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“Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp” Comes to Colorado – The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center Begins Transformational Program

AURORA, Colo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

A program for anyone looking to experience weight loss “boot camp” is coming to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC) as a one-week destination weight loss boot camp and transformation program.

“Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp,” a collaboration between AHWC and Eyeworks USA, is an evidenced-based program inspired by the unscripted series “Extreme Weight Loss,” produced for ABC by Eyeworks USA. This season, the show has participants spending their first three months at AHWC to successfully begin their weight loss journey (the series documents the year-long transformation in 17 people).

Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director at the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and on ”Extreme Weight Loss,” is a guiding force, along with series trainers and transformation specialists Chris and Heidi Powell, in helping the show participants safely lose weight. In her practice at AHWC, Wyatt also works with individuals and small groups to help them realize weight loss and maintenance goals.

“Many of the changes these people make have nothing to do with diet or exercise,” said Wyatt. “We know the most challenging part of losing weight is keeping it off and developing a new way of thinking to keep it off long-term.”

People who take part in “Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp” will come to AHWC every day for Phase 1, which is the first week of the weight loss boot camp program, and have hotel accommodations near campus.

“We have 20 years of experience and science backing up the principles we will share at ‘Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp’,” said Wyatt. “In addition to looking at nutrition and exercise, we will assess individual metabolic function, sleep and stress levels to give participants a look at what they do well and what they might need to work on.”

During “Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp,” participants will be assigned a transformation coach for daily sessions of physical activity, mental exercises and nutrition education. Each also will receive body composition, personalized nutritional analysis and wellness assessments. The program is based on the weight loss principles outlined in “State of Slim,” written by Wyatt and James O. Hill, PhD, AHWC’s executive director.

“State of Slim” principles include identifying your personal reasons for losing weight, focusing on positive aspects of weight loss, creating a supportive environment and developing new habits and rituals to make healthy decisions.

After the first week, participants will head home and have the option to continue the transformation in Phases 2, 3 and 4. They can take part in 15 weekly online classes with their transformation coach. There will also be an online community for support and guidance throughout the year. At the completion of one year, we will invite them back to celebrate their success.

The program will be available to 120 people in the month of October 2014. For more information on the program please call 1-844-404-2008 or go to http://www.ewlbootcamp.com.

“Extreme Weight Loss” airs Tuesday nights 8:00-10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. It is produced for ABC by Eyeworks USA and is executive produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center:

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the art research, education and consumer care facility located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The Center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Our research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through our Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center. We provide programs, in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado. Our vision is a world empowered by wellness. Learn more at http://www.anschutzwellness.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Groundbreaking Global Study First to Reveal That Whether a Person Focuses on the Past, Present or Future Is a Leading Predictor of Their Financial Health

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2014

A groundbreaking new study reveals why some people make poor financial decisions while others make sound ones. Among its compelling findings: a person’s time personality – meaning whether they are stuck in the past, living hedonistically in the present or focused solely on the future – is a better predictor of financial health than their mathematical ability or financial acumen.

This first in-depth psychological study of its kind was undertaken by Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University, author of more than 50 books including The Time Paradox and creator of the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI). The six-nation, 3,000-adult study was carried out in partnership with MagnifyMoney (http://www.MagnifyMoney.com), which offers consumers a simple, unbiased way to comparison-shop for financial products.

Concurrent with the study’s release, MagnifyMoney launched a new quiz that helps consumers determine their time personality and offers tools for making more savvy financial decisions.

The study looks at three major time personality categories: past-oriented, present-oriented and future-oriented.


    “Once bitten twice shy“– For example, someone who has lost money in the stock market in the past, may be more conservative – thus limiting their downside — but often misses out on potential gains.
    “Memory Hoarders” — This group of people have fond memories of the past, but tend to get stuck there – meaning they might stay with their bank or credit card out of loyalty and not get the best deal.


    “Hedonists” – This group likes to enjoy life impulsively without thinking about tomorrow and is more likely to be financially sick. They tend to buy now and think later, with no thought of future consequences – or their credit card bill.
    “Powerless”– People who feel stuck in the present are also likely to be financially sick – they tend to believe things that happen in life are out of their control, and don’t feel empowered to change their financial situation and get more out of their banks.


    “Future Trippers” — This group is singularly focused on planning for the future and are likely to make financial decisions – such as buying a house, saving or investing – because they know it’s the right thing to do. However, this group doesn’t always achieve a higher degree of financial health because they seek out advice that might not always be prudent.

“Time personality, or perspective, drives decision making in many realms – from deciding what to eat to choosing who to marry. With this study, we show clearly that it can have a profound effect on a person’s overall financial health,” says Philip Zimbardo. “The study is informative – even surprising – but what makes it truly useful to consumers are the online tools MagnifyMoney has developed to help people assess their time personality and, ultimately, make better financial choices.”

Other intriguing study findings include:

    Millennials are much less likely to rate themselves as financially literate, when compared to baby-boomers. However, more millennials have demonstrated financial health than baby-boomers.
    Of the six countries studied, the UK ranked as the most financially healthy. Meanwhile, Brazil and Italy had the highest level of present-hedonism and lower financial literacy.
    The study did not find a significant difference between males and females.

NOTE: For more information on the study results, visit http://www.magnifymoney.com.

Traditionally, the focus has been on teaching financial literacy and math skills in order to improve financial health. We believe that financial literacy is important. However, our study results show that understanding one’s time perspective is an important new factor and should be integral to literacy training,” according to Nick Clements, co-founder of MagnifyMoney. “With our time perspective quiz, we are now able to help consumers make better financial decisions that can save them thousands of dollars.”

About Professor Philip Zimbardo

Born March 23, 1933, Professor Zimbardo is a psychologist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is best known for his controversial Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971 that highlighted the ease with which ordinary intelligent college students were able to cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the matrix of situational and systemic forces. He has authored introductory psychology books, textbooks for college students, and other notable works, including The Lucifer Effect, The Time Paradox and the The Time Cure. He developed the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) – integral to this latest study as well as Zimbardo’s past work.

About MagnifyMoney

MagnifyMoney was founded in 2014 by Nick Clements and Brian Karimzad, who have a combined nearly 30 years experience working in banking, including Barclaycard and Citigroup. MagnifyMoney is a powerful free resource because its personalized side-by-side comparisons of banking and credit union products are free, unbiased and easy to navigate. With the proprietary Magnify Transparency Score, banking and credit card products are rated on their simplicity, making it easy for consumers to quickly evaluate which products have the least amount of fine print. MagnifyMoney is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Dr. Susan Albers is Hosting a Webinar for Dietitians, Health Care Professionals and Trainers

Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Dr. Susan Albers, clinical psychologist and author of the book, EatQ (HarperOne, 2013), Eating Mindfully, and 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food is providing a free webinar on June 30th at 7:00 EST for professionals who work with clients on losing/managing weight and improving their eating habits and diet.

The title of the webinar is 11 Unintentional Mistakes Professionals Make When Talking To Their Clients About Weight/Healthy Eating and Quick Fixes. It is intended for dietitians, physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, trainers, yoga instructors, coaches and physical therapists.

If a professional’s practice is not performing as well as it could, chances are he or she may be making one of these 11 mistakes. By applying these strategies it will help:

1) Make Sure That Clients Keep Coming Back

2) Deliver Effective Ways to Help Clients Be More Successful in Their Goals

3) Learn How to Be Your Client’s Favorite Coach & Health Care Professional

Talking to patients and clients about healthy, mindful eating isn’t easy. Dr. Albers will reveal effective, quick ways to make it a productive and helpful conversation. Dr. Albers recognizes that professionals only have a few minutes to make a big impact.

Susan Albers has been a psychologist for 10 years at one of the top ranked medical facilities in the country. Dr. Albers graduated from the University of Denver and completed a post-doc at Stanford University. She trains health care providers on communication and how to teach your clients mindful eating skills. She is a leading authority on mindful eating. Dr. Albers has been quoted in Self Magazine, Shape, Prevention, NPR and has been on Dr. Oz.

Sign up today to be registered for this event and future free webinars for professionals and your clients through http://webinarjam.net/webinar/go/2646/5c698d677b.

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Health Tracker App Nudge Releases New iOS Version

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Health and fitness app Nudge today released a new iOS version of their health tracker and curator platform with updates that streamline and customize the app and enhance features of the app’s Nudge Factor score. This indexed score allows users to compare their health and fitness level to other Nudge users and social network friends, no matter which app, tracker or wearable they use.

“We think this new update is a monumental step for us in aiding to curate the tracking landscape and ensure users are incorporating apps that truly fit their needs,” says Nudge co-founder Mac Gambill. “Not only will this help with user retention amongst the various tracking apps, but our hope is that this will also increase a person’s success rate in terms of lifestyle goals.”

With individuals moving increasingly towards mobile apps, Nudge has phased out their web app to focus on the mobile version. Nudge is offering a more detailed Dashboard with additional statistics to help users gain greater insight into their health based on USDA, CDC and WHO recommendations as well as applied research from an in-house advisory team of sports and health professionals.

The developers have incorporated a new scrollable Nudge Factor that allows users to see how and why their Nudge Factor has changed over time. The bottom of the Dashboard screen will include daily averages for every aspect of the Nudge Factor, including water, fruit and vegetable intake, as well as exercise and sleep.

“We incorporated this new feature to help users pinpoint how changes in each of their specific daily health habits effects their overall score,” said Nudge co-founder Phil Beene. “We think letting people follow how specific changes in their lifestyle affects their Nudge Factor score over time will make the score itself much more meaningful and motivating.”

In addition, Nudge has created a new Curated Apps page, which includes a compiled list of beneficial health and wellness apps, and created a tabs menu for easier navigation and higher engagement with the app’s complete functionality.

About Nudge

Nudge is a health, wellness and lifestyle company set to transform the healthcare industry by offering insight into individuals’ lifestyle choices. By tracking dietary intake, level of hydration, minutes of fitness and hours of sleep as well as synching with the leading apps and wearables, Nudge is the principal curator of the best health and fitness apps on the market. Nudge uses a carefully calculated, evidence-proven algorithm to present users with a Nudge Factor, an indexed number representing the overall level of health of the user, which can be used for comparison with other Nudge users and friends on social media, regardless of apps and trackers used. The Nudge Factor can also be used to see where users can improve upon daily life choices, motivating them to pursue an elevated, overall wellbeing. Launched in May 2014, Nudge is a Tennessee-based company co-founded by Mac Gambill, Phil Beene and Chris Garson.

Successful Health Habits for Entrepreneurs

Today’s business environment is certainly tiring and stress filled. Successful entrepreneurs need to consistently maintain their vitality and energy to keep going without a break and to achieve success. There are five most important ways in which entrepreneurs can maintain their level of health.

Nutrition: those sprinting everyday will easily fall prey to junk food habits. First and foremost, it is therefore essential to have a type of discipline to have a perfect control over what you put inside your body to keep it running. One of the best food habits is to cut down on the garbage and keep the carbohydrates to the minimum. Eating five small meals a day is better than the heavy traditional three.

Exercise: Never compromise on exercises.  Though most people complain they do not have time, most successful entrepreneurs have found the ways of doing it. Make a small start and grow gradually. Always keep it below thirty minutes to accommodate exercise within your daily schedule without a break. Every day, keep your heart rate up at least for twenty minutes.

Water: Drinking water is the easiest of the five good health habits. Drinking at least 64 ounces of water a day is necessary for good health. This is just a little more than two litres. If you regularly drink at least half a litre of water when you wake up, you can take half a litre while exercising and the rest during your meal times or in between.

Sleep: Researches have shown that ensuring enough sleep every night is one of the important keys to maintain vitality. More than the number of hours you sleep, it is essential to see how long you had undisturbed deep sleep.

Breathing exercises and a number of other bed-time rituals might help you in this. Avoid television and reading unnecessary stuff before going to bed.

Supplements: Ensure you take multi vitamins and some important key supplements in your daily food in some way to required levels. Since body absorbs it very easily, it is advisable to depend on a liquid nutraceutical.

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Award-Winning Design Agency Offer Mobile Health Check

(PRWEB UK) 14 February 2014

According to Digital market researcher eMarketer, in 2013 more than 73.4 % of Internet users accessed the Web from a mobile device, and Google’s Ian Carrington told ‘Mobile Marketing Live’ in October 2012 that “More people worldwide own a mobile device than own a toothbrush.”

In the vacuum of mobile compatible websites, a business willing to take steps to make its online presence ‘mobile friendly’ will gain a significant advantage over its competitors, according to Simon Isaac, Strategy Partner at Zero Above, an award winning sustainable design agency which is offering an online mobile health check for businesses.

“Most businesses wouldn’t dream of not having a website. Yet thousands of businesses in the UK aren’t mobile ready, despite the majority of people now accessing the internet via mobile devices.”

“Our mobile health check can help businesses understand how they are being represented to the ever-growing market of online mobile users, and how equipped they currently are to deal with one of the fastest changing areas of the business technology environment.”

Simon goes on to explain, “Not being mobile compatible is a choice. But it is a bad choice. You only have to look at the mountain of statistics out there about the possible impact on businesses failing to make themselves mobile ready.”

Potential impact for non mobile-compatible businesses is drastic, in terms of brand damage as well as missed opportunities for business. According to research into mobile consumer habits by Google “almost three-quarters of respondents said they are more likely to revisit a mobile-friendly site” as opposed to the “79 percent saying they will go back to search and try to find another site to meet their needs.” In terms of potential impact on a company’s brand, “67% of respondents agreed ‘A mobile-friendly site makes me more likely to buy a product or use a service,’” whilst more than half of those surveyed admitted that “A frustrating experience on a website hurts my opinion of the brand overall.”

Simon continues, “We work with businesses who want to perform at their very best, offering forward thinking, results-driven marketing solutions. We have a passion for great design and together with our technical expertise, we deliver successful results.”

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