3rd Hand Smoke has harmful affects on Children & Adults
The current rate, based on a 2015 survey, is pegged at 13 per cent.
The consultation document also gives a cautious nod to the potential of vaping and new “heat-not-burn” cigarettes to reduce the harm of smoking, despite many public- health groups opposing the technologies.
The paper is being quietly distributed by the department as it develops a new national tobacco-control strategy.
“The government ... is committed to charting a new course in tobacco control that seeks to radically reduce the unacceptable burden inflicted on our society by tobacco use,” says the document.
One leading anti-smoking advocate says he is “delighted” to see Health Canada setting an aggressive target for reducing smoking, but disappointed it seems to have few concrete policy options in mind.
“I would have liked to see that (five per-cent goal) backed up with some indication that the government actually had a plan to achieve it, and was willing to be held ac‐ countable for achieving milestones along the way,” said Neil Collishaw, research director of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada. “We’ve had consultation on consultation on consultation and we still don’t have a renewed strategy.”
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PLAN CALLS FOR NO TOBACCO SALES TO UNDER-21s
He advocates more substantive policies, like regulations that prod the industry to move away from conventional cigarettes and policies to combat discount pricing of some cigarette brands, a trend he says is blunting the anti-smoking effects of high tobacco taxes.
-Physicians For a Smoke Free canada - http://www.smoke-free.ca/eng_home/news_press.htm
-The Montreal Gazette online news
Mayo Clinic : Precision Medicine Leads to Precise Treatments
Listen to the program on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 9:05 a.m. CST, and follow #MayoClinicRadio.
Fall Community Activity One-Stop Registration
The 2016 Fall One Stop Registration of all types of community classes, from rehabilitation classes, to sports, to art classes, is September 10, 2016 (tomorrow) at the Mall 10am - 2pm * so stop by and sign up for All that your interested in including the Pain & Sports Rehabilitation classes that I am offering this fall along with a Back to School Sale for personal and partner training sessions as see in the flyers below...Come sign up while spaces are still available! Cash & Credit Cards Accepted for Registrations & fees. Class Sizes and Available Appointments are LIMITED!
Mumps outbreak worsens in BC
"The average age of patients in this mumps outbreak is 33," she said in a statement. "We are encouraging everyone between the ages of 22 and 46 to get a second dose of the vaccine so that they are fully protected."
Mumps can easily be spread by coughing, sneezing, and sharing cups and utensils. The health authority recommends if you think you have mumps, stay home from work, school, and social events and be sure to contact your doctor before going into the clinic to avoid spreading the illness.
Scientists may have found cancer's 'Achilles heel'
Immunotherapy -- currently one of the most promising areas of cancer research -- uses specific proteins to try to stimulate the body’s immune system to recognize tumors as “foreign agents.” The immune system then goes after these tumors, destroying them while leaving healthy cells alone. Check out the two videos below - the first from CBC News this morning, and the second fuller video is directly from Cancer research UK's official page yesterday that describes this ground breaking research to save lives and treat patients battling cancer in a smater and safer way than methods that are currently available:
New Discovery Shows How Stress Leads to Increased Seizure Risk
Want to loose fat? Eat foods good for your brain function- as your brain regulates how everything functions in your body. Ways to reduce stress and promote a healthy brain, body, and spirit:
- Exercise Daily moderately to vigorously for a minimum of 35 - 60 minutes.
- Minimize Your Exposure to stressful environments and people who are toxic to you.
- Try 3 Kinds of yoga to find the right style for you, as it is scientifically proven to lower stress, high blood pressure, and increase daily productivity.
- Eat Balanced Daily Nutrition rich in vegetables, fruits, fresh seafood 2 days per week that contains a high souce of Omega-3 fatty acids that increase oxygen and blood flow to the brain. Seafood also helps the production of healthy brain cells.
- Research the Standardized and Published Medical Journal Research of the Acclaimed Dr. Daniel Amen and read his books Change your Brain Change your life. For starters here is a free seminar of his medical research findings:
Marie Wins Silver Metal - Masters Women's 50+ Class
BBC Special - The Men Who Made Us Fat - 4 Part Series:
Ethan Zentner Shaving Hair For Bluey Day!
Get Fit Challenge
Any type of activity will help you reach the goal. When the 12 week program ends, one lucky person will win a trip for two to Mexico courtesy of Uniglobe Guardian Travel. This isn't meant to be a weight loss challenge; it's meant to encourage you to live an active lifestyle.
You can sign up as an individual or as a team and of course teams can challenge other teams that participate. Register online at www.energeticcity.ca/getfit or at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, the Visitor Centre or the North Peace Leisure Pool.
The cost to participate is only $25 per person, with $10 of that going back to two local charities, Kids Sport and Jumpstart. Both programs help kids in our community participate in local sports.
ZYF ATHLETE BEN BRUHA IS PICKED UP BY GRANT MACEWAN UNIVERSITY
After a hard fought season Ben fell ill, discovering a duodenal ulcer that resulted in an inability to train or skate until October of 2010. After fighting illness for months Ben was finally cleared to return to the ice. Finding himself in Sturgeon Falls Ontario, once again battling for a spot on a Junior A roster. Quickly proving his worth on the ice, Ben was placed on the top defensive pairing. By December Ben had been made captain of the Sturgeon falls Jr.A Lumberjacks. Now healthy and playing the best hockey of his career Ben received a call from Monroe Community College in Rochester New York. After skating with the college team Ben was offered a scholarship for the 2011-2012 season.
Ben was also contacted by Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton Alberta to play for the Griffins.
Ben recognized that he was ready to take the next step in his career, beginning with superior training, conditioning, and stress management. He had recognized that his brother Josh’s off season land training with Tanya Zentner had helped Josh win Midget AAA Canadian Nationals held in Quebec in April of 2010. “With expert training and support from Zen Yahweh Fitness I ready myself for the task of becoming a University level hockey player.” Says Ben. He began training with Tanya Zentner (Zen Yahweh Fitness) in June 3, 2011. Bruha has now accepted the invitation from Grant MacEwan University to play for the upcoming 2011/2012 season. Bruha leaves for Perry Pearn's 3 vs. 3 hockey camp in Edmonton, Alberta at the end of this week.
For more info: http://www.perrypearns.com/
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INFORMATION EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
Blood Clots / Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator:
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently - i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke - "Stick out Your Tongue" Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke. Such a simple thing to remember that could safe a life.
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Acro, Partner, & Group Yoga is a fun way to connect and fine tune your body shape
Ali Zentner - Olympic Torch Bearer
*Tanya's cousin Ali Zentner is an Olympic torch bearer!
KAMLOOPS — With a whoosh, the Olympic flame burst onto the end of Ali Zentner's torch Thursday morning, bathing the 38-year-old with a warm orange glow and marking the start of yet another Olympic experience.
“Come on,” Zentner yelled into the crisp pre-dawn twilight, hoping to urge friends and supporters into even more excitement.“This is so amazing.” For Zentner, who had tears streaming down each cheek, the moment was doubly special, being as much a beginning as it was an end. Ten years ago, the Vancouver-based physician of internal medicine weighed 330 pounds. She had high blood pressure, was borderline diabetic and was challenged on even the most moderate of hikes. Now, after years of healthy living and steady exercise, Zentner is a fit 150-pound triathlete, who considers half marathons a vacation, and who obviously couldn't feel better. “I feel amazing. It's amazing for me to know that 300 metres is a joke. I could run it about 50 times over,” she said, referring to the small portion of road where on Thursday she carried the Olympic flame. “That for me is the most amazing thing, how your life opens up from a physical aspect,” she said, dubbing her moment with the torch a “health graduation.” Surrounding Zentner on Thursday morning, her energy was infectious. A collection of friends and colleagues waved homemade signs and screamed their support. A man, seemingly woken just minutes before by the commotion, wailed on a five-foot-tall Vancouver Canuck air horn he'd just dragged out to his stoop. Amidst it all, Zentner's husband, Jason Brackman, ran circles of excitement. “I'm kind of giddy,” the 36-year-old exclaimed. “I've tweeted it. I've Facebooked it,” he said. “It's awesome.” Clearly proud, Brackman spoke of the transition his wife has achieved, and what it's meant for her life. “We went from a couch experience to this outdoors experience,” he said, adding the two spent last New Year's hiking in Machu Picchu. “She uses words like Cervelo,” he added with a chuckle, referring to the Canadian manufacturer of high-end racing bicycles. “These things have changed from Prada to Cervelo. It's quite the change,” he added. For Zentner, the changes are clearly a source of pride: “Tell the whole province how much I weigh,” she said with a beaming smile. “Let them do the math.” But the changes have also come to be about more than just her.
Zentner, who was chosen by Coca-Cola to be a torchbearer because of her commitment to healthy living, practices preventative medicine for patients with weight and other related issues, including heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. In many ways, she said, it was that work that inspired her in the first place. “I decided [it] was time for me to be my best patient,” she said. Now, she says, many patients have been inspired by what she's accomplished, as well as by her time running with the Olympic flame. “I'm doing it for my patients, who think they can't. Who think because they're heavier or unhealthy they have to accept a certain standard,” she said. “I'm doing it to show them you don't have to accept what you're given in life,” she added. “You can literally fight back and carve a different way for yourself and change the way you look at the world,” she said. “My husband will forgive me to say, that this is probably one of the best days of my life.”
Source: The Vancouver Sun
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ZYF Celebrates it's 1st Anniversary!
Official Finishing Line Results!
The following ZYF personal training members competed in the Emperor's Challenge 2009 in Tumbler Ridge August 8th, 2009 and they all placed with metals! Great job everyone!
Rhonda Zeunert- 5th year competitor- Perpetuity Bib #34- Winner of Bronze Metal
Rhonda Zeunert 3:12:25 Bib 3570 Senior Class Fort St. John (in spite of a twisted ankle in the muskeg at the summit-go Rhonda!!)
Kathryn Fairweather- 2nd year competitor-Winner of Silver Metal
Kathryn Fairweather 2:11:05 Bib 3364 Open Class Fort St. John
Kelly Mikkelson- 1st year competitor- Winner of Silver Metal
Kelly Mikkelson 2:41:31 Bib 3614 Open Class Fort St. John
Clayton Butchart- 1st year competitor- Winner of Bronze Metal
Clayton Butchart 3:02:54 Bib 3746 Open Class Fort St John