Month: March 2017

Billy Joel Adds Multiple Stadium Shows to His 2017 Tour

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Billy Joel
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Mohsen Grayeli is the owner and president of ASAP LLC, a holding company for investing in home remodeling services and residential real estate. Since starting the business in 2003, he has expanded his company’s scope to include government contracts. Outside of his professional life, Mohsen Grayeli says his favorite musician is Billy Joel.

Six-time Grammy winner Billy Joel has recently added seven additional stadium shows to his “Billy Joel in Concert” tour. The first addition will take the Piano Man to Cumberland, Georgia, on April 28, where he will perform for the first time at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Not only is this Joel’s first concert at the venue, the show also marks the new stadium’s first-ever concert.

The additional dates also will see the veteran performer play for the first time at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium in May. Additionally, Joel is scheduled to play at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, Target Field in Minneapolis, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Fenway Park in Boston, and finally Philadelphia’s Citizen’s Bank. Joel will also hold his record-setting 41st show at Madison Square Garden in late May.

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke

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American Stroke Association
Image: strokeassociation.org

Since 2003, Mohsen Grayeli has served as owner and president of ASAP Construction Management, a home-remodeling and investment company based in Washington, D.C. In his private life, Mohsen Grayeli contributes to many charitable organizations, including the American Stroke Association (ASA).

The ASA website provides information on stroke risk factors and tips for prevention. The greatest risk factor is high blood pressure, sometimes called the “silent killer” because no warning symptoms accompany the damage it causes to blood vessels. It is easy to test for high blood pressure, and several steps can be taken to prevent and manage it.

The ASA recommends a healthy diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and low in sodium and artificial sugars to reduce high blood pressure. Foods that are high in potassium, including bananas, apricots, and potatoes, help counteract the sodium in diets. In addition to adjusting diet to lower blood pressure, the ASA recommends avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly to lessen the risk factors for stroke.

Awareness, prevention, and treatment for high blood pressure have significantly improved in recent years. Some research indicates the rate of fatal strokes has gone down, and this improvement could be due to improved awareness and efforts to make these helpful lifestyle changes.