Archive for November, 2011
Fitness Master Equipment at AmericanFitness.net
We are excited to have the opportunity save our customers money this holiday season on quality, brand name fitness equipment.
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
American Fitness, a premier supplier of fitness equipment serving both consumers and commercial organizations, including the US military, public service groups, and schools, has partnered with FMI Fitness Master to offer a series of special exercise equipment deals. With the winter months quickly approaching and continued tough economic times, American Fitness recognized the need for affordable, quality indoor fitness equipment for their customers. For the month of December, American Fitness will offer special deals including free shipping in the continental United States on some of the Fitness Master’s most popular cardio and strength training equipment, such as treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, and weight training machines. The deals available at AmericanFitness.net will include both Fitness Master’s Fitnex line, as well as the high end Steelflex commercial fitness equipment line.
The Fitnex brand includes a range of high quality and stylish cardio fitness equipment with models designed for consumers through light commercial use. The Fitnex E55SG elliptical offers a space saving design with quality construction, which is ideal for hotels, apartment complexes, police and fire departments, condominiums, and the military. It is often paired with the Fitnex T60 treadmill, B70 exercise bike, R70 recumbent bike, or X Series Velocity bike for a complete cardio workout center. For kids and teens, Fitness Master has designed the Fitnex X5 kids bike. This bike is just the right size to support healthy living and weight management among younger generations, and is ideal for schools and youth centers.
Fitness Master’s high end commercial fitness equipment designed for heavy duty use is found under the Steelflex brand name. It includes plateloaded strength training machines, Aristo cardio equipment, and hydraulic strength equipment designed for both the rehabilitation and strength training markets. Both the Steelflex and the Fitnex brands of equipment are included in the December deals at AmericanFitness.net.
“We are excited to have the opportunity save our customers money this holiday season on quality, brand name fitness equipment,” said Ron Thompson, President of AmericanFitness.net. “Fitness Master offers a range of products to fit every budget and exercise need, whether you are looking for home use or professional commercial fitness equipment. We look forward to recommending the Fitnex and Steelflex products from FMI Fitness Master for many of our hotel, military, firefighter, and school athletic department customers.”
American Fitness is a leading retailer of home and commercial fitness equipment. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, AmericanFitness.net is the chosen provider of fitness and exercise equipment for schools, hotels, public service agencies, and US military organizations across the United States and abroad. AmericanFitness.net specializes in custom gym and fitness center design using top brand equipment including home gyms, treadmills, elliptical trainers, weights, and other popular exercise equipment. With a focus on service and customer satisfaction, American Fitness seeks to support individuals and organizations in achieving fit and healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit the company’s website at http://www.americanfitness.net.
(Prudent Press Agency.com) Some steroids are much more effective than others. The effectiveness also depends on the individual user. All of this can be logically explained.
Not all steroids have the same structure and, therefore, have varying degrees of therapeutic intervention. In general, drugs with the greatest anabolic effect, contribute to the growth of tissues at the most. Some steroids, while in the blood have an increased ability to connect to the appropriate receptors. The fact that they may be longer in free form, and therefore have more chances to meet with the target receptor areas. Steroids such as Deca, Dianabol, Cypionate, Sustanon-250 and Parabolan, have a high ability to find the right receptors in the body of different users, as they have a higher percentage of free molecules than others.
With all that much depends on the characteristics of an organism a particular user. Some athletes have an extremely large number of receptor sites in muscle. This provides a compound of receptors with a much larger number of free molecules, which in turn dramatically increases the anabolic effect. Among the athletes, there are individuals with a small number of receptors in muscle cells, and therefore effective for them are only the most potent steroids. Very often, these users are taking high doses of a mixture of various steroids with no visible effect.
For some athletes the active sites are in areas where they would not be better. For example, some users opredlennye steroids cause acne, while others have the same steroid in the same doses did not cause such reactions. This is also explained by the fact that some athletes, even at high doses of testosterone is not an increase in mammary glands, while others – any steroids, Deca even cause gynecomastia. It can be assumed the breast tissue of some individuals has a very large number of estrogen receptors, while others do not. With the amount of your individual receptors and their preferential location can not be helped – this is your genetic feature.
it is simply a pelletized form of steroids, their main advantage is the practicality of application. In terms of toxicity, they are different, Anadrol is considered to be the most androgenis, the most pure is Oxanrolone (clears out from the blood in 3 weeks). But the most prevalent among steroids is Methane.
Antiestrogens are substances that inhibit the biosynthesis, secretion, transport, or weaken the effect of estrogen. It is believed that anti-estrogens specifically bind to the estrogen-related receptors in hypothalamus and ovaries. In small doses, they enhance the secretion of gonadotrophins (prolactin, FSH and luteinizing hormone) and stimulate ovulation.
Represent the nutritional supplements that allow to adjust the level of body fat and mobilize the fat metabolism in the body. Nutrition, which includes fat burning products, allows athletes to build muscle mass without adding unwanted fat layer.
For drugs that can be called in one word post-cycle drugs are includes those steroids that stimulate the production of testosterone after the course and off course, and these drugs reduce estrogen levels in the blood of an athlete, which is an important factor for the resistance of the secondary symptoms and complications of course.
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Seniors can exercise at the YMCA
Published 6:18pm Tuesday, November 29, 2011
“When you retire, do not stay in bed in the morning, because you’ll fall apart,” recalls Genie Whiddon of her father’s advice. Genie definitely followed his advice with her volunteer service as a water aerobics instructor at the YMCA. Her day starts at 5 a.m., and after reading two papers and attending church at 7 a.m., she dons a bathing suit and leads the morning water aerobics class five days a week. Then, some days she’s back in the pool at 6 p.m. This routine started for Genie, a mother of 10, in 1991 and continues today, more than 20 years later. Genie, a young 88-year-old, certified to teach water aerobics, credits her active life, despite severe arthritis and limited motion in one arm, to her routine water aerobics and has over and over seen the benefits of water aerobics in others. “We do exercises for every muscle in the body except our faces but we talk and laugh enough to exercise those muscles,” Genie shared, during a recent visit. “We also form bonds and look after each other. When someone is not going to come to a class they usually tell us. So when someone does not show, we check on them to make sure they are OK.” Genie is not the oldest currently doing water aerobics at the Y on a regular basis. Madge White, a young 92-year-old, usually exercises at the Y four days a week. These seniors are sometimes joined by mothers-to-be who benefit greatly from the low-impact program. The program has most of the fat-burning and endurance-building qualities of land-based aerobics, without the high-impact pounding that can be dangerous while pregnant. Cardiovascular exercise, provided by the workouts, reduces the risk of circulatory problems such as heart disease. The resistance provided by the workouts helps maintain strength and stability in the muscles, preserving balance, range of motion and mobility. Traditional exercise choices, such as running or aerobics, can be hard on joints, whereas the buoyancy of water supports a portion of one’s weight, reducing the load on joints. The resistance of the water prevents joints from moving too quickly, which can prevent mild hyperextension and repetitive-stress injuries. Falling is a major concern for some, especially seniors, and can make many exercise options too risky. In the water, natural buoyancy helps keep you upright. Even if someone loses their balance and falls, they just splash gently into the water rather than falling to the floor. Genie shared a couple of other benefits from her daily dip in the pool: “I only take a bath at home two times a week, so I save on water and electricity! I shower every morning after class, as do many people who then put on makeup, fix their hair and then go about their day. “We have nice adult women’s and men’s locker rooms! There is a lifeguard on duty during each class, and if you need a bathing suit, I’ll order a great one for you (size 10 to 26). It’s a big pool and we have room for lots more — young and old! I love my ‘Y’! “whY not make it your Y, too!” Mike Haynes is the interim CEO of the Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA. He can be reached at (229) 243-0508.
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It looks like just a big steel cage, but it’s actually an innovative piece of equipment that physical therapists can use with patients who are trying to build strength and learn or relearn balance and flexibility.
It’s referred to as the “jungle gym,” and it’s the newest addition to the comprehensive therapy department at Baptist Medical Center East. Patients of all ages can use the equipment, and it can support up to 350 pounds.
But on Tuesday morning, the patient was little Logan Mask, 7, who has cerebral palsy. Though he can walk unassisted, his physical therapists are working with him to improve his balance and to make it possible for him to run and climb, said his mom, Christy Mask.
Logan demonstrated a few movements with Cindy LaPorte, associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences at Alabama State University. ASU is Baptist’s partner in the purchase and use of the jungle gym. It’s housed at Baptist East, but ASU students will use it for training and research.
LaPorte, who also is on staff at Baptist, put a wide belt on Logan and attached bungee cords from the belt to the sides of the jungle gym.
“This is the bungee that gives him resistance,” LaPorte said, instructing Logan to try to walk forward. “As he puts his feet closer together, it makes it harder.”
To make the exercise a little more fun, Gerry Rodgers playfully tossed a football back and forth with Logan. Rodgers sat just out of Logan’s reach, meaning the little boy had to work hard to give him a high five.
Rodgers is a pediatric therapist with the Children’s Rehabilitation Service, a part of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. He also teaches pediatric physical therapy at ASU.
“It offers lots of possibilities,” Rodgers said after the demonstration, noting that the physical therapist can move the bungee attachments to different parts of the jungle gym to create different amounts of resistance. That allows the therapist to isolate desired muscle groups.
The gym is the first of its kind in Montgomery; previously, patients who could benefit from the gym had to drive to Birmingham, said Dana Fitzpatrick, manager of the comprehensive therapy center at Baptist.
Fitzpatrick said that the gym can benefit all ages, from toddlers to adults, and is most often used for those with cerebral palsy, or neurological patients.
“It really helps patients regain functional skills — like crawling, sitting, walking, jumping, things like that,” Fitzpatrick said.
“It works on balance, coordination and neuromuscular skills.”
The CVS Trust, the Maxwell-Gunter Officers’ Spouses’ Club and Montgomery River Region Friends of AMBUCS (American Business Clubs) also partnered with ASU to purchase the jungle gym.
To learn more about how exercise affects the brain, scientists in Ireland recently asked a group of sedentary male college students to take part in a memory test followed by strenuous exercise.
First, the young men watched a rapid-fire lineup of photos with the faces and names of strangers. After a break, they tried to recall the names they had just seen as the photos again zipped across a computer screen.
Afterward, half of the students rode a stationary bicycle, at an increasingly strenuous pace, until they were exhausted. The others sat quietly for 30 minutes. Then both groups took the brain-teaser test again.
Notably, the exercised volunteers performed significantly better on the memory test than they had on their first try, while the volunteers who had rested did not improve.
Meanwhile, blood samples taken throughout the experiment offered a biological explanation for the boost in memory among the exercisers. Immediately after the strenuous activity, the cyclists had significantly higher levels of a protein known as brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, which is known to promote the health of nerve cells. The men who had sat quietly showed no comparable change in BDNF levels.
For some time, scientists have believed that BDNF helps explain why mental functioning appears to improve with exercise. However, they haven’t fully understood which parts of the brain are affected or how those effects influence thinking. The Irish study suggests that the increases in BDNF prompted by exercise may play a particular role in improving memory and recall.
Other new studies have reached similar conclusions, among both people and animals, young and old. In one interesting experiment published last month, Brazilian scientists found that after sedentary elderly rats ran for a mere five minutes or so several days a week for five weeks, a cascade of biochemical processes ignited in the memory center of their brains, culminating in increased production of BDNF molecules there. The old, exercised animals then performed almost as well as much younger rats on rodent memory tests.
Another animal study, this one performed by researchers in the Brain Injury Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, and published in September in the journal Neuroscience, showed that if adult rats were allowed to run at will for a week, the memory center of their brains afterward contained more BDNF molecules than in sedentary rats, and teemed with a new population of precursor molecules that presumably would soon develop into fully functioning BDNF molecules.
Perhaps the most inspiring of the recent experiments is one involving aging human pilots. For the experiment, published last month in the journal Translational Psychiatry, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine asked 144 experienced pilots ages 40 to 65 to operate a cockpit simulator three separate times over the course of two years.
For all of the pilots, performance declined somewhat as the years passed. A similar decline with age is common in all of us.
Many people find it more difficult to perform skilled tasks — driving an automobile, for instance – as they grow older, says Dr. Ahmad Salehi, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford and lead author of the study.
But in this case, the decline was especially striking among one particular group of men. These aging pilots carried a common genetic variation that is believed to reduce BDNF activity in their brains. The men with a genetic tendency toward lower BDNF levels seemed to lose their ability to perform complicated tasks at almost double the rate of the men without the variation.
While the pilot experiment wasn’t an exercise study, it does raise the question of whether strenuous exercise could slow such declines by raising BDNF levels, thereby salvaging our ability to perform skilled manual tasks well past middle age.
“So many studies have shown that exercise increases levels of BDNF,” says Dr. Salehi. While he notes that other growth factors and body chemicals are “upregulated” by exercise, he believes BDNF holds the most promise.
“The one factor that shows the fastest, most consistent and greatest response is BDNF,” he says. “It seems to be key to maintaining not just memory but skilled task performance.”
Dr. Salehi plans next to examine the exercise histories of the pilots, to see whether those with the gene variant, which is common among people of European or Asian backgrounds, respond differently to workouts.
In people who have the variant and less BDNF activity, “exercise is probably even more important,” he says. “But for everyone, the evidence is very, very strong that physical activity will increase BDNF levels and improve cognitive health.”
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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — A Southern Tier business affected by the September flooding is not just re-open for business, they are building on.
Two feet of water destroyed all the exercise equipment and did extensive damage to the River Walk Athletic Club in Binghamton. Management restored the facility and bought new equipment and now they are adding more than 3,000 square feet the facility.
Developers say the flood provided them with an opportunity to re-create the gym and provide even better service to their clients.
“To take the things we’ve learned over our first year of operation at the gym and re-invent the gym. We didn’t just build it back the way it was, we’ve improved it and made modifications, you know, based upon what members told us what they thought would be better. So, you know, it’s taking lemons and making lemonade is basically what we’ve done here,” said Alan Weissman of Weissman Real Estate.
The added space will allow the club to have a dedicated aerobics room, as well as a spinning room.
Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton says we should understand where our food has come from, how it was grown and what has happened to it. Both Inge and Stanton advise choosing seasonal, naturally ripened food, which tastes better and has higher nutrient levels. ”The good thing about organic food is that it can usually be traced from paddock to plate, it is usually picked in season when it is ripe and not transported very far,” Stanton says. Good for the environment, taste and perhaps health.
The organic prices that follow are from Choku Bai Jo in Lyneham and Curtin, or Organic Energy in Griffith, for fruit and vegetables, and Eco Meats at Belconnen for meat. The prices for conventional produce are from Woolworths online.
T he Australian Total Diet Study examines people’s exposure to a range of pesticide residue contaminants. In the most recently published data on pesticides (2003), strawberries were found to have the highest chemical residues. ”I would try to buy organic strawberries – they are hard to wash so you may not be getting the pesticide residues off them,” Stanton says. Various studies have also shown that organic strawberries may contain more antioxidants. And they are often redder and sweeter, Inge says. Berries in general can retain pesticide residues, though usually at what the government deems to be safe levels.
Organic $5.50 for 250g (Choku Bai Jo); conventional $4 for 250g.
There is a persistent urban myth that chickens are pumped with growth hormones. They are not, and have not been for 40 years. But they are fed antibiotics. This is cause for concern, says Professor Peter Collignon, director of infectious diseases and microbiology at Australian National University. His fear is that the bacteria carried by animals routinely given antibiotics run a risk of developing resistance.
By ingesting any resistant bugs – which can be killed by correct cooking – there is a risk that if we develop a serious infection, antibiotics might not work.