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!

 

Choosing The Best Primary Care Physician

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What is a Primary Care Physician?

In the past people relied on “family doctors” to take care of health issues ranging from births to broken bones to the flu. These family doctors treated everyone from the youngest to the oldest in the family and therefore had a clear medical family history. Primary Care Physicians (PCP) bring us back to that tradition.

Many people wait until they are sick to reach out for medical care and even use emergency rooms as health clinics. The downside to this is that they are always starting over in their healthcare journey.

Here is a list of reasons WHY you need a Primary Care Physician:

  1. Higher level of comfort for you working with someone who knows your history.
  2. Detecting health issues early-a PCP tracks your health with you and is watchful for changes
  3. Better chronic disease management
  4. Routine screenings
  5. Decrease emergency room visits
  6. Better patient-provider communication
  7. Transparency of ENTIRE health history
  8. Preventive medical care
  9. Referral to medical specialists, as needed

Annual exams may help your PCP guide you toward healthy lifestyle habits that may decrease the likelihood that you’ll need expensive specialty care. Choosing a PCP is one of the most important decisions that you will make for your healthcare journey. More people than ever are now searching for a physician they can call their own.

Research suggests that people who have a strong relationship with a physician not only report greater satisfac­tion with their care but also may enjoy better health. Having good communication and col­lab­oration with the doctor who oversees your care can help to avoid common problems, such as getting duplicative or contradictory treatments from a legion of specialists.

If you have a choice of insurance plans, you may want to first think about which Primary Care Physician you would like to use. Then, you may be able to choose a plan that has your choice.

Learn how to choose your primary care physician! Learn more here!

 

 

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.

For an extra boost to your weight loss goals, check this out