, their families and the public are increasingly concerned about suicide, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental health issues related to the Iraq war,” Mark Dombeck, Ph.D., founder of MentalHelp.net said. “The number of Iraq war veterans needing mental health care continues to rise sharply.”

“MentalHelp.net is an excellent resource for finding information on certain mental illnesses and disorders. MentalHelp.net’s mission is to help educate the public about mental illness and the importance of treatment,” he added. “Mental health is an integral part of health care, but is often overlooked because of inaccessibility. Many people are not sure if they need help, and that is where the material at MentalHelp.net comes in. From symptoms of certain mental illnesses and disorders, to living with someone who has a mental illness, MentalHelp.net is an excellent free resource for anything regarding mental illnesses.”

Natalie Staats Reiss, Ph.D and an editor at the site added, “Many soldiers coming home from war are in desperate need of help from a therapist, but many think they do not need the help. MentalHelp.Net has a plethora of articles about disorders and mental illnesses that may be affecting veterans. Two common ones are post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression.”

“There are a variety of other issues that can arise when a soldier returns from war, and MentalHelp.net has information on these as well. These articles can help not only the veterans themselves, but the families of these veterans. Family members can access hundred of articles explaining a mental illness or disorder and learn the symptoms so they can help their loved one” Riess explained.

“PTSD is very common among veterans and can be treated in a variety of ways. Some can be helped by therapy visits, and others can be helped by medication. Recent statistics show that one in five soldiers returning from war suffer from PTSD. Left untreated, serious consequences can occur,” added Dombeck. “MentalHelp.net strives to get the word out to the public about the importance of treatment for these issues and get our veterans the help that they need.”

MentalHelp.net has a therapist finder feature on their website that allows anyone to search for a therapist in their area based on the issue for which they would be seen. Veterans and family members alike can use this feature to locate a mental health professional who will be able to provide the services needed. Other features on the MentalHelp.net website are question and answer sections, an online mental help support community where people can give and receive advice on certain mental illnesses, and blogs written by mental health professionals.

“With all of the information that MentalHelp.net has to offer, help for veterans is just a click away. By spending a little time on the website, you can read about a mental illness, read about the symptoms, and find a mental health professional in your area,” Dombeck said. “This free resource is extremely valuable and easy to use in order to get our veterans the help they need–and deserve.”

About MentalHelp.net

The MentalHelp.net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.

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