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Today's technological advancement often raises a lot of questions. While we find that we have a lot more convenience at our disposal, there are many issues surrounding our present fast life. Most people often find that easy is not necessarily good, and that convenient does not always equal to rewarding, when it comes to our long-term goals. We ask ourselves if our lifestyles will actually allow us to age gracefully, or end up wondering why we feel so old when we are barely in our forties....more
Dolphin assisted therapy research is a therapeutic method used mostly with special needs people. This type of therapy is using both professional help as well as well trained dolphins. This is a mix between occupational therapy, physiotherapy and animal therapy. This type of therapy is also used to feed results to research as to discover both benefits and inconvenient to using this style of therapy and if the benefits outweighing the inconvenient or not. This way, researchers will be able even ...more
When looking at the types of abdominal exercises, it is best to divide the exercises into upper and lower ab exercises. Because there aren't two separate muscles that you can isolate, the abdominal exercises we discuss here will work the entire abdominal wall.
There are different clusters of muscle that are separated by tissue in the abdominal muscles and these clusters make up the "washboard" or the "six-pack" effect in a persons abdominals. You can focus on the upper clusters by movin ...more
Let's face it...there's a million different abdominal exercises and routines out there, and each one promises to have the right stuff to give you a six-pack, get you toned, remove those love handles, and fulfill any other elaborate plans you may have for your midsection. With so many choices, it can be difficult to decide which is best, or perhaps more importantly, which achieves your goals with the least amount of effort.
To simplify things a bit, I'm going to break abdominal training ...more
I seem to be constantly struggling to change how the majority of the population views body weight. I can't tell you how many times I've heard something along the lines of "I've dropped two pant sizes but I haven't lost any weight." In reality, if you aren't considered obese, what does it really matter what the scale reads if your circumference measurements and body fat are decreasing? That is how I came up with the "metal analogy". Weight is like metal; the weight of a particular volume of mu ...more
THE NEXT STAGE: ACTION
The next stage of Prochaska's Transtheoretical model - ‘Action' - kicks in once you've started taking (you guessed it) action.
If you're in this stage, you're ready to make changes – and now. In the Action stage, you know where you want to be, how you'll get there, and you've started (or are about to start) doing something get you moving. You've made it past the first major sticking point –overcoming inertia, but that doesn't mean it'll be an easy rid ...more