October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help spread awareness and raise money for the cause the Pushone charitable box for the month is for the Susan G. Komen foundation.  

Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, targeting one in eight women over a lifetime? According to NBC4 community partner American Cancer Society, it is expected there are nearly 270,000 new breast cancer cases in the country in 2020. 

Early detection is key for combating breast cancer.  The American Cancer Society’s recommendations for early detection of breast cancer for women of average risk include:

  • Ages 40-44: Women should have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
  • Ages 45-54: Women should get a mammogram every year.
  • Women age 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year or choose to continue annual mammograms.¬†

Although there is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are things you can do to lower your risk:

  • Get to and stay at a healthy weight:¬†Both increased body weight and weight gain as an adult are linked with a higher risk of breast cancer after menopause. The American Cancer Society recommends you stay at a healthy weight throughout your life.¬†
  • Be physically active:¬†Moderate to vigorous physical activity is linked with lower breast cancer risk, so it‚Äôs important to get regular physical activity, including at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol:¬†Alcohol¬†increases risk of breast cancer. Even low levels of alcohol intake have been linked with an increase in risk.¬†
  • Eat fruits and vegetables:¬†Many studies have suggested that a diet high in vegetables and fruit, and low in red meat, can reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Other factors that might lower risk:¬†Women who choose to breastfeed for at least several months may also get an added benefit of reducing their breast cancer risk.
  • Using¬†hormone therapy after menopause can¬†increase¬†your risk of breast cancer. To avoid this, talk to your health care provider about non-hormonal options to treat menopausal symptoms.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help spread awareness and raise money for the cause a selection of brands have offered their support.

For more information on breast cancer early detection, risk factors, treatment, recovery or free patient support, call the American Cancer Society anytime at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org and makingstrideswalk.org/losangeles.

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Super Berry Bowl Smoothie - With Coconut And Chia Seeds

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Here’s a delicious and easy-to-make smoothie recipe using the new Organic Freeze-Dried Super 8 Berry Blend.

Dark Berries are Nutritious and Loaded with Antioxidants

Not only is this possibly the healthiest berry smoothie you’ll ever enjoy, but it's perfect for a healthy breakfast to fuel your workout and your entire day! Making it perfect for your pre-workout routine of Pushing to be the best version of you. 

It’s also great for lunch, dinner, a snack, or anywhere in between.

That’s because this Super Berry Bowl is made with a freeze-dried berry mix featuring eight of the most nutrient-rich berries on earth. It tastes so good and it's good for you too.

Naturally sweet, sour, and delightfully tart

The organic berries in the blend are organic, freeze-dried, and powdered, preserving all the vital nutrition - letting you enjoy this amazing nutrition year-round. The berries in the blend include acai berry, goji berry, maqui berry, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, red raspberry, and acerola cherry. 

Here's what you need and how to make this fantastic berry bowl:

  • Bananas: Ideally frozen bananas since they are naturally super sweet and creamy.¬†
  • Almond Milk: You need some kind of liquid to get things moving along while blending. Almond milk can be added for an extra protein boost (feel free to add any of your favorite milk).¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Honey: To enhance sweetness. If you are satisfied with the banana's sweetness, no need to add honey.
  • Berries: Fresh berries can be added to the recipe to increase thickness and texture.

Ingredients for your smoothie:

  1. 4 Tbsp of Organic Super 8 Berry Blend
  2. 1 Tsp of Honey
  3. ¬Ĺ Cup of Almond Milk (or any milk)
  4. 2 Frozen Bananas

Delicious Toppings:

  1. Coconut Granola Clusters 
  2. Organic Black Chia Seeds
  3. Organic Almonds (Chopped)
  4. Organic Shredded Coconut
  5. Fresh Fruits (of your choice)

Directions:

  1. In a high-speed blender, add frozen bananas, almond milk, honey, and Super 8 Berry Blend.
  2. Start blending on low speed till all frozen bananas are broken up.
  3. Continue blending at high speed until a smooth paste.
  4. Pour smoothie into a bowl and top with all your favorite toppings.
  5. Best enjoyed it immediately.

We hope you enjoy this healthy and refreshing smoothie today!

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September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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When is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?

September was designated Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

To give back Pushone will be making a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for every Pushone Box sold on our website PushoneBox.com in the month of September. 

 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month facts: What Makes St. Jude unique

43 Children in the US are diagnosed with cancer every day. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since we opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude creates more clinical trials for childhood cancer than any other children's hospital in the U.S. 

Worldwide, at least 300,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer each year. 

Our global initiative with the World Health Organization aims to cure at least 60% of children with six of the most common cancers by 2030. To further advance cures, we freely share our research worldwide through data-sharing and analysis resources. Every child saved at St. Jude means thousands more are saved in your community and around the world. 

Approximately 10% of children with cancer develop the disease because they inherited a genetic mutation. St. Jude works to uncover these mutations and increase the chances of early detection and treatment. We are finding out why some cancers run in families and why certain people get more than one cancer.

More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant treatment-related health issues. 

About 420,000 adults in the U.S. are childhood cancer survivors. Our groundbreaking survivorship studies provide a greater understanding of the long-term effects of pediatric cancer treatment and help researchers develop novel therapies to minimize those late effects.

To Learn More about childhood cancer: Go to 

https://www.stjude.org/

 

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The Starkey Hearing Foundation - Giving The Gift Of Hearing

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Vivid Pods is excited to be partnering with the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Who gives the gift of hearing to people in need in the U.S. and around the world. We along with Starkey Hearing Foundation believe hearing is a vehicle to reflect caring and to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and communities.

Their Story - As a young man, William F. Austin, founder of Starkey Hearing Foundation, realized his true calling in life was helping people hear, and that by doing so, he could have a lasting impact on the world.

For more than 50 years, Austin has been providing the gift of hearing to people in need, and to formalize the philanthropic efforts of Starkey Hearing Technologies, he officially founded Starkey Hearing Foundation in 1984. He had a simple premise: "Alone we can't do much. Together we can change the world."

Mr. Austin built the organization on his vision‚ÄĒSo the World May Hear. With the help of thousands of volunteers and supporters over the last three decades, we have expanded our reach from Minnesota across the United States and around the world.

Starkey Hearing Foundation’s mission is to give the gift of hearing to those in need, empowering them to achieve their potential

By collaborating with governments, non-government organizations, and health leaders, our goal is to make hearing healthcare services more accessible to people around the world.

Today the foundation continues to travel the globe helping people in need, and to date have given the gift of hearing in more than 100 countries. We at Vivid Pods look forward to helping grow our cause of Giving Back by donating a percentage of each of our sales the foundation.

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Facts About Child Hunger In America

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There is no possible excuse for children to go hungry in this country. Yet it happens - every day, in every community.

ÔĽŅAccording to the USDA, more than 11 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes. That phrase may sound mild, but it means that those households don't have enough food for every family member to lead a healthy life.

And that number dates from before the coronavirus pandemic. Today, projections show that 18 million children could face hunger this year.

That's why Vivid Pods donate a percentage from every sale to charity - To Fight Hunger. Join the Cause!

Poverty and Childhood Hunger

As you might imagine, hunger is a problem that most often affects children from low-income families. A common way we measure poverty is the federal poverty level, a number set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The federal poverty level is the minimum amount of money a family needs each year to afford the necessities of life: food, clothing, shelter, and transportation.

In 2018, the federal poverty level was $25,750 for a family of four. Of course, this number is a minimum. Families making twice that much are still considered low-income by most experts, and many struggles to make ends meet.

How many Americans live in poverty? Over 38 million, or 12% of all Americans, according to 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 15 million of those were children.

They are the most up-to-date figures, but we know that the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the American economy and the reality is that far more Americans - including children - are facing hunger and poverty today.

For a more comprehensive understanding of food insecurity, we recommend the USDA’s annual report on Household Food Security in the United States.

Federal Food Programs

One of the most effective ways to help families and children is through federal nutrition programs. 

Some of the nutrition programs you may be familiar with are SNAP, WIC, and the national school lunch program. These are critical lifelines for families in need. 

No Kid Hungry supports these important programs, though we focus our efforts on other federal programs that we know can make an enormous difference for hungry kids, such as the school breakfast program, the national summer meals program, and the afterschool meals program.

 Together We Can Make A Difference!

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Mind And Body Fitness For Good Health

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The body, mind, music, and fitness? Many people who want to get into shape don't realize there is more to fitness than well-toned muscles. There's no shortage of exercise regimes that just promote the perfection of the body, or the idea of fitness as a part of a weight loss plan.

Centuries ago, the Western culture lost its focus on the interconnectedness between the body and the mind or spirit, and how each has the power to affect the other. Cultivating a love of movement can help you get beyond the concept of¬†physical fitness as separate from mental fitness ‚Äď and toward a lifelong program of good health through mind and body fitness plus music, music makes everything better.

Whether you choose a workout, yoga,¬†or another form of movement for exercise, remember that our bodies are made to move to music and to feel good. So when you incorporate regular activity in your life, you‚Äôre moving closer to overall mind and body fitness. But if you are overweight,¬†this can be more difficult. You can improve your mind-body connection for a better mind and body fitness ‚Äď it‚Äôs just important to choose realistic fitness options.

You might consider redefining exercise as any activity that unites your body and mind and reduces your stress level. In fact, high levels of stress have been linked to weight gain, and certainly can lead to emotional eating. Finding activities that are both enjoyable and easy to do is important when developing any type of exercise plan. So when you are feeling down put on your Vivid Earbuds and listen to your favorite song.

It's important to be realistic about what we expect from ourselves. Consider your goals. Is 30 to 60 minutes on a treadmill a reasonable time frame at this point in your life? Are you setting yourself up for failure or success when you create this expectation for yourself? Would it be more enjoyable for you to do some stretching and a shorter period of time on the treadmill? 

Developing an exercise plan that fits your lifestyle and your desires is critical. Surprisingly, long-term weight loss is linked more closely to whether a person sticks to their fitness routine than to what that routine actually consists of. A routine that is gentle and pleasurable is more likely to lead to the long-term gains you are seeking. That why it is important to add music to your exercise routine, it will help to push you no matter how hard your workout is, plus it makes your workout more fun! So visit Vividearpods.com for True Wireless Earbuds designed with the features you want from the brand with a strong social conscience.

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WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER AND TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE

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So along with our normal donation to the charity Feeding America (For Corvid-19), we will also be making a donation to the Black Lives Matter Foundation from every sell for the month of June. Together we can Make A Difference!

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Music Can Help Keep Your Brain Young

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‚ÄúThere are few things that stimulate the brain the way music does,‚ÄĚ says one Johns Hopkins otolaryngologist.¬†‚ÄúIf you want to keep your brain engaged throughout the aging process, listening to or playing music is a great tool. It provides a total brain workout.‚ÄĚ

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SUMMER IS THE HUNGRIEST TIME OF THE YEAR

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Many kids who rely on school meals struggle to get enough to eat during the summer months. Free summer meal programs - at schools and community centers - are the answer.

This summer the COVID-19 has made it even more important to help the less fortunate in our communities. To help make a difference this month Vivid Pods will be donating 15% of it's sales to the charity No Kid Hungry.

Summertime: for most, it brings to mind carefree days, snacking on popsicles, running barefoot, family vacations, sleeping late and playing with friends. Unfortunately, for many families, it is a time of high stress. Some parents can't afford to provide meals for their children. During the school year, there are breakfast and lunch programs to supplement the children's nutrition. However, when school is out, it is all up to the parents to provide all the meals, every day.

In the United States, 22 million children would go hungry if it weren't for the subsidized breakfast and lunch at school. That directly translates to how many children go hungry in the summer months. In 2014, 15.3 million children were considered food insecure, meaning they cannot count on getting regular meals at home. 

Hunger and food insecurity can cause extreme stress and embarrassment in children and can impact their neurological and physical development. There is some evidence that suggests a distinct learning gap between children who received adequate nutrition over the summer and those who did not.

Fortunately, there is state-administered, federally funded help available. The Summer Food Service Program funds summer food service programs providing a way for families to feed their kids between school years. 
The SFSP provides supplemental nutrition for children and teens 18 years old and younger. Not only can a summer lunch program serve meals to hungry children, but it can provide fun and exciting activities for youth that might otherwise get into trouble.

No Kid Hungry helps families by giving them access to several programs that can provide the assistance they need. We provide outreach services and resources to individuals or organizations that are interested in ensuring hungry children get fed. Our summer texting program allows caregivers, parents or grandparents to text "FOOD" (877-877) to receive directions to the nearest summer food program site. Instructions are also available for Spanish speaking families by texting "COMIDA."

What We Can Do 
There are many ways you can assist, based on resources or skills. In our outreach materials, we highlight the ways you can help with summer food programs:

For more information on how No Kid Hungry provides access to free meals, to download resources on how to start a program, or to find out more about how you can help, contact us today.
 

All across the country, schools and community groups run summer meal sites where kids can eat breakfast and lunch for free. No Kid Hungry helps local organizations launch and operate these sites, and we also help fund needed equipment like mobile meals trucks.

But neighborhood meals sites aren't much good if families don't know about them. That's why No Kid Hungry runs¬†a summer meals texting service. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers can text ‚ÄėFOOD‚Äô to 877-877 to find free summer meal sites in their neighborhoods.

Thanks to the support from our partners and donors, over a million families have used our texting service to find healthy meals for their children.

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How You Can Help Support Small Businesses During The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

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As of March 17, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 179,111 with 7,426 deaths reported, and these numbers are likely to continue rising.1 States, townships and cities are being called upon to take swift and intensive action to halt the spread of this pandemic.

Social distancing is the main strategy being used across America to help prevent the virus from spreading. Events have been canceled, gatherings of large groups of people are prohibited, schools have temporarily closed or moved online and nonessential businesses are required to close, reduce their hours or minimize their offerings. Small and local businesses are likely to suffer greatly, but if communities are vigilant, there are several ways you can still support your favorite spots. 

Tip #1: Purchase Gift Cards

Considering buying a gift card for your favorite coffee shop, restaurant or bar to visit at a later time, or get them as gifts for a friend or family member. Some cafes and eateries may even accept payment online, eliminating the need to visit in person. Digital Gift Cards from your favorite website is also a great way to help small business across the USA during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Tip #2: Buy Local Produce 

If your community has a local farmer’s market, visit and stock up on vegetables, fruits or local proteins. If you are a weekly customer, consider purchasing a bit more than usual, as the market may have to close in weeks to come. Freezing, canning or finding creative ways to utilize these local veggies and fruits is another way to spend the extra time allotted from social distancing.

Tip #3: Shop for Products Online

If a restaurant or coffee shop that you love sells products online, consider checking out their offerings and ordering a few. Whether it’s a branded t-shirt, hat or coffee maker, purchasing products from local businesses can help sustain them during the pandemic. You can also consider purchasing artwork or albums online from smaller artists or musicians who will miss out on extra sales from canceled events, art shows and concerts.

Tip #4: Purchase Books from a Local Bookstore

While forms of entertainment are canceled or prohibited, reading is an excellent way to stay busy and productive. Picking up some books from the bookstore for yourself and your family can help small businesses stay afloat. Since more and more stores are closing, it’s a good idea to go as soon as you can. 

Tip #5: Order Food for Delivery or Take-Out 

While some restaurants are closing completely, others are still able to offer delivery and take-out options. Consider ordering food from a local restaurant for pick-up, and tip a bit more to help out the workers who will be missing out on a large portion of their pay. You can also opt for delivery, if possible. Some delivery platforms, like Grubhub, are doing things such as eliminating commission fees for independent restaurants.  

Tip #6: Donate Your Refund

If you were scheduled to attend an event, concert or show that was canceled, donating your refund back is an immense help to organizations, artists and performers who will no longer be able to exercise a central portion of their livelihood. You can also choose to donate the refunded amount to other individuals, organizations or restaurants. 

Tip #7: Help Local Businesses to Market Themselves

Spread the word about your favorite coffee shops, restaurants and stores. You can do this by leaving online reviews, interacting with their social media posts and sharing their accounts with your own following. These small marketing efforts can go a long way when it comes to attracting new patrons.

Preventing the spread of this pandemic requires effort from each individual, state and country. Just as health risks are on the rise, however, the financial implications are also increasingly wearisome. By supporting local businesses in creative ways, you can help sustain your favorite shops, restaurants and bars through the upcoming hardships. 

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