Steps To Six Pack Abs

Bringing your body-fat level down by:

1.) Following a precise nutrition plan that has the right amount of protein combined together with the right amount and the right type of carbohydrates spaced strategically through-out the day, and around weight training and cardio sessions.

2.) An intelligent cardiovascular program

3.) An optimistic athletic mid-set

4.) Building up the muscles of the mid-section, and building up all other muscle groups In this article let’s focus on #4.

The secret weapon for developing the musculature of the abdominal wall is a little known exercise called the ab vacuum. It targets you inner most abdominal muscle, the transverse abdominis (TVA for short). Most people don’t even know they have one let alone how to activate it. The TVA is like a corset, it is your own internal weight belt, holding your internal organs in place. It is the foundation for the rest of the abdominal muscles, the internal and external obliques, and the rectus abdominis. If you have done crunches and leg-lifts until you are blue in the face and are still unhappy with your mid-section, this information could take your quest for that fit chiseled mid-section to the next level.

There are other benefits to strengthening your TVA.

* It is the only exercise that has the ability to actually make your waist-line smaller.

* By working and strengthening the TVA you are actually giving your spine more support, so the risk of a vertebrae or a disc slipping out of place is less. Did you notice that the old leather weight belts are not used anymore? That’s because we learned to tighten up our own internal weight belt on exercises verses using an external weight belt that shut off the need to activate the TVA which lead to injuries.

* Better sex. When you strengthen your TVA with the ab vacuum exercise you will be using your diaphragm and you will also strengthen your lower pelvic floor muscles (ala a kegel squeeze). To perform a kegel exercise, squeeze your pelvic floor muscles, as if you’re trying to stop the flow of urine mid-stream. Stronger pelvic floor muscles help women achieve orgasms and help men achieve and maintain erections. It also makes the orgasms more pleasurable. As soon as I tell my clients this, you can always be assured of overtraining of the TVA.

* You can work the other abdominal muscles more effectively. You can’t shoot a cannon out of a canoe. You can’t have strong walls on your building if your foundation is weak. When you strengthen up the foundation of your mid-section you will be able to perform your other abdominal exercises with more focused intensity. You will be able to feel the difference in weeks.

* Athleticism- The TVA is the deepest abdominal muscle group there is. It is truly the core the core. An athlete can have excellent cardiovascular condition and have strong leg and back muscles, but if his core muscles aren’t in optimal condition, this ...Read More


The Ranch Treatment Center Introduces Equine-Enriched Programming for Men with Co-Occurring Disorders

Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

In January, The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee launched equine-enriched therapy as part of its comprehensive treatment program for men struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental and emotional disorders. The program is housed in a newly renovated eight-bed residence on the beautiful Piney River, called River House.

The program features two equine-assisted therapy groups each week co-facilitated by a primary therapist and equine therapist, an additional equine group every other weekend, as well as opportunities for therapeutic and recreational riding. Therapists who work in the fascinating world of equine-assisted therapy have found that interacting with and caring for horses can provide valuable lessons in accountability, responsibility, communication and relationship-building — things that are often missing in the lives of people who have been derailed by drugs, alcohol, depression, loss and trauma.

“Every day I see clients who have a hard time relating to other people, but who are able connect with a horse and learn new ways of communicating and opening up,” reports Ben Cook, MA, a primary therapist at The Ranch. When clients arrive at The Ranch, they are assigned a horse to care for and to feed twice a day. Caring for and interacting with horses, Cook says, can offer unique lessons and insights about recovery.

The program was developed collaboratively with the clinical team, which includes the program’s equine therapist, Dede Beasley. Beasley is a master’s level clinician with more than three decades of experience in the field of equine-assisted therapy.

“Working with the horses helps our clients learn what it feels like to engage in selfless acts of service without an expectation of anything in return,” says Beasley. The process of working with horses can stir deeply buried emotions and reveal patterns in relationships and in communication.

“The horses can provide lessons in being direct and assertive and asking for what we want or need,” Beasley says.

In addition to equine-assisted therapy, the men’s program offers:


Two-hour group therapy sessions, four times a week
Weekly one-hour sessions with a primary therapy
Weekly one-hour sessions with a trauma therapist
Daily educational groups focused on trauma recovery, addiction recovery and spiritual development
Mindfulness/meditation groups several times each week
Multiple offsite meetings

Additional programming includes information and skills-building in nutrition, body image, fitness, wellness and 12-step principles, depending on the client’s needs.

River House is located on the site of the former Pinewood Plantation Mansion, and is adjacent to the barn that houses the horses used in therapy. The home features a new kitchen, new bathrooms and upgrades throughout. The treatment team at River House offers primary and extended care services for men suffering from emotional and mental health problems, including addiction, mood disorders and anxiety disorders.

About The Ranch Treatment Center

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HCBR Group Offers Master Healthcare Plan through Humana

CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

Human Capital Business Resource (HCBR) Group Inc. announced today that it’s offering a new master health insurance plan through Humana. HCBR’s Master Plan with Humana provides its clients with a group platform removing potential cost implications of community rating for small businesses. The Humana Master Health Plan has been in effect since January 1st, 2015 and has been actively providing current HCBR clients with much need medical cost savings.

The new plan gives HCBR clients competitive and cost-effective benefits that protect small business owners in an effort to let them focus on growing their business. With the Humana plan, HCBR can provide great enhancements to its HR and PEO solutions for entrepreneurs and small business owners. In addition, the Humana Master plan offers access to their industry leading vision insurance option.

Groups that are currently enrolled have experienced significant cost savings, and anticipate long-term cost stabilization.

About HCBR Group

HCBR Group Inc. helps clients grow and succeed by serving as an expert resource for specialized human capital business services. With operations in Chicago, Atlanta, The Caribbean, South America and the Middle East, HCBR Group acts as an extension of its clients’ HR department, provides relief from the day-to-day burdens of employee management, payroll, state, local and international tax and regulatory issues, and more. HCBR Group is an active member of NAPEO and SHRM, and it enhances its own talent through training, technology and career development. HCBR Group offers a single-source solution for employee benefits administration. A Benefits Specialist will work with your business to simplify employee benefits management services to fit your organization’s needs, regardless of size. For additional information, visit http://www.HCBRGroup.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

Contact:

HCBR Group

Rick Hammell, Vice President

1-(844)-301-HCBR (4227)

inquiries(at)HCBRGroup(dot)com







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Leading Sleep Expert Offers Five Modern Day Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

While many people find it easy to be mindful of and work toward being healthier by changing their nutrition, exercise and other lifestyle habits, perhaps the most crucial element to a healthy body is often overlooked: Sleep. We spend up to a third of our lives doing it and we will literally die without it. Yet, the sleep aid sections of local pharmacies continue to expand, as an estimated 60 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders and over $ 56 billion and 25,000 lives are lost each year in the US because of sleep-related accidents.

In conjunction with national Sleep Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2015 (http://sleepfoundation.org/events-activities/sleep-awareness-week), sleep expert Karen Schwarzbach has compiled a list of five lesser-known facts and tips for a healthier sleep that everyone can consider and integrate into their lifestyles. Schwarzbach, a respected sleep consultant for more than twelve years who has helped literally thousands of sleep-deprived individuals finally achieve healthy and peaceful sleep patterns, outlines what she considers some of the more unknown sleep problems – and their solutions – that she encounters in our increasingly technology-dependent and high-pressure performance culture. With the recent nationwide integration the Affordable Health Care Act, Schwarzbach’s work has been increasingly in demand as focus on corporate wellness programs now being required by the act (for corporations of a certain size) continue to proliferate.

Schwarzbach, who routinely advocates sleep as one of the “Three Pillars of Health” (along with exercise and nutrition), has outlined the following top five oft-times surprising factors that contribute to modern Western cultural sleep maladies and her corresponding secrets for a better night’s sleep:


Avoid Wine Before Bedtime. It’s a nightly ritual for many Americans – drinking a couple of glasses of alcohol directly before falling asleep. In fact, many people consider alcohol a sleep aid due to its relaxing qualities. But, what many don’t realize is it is also common for pre-bedtime drinks to contribute to one being wide awake several hours after conking out. Schwarzbach explains that while drinking before bed can induce sleep, it actually disrupts sleep and diminishes the quality and depth of sleep, leading to restlessness and frequent wakings leaving one feeling fatigued the next morning. Also, alcohol is a diuretic, which can be dehydrating as well as increase one’s need to go the bathroom, causing one to awaken from slumber. She recommends that if wine or alcohol are a part of your evening routine, try to stop drinking at least one hour prior to sleep to preserve the most deep and crucial stages of sleep.

Avoid Electronics Before Bedtime. Many people routinely attempt to fall asleep immediately after watching television, using their laptops or checking e-mail or using apps on their smart phones. Many people are unaware that these devices all emit low blue light, which is absorbed and processed by the brain and can disrupt or slow down the body’s ...Read More


Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp Celebrates Grand Opening with Charity Fundraiser

Aurora, Ont. (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp will be holding a Grand Opening celebration and charity drive to observe the opening of the indoor fitness boot camp and raise funds for the local charity organization Ashleigh’s Hope. The event will be held on March 21 from 8am to 1pm at 255 Industrial Pkwy S #7, Aurora, ON. The opening will feature free boot camp demonstrations, local small business vendors, and a DJ.

Fit Body Boot Camp is the world’s most popular and fastest growing indoor fitness boot camp brand with hundreds of locations around the world and new locations opening each week.

Aaron Burchart, owner of the new Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp, is hosting the Grand Opening celebration. Burcahrt has been working as a fitness professional in the Aurora area since 2011 and opened Aurora’s BootCamp in 2014. In January of 2015 he decided to transition into a Fit Body Boot Camp franchise and hopes to see even more success for his business as a result.

“When I decided to make the switch,” said Burchart, “I told my current clientele that moving to the Fit Body Boot Camp model was the right decision for them as well as I. With all of the franchise’s done-for-you and turnkey systems, I can stay focused on my clients’ results instead of worrying about marketing and business development.”

Any money raised at the Grand Opening will be donated to Ashleigh’s Hope, a charity organization that funds the treatment of a young women’s rare and debilitating disease. The mother of Ashleigh is a client at Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp and Burchart’s connection with the family encouraged him to support the fundraising for Ashleigh’s treatment.

“Ashleigh’s mother is one of the original Aurora Boot Camp members,” said Burcahrt. “She’s a great part of the community we have built here. It would mean a lot to me if, in some way, I could help take the stress of her daughter’s disease off her shoulders.” A raffle, with prizes such as iPad Minis and other electronics, will raise money to support Ashleigh’s Hope.

The Grand Opening will also include an awards ceremony with Burchart distributing accolades for clients who have achieved the best results during his most recent Transformation Challenge. He regularly hosts challenges such as these, where clients work in cohorts to achieve transformative results. Event attendees will have an opportunity to meet the most successful Transformation Challenge participants, including individuals who have lost over 100 pounds with Burchart’s training programs.

With local vendors selling discounted wares and services, a DJ playing music throughout the event, and giveaways including six months of free boot camp, Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp plans to treat its community to a fun and exciting celebration.

About Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp:

Aurora Fit Body Boot Camp is a part of the Fit Body Boot Camp family of indoor fitness boot camps, whose global goal is to engage 20% of the world’s population in a ...Read More


Lynn Vanderburg Opens Local Caring Transitions Business

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Moving can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, especially when it involves seniors transitioning to a smaller home or residential facility. Regardless of if it is planned, or unexpected due to the loss of a loved one or because of illness, relocating or downsizing can be challenging.

In an effort to ease the burden placed on seniors and their families in making tough decisions concerning relocation choices, de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales or online auctions, Granbury entrepreneur Lynn Vanderburg has launched Caring Transitions of Granbury, a business designed to help Tarrant, Hood, Parker, Johnson and Somervell counties as well as surrounding area families through the senior relocation process.

The Canadian Native is one of the newest of 150 Caring Transitions franchise owners located around the United States. After dealing with the transition of her own mother last year, Vanderburg saw the need for a business focused on respect and sensitivity of the psychological impact downsizing and relocation can have on you or your loved one.

“What do you do when you have Mom or Dad that live in a different city, state or country from you and they have reached that time in their life where they need some help? They know it’s time to move but they don’t know where they can move to, what to take, who can move them, who can pack them, what do they do with all the ‘stuff’ that isn’t coming with them, the house is in need of repairs before they can get it on the market, what realtor do they use, how much paperwork will they need to look at and how do they know all the different companies they are using are reputable? It just goes on and on,” Vanderburg said.

“It can be so overwhelming and frustrating both for the person moving and for the loved one who doesn’t know where to start and can’t afford the extensive time required to accomplish the endless tasks. Caring Transitions of Granbury will exercise full transparency to the involved parties so they can feel safe in knowing that they or their loved one is getting the best care,” she added.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy, it is obvious that Lynn enjoys working with people.

“I have worked in the Hospitals for years, both at the bedside and as an educator. My last eight years have been spent as a Clinical Educator, which meant constant travel around the Nation providing educational lectures for Healthcare clinicians. I wanted to come home and focus more on the community around me,” Vanderburg said.

Vanderburg was a weekender in Granbury for many years before becoming a permanent resident in 2012. She said she wanted to take in that small town feel.

“Sunday would come and I wouldn’t want to leave. Now I don’t have to,” said Vanderburg.

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Forbes Living Segment on Planning an Eco-Vacation in the Works

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

The Forbes Living producers are working on a segment which covers some great ideas when planning an Eco-vacation. It will review the basics of travel planning but with an environmentally friendly approach. The segment will explore the greenest ground transportation options, explain how to determine a hotel or resort’s sustainability policy, request Earth-friendly choices along the way, and much more. The show will also remind viewers about how to save electricity while away. More people are searching for Eco-friendly vacations and the popular program offers great options. It will air this year on most popular cable television networks throughout the country.

About Forbes Riley

Forbes Riley, recently named America’s Most Loved Health & Fitness Innovator, is known for bringing affordable, high-quality fitness, health, and household products to consumers worldwide. Recognized for her marketing prowess, Ms. Riley is famous for launching products that solve tough challenges and make everyday life easier. This includes some of the most successful product promotions of all time, including the Jack LaLanne Juicer. As the co-creator, co-executive producer, and host of Forbes Living, Ms. Riley motivates others by informing, educating, branding, and creating consumer awareness on a variety of products. Ms. Riley boasts a huge following on her website and on social media. She also has a regular presence on networks including ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, and Home Shopping Network.

About Forbes Living

The Forbes Living talk show combines the most highly recognized product spokeswoman with new and innovative products designed to engage viewers in a fun, informative, and entertaining fashion. Watch out for upcoming broadcasts on WE tv™, Lifetime Real Women™, the Esquire Network™, FOX™, ABC™, and ION™, as well as Regional News Networks. Join the interactive fun with Forbes Living TV on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. The show’s website provides a contact form that business owners can fill out to receive more information. Forbes Living is an FR Media, Inc. production.

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FR Media brings a superior track record of award-winning video and film background services including video and film, direct response television, commercial advertising and media planning and buying. Staffed with Emmy, Telly and Moxie award-winning staff members from the disciplines of television, DRTV, film, print, advertising and online media, FR Media studios are located in St. Petersburg, Florida. If you have a product you would like considered for the show, go to http://www.forbeslivingtv.com and fill out our Product Inquiry form.






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Lynn Vanderburg Opens Local Caring Transitions Business

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

Moving can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, especially when it involves seniors transitioning to a smaller home or residential facility. Regardless of if it is planned, or unexpected due to the loss of a loved one or because of illness, relocating or downsizing can be challenging.

In an effort to ease the burden placed on seniors and their families in making tough decisions concerning relocation choices, de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales or online auctions, Granbury entrepreneur Lynn Vanderburg has launched Caring Transitions of Granbury, a business designed to help Tarrant, Hood, Parker, Johnson and Somervell counties as well as surrounding area families through the senior relocation process.

The Canadian Native is one of the newest of 150 Caring Transitions franchise owners located around the United States. After dealing with the transition of her own mother last year, Vanderburg saw the need for a business focused on respect and sensitivity of the psychological impact downsizing and relocation can have on you or your loved one.

“What do you do when you have Mom or Dad that live in a different city, state or country from you and they have reached that time in their life where they need some help? They know it’s time to move but they don’t know where they can move to, what to take, who can move them, who can pack them, what do they do with all the ‘stuff’ that isn’t coming with them, the house is in need of repairs before they can get it on the market, what realtor do they use, how much paperwork will they need to look at and how do they know all the different companies they are using are reputable? It just goes on and on,” Vanderburg said.

“It can be so overwhelming and frustrating both for the person moving and for the loved one who doesn’t know where to start and can’t afford the extensive time required to accomplish the endless tasks. Caring Transitions of Granbury will exercise full transparency to the involved parties so they can feel safe in knowing that they or their loved one is getting the best care,” she added.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy, it is obvious that Lynn enjoys working with people.

“I have worked in the Hospitals for years, both at the bedside and as an educator. My last eight years have been spent as a Clinical Educator, which meant constant travel around the Nation providing educational lectures for Healthcare clinicians. I wanted to come home and focus more on the community around me,” Vanderburg said.

Vanderburg was a weekender in Granbury for many years before becoming a permanent resident in 2012. She said she wanted to take in that small town feel.

“Sunday would come and I wouldn’t want to leave. Now I don’t have to,” said Vanderburg.

As a certified ...Read More


Forbes Living Segment on Planning an Eco-Vacation in the Works

St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

The Forbes Living producers are working on a segment which covers some great ideas when planning an Eco-vacation. It will review the basics of travel planning but with an environmentally friendly approach. The segment will explore the greenest ground transportation options, explain how to determine a hotel or resort’s sustainability policy, request Earth-friendly choices along the way, and much more. The show will also remind viewers about how to save electricity while away. More people are searching for Eco-friendly vacations and the popular program offers great options. It will air this year on most popular cable television networks throughout the country.

About Forbes Riley

Forbes Riley, recently named America’s Most Loved Health & Fitness Innovator, is known for bringing affordable, high-quality fitness, health, and household products to consumers worldwide. Recognized for her marketing prowess, Ms. Riley is famous for launching products that solve tough challenges and make everyday life easier. This includes some of the most successful product promotions of all time, including the Jack LaLanne Juicer. As the co-creator, co-executive producer, and host of Forbes Living, Ms. Riley motivates others by informing, educating, branding, and creating consumer awareness on a variety of products. Ms. Riley boasts a huge following on her website and on social media. She also has a regular presence on networks including ESPN, TLC, Fit-TV, Animal Planet, ABC Family, and Home Shopping Network.

About Forbes Living

The Forbes Living talk show combines the most highly recognized product spokeswoman with new and innovative products designed to engage viewers in a fun, informative, and entertaining fashion. Watch out for upcoming broadcasts on WE tv™, Lifetime Real Women™, the Esquire Network™, FOX™, ABC™, and ION™, as well as Regional News Networks. Join the interactive fun with Forbes Living TV on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages. The show’s website provides a contact form that business owners can fill out to receive more information. Forbes Living is an FR Media, Inc. production.

About FR Media, Inc.

FR Media brings a superior track record of award-winning video and film background services including video and film, direct response television, commercial advertising and media planning and buying. Staffed with Emmy, Telly and Moxie award-winning staff members from the disciplines of television, DRTV, film, print, advertising and online media, FR Media studios are located in St. Petersburg, Florida. If you have a product you would like considered for the show, go to http://www.forbeslivingtv.com and fill out our Product Inquiry form.






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