19September2012

Before, During and After Each Practice

Posted by Jody under: Fitness.

If you’re really up to observing your progress closely, try structuring your Tai Chi journal this way. Write a few paragraphs of how you feel physically and mentally before, during and after each practice. To begin with, start with some basic questions of your mental and physical conditions in the morning of the practice. How did you get up in the morning? How did you feel? Did you consciously realize any chi movement in your body? How did you approach it? Read the rest of this entry »

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11September2012

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Part 2

Posted by Jody under: Fitness.

DOMS usually doesn’t do any lasting damage, but its relative, rhabdomyolysis, although rare, is a medical emergency. This happens when there is so much muscle damage, especially together with dehydration, that the kidneys cannot handle the waste products. Read the rest of this entry »

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11September2012

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Part 1

Posted by Jody under: Fitness.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is associated with weight training, but you’ve probably experienced it even if you don’t work out with weights. Have you ever spent a day in unaccustomed activity, like moving furniture, and then the next day, or even the day after, you woke up so sore you could hardly get out of bed? That’s DOMS.
What causes DOMS? Lactic acid? No. Lactic acid is metabolized within a few hours and is long gone by the time you really get sore. Muscles cramping in protest? Wrong again. What’s really happening is muscle damage. Muscle fibers suffer some damage in response to overload, and when that damage heals, the muscle is stronger. Read the rest of this entry »

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4September2012

Selling Businesses a “Health Menu”

Posted by Jody under: Health.

Escalating health care costs have forced most businesses to seek ways to keep their employees healthier. As individuals live and work longer, corporations must help them stay at optimal capacity to offset escalating pension plan recipients. Even in an era of cutbacks and layoffs, more companies are considering preventive health programs as an investment with a strong return. Read the rest of this entry »

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3September2012

Hamstring Stretches

Posted by Jody under: Fitness.

Supine Towel Hamstring Stretches: Lie on your back on a pad on the floor. The right knee is bent at 90 degrees and is pointing straight up with the foot flat on the ground. That means that the knee is not pointing out to the side. The left knee is straight and is pulled back by a towel on the leg above the knee towards the left side of the chest, while the tailbone is kept on the floor. Maintain this position for 20 seconds, then switch legs and repeat. Do each leg at least twice. Read the rest of this entry »

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25July2012

What is Risk Management?

Posted by Jody under: Health.

Risk management is an ongoing, comprehensive process by which health and fitness facilities engage in internal audit programs of their facilities, programs, policies, personnel, equipment and physical plant to: Read the rest of this entry »

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20July2012

Summer Fun for People With Arthritis

Posted by Jody under: Health.

Summer is now in full swing and that means people are heading outdoors. They’re heading to the park to picnic and throw the Frisbee; they’re heading to the beach to lie in the sun or frolic in the ocean; they’re heading for their favorite campgrounds in the woods or the mountains. Read the rest of this entry »

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4July2012

Caesarean Sections. Part 2

Posted by Jody under: Women's Health.

About 4 to 5 percent of babies are breech, and a significant number are delivered by Caesarean because some doctors aren’t comfortable delivering breeches vaginally. Up to half of these babies can be turned headfirst in utero; a procedure called a version. Read the rest of this entry »

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4July2012

Caesarean Sections. Part 1

Posted by Jody under: Women's Health.

By Dr. Joshua A. Copel
In the United States today, a woman who is pregnant with her first child has a 1 in 5 chance of delivering the baby by Caesarean section. If you’ve already delivered a baby vaginally, your chances are much greater of another vaginal birth. Only about 1 in 20 or 30 women will need a Caesarean section if they’ve delivered vaginally before. Read the rest of this entry »

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15June2012

Marketing an Image. Part 2

Posted by Jody under: Business.

While I’ve never been to a Crunch facility, my image of Crunch had been positive due to its having carved a unique niche with its innovative programs. Now, that image is blown for me. And, as we all know, image is everything. In fact, the image you present has everything to do with the ability of your business to attract, convert, satisfy and maintain your customers. Read the rest of this entry »

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