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Pearson Launches REVEL to Improve Learner Outcomes in Higher Education


Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014

Pearson today announced the launch of REVEL – an immersive digital learning tool that replaces both the printed textbook and existing online learning tools for General Studies courses. REVEL is designed for the way today’s students learn, think and consume content. It aims to keep students engaged in their study materials and, in turn, get the most out of their courses.

Students attending class unprepared to engage in discussions, think critically and demonstrate a grasp of core concepts is one of the biggest challenges facing educators. These activities help foster what are commonly called 21st Century Skills that have become so vital to subsequent courses and ultimately, employers. This lack of preparation is often due to incomplete reading assignments, lack of effective practice and generally coming to class not fully prepared to do college-level work. For their part, students often say that for many of their courses, and particularly some of their elective courses, the study materials are passive, laborious and not reflective of how they interact with content.

REVEL directly addresses these challenges by interweaving text-based reading material, interactive exercises, infographics, social features and video segments to provide an engaging experience that helps students take an active role in their learning. This design will increasingly draw upon principles of learning design and theory for cognitive load-balancing and retention. With REVEL, educators can track the time students spend on each reading assignment and their performance on assessments, thus providing a comprehensive view of students’ engagement and understanding prior to class. REVEL also provides a fully mobile experience, which enables students to read and interact with course material on their devices at anytime and anywhere.

The creation of REVEL incorporates feedback from more than 23,000 educators and students. Pearson gained this feedback over several years to ensure REVEL accurately reflects their preferences for teaching and learning. By listening and leveraging the best thinking in instructional design, and by applying advanced learning and assessment technologies, all of REVEL’s key aspects — from features and content to performance dashboard reporting — were informed by live interactions with educators and students.

East Carolina University Adjunct Instructor, Department of Sociology, Jennifer O’Neill, said, “I adopted REVEL because digital learning is an innovative way to encourage connection with the course material. It reaches students where they live.”

Coastal Bend College Professor, Political Science & History, Karl Clark, said, “REVEL took my classroom to the students. It enlightened their education through immersion, measured their performance and provided extant outcomes. Their success is literally in their hands.”

The product will be used by 12,000 students at 50 institutions in fall 2014, and the initial courses will include Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, and Public Speaking.

Pearson’s Managing Director, Higher Education, Paul Corey, said, “In many general education courses, we consistently hear faculty lament that students come into class having not read the book or completed the assignment. Reading remains a core and critical foundational skill, and with the ubiquity of information today, it could be argued that “critical reading” is even more important than ever. With all the advances made in technology, pedagogy and learning science, reading can now be augmented with rich media and interactivity to spark engagement, curiosity and the excitement of learning new things in new ways. We created REVEL as a response to what we have heard from scores of faculty and students over the years, and also as part of our public pledge to have all our products and solutions be on a path to demonstrated efficacy. The launch of REVEL, as with all of our “NextGen” technologies, is a first step for which there will be no final one, but rather continuous improvement that will come from customer feedback, advances in technology and in learning science and design.”

Corey also added, “Pearson’s market-leading MyLab and Mastering products, which serve more than 11 million learners each year, will continue to innovate and advance as the best in-class online adaptive tutorial and assessment platform with rich data analytics, mobile features and demonstrated efficacy for students, faculty and institutions across the globe.”

For a live demonstration of REVEL, media representatives can visit Pearson booth #701 at the 2014 EDUCAUSE Conference on Sept. 30 and October 1 in Orlando, or reach out to the media contact listed below. To learn more about REVEL, visit http://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/.

About Pearson

Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.







Dreamfish Labs Launches Roxie Emoji Keyboard, an iOS 8 Keyboard That Suggests Emojis as You Type

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 25, 2014

Dreamfish Labs LLC has announced Roxie Emoji Keyboard, one of the industry’s first iOS 8 predictive emoji keyboards. Roxie Keyboard suggests emojis while typing and helps people express their tone and connect with people in a way that enriches communication and makes people smile.

GET YOUR ROXIE ON!

The happiness factor is what set Roxie on its journey to be one of the first mobile iOS keyboards to make communication more fun.

Communication with family and friends can be enhanced greatly with emojis — yet finding the right one takes searching and too much time for our fast text generation. Roxie learns user favorites and presents emoji options that match their typed words and are prioritized by personal go-to preferences.

The Roxie Keyboard allows everyone’s personality to shine through. Roxie helps people find their true colors by delivering a message that reflects their tone, mood and personal style. Users can even change their Roxie Keyboard color! Keep it real. Have fun. Hey, even make someone’s day.

THE POWER OF EMOJI

In February, Dr. Owen Churches, of the School of Psychology at Flinders University in Australia, conducted a study on emoticons. His research showed that people reacted to emoticons the same way they would react to a real human face.

“Back in the day, we used to use an emoticon mostly when corresponding via email. But now, the nature of communication has changed,” said Sriram Kalyanaraman, a Journalism Professor at the University of Florida who focuses on the psychology of new technology. “As a result, the language of communication has changed and emoticons have entered into the mass culture.”

People who use emoticons, a 2008 study found, experience a “positive effect on enjoyment, personal interaction, perceived information richness and perceived usefulness.” Now that is something to smile about.

“Roxie is all about allowing people to express their personality, creativity and emotion in text. You have a lot to say without a lot of time, and emojis are powerful little things. They bring a real depth and feeling to text-based messages. An emoji can often give you just the right tone. It’s fun, it’s easy and it can brighten someone’s day. Roxie has been built to learn the personality of the user and presents their most used emojis along with other choices. Our roadmap will continue to empower the user to customize their visual expression and persona,” said Paul Petefish, Co-founder and CEO of Dreamfish Labs.

Availability

Roxie Keyboard is a universal Apple iOS 8 keyboard and can be used across all application platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, iMessage, Snapchat and WhatsApp. Roxie Emoji Keyboard is now available for free download on the iTunes App Store.

About Roxie

Let’s face it — communication and engaging with people in the digital world is just different. Roxie enhances texting with predictive emoji. No more searching. As users type, Roxie Emoji Keyboard suggests the most common emoticons associated with their words. Roxie allows people to add color to their communication by presenting emojis based on their go-to personality preferences, creating a fun and easy way to text. Let your Roxie shine! Even change the color of your Roxie Keyboard – its all part of the experience. Stop by roxieon.com, Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

Media Contacts

Paul Petefish, CEO, Dreamfish Labs LLC

312.867.3762

paulpetefish(at)dreamfishlabs(dot)com

Kristina O’Connell, Marketing

978.764.7960

kristinaoconnell(at)dreamfishlabs(dot)com







Tip Sheets by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M): Foremost Anti-Aging Educational Authority Launches New Public Information Campaign


Chicago, IL USA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014

Representing over 26,000 physician, scientist, and health practitioner members from 120 nations, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.

The A4M advances its prevailing commitment to consumer outreach by publishing its series of Anti-Aging Tip Sheets, sharing the best anti-aging tips to help enhance the healthy, vital, fit, productive lifespan.

Anti-Aging Essentials,” the newest in the A4M Tip Sheet series, presents the scientific evidence demonstrating the diverse health-promoting benefits of the tenets of anti-aging medicine. The A4M Lifestyle Pyramid is a pictorial display of how the tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle may translate into wide-ranging health benefits, including:

Reverse heart disease: Northwestern University researchers report that when adults in their 30s and 40s decide to quit unhealthy habits that are harmful to their heart and embrace healthy lifestyle changes, they can control and potentially even reverse the natural progression of coronary artery disease. [Bonnie Spring, Arlen C. Moller, Laura A. Colangelo, Juned Siddique, Megan Roehrig, Martha L. Daviglus, et al. “Healthy Lifestyle Change and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Young Adults: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.” Circulation. 2014;130:10-17.]
Combat cardiovascular and cancer risks: A study by a separate team from Northwestern University found that those who maintained goals for six or seven of the cardiovascular health metrics had a 51% lower risk of incident cancer, as compared with those meeting no goals. [Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, Christina M. Shay, Judith G. Abramson, Christopher A. Friedrich, Jennifer A. Nettleton, Anna E. Prizment, Aaron R. Folsom. “Ideal Cardiovascular Health Is Inversely Associated With Incident Cancer: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.” Circulation. 2013;127:1270-1275, March 18 2013.]
Reduce stroke risk: German Cancer Research Centre scientists submit that about 38% of stroke cases may be preventable through adherence to a healthy lifestyle profile. [Tikk K, Sookthai D, Monni S, Gross ML, Lichy C, Kloss M, Kaaks R. “Primary preventive potential for stroke by avoidance of major lifestyle risk factors: the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition-heidelberg cohort.” Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7):2041-6.]
Slash Alzheimer’s Disease risk: University of California, San Francisco team reports that: “around a third of Alzheimer’s diseases cases worldwide might be attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors. [Sam Norton, Fiona E Matthews , Deborah E Barnes, Kristine Yaffe, Carol Brayne. “Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease: an analysis of population-based data.” The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 8, Pages 788 - 794, August 2014.]

Alleviate Arthritis” explains the latest research, focusing on how to prevent arthritis. Learn natural remedies for arthritis, including foods in an arthritis diet.

Beware the Chair” presents the leading evidence-based health-promoting benefits of physical activity. Defeat at least a dozen diseases with a fitness routine.

Eat to Live” shares study data reaffirming that a healthy diet promotes quality of life, and may extend it too. View the Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods.

Comments Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President: “Since its founding in 1991, the A4M’s scientific educational programs have trained over 100,000 medical professionals, and the organization’s education and advocacy initiatives have expanded the availability of advanced biotechnologies and leading-edge preventive healthcare throughout the world. We are equally dedicated to public information, as anti-aging medicine is a grass-roots movement that is consumer-driven and patient-centric.”

Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. “Healthy aging,” “successful aging,” and similar monikers merely rebrand the original term of “anti-aging medicine,” a clinical field that was established in 1991 by the physicians of the A4M. The goal of anti-aging medicine is not to merely prolong the total years of an individual’s life, but to ensure that those years are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion. The clinical specialty of anti-aging medicine utilizes diagnostic protocols that are supported by scientific evidence to arrive at an objective assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned. Physicians who dispense anti-aging medical care are concerned with the restoration of optimal functioning of the human body’s systems, organs, tissues, and cells.

Researchers from the Imperial College London (United Kingdom) report that potentially 37 million premature deaths over 15 years may be prevented, simply if people modulated six specific modifiable risk factors. Various countries aim to reduce premature mortality from four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs)-namely – cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, and diabetes. These nations have targeted to reduce these disease incidences by 25% from 2010 levels by 2025. Using country-level data on deaths and risk factors and epidemiological models, the researchers estimate the number of deaths that could be prevented between 2010 and 2025 by reducing the burden of each of the six risk factors to globally-agreed target levels — tobacco use (30% reduction and a more ambitious 50% reduction), alcohol use (10% reduction), salt intake (30% reduction), high blood pressure (25% reduction), and halting the rise in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes. Overall, the findings suggest that meeting the targets for all six risk factors would reduce the risk of dying prematurely from the four main NCDs by 22% in men and 19% for women in 2025 compared to what they were in 2010. Worldwide, this improvement is equivalent to delaying or preventing at least 16 million deaths in people aged 30-70 years and 21 million in those aged 70 years or older over 15 years. The authors predict that the largest benefits will come from reducing high blood pressure and tobacco use. They calculate that a more ambitious 50% reduction in prevalence of smoking by 2025, rather than the current target of 30%, would reduce the risk of dying prematurely by more than 24% in men and by 20% in women. The study investigators submit that: “If the agreed risk factor targets are met, premature mortality from the four main NCDs will decrease to levels that are close to the 25×25 target, with most of these benefits seen in low-income and middle-income countries.” [Kontis V, Mathers CD, Rehm J, Stevens GA, Shield KD, Bonita R, Riley LM, Poznyak V, Beaglehole R, Ezzati M. “Contribution of six risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study. Lancet. 2014 May 2. pii: S0140-6736(14)60616-4.]

Indeed, the anti-aging lifestyle can add 25.3 more years of productive lifespan. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that the longest-living Americans are Asian-American women residing in Bergen County, New Jersey USA. They live longer than any other ethnic group in the United States – to an average lifespan of 91.8 years. In contrast, the Harvard team found that the shortest-living Americans are Native American populations in South Dakota, despite receiving free or low-cost government provided medical care – living an average lifespan of 66.5 years. As a group, the Bergen County women have ready access to preventative health services, consume a healthy diet, received higher education, are/were professionally employed, and enjoy a network of family and friends. These are proven life-extending factors that – when combined, exert a synergistic effect on longevity. These factors are also the cornerstones of the anti-aging medical model. [“Bergen County, NJ is long in longevity,” New York Times, September 12, 2006; “Asian women in Bergen have nation’s top life expectancy,” Free Republic, September 12, 2006; “Asian-Americans live well in Garden State,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2010.]

Anti-aging medicine profoundly benefits society-wide health. David Cutler and colleagues, from Harvard University analyzed data collected between 1991 and 2009 from nearly 90,000 individuals who responded to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), allowing researchers to link survey responses to participants’ Medicare records for the rest of their life – effectively enabling a determination as to exactly how far participants were from death when they answered the survey. “With the exception of the year or two just before death, people are healthier than they used to be,” observes the lead investigator, elaborating that: “Effectively, the period of time in which we’re in poor health is being compressed until just before the end of life. So where we used to see people who are very, very sick for the final six or seven years of their life, that’s now far less common. People are living to older ages and we are adding healthy years, not debilitated ones. …People are much better educated about their health now.” [David Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum. "Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity in the Elderly U.S. Population," Discoveries in the Economics of Aging. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., 2013.]

To stay updated on the latest breakthroughs in anti-aging science, visit The World Health Network, the official educational website of the A4M and your one-stop resource for authoritative anti-aging information. Subscribe for FREE to the Worldhealth.net Longevity magazine eJournal®, to be among the first to learn of the latest breaking natural anti-aging information to help you live better, smarter, and longer.







Tip Sheets by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M): Foremost Anti-Aging Educational Authority Launches New Public Information Campaign


Chicago, IL USA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014

Representing over 26,000 physician, scientist, and health practitioner members from 120 nations, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.

The A4M advances its prevailing commitment to consumer outreach by publishing its series of Anti-Aging Tip Sheets, sharing the best anti-aging tips to help enhance the healthy, vital, fit, productive lifespan.

Anti-Aging Essentials,” the newest in the A4M Tip Sheet series, presents the scientific evidence demonstrating the diverse health-promoting benefits of the tenets of anti-aging medicine. The A4M Lifestyle Pyramid is a pictorial display of how the tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle may translate into wide-ranging health benefits, including:

Reverse heart disease: Northwestern University researchers report that when adults in their 30s and 40s decide to quit unhealthy habits that are harmful to their heart and embrace healthy lifestyle changes, they can control and potentially even reverse the natural progression of coronary artery disease. [Bonnie Spring, Arlen C. Moller, Laura A. Colangelo, Juned Siddique, Megan Roehrig, Martha L. Daviglus, et al. “Healthy Lifestyle Change and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Young Adults: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.” Circulation. 2014;130:10-17.]
Combat cardiovascular and cancer risks: A study by a separate team from Northwestern University found that those who maintained goals for six or seven of the cardiovascular health metrics had a 51% lower risk of incident cancer, as compared with those meeting no goals. [Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, Christina M. Shay, Judith G. Abramson, Christopher A. Friedrich, Jennifer A. Nettleton, Anna E. Prizment, Aaron R. Folsom. “Ideal Cardiovascular Health Is Inversely Associated With Incident Cancer: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.” Circulation. 2013;127:1270-1275, March 18 2013.]
Reduce stroke risk: German Cancer Research Centre scientists submit that about 38% of stroke cases may be preventable through adherence to a healthy lifestyle profile. [Tikk K, Sookthai D, Monni S, Gross ML, Lichy C, Kloss M, Kaaks R. “Primary preventive potential for stroke by avoidance of major lifestyle risk factors: the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition-heidelberg cohort.” Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7):2041-6.]
Slash Alzheimer’s Disease risk: University of California, San Francisco team reports that: “around a third of Alzheimer’s diseases cases worldwide might be attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors. [Sam Norton, Fiona E Matthews , Deborah E Barnes, Kristine Yaffe, Carol Brayne. “Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease: an analysis of population-based data.” The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 8, Pages 788 - 794, August 2014.]

Alleviate Arthritis” explains the latest research, focusing on how to prevent arthritis. Learn natural remedies for arthritis, including foods in an arthritis diet.

Beware the Chair” presents the leading evidence-based health-promoting benefits of physical activity. Defeat at least a dozen diseases with a fitness routine.

Eat to Live” shares study data reaffirming that a healthy diet promotes quality of life, and may extend it too. View the Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods.

Comments Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President: “Since its founding in 1991, the A4M’s scientific educational programs have trained over 100,000 medical professionals, and the organization’s education and advocacy initiatives have expanded the availability of advanced biotechnologies and leading-edge preventive healthcare throughout the world. We are equally dedicated to public information, as anti-aging medicine is a grass-roots movement that is consumer-driven and patient-centric.”

Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. “Healthy aging,” “successful aging,” and similar monikers merely rebrand the original term of “anti-aging medicine,” a clinical field that was established in 1991 by the physicians of the A4M. The goal of anti-aging medicine is not to merely prolong the total years of an individual’s life, but to ensure that those years are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion. The clinical specialty of anti-aging medicine utilizes diagnostic protocols that are supported by scientific evidence to arrive at an objective assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned. Physicians who dispense anti-aging medical care are concerned with the restoration of optimal functioning of the human body’s systems, organs, tissues, and cells.

Researchers from the Imperial College London (United Kingdom) report that potentially 37 million premature deaths over 15 years may be prevented, simply if people modulated six specific modifiable risk factors. Various countries aim to reduce premature mortality from four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs)-namely – cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, and diabetes. These nations have targeted to reduce these disease incidences by 25% from 2010 levels by 2025. Using country-level data on deaths and risk factors and epidemiological models, the researchers estimate the number of deaths that could be prevented between 2010 and 2025 by reducing the burden of each of the six risk factors to globally-agreed target levels — tobacco use (30% reduction and a more ambitious 50% reduction), alcohol use (10% reduction), salt intake (30% reduction), high blood pressure (25% reduction), and halting the rise in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes. Overall, the findings suggest that meeting the targets for all six risk factors would reduce the risk of dying prematurely from the four main NCDs by 22% in men and 19% for women in 2025 compared to what they were in 2010. Worldwide, this improvement is equivalent to delaying or preventing at least 16 million deaths in people aged 30-70 years and 21 million in those aged 70 years or older over 15 years. The authors predict that the largest benefits will come from reducing high blood pressure and tobacco use. They calculate that a more ambitious 50% reduction in prevalence of smoking by 2025, rather than the current target of 30%, would reduce the risk of dying prematurely by more than 24% in men and by 20% in women. The study investigators submit that: “If the agreed risk factor targets are met, premature mortality from the four main NCDs will decrease to levels that are close to the 25×25 target, with most of these benefits seen in low-income and middle-income countries.” [Kontis V, Mathers CD, Rehm J, Stevens GA, Shield KD, Bonita R, Riley LM, Poznyak V, Beaglehole R, Ezzati M. “Contribution of six risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study. Lancet. 2014 May 2. pii: S0140-6736(14)60616-4.]

Indeed, the anti-aging lifestyle can add 25.3 more years of productive lifespan. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that the longest-living Americans are Asian-American women residing in Bergen County, New Jersey USA. They live longer than any other ethnic group in the United States – to an average lifespan of 91.8 years. In contrast, the Harvard team found that the shortest-living Americans are Native American populations in South Dakota, despite receiving free or low-cost government provided medical care – living an average lifespan of 66.5 years. As a group, the Bergen County women have ready access to preventative health services, consume a healthy diet, received higher education, are/were professionally employed, and enjoy a network of family and friends. These are proven life-extending factors that – when combined, exert a synergistic effect on longevity. These factors are also the cornerstones of the anti-aging medical model. [“Bergen County, NJ is long in longevity,” New York Times, September 12, 2006; “Asian women in Bergen have nation’s top life expectancy,” Free Republic, September 12, 2006; “Asian-Americans live well in Garden State,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2010.]

Anti-aging medicine profoundly benefits society-wide health. David Cutler and colleagues, from Harvard University analyzed data collected between 1991 and 2009 from nearly 90,000 individuals who responded to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), allowing researchers to link survey responses to participants’ Medicare records for the rest of their life – effectively enabling a determination as to exactly how far participants were from death when they answered the survey. “With the exception of the year or two just before death, people are healthier than they used to be,” observes the lead investigator, elaborating that: “Effectively, the period of time in which we’re in poor health is being compressed until just before the end of life. So where we used to see people who are very, very sick for the final six or seven years of their life, that’s now far less common. People are living to older ages and we are adding healthy years, not debilitated ones. …People are much better educated about their health now.” [David Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum. "Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity in the Elderly U.S. Population," Discoveries in the Economics of Aging. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., 2013.]

To stay updated on the latest breakthroughs in anti-aging science, visit The World Health Network, the official educational website of the A4M and your one-stop resource for authoritative anti-aging information. Subscribe for FREE to the Worldhealth.net Longevity magazine eJournal®, to be among the first to learn of the latest breaking natural anti-aging information to help you live better, smarter, and longer.







Tip Sheets by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M): Foremost Anti-Aging Educational Authority Launches New Public Information Campaign


Chicago, IL USA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014

Representing over 26,000 physician, scientist, and health practitioner members from 120 nations, The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process.

The A4M advances its prevailing commitment to consumer outreach by publishing its series of Anti-Aging Tip Sheets, sharing the best anti-aging tips to help enhance the healthy, vital, fit, productive lifespan.

Anti-Aging Essentials,” the newest in the A4M Tip Sheet series, presents the scientific evidence demonstrating the diverse health-promoting benefits of the tenets of anti-aging medicine. The A4M Lifestyle Pyramid is a pictorial display of how the tenets of the anti-aging lifestyle may translate into wide-ranging health benefits, including:

Reverse heart disease: Northwestern University researchers report that when adults in their 30s and 40s decide to quit unhealthy habits that are harmful to their heart and embrace healthy lifestyle changes, they can control and potentially even reverse the natural progression of coronary artery disease. [Bonnie Spring, Arlen C. Moller, Laura A. Colangelo, Juned Siddique, Megan Roehrig, Martha L. Daviglus, et al. “Healthy Lifestyle Change and Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Young Adults: Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.” Circulation. 2014;130:10-17.]
Combat cardiovascular and cancer risks: A study by a separate team from Northwestern University found that those who maintained goals for six or seven of the cardiovascular health metrics had a 51% lower risk of incident cancer, as compared with those meeting no goals. [Laura J. Rasmussen-Torvik, Christina M. Shay, Judith G. Abramson, Christopher A. Friedrich, Jennifer A. Nettleton, Anna E. Prizment, Aaron R. Folsom. “Ideal Cardiovascular Health Is Inversely Associated With Incident Cancer: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.” Circulation. 2013;127:1270-1275, March 18 2013.]
Reduce stroke risk: German Cancer Research Centre scientists submit that about 38% of stroke cases may be preventable through adherence to a healthy lifestyle profile. [Tikk K, Sookthai D, Monni S, Gross ML, Lichy C, Kloss M, Kaaks R. “Primary preventive potential for stroke by avoidance of major lifestyle risk factors: the European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition-heidelberg cohort.” Stroke. 2014 Jul;45(7):2041-6.]
Slash Alzheimer’s Disease risk: University of California, San Francisco team reports that: “around a third of Alzheimer’s diseases cases worldwide might be attributable to potentially modifiable risk factors. [Sam Norton, Fiona E Matthews , Deborah E Barnes, Kristine Yaffe, Carol Brayne. “Potential for primary prevention of Alzheimer's disease: an analysis of population-based data.” The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 8, Pages 788 - 794, August 2014.]

Alleviate Arthritis” explains the latest research, focusing on how to prevent arthritis. Learn natural remedies for arthritis, including foods in an arthritis diet.

Beware the Chair” presents the leading evidence-based health-promoting benefits of physical activity. Defeat at least a dozen diseases with a fitness routine.

Eat to Live” shares study data reaffirming that a healthy diet promotes quality of life, and may extend it too. View the Top 10 Anti-Aging Foods.

Comments Dr. Ronald Klatz, A4M President: “Since its founding in 1991, the A4M’s scientific educational programs have trained over 100,000 medical professionals, and the organization’s education and advocacy initiatives have expanded the availability of advanced biotechnologies and leading-edge preventive healthcare throughout the world. We are equally dedicated to public information, as anti-aging medicine is a grass-roots movement that is consumer-driven and patient-centric.”

Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans. “Healthy aging,” “successful aging,” and similar monikers merely rebrand the original term of “anti-aging medicine,” a clinical field that was established in 1991 by the physicians of the A4M. The goal of anti-aging medicine is not to merely prolong the total years of an individual’s life, but to ensure that those years are enjoyed in a productive and vital fashion. The clinical specialty of anti-aging medicine utilizes diagnostic protocols that are supported by scientific evidence to arrive at an objective assessment upon which effective treatment is assigned. Physicians who dispense anti-aging medical care are concerned with the restoration of optimal functioning of the human body’s systems, organs, tissues, and cells.

Researchers from the Imperial College London (United Kingdom) report that potentially 37 million premature deaths over 15 years may be prevented, simply if people modulated six specific modifiable risk factors. Various countries aim to reduce premature mortality from four main non-communicable diseases (NCDs)-namely – cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, cancers, and diabetes. These nations have targeted to reduce these disease incidences by 25% from 2010 levels by 2025. Using country-level data on deaths and risk factors and epidemiological models, the researchers estimate the number of deaths that could be prevented between 2010 and 2025 by reducing the burden of each of the six risk factors to globally-agreed target levels — tobacco use (30% reduction and a more ambitious 50% reduction), alcohol use (10% reduction), salt intake (30% reduction), high blood pressure (25% reduction), and halting the rise in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes. Overall, the findings suggest that meeting the targets for all six risk factors would reduce the risk of dying prematurely from the four main NCDs by 22% in men and 19% for women in 2025 compared to what they were in 2010. Worldwide, this improvement is equivalent to delaying or preventing at least 16 million deaths in people aged 30-70 years and 21 million in those aged 70 years or older over 15 years. The authors predict that the largest benefits will come from reducing high blood pressure and tobacco use. They calculate that a more ambitious 50% reduction in prevalence of smoking by 2025, rather than the current target of 30%, would reduce the risk of dying prematurely by more than 24% in men and by 20% in women. The study investigators submit that: “If the agreed risk factor targets are met, premature mortality from the four main NCDs will decrease to levels that are close to the 25×25 target, with most of these benefits seen in low-income and middle-income countries.” [Kontis V, Mathers CD, Rehm J, Stevens GA, Shield KD, Bonita R, Riley LM, Poznyak V, Beaglehole R, Ezzati M. “Contribution of six risk factors to achieving the 25×25 non-communicable disease mortality reduction target: a modelling study. Lancet. 2014 May 2. pii: S0140-6736(14)60616-4.]

Indeed, the anti-aging lifestyle can add 25.3 more years of productive lifespan. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found that the longest-living Americans are Asian-American women residing in Bergen County, New Jersey USA. They live longer than any other ethnic group in the United States – to an average lifespan of 91.8 years. In contrast, the Harvard team found that the shortest-living Americans are Native American populations in South Dakota, despite receiving free or low-cost government provided medical care – living an average lifespan of 66.5 years. As a group, the Bergen County women have ready access to preventative health services, consume a healthy diet, received higher education, are/were professionally employed, and enjoy a network of family and friends. These are proven life-extending factors that – when combined, exert a synergistic effect on longevity. These factors are also the cornerstones of the anti-aging medical model. [“Bergen County, NJ is long in longevity,” New York Times, September 12, 2006; “Asian women in Bergen have nation’s top life expectancy,” Free Republic, September 12, 2006; “Asian-Americans live well in Garden State,” Wall Street Journal, Nov. 15, 2010.]

Anti-aging medicine profoundly benefits society-wide health. David Cutler and colleagues, from Harvard University analyzed data collected between 1991 and 2009 from nearly 90,000 individuals who responded to the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), allowing researchers to link survey responses to participants’ Medicare records for the rest of their life – effectively enabling a determination as to exactly how far participants were from death when they answered the survey. “With the exception of the year or two just before death, people are healthier than they used to be,” observes the lead investigator, elaborating that: “Effectively, the period of time in which we’re in poor health is being compressed until just before the end of life. So where we used to see people who are very, very sick for the final six or seven years of their life, that’s now far less common. People are living to older ages and we are adding healthy years, not debilitated ones. …People are much better educated about their health now.” [David Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum. "Evidence for Significant Compression of Morbidity in the Elderly U.S. Population," Discoveries in the Economics of Aging. National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., 2013.]

To stay updated on the latest breakthroughs in anti-aging science, visit The World Health Network, the official educational website of the A4M and your one-stop resource for authoritative anti-aging information. Subscribe for FREE to the Worldhealth.net Longevity magazine eJournal®, to be among the first to learn of the latest breaking natural anti-aging information to help you live better, smarter, and longer.







Antioch University Launches Online Masters Degree Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Yellow Spings, OH (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Antioch University has introduced an online option of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University New England. The new offering joins a growing list of programs offered through Antioch’s online campus. The program is now enrolling for the spring semester starting January 2015.

“Antioch University New England’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has a strong reputation in the field and a track record of preparing graduates for successful, meaningful careers in mental health counseling,” says Katherine M.Clarke, PhD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University New England. “By bringing this degree online, we’re giving students access to the quality instruction, real-world practice, and social-justice emphasis that make our program unique.”

The program prepares graduates for a variety of settings in mental health counseling, including community agency work, substance abuse and addictions work, in-patient treatment, and college counseling. Students choose from a variety of electives or an optional concentration or focus to customize their degree in a way that mirrors their professional passion:

Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling. Through courses in addictions and psychopharmacology and an internship in an addictions counseling setting, students complete most academic requirements for certification as a drug and alcohol counselor.

Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families. Students train to help service personnel and their families address post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, depression, and family and work problems related to military deployment. Students learn skills to enhance resilience and help service members and their families build on their strengths.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for clinical mental health counselors will grow by 29 percent by 2022. The MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling addresses this demand. The degree will build your competency in eight core areas, as recommended by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

About Antioch University:

Inspired by the pioneering work of 19th-century educator Horace Mann, Antioch University promotes higher education that incorporates the common good, values experiential learning and is inspired by a diverse academic community. Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.

A private, nonprofit institution, Antioch serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states.

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Antioch University Launches Online Masters Degree Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling


Yellow Spings, OH (PRWEB) September 16, 2014

Antioch University has introduced an online option of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University New England. The new offering joins a growing list of programs offered through Antioch’s online campus. The program is now enrolling for the spring semester starting January 2015.

“Antioch University New England’s MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling has a strong reputation in the field and a track record of preparing graduates for successful, meaningful careers in mental health counseling,” says Katherine M.Clarke, PhD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Antioch University New England. “By bringing this degree online, we’re giving students access to the quality instruction, real-world practice, and social-justice emphasis that make our program unique.”

The program prepares graduates for a variety of settings in mental health counseling, including community agency work, substance abuse and addictions work, in-patient treatment, and college counseling. Students choose from a variety of electives or an optional concentration or focus to customize their degree in a way that mirrors their professional passion:

Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling. Through courses in addictions and psychopharmacology and an internship in an addictions counseling setting, students complete most academic requirements for certification as a drug and alcohol counselor.

Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families. Students train to help service personnel and their families address post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, depression, and family and work problems related to military deployment. Students learn skills to enhance resilience and help service members and their families build on their strengths.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for clinical mental health counselors will grow by 29 percent by 2022. The MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling addresses this demand. The degree will build your competency in eight core areas, as recommended by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

About Antioch University:

Inspired by the pioneering work of 19th-century educator Horace Mann, Antioch University promotes higher education that incorporates the common good, values experiential learning and is inspired by a diverse academic community. Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.

A private, nonprofit institution, Antioch serves approximately 5,000 adult students online and at five campuses in four states.

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Joulebody Launches a Besoke 20-Day Healthy Lifestyle Program


(PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Joulebody, the NYC based juice and vegan food company creates a 20 day custom healthy detox and weight-loss program in time for post-summer or early holiday resolutions. Why?

    Because it’s good for celiac, diabetics, and anyone looking to lose weight and clean-out their body.
    Because using an elimination diet helps build better energy.
    Because of the countless testimonials of clients letting go of caffeine, sugar, and excess meat eating – and feeling amazing.

The 20-day Lifestyle Program:

The Aim: may include weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control.

The Claim: Weight-loss, better energy, kick start healthier ways of eating, and avoid a host of chronic ailments like allergies, skin problems, and stomach issues, and disease.

The Theory: eating a plant-based diet free of high in allergen and inflammatory properties can help build health, weight-loss, and energy. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and high in produce, turmeric, and other healthful foods.

How does it work:

    Order on-line at Joulebody.com.
    A personalized weight-management/health program is created by Yvette Rose, certified Wellness Coach for over 10 years.
    Meals come pre-cooked and stored in eco-friendly packaging and mason jar containers.
    Meals are delivered in one box for 5-days of meals – the option to order a-la-carte on the off days is available at a discount rate
Includes:

    Folder with recipes, handouts, guidelines, and a wellness journal
    Six (6) organic, vegan, gluten + nut-free meals – daily for 20 days
    Personal consultation session
    Menu plan for before and after the program

This is a perfect program for those who:

    Looking to lose weight and don’t have the time to prepare their own healthy meals
    Want to feel more energy and feel depleted by fad diets or juice-only cleanses.
    With problems like Celiac disease or Irritable Bowl syndrome
    Are diabetic
    Or just wishing to break bad food habits and feel more healthy

Rationale and Facts

With the weight management trends showing obesity at a crisis levels in the United States. Almost 70% of adults and almost 32% of school-age children and adolescents are either overweight or obese, according to the latest government statistics.

The Joulebody program had to be vegan because as much as there’s a need for healthier ways of eating, there is also a need to be kinder and less indulgent to our environment and that includes the animals. 80% of households now eat meatless meals—defined as no meat, poultry, or seafood protein—for dinner on occasion

    Born between 1981 and 2000, Millennials are ages 14–33 in 2014 and total 85 million; 25% of Millennials are in the workforce (U.S. Census, 2010; BLS, 2012). There are 85 million Millennials and 25% of them are in the workforce. They view their food choices as healthier, more expensive, more natural/organic, less processed, and better-tasting than those of their Baby Boomer parents (Hartman, 2011). Fresh is their most important food criteria (Hartman, 2013c).
    Use of functional foods and beverages is highest among the youngest consumers and decreases with age (Mintel, 2009). Millennials are the most likely to believe that functional foods/beverages can be used in place of some medicines (NMI, 2012).
    A large amount of Vegetarian are Millennials
    Vegetarian practices have increased over 50% in the last two generations

The causes of the increase of being overweight and obese include overeating, lack of exercise, slow metabolism, and genetic makeup.

    The need for fresher ideas on how to eat is needed because people are feeling tiredness/lack of energy, having problems retaining mental sharpness with aging, stress, maintaining the ability to continue with normal activities with aging, and eye health are the top health concerns (HealthFocus, 2012).

    Millennials are the most likely generation to have adopted a special diet; 45% have tried/adopted a special diet vs 24% of Boomers. Almost half (46%) of Millennials use gluten-free for overall health and wellness; 29% have food allergies or sensitivities vs 16% of Boomers (Hartman, 2013c).

There is a consumer need for the weight management market to include foods and beverages, meal replacements and diet aids, and weight management programs.

    The increased interest could be due to the explosion of vegan celebrities in recent years. Studies have recently come out linking veganism to a variety of beneficial health effects: everything from better heart health to improved diabetes to lower rates of obesity. Reducing meat consumption is also beneficial for the environment.

About Joulebody

Years of study, training and research followed and, in 2007, founder Yvette Rose opened Joulebody to help the super busy and over-stressed people of downtown Manhattan live healthier and happier. Yvette is devoted to her clients and the promise of providing the ultimate in fitness training, nutritional guidance and spiritual encouragement.

As a wife, mother of two and business woman, she understands the challenges of taking time out to nurture the body and founded Joulebody to make it easier for people to achieve a greater level of well-being.







Joulebody Launches a Besoke 20-Day Healthy Lifestyle Program


(PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Joulebody, the NYC based juice and vegan food company creates a 20 day custom healthy detox and weight-loss program in time for post-summer or early holiday resolutions. Why?

    Because it’s good for celiac, diabetics, and anyone looking to lose weight and clean-out their body.
    Because using an elimination diet helps build better energy.
    Because of the countless testimonials of clients letting go of caffeine, sugar, and excess meat eating – and feeling amazing.

The 20-day Lifestyle Program:

The Aim: may include weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control.

The Claim: Weight-loss, better energy, kick start healthier ways of eating, and avoid a host of chronic ailments like allergies, skin problems, and stomach issues, and disease.

The Theory: eating a plant-based diet free of high in allergen and inflammatory properties can help build health, weight-loss, and energy. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and high in produce, turmeric, and other healthful foods.

How does it work:

    Order on-line at Joulebody.com.
    A personalized weight-management/health program is created by Yvette Rose, certified Wellness Coach for over 10 years.
    Meals come pre-cooked and stored in eco-friendly packaging and mason jar containers.
    Meals are delivered in one box for 5-days of meals – the option to order a-la-carte on the off days is available at a discount rate
Includes:

    Folder with recipes, handouts, guidelines, and a wellness journal
    Six (6) organic, vegan, gluten + nut-free meals – daily for 20 days
    Personal consultation session
    Menu plan for before and after the program

This is a perfect program for those who:

    Looking to lose weight and don’t have the time to prepare their own healthy meals
    Want to feel more energy and feel depleted by fad diets or juice-only cleanses.
    With problems like Celiac disease or Irritable Bowl syndrome
    Are diabetic
    Or just wishing to break bad food habits and feel more healthy

Rationale and Facts

With the weight management trends showing obesity at a crisis levels in the United States. Almost 70% of adults and almost 32% of school-age children and adolescents are either overweight or obese, according to the latest government statistics.

The Joulebody program had to be vegan because as much as there’s a need for healthier ways of eating, there is also a need to be kinder and less indulgent to our environment and that includes the animals. 80% of households now eat meatless meals—defined as no meat, poultry, or seafood protein—for dinner on occasion

    Born between 1981 and 2000, Millennials are ages 14–33 in 2014 and total 85 million; 25% of Millennials are in the workforce (U.S. Census, 2010; BLS, 2012). There are 85 million Millennials and 25% of them are in the workforce. They view their food choices as healthier, more expensive, more natural/organic, less processed, and better-tasting than those of their Baby Boomer parents (Hartman, 2011). Fresh is their most important food criteria (Hartman, 2013c).
    Use of functional foods and beverages is highest among the youngest consumers and decreases with age (Mintel, 2009). Millennials are the most likely to believe that functional foods/beverages can be used in place of some medicines (NMI, 2012).
    A large amount of Vegetarian are Millennials
    Vegetarian practices have increased over 50% in the last two generations

The causes of the increase of being overweight and obese include overeating, lack of exercise, slow metabolism, and genetic makeup.

    The need for fresher ideas on how to eat is needed because people are feeling tiredness/lack of energy, having problems retaining mental sharpness with aging, stress, maintaining the ability to continue with normal activities with aging, and eye health are the top health concerns (HealthFocus, 2012).

    Millennials are the most likely generation to have adopted a special diet; 45% have tried/adopted a special diet vs 24% of Boomers. Almost half (46%) of Millennials use gluten-free for overall health and wellness; 29% have food allergies or sensitivities vs 16% of Boomers (Hartman, 2013c).

There is a consumer need for the weight management market to include foods and beverages, meal replacements and diet aids, and weight management programs.

    The increased interest could be due to the explosion of vegan celebrities in recent years. Studies have recently come out linking veganism to a variety of beneficial health effects: everything from better heart health to improved diabetes to lower rates of obesity. Reducing meat consumption is also beneficial for the environment.

About Joulebody

Years of study, training and research followed and, in 2007, founder Yvette Rose opened Joulebody to help the super busy and over-stressed people of downtown Manhattan live healthier and happier. Yvette is devoted to her clients and the promise of providing the ultimate in fitness training, nutritional guidance and spiritual encouragement.

As a wife, mother of two and business woman, she understands the challenges of taking time out to nurture the body and founded Joulebody to make it easier for people to achieve a greater level of well-being.







Joulebody Launches a Besoke 20-Day Healthy Lifestyle Program


(PRWEB) September 03, 2014

Joulebody, the NYC based juice and vegan food company creates a 20 day custom healthy detox and weight-loss program in time for post-summer or early holiday resolutions. Why?

    Because it’s good for celiac, diabetics, and anyone looking to lose weight and clean-out their body.
    Because using an elimination diet helps build better energy.
    Because of the countless testimonials of clients letting go of caffeine, sugar, and excess meat eating – and feeling amazing.

The 20-day Lifestyle Program:

The Aim: may include weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control.

The Claim: Weight-loss, better energy, kick start healthier ways of eating, and avoid a host of chronic ailments like allergies, skin problems, and stomach issues, and disease.

The Theory: eating a plant-based diet free of high in allergen and inflammatory properties can help build health, weight-loss, and energy. The not-so-surprising secret is an active lifestyle, weight control, and a diet low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat and high in produce, turmeric, and other healthful foods.

How does it work:

    Order on-line at Joulebody.com.
    A personalized weight-management/health program is created by Yvette Rose, certified Wellness Coach for over 10 years.
    Meals come pre-cooked and stored in eco-friendly packaging and mason jar containers.
    Meals are delivered in one box for 5-days of meals – the option to order a-la-carte on the off days is available at a discount rate
Includes:

    Folder with recipes, handouts, guidelines, and a wellness journal
    Six (6) organic, vegan, gluten + nut-free meals – daily for 20 days
    Personal consultation session
    Menu plan for before and after the program

This is a perfect program for those who:

    Looking to lose weight and don’t have the time to prepare their own healthy meals
    Want to feel more energy and feel depleted by fad diets or juice-only cleanses.
    With problems like Celiac disease or Irritable Bowl syndrome
    Are diabetic
    Or just wishing to break bad food habits and feel more healthy

Rationale and Facts

With the weight management trends showing obesity at a crisis levels in the United States. Almost 70% of adults and almost 32% of school-age children and adolescents are either overweight or obese, according to the latest government statistics.

The Joulebody program had to be vegan because as much as there’s a need for healthier ways of eating, there is also a need to be kinder and less indulgent to our environment and that includes the animals. 80% of households now eat meatless meals—defined as no meat, poultry, or seafood protein—for dinner on occasion

    Born between 1981 and 2000, Millennials are ages 14–33 in 2014 and total 85 million; 25% of Millennials are in the workforce (U.S. Census, 2010; BLS, 2012). There are 85 million Millennials and 25% of them are in the workforce. They view their food choices as healthier, more expensive, more natural/organic, less processed, and better-tasting than those of their Baby Boomer parents (Hartman, 2011). Fresh is their most important food criteria (Hartman, 2013c).
    Use of functional foods and beverages is highest among the youngest consumers and decreases with age (Mintel, 2009). Millennials are the most likely to believe that functional foods/beverages can be used in place of some medicines (NMI, 2012).
    A large amount of Vegetarian are Millennials
    Vegetarian practices have increased over 50% in the last two generations

The causes of the increase of being overweight and obese include overeating, lack of exercise, slow metabolism, and genetic makeup.

    The need for fresher ideas on how to eat is needed because people are feeling tiredness/lack of energy, having problems retaining mental sharpness with aging, stress, maintaining the ability to continue with normal activities with aging, and eye health are the top health concerns (HealthFocus, 2012).

    Millennials are the most likely generation to have adopted a special diet; 45% have tried/adopted a special diet vs 24% of Boomers. Almost half (46%) of Millennials use gluten-free for overall health and wellness; 29% have food allergies or sensitivities vs 16% of Boomers (Hartman, 2013c).

There is a consumer need for the weight management market to include foods and beverages, meal replacements and diet aids, and weight management programs.

    The increased interest could be due to the explosion of vegan celebrities in recent years. Studies have recently come out linking veganism to a variety of beneficial health effects: everything from better heart health to improved diabetes to lower rates of obesity. Reducing meat consumption is also beneficial for the environment.

About Joulebody

Years of study, training and research followed and, in 2007, founder Yvette Rose opened Joulebody to help the super busy and over-stressed people of downtown Manhattan live healthier and happier. Yvette is devoted to her clients and the promise of providing the ultimate in fitness training, nutritional guidance and spiritual encouragement.

As a wife, mother of two and business woman, she understands the challenges of taking time out to nurture the body and founded Joulebody to make it easier for people to achieve a greater level of well-being.