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Aug. 13, 2014

Fall Managed Care Forum 2014

The Fall Forum will be held November, 12-13, 2014 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada for medical directors, nurses and administrators.

The Forum features up-to-date, useful information on the ACA and healthcare changes, trends and how to improve patient outcomes.

Click here to see the agenda, speakers, register and for more information on the conference.More

The 1 part of the body you must work out
Reuters via The Huffington Post
Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core — the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis — which is the seat of stability, strength and power. Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the runner go faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser more easily do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the tub.More

5 cardio myths you need to stop believing
Women's Health via Yahoo News
At the end of a rough day, the rhythmic swooshing of the elliptical, whir of a bike or patter of feet on the belt of a treadmill might sound like music to your ears — for stress relief, cardio is tops. It's also, of course, awesome for your heart, and a definite calorie burner. Still, while all that good stuff is true, there are a lot of fallacies running around out there, and following them may be stopping you in your fitness tracks. More

Exercising when you're caring for someone else
Caregivers have little spare time for themselves. So when you do get a break, you're probably craving rest, rather than thinking of exercise. Yet, of the two, exercise could be a far better choice. It may prevent you from getting sick, help you sleep better and is almost certain to give you more energy &mdahs; three things of prime importance to a caregiver.More

Health tip: Dressing for fitness success
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Dressing appropriately for your exercise workout can help make the experience more enjoyable and comfortable. The Weight-loss Information Network offers these tips.More

Majority of adults need to double consumption of fruits and vegetables for crucial nutrition, health benefits
New research published in the September issue of the British Journal of Nutrition and featured in the just released Global Phytonutrient Report highlights a significant shortfall in fruit and vegetable consumption in people's diets around the world. Commissioned by the Nutrilite Health Institute of Amway, the research finds the majority of adults worldwide would have to at least double their current consumption of fruits and vegetables to meet the World Health Organization's minimum recommendation of five servings per day. More

How many bites do you take a day? Try for 100
The Wall Street Journal
In the never-ending pursuit of weight loss, a number of researchers are developing tools that count how much or how fast we eat. The Bite Monitor, worn on the wrist like a watch, tallies the number of bites you take. The going assumption is that 100 bites a day is ideal for men and women to lose weight, according to researchers at South Carolina's Clemson University who developed the device. More

Eating out costs you 200 calories
It's often difficult to find time to cook a healthy, nutritious meal while traversing this hectic world. We've been warned frequently about the dangers of fast food. But skipping the drive-thru for that "healthier" sit-down meal at a restaurant isn't a good option either, a new study suggests. The study, published by Public Health Nutrition, concludes that eating at both fast food and full-service restaurants leads to "significant increases in energy, sugar, saturated fat salt."More

What should we eat to stay healthy? Why experts actually have no idea.
Have you ever wondered why nutrition experts so often change their minds about what constitutes a healthy diet? In the last six months, a variety of experts and nutrition organizations have issued at least as many major dietary guidelines proclaiming the next set of instructions on what to eat to prevent cancer, whether processed foods are really food, whether the type of fat you eat has any effect on developing heart disease, and how to control diabetes with diet. More

Diet vs. exercise: A healthy habit showdown
U.S News & World Report via Yahoo News
Want to lose weight? The advice most often given is to diet and exercise, but it turns out that one aspect is far more important than the other. While both are key to living a long, healthy life, ultimately, nutrition experts say you can't outrun a poor diet. The reality is that the only way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in, which is nearly impossible to do unless you change your eating habits.More

Study: For heart attack survivors, more exercise isn't always better
HealthDay News
Heart attack survivors are encouraged to exercise regularly to improve their cardiac health, but new research suggests there's a point of diminishing returns. "More isn't always better," said study researcher Paul Williams, staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California.More

The 1 part of the body you must work out
Reuters via The Huffington Post
Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core — the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis — which is the seat of stability, strength and power.More

Short bursts of exercise are better than exercising nonstop
You don't need to be working out for longer, but you should probably be working harder — in spurts, at least. More

8 ways to become a better runner
Most of us love to think that simply hitting the pavement or hopping on a trail is the only key factor to getting fit. More

Fitness may help ward off depression in girls
HealthDay News via WebMD
The more fit middle-school girls are, the less likely they may be to develop symptoms of depression, according to a recent study. Although the effect of fitness on depression was small, improvements in fitness may be part of an overall strategy for reducing the risk of depression in middle-schoolers, according to Camilo Ruggero, lead researcher and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas.More

Latest heart health studies look at oils, vitamins, algae, polyphenols
Rising rates of cardiovascular disease was once the heart of the matter when identifying what was going on with Western diets and the risk posed by modern lifestyles. The specter of dying younger than one ought from a heart attack has receded some in recent years, but that doesn’t mean researchers have stopped looking at ways to reduce the risk, especially in the realm of dietary supplement ingredients.More

Health-conscious consumers buying more enzyme supplements
Consumer Affairs
Supplement sales are booming in the U.S. as consumers become more health conscious. Supplements been around since the early 1940s, when drug makers started marketing multivitamin/mineral supplements. Vitamins are still big sellers but consumers now have a wider choice of supplements. According to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. supplement sales totaled $30 billion in 2011.More