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Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:54am
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(NewsUSA) - Is the holistic approach the way to go when it comes to your own and your children's health?

That's certainly the advice of a variety of experts who say that a more big-picture view of "fit living" -- meaning, beyond the usual warnings to, say, exercise more -- can actually help improve your overall quality of life.

Among the latest to weigh in: WebMD and Sanford Health, which recently unveiled their "Raising Fit Kids" informational guide that's replete with ideas on how "families can work together" to make positive behavioral changes in all aspects of their lives. "Being fit is about being healthy," says Dr. Chris Tiongson, a pediatrician with Sanford Health whose focus is childhood obesity. "It's a balance between mind, body and spirit, and having everything be in sync."

That same "balance," in fact, has long been advocated by doctors of chiropractic -- the nation's third largest primary health care profession -- who, along with providing non-invasive relief from things like back and neck pain, are trained in a wide range of conservative treatment and preventive services centered around lifestyle and nutrition.

"A holistic approach to fit living presents a great opportunity to improve overall health and well-being for a lifetime," says Gerard Clum, DC, of the not-for-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.

High on every chiropractor's tip list:

* Take steps to manage stress.

* Make time for daily physical activity.

* Emphasize whole grains, fruits and vegetables in your diet.

* Maintain a healthy weight.

Need more convincing? Adopting a holistic strategy that includes chiropractic care, says Dr. Clum, "can help to successfully address consequential conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, which are commonly associated with obesity and poor health."

To locate a doctor of chiropractic, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.

India's spacecraft reaches Mars

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:48am
Just days after NASA's Mars orbiter reached the Red Planet, India's first mission could follow suit and make history Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Obama's coffee cup salute draws criticism

CNN - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:45am
With a coffee cup in hand, President Barack Obama offered a less-than-formal salute Tuesday to a Marine standing guard as he exited the presidential helicopter, Marine One.
Categories: National News

The life of a Ryder Cup wife

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:19am
A spot of shopping, the odd spa day and some serious flag waving.
Categories: International News

Obama to U.N.: 'Reject the cancer of violent extremism'

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:15am
President Barack Obama took his call for world cooperation against terror, climate change, Ebola and a host of other issues to the United Nations Wednesday, saying the world stands at a crossroads "between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope."
Categories: International News

Guilty of Ebola until proven otherwise

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:06am
About 10 days ago, Lusa Khanneh took ill, but not with Ebola.
Categories: International News

Ebola's $1B bill

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:49am
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- the three countries facing the biggest health crisis -- are also facing huge bills to try and contain the virus.
Categories: International News

Maroon Madness Set For Oct. 10 In Downtown Starkville

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:47am
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Maroon Madness is returning to the streets of Downtown Starkville.

Man jumps in tiger enclosure and ...

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:46am
A day out turned to tragedy Tuesday when a white tiger in a New Delhi zoo mauled a visitor to death, an official said.
Categories: International News

Jordan court clears radical preacher of bomb plot charges

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:37am
A court in Jordan acquitted radical preacher Abu Qatada of charges of plotting to bomb millennium celebrations in Jordan in 2000, semi-state owned newspaper Addustour reported Wednesday.
Categories: International News

London overtakes Hong Kong as city with highest rents

Business News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:06am
Read full story for latest details.

Senator: 'I'm gay. Get over it.'

CNN - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:38am
It was one of those oh-by-the-way moments -- an afterthought really. It wasn't supposed to be a coming out party.
Categories: National News

What do women want in a husband? A job!

Business News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:36am
What do women want more than anything in a lifelong mate? For him to have a steady job.

Passed up nip-tuck and lost 150 lbs.

CNN - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:27am
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been.
Categories: National News

Pimco under investigation by SEC

Business News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:20am
Things aren't looking up for bond behemoth Pimco.

Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork

Lifestyles - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:13am
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(NewsUSA) - A growing list of leading wineries, including St. Francis, Bogle and Fetzer, are speaking up about the benefits of using natural cork. They recognize that not only does natural cork allow wines to age perfectly, but using natural cork also provides a potential competitive advantage when it comes to marketing their wine brands.

According to Wines & Spirits "25th Annual Survey of Top 50 Restaurant Wine Brands," wines finished primarily with cork accounted for 90 percent of the brands selected in these top restaurants. This represents a 21 percent increase from a decade ago, compared to a 39 percent decline in wines with screw caps and a 70 percent drop for those with synthetic closures.

"These survey figures are consistent with the Aug. 16, 2014, Nielsen scan of the Top 100 Premium Brands, which showed that since the start of 2010, there has been a steady increase in cork's market share -- with a 30 percent positive slope for cork-finished wines compared to a 9 percent slope for wines with alternative closures," commented Peter Weber, Executive Director of the Cork Quality Council (CQC).

Christopher Silva, President and CEO of St. Francis, said, "We believe that natural cork is an integral part of the romance of the wine experience. There is nothing that can duplicate the iconic 'pop' when a cork is pulled from the bottle."

Silva said that his winery discontinued using cork two decades ago, due to inconsistent cork quality. But he and his team kept testing corks on a few cases of wine each year in the hope of returning to cork. They saw a steady improvement, and by 2012 they were convinced it was time to return to cork.

He added that using natural cork is consistent with St. Francis' commitment to sustainability. "We are a certified sustainable Sonoma County business that is powered by solar energy, uses eco-friendly packaging, and is active in water conservation and recycling."

Weber continued, "In addition to cork's robust sustainability credentials, wineries are also benefitting from the hundreds of million dollars that Portuguese cork manufacturers have invested in new technologies and improved quality-control measures."

In 2013, the CQC members conducted over 30,000 analyses. Their combined screening records show a steady reduction in measurable 2,4,6-Trichloroanisle (TCA) levels that are now 95 percent lower than the results seen when records were first tabulated in 2001.

"Using natural cork is an integral part of our message, heritage and culture," Silva added.

Gwen Stefani, Pharrell debut on 'The Voice'

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:13am
Welcome to "The Voice's" swiveling chairs, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams.
Categories: Entertainment News

China's torture tool trade flourishes

CNN World - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:12am
Electric shock guns, spiked metal batons and leg and neck shackles.
Categories: International News

'Big Bang': What we've heard about season 8

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:10am
"The Big Bang Theory" is back in action with its season 8 premiere on CBS Monday.
Categories: Entertainment News

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