Larry North Fitness To Bulk Up Amenities At Red River’s Latest Acquisition

The new Larry North Center for Healthy Living center will be on the first floor of 12404 Park Center, a four-story, 239,000-square-foot building at 12404 Park Central drive near North Central Expressway and LBJ Freeway. Earlier this year, Red River bought the property for $15.4 million . At the time, Red River Principal Bruce Stern told the Dallas Business Journal he expected to spend money on capital improvements to the property to shop it to tenants, and the firm was seeking more “deals that have hair on them.” The 6,400-square-foot fitness center is one of the improvements to the property, which has been rebranded Hidden Cove, and will include state-of-the-art equipment and certified trainers. The building’s parklike setting will be used for tai chi and boot camp classes. It will set the standard on how developers build gyms in office buildings in the future, Larry North said.
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Active Fitness app review for Windows Phone 8: Best sports tracking app for Nokia Lumia?

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The Activity page shows you the distance youve travelling, the calories youve used and the basic workouts youve attained. If you do multiple sports in one day, such as run in the morning, cycle to work and then walk in the evening you can switch the activity using the simple icon driven options running along the bottom of the screen. One of the key features of Active Fitness is the AFN (Active Fitness Network), which allows you to stay in contact with friends doing the same sport. You can even use NFC to Tap-to-Friend your various activities. It allows you to turn your training exercises into competitive sport, as you can share your favourite runs and times with friends youre connected to via the app.
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What Does Your Digestive System Do?

The digestive system also relies on hormones to regulate the flow of digestive juices and nerves to control the actions of digestion . “A healthy digestive system is a symphony of coordination,” says Dr. Koch. The esophagus. Chewing your food allows you to move the food into the back of your throat for swallowing. “The esophagus is a muscular tube that delivers food from the mouth to the stomach,” says Koch.
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Digestion Foods: The Best And Worst Foods For Your Digestive System

Bechtold and King offered up some of their picks for the best and worst foods for digestion, based on their ability to help keep things moving in the body, as well as their likelihood of triggering nasty symptoms like diarrhea and acid reflux. Click through the slideshow to check them out: Loading Slideshow BEST: Fruits And Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are great for digestion because most are high in fiber, King says. Bechtold adds that the fiber in produce has an added benefit of regulating bowel movements. BEST: Whole Grains Whole grain foods, including brown rice and wheat, also contain lots of fiber, making them another top food group good for digestion, King says.
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Nutrition For Cancer Prevention

Which foods can help you grow longer telomeres to extend your life span?

Produce builds your immune system. Produce is where most of your vitamins, minerals, enzymes (contained in uncooked produce), phytonutrients and antioxidants come from. It really is that simple. Cancer cannot proliferate in a body where a strong immune system is constantly killing off anything that does not belong in your body. Another benefit to eating a lot of produce is that it produces a PH balance in the body that is more alkaline. Cancer cannot live in an environment that has an alkaline state of 7.4. Sugar, meats, hard cheeses, alcohol, ice cream and anything made with wheat flour are among the highest acid forming foods, so these are a no no or at least should not be consumed often to obtain a cancer-free life.
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Nutrition and Brain Function

ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scores of vegetables vary from plant to plant: Click here for photo caption.

A look at the plaqued brains of both the blueberry-fed and chow-fed mice after death revealed no difference in the number of brain plaques in either group. Amyloid-beta-induced plaques are only one aspect of Alzheimers disease, says Joseph. But the fact that we saw a diet-induced behavioral difference, despite a similarity in plaque density in both these animal groups, is significant. The team found increased activity of a family of enzymes called kinases in the brains of the amyloid-plaqued mice that were fed blueberry extract. Two kinases found in particular, ERK and PKC, are important in mediating cognitive function, such as converting short-term memory to long-term. These kinase molecules are involved in signaling pathways for learning and memory, says Joseph.
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2Busy Nutrition Is On A Mission

Good nutrition is the basis for a healthy and happy life. David Parson is a representative who said “most people know Organic Wheatgrass is good for them but few realize its true potential benefit to their sense of well-being”. He continues “We as the human race seem to always be in a “race”, our bodies become a little too acidic from stress and this provides a foundation for possible illness and disease. Taking organic wheatgrass daily can significantly improve the bodies alkaline levels bringing back some balance again.” But 2Busy Nutrition wants to go a step further suggesting the secret to achieving this in the shortest possible time is to add a spoonful of wheatgrass powder to a large drink bottle filled with water, then shake the bottle till it is mixed well and drink during the day instead of just water. This process of drinking wheatgrass throughout the day effectively provides the body with the nutrients it needs to stay balanced. David also says “Our mission is to spread the news that there is a simple way to look after yourself and our product Premium Organic Wheatgrass Powder can really make a difference.” 2Busy Nutrition has seen a rapid increase in demand for its product in recent weeks showing their “wheatgrass can make a big difference” message is getting heard.
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Abele Proposes Budget Increase For Community Mental Health Alternatives

The Journal Sentinel’s “Chronic Crisis” series has exposed the county’s reliance on expensive emergency care, cycling those in psychiatric crisis through the system instead of finding them stable care within the community. It has also shown how the system has been impervious to reform efforts. The series focused on 25-year-old Rob Sweeney, who cycled between bouts of homelessness and hospitalizations that failed to stabilize him. The newspaper also reported on repeat violations of care standards at the complex, including patient assaults and the death of another 25-year-old man, from complications of a broken neck. The smorgasbord of services Abele is proposing also includes $115,000 for adding a clinician to ride with Milwaukee police on psychiatric crisis calls, which is aimed at curbing unnecessary emergency detentions. He also is seeking $247,000 for five staffers to work with people with both mental illness and developmental disabilities; $154,000 for an expanded crisis response team; and $739,000 for raises to community service providers, who have had no raises since 2000. Abele’s mental health budget would clear out the patients in two long-term care units at the complex by the end of 2014 and further shrink the hospital’s acute care units, said Hector Colon, the county’s director of Health and Human Services.
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Americans Fault Mental Health System Most for Gun Violence

How Much Factors Are to Blame for Mass Shootings in the United States, 2013

We are committed to working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure service members have a smooth transition to the VA after their military service.” Wilkinson also pointed to ways that the Department of Defense works with the VA on mental health issues through the Centers of Excellence, such as an around-the-clock outreach center that provides psychological health information, resources and referrals to military members, veterans and their families. The Centers of Excellence also manage a program to ensure that military members who receive psychological health care do not “fall through the cracks” when moving from one duty station to another, deploying or transitioning from the military to the VA’s care. Coaches enhance the continuity of care and help service members maintain their treatment gains while they transition, the document said. Alexis, 34, a Navy veteran, on Sept. 16 shot and killed 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington.
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A Picture of (Mental) Health

For a man experiencing depression in Lebanon, the social stigma associated with revealing his illness and seeking a diagnosis might make him unmarriageable. A Liberian woman may discount her symptoms of depression and anxiety because she feels that after 25 years of civil conflict and widespread suffering throughout the country, her feelings are undeserving of specialized mental health treatment. The children of a single mother with postpartum depression in a Rio de Janeiro favela may become malnourished while their mother battles feelings of listlessness, fatigue, and loss of appetite. These situations are far from rare — and far from harmless. Around the world, an estimated 1 million lives are lost annually due to suicide stemming from depression.
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Schumer: Better mental health programs could prevent future tragedies

Booking photo of Aaron Alexis, arrested in September

At the same time, fewer blame easy access to guns now (40%) than two years ago (46%), making the mental health system the perceived top cause of mass shootings. Gallup conducted the new poll Sept. 17-18, the two days immediately after a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., in which, apparently, a lone gunman — a government contractor and former Navy reservist — went on a rampage, killing 12. Much of the news coverage has focused on the shooter’s questionable mental state in the days, weeks, and even years leading up to Monday’s events. The January 2011 trends reflect public opinion shortly after a massacre in Tucson, Ariz. , in which six people were killed and 12 others wounded, including U.S. Rep.
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Skin Care: Then And Now—exfoliation

How to take care of oily skin

One of the main forms of exfoliation during that time was a method called gommage, which comes from the French word meaning to erase. This process involved applying an enzyme-based cream that would sit on the face for a few minutes until it dried and then the hardened cream would be rubbed away, just like an eraser. Although this was effective, much easier and less messy forms of exfoliation have come into play today. I also used to mix together granule concoctions of almonds, honey, oatmeal and buttermilk that would leave clients skin nice and smooth. Little did I know, I was actually using alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are now used regularly in the esthetics world. To help get rid of dead skin cells even further, other common kitchen items were often used, such as sugar, lemon and oil.
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Eminence Organic Skin Care Unveils Innovative Age Preventative Collection

This type of skin is extremely prone to pigmentation. Make sure you apply an SPF with minimum 20+ before you step out of your house. Do not apply too much make-up The use of make-up tends to spoil your skin. Thus make sure that you only use the basics. Instead of applying a liquid foundation , choose a compact instead. Mineral make-up is also great for those who have oily skin. Avoid oily foods It is best to avoid foods that have too much of oil in them.
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E-mail Address Send to a Friend Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Aminence Organic Skin Care ( eminenceorganics.com ), the leader in organic skin care, is excited to announce the launch of their Youth Shield Collection . This new collection of skin care is formulated to protect against the early signs of aging using an exclusive Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex that balances and protects the skin while fighting free radicals a the leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Naturally derived from red currant, elderflower and magnolia bark, the Youth Shield Antioxidant Complex is proven to give dramatic results in just 28 days. Results include: AAAaA AAAA36% increase in skin hydration AAAaAAAAA11% enhancement in skin vitality AAAaAAAAA10% improvement in skin elasticity The innovative Youth Shield Collection offers a proactive approach to skin care and focuses on the preventative steps before the early signs of aging take hold, while tea tree keeps blemishes at bay. aYour skin thrives on hydration, nutrients and nourishment. How we treat it today greatly impacts its health and radiance tomorrow,a says Boldijarre Koronczay, President and Founder of Aminence.
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To Ward Off Diabetes, Eat Whole Fruit, Shun Fruit Juice

GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes

GSMA mHealth Grand Tour Highlights How mHealth Can Prevent Diabetes

A standard serving of blueberries was half a cup. Prunes, pears, bananas, and grapefruit also helped lower diabetes risk, while the other fruits did not. The difference is something called polyphenols, said study co-author Qi Sun , an assistant professor of nutrition at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard School of Public Health. Some of these plant-based chemical compoundsincluding anthocyanins, chlorogenic acid, and resveratrol, all powerful antioxidantsmay help the body process glucose. Blueberries, grapes, and apples are all rich in these beneficial polyphenols.
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CHARLOTTE, VT - AUGUST 6:  Blueberries are picked by hand August 6, 2010 at the Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte, Vermont.

To raise awareness of diabetes and showcase the power of mobile health (mHealth) solutions, The GSMA mHealth Grand Tour, a 13-day cycling challenge from Brussels to Barcelona kicked off today at the Autoworld Museum in Parc Cinquantenaire, Brussels. The mHealth Grand Tour will highlight how mobile technology can support diabetes prevention, diagnosis and treatment by increasing the reach and accessibility of healthcare services, cutting the cost of care and minimizing the impact of the illness on peoples lives, said Michael OHara, chief marketing officer, GSMA. The mHealth Grand Tour is a first-of-its-kind observational study designed by Professor Michael Trenell, NIHR Senior Research Fellow and Director, MoveLab, Newcastle University, into the effects of multi-day endurance exercise on blood glucose levels, using data captured and transmitted wirelessly through a multi-vendor mHealth solution. The study will track the health and cycling performance data of elite and sub-elite athletes with type 1 diabetes, as well as cyclists without diabetes. For the observational study, a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor worn by the riders and sensors on their bike computers transmit statistics over the ANT+ protocol to Sony Mobile handsets, so riders can track their own progress. The sensors also transmit the stats to a HMM module that is part of a complete Orange solution that in turn sends them over mobile broadband to a live website and to the cloud, for later download by the observational study team.
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Diabetes in school: Tips for teachers

Nancy Klobassa Davidson and Peggy Moreland Nancy Klobassa Davidson, R.N., B.S.N, C.D.E Nancy Klobassa Davidson is a registered nurse who has worked in diabetes education for 17 years. She is a certified diabetes educator (C.D.E.) and is currently in graduate school working on a Master of Science in nursing (M.S.N.) and health care education. Nancy works with adults who have type 1, type 2 and other forms of diabetes. Nancy is coordinator of the Diabetes Unit’s intensive insulin therapy program within the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Nancy has worked extensively with insulin pump therapy and continuous interstitial glucose sensing. Peggy Moreland, R.N., M.S.N.
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Gestational Diabetes Was More Likely To Develop In Women Who Had Low Level Of Adiponectin

From blood sample information, the investigators analyzed levels of adiponectin before pregnancy. They observed that overweight women with high levels of adiponectin were 1.7 times more likely to develop gestational diabetes than normal weight women with normal levels of the hormone. Overweight women with the lowest levels of adiponectin, however, were almost seven times more likely to get the condition. The risk for normal weight women with low levels of the hormone was 3.5 times greater than those with normal levels. “Low adiponectin levels were linked with gestational diabetes even for women without traditional diabetes risk factors such as being overweight, so this could be an important clinical marker for women who may become pregnant, said Dr.
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Metabolic menace: The not-so-sweet diabetes

The fact that diabetes is hitting young adults, in their twenties and thirties, is alarming. Morbidity associated with diabetes takes away from the country’s productivity and adds to the surmounting healthcare costs. The diabetic capital of the world – Indians have a diabetic gene and if epidemiological predictions are true,by 2020, 1 in 5 Indians will be “sweet”. The alarming fact is that it is striking early in life, affecting young adults in their twenties and thirties. The morbidity associated with this takes away from the productivity of the country and adds to the surmounting cost of healthcare. A disease thought to be, primarily, due to deficiency of insulin in the body, concomitant resistance to the insulin action at the cellular level is another factor. Remember, the carbohydrates (sweets, rice, potatoes, etc) you eat are rapidly absorbed and metabolized (put to use) by the action of a hormone called “insulin”.
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This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Exercise

Israel Fires Missile in Joint Exercise With US

That can result in tummy troubles. Movement, absorption and secretion in the stomach and intestines can all be affected. Brain Increased blood flow also benefits the brain. Immediately, the brain cells will start functioning at a higher level, says Cameron, making you feel more alert and awake during exercise and more focused afterward. When you work out regularly, the brain gets used to this frequent surge of blood and adapts by turning certain genes on or off. Many of these changes boost brain cell function and protect from diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or even stroke, and ward off age-related decline, she says.
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More older people find inspiration later in life to start an exercise program

Many of the nation’s intellectuals see those actions not as an attack on democracy, but as the best chance to save it. In Cairo, VOA’s Al Pessin sought out advocates on either side of the argument. Video Ethiopian Taxi Driver, Keyboardist Reinvents Music Career One of the most popular keyboardists in Ethiopia is now a taxi driver here in Washington. In the 1970s, Hailu Mergia performed with a famous band in Ethiopia. In 1981, he toured the United States with that band and then settled in Washington.
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Diana Nyad is just the latest of many older athletes competing after their prime Caitlin Dewey Athletes competing over 35 have become more common in baseball, hockey, football and a range of other sports. Cindy Boren The day after her accomplishment, 64-year-old swimmer says she feels “pretty darn good.” Unlike Nyad, Cooke, a government lawyer who lives in Garrett Park, was not much of an athlete for most of his adult life. But when he was 48, he changed his ways. I had little kids and I was fat, he said. I had a 6-year-old, and I didnt want to be an old slug dad who couldnt keep up with the kids. Cooke began running and now completes marathons with finish times in the 31 / 2-hour range.
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Digestion Foods: The Best And Worst Foods For Your Digestive System

Why keeping your digestive system healthy is critical

Bechtold and King offered up some of their picks for the best and worst foods for digestion, based on their ability to help keep things moving in the body, as well as their likelihood of triggering nasty symptoms like diarrhea and acid reflux. Click through the slideshow to check them out: Loading Slideshow BEST: Fruits And Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are great for digestion because most are high in fiber, King says. Bechtold adds that the fiber in produce has an added benefit of regulating bowel movements. BEST: Whole Grains Whole grain foods, including brown rice and wheat, also contain lots of fiber, making them another top food group good for digestion, King says.
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Below is part of a health history questionnaire given to all our personal training clients at Genesis Gym . We do these questionnaires because we care about health as the No.1 priority, even before fat burning, or other fitness goals. If you are healthy it’s a lot easier to achieve your goals, if you are not, then it’s far more difficult and perhaps even impossible until you clear up underlying health conditions. Give yourself a score of 0, 1, 2 or 3 for each statement in the sections below. Then total up the scores for each section.
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Skin Care: Then And Now—exfoliation

Exfoliation

This time period laid the foundation for future advancements. Along with topical products, estheticians would use electric brushes and pumice stones, which seemed advanced at the time. The evolution of chemical peels While estheticians were using these exfoliation methods, physicians were performing one the strongest types of chemical peels phenolwhich could remove all the pigment from the skin and leave patients needing strong sun protection for the rest of their lives. This treatment was highly effective at the time, but very risky.
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Skin Sake Selects DiCentral – Streamlines Processes, Enjoys Immediate Benefits

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DiCentral Inc., the leading innovator in supply chain management solutions and B2B integration, and Skin Sake, a leading over-the-counter drug company, today announced that Skin Sake has selected DiCentrals leading B2B integration management solutions and that the company has realized immediate benefits. Prior to tapping DiCentrals expertise, Skin Sake had been using traditional, time consuming and cumbersome methods. In addition to the many distributors and health care customers Skin Sake touts, the companys customer base has grown tremendously over the last few years. The company also recently launched a new product, Booty Goo Diaper Change Ointment, in more than 7,000 Walgreens stores nationally.
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