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1. FITNESS: HOW TO BE MIND-, BODY- AND BEING-STRONG, ELLIE PETERSON, founderof POWER OF POSITIVE WORKOUTS, a fitness program that integrates positiveaffirmations with exercise movements, inspires individuals to affirmthemselves as they workout: "Start by breathing deeply. Inhale and exhale fora count of four. Once the breathing rhythm is established, focus your mind onpositive affirmation mantras like 'I am strong' or 'I am capable.' Nowintegrate your body by performing strengthening exercises like bicep curls orsquats. As the core value affirmations are repeated out loud or to yourself,your being becomes energized. The key to experiencing a strong mind, body andbeing is to listen to your own voice, move your body with intention and feelyour inner spirit." Web site: (10/3/08)

2. HEALTH: BUG BITES. DR. JOSHUA FOX, founder of ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY and aspokesperson for the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY: "Along with the changeof any season and as we move indoors, in, too, come some of those peskyannoyances such as the little bugs and their bites that irritate more than ournerves. Most insect bites cause a stinging sensation, along with itching andmild swelling that disappears within a day or two. But experiencing soreness,redness, swelling and warmth beyond the immediate bug bite, or pus are warningsigns that a bug bite may be infected and you should see a doctor." NewsContact: Melissa Chefec, Phone: +1-203-968-6625(10/3/08)

3. HEALTH: HEALTHY EATING HABITS MAY DELAY AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION.MARIA LIBERATI, celebrity chef, healthy cooking expert and best-selling authorof "The Basic Art of Italian Cooking": "Approximately 10 million Americanssuffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a devastating eye diseaseand the leading cause of vision loss in people 65 years or older, in theUnited States. Although there is no cure for AMD, recent studies show that byeating foods rich in antioxidants (like lutein), omega-3 fatty acids andzeaxanthin, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc, you may slow theprogression of AMD. What you eat can play a large part in the health of youreyes throughout your life. When thinking of what foods to eat, it is importantto feed your eyes, as well as your stomach, with important nutrients. Regulareye exams are just as important and can only complement a healthy diet."Liberati can discuss which types of foods you should eat. She combines hernutritional background with her culinary training in Italy to regularlypresent healthy eating and cooking programs based on the Mediterranean dietfor corporate clients throughout the U.S. Her method of cooking has beentrademarked and is based on Slow Food principles. News Contact: Gia Carispat, Phone: +1-800-581-9020 (10/3/08)

4. HEALTH: OBESITY LINKED TO CANCER. DR. WILLIAM DUNN, practicing oncologistwho specializes in the treatment and prevention of cancer: "The rate ofobesity in this country is increasing at an astonishing rate. Worse yet, moreand more of our society is accepting these higher and more dangerous weightlevels as the norm. It is almost common knowledge that obesity leads to heartdisease and diabetes. But relatively recently, the American Cancer Societyreported a link between obesity and cancer. Within a decade, should this trendnot reverse, we will see pandemic proportions of cancer, diabetes and heartdisease that will drown our health system." Dunn has written a report, "TheObesity Flood," on this issue, which can be accessed at the link listed below.Web site: (10/3/08)

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.To submit an Opportunity by e-mail: profnet@profnet.comTo consult the ProfNet Experts Database: contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1To share a thought on ProfNet Expert Alerts: profnetalerts@prnewswire.com1. Fitness: How to Be Mind-, Body- and Being-Strong 2. Health: Bug Bites 3. Health: Healthy Eating Habits May Delay Age-Related Macular Degeneration 4. Health: Obesity Linked to Cancer


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