Motivational Monday: True Rest Float Spa

Have you ever floated, completely suspended in water so buoyant that you will not sink? True Rest Float spa offers modern day take on floatation therapy in posh rooms, spa like atmosphere. Float in beautiful private tank, suspended in Epson salts. Experience complete relaxation, recovery and health benefits that span the full range: from mental to physical. Let Gilbert Franchise Owner, Dr. Laura Witte tell you about the benefits of floatation therapy.

-benefit of sleeping while floating? According to research, one hour of delta sleep is equivalent to 6 to 8 hours of very deep sleep.-Circulation can be improved -aches and pains soothed. -wind down -get over jet-lag -- as a deeply relaxing float has much in common with a deep sleep.-Epsom salts are incredible for your skin-they are a muscle relaxant; they help draw lactic acid out of the muscles,-so that speeds up the healing process. -All your blood vessels and cells open up and your circulation increases, -bringing new oxygen to the blood. -some say being in the tank inspires great ideas and creative thinking.

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Motivational Monday: Oxygen Bar

On this Motivation Monday, could feeling better be as simple as getting an added dose or a "hit" of oxygen? That's what they sell at Oxygen Bars, we head out to True Rest Float Spa and learn the pros and cons of this trend that claims will boost your energy and endurance during exercise.

Proponents of this oxygen "therapy" say:-it boosts energy levels-increases your endurance during exercise -helps you bounce back more quickly from physical exertion-provides relief from stress and pollution-increases your concentration-helps you relax-eases headaches and hangovers.

The medical community doesn't buy it, though. "There has been no scientific research that this extra shot of pure oxygen has any benefits," says George Boyer, MD, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

The Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists has gone so far as to issue a position statement that reads: "As health professionals, we cannot ethically or morally support providing oxygen therapy to those who do not require it."

Healthy individuals take in approximately 21% oxygen from the air they breathe, says Boyer. At that level, blood is almost completely (99%) saturated, meaning there is no need for additional oxygen.

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Cozy Peach at Schnepf Farms

Schnepf Farms is excited to launch Queen Creek's first "hotel,” The Cozy Peach. Glamping is glamorous camping and there are several different versions. They have chosen Vintage Trailers as their version which is a perfect fit for Schnepf Farms. With eight total trailers, dating from the 1940's to the 1970's, six are already for use.

Each trailer has its own private fenced front yard and patio, flat screen televisions, microwave, plush bedding, robes, private bonfires, BBQ grills to share and amazing views. The trailers will be available to rent beginning March 15th. They will only be available checking in on Wednesdays through Sundays.

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24610 S. Rittenhouse Road Queen Creek, Arizona 85142(480) 987-3100

Colorectal Cancer

Colon or colorectal cancer is defined as cancer that starts in the large intestine or the rectum (the end of the colon).

Most colorectal cancers start as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. These growths are called polyps.

The ProblemColorectal cancer is currently the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.Colon cancer incidence in 2017o 97,220 new cases of colon cancero 43,030 new cases of rectal cancerOverall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about o 1 in 22 (4.49%) for men o 1 in 24 (4.15%) for womenIt's expected to cause about 50,630 deaths during 2018.The death rate (the number of deaths per 100,000 people per year) from colorectal cancer has been dropping due to better treatment and early detection. One in three adults still do not get screened for colorectal cancer when they should

Risk Factors Adults over the age of 50 Family history of the disease Past endometrial, breast, ovarian, colon or rectal cancer A history of inflammatory disease of the colon like Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis Personal history of colon polyps African American Inherited syndromes that increase colon cancer risk Family history of colon cancer Cigarette smoking Heavy alcohol use History of radiation therapy for cancerColon Cancer can affect anyone Sam Simon "The Simpsons" co-creator died in 2015 after a long and public battle with colon cancer Katie Kouric lost her husband, Jay, to colorectal cancer in 1998 Sharon Osbourne was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002 Ronald Reagan, the 40th president, underwent surgery for colon cancer in July of 1985 Pope John Paul had surgery to remove colon cancer in 1992 Kareem Abdul Jabbar said "My grandfather died from colorectal cancer, my uncle died from colorectal cancer and my father almost died from colorectal cancer," adding that he himself has the gene.Screening recommendation Age 50-75 for general population Age 45 or earlier if risk factors present (see above)Options for Screening Tests

Can be collected at home and returned to your doctor's office if positive further evaluation is required FOBT test (looks for blood in sample) DNA (looks for cell DNA in sample) Must be done in a facility and patient needs to prep before hand Sigmoidoscopy (camera looks at lower part of colon) Colonoscopy (camera looks at entire colon)What You Can Do Get screened when appropriate It's not as bad as you think! Eat a variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all Stop smoking Exercise most days of the week Maintain a healthy weight Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology926 East McDowell Road, #134, Phoenix, AZ 85006(602) 288-0777,Website:

Queen of Clean

For more information visit Linda's website and Facebook page.www.Queenofclean.com

Nancy Tengler: Women and Finances

It is Women's History Month, so we'd like to chat about the history of women and why they need to pay extra attention when it comes to investing.

As the author of The Women's Guide to Successful Investing, Nancy Tengler says the key to financial independence is to invest in the stock market, empowering women in their 20's, 30's 40's and beyond on how they should plan their future.

Here are some stats:· 29 percent of mothers stay-at-home full-time according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.· According to the Center for Work-Life Policy it is estimated that 43 percent of highly qualified working mothers leave the workforce at some point in their career and stay out an average of two years. 40% of women plan to retire after 65 and 13% say they will never retire at all· 50% of women plan to work in retirement11% full-time and 39% part-timeHere is advice based on your age:· In your 20's get in the habit of saving as you will get tax breaks by contributing to a retirement plan. Put the max in your 401K, so your employer will match. If they do not have a 401K open an IRA or a Roth IRA.· In your 30's if your making more, start investing more. If you are maxed out in your 401K contributions, start investing in stocks if you have not already. Pick stocks that are good companies and will likely pay dividends.· In your 40’s, you should be pretty settled in your career or possibly heading back to the workforce. Stay on course and continue to contribute to your retirement plan. Whether you are at home or working outside the home, stocks are still a great option as well· Individuals who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year can make annual catch-up contributions. According to "Catch-up contributions up to $6,000 in 2015 - 2018 may be permitted by these plans."

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Arizona Bank & Trust2036 East Camelback RoadPhoenix, AZ 85016(602) 381-2090Website:

St. Patrick's Day Drinks

According to the National Retail Federation, more than 139 million people plan to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. And while Guinness is a quintessential Irish beverage, there are many other options that will help get revelers in the spirit.

Recipe 1: Irish BlondeIngredients: 2 oz. Powers Irish Whiskey ¾ oz. Orange Curacao ¼ Dry Sack Sherry 1 dash Orange Bitters Orange PeelAdd contents to mixing glass with ice. Stir well and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange peel over the cocktail.Recipe 2: IPA FizzIngredients: 2 parts Jameson Caskmates 1 part Creme de Banana 4 parts IPA Small grapefruit wedgeCombine ingredients in highball over ice and stir gently. Squeeze a wedge of pink grapefruit over at the end. Leave room at the top for fizz (IPA).

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