Health and Wellness Industry Review

Okay, so why did we take the time to talk about the Health and Wellness Industry? Why all the interest in Health and Wellness? The answer lies in the convergence of two trends. The first trend was sparked by the fact that the Baby Boomers are living longer than previous generations ever have in the … Continue reading “Health and Wellness Industry Review”

Okay, so why did we take the time to talk about the Health and Wellness Industry? Why all the interest in Health and Wellness? The answer lies in the convergence of two trends. The first trend was sparked by the fact that the Baby Boomers are living longer than previous generations ever have in the past. They’re looking at ways to keep themselves healthy, active and vital so that they can enjoy life into their later years. They’re focusing on being well – or “Wellness” instead of waiting to get sick and just reacting to it with medications.

The second trend, is also at least partly the result of baby boomers and the longer life span of the population in general. Now, what are people going to do to ensure that they have the money to enjoy their retirement – sometimes for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? Now that the old financial system has broken down, everyone needs to be looking at how they’re going to provide a passive, residual income stream for their future.

Thus, we get the birth of an industry – Health and Wellness.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, lots of people are thinking about launching a home based business.
With the economy the way it is, and unemployment rates growing, it’s no wonder some are turning to a home business as a way to make a living.

But how do you decide what to do? So many choices out there, so many “business opportunities” screaming “I am the best opportunity-make lots of money…fast…easy…overnight…” and on and on it goes.

If you’ve read our other materials up to this point, then you already have a good grasp on this industry and are aware of your choices in starting a home based business.

When you’re trying to decide what type of home business you want to set up, of course it’s a good idea to take a minute and think about the most popular industries that are big right now – and will continue to grow.

We’re going to focus on an industry that has absolutely exploded – and is anticipated to continue to grow for years to come – the Health and Wellness Industry. People who have become involved in this industry are finding it extremely lucrative and are poised to do quite well financially in the future.

The Health and Wellness Industry is concerned with prevention of illness and disease.
This is different from Health industry which includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This industry focuses on treating the symptoms of illness, and not on prevention of sickness, and or helping people feel healthier.

The Health and Wellness Industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar industry by 2010. This industry includes nutritional supplements, juices, health/fitness clubs, chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy, and holistic health care. So what are the forces making the Health and Wellness industry so hot?

The economic downturn has affected peoples’ ability to spend money on insurance, doctor visits, and hospital stays. People are focusing on prevention of sickness and disease: According to cNMI (Natural Marketing Institute) President Maryellen Molyneaux:

“NMI research clearly shows that the current economic downturn is changing consumer behavior on many levels, including spending related to health and wellness. So while sales in each category continue to grow, consumers are becoming more discerning and are looking for real value in their purchases and not just the perceived value. This shift in behavior will impact manufacturers and retailers not just short-term but also in the future. With the economic future unclear, NMI projects that the health and wellness industry as a whole will remain relatively stable over the next five years at approximately 7% growth each year.”

More and more people are searching for ways to prevent illness and improve the quality of their life through better health. Many people feel that the nature of western medicine is treating symptoms, rather than preventing disease. They also feel that what traditional medicine does best is treating emergencies, not not keeping people from getting sick in the first place.

Many Doctors and scientists have dedicated their lives to finding natural “cures” for common “dis-eases” and have embraced a natural approach to treating peoples’ conditions.

Pharmaceutical concerns: There is growing mistrust in the general population towards the pharmaceutical industry. Side effects of medications are often serious, and sometimes even lethal.

Lawsuits and product recalls are making people leery of just taking a pill in hopes of getting better. The majority of prescriptions are merely to treat symptoms of sickness, not in curing or preventing disease.
This is creating lifetime customers. Pharmaceuticals are being designed to be taken for life – and people are becoming aware of the dangers of this to their health.

People are living longer. And they want to be healthy doing it. Life spans keeps getting longer, and people are willing to invest in their health more now than ever before. They are seeking ways to feeling good, staying well, and having health and vitality – and are turning to the Health and Wellness Industry for the answers.Why are we writing this Health and Wellness Industry Review? Why all the interest in Health and Wellness? The answer lies in the convergence of two trends. The first trend was sparked by the fact that the Baby Boomers are living longer than previous generations ever have in the past. They’re looking at ways to keep themselves healthy, active and vital so that they can enjoy life into their later years. They’re focusing on being well – or “Wellness” instead of waiting to get sick and just reacting to it with medications.

The second trend, is also at least partly the result of baby boomers and the longer life span of the population in general. What are people going to do now to ensure that they have the money to enjoy their retirement – sometimes for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? With the breakdown of the old order (financial system) it’s becoming absolutely critical to generate a passive and residual income stream.

Thus, we get the birth of an industry – Health and Wellness.

Due to the reasons mentioned above, lots of people are thinking about launching a home based business.
With the economy the way it is, and unemployment rates growing, it’s no wonder some are turning to a home business as a way to make a living.

But how do you decide what to do? So many choices out there, so many “business opportunities” screaming “I am the best opportunity-make lots of money…fast…easy…overnight…” and on and on it goes.

If you’ve read our other materials up to this point, then you already have a good grasp on this industry and are aware of your choices in starting a home based business.

When you’re trying to decide what type of home business you want to set up, of course it’s a good idea to take a minute and think about the most popular industries that are big right now – and will continue to grow.

We’re going to focus on an industry that has absolutely exploded – and is anticipated to continue to grow for years to come – the Health and Wellness Industry. People who have become involved in this industry are finding it extremely lucrative and are poised to do quite well financially in the future.

The Health and Wellness Industry is concerned with prevention of illness and disease.
This is different from Health industry which includes doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies. This industry focuses on treating the symptoms of illness, and not on prevention of sickness, and or helping people feel healthier.

The Health and Wellness Industry is expected to be a $1 trillion dollar industry by 2010. This industry includes nutritional supplements, juices, health/fitness clubs, chiropractic, naturopathy, homeopathy, and holistic health care. So what are the forces making the Health and Wellness industry so hot?

The economic downturn has affected peoples’ ability to spend money on insurance, doctor visits, and hospital stays. People are focusing on prevention of sickness and disease: According to cNMI (Natural Marketing Institute) President Maryellen Molyneaux:

“NMI research clearly shows that the current economic downturn is changing consumer behavior on many levels, including spending related to health and wellness. So while sales in each category continue to grow, consumers are becoming more discerning and are looking for real value in their purchases and not just the perceived value. This shift in behavior will impact manufacturers and retailers not just short-term but also in the future. With the economic future unclear, NMI projects that the health and wellness industry as a whole will remain relatively stable over the next five years at approximately 7% growth each year.”

More and more people are searching for ways to prevent illness and improve the quality of their life through better health. Many people feel that the nature of western medicine is treating symptoms, rather than preventing disease. They also feel that what traditional medicine does best is treating emergencies, not keeping people from getting sick in the first place.

Many Doctors and scientists have dedicated their lives to finding natural “cures” for common “dis-eases” and have embraced a natural approach to treating peoples’ conditions.

Pharmaceutical concerns: There is growing mistrust in the general population towards the pharmaceutical industry. Side effects of medications are often serious, and sometimes even lethal.

Lawsuits and product recalls are making people leery of just taking a pill in hopes of getting better. The majority of prescriptions are merely to treat symptoms of sickness, not in curing or preventing disease.
This is creating lifetime customers. Pharmaceuticals are being designed to be taken for life – and people are becoming aware of the dangers of this to their health.

People are living longer. And they want to be healthy doing it. Life spans keeps getting longer, and people are willing to invest in their health more now than ever before. They are seeking ways to feeling good, staying well, and having health and vitality – and are turning to the Health and Wellness Industry for the answers.

Health and Fitness: Working Out the Proper Way

When starting out a workout program, you need to start slow. You can set your program up in a 4-6 week phase. Each week you try to do a little more than the previous week. This process allows your body to prepare for the workout it is about to endure, as well as helping to prevent any injuries to yourself. One very important thing to remember is form. While you are doing your exercises, you need to make sure that your form is perfect. If you do not do this, then you stand a very high chance of no performance gain or of hurting yourself. Another good rule of thumb is to take it slow. The biggest thing that you can do for your workouts is to stretch both before and after your workout.

The first week you should try to pick one exercise for each part of your body. Perform these exercises with no weight or just a bare minimum of weight. Remember, you can always increase the weight in progressive weeks of your workout plan. Do each exercise for only one set at 10 to 15 reps. Once you have done each exercise once, you are done. In week one, you will only do the exercises in this routine once. Keeping in mind that you will be sore after your workout, you need to space your routine so that you have a couple days for rest in between.

The second week you will keep doing the same exercises that you had done in week one, but you will add weight to your exercises. Your end goal is to have made it up to enough weight that you can only do 15 reps of each exercise. However, you need to slowly add the weight so that you don’t over-tax or injure yourself. A good idea would be to write down how much weight that you use so that you will know for sure how much you will need next time. Also this will give you a base line of where you started from. So you can look back several weeks from and see how you have improved. You still are only going to perform your routine twice in week two. Again, make sure that you give yourself at least one day break in between days.

Weeks 3-5 are where you are going to start your major changes. What you want to start doing is once you reach 16 reps, add 3-5 pounds of weight and drop your reps back down to ten. Once you get back to 16 reps, you will add more weight. This is a good and safe way to build up your body. At the start of week 4 you will add a third day to your work out week. You always need to have a day of rest in between workouts so that your body has the chance to recover.

Once you hit week 6, you will add a complete set to your exercises. So now you will be at a total of 2 sets of each exercise each day, 3 times a week. By this time your body will be capable of taking on another set of exercises because you have slowly worked up to it in the prior weeks. You would maintain the two sets per exercise until you were comfortable adding another set to your routine.
By starting your routine out slow and with little to no weight, you allow your body to recover and also have less of a chance of injuring yourself. When you try to skip stages you run a higher risk of injury. You must also remember not to do the routine daily as your body won’t have any chance to recover from the workout.

Why is Fitness Important? Here are 5 Reasons

Fitness should be a key component in anybody’s life simply for the fact that it makes you feel better. It is recommended that you get 30 minutes a day by most experts standards. But in my opinion you should do at least 40- 60 minutes of exercise a day.

The Benefits Of Being Fit

More Confidence

One of the first benefits that come to mind is confidence or raised self esteem. After all when you feel good you look good and that definitely shows in a person if they take care of themselves.

More Energy

Let’s face it people that exercise have or seem to have more energy than people that don’t. Let me give you an example. If you where to do cardio in the morning before you went to work do you think your day would run smoother and you would be more upbeat for the day? You beat you would. Working out might seem like a chore at first. You might even feel like you have no energy to workout. However remember this, working out on a regular bases give you more energy in the long run.

More Organized

I am drawing from personal experience here but whenever I am on a structured program or workout regime, I become more organized in other areas of my life. Area’s such as work, friends, family and leisure time. So try making fitness a part of your life. You never know what you might be able to accomplish.


Goal Setting & Achievement

Doing any kind of fitness program will help you with goal setting. Not only that it will help you in reaching those goals. Make sure when you set your goals they are always realistic and achievable. If your goals are really easy to reach your sub conscious mind won’t mind helping you reach your goals. But if your goals are set too high, then you might look at it as a negative if you don’t reach your goal, even though your still achieving. So set small, realistic, and achievable goals and you will get to your long term goal in no time.

Weight Management & Reduction

Of course with fitness brings weight loss and fat reduction but only if you have a balanced healthy diet. Weight loss however should not be the only reason why you embark on a fitness goal. Make it part of your lifestyle, so that it is something you do whether you are happy, sad, or tired.

These are just five reasons why fitness is important but the biggest thing you should take away from this article, is to make fitness a priority, make it part of your daily life and you will have a better life because of it.

Lower Body Exercises With No Equipment

The best lower body exercises are the ones that can be done anywhere with little or no equipment. Being single with no kids may allow for wasted time in the gym doing twelve sets per lower body part, but once in the real world of spouse, kids and job, those two hour gym visits are history. The good news is this should be a welcome change because the old-school bodybuilder, weights and machine type workout routines can do more damage in the long run as compared to a smart, properly structured lower body exercise routine.

Exercise machines and weights will always have their place in fitness – but they are not the only way to achieve a strong, well toned lower body. The right selection of lower body exercises can produce a sufficient training stimulus to bring about desired changes, continuous progress and visible results. As health clubs and fitness centers are filled with an endless amount of exercise machines and weight training gear, it is in their best interest to promote weight and machine type workout programs. Naturally, members develop a dependency on these types of workouts because they don’t learn any alternative exercise methods. Some fitness experts argue that workouts with machines and weights are the only path to true lower body improvements. The reality is, nothing can be further from the truth.

The problems with this mind-set range from the ‘more is better’ syndrome to the ‘I got out of my routine’ excuse. To develop a strong, fit and defined lower body your choice of exercises must be realistic for long term adherence and they must consist of exercises that can be done at home or while on the road if you are traveling. As a career personal trainer and fitness consultant I’ve had the opportunity to work with many people at various stages of life. The people who maintain long term fitness success are the ones who structure their lower body exercise routines so that they are ‘portable’ – meaning if they don’t have a gym available to them – it’s not going to prevent them from getting their lower body exercise session in. This ties into one of the essential elements of fitness success – consistency. Staying on a regular exercise schedule will yield the best long term results. Starting and stopping a routine that is unrealistic will yield harmful results – this is a fact.

Lower body workouts consisting of body weight leg exercises produce an incredible amount of natural strength while providing gender specific improvements in muscular development and appearance. While women seek more of a toning and firming effect, men seek more of a lean muscle building effect with muscle group definition. An old fitness myth exists that has people believing that a woman will develop muscles like a man if she follows the same type of lower body exercise program. The exercise program does not dictate this result. It’s the gender/genetic differences of the male and female DNA that dictate the specific results that men and women derive from well rounded, and properly structured lower body exercises. Not the type or intensity of the workout routine itself.

Yes, we sometimes see women who look like male bodybuilders or power-lifters – but these abnormal looks can almost always be traced back to some method of pharmaceutical enhancement. For example, taking anabolic steroids or growth hormone to develop as much muscle mass as possible is one way for a woman to lose the fit, sexy and feminine look. Nothing against them – but they do not represent the definition of fitness – especially for women.

No matter if you are male or female, the benefits of properly structured lower body exercises that do not rely on the confines of a gym or fitness center can give you all the results you could ever want, in a program that can easily be followed for life. After all, isn’t that what true fitness is about?

Don’t get rid of your health club membership – especially if you enjoy doing some of your lower body workouts there. But it would be wise for you to develop a body-weight leg exercise routine for you to follow at home or while you are ‘on the road’ – so you don’t develop over-training injuries or find yourself missing several weeks of exercise sessions because you were traveling or just ‘didn’t have time to get to the gym’.

Health and Fitness Magazines

Today, maintaining health and fitness have become more important than ever before. With illnesses becoming more often, we have to equip ourselves with everything necessary to maintain health and have a good quality of life. One of the best ways to jumpstart your way to better health is through reading health and fitness magazines. These magazines offer helpful tips, advice and recent discoveries about health that should come handy. Note that although fitness magazines are aimed mainly at body- and health-conscious audience, everyone will surely benefit from all the information they provide. Here are some of the most popular health and fitness magazines today:

Muscle & Fitness Magazine

This magazine was released mainly for bodybuilders. However, if you are conscious about your health and do workouts, you can use vital information on this magazine. There is a version of this magazine called Muscle and Fitness Hers aimed mainly towards health-conscious ladies. This magazine contains tons of information that can range from bodybuilding foods, diet programs, weight loss strategies, workout information, supplements, and other recent discoveries.

Shape Magazine

Shape Magazine has been edited to help you get a better understanding of fitness. It features articles from experts in the fields of nutrition, exercise, beauty and psychology. Shape is mainly geared towards fitness enthusiasts who surely will benefit from each and every bit of information that the magazine contains. It highlights news, step-by-step guidelines, recipes, and tips in beauty, fashion, style, and everything in between.

Men’s Fitness Magazine

Men’s Fitness is also a magazine designed for the modern health conscious men. It contains articles containing important details on maximizing workout, optimal diet and nutrition necessary for perfect fitness. Each issue is aimed at showing you how to properly workout your specific body parts, look better, unleash your sexual drive, and essentially put adventure back into your life.

Subscribing Health and fitness magazines cover everything a health and body-conscious person needs to know. If you are aware of the importance of maintaining tiptop health, and are actually doing something about it, a subscription to these types of magazines will provide you great discounts than buying them at the newsstand. Health and fitness magazines are usually offered in an attractive price package through websites like Magazineland.com.

Consider subscribing to a health and fitness magazine as an investment for your health and yourself. There is nothing more important than valuing health. Today, it may seem like an added financial burden but the long-term benefits that reading about health can give are far worth it. Besides, you can get subscriptions at rock bottom, discounted prices. However, be careful with the website you will subscribe to. Trust only the most reliable website that has a good reputation online.