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6 Choices to Make Your Mental & Physical Goals a Success in 2019

According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the second week in February. Why? Because dramatic and immediate changes are not sustainable long-term.

So this year, make 2019 not a year of resolutions or diets but one of incremental changes to instill habits that create real long-lasting results. Here are 6 tips:

Do What You Enjoy:

Commit to trying new things or even old things to remind yourself of what you enjoy. This is especially true for keeping active and fulfilling your body’s desire for movement and exercise. This can be taking frequent walks through nature, biking, dancing, hiking, or yoga. Start taking ballroom dancing lessons that you promised yourself you would try years ago. Take a barre method class where you can let your inner ballerina shine. Better yet, put that music on full blast while you are preparing dinner and dance like no one’s watching. It is not about perfection, it is about finding what you love to do and what brings a smile to your face, then it becomes fun and not something you want to do.

Add Things, Don’t Remove Them:

If your goal is to improve your nutrition to lose weight and improve your energy levels, try adding foods into your diet like vegetables. Find fun ways to prepare them to fit your taste buds. Often times if you start with a deprivation statement like, “I am going to stop eating all carbs,” then the only thing you will think about is carbs. When you introduce something new and start noticing the benefits of that change, then you are often inspired to move on to add the next change. Think addition not deprivation!

Stop Eating by 6pm:

If you want to encourage the body to burn fat for energy, stop eating by 6 or 7pm. This allows the body to put most of its energy into rejuvenating and restoring the body for the next day. It also gives the body all time it needs to use up all the sugar storage in the liver so then it can start burning the fat cells for needed energy.

Take 5 Minutes to Stop & Breathe:

If one of your goals is to start being more mindful or to simply start incorporating some relaxation techniques to help you react to stressful events with more ease then perhaps going from not meditating to promising to meditate every day for 45 minutes a day may be a bit overwhelming.

Try this simple strategy, wake up in the morning take a deep breath, record in a journal or on your phone one thing you are grateful for, appreciate or just makes you happy. Read it out loud and then follow with 5 slow breaths and really feel that joy. This way you are starting the habit and getting your body used to what relaxation and being in a state of gratitude feels like. During the day when things get hectic, pull out that book or play that recording and take 5 deep breaths. Fast, easy and often times very effective for decreasing the effects of those stress reactions.

Go to Bed 15 Minutes Earlier:

Work on getting a good night’s rest. A healthy amount of sleep helps you to be more alert, make better decisions, maintain a healthier weight and helps you to look and feel younger. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier each week for a month so you total an hour more of sleep. Remove all electronic devices in the bedroom that gives off artificial light and creating a bedtime routine that signals the body that it is time for bed.

Spend Your Time with Like-Minded People:

Make an effort to spend more quality time reconnecting with family or friends.  Individuals who have social connections suffer less symptoms of depression and may live longer healthier, lives. Also, establishing a support group can help to stay on track with our goals. This may look like once every two weeks to a month spending some time with your girlfriends or skyping or face timing them to catch up.

Making these gradual changes can help you to create habits that will help to feel more energized, feel less stressed, think more clearly and make better choices for you. With each choice comes the opportunity to be the person you have always envisioned.

Eudene Harry MD is the medical director for Oasis Wellness and Rejuvenation Center, a wellness practice devoted to integrative holistic care. She is a veteran physician with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Harry earned her medical degree and performed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Harry is the author of three books designed to empower the individual to get started on their path to optimal health. She has published extensively on the topics of reducing stress, healthy lifestyle choices, and regaining youthfulness. Her most recent book, Be Iconic: Healthy and Sexy at Any Ageis now available on Amazon.

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) recognized outstanding contributors in research, treatment and caregiving at its Simply the Best Dinner and Gala, which took place in San Francisco on Saturday, November 9. The annual event is a celebration of survivors, hope and determination that brings together lung cancer patients and their families to recognize top minds in the lung cancer field.

“When we held our first gala 13 years ago, our hopes of turning lung cancer into a chronic, manageable disease seemed like a far-distant dream,” said Bonnie J. Addario, 14-year lung cancer survivor and ALCF founder. “But thanks to the work of pioneers like Drs. James Mulshine and Scott Antonia, we’re moving closer and closer each day. It’s an exciting time for lung cancer research, and we’re thankful to the many who support our efforts to advance research and patient care for helping to bring the dream within reach.”

Honorees at the event included:

James L. Mulshine, M.D., professor and retired graduate college dean and provost for research for the Institute of Translational Medicine at Rush University, received the Asclepios Award, which honors research pioneers in the fight to end lung cancer:

Excerpt from Dr. Mulshine’s comments accepting the award:

 “Diet, exercise, lifestyle, all these things are important, but we have early-detection tests, both imaging and molecular that are coming along, that will inform individuals to make better choices about their health. This type of diagnostic technology is scaffolding in which we’ll add molecular diagnostics and immunotherapy and cure even a greater fraction of people. We need all of science, but we need all people working with us to live as healthy of a life as they can live and make each day precious.”

Scott J. Antonia M.D., Ph.D., chair of the thoracic oncology department at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, was the recipient of the A Breath Away from the Cure Award, which honors individuals for excellence in oncology, early detection and coordinated treatment.

Excerpt from Dr. Amtonia’s comments accepting the award:

“I really do appreciate this honor from this group, but the fact is, any success that I may have had would have been impossible without the great team that I have at the Moffitt Cancer Center. Perhaps most importantly, none of this could have occurred if it weren’t for the bravery and the selflessness of people with lung cancer who choose to participate in clinical trials. They have no idea when they participate in a trial, as I have no idea, whether or not this is going to help an individual patient. These people understand that there may be some unpredicted severe toxicity, and more often than not the motivation – of course there’s always the hope the treatment will have some benefit to them – but more often than not the overriding, driving reason for people to participate in clinical trials is to contribute to the science, to contribute to the advancement of the care for this disease so that people in the future – other people – can benefit.”

Diana Pak, caregiver to Donna Terry, was honored with the Wind Beneath My Wings Award, which celebrates the caring, compassionate people who go above the call of duty to care for a loved one facing lung cancer.

 Excerpt from Donna Terry’s comments presenting the award to her caregiver, Diana Pak:

“First off, I would like to thank the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation for giving me this opportunity to honor my amazing caregiver, Diana Pak, in such an extraordinary way. I could spend lifetimes trying to show Diana how grateful I am to her for all that she has done for me and my family, but it would never be enough. She cares for us in ways that is selfless and generous – never asking for anything in return, and never taking any credit for all that she does.”

In addition to the awards, the evening featured a dinner with wines generously donated by Margaret Duckhorn of Duckhorn Vineyards. ABC7’s Chery Jennings emceed the awards presentation and auction, which was followed by music and dancing.

The Simply the Best Dinner and Gala is ALCF’s largest annual fundraising event. All proceeds from the event directly benefit ALCF’s patient services program and clinical research projects. This year’s presenting sponsor, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, along with other gala sponsors, made the successful event possible. More information about the 13th annual Simply the Best Dinner and Gala is available here.

John Schneider Departs ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Actor and chart-topping country music artist John Schneider was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars on Monday night, after seven weeks of competition. Schneider and pro dance partner Emma Slater received their highest score (25 out of 30) of the season but failed to survive the season’s first double elimination.

“This has been the most amazing experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world,” said Schneider, who has juggled the show’s grueling rehearsal schedule with live concerts, fan events and filming for his current series, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) — the #1 primetime series on cable on Tuesday nights.

In addition to his extensive acting career, which includes the iconic roles of “Bo Duke” on The Dukes of Hazzard and “Jonathan Kent” on Smallville, Schneider is also a celebrated country music artist with 10 albums to his credits and 4 #1 singles on the Billboard Country chart. This year, he launched an ambitious 52-song project, The Odyssey, releasing a song a week throughout 2018. A new greatest hits project is also expected before the end of the year.

For the latest news and exclusive John Schneider content, download the free John Schneider app or visit the official website at www.JohnSchneiderStudios.com.

DaniLeigh Releases Lil Bebe

WATCH HERE: https://Danileigh.lnk.to/LilBebeOfficialVideo

LISTEN TO “LIL BEBE” HERE. OVER 6.8 MILLION GLOBAL STREAM!

“At a time when Dominicans are making their presence known in the upper echelons of the music industry… Dani has the potential to blossom into a mainstay of the music business.” – Remezcla

“DaniLeigh Wants to Get You Out of Your Feelings and Onto the Dance Floor.” – Pigeons & Planes

“She is a multi-talented individual to say the least, as she excels in singing, dancing, and choreographing, and you’ll quickly see the talent she possess with just one listen.” – Lyrical Lemonade

DANILEIGH
With the release of her newest single “Lil Bebe” and her viral “In My Feelings” challenge video, rising R&B artist-to-watch DaniLeigh has accumulated millions of streams on her hit song and videos. “Lil Bebe” averages 90K streams a day with 1.5M US streams and 6.8M global streams to date, reaching #37 on Spotify’s Viral chart and playlisted on “Most Necessary” and “Mellow Bars”. Her social media followers are growing at an average rate of 80K per week and her “In My Feelings” challenge video is now at a whopping 9.5M views and increasing daily. The Times Square dance video for “Lil Bebe” is now at 7.4M views. Most recently, DaniLeigh toured with Jeremih & Teyana Taylor.

MEGHAN TRAINOR x “NO EXCUSES”

Global superstar Meghan Trainor releases new dance video for her current hit single ‘No Excuses’. Shot in Los Angeles by Tim Milgrim (T. Milly Creative), this energetic new video showcases some of the top dance influencers from all over the world celebrating Trainor’s song and its theme of Respect. Watch it HERE.

 

Meghan’s Creative Director, Charm LaDonna says, “Meghan’s new single is so fun and energetic and we felt that this group of young influencers would help spread this message of respect with the younger generation all over the world”. She continues, “this group of dancers was hand selected by me and Meghan. We’ve worked with a bunch of them over the years and it’s been so fun to watch these strong, young women grow up. »

 

No Excuses was released March 1, 2018.  The single is currently sitting in the Top 15 at both Pop and Hot AC radio and has garnered rave reviews, People magazine said “With its confident lyrics and 80s tinged-production, ‘No Excuses’ is an instant day-brightener,”  while Forbes said “Meghan Trainor has crafted a stellar pop hook, she has returned to the spotlight to begin another era of her already enviable career, and has gifted the world with another lighthearted pop tune entitled ‘No Excuses.’”

 

 

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“BREATHE (ACOUSTIC)” JAX JONES FEAT. INA WROLDSEN

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February 16, 2018 – Grammy nominated artist, songwriter and producer Jax Jones delivers the acoustic version for his single ‘Breathe’ featuring Ina Wroldsen. ‘Breathe’, released December 1, 2017 on Interscope Records, has amassed over 37 million streams to date and was the most Shazamed track in the UK and Germany for 2 weeks running. Directed by James Slater (Major Lazer, Jamie T, Pixx), the video for ‘Breathe’ follows dancers, Shaadow Sefiroth and Shala Sarah Haruko as they run wild in London’s Natural History Museum. The video can be seen HERE. It follows the success of Jax’s recent worldwide smash hit singles ‘Instruction’ and ‘You Don’t Know Me.’

Jax’s choice of collaborators continues to set him apart from the current crop of dance hits, having previously collaborated with artists such as international pop queen Demi Lovato, BRITs Critic Choice nominee Stefflon Don and BBC Sound of 2017 nominee Raye. Jones recently added several new dates to the U.S. leg his tour:

3/17 – Beyond Wonderland- San Bernardino, CA
3/24- Nervo Nation, Miami Music Week- Miami, FL
3/25- In Bloom Music Festival- Houston, TX
3/30 – Output- New York, NY

For more information contact:
Rebecca Marlis
Interscope Records
Rebecca.marlis@umusic.com

DJ SNAKE × LAUV

DJ SNAKE RELEASES VIDEO FOR “A DIFFERENT WAY,” FEAT. LAUV, TODAY ON VEVO

Grammy-nominated French DJ and producer DJ Snake releases the video for his single “A Different Way” featuring Lauv today on Vevo. Watch it HERE.

The heart-warming, uplifting video was directed by award-winning director Colin Tilley (DJ Khaled & Rihanna’s “Wild Thoughts,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Future’s “Mask Off”), who also shot DJ Snake’s video for his single “Middle.” Tilley’s involvement in the video brings the journey of “A Different Way” full circle, as the director also captured DJ Snake’s journey in September through the streets of Paris that culminated in a historic performance atop the Arc De Triomphe where he originally premiered the track. The event was broadcast to over three million fans on Facebook and Instagram Live. Tilley also shot the Beats By Dre short film featuring DJ Snake’s story to his rise as part of its #AboveTheNoise global campaign for the newly launched Beats Studio3 Wireless headphone. Watch it here.

Shot in Los Angeles, the video for “A Different Way” prominently features Sheadan Gabriel, a young dancer and actor most known for his work with Justin Bieber, as well as singer, actress, and dancer Internet personality Montana Tucker.

DJ Snake has been nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Artist in Electronic Dance Music. The awards will be handed out live this Sunday, November 19th, at 8/7c on ABC.

DJ Snake (AKA William Grigahcine) has had an incredible year since releasing his debut album, Encore, last August. The album hit No. 1 on the Dance chart and Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart and debuted in the Top 10 around the world, including at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. DJ Snake also scored his first No. 1 record last year with “Let Me Love You,” featuring Justin Bieber, which has been certified 4x-platinum. He has since amassed over 3.5 billion streams, thanks to the success of his additional hits “Turn Down For What,” “Get Low,” “You Know You Like It,” “Lean On,” and “Middle.” In addition, DJ Snake spent the year headlining festivals worldwide including Lollapalooza Paris and Chicago, HARD Summer, Ultra Miami, and Tomorrowland, and closing out Coachella’s Outdoor Stage in April.

For more on DJ Snake please visit:

Twitter- https://twitter.com/djsnake

Instagram- https://instagram.com/djsnake/

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/djsnake.fr

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DJSnakeVEVO

Asia Monet

Asia is best known for her standout role on Season 3 of Dance Moms and can be seen as the subject of her own show Raising Asia. The series follows the young performer along with her mom, dad and little sister on her journey towards becoming a star. Things are not slowing down for Asia. She can currently be heard showcasing her vocal chops with her new original song ”Come Along” which is available now on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and all other digital platforms. Asia co-wrote the upbeat, dance track to inspire people to come together and empower one another to make a change in the world. You can listen to the track here and watch her music video here, which already has over a 900,000 views. Asia also was a recent guest on the popular Daytime Talk Shows Home & Family and Harry, where she had singing and dancing segments. You can watch her performances in the links below.
 

Please see below Asia’s recent interview footage, highlight reel and more to get a feel for her great personality:

Harry Appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONq-Z3Z9unA

KTLA Morning News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk-gTJ4pdyA&feature=youtu.be

Singing the National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdZ8WKgzI20

Highlight Reel: http://youtu.be/hiZGcA37uK0

 
Asia has also made a name for herself as an Internet sensation as her fan base continues to grow with a verified Instagram of over 1.4 million Instagram followers, a verified Facebook of over 333,000 followers and a verified Twitter of 195,000 followers. She gains over 1,000 followers per day and has over 7 million views on her wildly popular YouTube videos. In addition, three of her recent music videos each have over 1 million views.

Her voice and her music have evolved over the past few years. She released a Christmas single, “Christmas Time”, which received over 7 million views on VEVO. She also released solo covers of Katy Perry’s “Rise”, a piano cover of Justin Bieber’s “I’ll Show You” with her friend, fellow actor/performer Rio Mangini and most recently Selena Gomez’s “Kill Em With Kindness.” You can view the covers on her channel here. As she matures, Asia continues to turn heads with her incredible talent and solidify her status as a triple threat. She was most recently seen performing alongside Mariah Carey in her popular “All I Want for Christmas is You” shows at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. She has also performed live at large venues including Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Universal CityWalk, Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, and most recently the Clippers Game at the Staples Center.
 
Asia can has also showcased her talents as a fashion designer. She has partnered with Target to design a new fashion line for the Gen Z kids titled “Art Class”. The line made its debut in Target stores nationwide and is tailored to the 86 million teens and tweens who make up Generation Z. Read the announcement here.

Asia has also showcased her talent as an actress outside of the reality television realm in the critically-acclaimed American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, as Sydney Simpson. Produced and directed by Ryan Murphy, it features a star-studded cast including Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Sarah Paulson to name a few. The show was the most-watched original scripted series premiere in FX’s 22-year history. The limited series drew 12 million total viewers and won countless awards. After working with acclaimed Executive Producer Ryan Murphy on American Crime Story, Asia caught the attention of another TV powerhouse, Shonda Rhimes. She starred as Jasmine in two back-to-back episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. Her role earned her a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series- Recurring Young Actress. Other credits include TNT’s Major Crimes and the film Sister Code starring Amber Rose.
 

ABOUT ASIA MONET

Born in Yorba Linda, California, Asia first took interest in gymnastics when she was just a toddler. Quickly realizing she had a natural athleticism and a love for movement, her parents enrolled her in dance lessons. At the young age of five, she made history by becoming the youngest StarPower National Championship winner to ever take the title. She has since gone on to win or place at numerous competitions. When Asia is not busy showcasing her many talents, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends at the pool, going to the mall, or reading a good book. She also loves arts and crafts as well as songwriting.
 
At such a young age, Asia is no stranger to the small screen. She made her television debut at only six years old when she entered the first season of Lifetime’s Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition. Despite being the youngest in the competition, she beat dancers up to twice her age to make it to the finale. Her hard-hitting, sassy moves earned her third overall. After the competition, Asia joined Abby Lee Miller’s elite junior competition team on season 3 of Dance Moms. Asia won virtually every competition she entered while on the show, blowing her opponents away with her talent.
 

Break Dancers Set World Record

Break It ’til You Make It…Red Bull BC One is Spinning Into The Records Book

Over 70 breaking aficionados have set a world record for the most simultaneous windmill moves completed in 30 seconds.

The windmill is a classic Hip Hop dance move in which the legs are lifted high in the air and twisted in a windmill pattern, while the torso and head rest against the floor. The world record for the most windmills – the most recognizable move in breaking – was completed simultaneously by the largest group of dancers aged between 15 and 50 years old.

The world record was set at Kinderdijk, a village in the Netherlands’ South Holland province, known for its iconic 18th-century windmills and a monument to the history of humankind that was officially included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.

Over the past few years, the Hip Hop scene – and the culture that surrounds it – has grown dramatically, with rappers like Poke and Brainpower filling the country with old school beats and fuelling a society of talented breakers, battling in competitions around the Netherlands and around the World.

Leading the breakers is Italy’s Mauro Peruzzi – aka Cico, the ‘Prince of Power’. Known for his dynamic, gymnastic, power moves, Cico is one of the most impressive talents in the B-Boy Dance form today and this is not his first World Record. Especially heralded for his energetic airflare combination moves and incredible ‘1990s’, where he spins and speed in a one-armed handstand, holding the World Record with a mind-boggling 27 revolutions.

The World Record Breaking event marks the growing breaking scene in the Netherlands, with Amsterdam hosting this year’s Red Bull BC One World Finals on November 4th.

Steve Aoki × Strong By Zumba

World-Renowned DJ Steve Aoki Celebrates First Fitness Partnership With STRONG by Zumba and World Premiere of Exclusive Track

Steve Aoki and STRONG by Zumba, a new music-led, high intensity workout, celebrated their partnership and world premiere of Aoki’s exclusive song for the class at Exchange LA recently. Attendees got a behind-the-scenes look at what happens when a Grammy®-nominated producer and one of the biggest fitness brands in the world collaborate.

The night began with a demonstration of how the brand uses reverse engineering to produce unique music that perfectly syncs to the workout. The demo was followed by a STRONG by Zumba class hosted by top Master Trainers and co-creator Ai Lee Syarief from Switzerland. Aoki’s song, “Champion” debuted exclusively to the class which included, notable influencers and Celebrity TV Host Mario Lopez