Z-O-O-M-E-R Lifestyle


Health, Wellness and Freedom
from the Body and Soul Travelers



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Above: Photo of Moses Znaimer, Co-founder and former president and Executive Producer of Toronto, Canada's "Citytv", later becoming Vice-President of now defunct CHUM Limited. Znaimer is the current head of "ZoomerMedia", where it's primarily target is what he calls "Zoomers" or "Baby Boomers with zip", defined as people in their 50s, 60s and 70s who want to remain socially and culturally engaged and active. ZoomerMedia provide television channels, radio, magazines and digital media including a Facebook-like for the Zoomer social networking tool and on line dating marketed for the 50+crowd

Though there is controversy in speculating the approximate age determining the label "'Zoomer". It has been noted that the term was originally coined in the late 1990's by Dr. David Demko, a gerontologist located in Boca Ratan, Florida referring to this group as fit, social, and enjoying sound retirement due to smart planning in contrast to the traditional conceptions of the elderly American.

Zoomer Magazine,Ageless
Zoomer Magazine,Ageless
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Above: Photo of Anne Murray, Canadian icon on the cover of Zoomer Magazine. There has been controversy in speculating what exact age defines a zoomer. The above cover extends the age as young as 40.

Below Above: zoomer age group taking part in on line social networking


OUR COMMON THREAD


What links these topics together is how the zoomer’s chosen healthy lifestyle affects our labour market. We will use a local drug and supplement manufacturing company as example, being “Purica- A Complete Wellness Company”. This company specializes in zoomer health focused drugs and supplements designed for zoomers and their pet's long and healthy lifestyle. They use local alternatives to fish derived omega 3 fatty acids in their dietary supplements as local supply is becoming increasingly harder to come by due to disappearing coastlines and decline of fish and be environmentally sound. All other ingredients is sourced from local farms and local suppliers.

http://www.purica.com/recovery_sa.htm

For the Zoomer Pet, For the Zoomer
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Purica's supplement products are targeted towards helping Zoomers and their pets gain back the quality of living enjoyed during their younger years.

POTTY PILLS

  • Through the advent of medications such as Toviaz (overactive bladder control) the increasingly aging population is enabled to stay at their jobs a little longer than in the past. This translates into less turnover do to attrition, which means less employment opportunity for new workers. Additionally, drugs like Toviaz have allowed Zoomers more freedom of movement and permits them to spend longer periods of time away from restrooms. The benefits realized from the use of medications have many "ripples". The more active Zoomers will now be in need of more medical attention due to the likelihood of accidents attributable to the increase in activity.There will be an increased need for safe and secure housing for them with easy access to family and friends as well as to services being important. The home and the neighbourhood are important not only as physical shelter and as the site of services, but for the memories they capture and the connections to others that they evoke. As health deteriorates, often the need for support from family increases and professional service providers adding to the demand for more Nurses and Care aides and home support workers.









Zoomer for Boomers
Osteoporosis Canada


Example of Local Job Postings

WANTED, RCA for local in-home care company must be flexible and a team player. Maple Ridge
WANTED, PHYSIOTHERAPIST for local pain clinic must have 2 years experience in the treatment of senior clients. Maple Ridge.


THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF INSIDE PETS


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The Zoomer pooch
The Zoomer pooch
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Ready to Ride
When thinking of ways to reduce stress in life, usually techniques like meditation, yoga, and journaling come to mind. These are great techniques, to be sure. But getting a new best friend can also have a many stress relieving and health benefits. While human friends provide great social support and come with some fabulous benefits. There are articles focused on the benefits of furry friends: cats and dogs! Research shows that, unless you are someone who really dislikes animals or is absolutely too busy to care for one properly, pets can provide excellent social support, stress relief and other health benefits, perhaps more than people!

Here are some benefits of pets:
Pets Can Improve Your Mood:
For those who love animals, it’s virtually impossible to stay in a bad mood when a pair of loving puppy eyes meets yours, or when a super-soft cat rubs up against your hand. Research supports the mood-enhancing benefits of pets. A recent study found that men with AIDS were less likely to suffer from depression if they owned a pet. (According to a press release, men with AIDS who did not own a pet were about three times more likely to report symptoms of depression than men who did not have AIDS. But men with AIDS who had pets were only about 50 percent more likely to report symptoms of depression, as compared the men in the study who did not have AIDS.)
Pet Control Pressure Better Than Drugs:
Yes, it is true. While ACE Inhibiting drugs can generally reduce blood pressure, they aren’t as effective on controlling spikes in blood pressure due to stress and tension. However, in a recent study, groups of hypertensive New York stockbrokers who got dogs or cats were found to have lower blood pressure and heart rates than those who didn’t get pets. When they heard of the results, most of those in the non-pet group went out and got pets!
Pet Encourage You To Get Out And Exercise:
Whether we walk our dogs because they need it, or are more likely to enjoy a walk when we have companionship, dog owners do spend more time walking than non-pet owners, at least if we live in an urban setting. Because exercise is good for stress management and overall health, owning a dog can be credited with increasing these benefits.
Pets Can Help With Social Support:
When we are out walking, having a dog with us, can make us more approachable and give people a reason to stop and talk, thereby, increasing the number of people we meet, giving us an opportunity to increase our network or friends and acquaintances, which also has great stress management benefits.
Pets Stave Off Loneliness and Provide Unconditional Love:
Pets can be there for you in ways than people can’t. They can offer love and companionship, and can also enjoy comfortable silences, keep secrets and are excellent snugglers. And they could be the best antidote to loneliness. In Fact, research shows that nursing home residents reported less loneliness when visited by dogs than when they spent time with other people!. All these benefits can reduce the amount of stress people experience in response to feelings of social isolation and lack of social support from people.
Pets Can Reduce Stress-Sometimes More Than People:
While we all know the power of talking about your problems with a good friend who’s also a good listener, recent research shows that spending time with a pet may be even better! As well, shows that, when conducting a task that is stressful, people actually experience less stress when their pets where with them than when a supportive friend or even their spouse was present! (This may be partially due to the fact that pets do not judge us; they just love us.)
It is important to realize that owning a pet is not for everyone. Pets do come with additional work and responsibility, which can bring its own stress. However, for most people, the benefits of having a pet outweigh the drawbacks. Having a furry best friend can reduce stress in your life and bring your support when times get tough.
Science Behind Why We Love Pets
In his book Heart Sense for Women, Sinatra mentions the various benefits pets can have on our health. One of the most important is alleviating loneliness.
In fact, loneliness is one of the most damaging risk factors in people recovering from heart disease. Studies have shown that patients who suffer heart attacks but own pets are likely to have five times the survival rate of patients who are not pet owners, according to Sinatra.
Another big benefit of being in the presence of a pet is that it can induce relaxation. The simple act of petting an animal is known to cause a person's blood pressure to drop, says Alan Beck, ScD, director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University.
The relaxation doesn't just affect people, it affects the animal, too. "We've shown that when you pet a dog, not just your heart rate slows down and blood pressure drops, but so does the animal's," Beck says. This indicates a true, mutual human-animal bond.

SOME LOCAL, NATIONAL AND GLOBAL LABOUR MARKET CONNECTIONS INCLUDE:

  • Pets Food Manufactures
  • Pets Items, Supplies, and Accesories Manufactures
  • Pets Stores
  • Pets Clothing Stores
  • Pets Online Stores
  • Pets Daycares
  • Breeding Services
  • Dog Training Courses
  • Dog Training Services
  • Pet Grooming Courses
  • Pet Grooming Services
  • Graphics Art Designers
  • Marketing Jobs
  • Magazines, TV, and Radio Advertising

My topic is linked with the other topics in Zoomer Lifestyle is due to the fact that human beings, especially Zoomers are always looking out for their wellness. Zoomers have a remarkable social economic lifestyle since they are wheathy they like to travel, and they are able to afford whichever dream comes to their minds in order to be healthy, both physically and mentally.



ANTI-OXIDANT PRODUCTSHow Antioxidants Are Being Used To Sell Drugs and Alcohol


"There is overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating that people who eat and drink a diet rich in antioxidants…will live longer, healthier lives." Dr. Lester Packer,one of the world's foremost cell biologists

Antioxidants are increasingly being added to the Canadian diet. Many Canadians feel they are not getting the right kinds of nutrition from their food and can compensate by adding antioxidants to their diet. Studies show that the aging "Zoomer" population is more aware of the benefits of antioxidants, and thus spending money on supplements, pharmaceuticals and even alcoholic beverages that are infused with antioxidants. It is a good time to enter the field of marketing and manufacturing of antioxidant infused products as they become the forefront in the health care industry.

SAMPLE AD
Attention Zoomers!
Antioxidants and Their Amazing Anti-Aging Benefits
Do you want to look younger, feel better and have more energy? Do you want to prevent chronic diseases of old age? Antioxidants hold the secret to staying young and preventing degenerative diseases.

Example of Local Job Postings

  • WORKERS Meadowland Blueberry and Cranberry Farm located in Pitt Meadows requires 4 farm workers commencing July 12, 2010. Duties include general farm labour,..
  • FISH, FOOD & DRUG PROCESSOR INSPECTORS, Ensuring..abiding by Food & Drug Acts, & Regulations. Apply..Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Burnaby, BC


Acai Berry Is it really a miracle berry?
Science Daily
Power Supplements



DISAPPEARING COASTLINES AND THE IMPACT ON DINERS



Coastlines not only in BC but all over the planet are disappearing by forces of nature such as rising water levels due to global warming, and the natural progression of erosion. it can also be seen as a lack of natural, uninhabited coastline from the over development of this coveted land.

When coastlines disappear, established businesses will either need to leave or relocate as the building structures of resorts, restaurants and private clubs will not be able to hold up, leaving travelers and enthusiasts either leaving or traveling to other waterside destinations or moving inland to take advantage of a different style of amenities. Overpopulation, environmental toxins and the talk of oil tanker in transit along our BC coasts are very real threat to the ecosystem- the very reason which brings humans to the shoreline.

A potential steady decline in sustainable fish and shellfish leaves many manufacturers, chefs, enthusiasts and aficionados shifting focus to other local food sources leaving the local industry and people dependent on these supplies by means of profit or survival. With less local seafood available for consumption the focus on food will shift towards other imported foods and other different food sources.

As Zoomers are health conscious and the amount of decreased wild salmon running through BC' s coast yearly, there is a whole market of fish oil supplements that are purified from toxins for human consumption. An example is the product Ascenta, purified fish oils with vegetarian alternative option, in line with the health conscious and preventative medicine utilized in the Zoomer market.

Example of Local Job Postings


BC RMT position at successful Tofino Spa (Tofino, BC) We are looking to hire one, BC Registered Massage Therapist at the Sacred Stone Spa in the stunning surf town of Tofino, BC on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Operating within our holistic spa and our team of Certified Massage Practitioners, the successful candidate will be the only RMT providing treatments to both local and tourist clientele.

PHARMACIST (Bowen Island) Cates Medicine Centre on Bowen Island is looking for a full-time Pharmacist (32-40 hours/week). We have a professional working environment with friendly staff and patients. We are looking for a energetic and enthusiastic pharmacist to join our team. Candidate must be customer-oriented and have strong communication skills.

KENNEL ASSISTANT (Langley) Busy work environment, must have some experience with large dogs and own transportation. There are no buses available close enough.
Part time can work into full time.
Grooming experience a plus.




The Zoomer Report - Health Links


The Zoomer lifestyle is best described as active: dating, social networking, travel and enjoying financial independence. One of the main highlights is healthy lifestyle with a focus on preventative medicine and environmental awareness.

In summary, the page content includes: coastal living and environmental awareness, companionship through pets - emphasizing the care that is given to them, social awareness through leisure activities in regards to alcoholic beverage consumption with the addition of antioxidants and prescription medicines to help people live more inclusively by helping to control overactive bladder function, a natural effect of aging.

Being as fortunate as we are living here on the west coast of Canada, the local labour market here is very accommodating to the needs within this age spectrum with many goods and services available. The example of Purica, a local company which manufactures supplements for both humans and pets with their product Recovery SA, helps to promote healing utilizing fish oil alternatives and other ingredients.

The impact on BC's Lower Mainland and coastal region labour market from Purica's products include: stock in health and wellness stores, procurement of various ingredients, fishing, specialty pet shops, pill capsule manufacturing with ingredients derived from vegan sources and product representation are to name just a few.

Below are some other links for health and wellness.




    The Zoomers Report Working Link:
    http://www.carp.ca/advocacy/adv-article-display.cfm?documentID=3047