Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Benefits Of Stretching

Anti Aging Benefits Of Stretching Exercises

In many exercise programs, be it weight lifting for building and toning muscles or cardio vascular exercises for increasing stamina and to lose weight, most people do not perform enough stretching exercises. Although stretching exercises can be performed by anyone, at any age, unless that person has some physical restriction. What is worse, many people do not even stretch before and after exercising. Unbeknownst to most people, stretching also has anti aging benefits.

  • Benefits of stretching exercises for muscle growth 

Stretching is an important aspect of exercising and should be a part of any exercise routine and program. There are many wonderful benefits when you perform regular stretching exercises. Stretching exercises not only, help you to warm up and cool down before and after your workouts, it can and will actually, help your muscles to grow bigger and stronger, as well.

Stretching exercises help muscle growth because stretching lengthens your muscles and giving your muscle fibers a greater range of motion when lifting weights. So, in effect, it recruits more muscle fibers, causing your muscles to grow stronger and bigger from your weight training.

By stretching your muscles after an intensive workout will reduce muscle soreness commonly known as DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) which usually, occurs a day after your workout.

Performing stretching exercises before your workout or before a physically, demanding sporting activity will also, decrease your chances of sustaining injuries and muscle cramps which will certainly, destroy the joy of your activity.

When you stretch regularly, stretching exercises will help you gain agility which, will make your daily chores much more pleasant and if, you play sports, you will notice your agility is much better than others, who do not stretch. This will put you in a more beneficial position against your opponents.

  • Anti Aging Benefits Of Stretching Exercises

If, you are a baby boomer and age is catching up, this agility will make your life so much more pleasurable, because you will be able to avoid stiff muscles and stiff joints, unlike your peers who do not stretch. You will be more mobile, agile and suffering from less pain associated with aging and stiff body parts. These anti-aging benefits from stretching regularly are priceless. Benefits that money will never be able to buy.

In addition, you can stretch anytime, anywhere and whenever you choose. Stretching exercises need not be limited as a pre and post workout activity. So, start a stretching exercise routine soon and make it part of your everyday lifestyle. You will surely, enjoy the pleasures and anti-aging benefits that a regular stretching routine can bring you.

I Hope This Helps!

Be - Your Best!
Bart D. Ebinger



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Family Ties

Building Strong Ties Within A Family

Family ties can be considered something that is always needed by human beings. People need strong family ties to feel loved and safe in this world.

The world of today is the world of scientific innovation and it is changing at a very fast pace. These good changes have unfortunately, led to many changes which are not good. The importance of the family unit and family ties is still evident, but the family unit itself is becoming less common. Many people do not consider it necessary to live with those people with whom they have bloodlines.

Although this may have some positive effects, such as, the number of dependents decreases in this way and most of the people are able to afford the cost of living for themselves, but there are certain disadvantages.

The existence of a family unit in the society ensures the stability and peace we have always dreamed. In the absence of the all the importance we give to the family unit, society will not be able to reduce crime rates, automatically. Eventuslly, there will be many social problems, which will originate as a result of the breaking ties in families.

The family unit is so important, as it makes all the members of the same family, responsible for each other. This in turn, helps retain the structure of a family, which is of the utmost importantance to mankind.

Bare with me, I realize that is a bit of a stretch, for the purposes of this post, but there is no doubt of the importance of family unit existence in this world.

As the world is changing today at a very fast pace, it is important that you put some effort to build a family life for your family. You may need to put a lot of effort in at some stages. But, the efforts you make will result in a family with stronger bondage and understanding toward each other. This will in turn, enrich your experience with your family.

Living a life which is full of love and care is a dream for all of us. It is very important to everyone. You need to put a little effort in to get the desired results.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sports Activities

An Invigorating Family Past Time: Sports Activities

If you are feeling bored, listless, and out of shape, you need a new past time.  Sports activities will get your blood pumping and help you get back into shape.  Not only will you be getting good exercise but you will be starting a valuable family past time.  Sports activities are a great way to spend time with your kids.  So get up off the couch, put down that soda, and get out in the yard for a little touch football.

If touch football is not for you, why not play a little kickball with your kids.  Set up a diamond similar to a baseball diamond.  Now the pitcher rolls a large soft ball, like a playground ball, on the ground to the "batter."  Only in kickball, the batter kicks the ball and runs to first base.  Since the ball is soft, the fielding team can throw the ball at the runner to get him out.  Since the kicker will almost always manage to kick the ball and foul balls are rare, this is a classic game to play with young kids and others who are not very athletic.

A fun family game that makes a good past time sports activity is tetherball.  This rousing game can be played with one or two people.  Tetherball is called that because the ball is on a tether - it is on a rope tied at the top of a pole.  The ball hangs about hand level.  The object is to hit the ball and make the rope wrap around the pole.  The two players attempt to make the ball go different directions.  If you have never played tetherball, you should give it a try.  It is really fun!  And it really gets you moving (and laughing!)

Sand volleyball may have started on the beaches, but many towns are now installing sand volleyball courts in their public parks.  The littler kids can sit in a safe place and play with their sand toys while Mom, Dad, and the older kids hit a beach ball or volleyball back and forth over a net.  The sand feels good on bare feet (but not so good inside your shoes!)  The kids will enjoy this past time sports.


Staying Motivated to Exercise

Exercise is always a do-it-yourself venture. No other person and no machine can do it for you. Therefore, it is important to have those motivating factors so, that a person who is into exercise in order to lose weight, will hang about.

This is what people, who are overweight should learn to understand. However, even if, it's easy to set instructions and follow, this is not the same case for almost 35% of Americans who are unable to prevent being overweight.

Of course, once we are overweight, we usually want to trim down for a many reasons, some related to physical condition and fitness, while others would want to enhance their physique and appearance. Remember; it is never too late to be fit.

In the past 50 to 75 years, physical activity has become the exception rather than the rule, both at home and on the job. People tend to drive where others once walked. People tend to flick a switch and machines do the hauling, lifting, pushing, and pulling for them.

However, people who try to lose weight tend to believe that weight gain is likely to happen if, they will not take forward-looking steps to stop it.

The point here is that health experts believe that people lose their way, especially when it comes to dieting. They tend to go back to their old eating habits, even after they learn to enjoy low-fat eating. They tend to return to their inactive ways even though they enjoy exercising.

But, despite the momentum toward weight gain, you can stop it from happening, experts say. There are plenty of good reasons to avoid excess pounds, reasons that go beyond vanity or social appearance. There are many reasons in order to keep you motivated to exercise and stay healthy for the rest of your life.

Ways to Lose Big 

1. Have an explicit goal

Monday, February 6, 2012

Bored? Look at These Hobby Ideas

Have you ever played one too many computer games or watched one 
too many old reruns? You just can't get into another mystery and 
you just feel flat? Maybe you are suffering from boredom, that 
familiar accomaniment to our automated, precooked lifestyles. If, 
so, you need to check out these hobby ideas. Hobbies have been 
found to be therapeutic as they relieve stress and get the mind 
active. In this article, you'll find hobby ideas for every sort 
of person, from the intellectual to the athlete, from the homemaker 
to the attorney.

Many times we are bored because we have become too inactive.  If, 
this is your problem, you might like a sports hobby. Have you ever 
tried tennis?  How about golf, cornhole, frisbee golf? Many people simply love bowling until 
it becomes an important part of their lives. Sports hobbies get you 
out of the house and often are a way to make friends with others.  
Then again, some active hobbies can be enjoyed in our own homes, such 
as, weight lifting and doing aerobic dance to a video.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sports Recreation: Relieve Stress and Have Fun

The world we live in is growing increasingly fast-paced, stressful, and filled with responsibility.  Because of this, everyone needs some time to relax and have some recreation.  Our modern way of life also tends to be sedentary, and the meals we eat are often not very healthy.  Exercise is a very important component in renewing us.  For these reasons, sports recreation activities are some of the best recreation we can choose.  There are many options for hobbies to provide sports recreation.  You may even want to learn some new recreational sports skills.

Courses to learn new sports recreation skills can be found online and in larger cities.  You can learn and participate in team sports through the local Y and other organizations.  Team sports recreation activities you might like to participate in include softball, baseball, basketball, and sometimes soccer for younger people.  Another team sport you might enjoy is bowling.  Regardless of your skill level you can find a bowling team to have fun with.

Individual sports recreation activities you can learn and participate in include golf, tennis, running, aerobic dance, gymnastics, and horseback riding.  Don't overlook bicycling and weight training too.  Many of these sports can be learned at the local Y as well.  For some of these, you'll want to have a friend to play against or share the exerience with.  Many runners, for instance, like to run with a friend.  And games like tennis and handball really need cooperation for best results.

If you'd rather, you can learn about sports recreation skills online.  You can find courses to teach almost any sport or activity you can think of including underwater hockey, fly-fishing, and para-gliding in the Alps!  Of course, unless you can get some hands-on experience you'll only have the theories of the sport.  Still, online courses are a good way to get a taste of different sports and recreational activities you might someday want to try out.

Reasons To Exercise

Firstly, I'd like to mention, this article really has nothing
to do with Cornhole exclusively, but none-the-less, 
EXERCISE is extremely, important for everyone. So, I 
thought I would post this article, because Cornhole is 
an excellent form of exercise, much to my surprise! 
Unless, I'm just getting old! ;-]  Many us need to follow
an exercise program, in order to remain healthy.  

Below, you'll find several good reasons why you should 
start exercising now.

1.  Contributes to fat loss
It is well proven from scientific research all over
the world that physical exercise contributes to
weight loss.  If you burn more calories than you
consume through nutrition, you'll lose weight.  When
you exercise, you burn more calories than when you

 It's really simple - the more you exercise...
the more weight or fat you'll lose.

2.  Prevent disease
The chances of developing several various diseases
has been proven to decrease when exercising.  These
diseases include heart disease, cancer, diabetes,
and the stroke.  

Around 4 out of 5 deaths caused by heart disease
and cancer, are linked to factors that include stress
and lack of exercise.  We all know that diabetes
increases the chance for heart attacks and strokes.
What this shows, is that many of the risk factors
and diseases caused by not exercising are working
in conjunction to damage your health.  To prevent
this from happening, start exercising.