Gentiva Health Services Earnings Are on Deck

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Health care battle fraught with partisan numbers

The Affordable Care Act requires many Hoosiers to purchase more comprehensive and more expensive health insurance than they may want or need. These rates call into question just how affordable health insurance will really be for many Hoosiers. The state did not release the data on how it came up with this estimate, but The Washington Post reported this was likely the result of squishing together all the plans that would be available to Indiana residents, from the cheapest bronze plan to the most expensive gold option and coming up with one number. Indiana Democrats quickly fired back. I think Hoosiers should be very leery of this report. These numbers simply dont tell the whole story on how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act will affect Hoosiers, said Sen. Jean Breaux, D-Indianapolis, in a statement. The report leaves out any information on tax credits available to Hoosiers to put toward the cost of coverage, along with an inflated and flawed assumption on the average cost as a whole. Get ready for more blurring of the lines as the long, drawn-out, political clash stretches through its fourth year. And not just from Republican opponents. As the opening of the insurance exchanges draws near, Obama and his health care team have taken to the stump with their own tales of insurance rates dropping.

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It’s as if my body is protecting me from the dimpled, puckered truth. I am talking about cellulite, which some 80 to 90 percent of women — even Olympic beach volleyball players and supermodel yogis — have. While those oh-so-attractive lines and divots in your fatty bits are in no way harmful to your health, the dermatologists and plastic 0 Alexa Miller/FITNESS MagazineBy Marianne Magno Spending time with nature has its benefits — fresh air, vitamin D from the sun, and a nice change of scenery to help you unwind. But taking your workout from the gym to the great outdoors has its downsides too.

Sideline Teaser: Fitness On The Rocks 2013 A Success

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Tonya Logan , instructor and coordinator for Fitness on the Rocks, talked about the work it takes to prepare for teaching this class to thousands of eager participants: Each team of [4] instructors leads the group in 4-5 songs. Each team has been getting together to practice for about the last month and a half. This year we are also having a team of kids lead some songs. In addition to a multitude of opportunities for participants to get their heart rate up was the opportunity to visit some of Colorados best health and fitness vendors. And I am sure with all of the health lovers wandering around it was like candy (sugar-free/non-fat candy that is of course) to their eyes too.

Fitness coach criticises Moyes’ ‘dinosaur’ training methods for Van Persie

Fitness coach criticises Moyes’ ‘dinosaur’ training methods for Van Persie

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Gluten-free diet more popular than ever, but who really needs it?

Play CBS News Video Gluten-free foods are seen more and more these days at restaurants and grocery stores. That’s great for the 1 percent of people who have celiac disease, says CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. However, many people on these diets don’t have the condition, and worse, many people who shouldn’t eat gluten due to celiac have no idea they have the disease.

Fiftysomething Diet: What Alcohol Can You Drink While Dieting?

Clearly, a conscientious dieter needs some help when choosing a beer. Fortunately, the online resource The Efficient Drinker provides calorie counts, and alcohol by volume measures, for more than 250 labels and if you’re gluten-free, Bon Appetit rates the 10 best choices for you . Bar Tip: Consider up to 160 calories per serving to be a reasonable splurge. That range offers you a variety of choices, from a can of Bud to a bottle of a microbrew like New Belgium Fat Tire (160). Distilled Spirits: The Simpler, the Better Average calories: 64 per ounce; 97 per 1.5-ounce serving (a jigger) In a straight ounce-to-ounce comparison, liquor has more than twice the calories of wine or beer. But the average serving size for liquors like rum or vodka is a 1.5-ounce jigger, so in the end spirits can be a more moderate choice, diet-wise. There are caloric differences, mostly based on the strength of the alcohol. Generally, the lower the proof, the lower the calories. An ounce of 80-proof distilled spirits carries about 64 calories; a 100-proof option brings 82 calories to the table. But the main concern with distilled spirits is not the alcohol itself but high-calorie mixers like cola, syrup or sweet-and-sour mix, which can double or even quadruple your calorie count. The rum needed for a typical pina colada recipe, for example, has 97 calories, but when you add cream of coconut and pineapple juice, you’ve got a 245-calorie drink.

Juice cleanses and detox diets: Helpful or harmful?

Magazines urged to stop promoting ‘fad diets’

In reality, however, there is no scientific evidence in support that cleansing does any of these. In fact, such diets may not actually remove toxins from your body. Your kidneys and liver are primarily responsible for detoxfying most of the toxins you consume. In other words, your body (including the colon) already cleanses and detoxes itself. The benefits people report are likely a result of eliminating fats, sugars and processed foods from their diets, nothing else. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers such cleanses as supplements, so they dont regulate production or distribution. In other words, because cleanses dont have to meet the rigorous requirements that other prescription medications do, these companies can make unsubstantiated claims. Speak with your doctor before beginning any detox or cleanse.

Health Food Diets, the New Religion?

While Adam and Eve were told to stay away from just one tree blossoming with apples, people across the country — from celebrities to the neighbors next door — are staying away from a variety of foods that they consider “forbidden.” Increasingly, Americans are embarking upon health food diets with a religious-like zeal. For instance , while just 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, which triggers an immune system reaction that causes inflammation in the small intestine when a person eats food containing gluten, about 30 percent of Americans now want to eat gluten-free, often because they think it will help them lose weight. And let’s face it, for countless people growing up in a culture where thinness is idealized and equated with goodness, salvation and eternal happiness, the yearning for thinness itself has taken on the zeal of the once fervent desire to connect to the sacred and to live a life of meaning. As a clinical social worker specializing in the field of eating disorders, for years I watched people struggling with anorexia nervosa and bulimia and the existential questions their eating disorder often represented through starving their bodies, or in binging and purging behaviors. Their days were spent obsessed with what they would or would not eat, and how they would get rid of what passed through their lips. It offered a structure in their lives — eventually taking over their lives — to reach their goal, which was to be in total control as exemplified through their bodies attaining the coveted societal goal: to be thin. Like the ascetic, or the religious person engaged in fasting, there are spiritual dynamics at play. I can’t help but wonder if the increasing number of Americans jumping on the health food bandwagon isn’t in some way related to a search for something more meaningful in their lives, and a way to organize their world around an ultimate purpose. After all, the Pew Forum on Religious and Public life reveals that the number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow and now encompasses one-fifth of the population. What if the growing obsession with what is allowed in the body is at the expense of asking what will nourish the soul?

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