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North Carolina is ranked among the highest in the nation regarding obesity, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In general, states in the West and New England rank lowest in the fattest states rankings, while states in the South and the Rust Belt tend to rank highest. 57% of North Carolina adults are overweight or obese.

Some factors causing weight gain and obesity are

  • Lack of energy balance
  • Pregnancy
  • Emotional
  • Inactive Lifestyle
  • Environment
  • Health conditions
  • Family genes
  • Medicines
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Lack of Sleep to name a few

Could we, as North Carolinians change those statistics?

Let’s Fight the Fat Stat and Learn to Live Lean and Mean with our local resources (and they are not difficult to find)

Angela Howard-Health Coach with Take Shape for Life addresses  issues on an individual basis. Her motto, “There is no 1 solution to weight loss, it is a combination.” Angela has personally lost 212 pounds and works with clients who desire loosing 2-5 pounds per week, taking the healthy route.

Below is a picture of Angela and her husband, both at least 200 pounds over-weight. An unfortunate reality was the diagnosis of early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease, motivating her decision to change her life.

Angela provides workshops regarding health and wellness

What foods to select, how to prepare, are supplements needed, exercise implementation or other activities to improve quality of life are all examined. It is a known fact, people trying to lose weight with the help of a coach or another trained health professional, do so faster and also keep the weight off. They act as your support system while you walk the journey to a healthier lifestyle. Angela can be reached for questions at, 336.301.9321. Fight the Fat!

If you have been declined for health insurance, or feel you may not be accepted, there are other alternatives, call Melody Anderson of Chadwick Insurance Group, LLC for assistance. There is no charge for consultations.

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The April issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing has reported on a Swedish study where a 25 minute massage was offered for eight weeks to relatives who had lost a loved one to cancer. Participants ranged from 34 to 78 years of age and included widows, widowers, daughters and sisters. They were offered a choice of foot or hand massage and divided fairly evenly over what they chose. Only three of the participants had previous experience of soft tissue massage.

They reported that having a soothing massage helped provide much-needed consolation during an intense, stressful period of grieving. “Soft tissue massage is gentle, but firm” explains Dr Cronfalk, who carried out the research with colleagues from the Karolinska Institutet. “This activates touch receptors which then release oxytocin, a hormone known for its positive effects on well-being and relaxation. In this study the hand or foot massage was done with slow strokes, light pressure and circling movements using oil lightly scented with citrus or hawthorn.

The use of hawthorn and lemon as the oils is interesting as they would not naturally spring to mind first. Lemon oil is probably best known for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties but it reputedly increases concentration and awareness and helps to eliminate emotional confusion, which would fit with the grieving process.

Positive Touch Triad had their ribbon cut by Angela Howard, health coach of the Piedmont Triad. Angela has lost over 210 pounds with Take Shape for Life! Her motto, “There is no 1 solution to weight loss.”

It was chilly but over 40 supporters attended.

Snacks and B-Skinney Coffee were offered for those at the ceremony.

Doctor Akihito Gido practices Chiropractic and Acupuncture Services right next door to Positive Touch Triad.

Just a Cloud Away, Inc™Journal highly recommends the products and services provided at Positive Touch Triad and wishes the best of luck in the new year. Take care of yourself first, especially those going through life transitions.

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The Senior Health Fair at the Roy B Culler Senior Center in High Point last week, provided many local resources offering products and services to the elderly population.

In-home non medical care companies are in great demand because of the baby boomer population. Options for Senior America  was one company who stood out from the rest by providing live in care, if desired of the client. Peace of mind, reliability and flexibility are very important to the community relations director, Evelyn Yalung. Options for Senior America has assisted Angela Howard in caring for her husband with Alzheimer’s.

Angela’s company Take Shape for Life was also in attendance because of the increased number of individuals with obesity, leading to several preventable medical conditions. Angela herself has lost 210 pounds on the program and is offering to cook a free meal in your home for the month of November. Contact Angela today at [thefatfighter@gmail.com].

Melody Anderson of Chadwick Insurance Group was providing seniors with answers to their Medicare Reform Questions. If you have questions, please contact Melody at melodyanderson62@gmail.com.

Unique products like the automatic pill dispenser with lock and auditory direction forseniors, notifying them it is time to take their pills.

This product and many more were offered by Independence Option.

Several Senior Living Facilities were also present with impressive facilities, some even allow pets.

Brookdale Senoir Living, MORNINGVIEW of GREENSBORO, Loyalton of Greensboro and Holiday Retirement  including Creekside Terrace and The Stratford.

Hospice of the Piedmont offered many services.

Not everything offered was healthy, but sure was delicious.

Just a Cloud Away Inc. Journal was also present passing out the latest issue, regarding Alzheimer’s Disease.

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