Centenarian or Bust!

Written by Sherri L Dodd

Can you rememberrepparttar millennium hype of 1999? Fast approaching wasrepparttar 144573 coming new year – 2000! Sure, it wasrepparttar 144574 mark of a 1,000 year period, but it was alsorepparttar 144575 mark ofrepparttar 144576 next century, which was a victory in itself and no less exciting. Periodicals, books and broadcasts would collectively take accountability for reaching another aged milestone. It was quite obviousrepparttar 144577 squeaky clean and fresh young faces reporting onrepparttar 144578 subject were not even privy to eight-track tapes norrepparttar 144579 game of Pong and I am willing to betrepparttar 144580 silent writers of many similar articles had barely a wrinkle to claim. Therefore,repparttar 144581 “we” that they would boast was more of a false possession to ownership rather than inrepparttar 144582 literal sense ofrepparttar 144583 word.

Fortunately, it looks like “we” will have a whole new meaning inrepparttar 144584 coming years. Rather than our beautiful Earth beingrepparttar 144585 majority possessor ofrepparttar 144586 actual hundred years gone past, more and more individuals will be claimingrepparttar 144587 title of Centenarian. Currently, sixty thousand Centenarians are living inrepparttar 144588 United States. And, amazingly, it is estimated that byrepparttar 144589 year 2050, there could be as many as one million. So what isrepparttar 144590 secret of these blessed souls of longevity? Was it diet and exercise? Was it their hopeful move torepparttar 144591 country? What could possibly postponerepparttar 144592 prerequisite torepparttar 144593 inevitable next beginning?

Scientists have long conducted case studies hoping to narrow in onrepparttar 144594 secret formula to a long life. Without a doubt, there seems to be a primary common factor. According to Dr. Richard Kerber ofrepparttar 144595 University of Utah, smoking is “the one thing that affects longevityrepparttar 144596 most.” And might I add, it is not only a relatively sure bet for premature demise, but also makes for a mighty unpleasant jaunt alongrepparttar 144597 way.

What the heck is BOSU?

Written by Joe Serpico

What inrepparttar World Is BOSU?

You may have seen them inrepparttar 144572 gym: half of a large rubber ball that's flat on one side. They're often blue in color and look like a gigantic outtie belly button. "What are those things?" you wonder. Well they're BOSU balls (or balance trainers). It'srepparttar 144573 latest rave to hit fitness centers across America.

BOSU is an acronym that stands for "Both Sides Up". You can userepparttar 144574 balls, also referred to as trainers, or balance trainers, on either side. Whetherrepparttar 144575 rounded bouncy dome part is up orrepparttar 144576 flat 25 inch platform side is up, you'll get different types of balance challenges.

This cross-training fitness invention has its origins inrepparttar 144577 field of medicine, balance, functional and sports specific training. It offers a different means to make exercise more appealing and effective for average people, fitness fanatics and highly trained athletes.

So what do you do with it? You can walk, run, step, hop, jump and leap onrepparttar 144578 BOSU trainer. You can work it at an easy steady rate-pace that can be maintained for long periods or pushrepparttar 144579 intensity with anaerobic intervals. Or do some stretching on it. Active stretches userepparttar 144580 muscles ofrepparttar 144581 body to move a body part whereas passive stretching uses gravity or an outside force to put stretch-tension onrepparttar 144582 target muscle(s). While standing or kneeling onrepparttar 144583 dome, you can moverepparttar 144584 upper body lower, higher, torepparttar 144585 sides or by reaching for and picking up cards from various locations onrepparttar 144586 floor, or by touching and/or relocating cones that have been placed in close proximity torepparttar 144587 dome. It's great for working your trunk too. Maintaining spinal alignment is important to low back health and sports performance.

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