Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in North Palm Beach, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT North Palm Beach, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in North Palm Beach, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
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The light at the end of the tunnel linking Miami to Orlando without hitting the highway is on the horizon.Brightline is on schedule to open its Orlando station this year with routes to existing stations in M...
The light at the end of the tunnel linking Miami to Orlando without hitting the highway is on the horizon.
Brightline is on schedule to open its Orlando station this year with routes to existing stations in Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.
And the new 37,350-square-foot station at Orlando International Airport features a three-story contemporary design, retail shopping, a bar with light bites and panoramic views of oncoming trains.
This project is part of Brightline's Phase 2 expansion into Central Florida, which will eventually include a stop in Tampa.
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Here are five more news updates as the date gets closer to the grand opening:
This month, Brightline officially became the fastest train in Florida.
During recent testing, trains reached speeds of 130 mph along its new 35-mile rail corridor between Orlando International Airport and Cocoa.
Once carrying passengers, Brightline trains will travel at maximum speeds of 125 mph which is more than 2 miles per minute.
Brightline's newly installed tracks along that 35-mile stretch will become the fastest-speed segment of the company's passenger-service expansion linking Orlando with South Florida. Projected maximum speed range:
By reaching 130 mph, Brightline broke its previous record of 110 mph, which the company set in the fall during testing through Martin and St. Lucie counties.
Brightline will link riders from Miami to Orlando in about three hours, which is 30 minutes faster than it would take driving without traffic. The West Palm to Orlando route will take around two hours.
Brightline will continue testing trains at high speeds up to 110 mph in northern Palm Beach County for the rest of March.
The high-speed testing in Palm Beach County will take place in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, Lake Park, Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach and will occur daily between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Flaggers will be present at railroad crossings when there is active testing taking place in the area. There will also be an increased law-enforcement presence around railroad crossings.
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Flaggers will be present at the following crossings in Palm Beach County:
A standard one-way ticket between Miami and Orlando is expected to cost about $100. A West Palm Beach-Orlando ticket is expected to run anywhere from $75 to $85. Official prices have not been announced. Passengers can buy tickets at the stations, but they also can purchase online. Discounted fares are available with two days advance purchase.
Smart-class Brightline tickets between Miami and West Palm Beach currently cost about $15-$42 each way and premium-class tickets range from $42-$79 each way. Tickets for trains between other stations over a shorter distance are less.
Brightline has installed infrastructure and safety improvements at all 156 rail crossings between Cocoa and West Palm Beach. The $170 million infrastructure investment upgrades include new crossing gates, signal systems, pedestrian gates, pavement markings and roadway profiles.
Brightline also recently announced completion of work adding improvements at 48 grade crossings in the tri-county area (Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade) from a Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement grant awarded in 2017.
This was a $5.4 million project, supported by Federal Railroad Administration funding of $2.3 million. Another $1.5 million came from 11 local communities and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, while Brightline contributed more than $1.4 million.
Work included center-line delineators, channelization devices, exit gates, active message signs, and lane edge markings.
Brightline's Orlando launch has created a much-anticipated buzz as the summer season approaches.
The company has not shared an exact date to open its Orlando station although it has said a target opening range is April to June for the new 170-mile segment between West Palm Beach and Orlando. The announcement came in a report to investors published in February.
In February, a spokesperson for Brightline Orlando said that the train station is 90% complete.
Brightline plans to run 32 trains a day between Miami and Orlando.
Brightline's "Bright Orange 2" train arrived at the company’s vehicle maintenance facility in late February, completing the company's fleet of 10 trains. It is the last of five new units to arrive in Florida in the past 18 months, officials said.
Bright Orange 2, which has two locomotives and four coaches, weighs 643 tons and is 556 feet long. An extra locomotive also arrived with the train, which will be used to replace locomotives that are undergoing maintenance.
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Brightline officials say their trains are the fastest in the Southeast after a test run accelerated up to 130 mph along the private company's rural 35-mile rail corridor between Cocoa and Orlando International Airport.
And within a couple weeks, Brightline trains may start Brevard County test runs reaching speeds of 110 mph between Post Road in Melbourne and the cement plant north of Gus Hipp Boulevard in Rockledge, said Katie Mitzner, company spokesperson.
"Last fall, we began testing at 110 in Martin and St. Lucie counties. We are currently testing at 110 down in northern Palm Beach County. Our plan is to begin testing at maximum speeds of 110 through (central) Brevard County in mid- to late March," Mitzner said.
More:Brightline launches 125-mph train test runs in Brevard County alongside Beachline
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High-speed train-test runs debuted last week along Brightline's tracks paralleling the Beachline Expressway in Brevard and Orange counties. Testing will continue daily between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. throughout spring.
Mitzner said Brightline's 130-mph pass occurred Thursday near Dallas Boulevard, west of the St. Johns River in Orange County.
Brightline's newly installed tracks along the Beachline are fenced with no grade crossings. This 35-mile stretch will become the fastest-speed segment of the company's passenger-service expansion linking Orlando with South Florida, which is scheduled to launch this year. Projected maximum speed range:
“Florida has always been at the forefront of train travel since the days when Henry Flagler connected Jacksonville to the Keys,” Jim Kovalsky, president of the Florida East Coast Railway Society, said in a Brightline press release.
“Back then, there were reports that trains ran at 100 mph, but no one ever dreamed of reaching 130 mph. Brightline dreamed big and did it. History has been made and Henry Flagler would be proud," Kovalsky said.
Four coach cars and two locomotives comprise Brightline train sets. Attached at the front and rear, these 4,000-horsepower diesel-electric locomotives are manufactured by Siemens in Sacramento, California.
All told, Mitzner said crews have completed 90% of Brightline's 170-mile rail expansion from Orlando to South Florida, totaling more than 7 million construction-hours of labor. More than 800 workers remain on the job, she said.
Brightline has installed infrastructure and safety improvements at all 156 rail crossings between Cocoa and West Palm Beach. Upgrades include new crossing gates, signal systems, pedestrian gates, pavement markings and roadway profiles.
The company is also putting finishing touches on its three-story, 37,350-square-foot passenger station at Terminal C at the Orlando airport.
During a Monday press conference at the airport, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, announced that $20 million in federal infrastructure funds will go toward construction of an enclosed pedestrian connector bridge for use by Terminal C's rail tenants.
Rick Neale is the South Brevard Watchdog Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY (for more of his stories, click here.) Contact Neale at 321-242-3638 or [email protected]. Twitter: @RickNeale1
MIAMI, Fla. – The FGCU beach volleyball team (8-6, 3-1 ASUN Conference) delivered a flawless 5-0 victory against Erksine (1-8) and a 4-1 decision against Palm Beach Atlantic (9-11) on Saturday at the Surf & Turf Invitational."We ran a few different lineups today, and it was nice to see the girls really respond to some new pairings," said FGCU head beach volleyball coach ...
MIAMI, Fla. – The FGCU beach volleyball team (8-6, 3-1 ASUN Conference) delivered a flawless 5-0 victory against Erksine (1-8) and a 4-1 decision against Palm Beach Atlantic (9-11) on Saturday at the Surf & Turf Invitational.
"We ran a few different lineups today, and it was nice to see the girls really respond to some new pairings," said FGCU head beach volleyball coach Chris Sweat. "PBA played a great match against us and all the sets were very close, so it was great to get the win."
FGCU took control early against Erskine, as senior Shelby Beisner(Port Charlotte, Fla/Charlotte) and sophomore Mia Thompson (Latana, Texas/Guyer High School) earned a 21-9, 21-12 victory at No. 2.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Luebbers (Union, Ky./Randall K. Cooper) and graduate Lexie Hamilton (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier HS/UNCW) added another point for the Green & Blue with a 21-9, 21-11 decision at No. 4.
The No. 3 pair of Dylan Brewer (Lantana, Texas/John H. Guyer HS) and Nicole De Oliveira (Cary, N.C./ Green Level HS) dominated at No. 3, winning 21-10, 21-6. FGCU's No. 1 pair of junior Kacie Johnson (Frisco, Texas/Lebanon Trail HS) and senior Maddison Parmelly (Rockwall, Texas/Rockwall Health) delivered a 21-11, 21-13 score.
Freshman Kristina Gluc (Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola Virtual) and sophomore Jacqueline Carpenter (Dublin, Ohio. /Dublin Jerome) closed out the match with a 21-17, 21-14 decision at No. 5.
In the evening match against Palm Beach Atlantic, Beisner and Parmelly teamed at No. 1 and won 22-20, 22-20.
De Oliveira and Luebbers won their match 17-21, 23-21, 15-8 at No. 3, and the Gluc-Carpenter duo registered a 21-13, 23-21 victory at No. 4.
Brewer and junior Trinity Rosales (Wilmington, N.C./Eugene Ashley) delivered a 21-14, 21-19 at No. 2 win to close out the tournament.
The Eagles return to action March 24 for the Stetson Mid-Season Classic in DeLand. FGCU will first take on North Alabama (12-7) at 10 a.m.
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Erskine 0, FGCU 5 1. Kacie Johnson/Maddison Parmelly (FGCU) def. Morgan Browne/Olivia Browne (ERK) 21-11, 21-13 2. Shelby Beisner /Mia Thompson (FGCU) def Alyssa Pagan and Karina Petrovich (ERK) 21-9, 21-12 3. Dylan Brewer/Nicole De Oliveira (FGCU) def. Sam Bebber/Kylie McKean (ERK) 21-10, 21-6 4. Lexie Hamilton/Kaitlyn Luebbers (FGCU) def. Allison Garner/Emily Gilbert (ERK) 21-9, 21-11 5. Jacqueline Carpenter/Kristina Gluc (FGCU) def. Allison Dutterer/Laney Gatson (ERK) 21-17, 21-14
Order of Finish: 2, 4, 3, 1, 5
Palm Beach 1, FGCU 4 1. Shelby Beisner /Maddison Parmelly (FGCU) def. Lunden Evans/Mya Krystosek (PBA) 22-20, 22-20 2. Dylan Brewer /Trinity Rosales (FGCU) def. Asleigh Holweger /Rebekah Machovec (PBA) 21-14, 21-19 3. Nicole De Oliveira/Kaitlyn Luebbers (FGCU) def. Gabriella Aziz/Savannah DeCarlo (PBA) 17-21, 23-21, 15-8 4. Jacqueline Carpenter/Kristina Gluc (FGCU) def. Lexie Golichowski/Kaitlyn Skopalova (PBA) 21-13, 23-21 5. Karla Cantero/Abigail Mason (PBA) def. Lily Felts/Lexie Hamilton 24-22, 21-17
Order of Finish: 5, 1, 3, 4, 2
COACH SWEAT Sweat's 2022 team finished with a program-high 29 wins, and Sweat earned his 50th career victory in just his third season as coach. Sweat became the first coach in FGCU program history to earn ASUN Coach of the Year accolade after guiding his team to its 11th-consecutive appearance in the ASUN Championship. The Eagles earned wins over two top-25 teams in 2022, downing No. 17 Stetson and No. 18 South Carolina while also taking down seven different conference squads. Sweat's FGCU program again ascended to a No. 20 ranking in the AVCA Top 20 in March 2022 and maintained that ranking through the ASUN Tournament. He is in his fourth season as head coach of the FGCU beach volleyball program after spending the prior five seasons as an assistant coach. A member of VolleyballMag.com's Under 40 Coaching Hotshots list in January 2020, he led the Eagles to a 4-0 start in 2020 prior to the COVID-19 shutdown and has compiled a 58-30 (.659) record
#FEEDFGCU FGCU Athletics sponsors events in November and April to benefit the FGCU Campus Food Pantry (www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry) and the Harry Chapin Food Bank (www.harrychapinfoodbank.org), FGCU Athletics' charities of choice. For more information, including how to make a contribution, please visit www.fgcu.edu/foodpantry and utilize the hashtag #FeedFGCU to help raise awareness.
ABOUT FGCU FGCU teams have combined to win an incredible 96 conference regular season and tournament titles in just 15-plus seasons at the Division I level. Additionally, in just 11-plus seasons of D-I postseason eligibility, the Eagles have had a combined 48 teams or individuals compete in NCAA championships. In 2022, the men's golf team became the first program to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament. Nine FGCU programs have earned a top-25 national ranking in their respective sport - including women's basketball (No. 20 in 2021-22 and No. 22 in 2022-23), baseball (No. 20 in 2023), beach volleyball (No. 20, 2022), and both men's soccer (2018, 2019) and women's soccer (2018) as five of the most recent. In 2016-17, the Green & Blue posted a department-best sixth-place finish in the DI-AAA Learfield Directors' Cup and top-100 showing nationally, ahead of several Power-5 and FBS institutions. In 2018-19, the Eagles had an ASUN and state of Florida best seven teams earn the NCAA's Public Recognition Award for their Academic Progress Rate in their sport. FGCU also collectively earned a record 3.66 GPA in the classroom in the fall 2022 semester and has outperformed the general University undergraduate population for 27 consecutive semesters. The past seven semesters (Fall 2019 – Fall 2022) saw another milestone reached as all 15 programs achieved a 3.0-or-higher cumulative team GPA. The Eagles also served an all-time high 7,200 volunteer hours in 2017 - being recognized as one of two runners-up for the inaugural NACDA Community Service Award presented by the Fiesta Bowl.
Video: Florida lawmakers advance private school voucher programPrivate schools, in some form, existed long before the concept of free public education in America. Students were often educated through church-sponsored programs, private tutoring, and boarding schools. Public schools on a large scale were proposed by Horace Mann in the 1830s. The concept gained momentum, and by 1870, nearly 80% of kids aged 5 to 14 were...
Video: Florida lawmakers advance private school voucher program
Private schools, in some form, existed long before the concept of free public education in America. Students were often educated through church-sponsored programs, private tutoring, and boarding schools. Public schools on a large scale were proposed by Horace Mann in the 1830s. The concept gained momentum, and by 1870, nearly 80% of kids aged 5 to 14 were enrolled in public schools. Today, according to the most recent enrollment data, about 4.7 million students—or 10% of students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12—are enrolled in private schools.
Private schools are widely marketed as a better option when compared to public schools, and private school proponents will often point to standardized test scores to substantiate this claim. While private school students have consistently outperformed public school students on standardized tests, recent studies have shown private schools themselves are not the primary driver of success, nor are standardized tests the most accurate measure of student well-being.
Researchers have found that student success is more directly related to family attributes, like having parents who graduated from college, and higher incomes—more common amongst private school students than public school students—than simply whether the students attended a public or private school.
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PALM BEACH, Fla. — Farmworkers walked 45 miles in five days through South Florida.Starting Tuesday, they marched from Pahokee, where they work for low pay and abusive condition, to Palm Beach where Wendy's President Nelson Peltz live.Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee say they were walking to highlight their Fair Food Program, which ensures farmworkers are guaranteed better working conditions and pay. Cmpanies involved in the program include McDonald's, Walmart and Taco Bell.The goal of the march was to pr...
PALM BEACH, Fla. — Farmworkers walked 45 miles in five days through South Florida.
Starting Tuesday, they marched from Pahokee, where they work for low pay and abusive condition, to Palm Beach where Wendy's President Nelson Peltz live.
Farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee say they were walking to highlight their Fair Food Program, which ensures farmworkers are guaranteed better working conditions and pay. Cmpanies involved in the program include McDonald's, Walmart and Taco Bell.
The goal of the march was to pressure other companies, including Publix, Kroger and Wendy's, to join the program.
"It is time for them to use their power and join onto the program so that we can expand the protections and eliminate this once and for all," Gerardo Reyes-Chavez, a member of Coalition of Immokalee Workers, said. "Modern-day slavery shouldn’t exist today."
U.S. Rep Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, who joined in the march, said: "We have to eat to stay alive and we should make sure these workers are paid fairly and in just conditions. This is about encouraging all our local merchants to participate in the fair food program and that’s really going to ensure safer conditions. And we can eat with a smile on our face."
WPTV reached out to Publix and Kroger for comment but have not heard back.
A spokesperson for Wendy's said in a statement:
"Wendy’s does not participate in the Fair Food Program because there is no nexus between the program and our supply chain.Since 2019, Wendy’s has sourced our North American tomato supply exclusively from indoor, hydroponic greenhouse farms, while the Fair Food Program predominantly operates in outdoor, conventional tomato growing environments. Further, Wendy’s has an established Supplier Code of Conduct that applies to significant suppliers of The Wendy’s Company and our North America restaurant system, and we also require third-party reviews related to the human rights and labor practices for suppliers of certain hand-harvested, whole, fresh produce such as tomatoes."The idea that joining the Fair Food Program, and purchasing field-grown, commodity tomatoes, is the only way that Wendy’s can demonstrate responsibility in our supply chain is not true."
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