Wounded Warrior Helps Vets Eat Healthy

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Wounded Warrior
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Chicago-based entrepreneur Ted Gladson founded Gladson Interactive, where he also served as president before selling the company in 2005. While there, he led the organization in developing custom merchandising and store layout solutions for its clients. In addition to his professional work in the Chicago area, Ted Gladson is a longtime supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

In an effort to help veterans more easily adjust to life outside of the military once their service is over, Wounded Warrior Project spearheads a number of initiatives that are designed to educate and empower veterans to make smart choices. One of the programs the organization offers is based on developing smart eating habits, as the less-demanding routine of civilian life can often lead to weight gain.

One of the key strategies that Wounded Warrior espouses on this front is finding out what healthy items exist on a menu before heading to a restaurant. That way, the veteran can craft a meal that is calorically suitable and tailored to his or her dietary needs. It is important to reinforce this practice by being the first to order food at the table in order to avoid temptation by the choices of others. For more information about Wounded Warrior’s nutrition programs, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/BigGameSnacks.

Three Vital Scuba Diving Tips for Beginners

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Scuba Diving
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Chicago-based Ted Gladson is the founder and former president of Gladson Interactive. When not involved in his business and charitable activities in the city of Chicago, Ted Gladson enjoys active outdoor pursuits such as skiing and scuba diving. For those who are new to scuba diving, certain tips should be kept in mind in order to have the safest and most enjoyable scuba experience. Here are three things to remember when exploring the ocean.

1. Prepare your body and mind before starting out. Practicing yoga for a few months before diving can help regulate breathing, which is one of the most important skills needed for a safe and comfortable diving experience.

2. Go slowly. With all the excitement, it can be easy to want to speed through the water. To get the most out of dives, however, relaxing and moving slowly is crucial to not scaring away the wildlife around you, as well as maximizing your air supply.

3. Weight yourself properly. Depending on the type of water, wetsuit thickness and type of tank being used, it’s important to keep a record of the amount of weight needed for each situation. Buoyancy affects everything while diving, from how much air is being used to how easy it is to relax.