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Low Chlorine Levels Linked to Infection Outbreaks

by on Aug.31, 2012, under Health

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a compelling reason to monitor your pool’s and hot tub’s chlorine levels: to prevent infection outbreaks. (continue reading…)

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What are the Laws?

by on Jul.27, 2012, under Fitness

Unfortunately, laws covering the difference between an employee and an independent contractor are man-made. Unlike the speed of light and the number of feet in a mile, there can be a great deal of disagreement on the status of a worker or group of workers. If a state or federal auditor disagrees with any fitness facility’s labeling of a worker as an independent contractor, the results can be disastrous. (continue reading…)

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Be Selective

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Wellness

The final point when it comes to MPCs is choosing wisely. Not every profit center is for every club.

Under the service category, you could consider: drink coolers, a sports bar/espresso bar concept, a nutritional education system, one-on-one training as an educational program, an active wear store and group cycling. Amenity MPCs would be child care, tanning, a day spa and massage. (continue reading…)

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Take a Deep Breath Instead of Lighting a Cigarette. Part 3

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Tobacco

Fill your lungs all the way to the top of your shoulders, then exhale in the opposite order that you inhaled: first, emptying the top of the chest, and finally pushing out the last bit of air from the bottom of your lungs with your abdomen. Your exhalation should last longer than your inhalation, from six to 12 seconds. This is called “complete diaphragmatic breathing.” (continue reading…)

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Take a Deep Breath Instead of Lighting a Cigarette. Part 2

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Tobacco

Your entire lungs are designed to be used in your vital breathing process. Unfortunately, most people only use about one-third of their lung capacity by breathing only with the top third of their lungs, and thereby robbing themselves of the benefits of complete breathing. (continue reading…)

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Take a Deep Breath Instead of Lighting a Cigarette. Part 1

by on Jul.19, 2012, under Tobacco

How is your breathing? This may sound like a silly question, but your answer may reflect the level of well-being and health that you experience in your life. We all breathe, but few of us who are raised in a western culture are ever taught the benefits or techniques to care for our breathing. (continue reading…)

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Surviving Downsizing

by on Jul.16, 2012, under Wellness

Corporate downsizing is running rampant today, as companies cut costs in a highly competitive market. Mass layoffs create more people chasing fewer jobs, and statistics show that laid-off workers end up earning 10 percent less on average than they would have earned in previous jobs. In the book Hit the Ground Running, Gene Garofalo notes that, “The good life appears more remote to the younger generation.” (continue reading…)

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What You Should Know About Appetite Suppressants. Part 2

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Diet

The ultimate result is that you lose the pounds and keep the weight off easier, without gaining the weight back or binge eating. You can purchase an appetite suppressant, take it with you, and take it every time you feel the urge to eat. What are the names of effective hunger suppressants that are a good value? (continue reading…)

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What You Should Know About Appetite Suppressants. Part 1

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Diet

How many extra pounds are you carrying around only because you’re unable to regulate your hunger? Really ponder that statement since it contains the solution to dropping excess weight and inches. The majority of diet plans, exercise plans and weight loss goals are ruined by the person’s appetite. (continue reading…)

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Why Get Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Alternative Medicine

Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is an exceptionally upsetting and disturbing condition, causing intense and severe emotional distress, pain and suffering. The inescapable preoccupations and obsessions may fill sufferer’s mind for hours each day. They lead to extreme embarrassment, shame and humiliation, and cause the person to avoid social situations and impair their social life, school, work and other life activities. (continue reading…)

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