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You've noticed them on the trail and thought, "gee, that looks so easy, and comfortable!" Welcome to the world of recumbent bikes, or "bents" as they are sometimes called by enthusiasts. Ask anyone who owns one and they'll tell you that riding a recumbent bike is outrageously comfortable.When you are riding a recumbent bike you are leaning back, as if you are sitting in a chair with a back support. No sore butt or chaffed legs. No sore back! Your legs are out in front of ...

The Pro's Of Recumbent Biking

The ProYou've noticed them on the trail and thought, "gee, that looks so easy, and comfortable!" Welcome to the world of recumbent bikes, or "bents" as they are sometimes called by enthusiasts. Ask anyone who owns one and they'll tell you that riding a recumbent bike is outrageously comfortable.When you are riding a recumbent bike you are leaning back, as if you are sitting in a chair with a back support. No sore butt or chaffed legs. No sore back! Your legs are out in front of you, as they are if you are driving your car. Your butt is comfortably cushioned in a nice wide seat.It will take time to get used to the feel of handling a recumbent bike. Recumbent bicycles have steering located above the seat or under the seat. The above seat steering handlebar is located about shoulder height. If you dangle your arm down at your sides in your chair that is approximately where the below seat handlebars are located. The type of steering your choose is totally your preference, both have about the same ease of control.You will need to decide what type of recumbent bike you want and how much you can spend. Some ride and handle very smoothly, and some not so smoothly. Also, you use an entirely different set of muscles when riding a recumbent bike.Due to the way that you sit and steer a recumbent bike you will need to develop new skills for stopping and for climbing hills. The best part is that in the reclined position your legs are able to carry a much heavier load easier than when riding a regular bike, therefore going up hill will eventually be easier on a recumbent bike. It will however take time for you to develop the legs to uphill easily on a recumbent bike as you use different muscle groups than with an upright bike.Talk with family or friends who may already have a recumbent bike to get some pointers. Visit a few bike shops and talk to the pro's about a recumbent bike. Most importantly, enjoy riding!

Some Things You Want to Know About Massage

Some Things You Want to Know About Massage

Most Americans know that massage therapy can help relieve stress and pain, reduce blood pressure and boost the immune system. And, more people than ever are trying massage for the first time.Perhaps you received a gift certificate for massage. Maybe work's been stressful, and you've thought about getting a massage to unwind. Or maybe you're already a fan of massage and want to try a different type of massage.Whatever your reasons, there are some basic things you should know to get the most from your massage.There are many terms for types of massage. The American Massage Therapy Association or designates the various methods as massage modalities. Ask your massage therapist what massage modality will give you the results you want.The most popular include:* Swedish massage: The most common type of massage, to relax and energize you.* Deep tissue massage: For muscle damage from an injury, such as whiplash or back strain.* Sports massage: To help prevent athletic injury, keep the body flexible and heal the body should injury occur.* Chair massage: Massage of the upper body, while fully clothed and seated in a special portable chair.Finding a qualified massage therapist is also important. Ask your massage therapist about his or her credentials. And remember, each massage and bodywork modality requires specialized training.AMTA, which requires members meet education standards, recommends asking the following questions:* Did you graduate from a program accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation or from an AMTA member school?* Are you licensed or registered as a massage therapist in this state? Not all states license massage therapists.* Are you a member of AMTA?* Are you certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork?* Do you have training in any specific massage modalities?

Master Detox,Nature's Answer to a Healthy Life?

Master Detox,Nature

Master Detox is an extraordinary proprietary formula featuring Humic and Fulvic Acid. The processing and specific balance of ingredients gives support to the natural healing process of the body. The unique nanotechnology used in Master Detox can really penetrate cells to perform innumerable functions and is a powerful antioxidant. It energises, oxidizes and chelates. It is considered to be the missing link to optimum health, Combining ancient wisdom and modern technology, MASTER DETOX brings opportunity to the whole body on a cellular level. Humic and Fulvic seem to be the "missing link" to a long and healthy life. They seem to be responsible for so many aspects of the human being's well being.Humic substances are the link between the living and the non living in nature.. They were chosen by Mother Nature to bridge this gap.. Maybe because "Fulvic Acid" is the Smallest most complex most highly refined naturally occurring water soluble substance on Earth. When proper amounts of Humic substances are dissolved in water, the water takes on a new form becoming molecularly structured . Humic Acids cause water to form pyramid shaped molecules (tetrahedrons) that possess valuable proven medicinal properties. Fulvic acid also remarkably transforms the molecular structure of water causing it to become intensely more active and penetrable.It assists water in its job of dissolving and transporting. Consequently it helps carry nutrients into the cells and remove wastes from them, while also helping to neutralise toxins, invaders and heavy metals. It is believed that all homeopathic remedies should contain Fulvic Acid to enhance their actions.Amazingly scientists have discovered that Fulvic Acid is nothing less than tiny fragments of DNA from past generations of living organisms. In other words Fulvic Acid is the "milk"from Mother Nature meant for giving life, energy ,health and renewal to Earth and all its life forms.This "milk" is an important discovery in the history of health and medicine.Fulvic Acids not only boosts immunity but also regulates the immune system and stimulates the thymus glands to produce lympyocytes. It also activates the production of macrophages and killer T cells, stimulates granulocytes, the production of cytokines, including interferon-gamma, alpha beta and tumour necrosis factor-Act One. It is unparrelled in its ability to act as a natural modulator. Fulvic Acid has an exhaustive list of benefits , a few of which are mentioned here--anemia, arthritis, asthma, cancer,free radical scavenger, supplies electrolytes, increases assimilation, enhances water properties,stimulates metabolism, raises the uptake of minerals and vitamins,reduces High Blood Pressure,chelates metals and pollutants,chelates trace elements,making them organic, increases energy and helps in numerous diseases!Humic and Fulvic Acid can be used externally to treat open wounds and skin ulcers, heals burns and prevent scarring,eliminates skin decolouration due to skin bruises,acts as an anti microbial product and fungicide,treats rashes and skin irritations, helps heal cuts and abbrations,heals insect and spider bites,helps neutralize poison from poison ivy and poison oak.Master Detox is an extraordinary proprietary formula featuring Humic and Fulvic Acid. The processing and specific balance of ingredients gives support to the natural healing process of the body. The unique nanotechnology used in Master Detox can really penetrate cells to perform innumerable functions and is a powerful antioxidant. It energises, oxidises and chelates. It is considered to be the missing link to optimum health, Combining ancient wisdom and modern technology, MASTER DETOX brings opportunity to the whole body on a cellular level.

Reasons to Quit Smoking 101 Funny & Not-so-Funny Incentives

Reasons to Quit Smoking  101 Funny & Not-so-Funny Incentives

"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."-- ArchimedesDo you have a long enough lever in your life to quit smoking? With long list of reasons, you can do anything - even quit smoking. (Ordered chronologically and by importance) 1.Wasting money on killing yourself 2.Smelling like an ashtray3.Your bland taste buds 4.The embarrassing smoking smell of your 5.Even coffee tastes worst6.Wondering if someone is going to get sick from riding in your smokers car 7.Your home wont stink8.The whizzing when you breathe9.You alright get enough lung population by living in the city10.You wont have to move to the country to breath clean air 11.Poor circulation12.Low energy13.Feeling gorse 14.No amount of gum covers your ashtray breath15.Yellow teeth 16.Yellow Stained fingers17.Living an extra 7 years18.Accomplishing what only 3.5% of smokers do a year*: quitting for a year or longer (According to the Surgeon General's Report, 1990)19.Grayish dull complexion caused by smoking20.Preventing premature aging without surgery or fancy creams21.Scaly skin caused by smoking22.Having to look for a cigarette23.Having to ask for a light24.Those millions of thoughts about smoking25.Wasting time planning your smoke breaksReasons to Quit Smoking26.Experiencing panic-attacks when youre not able to have a cigarette27.Freezing outside in bad weather 28.Having money to go back to school, work less hours, or go a vacation29.Extra money to purchase gifts for loved ones30.Hanging out with the mostly unhealthy and pessimistic smokers crowd31.No energy to exercise32.Three words sex, impotence, loser33.Not being able to a flight climb stairs without losing your breathe34.The a smoker unhealthy life style35.Low self-confidence of being a smoker36.People looking down on you for being a smoker37.Being turned down for life insurance38.Potential employer not hiring you because youre a smoker39.Not being able to find an apartment because no one wants to rent to smokers40.concentration41.All the interruptions in your life42.Less running around43.The negative drain of being addicted to something 44.Non-smoker hate kissing smokers, and most likely will NOT45.The thought of harming your unborn baby 46.Second-hand smoke kills family members too47.75% of children who smoke because their parents do 48.Teens that smoke are seven times more likely do elicit drugs49.Trips to the convenience store in the middle of the night50.Waking-up in the middle of the night just to have a smoke "Reasons to Quit Smoking" 51.Craving a cigarette and being irritated if you dont get one52.Less time to spend with your family53.Less time inhaling toxic poisons54.Less time inhaling other smokers second hand smoke55.Never having to sit in another smoke filled room56.Feeling and looking younger57.The smell smoke in your hair58.The smell smoke in your clothes59.A toxic and cancer filled body 60.Aching joints 61.Muscle pains62.That constant nagging cough63.Getting a colds all the time64.A weak immune system65.Only being able to date less-than-perfect smokers66.Burning holes your clothes67.Worrying about burning down your home68.Worrying about burning down some one elses property or home69.Encouraging your children to play with fire70.Having money to go on date night to dinner and the movies71.Time to start a new hobby72.Time to start an exercise program73.Time to clean your body out74.Finally throwing clothes with burn holes in them75.Smoking causes infertility Reasons to Quit Smoking76.Your baby will thank you77.Your breast milk will be safe to drink78.All of your family members will be proud of you79.All of your friends will be proud of you80.All of your co-workers will be proud of you81.Having lunch money every day now82.You wont ever be called a smoker again83.Having to bum cigarettes from others84.Worry about going for a long time without a smoke like in a movie or on a plane85.Sleepless nights 86.The sad fact your first thought in your day is about smoking87.Youll instantly be sexier and more attractive to people even non-smokers 88.No more excuses about not quitting89.Literally not being able to smell the roses90.Other people thinking youre dim-witted91.Losing creditability as an professional or expert because of your dumb habit92.Your mom never asking you to quit again93.Having the title of ex-smoker94.Quitting before you get cancer or die95.Proving all those people wrong who said youll never quit96.Dying a peaceful death97.Giving the athletic performance advantage to the non-smokers98.Burning holes in your carpets99.Cleaning ashtrays100.Cleaning up spill tobacco in your purse or desk 101.Hiding the fact you still havent quit yetRight now, please write out your top 10, print it them off, or email them to a friend. I hope you found a long list of reasons to quit smoking now, long enough to easily quit smoking today.Sources:1US Surgeon General's Report, 1990, p. vi 2According to the American Cancer Society, the average economic costs of smoking are estimated to be approximately $3,391 per smoker per year*** According for the average inflation cost of Cigarettes **** U.S. Fire Administration. A Profile of Fire in the United States, 1989-1998. 2000. Available online at: www.usfa.fema.gov 5Smoking 25 cigarettes (one pack) a day for an average 4 minutes (smoking and traveling to the designated smoking spot) equals 608 hours and 20 minutes of conscious time per year.

Easing the Pain of Sciatica

When standing up becomes a great difficulty and causes excruciating pain, or a mere sitting down can make the pain unbearably worse, chances are, it's sciatica. Most likely, a person is suffering from sciatica when he or she experiences tremendous pain even while doing simple body movements. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is a condition in which the sciatic nerves in the body become inflamed. Sciatic nerves are found beginning at the lower spine and continue down the buttocks area, back of the legs, and into the feet. Symptoms of sciatica is characterized by a light tingling feeling or burning sensation to a full blown shooting pain that travels from the lower back, buttocks area, back of legs, and/or feet. More often than not, sciatic nerve pain affects only one side, although it could also be possible to run down both legs. Sciatica could be a frightening experience especially if you do not realize what is happening. One may begin to feel like becoming nearly crippled. However, most of the time, sciatica can be treated effectively. Sciatica may occur when the nerve in the lower spine is pinched, or if there is a slipped disk. Arthritis or a sprained ligament will narrow the passageways of the nerves which may cause the nerve endings to become tender and inflamed. Other causes of sciatica, however rare, include an abscess, growth, or blood clot. Since sciatic nerve pain is caused by pressure and inflammation on the nerve root, sciatic pain relief treatment is generally focused on relieving both of these symptoms through surgical or non-surgical methods. Non-surgical "sciatic pain relief" treatment may include one or a combination of medical treatments and alternative, non-medical treatments. Most of the time, it includes some form of exercise and stretching. If you are experiencing sciatica, it advisable to stay off your feet for the first few days. One of the things you must avoid is to get up and down repeatedly as this will only cause the nerve to become more irritated. Though some quarters pose questions on the benefits of bed rest, it is still advisable at least for the first few days.It may also feel soothing to soak in warm baths to ease the pain. However, do not use heating pads while the nerve is inflamed. Prolonged heat will draw the inflammation in and will keep the swelling high. Rather, most healthcare professionals would advise the application of ice packs directly on the lower back area for 20 minutes at a time, every couple of hours. This may feel a little uncomfortable, but the cold packs will greatly help in reducing the swelling. Using mineral ice is also a good alternative in soothing the pain and offers a temporary sciatic relief. Though some doctors may prescribe muscle relaxants for temporary relief of pain, caution is advised to prevent unnecessary side effects. Some medications can be addictive, or may give a false sense of feeling better. Massage therapy is another method that is considered to be a highly effective non-surgical sciatic pain relief treatment. Massage treatments can keep your spine in better alignment for longer periods of time. As soon as your back begins to heal, your doctor may give you stretching and low impact exercises so that your muscles won't stiffen too much. Be sure to engage in exercise only when your doctors approve it. Alternative sciatic pain relief treatments that you might find available and helpful are acupressure, acupuncture, herbal therapies, homeopathy, biofeedback, and guided imagery to name just a few. Surgical methods to remove the portion of the disc that is irritating the nerve root are microdiscectomy or lumbar laminectomy, and discectomy. Surgery helps relieve both the pressure and the inflammation especially if the sciatic nerve pain is severe and has not been relieved through medical treatments.

Shed those Extra Fats with Xenical

Learn to love you body and if you are really serious about your body then you obliviously dont want those extra pound of fat in it. Well people adopt numerous methods like starving and exercising to shed off their excess fats and overcome overweight as well. But its also true that majority of them fail to achieve the desired results. In vain they become either depressed or suffer in anxiety. They see no ways to end their woes.Burning of weight is not an easy task. Besides maintaing a balanced diet and exercise daily is not an easy affair for everybody. There are certain obligations which may confront their daily life and this may hamper their daily weight loss program. But proper medication along with weight loss program can be very beneficial. One such drug or diet pill that can be very effective is Xenical. Approved by the US FDA as an anti obesity diet pill is helping obese patients loose significant amount of weight and keep them free from fats.Xenical not only affects ones appetite but also maintains ones digestive system. It prevents the body from digesting excess amount of fat present in ones food. In fact it eliminates the unwanted amount of fat that would have contributed to weight gain. It works on our digestive system by blocking one third of the fat in the food we eat from being digested. Its a prescription diet pill and only the doctor can determine the right amount of dose for a particular individual. Generally three doses above 120 mg after 30 mins of every meal are what a doctor suggests. But depending on your obesity situation, the doses may change. First timers may suffer from bowel changes like gas with oily discharge, inability to control your bowel movements, constipation, and indigestion. But no major side affects has been recorded till date. Pregnant women must go for a doctor for its use.Maintaining a healthy eating plan with a routine exercise in conjunction with Xenical will lead you to a fat free life.

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You've noticed them on the trail and thought, "gee, that looks so easy, and comfortable!" Welcome to the world of recumbent bikes, or "bents" as they are sometimes called by enthusiasts. Ask anyone who owns one and they'll tell you that riding a recumbent bike is outrageously comfortable.When you are riding a recumbent bike you are leaning back, as if you are sitting in a chair with a back support. No sore butt or chaffed legs. No sore back! Your legs are out in front of ...