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I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

This Month In Health
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    People with RLS feel an irresistible urge to move their legs, or other body parts, in order to relieve an uncomfortable sensation. This sensation is described as feelings of “pins and needles,” “tingling,” “itchiness,” or “creepy crawly.” Read >>
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  • Am I Losing My Mind?
    By the time you’re in your 80s, there’s a 50 percent chance you’ll suffer from dementia. What can you do to recognize the condition and manage it well? Read >>
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    As you would suspect, ADHD symptoms make it difficult for a child to focus and succeed in school. But a diagnosis of ADHD doesn't have to mean bad grades are inevitable. Read >>
Health and Fitness News
I will be eternally grateful to you for how you healed by back!

I started training with Coach Berry when I was 61 years old.  For four months, I had suffered a great deal of back pain and knew I need to do something different. When I began with Coach, he asked me how I was feeling.  After a lifetime of training with a number of different trainers I could only say I didn't feel great.  My back pain caused me to see chiropractors and accupuncturists, but I found no relief.  After one deep tissue massage, Coach immediately had me feeling better.  After two months of training Coach had me back to 100%.  He knows what he is doing when it comes to training and injuries.  He trains people to perform exercises correctly to avoid injuries.  I have worked with many different trainers all over the San Diego County and Coach Berry is the best, most effective trainer I have meet.  I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness levels.

Ron, age 62

Am I Losing My Mind?

The symptoms, causes, and treatments of dementia.

It’s estimated that five to eight percent of people age 65 and older have a form of dementia. Every five years, this percentage doubles. So by the time you’re in your 80s, there’s a 50 percent chance you’ll suffer from dementia.

So what does it mean to suffer from dementia? Dementia may begin as harmless forgetfulness. Over time, it develops into mild cognitive impairment and then worsens to problems with memory, language, perception, abstract thinking, judgment, and emotions that interfere with everyday activities. But don’t worry. Just because you’re a little forgetful now and then doesn’t mean you’ll develop dementia.

Seeing the Loss

Memory changes with age. So how can you decipher between normal forgetfulness and the warning signs of dementia? The stage between normal forgetfulness and dementia is called mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Symptoms include trouble focusing on more than one task at a time, difficulty making decisions or solving problems, or forgetting recent events. While these symptoms may be frustrating, they usually don’t interfere with taking care of yourself. Not everyone who has MCI will develop dementia.

If the problem progresses, early signs of dementia include difficulty performing tasks that used to be easy, getting lost, trouble remembering names of objects, a depressed mood, losing items, loss of social skills, and personality changes.

Symptoms of dementia slowly become more obvious and worrisome, as you slowly lose the ability to care for yourself. Symptoms that develop include night waking; losing awareness of who you are; inability to prepare meals, drive, or dress yourself; frequent arguments; violent behavior; depression; difficulty writing or reading; poor judgment; and speaking words that don’t make sense.

Severe dementia results in a complete loss of the ability to perform basic daily tasks, inability to recognize family members or understand normal language, incontinence, and trouble swallowing.

Where It Comes From

Dementia isn’t a disease. However, its symptoms are caused by a disease, infection, or heath condition that affects parts of the brain. Up to 50 known causes (most of which are very rare) result in dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s. Other common, usually irreversible, causes include Lewy body disease, Pick’s disease, mini strokes, Huntington’s disease, Lyme disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

Though devestating for many, approximately 20 percent of the causes of dementia are treatable. This means the dementia may be stopped or reversed if the cause is found early enough to be treated. Such causes include a brain tumor, brain injury, nutritional deficiency, chronic alcoholism, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, or use of certain medications.

Treatment

If you or a loved one develops signs of dementia or if the condition worsens, seek medical attention immediately. When dementia is brought on by a treatable condition, it is important to diagnose it as soon as possible. Otherwise, there may be no hope for a cure.

Treatment for dementia depends on the cause. Sometimes, performing simple mental exercises may help stop dementia. Medications are also available to control behaviors caused by confusion, lack of judgment, or increased impulsivity, and other medications may slow the development of dementia symptoms.

While most cases of dementia aren’t preventable, there are things you can do to lessen your chances of developing the related diseases. These include quitting smoking and taking measures to control diabetes and high blood pressure. Eating a healthy, balanced diet and getting regular exercise are additional ways to reduce your risk of developing certain types of dementia. For the best protection, don’t wait until the onset of dementia to make these lifestyle changes. It may be too late. Start today!