Be Well: Float Horizen

Be Well: Float Horizen

The July issue of Nashville Lifestyles featured our all-inclusive guide to relaxation and rejuvenation. Each day we’ll be sharing one of our favorite wellness practices and procedures with you. Supplied Relax, recharge, recalibrate. That’s the promise of Float Horizen , a float spa in East Nashville’s Five Points. Its private rooms contain individual tanks, each filled with 12 inches of Epsom salt-saturated water heated to skin temperature, thus effortlessly supporting the body. Moreover, in darkness, in silence. So much of my day is spent in the barrage of the physical world, connected to devices that stream a steady and often stressful diet of information. What would it feel like to unplug for an hour, immerse myself in a warm buoyant bath, and surrender to the stillness of the moment? Float Horizen founder and native Nashvillian Zane Ritter is ready to guide me. Ritter became entranced with the therapeutic benefits of floating while he was a student of biology and psychology at UT Chattanooga. “In my neuroscience classes, I came across research that showed a correlation between healing of traumatic brain injuries and floating,” he says. “It was called sensory deprivation. In that quiet environment, the brain can rest and heal.” Further exploration led Ritter to a float conference in Portland, Oregon. This exposed him to a diverse wellness community: athletes using floating to speed recovery from injuries, business people as a means of de-stressing, artists to increase receptivity to the creative flow. He also attended a comprehensive seminar on how to start your own float spa. In December 2017, with his family’s backing, Ritter opened Float Horizen. Supplied He gives me a tour of the facility. The Dream Room has a state-of-the-art pod with hydraulic door, modern yet womblike. The Wave Rooms are more expansive—you don’t have the sense […]

Does A NZT-48 Pill very Exist? Is it a Nootropic?

It was a similar reason because the pic aside from Brian oscine fowl was taking NZT-48 limitless pill and expl[uploading-0]() oitation his significant abilities of memory and insight to determine wrongdoings with the FBI. Some enhancement partnerships have hoped to make the most on the achievement and open enthusiasm around the pic and TV program by making their own NZT Nootropic Sources – take this pill, and you’ll have the option to be fairly similar to Bradley Cooper and rule life! You will, quite justly, be skeptical concerning the outrageous claims this corporation created, significantly as a result of they seldom back them up with real science. Far more atrocious, the vast majority of them don’t likewise list what extent of each fixing is inside their "smart pill" cases. Individuals have discovered that by taking physician endorsed meds generally recommended for conditions like disorder and hypersomnia, their ability focal points practically like the anecdotal impacts of the NZT pill . In any case, these mind promoter drugs are exclusively offered on remedy and may have terrible and certainly hazardous and unsafe aspect impacts. Regardless of whether you have no enthusiasm for raging the trade or learning dialects on auto-pilot, you will look at present feel that your mind may do with a lift to work getting it done. When you’re occupied at work and have back to back meetings, for instance, you wish to comprehend you’re doing all you’ll have the option to enhance your forces of the mental procedure, critical thinking. There are cerebrum tablets intended to flavor up your focus, additionally as the inactive period, while upgrading your mental component gifts and intellectual execution? Much higher, that these cerebrum pills are made of certifiable regular fixings and offer while not a medicine. In this article, we’ll disclose […]

Dietician explains: What cutting out sugar will do for your body

Dietician explains: What cutting out sugar will do for your body

A dietician has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work. Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a researcher at the University of Nevada, explains the effects of quitting the sweet stuff. Withdrawal symptoms, including headaches, stomach aches or bowel changes, can last for days or even weeks. But once the body has adjusted, you can expect to see a boost in brain function at work and you’ll need fewer sick days at work, Dr Coogan said. The body will feel less lethargic, making exercise easier and muscles will be replenished quicker with adequate nutrition. Dr Coogan said the hair, skin, and nails improve, while sleep is more restful and weight loss is "inevitable" from cutting out the high-calorie snacks. Your body will also be better protected against disease – too much sugar is known to raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Dr Coogan, writing for the University of Nevada, said: ‘It may be a harsh comparison, but think about how drug addicts live on a day-to-day basis. ‘Work is either low quality or non-existent; workouts are either minimal intensity, or again non-existent; and their sleep patterns are constantly disturbed without ever feeling fully rested. "Sugar is an addictive substance for some people, so it really is necessary to approach it in a similar manner to drug or alcohol detoxification." The higher a person’s sugar tolerance is, the longer it may take for them to get used to a diet that doesn’t involve reaching for sugary snacks. But once the withdrawal phase is over, Dr Coogan said the benefits can be numerous. People may find their hair, skin and nails look healthier, […]

Game On: Trucking Gets Creative in Attracting Young Technicians

Game On: Trucking Gets Creative in Attracting Young Technicians

To attract young technicians, the trucking industry has been turning increasingly toward technology and gamification in training. (Getty Images) [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox .] Millennials and Generation Z have grown up surrounded by sophisticated technologies — such as video games and augmented reality — that now are making the transition from personal pastime to business tools. Trucking companies are exploring ways to harness these innovations to attract and retain the next generation of diesel truck technicians, an important task considering the industry’s significant labor shortage. “We are short 76 technicians companywide. That’s a problem,” said Greg Roberts, director of maintenance administration at Hogan Truck Leasing, based in St. Louis. Trucking, as well as other industries, has been tweaking its approach to working with younger generations, placing greater emphasis on gamification. This practice often involves technology, such as mobile devices, but it doesn’t need to. Gamification simply means applying game-design techniques in a nongame setting to encourage workers to achieve a desired outcome. It typically incorporates accumulating points or real-life or virtual rewards and competing with peers. “These young people have a tendency to be extremely competitive,” said Kenneth Calhoun, fleet optimization manager with Altec Service Group, and also general chairman and treasurer of the Technology & Maintenance Council, a council of American Trucking Associations. His priorities include addressing the technician shortage and boosting education and training for potential and new employees. A growing body of research indicates gamification keeps young employees interested in duties, especially those they may consider repetitive, mundane or boring. Gamifying creates an interactive and motivating environment said to reduce disengagement, boost productivity and provide greater long-term job satisfaction, serving as a retention tool. In short, gamification makes work fun and employees are driven by that. Fleets can introduce […]

Get outdoors this summer

Get outdoors this summer

Deb Johnson, executive director for St. Clair County Community Mental Health. Those of us lucky enough to live in the Blue Water area sometime forget how privileged we are to bask in the sparkling backdrop of Lake Huron and the St. Clair River’s peace, calm, beauty, and harmony. With all the amenities of city life a short drive away, we are also free to enjoy the splendor and mystery of nature. This is never truer than during the summer, when the sights, sounds and landscapes of St. Clair County provide us the opportunity to improve our health by participating in countless outdoor activities, while simultaneously experiencing the joy and exhilaration that comes only from the feel of the sun and a gentle breeze off the lake against our cheeks. Whether we’re picnicking at one of our many public parks, cruising the St. Clair River, taking a swim at Lakeside Park, wandering along the Blue Water River Walk, or bicycling the Bridge to Bay Trail, there is never a shortage of exciting outdoor activities for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, many of us fail to take advantage of all the summer fun our area has to offer. Nationally, Americans who live until the average age of 78 will spend 68 of those years indoors, another 5 years in their car, and only 5 years outdoors! By spending so little time outdoors, we are robbing ourselves of the many physical and mental benefits of nature. Fresh air helps our lungs to dilate more fully and improves their ability to cleanse the body of indoor pollutants like mold, mildew, bacteria, dust mites, and animal dander. Spending time outdoors also lowers heart rates and blood pressure rates, while providing Vitamin D, which is critical for bone growth, cell growth and neuromuscular and immune function. […]

Learning several new things at once may make your brain 30 years younger

Learning several new things at once may make your brain 30 years younger

In a new study, researchers found that one important way of staving off cognitive decline in older people is learning new skills as a child would. They found that older people who learn three to five new skills at the same time could increase their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those 30 years younger. The research was conducted by a team from the University of California, Riverside. Previous research has shown cognitive gains of older people learning new skills, such as photography or acting. But these skills were learned one at a time, or sequentially. In the new study, the team found learning multiple new skills at the same time in older adulthood leads to cognitive growth. This can help people maintain independence in old age. They tested adults 58 to 86 years old to simultaneously take three to five classes for three months. That was about 15 hours per week, similar to an undergraduate course load. The classes included Spanish, learning to use an iPad, photography, drawing/painting, and music composition. The participants completed cognitive tests before, during, and after the studies to test working memory (such as remembering a phone number for a few minutes); cognitive control (which is switching between tasks) and episodic memory (such as remembering where you’ve parked). The team found that after just 1 ½ month, participants increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those of middle-aged adults, 30 years younger. Control group members, who did not take classes, showed no change in their performance. The team says that the natural learning experience from infancy to emerging adulthood mandates learning many real-world skills simultaneously. The study shows older adults can learn multiple new skills at the same time, and doing so may improve their cognitive functioning. Intense learning experiences are possible in […]

Nootropics and the quest to improve our brains through ‘barely regulated’ dietary supplements

Nootropics and the quest to improve our brains through ‘barely regulated’ dietary supplements

Image: Zander Chance It helped too that, as vague as the term “smart” is, “nootropics” is equally broad. It was coined by Romanian scientist Corneliu E. Giurgea in 1972 when he created a drug he believed enhanced memory and learning. … But today it’s an umbrella term that includes everything from prescription drugs, to dietary supplements … anything a person might use in an effort to enhance cognitive function, whatever that might mean to them. … For those people, there’s Whole Foods bottles of Omega-3 and B vitamins. In 2013, the American Psychological Association estimated that grocery store “brain booster” supplements and other cognitive enhancement products were already a $1 billion-a-year industry. In 2014, analysts projected “brain fitness” becoming an $8 billion industry by 2015. And of course, supplements — unlike medications that require prescriptions — are barely regulated , making them a nearly limitless market. … The brain supplements industry is still expanding. A recent report by Grand View Research estimated it could reach $10.7 billion annually by 2025, growing steadily at about 8 percent per year. “Growing health concerns over depression, anxiety, anti-aging, and sleep recovery issues” will contribute to the continued rise, the report states. … Nobody is taking these things for no reason. They’re pushing themselves for what seems to them like very good reasons, and turning themselves into crash test dummies. Read full, original post: The all-too-understandable urge to buy a better brain

Keeping Monaco Healthy: 5 foods to avoid this summer — and 5 to include!

Keeping Monaco Healthy: 5 foods to avoid this summer — and 5 to include!

I know, I know — some of these are summer «classics». I’m not saying you need totally abstain, but being aware of some of their nasty ingredients might help you curb your consumption and protect your health. Your summer (and your family’s) will be healthier if you do! Processed meat (hotdogs, bacon, ham, cured meats, corned beef, smoked fish or any type of lunchmeat) These foods contain nitrites and nitrates — two closely related chemicals used for centuries to preserve meat. Less serious symptoms include hives and itching, but once they enter your digestive system they mix with chemicals in your stomach to form nitrosamines, a carcinogenic substance linked to cancers of the pancreas, bladder and brain. Diet drinks They contain aspartame — a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Known to erode intelligence and affect short term memory, this toxic sweetener is linked to a wide variety of ailments including brain tumors and diseases like lymphoma, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety attacks, dizziness, headaches , mental confusion and seizures. They are also addictive and interfere with our body’s satiety mechanisms — increasing cravings. Never let children have them. Crisps and commercial snacks They often contain Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a flavor-enhancer that can affect the nervous system and make you feel hungrier than you are. MSG is also an excito-toxin and regular consumption can result in depression, disorientation and obesity. It may also trigger migraines. To avoid it read food labels carefully. MSG is listed as: Yeast extract (yes, marmite!), gelatin, textured and hydrolyzed proteins, calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate. Even packages that say «No MSG» or «No MSG Added» can sneak the substance in disguised as any of the ingredients above. Avoid fast food too. Commercial ice cream The artificial colourings they contain to make food look more […]

How cutting out sugar affects your body: Dietician explains sugar causes drug-like addiction

How cutting out sugar affects your body: Dietician explains sugar causes drug-like addiction

A dietitian has revealed how cutting out sugar, which can cause a drug-like addiction, could boost your health and performance in the gym and at work. Dr Samantha Coogan, president of the Nevada Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a researcher at the University of Nevada, explains the effects of quitting the sweet stuff. Withdrawal symptoms, including headaches, stomach aches or bowel changes, can last for days or even weeks. But once the body has adjusted, you can expect to see a boost in brain function at work and you’ll need fewer sick days at work, Dr Coogan said. The body will feel less lethargic, making exercise easier and muscles will be replenished quicker with adequate nutrition. Dr Coogan said the hair, skin, and nails improve, while sleep is more restful and weight loss is ‘inevitable’ from cutting out the high-calorie snacks. Your body will also be better protected against disease – too much sugar is known to raise the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. A dietitian has revealed how cutting sugar, which causes a drug-like addiction, can boost performance in the gym and at work (stock image) A dietitian has revealed how cutting sugar, which causes a drug-like addiction, can boost performance in the gym and at work (stock image) Dr Coogan, writing for the University of Nevada , said: ‘It may be a harsh comparison, but think about how drug addicts live on a day-to-day basis. ‘Work is either low quality or non-existent; workouts are either minimal intensity, or again non-existent; and their sleep patterns are constantly disturbed without ever feeling fully rested. ‘Sugar is an addictive substance for some people, so it really is necessary to approach it in a similar manner to drug or alcohol detoxification.’ The higher a person’s sugar […]

Two ways antioxidants help reduce brain injury from stroke

Two ways antioxidants help reduce brain injury from stroke

A stroke is a scary thing… The blood is cut off to an area of your brain and the cells in that area die. And, because of the unique nature of a stroke and the physical and chemical changes it causes, the damage can continue — killing more brain cells even days after. The larger the area of damage, the worst issues you’ll experience. Large strokes can cause speech problems, paralysis, or even death while small strokes may just result in weakness in an arm or a leg. The only sure way to avoid all of these things is to never have a stroke. A few important stroke prevention tips recommended by Harvard Medical School include: Maintaining healthy blood pressure and blood sugar Losing any extra weight Exercising more Limiting alcohol Quitting smoking Treating any problems with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeats) But unfortunately, estimates are that approximately 6000,000 Americans will experience their first stroke this year. That means someone you know, maybe even some of us reading this right now, could be in that number. But, there’s still something you can do that could both increase your odds for less brain damage and help your recovery if it happens… The brain-protecting triple power of antioxidants Ground-breaking research was carried out by a team of scientists from the University of South Florida College of Medicine, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, that looked into the effects of antioxidants on stroke. Previous research had already proven that diets enriched with blueberries, spinach or spirulina reversed normal age-related declines in memory and learning in old rats. So, they decided to test the antioxidant powerhouses against the damage caused by a stroke. The researchers studied four groups of rats which were fed either one of the three […]