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No Time for Exercise? Start Slowly But Surely – Right In Your Living Room

Are you a busy woman? Forgive the redundancy; of course you are. The ever-increasing demands of business, family, house-keeping, kids, and even grand-kids are exhausting, and may leave you feeling you have no time for yourself. How, then, are you to fit exercise into your non-stop day, so that you can lose those pounds and inches that frustrate you so?

It is actually quite easy. All you need is a living room, a chair, a DVD player, and 10 to 15 minutes a day. An isometric weight loss exercise DVD can teach you everything necessary to drop 10, 35, 50 or 100 pounds, and the concomitant inches, with demonstrable results in the first week.

Isometric exercise, combined with some mild and healthy nutritional choices, is the key to your success. If you are middle-aged or older, and can sit, you can stay fit. The added bonus is that weight loss exercise doesn’t have to hurt in order to work.

Isometrics consist of muscle contractions which increase muscle tension without altering muscle length. You need no trips to the health club, (meaning no costly fees), no muscle straining weight-lifting, (thus avoiding pain and stiffness), and no space-cluttering equipment. An isometric exercise DVD will teach you all you need to know to use you’re your own muscle resistance, and specialized slow, controlled, diaphragmatic breathing methods, to bring about significant result within 4 to 7 days.

Naturally, you will want to check with your doctor before implementing any new exercise plan or lifestyle change, but, no matter what your present condition, restrictions or ailments, you are virtually assured of getting the go-ahead to change your life for the better.

Most of the weight loss exercises you will learn from the exercise DVD can be performed sitting in a chair. Depending on any special needs you may have, even those exercises that would normally require standing or lying on the floor, can be modified for seated performance. As with any exercise program, proper position is critical to success. If available, you will want to use a mirror to monitor you positioning to optimize results.

Remember, the isometric weight loss exercises take only 10 to 15 minutes each day. The breathing technique, which you will want to practice a minimum of 5 times a day, can be done virtually anywhere, anytime, whether you are working, shopping, watching the news or taking that rare opportunity to read.

Best of all, you set your own pace. An exercise DVD will teach you to gauge and control the amount of resistance to fit your comfort level. You don’t have to worry about the soreness and stiffening that comes from “overdoing” it.

No matter how busy your schedule, isometric exercise, practiced slowly but surely in the privacy of your own home, will lead to a leaner, stronger body, improve the way you feel about yourself, and provide you with the added energy to happily cruise through your hectic day.

Ellen Miller

Establishing a Practice Schedule for Basketball

As far as the time of practice is concerned, I feel the best time to practice is right after school. I begin our practice at 3:20 and continue until 5:15 or 5:30, depending on the work planned for the day. I feel it is desirable to have several practice sessions at night before we begin the regular season’s schedule so that we might accustom the players to game conditions. I conduct several game type scrimmages at night before the opening game.

It is my sincere belief that proper practice equipment is one of the most important elements in a successful basketball program. I have uniform practice equipment which is not expensive but very adequate. The squad is issued white practice pants and reversible T-Shirts, so they can merely turn their shirts inside out if they change teams during practice. Our school provides sweat socks, athletic supporter, and white shoes. I feel the boys are much better disciplined if they are all outfitted in the same practice equipment. From the standpoint of the player, this gives him a feeling that he is part of a team and not a member of a disorganized group.

I feel it is equally important for the coach to have some type of uniform that he wears to practice. It is my belief that the coach must set the example if he is to insist upon uniform practice equipment for the team.

If you are fortunate as we are, and have a trainer, take advantage of the situation and make the best use of him. It will give the boy more confidence to be told by the trainer that he is all right than to just have the coach do it. I let our trainer make the decisions on all of our minor injury problems. If he says the boy needs to be taped, that’s it. If he says the boy should miss practice for any reason, I respect his judgment. He also recommends boys to the doctor when he feels it is necessary. On the nights of a game, I make out the lineup, but the trainer advises me on the physical condition of each player. If he decides the boy is not fit, he doesn’t play.

If you do not have a trainer, it would be advisable for you to attend a clinic and work carefully with the trainer there. I am sure the help that you receive from the trainers will provide you with great assistance in getting your boys ready to play.

If you are ever in doubt about an injury suffered by a player, you should consult a doctor immediately. Never take a chance on jeopardizing the health of one of your players by minimizing what appears to be a slight injury. A doctor can erase all doubt about a boy’s physical condition very quickly with an examination.

It is imperative that the coach be in complete control of the team at all times. You should attempt to treat all of the players alike. Give no special favors to the “star,” but rather tell him, he is expected to conduct himself as a “star” off the court as well as on the court. He should set the perfect example for the younger boys. I have found it to be true more often than not, that such was the natural case. The “star” was the “star” both in the classroom, on the street, and on the basketball court.

I have definite training rules that I expect the boys to follow. There was once a time that I felt like many other coaches feel today; to set up training rules for the boys to follow was too dictatorial. I wanted to follow the modern theme of education and let the boys set up their own rules to follow. I found, after a time, that although this is commendable, many of the boys did not actually know what was best for them and thus used poor training techniques I set up a definite time for the boys to be in bed, and in a couple of weeks they felt stronger and could run with the best of them.

Jimmy Cox

What medical professions are you able to start your own practice for?

I am interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, but would like to start my own practice. What careers in the medical field would I be able to start my own practice? Thanks!

Pretty much any type of physician can start their own practice, should they choose to. Physical Therapists can also work on their own as can Massage Therapists.

Anesthesiologists tend to be group or hospital employed, so starting an independent practice as one will not work if all the hospitals and surgery centers have contracts with groups or have employed them directly.

It’s not common for nurses to have their own practice and most higher level non-physician jobs like PA, MA, & NP need to work under a physician.

What job has more paid travel positions, dental hygienist or nurse?

I am considering whether to be a nurse or dental hygienist. I realize that being a nurse has more career specialties. Are there also opportunities for advancement as a dental hygienist, such as starting one’s own practice or moving into management. Also, are there any "traveling dental hygienist" positions that are paid. Can you join the Peace Corps as a dental hygienist? I really want opportunities, job security, and flexibility in whatever job I choose, but I would also like a pleasant work environment.

Dental hygienest

help me choose a career?

would it be easier to go through the USMLE tests and start practising as a general physician or go through dental school and be a dentist..or try physical therapy as a career.

iam a foriegn medical graduate who worked in my country in ob/gyn,now iam here in america and has to go through number of tests to get a liecence to practice as an MD.
i have a 2 years old kid and planning another soon, there is no one to help me here and i have no idea what to do get into the dental school there must be some test and interviews.. how ever if i go for MD i have to go through residency etc and i dont know how long its gona take, and i know nothing about the physiotherapy courses but i hope that will be easier than both of the medical fields.please help me and tell me about dentistery and phsitherapy courses and admission criterion etc.

hi, i will suggest you to do USMLE if you want to go to usa .Many dentistry degrees from other countries are not recognised in US.hope that helped.

How to find a specific person (contact no) in London.?

He is a Doctor and recently started his practice. Located in london for about 4 years.
he is a doctor, moved to London 4 years back. He is my cousin, I met him yesturday in Pakistan. Also I have is cell# but what i need is his landline no for his home. don’t want to disclose his name on the internet.

Look up his name with the GMC

Can a medical practice withhold med history info on a person who owes them money from a different practice?

if a person has an over due balence with medical practice (x), and is attempting to have new services rendered from a new practice (y)… is it legal for practice (X) to withhold medical history from the new practice untill the person/debtor pays outstanding balence?

sure is. the contractual physician can withhold all information

What would be a good name for a Chinese doctor & herbs practice/shop?

Please help! A friend of mine is a qualified medical doctor from China, who is an expert in Chinese medicines and cures (acupuncture, massages etc…) as well as western medical practices. She would like to set up her own practice specialising in natural Chinese herbs, medicines and acupunctures. She is especially keen to help people loss weight and find cures for allergies.
The name could reflect her services/expertise or anything meaningful to her practise. Please explain reason for the name you suggest.

Many thanks for your help.


What are the phases of a would-be medical student from start to finish … degree-wise, courses, etc.?

Do these students have to cover all aspects of science or medicine before studying their desired field?  Okay, If I wanted to study neuroscience, for example, is working in the (general) ER a necessity before I go on to study one area of the body or organ before my practice?  I guess it would be a "yes" because our bodies and organs and the functionality of all of them work together to sustain our living lives, … right?  So, what are the phases?

Undergraduate – pre med – Chemistry, Biology, Physics, language, etc.
First two years of medical school – basic medical sciences- anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, neuroanatomy, ….- and classroom portions of medicine and physical diagnosis
Second two years – clinicals – medicine, surgery, pediatrics, ob-gyn, etc. Senior year is mostly electives. Junior year mostly requirements.
Internship – medical or surgical
Residency – in field of specialty.

does this come under dental practice?

One night, as a couple lays down for bed, the husband starts
rubbing his wife’s arm.

The wife turns over and says "I’m sorry honey, I’ve got a
Gynecologist appointment tomorrow and I want to stay fresh."

The husband, rejected, turns over.

A few minutes later, he rolls back over and taps his wife again.

"Do you have a dentist appointment tomorrow too?"

I have just had a urine leakage mate! wicked joke im going to try it out at work 2moro and see if my dentist has the same reaction!