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Doing Doga With Your Dog by Aldo Baker

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getting-down-with-doga

Doing Doga With Your Dog

If you’ve ever noticed your dog stretching out its front or back legs then you know there is a connection between dogs and yoga. Those stretches are mimicked in most yoga practices, forming the cornerstone poses of upward and downward dog. Many animal-like poses are featured in yoga, but it isn’t overly practical to do yoga with a cow or a lion, so why not corral your domesticated furry friend instead? That’s right, doga; yoga for dogs!

You can practice doga one of two ways, with your dog as an active participant, or by simply allowing it to visit with other dogs in the class as your perform your asanas. Doga can be practiced at home with your dog, or by attending a class for other dog owners.

If you choose to practice the former, there are a variety of positions you can aid your dog in achieving, including wheelbarrow, forward bend, and even chair pose. In addition to building the bond between you and your dog, these poses can help your pooch physically by improving circulation. Doga also functions as a form of behavioral therapy and can help to calm a hyperactive or anxious dog.

It may be difficult to find a doga class at first, but this latest trend in yoga is sure to catch on like those before it!
Source: Fix.com

Food that Fasten Aging by Gift David

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food that fasten aging

Food that Fasten Aging

Before we delve into food that fasten Aging, lets know what aging is all about and why we get Aged?
Aging can be seen as the inability of the human Organs to function at it best due to damage of the cell and tissues, there by affecting ones appearance.

WHY DO WE AGE?

1) Bad eating habits
2) Excess Smoking
3) Consuming too much alcohol

EFFECTS OF AGING

1) Aging makes the muscles shrinks and loss mass
2) The heat would not be able to propel much blood faster to the body.
3) Food conversion get slower than normal, giving room for obesity.

It’s important for people to know what they eat by choosing the right food.
Poor eating habit affect human health as well as the skin, this alone can make one look older than its age.
The skin is a very important part of the human body. The layers on our skin are coated with natural oil that protects it from dryness and wrinkles. Also, the skin contain a particular protein called “collagen” that keeps it firm and elastic it is necessary to avoid skin aging foods such as (1) Sugar dessert,
(2) processed food etc

Good fruits hides the sugar laden dessert

Good fruits hides the sugar laden dessert

FOOD THAT FASTEN AGING

1. Sugar Dessert: High sugar intake increase enzymes that destroy the collagen, as a result of the ineffectiveness of the collagen, other tissues in the skin become damage.

2. Any vegetable Oil, Cotton Seed Oil or Corn Oil. Most times undergo a refining process and the use of chemical whereby leaving you with oil that is saturated fats that damage the cell membranes.
Possible Solution,
A complete avoidance of the above name oil should be taken into consideration or Healthy oil, such as virgin Coconut oil and Avocado oil should be taken.

3. Cured Meat:- Bacon and Hot dogs contain High level of preservative called “nitrates”.
Nitrate is bad for human consumption because its being converted to nitrite in the body which latter give birth to the chemical that cause cancer and is known as nitrosamines.
Possible Solution:
Eat nitrate – free Organ Meat.

4. Excess Consumption of Alcohol, such as Spirit, Whisky, Vodka etc.
This excess alcohol destroys the Liver and the Heart. It therefore leads to heart failure and high blood pressure.
Occasional consumption of at least a glass of red wine (5 ounce) can be of help to the body.

5. Processed food: Both refined grain and pasteurized dairy no longer has its original nutritional value due to the addition of some chemicals, for easier production and storage.
The left over nutrient in this product is ineffective and is equivalent to that of sugar in the body system.
The chemical effect contributes to aging and cancer disease.

FEW THINGS TO BE DONE

A. Engage in moderate physical activities such as walking or swimming.

B. Maintaining a healthy diet habit, eat vegetables, fruits and high – fiber foods
.
Example of green leafy vegetables is spinach, Beet greens. They contain powerful nutrients that prevent cancer also nutrient that protect the eyes.
These vegetables are powerful anti-Oxidants that fight against pre-mature aging.
After taking all these preventive measure, one can be rest assured that he or she is protected against aging and it related disease.

Writer,food blogger at naijahomecaterer.wordpress.com
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Trends in Dessert Franchises

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Trends in Dessert Franchises

Today 70 percent of Americans eat dessert at least once a week. Three years ago only 57 percent of Americans ate dessert on a weekly basis. This jump shows that the market for desserts is ever increasing, providing an immense opportunity for new trends in Dessert Franchises to move into the dessert industry and for existing franchises to expand their business. However, more opportunities lead to more competition. How can you stay ahead of your competitors and become a leader in the dessert industry?
One way to stay ahead of your competitors is to keep up with major industry trends. With more than 30 years of experience, we have become experts in the dessert industry and have learned how to tell the difference between fads and major trends that will affect our industry. Paying attention to major industry trends allows you to adapt over time and maximize the appeal to your market.

 

For example, Blockbuster used to be a thriving and profitable business in 1999 with a $19.00 share price, but was unable to adapt to changes in technology as time went on. Instead of paying attention to the major trends in their industry, Blockbuster Video focused on perfecting their existing services as a low-price movie rental store. In contrast, Netflix saw the trend of convenience that technology provided and capitalized on this trend. Today, Blockbuster Video is bankrupt while Netflix has reached a share price in the $70.00 range.

 

While we are not in the video industry, we can all learn from the example of Blockbuster Video and keep in touch with the trends in our own industry. Below are a couple of the latest major trends we have seen in the dessert industry and how we have adapted to accommodate them.

Technology

The rise of technology not only affects the video industry; it also affects the dessert industry. Technology has infiltrated every industry because it has become an integral part our everyday lives. We use technology to check email, pay bills, and keep in touch with friends. In today’s world of smart phones and tablets, we are not limited to a computer station, but utilize technology wherever we are. According to Mary Meeker, mobile internet traffic has grown from .9 percent of all internet traffic in 2009 to 15 percent in 2013 and is still climbing. By recognizing how integral technology has become, we can address this trend and remain relevant in today’s changing world.

Technology has become an integral part of life because it makes our customers’ lives easier and more convenient. Like Netflix, we should capitalize on the convenience technology brings and use this to our advantage, encouraging our dessert franchise to grow and thrive. To do this, we thought about how we could make our services more convenient by utilizing technology.

For example, we added online ordering to our website so our consumers can pre-order our new ice cream cakes from the comfort of their home. In addition to increasing the convenience for our customers, pre-ordering online is more convenient to our franchisees because it gives employees more time to focus on exceptional customer service.

Another way we have capitalized on the benefits of technology is by using it to reach more customers and create customer loyalty through social media. By taking advantage of social channels, we are able to provide special offers to engaging customers at a much lower cost than print advertising would be.

Along with social media, since technology has infiltrated most of our customers’ lives, we decided to use that to our advantage by launching an app for our franchise.

This app provides discounts to our most loyal customers. Providing discounts encourages our customers to come into our stores more frequently and to make larger purchases than normal. By increasing how frequently customers come into our stores and how much they buy, we help our franchisees make a greater profit.

Peanut Butter Galaxy

Peanut Butter Galaxy

Local Ingredients

The rise of technology has also brought about the rise of environmental awareness. Americans are no longer ignorant about our effect on the environment. According to a Gallup survey, 50 percent of Americans prioritized environmental protection over economic growth in 2014 as compared to the 36 percent in 2009. This jump illustrates how Americans have placed more and more emphasis on environmental protection recently. How can dessert franchises appeal and capitalize on this trend?

To address this trend of environmental awareness, many franchises have decided to use local ingredients in their desserts. For example we always use dairy from local farms as the primary ingredient in our ice cream. By choosing to use local dairy in our ice cream, we show how the environment is a high priority for our franchise, appealing to our customers who are also environmentally conscientious.

In addition to being environmentally friendly, using locally produced ingredients helps the local economy. For example, by using dairy produced locally, we increase sales for local dairy farmers who in turn can buy more, encouraging the local economy to grow and thrive.

By paying attention to these trends, dessert franchises can seamlessly adapt to the changing world and remain relevant. Utilize technology to increase the convenience of your customers. Appeal to your market and cut your business costs by becoming more environmentally friendly. Keep up with these trends in the dessert industry so you don’t become outdated like Blockbuster Video.

Dustin Thompson

Dustin Thompson is the Franchise Sales Lead and Marketing Manager for Global Franchise Group. He has been in the franchise industry for more than eight years and specializes in digital marketing and franchise lead generation. During this time, Dustin has experienced success by informing potential partners about the best franchise opportunities in the food and beverage industry. Other accomplishments have been driving franchise growth through cutting edge digital lead generation methods that cater to today’s consumer.

Sources:
http://dailyreckoning.com/the-six-most-fascinating-technology-statistics-today/
http://environment.about.com/od/greenlivingdesign/a/locally_grown.htm
http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/21/blockbuster-bankruptcy-economics-opinions-columnists-john-tamny.html
http://www.usfoods.com/food/operator-insights/archive/top-10-dessert-trends.html

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