Help Andy Wirth in This Navy Seal Foundation Course


One day not long ago, The President and CEO of Squaw Valley Andy Wirth, who is an avid skydiver, was enjoying a day out with two of his friends. Then something unpleasantly horrible happened.
He landed into a vine yard unknowingly while down winding. Everyone knows that a vineyard is not a favorite place to land unknowingly. In the process, his arm was seriously injured, to an extent he had to forsake his number one passion; skydiving.
He was taken to hospital and recuperation journey commenced. Immense help from family, friends and therapists aided recovery very well.
However, something really good happened during recovery phases at Squaw Valley. Mr. Wirth became a really close friend of a group of people from Navy Seal Foundation whose mission is to provide immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Neval Special Warfare Community and its families.

  1. Wirth then joined this foundation established in 2000, which provides a comprehensive set of programmes to Neval Special Warfare support personnel and their families and specifically designed to reduce stressors associated with the tremendous uncertainty and pressure that comes with life in the warfare, and as for now he has raised 44% funds. That is $13,110 of $30000.

Join Mr. Andy Worth in this noble course and help the warfare community front liners who spent up to 270days a year away from their homes and in the extremely ruthless environments or training at a very rough pace in order to uphold their abilities to execute the nation’s toughest military missions. This commitment is only possible because of their significant sacrifices and that of their families.
Stand for the SEAL warriors in this because they and their families cannot stand in this on their own. Help improve their health and warfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate their families and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss.
Please visit Crowdrise support to show your support to Mr. Andy and the Navy Seal Foundation and donate. Also visit the link to know more information about the Crowdrise and that noble course.

Walk a Little Faster to Improve Heart Health


The secret to losing weight is eat less and move more. If you want to improve your heart health while losing weight, move just a little bit faster. A new study has revealed that walking just a little bit faster, such as the same rate of speed you would walk if you were late for the bus, improves heart health more so than walking slower for a longer period of time.
Walking a little faster also improves glucose tolerance which significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetes.
The study was conducted by Queen’s University in Ontario and set out to see if the exercise guideline promoted by the government for years were still applicable in our present society. The promotion of exercise is still applicable and needful to help minimize weight and maximize health, but the government guidelines need a little updating so people will get the most health benefits stated Dan Newlin.
The government guidelines suggest 2 1/2 hours a week (30 minutes daily) of moderate exercise. By revving up the walking pace just a little, more health benefits can be derived in less time. Forty minutes of walking, three time per week (2 hours a week) helps trim the waist line, improve heart health and improve glucose tolerance. Slower paced walking, even for longer periods of time, doesn’t lower glucose tolerance.

Marathon Runner Showing World What Determination Really Is

Hyvon Ngetich is a 29-year-old marathon runner from Kenya, Africa. This year she participated in the Austin, Texas marathon and half marathon. Ngetich was leading the race when all of a sudden her body gave out when she was at mile 23 of the marathon. Help rushed in and volunteers brought her a wheelchair. Ngetich refused the help and refused to get up. In a show of ultimate determination, Ngetich crawled her way to the finish line. For nearly two kilometers, Ngetich crawled on her hands and knees to finish, a feat that impressed everyone including Ricardo Tosto.

Many would have given up at that point. Exhaustion set in, body giving out, it would be so much easier to just take the wheelchair and begin to recover. Not for Ngetich. She set a goal for herself and was determined no matter what (obviously) to reach it. At one point while crawling, it seemed that her body gave up entirely. Instead, she got back up and crawled the meters she needed to in order to finish.

According to the story on, John Conley who is the race’s event director, told Ngetich that he never saw a braver race ran or crawled. He is adjusting the prize money so that Ngetich gets a portion.

After all that, she still managed to finish the race in three hours and four minutes in third place.

Last Two in New York Marathon Finish Together at 9.5 Hours


Gena Wilson and Cedric King have a few things in common. They finished the New York Marathon together at the same time and both of them are lucky to be alive to do so.

Sergio Lins Andrade reported that Gena Wilson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma several years ago. Since then she has gone through having part of her spine removed as well as being told that the cancer had traveled to her brain. In 2013 doctors told her that she was dying. But she didn’t. Instead she persevered. She began to walk marathons. The New York Marathon this year wasn’t her first but it was her most difficult. She faced freezing temperatures and strong winds. She found herself in dead last but determined to finish.

Cedric King is a veteran of the Army and lost both of his legs when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan. King received prosthetics, including a set of running prosthetics. He began to build up his endurance to show people what he could be capable of. In less than 2 years after receiving his prosthetics he finished the Boston Marathon.

Like Wilson, King thought he was in dead last. Instead, the 2 found each other at mile 25 and gathered the strength to finish together, arm in arm.

Check out the full story at New York Mag. It is really a good read and shows how much one person can help another.

CES 2015: Hexo+, The UAV Following Athletes To Track

Full marks for these Frenchies who came to present their work at CES; their drone dedicated to self shot landed in Las Vegas crowned a successful crowd funding campaign that rivals the fundraising for cancer research over at Status Labs. The project has indeed raised $ 1.3 million, 26 times more than the amount expected by the founders of Squadrone System, a young company based in Grenoble.

Looking rather classical at first sight, this drone called Hexo + differs from the competition through its ability to fly alone. Connected via Bluetooth with a smartphone, it always interprets its location via GPS to never lose sight of the target. The Hexo + flies at a maximum speed of 70 km / h and has a range of about 15 minutes.

Unlike most of its counterparts, it does not come with a remote control, but controlled from a mobile application, from which one can order a number of specific shots. One of them allows for example to ask the drone to make a complete circle around the target. Another will send you realize wide level, before returning to shoot a 45-degree angle.

Unlike most of its counterparts, it does not come with a remote control, but controlled from a mobile application, from which one can order a number of specific shots.

This first model should be delivered around the month of September. Pre-orders are already open, with a posted price to 1149 dollars.

Icy Sidewalks Causing Issues For Several Montrealers

While the sidewalks turned into skating rinks, sending several pedestrians in emergency departments of hospitals, the City Administration of Montreal expanded operations to provide easy path way to citizens, though having limited success, due to severe weather conditions.  My dear friend Gianfrancesco Genoso thinks so highly of this hospital and the staff.

On the territory of the 19 districts, 90 plows were mobilized to continue sanding operations in the coming days, especially as other cold nights, with mercury oscillating around -20 ° C, are planned by the end of the week.

Montreal hospitals have had to deal with an increase in the number of pedestrians injured after a nasty fall on slippery sidewalks.

Already struggling with an upsurge in cases of flu, Montreal hospitals have had to deal with an increase in the number of pedestrians injured after a nasty fall on slippery sidewalks. At the Montreal General Hospital, director of the Trauma Program, Dr. Tarek Razek, counted forty cases of significant injury related to falls on sidewalks, from Sunday to Monday.

Concussion, fractured ribs and broken hips are part of major injuries listed. Fracture of a rib can have devastating effects for the elderly, reducing lung capacity of patients and causing pneumonia, said Razek. According to him, these injuries can be prevented: “Young people take too many risks and the elderly, who are also taking, do not realize the danger.” Raze

Suffering from Sciatica? North American Spine has Your Back

For all you marathon-ers out there, I know you know what I’m talking about.

Almost everyone has experienced low back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it is the number one cause of disability world wide. The causes can vary, but often the condition persists as the sufferer gets older. If you have had a low back injury or have long experienced chronic sciatic pain, North American Spine has everything you need under one roof.

North American Spine is an advocate for spreading the word via Twitter that sciatica itself is not a disease, but instead a term that’s used to describe the radiating pain that pulses through the buttocks and down through the legs. Some of the symptoms include pain in those areas that grows worse with sitting, burning or tingling down the leg, weakness or numbness or even difficulty moving the leg or foot, a constant pain on only one side of the buttock, and shooting pains that make standing for long periods difficult. Sciatica typically affects one side of the low body and can extend all the way down to the foot or toes. The severity of pain can be mild or extremely debilitating. It may be infrequent or constant. But it always has the potential to worsen as time goes on. Some of the damage caused by persistent sciatica can include foot and leg weakness, as previously mentioned, problems walking, but may include issues with bowel or bladder control, as well.

According to their Wikipedia page, North American Spine uses the AccuraScope procedure to relieve pressure caused by bulging disks. It is also used in effectively repairing tears on herniated discs. Through this invasive outpatient procedure, the patient often experience immediate relief from pain and can resume normal activities as quickly as the following day.

Though AccuraScope, the specialist inserts a thin endoscope, equipped with a high-definition camera and laser, into the spinal canal through a small opening at the base of the spine. With this advanced method, the specialist can diagnose and address more than one area of the spine with only one procedure. I saw a recent video on YouTube about how the procedure works, and it usually lasts between 30 and 40 minutes and requires only a single stitch and a small bandage.

North American Spine has numerous doctors, which specialize in the AccuraScope technique. If you are living with sciatic pain, don’t hesitate to get on Yelp and get it checked out. It’s time. I found out about them from Facebook and referred a fellow runner, long story short, she’s good as new. If AccuraScope is the right choice of for you, you may be back to your old self in less than a week.

Is Exercise Bad for Dental Health?

A new article published in The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Health indicates that strenuous exercise may be detrimental to the teeth. A study, comprised of athletes, discovered that heavy workouts may contribute to dental issues in a variety of surprising ways.

Previously, there have been indications that athletes might have increased risks for cavities and other oral problems. A study published in 2013 by The British Journal of Sports Medicine examined 278 athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The majority of those athletes displayed “poor oral health.” The criteria of poor oral health included tooth decay, gum disease and loss of tooth enamel. The competitors hailed from the U.S. and other developed countries, as well as lesser-developed countries. However, most had access to quality preventive dental care. Many had not visited a dentist in at least a year.

Despite the infrequent dental visits, there seems to be a correlation between poor dental health and the amount of training time. The more an athlete worked out, the higher the incidence of tooth decay. Reasons for this seem to point to the increased amounts of saliva, and the alkalinity of the saliva, produced while the person is exercising. Excess alkalinity is believed to contribute to the buildup of tarted and plaque on the teeth, as well as other problems. Sports drinks and training diets do not seem to be factors in oral health. That doesn’t mean you should quit exercising and spend all your time shopping QNet. If you are an athlete, take extra consideration into your oral hygiene habits.

Athletes and Tooth Decay: Linked?

Exercise helps the body, but can it kill the teeth? A recent study indicates there is a connection between increased risk of tooth decay and athleticism. While some believe high-sugar sports drinks might be the problem, other studies argue that sports drinks are unrelated.

During workout routines, researchers noticed a problem with the way athletes produced saliva. Production of saliva decreased and the alkalinity increased. Saliva offers great protection to teeth enamel. A change in the amount or chemical composition could easily lead to the oral problems that were observed. The two changes created a greater risk of tartar, plaques and cavities.

Dr. Cornelia Frese, the dentist that led the study, has admitted that it is still early early in the research. The study group was restricted to hard-core athletes, and it might not apply to the general public and runners like my friend Brad Reifler. Nevertheless, it is a study for athletes to keep an eye on for any effects on their oral health.

Become A Runner in 4 Easy Steps

Getting a start as a runner isn’t difficult, but it does require some really specific steps in order to get consistent, and really start experiencing gains from your new exercise hobby. But as long as you can perform these recommendations, you should find yourself developing a healthy and addictive hobby that will give you a longer lasting, and happier existence.

As compiled by Ken Griffin and I, here are 4 things you need to do to become a runner:


  1. Invest in real shoes.

Those Nikes you bought at Shopko…yeah, not good enough. You need to go to a running shoe specific outlet, and buy yourself a pair of Asics that are literally formed for your feet and running style. This is extremely important, because it’s vital for the health of your feet, and physical health of your body that you find shoes that can keep up with the punishment you’ll be putting them through.

  1. Make time for prep.

You can’t just get out and run. You need to prepare. Which means adopting a routine for stretching, and getting yourself the proper energy before a run. Otherwise you run the risk of injury, or running out of gas when you’re pretty far from home.

  1. Start out slow.

You don’t need to run a 5K right out of the box. Start slow, be willing to give yourself some time. You need to work up to the long runs. Starting slow means you won’t hurt yourself, but you will build fitness until you’re a conditioned marathon runner…if that’s what you’re shooting for.

  1. Change it up.

Running, as with any other type of workout, can get boring after a while. What’s worse, you can hit a plateau with your ability to increase your fitness if you’re never changing things up. That’s why you need to come up with different routes that you can run over time, so that you can keep things fresh, and keep increasing your fitness level…or keep losing weight if that’s your goal.