CNN Cable Television’s News Central

One of the most important reasons that people subscribe to some form of television service is to keep up to date on the current events and news going on in the world. Unlike any other time in history, we have the ability to know exactly what is going on at any time across the globe. You cannot only get the news on your local cable TV but also online and on the go devices such as smartphones and netbooks.In 1980, Ted Turner created a news network channel called CNN. This was the first time that any channel delivered news 24/7. Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting own the news network. More than a hundred million people receive the channel through their cable or satellite providers in the US. CNN also broadcasts internationally throughout more than 200 countries.Over the years since its start, CNN has covered some of the most impactful events of our time. They were the only channel to broadcast the launch and disaster of the Challenger space shuttle. The TV network has also covered events like the Gulf War, the rescue of baby Jessica from the well in Texas, the September 11, 2001 Attacks on the World Trade Center, and multiple Presidential elections.Not only does CNN news deliver the latest breaking headlines but it also has a variety of news shows throughout the day. These shows include everything from business news and politics to medical news and various talk series. Some of the most notable of these programs include AM Wakeup Call, CNN Newsroom, Anderson Cooper 360, Your Bottom Line, and Piers Morgan Tonight. There is something for everything you want to know.CNN broadcasts on regular digital subscriptions and in 2007 introduced its HD version of the news network. In 1995, they launched their website, which has become one of the most popular sites on the internet. You can find CNN apps on the iPhone and droid markets for on the go devices as well. Over the years, the network debuted several spinoff news channels that include HLN (Headline News), CNN Airport Network, and CNN International.There is no doubt that the CNN news network has revolutionized television news distribution. It is cable and satellite TV’s premier news network. It has been shaping our view of the world for decades now and there is no sign of slowing down. The news is literally available all the time anywhere you want to get it.

Healthcare IT: The Deal With It and the Possibilities

As time goes on, more and more people are becoming particular about healthcare. Well, this is to be expected. If you look at everything that has been going on, there is always the potential for new diseases to develop and strike lingering around. Even genetically modifying crops has a bad result on our health despite allowing for less loss of said crop to hazards such as pests. With all these problems arising, a better system for healthcare delivery, and of course much more affordable, should be established. What many people have their eyes on now is healthcare IT, something which could do just that.There are, however, problems that may arise through the implementation of healthcare IT within all healthcare providers. One such problem may be the experience of making less profit from their patients as the stay within the healthcare facility would be of less time. One other problem is that those that want to implement healthcare IT into their facilities will have to pay a large cost to do, something which only adds up to the problem with making less of a profit from patients. But if you take a good look at it, making less of a profit wouldn’t be much to worry about if the provision of better healthcare services is established. However, for the healthcare facilities in question, they would need ways to cut costs when it comes to all their needed medical supplies.Due to this, there may be an influx of companies that will begin to market in the healthcare industry. This possibility could be viewed as something like an answer to helping healthcare facilities with having all that they need at better prices and with the provision of better service. After all, there is a lot of competition when it comes to service providers and a lot of them provide better service at varying prices, some being relatively less than the other but with also better performance. Aside from being able to bring the healthcare field better service and a lower cost for it, perhaps it can be viewed as a way to make more sales for these companies. Healthcare services are of course quite important, and if these facilities face making less profit from their patients, then they may have to think about switching their providers for certain services.Though if you look at the big picture, it may all even out in due time. Healthcare facilities may face less gains than before but in due time, we may be able to say that they will adapt to it, as did all other businesses during the time of the economic slow down. For the provision of better and more efficient healthcare services, it really would be a small price to pay. Healthcare IT may just be the way to go if we are to achieve a better field of healthcare that is prone to making less errors and providing better and faster service, also one that saves more lives. And with all the chances for marketing their products and services within the healthcare industry, companies can add to creating a better healthcare field.

The Future of Fitness in 2010 and Beyond

What is going on all you fitness crazed braus and sisters? I do hope you are well…It is December and it is time for my annual fitness year in review.Sadly, it seems that the fitness industry at large has not made any great inroads into providing a short term, long term or any term solution to our country’s large scale obesity epidemic that is not just a national crisis (oh yeah, it is a CRISIS on a freakin’ GRAND SCALE) but, a world wide catastrophy (Alright, officially a pandemic).SCARY STUFF, MAN… SCARY, SCARY STUFF!The sickening fact that our country has become through both poor nutrition (NOTE-no thanks to some real crap and far too long perpetuated information from the mainstream) and a lack of REAL EFFECTIVE exercise, (NOTE-i.e. GARDENING, even if it is ALL OUT, REDLINE, HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL WEED PULLING AND LAWN MOWING does not qualify as exercise…) not only more fat, more lethargic and more sick and getting sicker; we have succeeded in passing down to our youth a new disease called TYPE II Juvenile Diabetes. Now, this is just straight up NUTTS!Man, things have gotten’ screwed up big time! And, now we have to make things right. So, what I am going to do is provide some real positive upside strategies that, for lack of a better term, will be the fitness ‘trends’ of 2010. These ideas will help both our youth and adult populations find what maybe better solutions to acquire better health and well being.What is done is done. Now, it’s time to get this country back to being the STRONG & FIT nation we deserve to be!Sound good to you?…Cool! Here we go…2010-The year we will finally get our fit together and GET. FIT. DONE.Fitness Trend #1- Fitness Boot Camps Will Take Over One-On-One Personal TrainingHey, after this two year long recession who can afford a $60 one-on-one personal training session anymore? Answer=Very few.Well, with problems comes solutions. And, the emergence of the fitness boot camp has provided the solution to the personal training problem. Boot camps are the HOTTEST thing going on in the fitness world right now! The boot camp model provides the ultimate win-win for both trainers and clients making one-on-one training virtually obsolete. Fitness trainers are better able to leverage their time because they can provide their service to larger groups and maximize profits. Fitness clients (boot camp members) are better able to access personal training services in a unique and dynamic team environment that provides great motivation, energy, social support & accountability for only a third or less of the cost of the average personal training session.If you are looking to lose weight, look GREAT and feel better in 2010, do yourself a favor… save some of your hard earned $ and simply get better results by joining a local fitness boot camp.This will be the best decision you will make ALL year!Fitness Trend #2- Interval Training Will Give an UNDISPUTED Beating To Long, Boring Aerobics Workouts… A BEATING!Why is High Intensity Interval Training gaining rapid popularity? Because it freakin’ works…BIG TIME!It crushes endurance type training because endurance training (lasting 30-60 minutes or more)focuses on volume of training. Here is a typical example: Your average runner will pound the pavement for the same amount of miles, at the same pace, over and over, day after day, week after week, month after month…beating down their bodies and getting less than exciting results from that investment of time and energy. They are burning off weight by wasting away muscle and destroying their metabolism at the same time. This method sounds like a poor ROI for someone who really wants incredible, long lasting results from their exercise program.Now, bring in the power of HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training focuses on a much more substantial variable for productive exercise; and that is quality or intensity of training. HIIT works similar to resistance training in that it stimulates the body’s systems to maintain and even gain lean tissue. And gaining muscle is the key to a ‘fat rippin’, look better, feel better, BE BETTER METABOLISM!Hey, did you know that fat burns in muscle? More Muscle…Faster Metabolism!Put in yet another way-Unless you want to LOOK like the top 30 minute finishers at any marathon race, it is probably not a good idea to train like one!If you want science behind this idea just look at these two landmark studies-The Tabata Study and The Gibala Study2010 is the year you will “Ripp It Up” with ALL-OUT-EFFORT type of HIIT work, and you will look better naked for it!Fitness Trend #3- If We Want Improved Health, Performance and A Killer Body Then…We need to get rid of those unnecessary sugars in our diets!This is not some kind of trendy, fad type of rhetoric. If anyone still thinks a high carb, low-fat diet works then they probably have not recognized the obvious devastation that this type of diet has caused.Here is a very short list:- 2/3 of our population is Overweight/Obese.-Diabetes up 400% since the food pyramid of 1986 (Recommends lots of grainsand cereals, and low fat)-A new disease…Juvenile Onset Diabetes (another name for Type II Diabetes)-Cancer diagnosis have gone through the roof! Highest rates in history.Hey, what does a tumor FEED on? SUGAR! Hmm…-Cardio Vascular Disease (High carb diets stimulates the liver to drench thethe circulation with triglycerides and LDL’s)-High Carb diets cause and support Metabolic Syndrome-A recent John Hopkins University Study has changed the way doctors will treat certain cancer patients. By eliminating carbohydrates in cancer patients’ diets, oncologists have found it unnecessary to treat many types of tumors with toxic doses of chemo as well as radiation to shrink or, entirely eliminate the presence of these tumors.Great books to read and establish a sound understanding of how our bodies REALLY respond to the foods we eat are:’The New Diet Revolution’ by Dr. Robert Atkins, M.D.’The TNT Diet’ by Jeff Volek, PhD RD.’Protein Power’ by Dr.Michael R. and Dr.Mary Dan Eades, M.D.’s'The Paleo Diet’ by Loren Cordain, PhDKNOWLEDGE IS POWER! READ!Fitness Trend #4- Fitness Boot Camps For Kids? Yeah, Why Not!Lets face it many of our school districts have limited or eliminated gym class based on budgetary or other B.S. reasons. The reasons are not that important as the fact that now we have a real issue of addressing the fitness of our youth outside the school setting. (Unless the kids are involved in sports at their school). No worries though, because of Youth Coach Brian Grasso and his International Youth Conditioning Association, there is now a growing trend of youth specific exercise programming in fitness facilities throughout the world. The IYCA has developed incredibly effective programming that is relevant to age groups ranging from 6-9, 10-12, 13-15 & 16-18. The programming takes into consideration the neural development of pre and pubescent kids so they can learn and adapt movement and exercise in appropriate developmental patterns. A real important fact with youth and exercise is this: Kids that are exposed to fun and effective exercise early on tend to continue with a healthy and fitness oriented lifestyle for LIFE!To learn more please go to International Youth and Conditioning AssociationFitness Trend # 5- Fitness Anywhere & The TRX Will Rule The Fitness RoostMan, I started using the TRX four years ago. When I was throwing the straps on top of the cable machine at our local health club, everyone was looking at me like I had 3 heads on my shoulders.Well, four years later I have to say “if you are not using the TRX, you are the odd man out!”Hey, If you have a chance to use THE MOST PROGRESSIVE & VALUABLE EXERCISE TOOLthe fitness industry has seen in years, JUST DO IT!You may never go back to “machines” again. those are my Top 5 fitness trends for the next year.Now, I want to close this up by asking- “If I were to give you some real easy tips to follow (well, maybe not so easy in practice) for the ultimate, one-two belly fat burning punch for that kick ass New Year… New Body You…Would YOU Follow Them?”a.Change your mindset about foodEat Lean, hormone and antibiotic free meats;cage-free eggs;wild caught fish(salmon); raw veggies(e.g.BIG ASS SALADS); moderate amounts of locally grown and/or organic fruits; raw nuts and seeds; WATER…WATER…WATER;low-sugar whey protein powder (post workout); and ‘Goof Off’ now and then. (Read TNT Diet by Jeff Volek)…Look for my book. It will be available soon!b. Find a local ‘KICK ASS TRX USING FITNESS BOOT CAMP’ and ENLIST!c. Eliminate stress from your life as much as you can. Control whatever you can, and the rest well, is not up to you anyway, so just chill.Follow these a b c’s and YOU WILL HAVE THE YEAR OF YOUR LIFE! I PROMISE!It’s 2010 Baby! Time to ‘Ripp It Up’ and GET. FIT. DONE.You WILL Have an AWESOME Year!