Smoker

October 28th, 2012
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I am a smoker! I spoke about six cigarrettes a day. I have a cold and I’m continuing to smoke. Can this be part of the reason why my cold wont go away? Read more…

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Sis Boom Bah And Rah Rah Rah!

October 24th, 2012
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You’ve gotta admire cheerleaders – with all their pep and vigor, energy and vitality. They can energize a crowd and bring ‘em to their feet and they have the power to really psyche up the players, too. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to have a group of adoring admirers infusing the crowd with vitality and rooting for your success? Read more…

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How is MS Diagnosed?

October 17th, 2012
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These series of attacks and remissions make a diagnosis of MS difficult to pin down. Often, early in the disease, a person has one or more of these puzzling symptoms but doesn’t bring it to the attention of a physician because it simply goes away on its own. Read more…

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Martial Arts Sumo. Part 2

October 9th, 2012
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The sumo match is often quick and decisive. The average match only lasts some thirty seconds, while a long match could last two minutes.

Those destined for sumo wrestling are often chosen following the onset of puberty, or around thirteen years old. Read more…

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Grieving Too Soon

October 9th, 2012
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Before I turned nineteen, I had never been fully exposed to grief. Yes, I had been to the funerals of great-grandparents, but I’d never experienced a loss that would transform me forever. When I was nineteen and a sophomore in college, my innocent view of grief changed, I got to know the emotion better than any other emotion. Read more…

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Martial Arts Sumo. Part 1

October 8th, 2012
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Sumo wrestlers are still the honored athletes of Japan. This Asian sport, with rich history and complex rules is an interesting and marveled martial art. Read more…

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The Viewing

October 1st, 2012
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The day came for us to view our daughter. I was terrified and frightened. I did not want to go. The viewing would only make things real. It couldn’t be real! Would I allow my children to see their sister, dead? Could I bare to see them go through that? I couldn’t make that decision for them. I wouldn’t make that decision for them. They said they didn’t want to go. Could I blame them? I didn’t want to go. Read more…

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Floor Ergonomics. Part 5

September 24th, 2012
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If your members become injured while exercising, they may stop using your facility, or at least take a break from working out. Says Chase of Exerflex, “If [members] do become injured, they are more likely to look for a facility that has surfacing that is more appropriate for the activities that they participate in most frequently.” Read more…

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Floor Ergonomics. Part 4

September 24th, 2012
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Sports areas. For sports activities such as basketball, racquetball, etc., the amount of traction is of special concern. Says Tricca of Linray, “To maintain the purity of each sport, traction is most important. Foot speed and ball bounce are [important] features, and a surface that is too slow or that diminishes ball bounce would be viewed negatively.” Read more…

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Floor Ergonomics. Part 3

September 24th, 2012
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Francis explains that exercise floors must not only absorb shock, but that they must do so consistently over the whole floor: “Some hardwood floors have ‘soft’ or ‘hard’ spots. A ‘basket weave’ type of sub-floor can solve this problem” (criss-crossing planks in the sub-floor). If a floor has inconsistent shock absorption, exercisers may, at the least, notice it, and at the most, injure themselves. Read more…

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