Focus On Health & Well-Being Drives The Whole Grain And High Fiber Foods Market

newsGIA initiates research coverage on the global “Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods” market, as part of its ongoing multiple research projects on diverse industries and markets. The soon to be released report identifies strong consumer emphasis on health and well-being, increasing awareness over the benefits of fiber rich diet, and high prevalence of obesity and diabetes, as primary growth drivers in the market.

GIA is pleased to announce the launch of a major research program analysing the trends impacting the market for “Whole Grain and High Fiber Foods”. Invited to participate in this comprehensive grassroots level global research initiative are senior industry executives, domain experts, technologists and market strategists. The new report to be issued shortly will offer accurate assessment of global market developments including major technologies, trends and challenges, together with descriptive, exploratory, and quantitative analysis of major product and geographic market segments. For details about how you can participate in this primary research program to include your inputs prior to the publication, please click here.

Rising health concerns pertaining to conditions such as diabetes and obesity have increased the importance of well-balanced, healthy diets. Obesity especially has emerged as a major challenge confronting the global healthcare sector. With research highlighting the beneficial role played by fiber in maintaining optimum body weight, and reducing the risk of obesity, fiber consumption is increasingly being promoted as a dietary measure against obesity. Aging population and the ensuing focus on geriatric nutrition is also benefiting consumption of complex carbohydrates, such as fibers vital for optimal health and metabolism. Fiber foods are also effective in maintaining blood sugar levels and are therefore witnessing increased consumption among diabetics seeking to manage energy levels. A robustly growing diabetic population base is therefore expected to augur well for the whole grain and high fiber foods market. Product innovation continues to rank high in the market as manufacturers struggle to keep up with ever-changing consumer taste and flavor preferences. Developing countries in Asia-Pacific are forecast to fuel future growth in the market supported by expanding population, economic prosperity, rising standards of living, high disposable incomes, increased per capita spending on food products, and shifting preferences for food with functional health benefits.

The upcoming report will offer coverage on major companies including Cargill Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc., General Mills Inc., Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods Inc., Nestlé SA, and Quaker Oats Company, among others.

In addition, the study will also provide:

* Valuable market based intelligence on new emerging trends, growth drivers, issues and challenges.

* Current coverage on company information and latest news and events including strategic corporate developments, and product innovations

* Fresh research perspectives, statistical findings, analyst analysis, and commentaries

* Accurate market estimates, projections, and forecasts across product segments (Cereals, Baked Food, Snacks, and Others) and major geographic markets (the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World).

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world’s largest and reputed market research firms.

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Fit Body Boot Camp Founder Shares One Of His Favorite Boot Camp Marketing Strategies

exercisepartnersBedros Keuilian’s Fit Body Boot Camp franchise now has several hundred locations around the globe and Keuilian is known throughout the fitness community as a boot camp marketing expert. In a recent video, he shared one of his favorite marketing strategies – creating a community-wide event to benefit local non-profits.

“One of the most successful marketing strategies we’ve ever used at Fit Body Boot Camps is our 1000-Pound Meltdown,” says Keuilian. “The great thing about it is that it accomplishes four really valuable things at once; it brings in a ton of new clients, builds respect and rapport with the community, helps people in the community lose weight and also results in a really nice donation for a local charity.”

The way this boot camp marketing strategy works is really quite simple, even though it seems like a large project.

“What we do is announce that the particular boot camp is committing to helping people in the community lose 1,000 pounds in thirty days,” says Keuilian. “We send press releases to the local paper and also notify the charity we plan to work with. That usually generates plenty of buzz in local papers and on local radio.”

What the boot camp explains to the media is that each participant who would like to lose weight and join the challenge may donate $20 for an entire month of training, nutritional counseling and fitness and weight loss materials. That $20 is then donated, in its entirety, to the non-profit that the boot camp has selected.

“What this does in terms of getting new clients is that it brings in a ton of people who will be working out every day or several days a week for thirty days,” explains Keuilian. “That gives the boot camp a whole month of constant contact to knock their socks off, really help them get results and sign them on as long-term clients.”

Keuilian explains that one of the most popular low-barrier promotions only includes a free or cheap week or two of training, which is more limiting when it comes to building a relationship with participants and turning them into new clients.

“What’s even better about using this strategy for boot camp marketing is that it’s not just one-sided. It doesn’t just benefit the boot camp,” Keuilian adds. “This is something that gets people in the community excited and engaged and motivated to get healthy. At the same time, it provides funds for some really great local organizations like women’s shelters, Boys & Girls Clubs, soup kitchens and other really important groups. It’s a win-win for the boot camp and the community.”

About Keuilian Inc.

Keuilian Inc. (est. 2007) was founded by fitness marketing and business consultant Bedros Keuilian, who has been named the “hidden genius” behind several of the biggest names in the fitness industry. In addition, he is also the founder of the popular fitness marketing blog, PTPower.com, and founder and CEO of the indoor fitness boot camp franchise, Fit Body Boot Camp.

To find out more about Bedros Keuilian and his fitness boot camp franchise, please visit http://www.ptpower.com/ and http://www.myfitbodybootcamp.com/.

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Outdoor Games For The Entire Family Have Been Released On Kids Activities Blog

twokidsunOutdoor games and cute foam cup crafts have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for a fun summer for the entire family.

Outdoor games are a perfect way to enjoy the summer time. Fun outdoor games and cute foam cup crafts have been released on Kids Activities Blog. The outdoor games are fun for a group of kids or even adults.

The games include a handmade giant Jenga game and a flash light tag game. Other ideas include making a set of lawn memory cards to play a backyard memory game.

Use sidewalk chalk to make a giant checker board in the drive way. A simple frisbee tic tac toe is perfect for a quick game idea.

A giant pick up sticks game, an oversized dominos game, and a fun game of horseshoe will keep young and old entertained for hours.

Farm animals are cute. Materials needed to make cute styrofoam farm animals are foam cups, some paint, and pipe cleaners. Place the cup upside down on a piece of newspaper. Let the kids start by painting the cup the base color of the animal.

Once the paint is dry let the kids have fun drawing the animal face. Use the template provided on Kids Activities Blog. Finish up with pipe cleaner ears and ready is the cute farm animal.

Continue the fun by using the farm animals as a learning tool to teach the kids about farm live. The possibilities are endless.

For detailed instructions and to get additional fun ideas, check out Kids Activities Blog this week. Come get inspired to have a blast together with the kids this summer.

About Kids Activities Blog

Kids Activities Blog is a website created by two moms (who collectively have 9 children), Holly Homer and Rachel Miller. Their new book was published this spring by Page Street, 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! Kids Activities Blog is an interactive website that publishes fun things to do with kids twice a day. It is an amazing resource for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and teachers to find kid-friendly activities that create memories and sneak learning into the fun.

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ESHA Research Announces Strategic Partnership With USDA’s MyPlate

MyPlateESHA Research, the leading supplier of nutritional software and databases, has been approved as a National Strategic Partner for the USDA MyPlate communications effort.

MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. The MyPlate food guidance system divides foods into five groups (fruit, vegetable, protein, grain, and dairy) according to nutrient content, and offers meal plans that show how much food from each group to eat for optimal health. There are many resources available on the choosemyplate.gov website to help individuals meet nutrient and caloric needs and make positive eating choices.

ESHA software products incorporate the MyPlate dietary recommendations, allowing users to evaluate dietary intakes and recipes. Dietary intakes recorded in Food Processor report the number of servings eaten from each food group, and compare that to the number of servings recommended. A colorful summary report is available to help teach clients these basic principles of good nutrition. Food manufactures find the MyPlate food groups useful in Genesis R&D for reporting food group assignments in recipe formulations. These can be reported on product packaging to show how the product fits into the food group system.

“Over 45,000 foods in the ESHA database have been assigned MyPlate food group values,” stated Craig Bennett, CEO at ESHA Research. “This information helps users quickly analyze their dietary intake and compare it to the MyPlate recommendations.”

For more information about how ESHA uses the MyPlate dietary recommendations, please visit http://www.esha.com/myplate.

About ESHA Research

Since 1981, ESHA Research has been a leader in the food and nutrition analysis industry with our licensable databases and internationally respected software programs – The Food Processor® Nutrition and Fitness software and Genesis® R&D Product Development and Labeling software.

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60 Second Panic Solution

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reviewnotepad60 Second Panic Solution promises to help cure panic attacks by addressing the underlying problem. The crux of the program is getting people to a stage where a one minute trick is all they need to stave off any oncoming panic attack. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review.

“Our 60 Second Panic Solution review shows that unlike many different medications that are used to help calm the symptoms of panic attacks, this program helps you get to grips with what is actually causing them in the first place, instead of merely masking the problem,” reports Stevenson. “Not only can you give it to people, so that they can work through the program, but you yourself can read through it, giving you a far better understanding of their problem.”

Provided in a 145-page e-Book format, the program is broken down into 3 highly detailed steps that are provided in different ways, and include finding the triggers, understanding the signs, further understanding why the brain goes into panic overdrive and gaining back control of one’s life. There are simple to follow exercises and methods that literally enable people to switch off the panic switches in their brain using perfectly natural and safe methods.

“The program uses all natural, completely safe solutions to cure your panic issues, which makes it suitable for absolutely anyone, whatever their physical state of health. It can safely by used at any age,” says Stevenson. “The program is proven to have worked on all different kinds of people all around the world. Even so-called hopeless cases who really were on the verge of, or suffering from a mental breakdown all due to panic attacks.”

“If you suffer from panic attacks that are beginning to affect the way you lead your life, then the 60 Second Panic Solution could be just what you need, especially if your doctor has prescribed you with various medications to treat them. It’s also a great product if you’re the father, mother, husband, wife, partner or relative of anyone close to you who suffers from panic attacks. It really does do exactly what it promises in the title, a genuine cure for panic attacks with neither drugs nor medication involved.”

….The Your Health Journal web site is for advice and information purposes only. It is meant to be an educational site. Opinions expressed by other individuals on this web site through guest posts or comments does not mean the creators of this website support their opinions or products.

4 Ways To Help Your Child Become A ‘Social Butterfly’

kidsarmsupSome children struggle with shyness and social anxiety. Your friends at The Little Gym share 4 ways to help them break out of their cocoons to become social butterflies.

The fact of the matter is that not all children are social butterflies. Some children have anxiety about interacting with other kids, especially in a new and unfamiliar setting. As parents and caregivers, we need to set our children up for social success. The best way to do this is to encourage and teach children to interact with their peers. Whether at your local The Little Gym, at school, or on the playground, it is important for children to have social interaction with kids their own age. Here are 4 ways you can help your child become a ‘Social Butterfly’:

1. Be Kind: Teach your kids the importance of kindness. Kindness is a key factor in socialization. A great way to implement kindness is to role play; ask your child how certain situations would make them feel. Through roll play, your child will more easily understand how important it is to be kind to others.

2. Take Turns: It is important for children to take turns when playing with others because it gives everyone a chance to have fun. Encouraging your child to take turns teaches them how to interact positively with his or her peers.

3. Listen: Children need to learn the importance of listening to what their peers have to say. By taking turns speaking with and listening to their friends, children will be able to have fun and engage in conversations.

4. Smile: A warm smile goes a long way. Smiles are usually the seeds to blossoming friendships.

Every child is different. Some children are naturally out-going while others enjoy observing before taking the plunge. Whether your child is outgoing or shy, there are many simple tools to teach your child how to effectively communicate with others, allowing them to be comfortable with making new friends.

About The Little Gym

The Little Gym is an internationally recognized program that helps children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each stage of childhood. The very first location was established in 1976 by Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children. The Little Gym International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., was formed in 1992 to franchise The Little Gym concept. Today, The Little Gym International has more than 300 locations in 29 countries. For more information, visit The Little Gym at http://www.TheLittleGym.com.

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5 Solutions For Overcoming The Picky Eater Blues

groupkidswbgAre your kids picky eaters? The Little Gym shares 5 solutions for overcoming those picky eater blues.

As parents, we all want our children to have healthy meals and snacks throughout the day. However, as many can relate, what we want and what we settle for are often two very different things. According to a study from Contemporary Pediatrics, nearly two thirds of parents described at least one problem with their child’s eating habits.

Could there be a solution to picky-eater blues? With these 5 simple solutions, your picky eater will be interested in her food in no time.

1. Make food fun. Get creative and make a design or animal out of your child’s meal. Try using cookie cutters to make fun shapes out of fruit or sandwiches. Come up with fun names for food, like calling broccoli trees. Another idea is to arrange your child’s food to create a design on her plate.

2. Create child friendly kabobs. This is a fun way to incorporate different kinds of foods on a stick and it is appealing to the eye and the tummy. Try using different kinds of fruit, vegetables, cheese, or meat to create a rainbow of items your child can eat.

3. Get your child involved in the creation or cooking of her meals. If your child is creating her own food, it may help her to become more prone to eat her creation. The proud moment is when her masterpiece is done; just make sure it is edible. Parents, you should try their creation, too.

4. Talk to your child about the importance of a healthy diet. Feed her food she enjoys and create a balance between the things she should be eating and those that she should be eating in moderation, such as sweets.

5. Most importantly, be creative. Try hiding pureed veggies in soups, sauces, pastas, and smoothies. This is a great way for your children to get a serving of vegetables without even knowing it. Allow your child to be “produce pickers” at the grocery store by having your child be part of the picking and buying process of their OWN veggies and fruits. There are a number of ways that can help your picky eater become better about her eating habits. Keep trying.

It is important not to be negative about your picky eater’s habits, but instead give praise when they finish their meals or try something new. Make sure your children understand the importance of healthy eating and that sweets should be eaten in moderation, or as reward for finishing their meals. This encouragement and praise will help your child understand why healthy eating is important for their everyday growth. Remember that your child’s tastes are constantly changing and developing, so don’t stop trying to get your picky eater to try new things, they may surprise you.

About The Little Gym

The Little Gym is an internationally recognized program that helps children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each stage of childhood. The very first location was established in 1976 by Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children. The Little Gym International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., was formed in 1992 to franchise The Little Gym concept. Today, The Little Gym International has more than 300 locations in 29 countries. For more information, visit The Little Gym at http://www.TheLittleGym.com.

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Thousands Of Athletes Abandon Old Stretching Techniques For New Stretching Method

stretchNew Kinesiological Stretching Techniques take over the athletic world with special flexibility exercises found at the newly launched site:

http://www.EasyFlexibility.com

As a result, slow working, yoga-like relaxed stretches and dynamic stretches have finally met their match.

Elasticsteel announces the launch of a new stretching method for athletes of all sports at EasyFlexibility.com. Now, using new techniques, any athlete can become more flexible and drastically improve their skills.

Hosted by ElasticSteel, parent company of EasyFlexibility.com, the site features over 100 stretching and flexibility programs. These programs are designed for athletes or sport enthusiast who want to develop fast and pain-free range of motion and flexibility. ElasticSteel is a leader in sports conditioning and flexibility training in sport and fitness industry.

EasyFlexibility.com programs feature a revolutionary new approach to flexibility training, called Kinesiological Stretching Techniques. These techniques work faster than previously available stretching exercises. Examples of previously used stretching include the relaxed stretches of yoga, the dynamic stretches of Track and Field, and Dance, and PNF (proprioceptiveneuromuscularfacilitation) often used in rehab and athletic settings.

Kinesiological Stretching Techniques completely avoid the pain of stretch reflex. Stretch reflex is what stops people from stretching the muscles due to pain and discomfort. These completely unique stretching exercises lengthen the muscles according to natural muscle patterns. These patterns are based on the science called kinesiology, hence the program’s name.

About ElasticSteel:

ElasticSteel, Inc was found by Paul Zaichik in 2005 to help athletes, coaches, teachers and trainers develop optimum strength, conditioning and flexibility programs. ElasticSteel offers a variety of books, DVDs, seminars and other services on the topics of optimum athletic performance. In 2014 thousands of professionals worldwide engaged in ElasticSteel techniques.

About Kinesiological Stretching Techniques and EasyFlexibility.com:

Kinesiological Stretching Techniques were designed by ElasticSteel to enable users to become flexible and pain-free in a short amount of time. There are DVDs and seminars available on proper use and applications of kinesiological stretching techniques at http://www.EasyFlexibility.com.

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Picking The Perfect Personal Trainer

exercisepartnersHiring a personal trainer is one of the biggest decisions you can make to improve your health and fitness. Find out five of the most important but often overlooked factors to consider when deciding on a trainer.

It’s often said that picking a personal trainer is like trying to find your soulmate on eHarmony or Match.com. You want to find somebody who will motivate, inspire and push you to be the best version of yourself, and like dating, it usually takes at least several tries before you find your perfect match. Here are some often overlooked factors to help you choose your fitness soulmate:

1. Location, location, location

How many relationships have ended because one person didn’t want to schlep from Manhattan to Brooklyn or from the West Village to the Upper East Side? Trainers are no different – getting fit requires a commitment. Find someone who is convenient to your home or work so you have one less excuse to blow them off.

2. Set the mood

As with going on a date, ambience is important and everybody has different tastes. If you like the energy of being surrounded by a lot of people, you’ll probably want to train at a health club. If you prefer avoiding a scene and want to work out someplace more private, try a studio or boutique. If you’re the type who can’t be bothered to put on a nice outfit when going on a first date, let alone go somewhere more than 2 blocks from your apartment, then have a trainer come train you in your home or building gym!

3. Personality

A picture is worth a thousand words and a bio is even more helpful. Use both to get a sense of whether you would enjoy spending time together on a consistent basis. Do you have similar backgrounds, experiences or interests to help you relate to one another? Or does it seem like your personalities and styles will complement each other? Finding someone you click with is probably the single most important factor when picking and committing to a personal trainer.

4. Specialties and Training Style

Most people want a personal trainer to help them lose weight or get stronger, but there are many ways to accomplish these goals. The two most popular are weight training and functional training, but there are many other more specialized options as well, including CrossFit, Kickboxing, Kettlebells, TRX and rowing. And while your trainer is certain to make you stronger, do you want him to focus on bulking you up, getting your muscles cut and defined, or both?

5. Price and availability

Relationships often end because you can’t make time for each other or because you and your significant other have very different financial means and budgets. Picking a trainer is no different. Make sure your trainer has availability that works for your schedule and make sure the cost of your trainer fits within your budget. These are deal breakers – without them your relationship and fitness goals are likely doomed to fail.

About Find Your Trainer

Based in New York City, Find Your Trainer is an online marketplace that helps consumers achieve their fitness goals faster by connecting them with experienced personal trainers at leading health club and studios. Users are able to research, book and pay for personal training sessions anytime for their phones, tablets or computers. Because of Find Your Trainer’s unique partnerships, users are able to train at the largest selection of gyms in New York without a gym membership, buying a package or paying a guest fee. To learn more, visit findyourtrainer.com.

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New DisasterTalk App Connects In Times Of Crisis

informationredDisasterTalk is a new mobile app launched today. This app would allow texting between members of a search party, or could help hikers stay in touch with their group in times of trouble. The service requires no phone line or Wi-fi service, and is not limited by areas without cell tower coverage.

DisasterTalk uses Multipeer Connectivity Frame Work platform to keep people in touch, even in the most extreme weather situations. Using BlueTooth connectivity, it offers a lifeline in many circumstances where typical phone service would not be available.

“A service like DisasterTalk keeps people in touch when they’d otherwise have no way of communicating,” said Ms Myo Sandar Nwe of Ace Medical Group. “The situations where this could come in handy are virtually endless.” Ms. Nwe is the technology expert behind the development of this app.

DisasterTalk’s technology was developed to offer fast, instant phone to phone communication where it would otherwise be unavailable. Though designed primarily for social contact, its emergency and potential lifesaving features soon became apparent to developers. The app can be downloaded for free. Ms Nwe added, “This app is for a social cause and it would not be fair to commercialize such application. Therefore we have decided to offer the app at no cost. Even if it saves one life, it would be worth the effort.”

Users can simultaneously scan 100 feet area around them to locate others while broadcasting their own profile for others to discover. Users can then connect to each other.

The technology is scalable, able to extend from a 100-ft. radius up to several hundred feet depending upon how many users are using it in the area.. Whether climbing cliffs or exploring cave systems, a service like DisasterTalk can be a preemptive measure, keeping friends in contact and avoiding trouble altogether, according to the app’s developer.

Often in emergency situations, individuals become cut off from the services they need, be it fire, police or medic. Whether trapped by collapsed debris or cut off by rising waters, DisasterTalk brings connectivity when it is needed the most. It would be prudent to have this must have app already downloaded so one is ready when the disaster strikes.

DisasterTalk is available for free at iTunes for iPhone and iPad in the Appstore or iTunes.

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