Registered dietitian nutritionist Jill Weisenberger recommends physical activity -- aerobic exercise, strength training, stretching and reducing sedentary behaviors. Too much sitting is harmful to health but some easy ways to reduce sedentary behavior include relaxing with active activities, standing while sipping a beverage, standing each time the phone rings, and walking on a treadmill while reading or watching TV, Weisenberger offers.
Food brands including Quaker, Mush and Kellogg have introduced portable breakfast options to meet the needs of consumers who consume "deskfast" on the go rather than eating their morning meals at home. "People are really willing to pay up for convenience," said Mush CEO Ashley Thompson.
Industry analysts are forecasting that the market for products promoting brain health will reach $11.6 billion by 2024. Beverage brands like LifeAid and Synapse are bringing nootropic benefits to ready-to-drink products to capture the attention of consumers seeking cognitive benefits.
Yogi Tea is showing fans that contentment is within them via its new digital, video and print campaign called "Be Your Own Yogi." The spots promoting the company's 30-tea line showcase the physical prowess of accomplished yogis and acrobats.
Sugar Free Specialties will invest $2.3 million to acquire a Plainfield Township, Mich., manufacturing facility. The company, which manufactures Dr. John's brand candies, chose the site after considering an expansion in Indiana or overseas, according to President and CEO Michael McDonald.
Rousselot has partnered with British engineering firm Baker Perkins to accelerate the gelation process of gummies with its SiMoGel technology. Starchless molding has allowed Rousselot to reduce the gelation process from about 24 hours to just a few minutes, according to Rousselot's Jeff Daelman.
Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine produced at the end of the harvest season that has long been a tradition in France, but is just now starting to catch on in the US. The wines are young, fresh and make for easy drinking, writes Annaliese Griffin.