Articles by Mark Becker

Mark Becker is an Account Manager for Vivion, a raw materials distributor, based in Vernon, CA. He has worked as a natural products sales and marketing executive for 15 years. Mark has written more than 300 articles and has hosted or been a guest on more than 500 radio shows. He obtained a bachelor's in journalism from Long Beach State University and did his master’s work in communications at Cal State Fullerton. For almost 30 years he has participated in numerous endurance events, including more than 150 triathlons of Olympic distance or longer, 100 marathons and numerous other events including ultramarathons and rough water swims from Alcatraz to the mainland. He has relied on a comprehensive dietary supplement and homeopathic regimen to support his athletic, professional and personal endeavors.

Childhood Obesity: How do Parents Impact this Epidemic?

As I begin to formulate my thoughts for this column, I find myself thinking about my 6- and 7-year old boys Nick and Noah. I also think about spending my entire childhood overweight. I think about what I experienced from both a physical and psychological perspective. And I don’t want my boys to ever have to go through that. One of the major challenges a parent faces every day is providing their kids with healthy foods to eat. It is not only a struggle for parents to provide healthy foods for their children, but it is equally as challenging getting kids to consume those healthy foods. And, … [Read more...]

ADHD: Providing Answers to this Complex Condition

Can you imagine suffering from a condition that makes focusing on everyday activities challenging? That is what people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face every day. ADHD is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, and in some cases, are overly active. They typically have trouble getting organized, staying focused and making realistic plans. They may be fidgety, noisy and unable to adapt to … [Read more...]

Consider Exercise Therapy for Your Autistic Child

Consider Exercise Therapy for Your Autistic Child I have been writing articles focusing on exercise for almost a decade. During this time, I have lived a life of health and wellness that has included a disciplined exercise regimen. I have personally experienced the many benefits exercise has to offer. And I express these experiences in my articles. Yet I often wonder if I will run out of material to write about. However, my monthly research continues to uncover new and compelling information on the impact exercise has on a wide range of health conditions for both children and adults. And … [Read more...]

Natural Products Industry Veteran Completes 100th Marathon

Long-time natural products industry executive Mark Becker has recently completed his 100th marathon – The Los Angeles Marathon on March 18, 2012. Mark completed the 26.2-mile course from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica in 5:16:53. For almost 30 years, Mark has participated in numerous endurance events, including more than 150 triathlons of Olympic distance or longer, 100 marathons and numerous other events including ultra marathons and rough water swims from Alcatraz to the mainland. Mark credits his longevity in endurance racing to a comprehensive supplement regimen that includes the … [Read more...]

5 Steps to New Year’s Resolution Success

The New Year is a time of new beginnings. It's a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. For so many, the New Year is an opportunity to honestly evaluate yourself and set realistic goals for the coming year. And, so often, the focus is on health. On January 1, 2012, thousands of people across the country genuinely commited to eating healthier and establishing an exercise routine. In fact, according to www.Bing.com, in 2011, the top two searches after the New Year included weight loss and fitness. People have the best intentions in the New Year and vow to do all … [Read more...]