Cope With and Minimize Tattoo PainWritten by David Z
While there is no way to anticipate amount of pain you will experience, arriving with certain amount of determination will almost certainly guarantee you that it won't hurt as nearly as much as you expected.
Getting a tattoo involves piercing skin, and so there is going to be some pain involved, no matter how small tattoo and no matter where it is on your body. The amount and type of pain experienced is highly variable depending on each individual's tolerance to and acceptance of pain.
While tattooing, needles puncture skin at a very fast rate and at a variable depth. The outline is usually most painful work, because needles are being used to create a nice solid black line that will define tattoo, and so it is inserted deeply and carefully to ensure complete and effective coverage. The shading is usually not as painful, but this also depends upon depth of penetration and desired effect.
The pain you feel is generally as a slight burning or hot scratching sensation. Generally, tattoo is more painful if applied to areas of body where there is less muscle and fatty tissue covering bone, like wrists, ankles, chests, and other normally sensitive body areas. Upper arms are usually least painful, while ankles and sternum can be quite sensitive.
Home Sweet TreadmillWritten by Jeff London
For those of you trying to stay in shape or shed a few pounds (who isn't?) there are tons of resources. Perhaps you think there's nothing better than outdoor sports to burn up calories as you feel those wonderful endorphins kicking in.
But what if it's winter and you're snowbound? What if you live, as I do, in Southeast, where it seems that it's either too hot and humid for outdoor exertion, or it's pouring rain.
Your next best alternative may be an indoor regimen. Gyms, however, are expensive, and crowded - and, annoyingly for those of us who are well past our prime, full of 18 year olds in Spandex that make us feel like Pillsbury Doughboy in sweats.
So, it's home gym time. Yes, stationary bikes are cheapest, but have you ever sat on one of those seats for any length of time? Ouch!
My favorite indoor equipment is a home treadmill. It burns up more calories than a stationary bike, is more comfortable, and doesn't tear up my arthritic old knees like a stair stepper. Best of all, I can turn it on, climb aboard and watch TV all at same time. My exercise time just flies by. Then I fold it up, stuff it under couch. Try doing that with a Bow Flex!
Your home treadmill can be manual or electric, and come in a variety of different styles and options for workout speed, regulation and incline. You can walk on a flat surface at an easy three miles per hour or race rapidly up a hill. It's all up to you. Treadmills are easy to operate and offer a workout that quickly adapts to your desired pace and exertion level.