For Golf, Working Out Is Paramount

Though I’m sure other fitness trainers — even regular sessions at the local gym — could be effective, I like how the program focuses on becoming fit for golf. As TheraGolf founder Skip Latella tells me, “If you do even 10 minutes a day of flexibility exercises and other aerobic conditioning and some strength training, you can retard the natural aging process. But there’s a difference between being strong and having certain flexi-bility and being specifically fit for golf.”

TheraGolf, Latella says, develops strength, balance and flexibility through a complete range of motion for golf.

Sign me up, I say.

MAY

A month into my workout regimen I make a startling discovery: My car has a backseat! Before, whenever I shifted into reverse, I could swivel my head just enough to glimpse the rear window. Backing out of the parking

No Sweat Flexibility??

The results of the Microfiber Reduction technique developed by Bob Prichard of Somax Posture & Sports seem too good to believe. David Leadbetter was so impressed he had his son, Andy, a 14-year-old golf whiz, undergo treatments. “Afterward we asked Andy — who’s normally pretty stiff for a kid — to check the range of motion in his hamstrings by raising his knee to his chest,” Leadbetter tells me. “Well, Andy almost knocked himself out when his kneecap hit his chin. He was that loose.”

Microfiber Reduction, Prichard explains, is a kind of massage that releases scar tissue that forms in the fascia, or connective tissue, between muscles (see illustration). Every muscle is surrounded by this thin membrane — “much like sausage is wrapped in its casing,” is how Prichard puts it. Through injuries, overuse or stress, the connective tissue

Kickbox Attack!

Biochemically, lactic acid build-up will cause fatigue in the muscles, and unless a proper rest period for its removal is provided, the participant will fatigue prematurely. Without such a proper rest period, the acid cannot be used as an oxidative fuel and may result in either a less-than-optimal workout (in the best-case scenario) or a potential cardiovascular or musculoskeletal incident (in the worst-case scenario). Such fatigue can lead to a breakdown in form and, therefore, potential musculoskeletal damage due to hyperextensions or the lack of ability of the antagonist muscles to decelerate the movement and thereby prevent mechanical injury.

kbExercise in general is disruptive to skeletal muscle and, therefore, must be limited in intensity. The nature of the movement should also be regulated. For example, an alternating punch combination can be thrown for a longer work period than a single

Lack Of Sleep Can Kill

losckJanuary 4, Reno Gazette Journal, Reno, NV: Hug High Student Killed in Crash… “Tria Cornejo and Nito Ramirez were best friends …. Arizona authorities are trying to determine whether Ramirez, 17, a Hug High football player, will be prosecuted for losing control of his classmate’s car. Cornejo, a 19-year-old Hug senior, died when the car left the highway at the Nevada-Arizona border near Bullhead City, Arizona.

“Cornejo was asleep while Ramirez was driving. Police say Ramirez became drowsy and fell asleep behind the wheel … He is believed to have lost control of the car and crashed….”

Snoozing and cruising don’t mix. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 200,000 crashes are related to driving while drowsy. A large percentage of highway crashes involve driver fatigue.

Sleepiness and sleep deprivation are major concerns, especially for teens. Sleepiness not only can mean dozing off in class and missing an important point for the next test, but it also can mean dozing off behind the wheel and causing loss of life.

Specific sleep problems may first appear during the teen years. Identifying teens with actual sleep disorders, however, can be a problem because teenagers are known to be, well, sleepy. It becomes difficult to separate the people who have a genuine sleep disorder from those who are sleep-deprived because of lifestyle choices.

It has been proven that the average teen needs eight to 10 hours of sleep – and yet, you have to get up earlier for school, have more responsibilities, and probably stay up late at night. And for the first time in your life, you may have problems going to sleep or rising early.

Narcolepsy, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and restless leg syndrome often begin during teen years. Add this to the emotional ups and downs that occur naturally at this time of your life – leaving you even more prone to daytime sleepiness and sleep deprivation.

Developing sleep smarts is not only important for your future lifestyle, it is important right now. Studies have shown that students who sleep more at night do in fact have higher grades and less daytime sleepiness.

The Sleep Robbers

Insomnia occurs when people have a difficult time falling and/or staying asleep. A sleep history may reveal the cause. illness, drugs, stress, depression, noise, pain, breathing disorder, anxiety, etc. But sometimes the cause is not known. Treatments will vary, depending on the cause. Insomnia produces symptoms of sleep deprivation.

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) involves not being able to fall asleep until the wee hours of the morning, and then having difficulty waking up for school. It is a common complaint of teens. To overcome DSPS, sleep specialists advise going to bed late on Saturday night, but getting up on Sunday at the time you would go to school. From then on, a strict bedtime routine weekdays and weekends must be kept.

Sleep Deprivation is a collective term for loss of sleep. A person with sleep deprivation may experience daytime sleepiness and lessened productivity in school and work; falling asleep at the wheel or on the job; irritability and foul moods. Many things can deprive you of the sleep you need: alcohol use, nicotine, anxiety, depression, and simply ignoring your need for rest and relaxation. Too often, sleepiness is ignored in teens until other, more serious symptoms show up.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is also known as Periodic Limb Movement During Sleep (PLMS). Twelve million men, women, and children suffer from RLS. Fidgety, moving legs interrupt a good night,s sleep. Kids have been misdiagnosed as having attention deficit disorder (ADD) as they have to move around a lot to get rid of the creepy, crawly feeling in their legs. People can feel groggy during the day. RLS may be due to low levels of a brain chemical known as dopamine; certain medications may help with the symptoms.

Narcolepsy can begin at puberty and last a lifetime. The primary symptom is excessive daytime sleepiness. Episodes of muscular weakness (cataplexy) are common when intense emotions occur (anger, surprise, amusement). There are often sleep attacks during the day, so activities such as driving should be avoided. Some people can learn to anticipate an attack and take naps to prevent it. Certain medications help some people.

Sleep Apnea.
A person with sleep apnea stops breathing for short periods of time during sleep. Symptoms include a lot of daytime sleepiness and loud snoring. Being overweight or having a palate that blocks the airway may cause this potentially serious disorder. In some cases, corrective surgery and weight loss may help. Also, a site like Best Snoring Mouthpieces can also save you a lot of time and Continue With “Lack Of Sleep Can Kill”…

Does Your Business Compete For Government Contracts? It Should…

afI RUN MY OWN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM, AND–THIS MAY surprise you–most of my clients are government agencies. My experience, and that of many other small-business people I know, demonstrates that there are more opportunities to get government work than a lot of people realize. Follow along as I reveal how to navigate the ins and outs of obtaining your own contracts for projects at the local, state, and federal government levels.

First off, consider this: Government agencies provide food, clothing, shelter, medical care, recreation, education, training, research, transportation, and environmental services year-round. They buy a variety of goods and consulting services, such as architectural, engineering, construction, maintenance, data processing, desktop publishing, management, health care, photography, video, graphic arts, and writing.

Even as governments reduce budgets, their need for uninterrupted services continues, and a greater share of the work is being done …

Avoiding Red Eyes Is Key To Good Health

areRed eyes, often caused by irritated blood vessels, can result from allergies, smoke, smog, chlorine, lack of sleep, or watching TV for long periods of time. If you have red eyes that are itchy, try not to rub them. Doing so can start an itch-rub cycle: The more you rub, the more your eyes will itch. If red eyes don’t clear up, eye-drops or other medications are available. Ask a parent or a pharmacist for advice.

Conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, is a common eye condition. Symptoms of bacterial conjunctivitis include redness, swelling, itching, and a discharge that can be so thick that the eyelids almost stick together. Persons with pinkeye should be seen by a doctor. This very contagious condition can be passed on by contaminated fingers, washcloths, or towels.

Be careful when using sharp objects anywhere near your eyes. Items …

Am I Fully Prepared To Start Blogging?

sabtmAfter you take online courses or tutorials about how to start blogging, how will you know if you are ready now to start blogging? One way to tell if you are ready to start blogging is by using Microsoft Word and making sure the errors that are checked by the system is less than half of the total page of the document. If you see that almost more than half of one page is brightly colored by the correction line, then you are not ready and you have not enough knowledge about how to start blogging. You’re probably going to need to read good information about blogging in general.

How will you take more tests to know if you are ready to start blogging? Well, aside from typing on Microsoft Word, you can test your grammars by maybe reading more …

Banks Get Free Money, Provide No Business Loans

bgfmWITH $1 MILLION OF EQUITY IN HER BUSINESS AND THE prospect of a 67 percent boost in revenues this year from 1993’s $600,000, Margaret Byrne Heimbold thought she’d be a good candidate for a $1 million bank expansion loan. She learned differently.

“The banks have come to see me, but they’re not interested in the size of the deal,” says the owner and publisher of Metro Golf, a regional magazine based in Washington, D.C. “They’re not interested in something for $1 million; they want something from $2 million to $5 million.”

Why It’s Hard to Borrow
Bankers deny there is a credit crunch, and some insist that small-business lending is their top priority–but nobody is fooled. In fact, there is an overwhelming factor that makes it all but impossible for the neediest companies to borrow: the government’s web of banking …

Choose The Right Drug Rehab Centers

ctrdrcBoth drugs and alcohol have undesirable side effects. They trigger various changes which may cause health troubles. The physical complications which are caused by the abuse associated with drugs as well as alcohol may the ultimate cause of death. Normally, the worst unwanted possessions are experienced whenever they are used for really long time frame and in high amounts. The drug rehab centers have recently materialized as the key facilities into the war resistance towards the abuse associated with drugs within the world. For the major part of our own civilization are usually grappling through the difficulty associated with drug obsession.

Whenever you discover that you’re addicted to the abuse associated with drugs or perhaps alcohol, you need to take quick and wise action so as to you can start invalidating the dam which is done on your body. …

Stop Procrastinating And Get To It!

Change your workout program regularly

running“If you do the same thing for a long time, you won’t grow as fast, and you’ll get bored more easily,” Lyon says. “An exercise program needs to be re-evaluated regularly to avoid staleness.” There’s another reason to vary your training: Muscles become accustomed to the stresses of unvaried Workouts and essentially become “bored” as well Lyon recommends developing a routine that mixes hard days and easy days, which you can do with a trainer or just by following the advice in Men’s Fitness. This will give you faster results and will help keep your Workouts from becoming mundane.

Set a firm schedule

Write your upcoming workout times in a datebook or calendar, and stick to them as you would any other appointment. “If you set a time to work out, you’re more likely to