WLS could become an easy way out. Part 1

October 28th, 2012 — 4:36pm

I couldn’t sleep, and I found this website. I came across this topic of discussion, and found no one has “chatted” about this issue. This could have something to do with the fact that this surgery is just now becoming more and more popular. Continue reading »

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Integrating Yoga Part Three

October 25th, 2012 — 1:46pm

If you have reached a plateau where you are beginning to wonder how to expand your practice of yoga or how to get to the next level, this article will give you definite positive suggestions and solutions. Continue reading »

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Word Association

October 18th, 2012 — 6:20am

A method more likely to succeed is word association. You randomly choose a word. Then you sit down and try to think of as many words as possible that are associated with the word. They could be synonyms or antonyms. They could be similar things or related concepts. They could be adjectives or adverbs describing the word. Then afterwards, you sprinkle those words in a paragraph about something else, so reading the paragraph calls to mind the original word, which itself never appears in the final paragraph. You end up with a metaphor or subtle analogy. This is helpful in business or advertising. Here you can read about using this method to make websites. Continue reading »

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Polling for Dollars

October 10th, 2012 — 7:47am

Being a teacher and a counselor has allowed me to spend many hours working with that fragile segment of the population suffering from schizophrenia. Those most seriously afflicted are prisoners of the hallucinations in their tortured minds. Continue reading »

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Can add fun to exercise. Part 1

October 9th, 2012 — 4:50pm

Imagine for a minute that you are not a fitness professional but, instead, an average health club member. In this mindset, what would you think and how would you feel during a typical cardiovascular workout? Your routine might be something like the following: Stare at workout time. Pick up towel. Wipe sweat off of forehead. Continue reading »

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Everyone Needs Purpose in Life

October 2nd, 2012 — 10:46am

My father worked until age 83 at a job he enjoyed. He would still be there if his heart hadn’t given out and retirement was forced on him. It was his third or fourth career. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 5

September 25th, 2012 — 12:12pm

Keep it simple

Fitness professionals are now advised to keep exercise advice as simple as possible (at least in the beginning). Similarly, simple nutrition advice appears most likely to be incorporated into a client’s lifestyle. Remember, a few simple tips that are actually followed do more good than a comprehensive plan that is so complicated your clients don’t know how to begin. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 4

September 25th, 2012 — 12:09pm

Obviously, your advice must take lifestyle into consideration. Just as you would not overwhelm a beginning exerciser with advanced training techniques, you would also not pile interesting but intricate recipes on someone who is never at home to cook. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 3

September 25th, 2012 — 12:05pm

Know your limits

Many nutrition questions have simple answers that you can respond to with a few words of advice and a handout or two. Other times, you will want to refer clients to a nutritionist, such as a dietitian. People who seem really anxious about their diets and who have a lot of questions may benefit from personal counseling. Continue reading »

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Helping Clients Cope with Food. Part 2

September 25th, 2012 — 12:01pm

Being blessed with an abundant food supply is another nutrition challenge. Supermarkets, specialty stores, restaurants and vending machines abound; we’re never very far from an opportunity to snack. To stay healthy, we must learn how to eat defensively and develop habits that help us sustain a healthful diet. Continue reading »

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