8 Ways To Fall In Love With FitnessWritten by Richard Moore
No, it's not impossible. You can fall in love with exercise instead of having that dreaded feeling every time you lace up your sneakers. The trick to falling in love with fitness is finding something you love to do, and trying new things because you may discover a dormant passion for line dancing, snow shoeing, or even something as exotic as fencing. It's time to uncover your inner athlete and fall in love all over again!
Balls, Bosu and Barrels – If you were kid who was always climbing monkey bars and ropes at park, you'll have tons of fun getting fit with these fitness tools. Exercise balls can be used for all kinds of abdominal exercises, a Bosu is a neat device for balance training and core stability exercises, and you can use a small barrel for practicing Pilates – all in comfort of your own home. So next time your at park with your kids, they'll be chasing you on monkey bars!
Square Dancing – This energetic style of dance may look strange to you – but it's great exercise – and great fun! This folk dancing tradition has existed in Canada for hundreds of years and has maintained its popularity as a social activity often deemed "friendship set to music." Now this form of dance is even more popular as people are doh-si-dohing their way to being fit! Don't knock IT before you try it! You may forget you're getting fit because you're having so much fun!
Snowshoeing – Snowshoes are thousands of years old, and Native Canadians used to use snowshoes as a form of transport. Only in last century has snowshoeing become a recreational sport. Now, Canadians across country are strapping on their snowshoes and heading for trails to spend some time outdoors, at one with nature, while boosting cardiovascular fitness and toning their backsides. Today's modern snowshoes are typically lightweight, aluminum frames with fabric decks and strap bindings as opposed to classic bent-wood frames crisscrossed with rawhide strips. In recent years, many celebrities have talked about physical benefits of snowshoeing, especially when it comes to toning your glutes and quads.
Snowshoes are inexpensive compared to skis and snowboards, and snowshoeing is not a difficult sport, but don't let that fool you into thinking you are not getting a good workout. Using poles, whether specially designed for snowshoeing or made for cross-country skiing, they will help you maintain balance and give your upper body a good workout too, especially when you're doing some intense climbing.
How a speech impediment can affect a persons lifeWritten by Stephen Hill
There are many types of speech impediment and they all affect a persons life in different ways. For purpose of this article, I am going to concentrate on how stuttering/stammering can disrupt and even ruin a persons life and how at times it makes us accept second best.
For somebody who has a stutter, life at times is a struggle. As a first example, I am going to explain a situation from school. It is an English lesson, and on each persons desk there is a reading book. The teacher says to all pupils that he/she wants everyone in class to read one paragraph from book. For person who has stutter, this is something they fear and they will try to work out which paragraph they will have to read. They do this by counting likely number of people who are ahead of them and then by counting down to appropriate paragraph. They will hope this paragraph is quite short, they will then read through it, hoping that there are not too many of their difficult words in there. Most people who stutter have certian words which begin with certian letters that they find harder to say. They then have to wait until there turn to speak, this causes a lot of tension and worry. By time it is their turn to speak they are basically so nervous that is very unlikely they will be able to say their paragraph fluently.