Race Across America-Win With Bemer!

RAMM-Race Across America on a bike

For 36 years RAAM has been challenging ultracyclists from around the globe to push their physical and mental limits to the farthest reaches. Starting in Oceanside, under one of the longest piers in California, RAAM spans 3000 miles, climbs 175,000 feet, crosses 12 states and finishes in Annapolis, Maryland, the east coast sailing mecca.

 

The route travels west to east, traversing three major mountain ranges (Sierra, Rocky and Appalachian), crosses four of America’s longest rivers (Colorado, Mississippi, Missouri and Ohio) and the Great Plains.  Also, passing through such iconic American landmarks as the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, Monument Valley, Great Plains and Gettysburg.

 

Open to amateur and professional racers, in solo, 2-, 4- and 8-person relay teams, there is no other race in the world comparable to RAAM. The Race has become a global icon, having had over 35 countries represented. Not only has RAAM proved to be one of the most challenging races in the world, but has become a huge platform for racers to raise awareness and money for charities of their choice.

A RAAM 2016 team was co-sponsored by BEMER with four top level bike riders.

  • The race lasted only 5 days, traveling 24/7 from Oceanside, California to the Annapolis, Maryland….over 3,000 miles of distance.
  • Our racers changed places every 17-22 min. throughout the race. The racer would then use the BEMER before and after every leg of their participation.
  • Early in the race, riders faced 116 degree temps in Arizona on the pavement. The riders feel that BEMER helped them stay hydrated throughout the race.
  • RAAM was the ‘first ever road race in America’ assisted by BEMER.
  • RESULTS- OUR TEAM WON THE RACE in our division of Four Man/Woman teams. In addition, our Four Person team also beat the competitors in the Eight man/woman teams by a 16 minute margin

Becoming an official RAAM finisher means claiming ultra-racing’s most coveted jersey and medal…and, for the lucky few that win their race division, the prized USA plaque…and being among the elite family who call themselves RAAM Finishers.  RAAM will always sit at the pinnacle of ultra-racing accomplishments!

How does this affect YOU? Well, our team used BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy during every step of their trek and YOU CAN, TOO!

FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT EVERY DAY AND HAVE THIS TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR HOME!

 

Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure

 

 

HOW TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BLOOD PRESSURE

Many people often ask as we grow older, how does one maintain a healthy blood pressure? Whenever we go for a medical checkup, one of the basic things being done to us is to check our blood pressure.There may be a lot of possible answers to that, but the most basic answer would be, healthy lifestyle choices. Although there are medications available to help control blood pressure, it can normally be controlled very effectively by making some prudent lifestyle changes.

Here are some healthy lifestyle choices that will help you maintain normal blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you may also want to consider these strategies to bring it back under control:

  1. Take steps to ensure you keep a healthy body weight

Having a high body mass index (BMI) and a high waist girth/line can both significantly increase your blood pressure. If your doctor recommends that you lose weight, there’s a simple rule to follow: move more, eat less and make smarter food choices. Gradually increase your level of physical activity beyond the AHA recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, lower the number of calories you take in and eat a healthy diet. Once you are at your goal weight, you can then determine which dietary and fitness choices work best for maintaining your weight.

  1. Keep active

Regular exercise develops the the heart’s efficiency and circulation of the blood which helps to control your blood pressure both at rest and during physical activity. A minimum of  30 minutes of moderate (e.g. walking) to intense (e.g running) activity a day is all it should take but if you are not used to exercise make sure you take things steady until you are more comfortable.

If your blood pressure is consistently over 140/90 then you should check in first with your doctor for further advice.

  1. If you smoke – STOP

Nicotine, a main component of cigarettes, is a central nervous stimulant  which means that it can make your blood pressure levels climb immediately as soon as you take your first puff . The tobacco chemicals in cigarette smoke also damage your artery walls making you more prone to high blood pressure in the future. Smoking is not safe in any amount. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict and that raises blood pressure. Quitting will also lower your risk of cancer and heart disease.

  1. Limit the amount of salt you eat

Sodium (contained in salt) can encourage your blood circulation to retain fluid, which can in turn increase your blood pressure. Salt works on your kidneys to make your body hold on to more water.

This extra stored water raises your blood pressure and puts strain on your kidneys, arteries, heart and brain.

Remember, there is plenty of sodium in much of the food we buy already so resist the temptation to add extra salt at the dinner table. Start checking the labels on the foods that you purchase. Frequently, prepared foods carry a heavy dose of sodium. Decreasing sodium will assist you in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

  1. Keep alcohol in check

Excessive drinking can really push your blood pressure up so make sure you stay within healthy limits and avoid binge-drinking. Alcohol raises blood pressure and adds empty calories. A safe amount of alcohol is only one drink a day for women and two for men.

  1. Positively manage your stresses

Blood pressure can race up when you’re feeling under pressure, so make sure you do what you can to manage your stresses by keeping physically active, enjoying sufficient sleep and relaxation, enjoying supportive relationships and managing your commitments to suit you.

Here are other nutrients that may also help in maintaining a healthy blood pressure.

  • Calcium. Populations with low calcium intakes have high rates of high blood pressure. However, it has not been proven that taking calcium tablets will prevent high blood pressure. But it is important to be sure to get at least the recommended amount of calcium — 1,000 milligrams per day for adults 19 to 50 years old and 1,200 mg for those over 50 (pregnant and breastfeeding women also need more) — from the foods you eat. Dairy foods like low-fat milk, yogurt, and cheese are good sources of calcium. Low-fat and nonfat dairy products have even more calcium than the high-fat types.
  • Magnesium. A diet low in magnesium may make your blood pressure rise. But doctors don’t recommend taking extra magnesium to help prevent high blood pressure — the amount you get in a healthy diet is enough. Magnesium is found in whole grains, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and dry peas and beans.
  • Fish oils. A type of fat called “omega-3 fatty acids” is found in fatty fish like mackerel and salmon. Large amounts of fish oils may help reduce high blood pressure, but their role in prevention is unclear. Taking fish oil pills is not recommended, because high doses can cause unpleasant side effects. Most fish, if not fried or made with added fat, is low in saturated fat and calories and can be eaten often.
  • Garlic. There has been some evidence to suggest garlic’s effect in lowering blood pressure, in addition to improving cholesterol and reducing some cancers. Further research is being conducted to fully assess garlic’s potential health benefits.

 

It is advisable to talk to your doctor before taking a dietary supplement or alternative herbal treatment. Some may interact with other medications you may be taking or have harmful side effects. So always remember, if you wish to maintain a healthy blood pressure normal, choose to live and stay healthy. The CHOICE is always YOURS to make.

French Open Tennis Blockbuster

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Finally, a French Open tennis champion and winner of four consecutive major championships, Novak Djokovic etched a heart in the red clay court with his racket. With Djokovic’s surging form, he has won five of the past nine Grand Slams and just about everything else in the game of tennis. What does he do to perfect his tennis form?

The victory made Djokovic the eighth man in tennis history to complete the career Grand Slam. More remarkably, he became the third man in history to hold all four of the major singles titles at the same time.

As coach Boris Becker watched from the stands, top-seeded Djokovic cast aside a shaky opening set to dominate the rest of the match.

“I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Boris. He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win new trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments… The team is now strenghtened and we hope for maximum results,” said Djokovic when adding Becker as Head Coach in 2014.

Boris Becker is rated as one of the world’s greatest tennis players, having won 64 ATP titles in his career. He is a former number one in the world, who captured six Grand Slam singles titles, and he became the youngest Wimbledon champion ever (as a 17 year old player).

As Becker’s amazing career has advanced to coaching, he noted the following:

“My long career as a tennis pro has affected my body very deeply. I feel the enormous physical stress and the many injuries I had suffered all the more today. A fate to which any top athlete can probably relate. Since I started using the BEMER system, I feel a significant relief of my symptoms and my general well-being has substantially improved. ”

The BEMER system is used for improved cardiac functions and physical fitness. Many medical practitioners are implementing  BEMER technology as a supplement to other treatments. Regarding athletes, it can enhance training and accelerate recovery. It is also easy to use in your home and most benefits can be realized by using twice a day.

Are you interested in performing at your peak? This bio electromagnetic energy treatment has the potential to enhance your circulation with technology that even astronauts with NASA will benefit from! Has Boris Becker recommended this treatment for his French Open Tennis Champion? What do you think?

What does this mean for you? Click here for info!

 

Mother’s Day Magic

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Flowers are always a safe bet, but why not give the health-conscious mom in your life a gift that she can actually use and start enjoying right away? In fact, 31 percent of moms said they want to do an outdoor activity like hiking or sports on Mother’s Day, especially if it is with her family, according to a recent survey by Houzz.com.

No matter what age group the moms on your Mother’s Day list fall into, the gifts of health, fitness, and well-being are always the best ways to appreciate any mom on any day of the year — especially Mother’s Day. Mom spends all year taking care of her family, so Mother’s Day is the perfect time to give her something that keeps her health and happiness a top priority.

Women need about two and a half hours of moderate–intensity physical activity (think brisk walking) every week and two or more days where we do things that strengthen our muscles. That means we need five 30–minute workouts a week, plus some strengthening exercises such as push–ups, squats, or weight lifting. That may seem like a lot if you’re just getting started, so start small. Mom might need help with childcare or household duties to squeeze in time for this, so how about gifting her with free babysitting or dishwashing?

Hire a trainer or life coach to help Mom reach her goals — whether fitness, financial, or emotional. These days, there are coaches available to get her over just about any obstacle that life puts in her way.

If your mom is the breakfast-in-bed type — and who isn’t? — try cooking a gourmet, healthy breakfast to start her day off right.

However you decide to honor your mother on Mother’s Day, know that she loves you no matter what. Here is a message that you can send to convey your love:

I believe in love at first sight

Because I’ve been  loving my mom

Since I first opened my eyes.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Weightloss With Willpower

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Weightloss With Willpower

Weightloss  is in your future if you set your mind to it! Are you ready to take action to achieve the body of your dreams?

The biggest barrier you face is actually your self-discipline and willpower.

You may have fallen into a vicious cycle. The cycle starts with eating a poor diet full of fats, carbs, and processed foods. These are the kinds of foods that make you feel tired and lethargic all the time. Then, because your body lacks proper energy, you don’t feel much like exercising and you do not have weightloss.

What’s the end result? You end up with a huge loss of willpower and you feel miserable and hopeless.

But there is hope! You can make the change! If you truly want to experience weightloss, you first have to build the willpower to make it happen.

Here’s a list of things to consider when boosting your willpower:

1. Watch Your Portion Size. This is one tip that can allow you to start small. It’s hard to muster up the willpower if you’re trying to go from one extreme to another. Decide that you’re going to have the same meal tonight that you would normally eat – but give yourself a smaller portion size.

  • The trick is to use smaller plates so the plate visually appears full.

2. Give Yourself A Cheat Day. It’ll be an easier transition for you if you allow yourself some fun once in awhile. Tell yourself that next Saturday you can enjoy that pizza for dinner or that chocolate cake for dessert. You’ll be less likely to give up knowing that you can eat some pizza next Saturday instead of “never.”

  • Your “cheat” day doesn’t mean “over-eat” day.
  • Savor the flavors of your food, even if it means having a smaller piece than you’re used to. Once you’ve finished your piece, your willpower should kick in and say “no more!”

3. Take Before and After Photographs. You can motivate yourself to lose weight by taking some self-portraits. We usually don’t have the best idea about how we truly look until we see ourselves in a photograph. Keep a picture with you and look at it when you feel like giving up.

  • Update your photo often and compare them as you start to lose weight.

4. Make A Food List. Write down all the foods you enjoy eating, then evaluate whether or not these items are healthy. Chances are there are at least some healthy foods that you actually enjoy eating – such as fruits and vegetables. Make sure you start buying these foods for your home.

5. Exercise In Moderation. Adding exercise to your routine can also be a daunting task if you try to jump in too fast. Nobody is telling you that you need to join a gym and engage in rigorous workouts if that’s not your style. You’ll actually be surprised at how energized you can feel just by taking a 30 minute walk, three times a week.

6. Set Small Goals No matter how you choose to approach your weight loss, it’s important to take small steps and remain in good spirits. Doing too much, too fast will only set you up for failure. Instead, set small, manageable goals like one pound per week. By focusing on the smaller, more attainable goal, you’ll actually see results far more quickly.

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