APR 2017

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Page 91 of 100 • april 2017 • [ 89 ] The Green Spa Network (GSN), a nonprofi t trade association focused on making the spa industry more sustainable, has acquired two new Board of Directors members: Adar Venyige, VB Cosmetics director of sales, and Amber Marie Beard, sustainability vice president of Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas. A University of Nevada graduate, Venyige entered the spa and wellness industry by developing sustainable nail products for Dazzle Dry Nail Lacquer. Beard worked in various industries under the eco umbrella for 11 years before taking the lead at Six Senses. "As our organization embraces the vision of a vital planet through spas, the addition of Amber and Adar to our Board of Directors strengthens our connection to a perspective that reaches beyond spa and wellness," says GSN's executive director Paul Schmidt. "Our nominations committee has done an excellent job in selecting action-oriented strategic thinkers to guide GSN's growth in the years to come." u Here's How Two-Way Radios Will Improve Your Spa... Visit MOTOROLA AND THE STYLIZED M LOGO ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF MOTOROLA TRADEMARK HOLDINGS, LLC AND ARE USED UNDER LICENSE © 2017 MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ,QFUHDVHGVWDIIHIÀFLHQF\ • Better customer service • Increased customer retention rates Improve Your Customers' Satisfaction With More Effective Staff Communication Free Additional Radio and Gift Card Through June 31 st H E A L I N G N E W S Did you know it's not just how much exercise you do, but when you do it? Most expert advice points to about 150 minutes a week—less if it's particularly vigorous, more if it's particularly leisurely—spread out over three to six days. However, a new study seems to turn that advice on its head. Researchers in England and Scotland who tracked more than 60,000 adults over 40 from 1994 to 2012 have concluded that so-called weekend warriors—people who pack their weekly requirement of exercise into only one or two sessions—may benefi t almost as much as those who work out all week long. Predictably, data on the subjects' exercise habits and death rates appeared to show a pattern of a prolonged life span for through-the-week exercisers—a 35 percent lower risk of death, 41 percent lower risk of cardiovascular death and 21 percent lower risk of cancer death—as compared to those of sedentary adults. However, the weekend warriors' numbers were nearly as good at 30 percent, 40 percent and 18 percent, respectively. Men and women benefi tted equally. It should be noted the study also showed that subjects who exercised a little had a 29 percent lower risk of death, implying that even minimal activity can help increase lifespan. Thus, Ulf Ekelund at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in Oslo concludes from the results that "the duration, and possibly the intensity, of leisure time physical activity is more important than the frequency." Working for the Weekend Green Fellows © GETTY IMAGES

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