Yoga Day Summit - Free Online Event

The Yoga Day Summit - International Day of Yoga
Free Online Event Presented by The Shift Network

From Ancient Wisdom
to Modern Science
A Journey Through Yoga

Shift Network invites you to join a global community of yogis - sages, scientists, musicians and teachers - to discover yoga practices, guided meditations and healing breathwork for restoring, balancing and invigorating your body, mind and soul.

This free online event begins on the International Day of Yoga, June 21, 2016.

The Yoga Day Summit consists  of 12+ hours of video broadcast with 50+ of the leading luminaries and includes inspirational stories from activist yogis, global yoga events highlights,and the world premiere of the new film The Science Behind Yoga, which highlights the latest medical and scientific research about the healing benefits of yoga.  The free registration also includes several downloadable bonuses.

For more information and to register for free, please visit Yoga Day Summit.
Disclosure:  we are NOT an affiliate nor receive any compensation for posting this link.

The Speakers

H.H. Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji - Website
President & Spiritual Head of the Parmarth Niketan Ashram 
Co-Founder of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance
Topic: Yoga Day Opening

Seane Corn - Website
International Yoga Teacher and Co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World®
Topic: Yoga Today

Mooji - Website
Spiritual Teacher
Topic: Satsang

Shiva Rea - Website
Sacred Activist, Global Adventurer and Leading Innovator in the 
Evolution of Prana Vinyasa Yoga
Topic: Inner Nectar: A Lunar Sadhana for Women's Balance

Deepak Chopra - Website
Founder of The Chopra Foundation, Senior Scientist, The Gallup Organization
Topic: Yoga and Healing

Michael A. Singer - Website
Founder of Temple of the Universe, New York Times Bestselling Author
Topics: Yoga and The Untethered Soul, Karma Yoga: Selfless Service

Janet Stone - Website
Yoga Teacher
Topics: Yoga Today, Yoga Class

Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati - Website
President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, Secretary-General of 
Global Interfaith WASH Alliance 
Topics: The Deeper Essence of Yoga, Karma Yoga: Selfless Service, Y
oga Day Closing: Ganga Aarti from Rishikesh

Anand Mehrotra - Website
Founder of Sattva Yoga, Visionary Master Teacher, 
Community and Thought Leader, and Conscious Entrepreneur
Topic: The Deeper Essence of Yoga

Kia Miller - Website
Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Topic: Yoga Today

H.H. Pujya Radhanath Swamiji - Website
Founder of Radha Gopinath Temple, Spiritual Teacher
Topic: Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion

Sharon Gannon - Website
Founder of Jivamukti Yoga, Author and Musician
Topics: The Science of Yoga, Karma Yoga: Selfless Service

Ana Forrest - Website
Founder of Forrest Yoga, Yoga Teacher
Topic: The Science of Yoga

Brother Govindananda
Meditation Facilitator and Member of Self-Realization Fellowship
Topic: Kriya Yoga: The Science of Self Realization

Tommy Rosen - Website
Founder and Producer of Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction Conferences
Topic: Yoga Today

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. - Website
Biologist, Speaker, Author
Topic: The Science of Yoga

Richard Miller - Website
Clinical Psychologist, President of Integrative Restoration Institute, 
Co-Founder of International Assoc. of Yoga Therapy
Topic: Hatha Yoga & Meditation

Deva Premal & Miten - Website
Spiritual Musicians
Topic: Sacred Sounds of Yoga

Dr. Joseph Michael Levry - Website
Founder of Naam Yoga, Doctor of Philosophy, Composer, Author
Topic: Naam Yoga Super Classes

Larry Payne Ph.D. - Website
Founding President of International Association of Yoga Therapists and Author
Topics: Yoga and Healing, Yoga Class

Ageless Summit - Free Online Event

Ageless Summit - a Free Online Event
From the presenters of the Ageless Summit:

The Ageless Summit is a FREE online event that brings some of the world’s leading health experts straight to you. You will get practical, hard-hitting, innovative advice on how you can improve all areas of your life. The tips and strategies shared by these leaders can be put to use immediately so you can start living your best life ever.
This is the first Summit of its kind to take on Aging from a whole new perspective!
You won’t hear Anti-Aging here…..Anti-Aging implies Aging is a bad thing to be avoided!
Not true at all, we believe Aging is normal, beautiful and full of opportunities.
We have brought together experts from various disciplines as we approaching the concept of aging from a whole new perspective.
Aging is not to be feared or avoided, but appreciated and embraced.
We have speakers who will inspire and educate you and maybe expose some of the Ageist myths you are still holding.
We encourage you to join us for 5 days from June 20-24th as we hear from Olympic medalists to 90 year old world record holders!

To register for the free, online event visit:  Ageless Summit.  Disclosure:  we are NOT an affiliate nor receive any compensation for posting this link.

Summit Hosts

Dr. Dan Ritchie - Website
  • PFP Trainer of the Year 2014
  • Lynn Fellow, Purdue University 2003-2004
  • NSCA Research Grant Recipient, 2005-2006
  • Fall Proof Instructor Certified, from California State, Fullerton, 2006
  • 2005-2007 Student Affairs Committee, ACSM
  • 2005-2007 Board Member Midwest American College of Sports Medicine
  • 2008 Nominated for ACSM Board of Trustees
  • Enhance Fitness Master Trainer for State of Indiana 2007-current
  • Regular Contributor to the CBS Local Morning News 2012
  • Nominated for Small Business Owner of the Year 2012
  • Has presented at Athletic Business, ACSM, NSCA, DCAC, NCOA
Bryan Adair - Website

  • Bryan Adair is a 46 year old “regular guy”. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating high school in 1988. He became obsessed with health and fitness during those early years. His drive to always seek out the truth rather than simply believing what the magazines and celebrities say turned him into the “go-to source” of information for his fellow Marines, family, and friends.
  • In 2011, he opened a gym and started helping others achieve their health and fitness goals rather than just answering their questions. Soon afterward he was asked by a client to work with her elderly mother and father, both in their late 70’s. He discovered a real heartfelt joy in helping that couple improve their standard of living by improving their functional mobility.
  • Seeing firsthand the devastating effects of poor aging he’s become very focused on helping as many men and women as he can age successfully.

Marc Middleton - Website

  • Marc Middleton is founder and CEO of Growing Bolder, one of the leading voices in the active lifestyle movement, and a multiple Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and journalist, documentary filmmaker, magazine publisher, adventurer and world-class Masters athlete. He is the co-host of the Growing Bolder® TV and radio shows, executive producer of Surviving & Thriving TV, editor of Growing Bolder® Magazine, author of Rock Stars of Aging®, and director, videographer and writer of the feature-length documentary film Conquering Kilimanjaro.
  • Marc became one of the media industry’s very first bloggers, filing daily online blogs from the 2000 Sydney Olympics for a network of broadcast affiliates. He was one of the first to recognize the power and influence of the rapidly growing 50 + audience and the coming cultural shift that would change everything we thought about the possibilities of life after 50. Determined to position himself at the intersection of emerging technologies and the impending age wave, Marc walked away from a news anchor job in 2006 to launch the multi-platform Growing Bolder network. Since then, Growing Bolder has built one of the world’s largest libraries of active-lifestyle content, producing shows for all platforms and custom branded networks for the retirement and healthcare industries.
  • Marc is a competitive masters athlete, holding national championships and world records in short- and long-course swimming and a bronze medal from the 2012 USA Masters Track & Field Championships.

Bill Shafer - Website

  • Bill Shafer is Executive Vice President of Growing Bolder.
  • Among many duties, he is cohost of the critically acclaimed Growing Bolder® TV and Radio shows, and associate editor of Growing Bolder® Magazine. He is an Emmy-nominated broadcast veteran of four decades, in which time he has been a TV news anchor, sports director and feature segment host. He is nationally respected for creating powerful stories that aim for the heart. He has the remarkable ability to look into people’s lives and reveal powerful and meaningful lessons of courage, determination and inspiration. Bill is a popular speaker and emcee at numerous charitable events. He also volunteers as a coach and mentor for youth hockey players.

The Ageless Health Experts

Ashton Applewhite - Website

Talk Title: Agelessness? No thanks!
  • What is ageism?
  • How ageism affects self-esteem and sense of self.
  • Where ageism comes from—in ourselves and the world at large.
  • Who benefits from ageism (medical and commercial interests that profit hugely by framing aging as an illness to be cured or problem to be “fixed” or process to be “stopped”).
  • How ageism diminishes our prospects and weakens the social fabric.
  • Why our goal should be health, not youth (aka “agelessness”).
  • Why embracing aging as a natural, inevitable, and powerful process is infinitely preferable to chasing the punitive and unattainable goal of “staying young.”
  • Why we need a movement to make discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind —age pride!

Dr. Carolyn Dean - Website

Talk Title:  It's Malpractice if you Don't Recommend Magnesium!
  • Magnesium is necessary for 700-800 enzyme processes in the body.
  • Magnesium is necessary for making ATP - the energy molecules in the body.
  • It’s not in our food supply in sufficient quantities.
  • Up to 80% of the population is deficient.
  • Magnesium deficiency is responsible for dozens of health conditions that are misdiagnosed because of lack of proper magnesium blood testing and mistreated with drugs - that only make the magnesium deficiency worse.

Evan Brand - Website

Talk Title: it’s not you, it’s your adrenals: how chronic stress affects your brain, mojo and motivation and what you can do about it
  • you’re built for 3 minutes of stress, not 30 year mortgages
  • parasympathetic vs sympathetic nervous system
  • what is adrenal fatigue
  • why is there confusion about adrenal fatigue? what actually happens with the hormone levels?
  • hippocampus gets eaten by cortisol, leads to brain degeneration, memory problems
  • how adaptogenic herbs, meditation and float tanks can heal the stress response

Dr. Lauren Beardsley - Website

Talk Title: Thyroid Health - A Doctor and Patient Perspective
Bullet Points / Questions to discuss:
  • How common is thyroid disease?
  • What are the most common symptoms?
  • Can it be hard to diagnose? How is Hashimoto’s Thyroid Disease diagnosed?
  • Is there more of it now than in the past?
  • What are the main causes of it?
  • Who is most at risk?
  • Why do women get it more than men?
  • How can someone know if they have it?
  • Is iodine good or bad for the thyroid?
  • Are there any foods that can help the thyroid?
  • Can I eat “goitrogenic foods”?
  • Is Gluten my problem?
  • How much recovery is possible?
  • Do natural thyroid medicines work?
  • Do people need treatment for life?

Dr. Daniel Kalish - Website

Talk Title: Maintaining Your Vitality
  • How can you optimize your hormones based on what you eat?
  • How can you optimize your hormones based on your exercise?
  • How can you optimize your hormones based on sleep patterns?
  • How can you optimize your hormones based on meditation?
  • What do you see as the single most important variable in healthy aging, if someone can only do one thing to improve their healthy aging?

Debra Atkinson - Website

Talk Title: Working Out With Your Hormones After 50: The Secret to Flipping 50
What *is* “flipping 50”?

  • What hormones interfere most with getting toned, tight, and burning fat?
  • Why is that menopause threshold such a game-changer for fitness strategy?
  • How do you interpret signs and symptoms of hormone interference to plan your best defense?
  • What’s the best type and timing of exercise for boosting energy and beating Fatigue?
  • What nutrition mistakes sabotage your success when you cross the hormone Threshold?
  • Can you really get toned, tight, and fit after 50 - even if you’ve never been there?
  • Where is the best place to start if you’re a newbie or starting again?

Josh Henkin - Website

Talk Title: Restoring Natural Movement and Balance

  • Josh Henkin is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He has been in the fitness industry for 20 years. In 2005 Josh created his Dynamic Variable Resistance Training (DVRT™) program and Ultimate Sandbag™ as an innovative way to look at functional training. The Ultimate Sandbag was the first specifically designed functional variable resistance trainer of its kind. 

Dr. Steven Park - Website

Talk Title: Sleep & Breathing: The 2 Keys to Optimal Health
  • Why proper sleep quality and quantity is a matter of life and death
  • 5 simple steps to dramatically improve your sleep quality tonight
  • A surprising, but simple answer to cold hands and feet
  • Your best and worst sleep positions
  • How bathroom trips at night are not related to bladder or prostate problems
  • How this one common health problem that raises your risk of dying by cancer by 5X normal is usually ignored by the medical community
  • How you can stop breathing 30 times and hour and not have obstructive sleep apnea
  • Why dermatologist’s advice for women with wrinkles can be deadly
  • How to prevent premature aging, starting inside your mother’s womb
  • Why certain cultures have perfect teeth, no cavities, and are healthy, without fluoride or floss
  • One simple test and treatment that could potentially give you 20 more years of life

Dr. Aubrey de Grey - Website

Talk Title: How Medicine May Eliminate Aging

  • Dr. de Grey is the biomedical gerontologist who researched the idea for and founded SENS Research Foundation where he is the Chief Science Officer and Co-founder. He received his BA in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and 2000, respectively. Dr. de Grey is Editor-in-Chief of Rejuvenation Research, is a Fellow of both the Gerontological Society of America and the American Aging Association, and sits on the editorial and scientific advisory boards of numerous journals and organizations.

Wendy Myers - Website 

Talk Title: How Mineral Defficiencies Are Destroying Your Energy and Weight Loss Efforts

  • Wendy Myers, FDN, CHHC is a functional diagnostic nutritionist and certified holistic health coach in Los Angeles, Ca. She attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has a degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. She is certified in Hair Mineral Analysis for the purpose of designing Mineral Power programs for clients to correct their metabolism and reverse illness with detox and customized targeted nutrient therapy. She is currently seeking her masters in clinical nutrition.  

Shawna Kaminski - Website

Talk Title: How To Lose Weight After 40

  • Shawna Kaminski has been a fitness professional in the industry for over 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Bachelor of Education in addition to a number of fitness certifications including a Master Turbulence Training certification.  She was a schoolteacher for 20 years. Then she decided to pursue her passion in the area of health and fitness exclusively. She’s owned a small group training studio and multiple boot camps. Currently she owns and operates Calgary NW Fit Body Boot camp.

Kay Van Norman - Website

Talk Title: Is Ageism Sabotaging Your Health

  • Kay Van Norman is an internationally known writer, speaker and wellness consultant committed to promoting lifelong vitality and translating the global need for healthy aging into business development opportunities for diverse industries. Founder and President of consulting firm, Brilliant Aging, she directed the Keiser Institute on Aging for 3 years, and currently serves on the International Council on Active Aging and American Senior Fitness Association boards.  

Dr. Jonny Bowden - Website

Talk Title: Why High Cholesterol Isn’t Your Problem. And What Really Is?

  • Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, also known as “The Nutrition Myth Buster” ™ is a nationally known board-certified nutritionist and expert on diet and weight loss. He has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS and has contributed to articles in The New York Times, Forbes, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Vanity Fair Online, Men’s Health, Prevention, and dozens of other print and online publications. 

David Hackett - Website

Talk Title: How to Be You. Designing a Life of Significance.

  • Dave “Hackman” Hackett (born David Jude Hackett on November 12, 2022) from Malibu, California is considered by the specialized media and his peers as one of skateboarding’s true pioneers and legendary riders. He has been featured in just about every single book of Skateboardings’ history and in several major skateboard films, videos and movies including the Multi-award winning documentary “DogTown and Z-Boys”. And “Day at the Pool”.

Rowdy Gaines 

Talk Title: The Increasing Value of Goal Setting, Risk Taking and Failure As We Age

  • Rowdy Gaines is a 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist and considered the international Ambassador for the sport of swimming. Rowdy was recently voted one of the 30 most influential people in the history of swimming and will be broadcasting a record 7th Olympics for NBC in Rio. Now 57, Rowdy still competes in masters competitions and is the fastest-over 50 swimmer who has ever lived.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman - Website

Talk Title: Freaking Out at 50: How my fears turned to fortune

  • Recently named “Best Blogger of 2015” by Huffington Post for her articles focusing on positive aging, Barbara Hannah Grufferman is also an inspirational host for AARP ‘s popular web series: “The Best of Everything.” She is author of “The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More” and a nationally recognized expert on positive and healthy aging. Her next book will be published by National Geographic in 2017. Grufferman writes a highly regarded front-page column for Huffington Post, a weekly column for AARP, is the ‘Positive Living Expert’ for GLOW Health & Wellness Magazine, and is Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, as well as a trustee. Barbara is proud to be the national spokesperson for Red Heart Yarns and Always Discreet. She is a frequent guest on national and local radio and television shows. Her message to audiences is simple: “We can’t control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it.”

Lisa Lynn - Website

Talk Title: A Prescription for Healthy Aging: Manage your Metabolism, Lift Weights, Eat Less and Avoid Injury.
  • For the past three decades, Lisa Lynn has served as not only a fitness and weight loss coach and expert, but also an advisor to celebrities and leaders around the country. She has become a recognized authority on the metabolic issues that affect our bodies, as well as the psychology of the power of our beliefs as it pertains to physical, mental and spiritual health. These forces can transform lives, not just the body.

Denise Medved - Website

Talk Title: “No Kidding! Neuroplasticity Can Be as Simple as Child’s Play!”

  • Denise Medved is the founder and creator of the Ageless Grace program. While she has taught people of all ages, body types and all abilities - from children to athletes, from dancers and non-dancers to golfers - Denise specializes in movement for those who believe their movement is restricted. She is passionate about helping them find that not only can they move again with comfort and ease, but that their bodies can feel better and that they can experience a greater quality of life. She works with those over 55 years old, those with chronic illness and those recovering from physical injury and surgery.

Erin Nielson - Website

Talk Title: 5 Actionable Tips for an Ageless body, Fat Loss, and Boundless Energy after 40.

  • Erin has been a treating Physical Therapist for the last 18 years and is also a Certified Pilates instructor and Primal Blueprint Certified Expert.  Her true passion is to spread the word that we can all optimize our gene expression to not only look younger, but for fat loss, boundless energy and a pain free life. Erin is 42 years old and most people think she is still in her 20’s - she is living proof her program works…

How Gut Bacteria Affects the Brain and Body [Infographic]

How Gut Bacteria Affects the Brain and Body -
Your Mental and Physical Health
Infographic from The Huffington Post
Microbes Outnumber Human Cells 

You've probably heard that microbe populations living in and on our bodies outnumber our human cells 10:1.  While this ratio is in dispute (some researchers suggest that its more like 1.3:1, the fact remains that the average human hosts about 100 trillion microbes and, even with the more conservative estimate, outnumber human cells.

The Human Microbiome

The human microbiome are the bacteria, viruses and fungi that live everywhere in the body, including on the skin, and inside the mouth and nose.

The Gut Microbiome

The microbes living in the intestines (i.e., the gut) and their role in human health, illness and chronic disease have been the subject of many recent and ongoing scientific research.


Based on the findings, it is now widely thought and accepted by leading experts in the health professions that an imbalance in the gut microbiome can lead or contribute to many different health conditions, illnesses and diseases (as illustrated in this Infographic) including anxiety, autism, depression, Crohn's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcertative colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), obesity, diabetes and certain cancers.

An "imbalance" that is linked to adverse health consequences usually means an overgrowth of "bad" bacteria like H Pylori, or yeast, like Candida Albicans.

This infographic illustrates just a few of the "good" and "bad" bacteria that are known to live in the human intestine.

Infographic Source

For a larger version of this infographic, to read the article for more information on the connection of the microbiome and physical and mental health, please visit What The Bacteria In Your Gut Have To Do With Your Physical and Mental Health - The Huffington Post.

  1. FAQ:  The Human Microbiome
  2. Probiotics and Good Gut Health
  3. Inflammation and Gut Health - Why It Matters

FAQ - The Human Microbiome [Infographic]

The Human Microbiome - FAQ - Infographic Based on Report
of the American Academy of Microbiology

The Human Microbiome

The human microbiome, its relevance in health, and its role in chronic disease is the subject of many recent and ongoing scientific research, articles and books.

So, what, exactly is the human microbiome and why has it taken center stage in the health and medical landscape?


This infographic from the American Academy of Microbiology is based on its report, answers important basic questions about microbes, where they are found, what their function is, and how we get them.


For more detailed information, including a link to the full report, please visit FAQ:  Human Microbiome - ASM Academy.


How Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain and the Body

Probiotics and Good Gut Health

Inflammation and Gut Health - Why It Matters

Inflammation and Gut Health - Why It Matters [Infographic]

Inflammation, IBS, IBD, SIBO, Stress, Leaky Gut, Leaky Brain, Chronic
Disease - Infographic from Cultivated Wellbeing

If you are following health news, you know there is lots of talk about the human microbiome and gut health.  Recent and ongoing scientific studies are finding all kinds of connections between gut heath, chronic inflammation and a variety of chronic diseases.

Some leading physicians and researchers have suggested that gut health is, in fact, the key to nearly all other body systems.  (Reminds us of the ancient teachings of Ayurveda).

This infographic from Cultivated Wellbeing illustrates connections between inflammation, leaky gut, gut dysbiosis (IBS/IBD), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), stress, leaky brain, autoimmune disease, chronic immune response, allergies, insomnia, metabolic syndrome, anxiety and depression.

The key takeaway is that gut health appears to play a critical role in health as it is thought that a chronically inflamed gut can lead or contribute to the diseases mentioned in the infographic as well as a whole host of other health-related issues, including chronic fatigue, joint pain, weight gain, and obesity,

Infographic Source

To view a larger version of this infographic and for more information on gut health, how to heal the gut, and the relationship between gut health and weight, please visit Why Gut Health Matters - Cultivated Wellbeing.


FAQ:  The Human Microbiome
Probiotics and Good Gut Health
How Inflammation Affects the Body
How Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain and the Body

Sitting Disease by the Numbers [Infographic]

Sitting Disease by the Numbers - Study Finds How Sitting Too
Much Can Kill You
Infographic from Zero Gravity Tables
Sitting Can Kill You

Several studies on the effects of prolonged sitting and inactivity support a link between time spent sitting and a higher risk for several chronic diseases and medical conditions - including obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, degenerative disc disease, neck, back and hip pain and some cancers.

Women at Higher Risk

Studies reveal that women seem to be significantly more negatively affected by sitting and being sedentary than men.

Not only are sedentary women at a higher risk for chronic disease and illness - shockingly, they are also at a higher mortality risk.  That is, sedentary women are more likely to die than sedentary men.

Large Scale Study by The American Cancer Society

The 2010 American Cancer Society Study (published in the American Journal of Epidemiology) followed a total of 123,216 individuals - 69,776 women and 53,440 men - over a period of 14 years, from 1993 to 2006.  According to the Study, at the end of the 14 year time period, and adjustments for smoking, body mass index and other factors:

Relative risk for sitting (6 or more hours/day vs. 3 or less hours/day) was:

1.34 for women
1.17 for men

Relative risk for sitting (6 or more hours/day) and physical activity (24.5 metabolic equivalent (MET) hours/week) combined (compared with individuals with least sitting time and most activity) were:

1.94 for women
1.48 for men

Exercise to Reduce Effects of Sitting

If you sit for several hours at a stretch, can exercise compensate for and negate the adverse effects of sitting?

The findings of several studies indicate that the negative effects of sitting are independent of physical activity levels.  In other words, exercise does not reduce the adverse effects of sitting.  In fact, according to the #1 New York Times bestselling book,  The End of Illness, authored by David B. Agus, MD, researchers at the International Diabetes Institute* in Melbourne 
" ... concluded that even two hours of exercise a day would not compensate for 'spending 22 hours sitting on your rear end'."
*Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute


The effects of prolonged sitting on the effects of health continue to be studied.  However, researchers and healthcare professionals recommend that people simply start sitting less and moving more, and pay particular close attention to how long they sit at a time.  It is suggested that standing up at least every half hour and walking/moving around for a few minutes can have benefits.  For some ideas on how to sit less and move more:  16 Ways to Avoid Sitting So Much During the Day (MindBodyGreen)

Infographic Source

Zero Gravity Tables

On Being Vegan ... Health Benefits of Veganism [Infographic]

On Being Vegan ... Health Benefits of Veganism
Why a Vegan Diet?

Surveys show that people go vegan for primarily one or more of three reasons:  health (including weight loss), environment and animal rights.

What is a Vegan Diet?

A vegan diet is a diet that is entirely plant-based.  It does not include any foods made from or by animals including meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy.  Many vegans also choose not to eat honey.

Health Benefits of Veganism

Vegan diets have been used by prominent physicians to prevent, treat and even reverse certain chronic diseases including obesity, diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Mounting research suggests that individuals who eat a whole food, plant-based diet have a lower risk for many chronic diseases, including cancer.

Veganism and Weight Loss

Generally, vegans eating a whole food diet tend to be lean, strong and energetic.  Many world-class bodybuilders, physique models and endurance athletes are vegans.

Beauty Benefits of Veganism

Many vegans report no or reduced body odor and bad breath, stronger nails, and naturally healthier skin and nails.

This translates into not having to use toxic self-care and cosmetic products like deodorants, antiperspirant and mouthwash.


This infographic entitled "Health Benefits of Veganism" illustrates some of the key ways that a vegan diet is thought to benefit health.


Some people go vegan without first doing their research.  Being a successful and healthy vegan means having a basic understanding of nutrition.  There are abundant free resources online providing education on plant-based eating, nutrition, recipes, etc.

That said,a vegan diet may not be for everyone.  The same, however, is also true for other diets in which one or more food groups is restricted or eliminated.

Before adopting any diet, it is important to do some research and. if indicated, consult with a qualified healthcare provider.


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Weight Loss Success Tips and Strategies [Infographic]

Weight Loss Success - Common Mistakes,
Things to Avoid, Tips and Strategies
Infographic from Fitness Republic

Not Getting The Weight Loss Results You Want?

If you are dieting and exercising to lose weight and still not getting the results you want, it could be that you are making some simple mistakes.

Although counting calories and regular workouts go a long way toward achieving weight loss goals, there are other components that go into successful and long lasting weight loss.

Why You Are Not Losing Weight

Every body is different and weight loss can be affected by many variables, including heredity, age, sex, hormone balance, stress levels, sleep, adequate micronutrient intake, as well as health and medical conditions.

In addition to these factors, there are some common mistakes that dieters often make which include:

eating back all of the expended (burned) calories
not being sufficiently hydrated
not getting enough sleep
not eating enough dietary fiber
underestimating portion size
doing only cardio


This infographic entitled "Weight Loss Success" from Fitness Republic examines the many reasons why we don't lose weight, including common mistakes, and things we do that should be avoided.

The infographic also includes the most important lifestyle changes, tips and strategies for successfully losing weight and keeping it off.  These include:

 Using a combination of proper diet and exercise
✔ Types and duration of exercise
✔ Adequate sleep and recovery
✔ Eating whole foods, avoiding process and junk foods
✔ Portion control or calorie counting
✔ Cutting back on added sugar and artificial sweeteners
✔ Drinking enough water
✔ Eating the right post-workout snacks
✔ Snacking smartly
✔ Walking
✔ Planning and goal setting

Infographic source, to view a large version of this infographic and for lots more good information on healthy and sustainable weight loss, please visit:  The Weight Loss Success - Fitness Republic.


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