Author: Granado Jane

Polar are renowned as one of the leading manufacturers of high quality sports watches. This makes them well worth considering if you are seeking a watch to improve your training, especially if heart training is what you want to partake in. If you’re after an affordable training watch but don’t need a laundry list of advanced functions, then the Polar FS3c watch might be one to consider. It is a basic heart rate monitor watch, with a simple design and functions that are easy to use. It supports zone training and can automatically create a target zone based on your maximum HR measured based on your age. Here is a brief Polar FS3c review.

The Polar heart rate monitor FS3C watch can display your current as well as average and maximum HR of a training session. The watch comes with the Polar T31 coded chest strap that features OwnCode transmission encoding that prevents cross talk interference from other transmitting devices. The Polar watch supports HR zone alarms, that alert you when you are pushing too hard, or are not pushing hard enough to achieve your desired fitness gain.

The Polar FS3c heart rate monitor watch comes in a black watch case, but there is also a Polar FS3c grey heart rate monitor option to choose from as well. The timepiece features a large digital watch display and a single start/stop button on the front of the watch. This watch is simple to operate and easy to learn, allowing you to pick it up and use it without having to spend a day trudging through a confusing watch manual to learn. The watch can record a single session, with a summary page that displays your details for the last session.

Another great feature that the Polar heart rate monitor FS3c watch is the HeartTouch feature that allows you to operate the watch without pressing a button. Simply bring your Polar sports watch close to your chest strap and you can control the watch without pressing any buttons. The Polar FS3c watch is a great timepiece that supports HR training and is simple enough to just wear and use. One of the best places to purchase the Polar FS3c heart rate monitor watch is the internet where you will usually find the best deals. If you want to buy the FS3c Polar watch or would like to view more information, follow the links to visit our website where you can learn much more.

Source by Rod McAnally

As a Flight Attendant with an erratic schedule I am always conscious about keeping healthy. The new cry out there by the general public is the use of body scanners that emit radiation doses. What people really don’t know is the health risk that flying itself gives. Flying gives you more radiation exposure than the body scanners ever will. Two minutes flying at 30,000 feet will give you as much radiation as a body scan! And by the time you are at a normal cruising altitude of 39,000 feet the total radiation is much greater than what it is at sea level. Flying in the upper thinner portion of the atmosphere increases your radiation exposure and doubles with every 6,000 feet of altitude!

For people who don’t fly that much I don’t think this is a concern and remember you can always opt out of the body scanner which is your right. But this can put you at the mercy of a full body pat down, which can be a very unpleasant experience. But for Frequent Flyers and Flight Crews who fly commercial airlines at high altitudes, we are subjected to higher than normal radiation levels from the sun and cosmic rays. And in the event of a solar flare radiation is even worse. This raises a real health risk because we are exposed to more radiation than any other occupation out there!

It is amazing to me why our employers do not educate us about this risk. European carriers make it mandatory that Flight Crews be educated about cosmic radiation. And also I wonder why we are not monitored as most health professionals who frequently deliver x-rays and cancer treatments. It only takes about six or seven trips from New York to Narita Japan to exceed the general public limits. That is more than any health professional gets that delivers x-rays!

Everyone is exposed to some radiation every day. Cosmic radiation which comes from the sun is a form of Ionizing radiation; charged particles that go through our bodies all the time which unbalance us. But we are protected by most of them because the earth’s atmosphere absorbs much of this and deflects them before they reach us. So the higher you are the less atmosphere to protect you. And too much exposure can lead to tissue and genetic damage that cause cancer and other diseases.

We are all aware that the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can damage skin cells which may lead to skin cancers, but at a high energy it becomes ionizing radiation which can lead to chemical reactions inside cells and break DNA chains which mutate the cells and become cancerous. If it occurs in a sperm or egg it can result in birth defects which is why pregnant women should never be subjected to x-rays.

There is a tremendous amount of evidence that female flight attendants have higher rates of breast cancer then the rest of the population. We also must take into consideration that our life style of constantly crossing time zones can throw off our hormones, messes with our serotonin and dopamine which can also play a big part in causing cancer.

Luckily for most flight personnel, we don’t have to go through the body scanners because who wants that additional dose of radiation… But our Frequent Flyers are not so lucky. Although the machines they say are a very low level and not like an X-ray at all, experts claim the machines are not harmful. I believe it’s still too early to tell.

But although we are not going through the body scanners we are still at a higher risk. Robert Barish who is a physicist and author of “The Invisible Passenger: Radiation Risks For People Who Fly” says crewmembers are exposing themselves to more radiation than almost any other occupation out there.

So how much flying is too much?

There are two organizations “The U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements” and the “International Commission on Radiological Protection”. They both have established the radiation tolerance for air crews and the general public. A week’s worth of natural background radiation is about 2.4 mSv a year. The group goes on to say …

The most carefully planned holiday, business trip or expedition may be ruined by illness, much of which is pre­ventable. It is logical to put as much effort into protecting your health while abroad as you have into planning your itinerary and obtaining the necessary equipment and travel papers.

Unfortunately, it is not in the best commercial interests of travel companies to emphasise the possible health hazards of destinations that are being sold to potential customers: most holiday brochures limit health warnings to the minimum legal requirements, and some travel agents are woefully ignorant of the dangers of travel to more exotic climates. Our doctor recently treated a travel agent for life-threatening malaria caught on the Kenyan coast. He had not taken malaria prophylaxis, despite the long and widespread recognition of the dangers of malaria in this area.

Happily, travellers’ health problems are usually more mun­dane. Fatigue from overwork before a business trip or much-needed holiday, the stress of travel itself, exposure to new climates and over-indulgence in rich food, alcohol and tobacco, all contribute to increased vulnerability to illness. Short-lived episodes of diarrhoea affect up to 50 per cent of travellers, and up to one fifth of tourists on some Mediterranean package holi­days will have mild respiratory problems such as head colds, ‘flu-like illnesses or, rarely, more severe pneumonias such as Legionnaires’ disease.

Sunburn or heat exhaustion are common, and accidents associated with unfamiliar sports such as skiing are an obvious hazard. But the most common cause of death among expatri­ates is road traffic accidents, and not exotic infections.

It is sensible to get yourself organised well before you travel and the following pre travel health check-list might be useful. Starting three months before you travel, consult your family doctor and specialist agencies, as necessary, to obtain information about specific health problems at your destinations. You need to consider your own and any travelling companions current health, medical and dental fitness for travel and current medications. You must get adequate health insurance. Plan and obtain necessary immunisations and malaria pro­phylaxis. Plan and obtain other medications, first aid items,and any necessary documentation. Consider whether you should attend a first-aid training course if you are going on an expedition.

When travelling outside Europe, it is wise to obtain informa­tion about compulsory immunisation requirements from the appropriate Embassy, Consulate or High Commission of each country that you plan to visit. However, do not expect their per­sonnel to be able to give you general medical advice, and their information is not always as up to date as it should be. British travellers to exotic locations should also consult their District Public Health Department or one of the centres of specific ex­pertise for the latest information on im­munisation requirements and malaria prophylaxis.

Source by Ian SG Smith

Do we really need another nature poster in our life? Probably. The fact is, many of us work in offices, or an environment that’s not overly natural, whereas a fortunate few of us do have an office set up in a natural setting.

And my guess is, that’s what a lot of us are aiming for. Somewhere in our dreams of how we see our life unfolding, we hold mental pictures of us in nature or in a natural environment. This might be a farm, or even indoor garden, anywhere where we can get that necessary direct contact with nature.

But how can a nature poster help us?

More and more, research is pointing to the value of direct contact with nature, informing us that it leads to increased mental health and psychological development and explains why city-dwellers have such an attraction for nature.

Cities have their place. And when we get out of the city we can appreciate nature even more. Nature allows us to free up our senses more, reduce stress, relax and enjoy the tranquility of it all.

I feel inspired when I look at a nature poster…

That’s right. Research shows that a window view of nature (rather than a built environment)… improves work performance in job settings, and increases job satisfaction. (This may also help explain the predominance of posters and picture calendars with nature scenes on walls of windowless office cubicles).

So there you have it. And of course, a nature poster is often very beautiful to look at, so that’s a positive aspect. We can’t all be hanging out in national parks or on Antartic ice caps or on the top of Mount Kilamanjaro. There’s just too many of us! For most of us, the concept of doing such a thing is way too big anyway.

So next best is to get a visual picture of what we know exists, what we often find to be profound and truly amazing. Viewing a nature poster bring us back to a humble, awe like state where often we can grasp an appreciation for just how magnificent and incredible we are, and nature is. In fact, it’s one and the same, but that’s another story.

Nature experiences increase fascination, intrinsic interest, and enjoyment. The wilderness inspires feelings of awe and wonder… individuals feel better acquainted with their own thoughts and feelings, and they feel ‘different’ in some way — calmer, at peace with themselves, ‘more beautiful on the inside and unstifled.’

So where were we? Ah that’s right, nature posters. For a moment then, I was completely zoned out in some beautiful, misty zen Japanese garden! You can’t get too much of this stuff. Obviously we all need it, and it’s a part of us. A nature poster gives us the ability to connect, to go there, to travel to a place of wonder and beauty.

I know, it’s just a poster. But surely if it moves us in some way, be it just briefly, it can motivate us to move towards our dreams and realization of our goals. A nature poster is certainly inspiring. How many times have you heard yourself saying wow I want to do that or I want to go there?

And you can, if you really want to! And just think – we see in pictures. So by looking at a nature poster maybe you can imagine, or see yourself in a similar environment, or doing something you’ve always wanted to do.

Or of course just enjoy the sheer pleasure of the moment!

Have fun. And when you come back, tell me.

Source by Martin Hurley

The Weslo Cadence 78s Treadmill is a lower affordable option for people wanting a quality treadmill. The Weslo company has been making treadmills for years and have become a well known brand that consumers have come to trust. The Cadence 78s is one just model they offer.

The Cadence 78s model goes from 0 to 10 miles per hour in .01 mph increments. Just push the up or down arrows for the speed on the console to adjust the speed. Your speed will be displayed on the LCD monitor.

The incline on Cadence 78s model is also adjustable. You can adjust this model from 1.5 to a 10 percent incline. Beginners as well as the more athletic will all be able to set this treadmill to their personnel level.

This model features a large LCD display that shows you current information. You can scroll through the options to see how many calories you have burned, how far you have traveled, your speed, and the amount of time you have spent working out. When you see the amount of calories you have burned increasing, it will make you want to work that much harder.

This Cadence 78s model has a 2 horsepower motor. It’s assembled size is 61″ x 29″ x 52″. The Cadence 78s can hold a maximum of 250 pounds, which is better than some of the other models in this price range. This model also has the “Easy Pulse” heart rate monitor. A water bottle holder is built into this model, however you will have to purchase a bottle separately.

The factory warranty is comparable to the more expensive brands. The Weslo company offers a 1 year motor warranty and 90 days on parts and labor. This is included in the price, which makes this treadmill a very good deal.

The Cadence 78s is a space saver model. Those of you who don’t have the space for a large piece of exercise equipment will appreciate that this model folds up for easy storage. Of course you can leave it out permanently if you wish.

The Weslo Cadence 78s treadmill offers many basic features at an affordable price. Those of you who want a good treadmill but can’t afford to spend a lot should consider this model. With the Weslo warranty you know you are still getting a company that stands behind their product.

Source by Jennifer Langston

Water boiled before drinking it is one of the recommended practice by health officers especially in the third world countries where their source of drinking water is not safe and sometimes the causes for some incidence of common illness for children.

Those living in the remote areas, in the farms and far flung barrios are the one victims of these infectious diseases of catching water-borne diseases because of drinking unsafe water.

To ward-off the impending occurrence of water-borne diseases, boiling your drinking water is the safest way. Study shows, that water boiled for three minutes kills bacteria, including disease-causing organisms and giardia cysts. However, boiling concentrates inorganic impurities such as nitrate and sulfates. Water that undergoes heating process also tastes flat because the carbon dioxide is removed.

In the most advanced countries, drinking water is safe and they’re already treated to meet International Safety Standard, not like in the poor countries that they’ve to dwell on making some innovation just to give safe drinking water to its populace.

And heating their water before drinking is only the best alternatives.

8 Advantages

1. Kills some bacteria, viruses, cysts and worms.

2. The simplest and easiest method of disinfecting to remove pathogens from the water.

3. Removes some microorganisms and some chemicals and other components that can be present in drinking water.

4. Effective in destroying several classes of waterborne pathogens like; bacterial spores, fungi, protozoan, and helminth ova.

5. No need for a skills training in boiling water as long as it is boiled at the right heating temperature to kill waterborne diseases.

6. It is safe as against the fresh tap water.

7. Drinking boiled water everyday increases your blood circulation.

8. Some studies suggests that by drinking hot water, removes some built deposits in our nervous system. These deposits are responsible for creating negative thoughts and emotions.

There are still lots to learn about the importance of boiling water for the safety of our body against some major diseases that caused illness to some people especially children and adults who are vulnerable by drinking unsafe water.

Source:Adapted from Sobsey, 2002;Skinner and Shaw, 2004;WHO, 2004a, P. Laurent, et al. Household Drinking Water Systems and their Impact on People with Weakened Immunity, MSF-Holland, Public health Depart, Eubank, Wanda, et al. Univ. of Missouri Extension.

Source by Crisologo Ramasasa

When I was 15, the televisions show called Eye on LA visited my house to do an interview with me on the martial arts for a spot they were producing on Ninjitsu. They also wanted to see my backyard as I had turned my 2000 square foot garden into a fully fledged ninja training camp. This series of articles is going to tell you what I had in my backyard so you too can create your own martial arts backyard dojo too. Since there have been a lot of developments in the arena of fitness and martial arts gear, you should be able to come up with a more modern version of a training location.

Before I begin.

If you are just beginning to place some items into your yard, garage or large room – do not worry too much about looks at first. Your first priority is performance and training. As you progress, you can focus on improving the look and feel of your workout location. This means that you can start by throwing in some used tires, old weights, or whatever you can find at the dump that can be somehow converted into a training tool. In the beginning, get very creative.

I have not put the items (or tips and ideas) in any particular order and since this is article one of many, you will need to review the other articles for the full scope of what to include.

THE NINJA BALANCE BEAM

I started training on 4×4 wood (covered in duct tape) balance beams in the martial arts as part of a warm up. They are great for improving balance as well as working on your kicks. In my backyard I was lucky as we already had some long wooden poles about 12 feet each. They were being used as a sort of border before the fence that led to a schoolyard. They were similar in size to a 4×4 only they had rounded edges. Because they were meant to look rough, I had to worry about getting splinters. However, they were a welcome addition to my obstacle course.

I have used everything from a fallen coconut tree to a simple block of wood (4×4) from Home Depot. Whatever you use, try to find something that you can walk across in your bare feet. You can raise the beam for more of a challenge or just leave it on the ground as it is.

Here are a few ways to use a balance beam:

Basic training

Simply practice walking across the beam or beams. Then try walking faster or even running across the beams. Finally, close your eyes and try to walk from one end of the beam to the other. This is a lot harder than it sounds.

Slow motion kicks

One simple exercise we use in our camps is for students to perform slow motion kicks (like front kicks) on the beams as they walk across the beam from one end to the other. For example:

  • Step up onto one end of the beam
  • Focus first on getting your balance
  • Perform a front kick step-by-step in slow motion
  • Take a step forward and repeat the process with the other leg

The above training is simple, but it will drastically improve your balance as well as your kicks. Good kicks to work on are:

  • The low sweep kick and front kick (easiest as you do not have to pivot the foot as much).
  • Side kicks and round kicks (harder as you need to move more and maintain balance)

You should be familiar with the coil position, pivot, extension and recoil parts of any kick. The main idea is to perform the kicks slow. It is much harder to throw a kick slow (breaking it into 1 second parts for example) than it is to throw a fast kick. You can also combine the training and perform one at a slow speed, another at medium speed and the final kick at a fast pace. Kicking slow will develop the muscles and parts of the body that create the foundation for powerful kicks. Kicking fast will help you advanced balance (adjusting and regaining balance after …

Language is usually considered to be an effective tool for communication between people in the process of transferring their ideas, message, knowledge etc. Languages of India are a great unifier as well as divider of people. Translation, whether it is a general translation dealing in languages of India, requires utmost care in transforming the text from the source language to the target language. The translator who translates and checks the Indian languages document should have in-depth knowledge in languages of India. The translator should also have a good grasp of the subject matter under consideration.

India is a land of many regional languages spoken in different regions. Hindi is the National language and spoken widely in Northern India. Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Gujarati, Sindhi etc are the regional languages spoken in different regions of India. So reaching the larger general public means reaching through translator and their translation services. Today with the advent of internet, the dependence on internet for education, business, health etc. have been made easy. Now most of the business transactions, distance education, health advice through video conferencing, online shopping etc are readily accessible to general public through the internet from any corner of the country.

The translation documents translated by translator enable the readers from various part of the country to read through the local language websites. Through this unique Indian language facility, an online business company can transact with consumers easily. All type of national business meetings can be held with multilingual participants from different parts of the country and this helps to promote business within the nation. Moreover, marketing brands becomes an easy task with the help of Indian language translation features where the common customer can easily enquirer without speaking in languages of India.

The accuracy with which the local language translation features deliver the message is very important whether in business, selling products or education. This accuracy mainly depends on the closeness in meaning of the word translated into the required Indian language. It is a common belief that anyone who knows Indian languages can do the translation services. Mere knowledge of local languages does not qualify translator for professional translation. The translator should have good knowledge of at least two local languages, a mother tongue language and another local language.

Another quality of a good translator is that he/she should have the writing skill. Another important point to look forward in a good translator is that he/she should be able to translate the text according to the target culture.Indian translation is a complex task and hence the translators should have more patience, experience and above all concentration while doing the work. He/she is required to read and comprehend the information to be translated first and then start doing the work.

Source by Sujit Sharama

Are you looking to find your true potential? Is your new goal running the 5k faster than your usual speed? Are you thinking about how to run a faster 5k? Getting your best out at a 5k is a challenge in itself since this distance requires you to pool in the endurance of a marathoner and the speed of a miler – a tricky combination to meet. A beginner at running will choose this distance to race since it seems very ‘doable’ while the seasoned runners get a kick out of running fast for the short distance without having the ‘beat up’ feeling that normally accompanies a long race. The gateways to speed are dedication and consistency, no matter if you are a novice trying to graduate from a steady jog to an amiable run, or an old timer at running just trying to up your time. Training for a 5k distance will surely also be helpful in running other distances, yes – even a marathon.

The 5k race is a distance which could possibly slip by you very fast, but aiming for the finish line unprepared, you could be facing unnecessary exhaustion and tiredness in the second half of the race. Having said that, the next obvious thing is having a training plan in place which is designed to address the exact demand – in this case, increasing your speed at a 5k race.

How to Run a Faster 5K- The 5K PR Plan

Reaching your personal best is THE GOAL! In order to accomplish a successful PR in a 5K, there are a few different types of workouts you should be inculcating into your training plan. You will be required to go a step beyond just your general aerobic runs, which will keep up your general fitness levels, but not your speed limits in a 5K. There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ training program and you are going to want to tweak the workouts a bit to suit your needs. What a 5K training plan will do is develop the following areas in a gradual but consistent manner:

Endurance

Strength

Speed

Tapering

5K Speed Training Plan:

As is rightly said, ‘Train hard and go in rested’ is a good policy to follow. How to run a faster 5K is possible only through a dedicated training plan. Below we have taken into account some 5k specific workouts to incorporate into your 5k speed training plan to achieve that PR!!

1. Interval Runs:

Interval runs are used to up the runner’s anaerobic threshold levels, endurance levels and build muscle strength.

One minute intervals:

Start off with a pre-warm up by walking two to three minutes, warm up with a ten minute run at an easy effort. Follow with one minute of hard running, and one minute of recovery – repeat 8 sets of the same. Relax by running with an easy effort for five minutes followed by a three-minute walk.

Two-minute intervals:

Start off with a pre-warm up by walking two to three minutes, warm up with a ten minute run at an easy effort. Follow with two minutes of hard but with controlled effort running, and one minute of walking and one minute of jogging for recovery – repeat 6 sets of the same. Cool by running with an easy effort for five minutes followed by a three-minute walk.

1-2-3 Intervals:

Start off with a pre-warm up by walking two to three minutes, warm up with a ten minute run at an easy effort. Then repeat the following steps three times –

One minute of hard running but with controlled effort and one minute of an easy walk or jog for recovery.

Two minutes of hard running and one minute of jogging and one minute of walking for recovery.

Three minutes of hard running and one minute of walking and two minutes of jogging for recovery.

2. Tempo Runs:

Tempo pace is completing a workout at speeds approaching 5K pace and maintaining it for a significant period of time. A tempo race is typically three to seven miles of distance to cover at a pace that is 30 -45 seconds slower than your 5K race pace. This workout is intended to be …

If you are a major movie buff, there are few things in life that get you pumped than finding out what new movie releases are coming up. While great new movies can be see throughout the entire year, you know you are stoked because it’s summer, and that can only mean one thing – summer blockbuster!

There are, no doubt, many reasons why certain movies are released at certain times. Moreover, summer seems to be always filled with movies that really bring the fun, the entertainment, and the overall bang for your buck. It makes sense, too. Young kids and teenagers are all on summer vacation, which means that there is a need to fill time during the day and evening. There is also a higher incidence of date nights at this time of year, which means couples are chomping at the bit to have fun at the movies.

So, whether you are just a big fan of watching movies or maybe you’ve decided that this is the summer to craft your movie buff alter ego, this summer looks to be absolutely brimming with top-notch cinematic offerings.

Here are five new movie releases you definitely need to see this summer:

Ocean’s 8 – An all-female and diverse ensemble cast takes on the Hollywood heist movie in a way that seems to say, “Move over, boys. We’ve got this.”

Tag – Based on a true story of childhood friends that decided to take their love of a game of tag to new levels & turn it into a truly epic adventure. At the heart of it all is their love for each other.

Solo: A Star Wars Story – Haven’t you ever wanted to know how Han met Chewie or how the MIllenium Falcon came into the picture? Also, how did the two coolest cats in the galaxy (Han & Lando) get to know each other?

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – After the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, a mission to save some of the remaining dinosaurs from a natural disaster proves to be only the tip of the iceberg.

Deadpool 2 – The first installment was a pretty interesting breath of fresh air in the superhero genre of films. This sequel aims to blow the doors off of its predecessor. Just checking out the addition of a random guy named Peter into the X-Force (interviews wearing a Member’s Only jacket & khakis) is worth it.

New movie releases aside, maybe it’s time you just decided to put the world away for a couple of hours while you enjoyed a good movie. We live in such a hectic society that puts pressure on everyone to work until they can barely function. Doesn’t it seem a little more worthwhile to take your sweetheart out for a nice date night or maybe get the kids together for a kids’ choice movie night? This summer’s movies might just be what you’ve needed.

Source by Morris Raymond

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