National Kick Butts (and E-Cigarettes) Day

E-cigarettes pose serious health risks for kids. “The U.S. Surgeon General has found that youth use of nicotine in any form – including e-cigarettes – is unsafe, causes addiction and can harm the developing adolescent brain, affecting learning, memory and attention. Studies also show that young people who use          e-cigarettes are more likely to become cigarette smokers.”

Use of Electronic Cigarettes by Teenagers is On the Rise – According to a survey supported by the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “E-cigarette use among high school students had skyrocketed from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2015 (a more than 900 % increase.) 

A Cochrane Review of the literature included 2 small preliminary studies looking at electronic cigarettes showed they may help reduction tobacco use, but more long-term study looking at negative side-effects is needed.  Electronic cigarettes are NOT approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA.)

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) finalized new rules for tobacco products August 2016.

Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes) – contain nicotine, the addictive component found in cigarettes and may promote smoking. E-cigarettes are also known to contain heavy metals and carcinogens and while less so than cigarettes, e-cigarettes are still considered dangerous. Some people continue to smoke while using e-cigarettes, adding to their risk. E-cigarettes can lead to nicotine addiction for those just starting, and re-ignite addiction in those that have stopped smoking cigarettes. There is no safe nicotine product.

Dangers of Electronic Cigarette Batteries Igniting and more information about electronic cigarettes.    E-Cigarettes and vaporizers have been banned on planes due to danger of exploding and risk of fire.

Stopping Nicotine Addiction Takes a VillageContact Us For Help to Stop Smoking or Talk to Your Doctor. Quit-lines are also helpful resources –1-800-QuitNow.

Dreamtime Wellness™ offers FREE Consultation and a comprehensive, integrative healthcare approach combining conventional tobacco treatment and counseling with complementary therapies.

Sources and More Information –

#NationalKickButtsDay

Best in Health,  

Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

 

Advertisements

Help Improve Your Balance Through Movement – Nia Classes on Cape Ann


fall-prevention-classBalance Issues for Older Adults

Can you improve your balance and coordination?  The answer is YES!

Not by sitting on the couch or surfing the web, but by moving and dancing

 

Check out this video from fitness trainer,  Andrew Schindle in Winnipeg.  His views on exercise and dance to help people improve strength and balance to help prevent falls.

Nia is a great way to get fit and work on balance and coordination regardless of your age or abilities.

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

linda31Want to try Nia?

Class on Thursday at 10:15am at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St. 

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com
Classes also at the Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
Hope to see you soon!

Yoga Nidra & Restorative with Massage

Yoga Nidra THIS Wednesday Evening at NSRY March 20, 7-8:30PM $27  

Restorative Yoga & Massage Thursday Evening at NSRY March 21, 6:30-8PM $45

Sign up for BLISS at http://www.nsryoga.com   

25B Lexington Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930

IMG_1045

Kombucha Brewing Basics at Treetop Yoga

‘Bucha Basics: Everything you need to start brewing Kombucha at home! Kombucha is so good for you, and super refreshing! We will review all the steps necessary to create this healthy, probiotic, effervescent elixir. You will leave with a starter Scoby (what ferments the tea) & starter tea, directions, and all your questions answered. Jori is a master Kombucha Brewer and has been brewing at home for years and years. Even if you have experience brewing Kombucha and you would like to learn more tips and suggestions this workshop is for you as well!
Investment: $35 in advance, $40 Day Of
Treetop Yoga Studio
3A Pond Road, Gloucester
Copy of 'Bucha Basics

Friday Night Lights at Treetop Yoga

FRIDAY NIG

Join Sharon Esker for a fun and creative vinyasa flow by candlelight with movement on breath. Accompanied with gentle assists by the lovely, compassionate Erin Herzeelle and a live music savasana with Abby Sykes playing her soulful violin.
Investment:
$25 pre-register or $30 at the door
Space is limited, pre-register to reserve your spot!
About Sharon: Sharon is a passionate teacher who leads with light, encouraging her students to tap into their inner strength and wisdom by moving creatively and confidently through unique yoga sequences.
Treetop Yoga Studio, 3A Pond Road, Gloucester
At Treetop Yoga Studio, our class schedule include Yoga and Barre and features an eclectic combination of instructors with very different training and teaching styles in order to best meet the needs of our diverse community. We recognize that every body is different, and that different styles of yoga and classes are appropriate for different people, based on physical condition, injuries or limitations, and body constitution. Most of our classes are mixed levels and our instructors are experienced in teaching all levels of students, safely guiding you while providing space and the opportunity to grow.

Improve your brain function by Dancing?? Try Nia before you forget!

Can you dance your way to better brain function?

The answer is YES!  A recent study from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, Colorado State University headed by Dr. Aga Burzynska shows that dancing increases white matter in the brain.  Think of white matter as well insulated wiring in an engine.  The more white matter you have, the better your brain conducts electrical activity, hence better brain function.

Check out this short video on the study.  In the text of the video is a link to the full study.  You may want to wait till you have had a few weeks of dancing before you tackle the complicated scientific literature.

Not dancing you say?  Not sure you can dance?  Need a class that can ease you into movement?  Well you are in luck.  Nia is a great way to do just that!

What is Nia? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

https://youtu.be/zEonMeXoB7E

Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.

motown shoutout graphic
Want to try Nia?  Motown Music Routine this week!

Classes are held on Thursdays at 10:15am at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St. 

You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

Classes also at the Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com
Hope to see you soon!
Linda Wilkes