Archive for January 2012

Discovery Channel Moment

January 31st, 2012 — 6:08am

The next scene opens with a Discovery Channel moment, which impels me to…

It is EXACTLY how I envisioned it. We see an eagle or a falcon soaring through the sky, high above the island, strong, graceful, the wind rushing through its wings. Continue reading »

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Making Collected Club Information Useful

January 23rd, 2012 — 9:08am

Clubs have collected lots of data on their club-oriented software. In some cases, hard copies are created with reams of printouts sitting on shelves — or worse, in offsite storage facilities. The data starts with club financials, and grows to membership data and then to usage. The lesson is that this data only becomes information when it is actually used. Continue reading »

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Could Your Child Have Scoliosis. Part 2

January 18th, 2012 — 1:46pm

Severity and Treatment
The severity of the scoliosis is measured by degrees of curvature, which can range from extremely slight at 5 degrees, to extremely severe at 90 degrees. Slight curves do not send up warning flares to doctors. However, Carissa Havrilko’s curve reached 71 degrees, which is a very noticeable and progressing curve.

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Could Your Child Have Scoliosis. Part 1

January 18th, 2012 — 1:42pm

When Carissa Havrilko leaned over, her mother saw a barely noticeable hump.

“If she hadn’t been bending forward, I wouldn’t have noticed it at all,” said Cindy Havrilko from Shelton, Conn., who is thankful that her daughter’s pediatrician at the time noticed the scoliosis and suggested a specialist. He fitted her for a brace, and Havrilko even sought help from a chiropractor.

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Using RPE with Clients

January 13th, 2012 — 6:13am

Should you use RPE with your clients? Like target heart rate, RPE has both strengths and weaknesses. Many personal trainers and exercise instructors use both target heart rate and RPE, hoping that one or both will connect with the wide range of clients they see. In your decisions on how to prescribe exercise intensity, consider the following questions: Continue reading »

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January 6th, 2012 — 5:54am

Carpet can show dirt and the wear and tear of high traffic more easily than most other types of flooring, so it is vital to maintain a regular cleaning schedule for your carpeted areas. Lees in Greensboro, N.C., a manufacturer of carpeting and a division of Burlington Industries, has the following recommendations for care of its carpeting:


* Provide walk-off/wipe-off areas at all building entrances.

* Vacuum daily in high-traffic areas with a dual-motor upright vacuum that has a beater bar or double row of brushes with high suction. Make sure the high/low setting is appropriate for your floor. Vacuum with slow, deliberate strokes, and make a minimum of four passes across each area to effectively remove all dirt. Continue reading »

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Road warriors carry own entertainment

January 5th, 2012 — 11:50am

All serious road warriors begin their voyages with the most honourable intentions.

Before leaving, they load up necessary files, documents and e-mail messages. They plot a strategy to use uninterrupted time in the air to work on outstanding projects that have piled up.

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