fitness, health

Efficiency in Exercise

Fact Sheet 2006

The Exer-Genie® Exerciser was developed in 1962 and has become a staple for physical fitness, rehabilitation & functional training programs for over 40 years. Featured in the Smithsonian Institute, displayed at NASA and in the Astronaut Hall of Fame the Exer-Genie® Exerciser was the first device that allowed the application of multiple concepts of exercise.

Isometrics (static contraction), isokinetics (range of motion exerciser at controlled speed), Variable Resistance, Variable Isotonics and Resistive Aerobics®.

While these methods have been known to exercise professionals for decades, extensive research was not undertaken on either method until the early 1960’s. Then, based on preliminary findings, Isometrics became quite popular, not only among coaches, trainers and athletes, but with the general public looking for an efficient way to get and stay fit.

Isometrics was the simple and quick approach to strength that made this training concept attractive. It was soon discovered, that while rapid strength gains could be made, little was accomplished in the area of endurance and range of motion flexibility.

Isometrics soon took its place in the training room as coaches, trainers and athletes used it with more systems. Isometrics also found its place in the general public as one part of a total fitness program.

More hope was held for ISOKINETICS as the because it allowed for controlled resistance through a specified range of motion. The method maintained a low profile for a number of years because there was not an economical way to implement it. Machines which could provide full range of motion and controlled speed of movement, at the same time, were too expensive for the general public and many institutions to own.

Then, about the time the American Space Program was experimenting with Fitness in Space, a variable resistance rope friction device, originally designed to lower people from a burning building(Sky-Genie® Controlled Descent Device), was adapted to a small exercise machine and named the Exer-Genie® Exerciser.

It was discovered that friction was generated by winding a specially woven nylon rope around a smooth chrome plated metal shaft and pulling on it not only controlled the speed at which the rope moved, but also provided resistance that was proportional to the speed.

The Exer-Genie® provided an economical and efficient way to perform a variety of exercise and training methods.

One of the hybrid methods of isokinetic exercise, is known today as Variable Isokinetic exercise.  In addition, by grasping the trailing end of the line, preventing movement of the rope through the Exer-Genie® Exerciser, one could also implement variable isometric training.

At the time the Exer-Genie® Exerciser was developing, experiments were being conducted by many exercise physiologists throughout the United States and Canada on the application of the Exer-Genie® Exerciser for injury prevention, functional training and functional performance enhancement.

NASA was attracted by the lightweight and small size of the Exer-Genie® Exerciser and decided to put the exercise concept to the test to see if it could provide a valid method for exercising astronauts in micro gravity.

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Cosmetic Dentistry For Chipped Teeth

If you have suffered a chipped tooth because of an accident, the first thing you should do is have your dentist examine it. He or she can tell you how severe the chip is through dental x-rays. Your dentist will also ask you about pain that may be associated with root damage. If no root damage is present, you have several different choices for tooth repair.

Filing and Dental Bonding

If your chipped tooth is minimally damaged, you may be able to have it filed down until it appears normal. You can also have your imperfect tooth fixed with dental bonding. This procedure uses a composite, tooth-colored resin that is applied to your tooth in a putty-like form and hardened with a curing light. The resin is then filed down to match the look of your natural tooth, and polished to give the material an authentic appearance.

Porcelain Veneers

If your chip is more severe, porcelain veneers may be used to fit over your natural tooth and hide your damage. A porcelain veneer is a thin porcelain shell used to mask any imperfections and restore a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile. Your chipped tooth will be shaved down and the porcelain veneers placed overtop. The veneer will be bonded directly to your tooth for a durable, natural-looking smile.

Dental Crowns, Inlays and Onlays

If your tooth is badly chipped, or if you experience pain while eating or drinking, you may need a dental crown. A crown “caps” or covers your natural tooth, protecting it and restoring its appearance. Your chipped tooth may also be repaired with a customized inlay or onlay. An inlay is similar to a filling, which is placed inside your tooth’s cusps. An onlay is a more extensive restoration and is placed on top of your tooth to cover and protect one or multiple cusps. An onlay is recommended when you need more protection and tooth preservation than a crown can provide.

Tooth Extraction

If your chipped tooth is more badly damaged than you originally thought, you may be advised to have that tooth removed. If your tooth requires removal, you can replace it with a dental bridge or a dental implant. A bridge is made up of two crowns that are placed on the teeth to either side of the empty space. The crowns on these adjacent teeth are then used to hold a fake tooth in place.

A dental implant is another option for tooth replacement. It is a small, sturdy, titanium peg that acts as the root structure for a fake tooth. The implant is surgically placed into your upper or lower jaw bone. Once your bone has grown around the metal post, it can be used to hold in place a crown, bridge or denture.

Do Not Ignore Your Chipped Tooth

If you have suffered an injury to your mouth, and one of your teeth was chipped as a result, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. Your dental professional can assess …

health

Hot Peppers!!! Natural Cancer Eliminator

People, eat your chili peppers. Habanero, jalapeno, Scotch bonnet — those hot but tasty varieties of the capsicum frutescens have multiple health benefits — including the ability to drive prostate cancer cells to kill themselves, researchers announced yesterday.

According to a team from the University of California at Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the hot stuff in peppers — capsaicin — caused 80 percent of active prostate cancer cells growing in mice to “follow the molecular pathways leading to apoptosis,” or cell death.

The cancer cells literally committed suicide. What’s more, the cancer tumors of the mice treated with a hot pepper extract were one-fifth the size of untreated mice.

“Capsaicin had a profound anti-proliferative effect on human prostate cancer cells in culture,” said Dr. Soren Lehmann. “It also dramatically slowed the development of prostate tumors formed by those human cell lines grown in mouse models.”

What does this mean in the kitchen? Tex-Mex or curry fans are in luck: the hotter the pepper, the more the benefit. According to Dr. Lehmann, the mice were fed a dose of pepper extract equivalent to what a normal man might consume — 400 milligrams of extract three times a week. That amount translates to three to eight fresh habanero peppers.

Medically speaking, capsaicin inhibited the action of NF-kappa Beta, a substance found in cells that causes them to grow out of control. Capsaicin also regulates certain proteins that effect the growth of the cells.

“Increased concentrations of capsaicin caused more prostate cancer cells to freeze in a non-proliferative state,” according to the study.

American men develop prostate cancer more than any other type of malignancy — 232,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States annually; 30,000 men die of prostate cancer in the United States each year including my Grand father in 2005.

Hot peppers have received accolades from researchers in recent years for their antioxidant, or cancer-fighting, effects. Anti-inflammatory properties in peppers have been tapped for treatment of migraines, arthritis and muscle pain. Hot peppers also have been found to suppress appetites and clear a stuffy head; they can aggravate existing heartburn but not cause it.

They are a good source of vitamins A, C and E, folic acid and potassium. Peppers are low in calories and sodium and contain no carbohydrates. Their taste has spawned numerous appreciation societies around the world, not to mention global competitions to determine the hottest variety on the planet.

Still, the chili pepper came under fire in a 2002 Yale University report that established a link between the hot pods and stomach cancer in Mexican workers who ate from 9 to 25 jalapenos a day. The claim has been disputed by other researchers who found that rates of stomach cancer declined in the United States — though consumption of salsa, chili and other hot foods actually had increased.

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Fitness Equipment For Designing a Senior Retirement Community Fitness Center

Today’s Fitness manufacturers offer so many options in fitness equipment it can be difficult to determine the best options without consulting with a commercial fitness equipment dealer. We are seeing more fitness centers going into Retirement communities, Rehabilitation facilities and even nursing homes. The baby boomer market will eventually increase the need for fitness centers in these types of facilities. The real question is what equipment should you place in these types of facilities to insure a quality workout and avoid injures in the senior market fitness centers.

Safe Strength Training For Senior Fitness

One popular option is the hydraulic circuit fitness equipment; hydraulic fitness equipment has gained momentum with female fitness studios like shapes and other personal trainer facilities, as is an excellent choice for senior fitness. These circuits are perfect for short workouts as they can be arranged into a quick circuit where users can move rather quickly through the exercise routine. Hydraulic circuits can provide excellent metabolic, muscle and strength improvements for the user with less risk of injury since the resistance does not include weights or weight stacks. This can be very important for rehabilitation, as self-progression is slower and not likely to result in over exertion or re-injury of the affected area.

Cardiovascular Fitness Options for Seniors

While age does not prevent one from using any form of cardiovascular equipment there are some choices that seem more safe and or sensible for obtaining a good workout with little risk of injury. The Treadmill is still a good choice as walking provides a great form of calorie burning and conditioning of the heart and lungs. Most gyms will usually only order a few bikes or cycles and even less recumbent cycles but we have determined this to be a favorite among the seniors for cardio training. Recumbent cycles are designed with a larger seat and offer a backrest over the traditional upright bikes. Recumbent cycles offer a easy entry as the bike sits much lower to the ground and many of the newer bikes have a walk through frame design which prevents the user from having to step over the frame of the bike, they can simply sit down and peddle at their own capacity.

Recumbent cycles also offer little to no impact and can allow a user to exercise even if they have arthritis in the knees, ankles or back or hip injuries.  Certainly a viable option for rehabilitation or nursing homes where users may have much less mobility. Some of the newer recumbent are also offering models that include upper body exercise arms so the user can work on a recumbent similar to upper body ergo meter or elliptical machines design working both upper and lower body. There are even a few manufacturers that develop rehabilitation exercise equipment specific to duplicate the sitting and standing muscles so that seniors can maintain their mobility and strength for daily activities.

   

What to Look For When Purchasing Senior Fitness Equipment:

Fitness Equipment that is safe for older

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Where to get low cost dental treatment?

Get world class dental treatment through a host of clinics and hospitals. The best thing about the treatment provided is that the fees charged for the treatment is really low. It is almost unbelievable.

The low cost treatment options

Many dental clinics and hospitals in India offer a variety of treatment options which are much cheaper than anywhere else in the world. If a dentists in a European country or USA charges a fee of $300 to $400 for a dental filling. A dentist will charge only $20 to $40 for the same job.

The Root Canal surgery is really common, when done anywhere else in the world; it costs around $3,000, however in Delhi the dental clinics charge only $100 to $200 for the surgery.

Dentures cost as high as $1000 in the western countries; however in Delhi they are available for just $200.

Why is it so cheap?

The low cost dental treatment in India is a part of the Indian government’s attempt to introduce some affordable medical tourism packages for the visitors, so that the city of Delhi is visited by higher number of tourists every time.

The government has made a deal with the best clinics and hospitals that have a world class healthcare facility, to provide the tourists with the best treatment and the best ambience while they are in the country for their dental treatment.

The advantages

The biggest advantage of a dental treatment in Delhi is its lower cost. The cost difference from any other place in the world is really huge. There is a chance to save a lot of money, which can then be used for other profitable purposes.

The cheaper costs do not equate to low quality treatment. The treatment is provided in the best of environment by some of the best dental surgeons in the world. They are trained to use all the major tools and techniques. There is absolutely no compromise made with the treatment being provided.

Availing the dental treatment

Any tourist interested in availing the dental treatment in Delhi, can do so easily. The government has started a lot of packages that involve a tour of the city a well as the dental treatment in the best clinics and hospitals in the city.

The fact of the matter is the dental treatment in Delhi helps to save a lot of money while providing the complete dental health.…