Saturday, January 14, 2012

Two Online Dating Tips That Will Improve Your Online Dating Experience Overnight!

If you are currently a single woman, chances are that you have thought about trying out an online dating service. Millions of singles like you are going online and finding successful matches every day. Still, there is a lot to worry about when trying to find a date online. What kind of guys will I meet? Are they just trying to hook up with me? I've asked these same questions myself, so let me share with you a couple of online dating tips to help you get started.

The first thing to know is that if you are at least somewhat attractive, you will receive a ton of responses when you create your online dating profile. Be ready for this, and don't let the emails overwhelm you. On most dating sites, there are usually many more guys than girls signed up. Many guys will send out the same generic type email to many girls at once in hopes of getting a few decent responses. To combat this, look at any email's subject line and make sure it mentions something specific on your online profile. That way you know that the person is writing specifically to you, and not 50 girls at once. This at least tells you a guy has a legitimate interest in you and actually took the time to write you a personalized email.

My second online dating tip is to be an active participant on the site. Sure, you can sit back and relax, and only check out the guys who send you messages. However, this is severely limiting the quality of datable guys to interact with. Instead, be assertive, and look for guys that show the qualities that you are looking for. One thing that I like to do is to hide my public profile for a few days which most online dating sites let you do. This lets you avoid getting overwhelmed by the flood of emails that every girl gets and allows you to focus on finding a guy that interests you.

Dating online definitely works if you approach it in the right way. More and more, women are using these online services to to find dates that lead to successful relationships and even marriage. Just keep in mind that you will have to show some patience as you will definitely meet a few duds along the way. However, when you finally meet that right guy, you will definitely find online dating to be worth it.

Know About Your Ideal Body Shape

Body building is a spectator sport. Everybody admires the bodybuilder of his rippling muscles and the show of strength. It is true that not everyone can be a professional body builder, but anyone can aim for a perfect body. Having a perfect body depends on a number of things such as sex, age, profession etc. and most people are confused about what their ideal body measurements should be. Generally a perfect body is equated with huge muscles but that might not seem appealing to many. Consider this: some people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and some people like Will Smith - two people with completely different body types. A lean and fit body type suits many. So what is an ideal body measurement?

Popular body builder Steve Reeves had worked out an ideal body measurement. According to him, ideally ones arms, calves and neck should have the same measurement. He has also charted out the ideal body weight of a body builder according to height. For example if you are 5'5" then its 160lb; if you are 5'8" then it is 175lb; if you are 6'0" then 200lb so on and so forth.

Ideal Body Types For Badminton

There isn't one ideal body type for badminton, there are many. However, you need to adapt the way you play to the way you're built. This is a challenge for many coaches, as they tend to teach students to play the way they know how to play badminton, and that assumes that their students have the same body they do. It is of course rarely the case that a player will have the same body type as their coach. Badminton players come in all shapes and sizes, and while there are certain body types that will excel more often in certain events, you can adapt ways to play even if you aren't built like Lin Dan or Lee Chong Wei.

Something you may notice is that very few professional mens singles players are much taller than 6 feet. This seems to be the height at which you start finding fewer and fewer players. Each inch taller seems to be something of a disadvantage on the whole. There are of course some advantages to that extra height like the extra reach it provides, but in a sport that demands so much agility, it proves to be more of a burden. Going the other direction you find very few mens singles players that are much shorter than 5 foot 6 inches, or perhaps even 5 foot 8 inches. At this point your court coverage is going to start being hindered compared to the other players. There are of course examples of players who have been outside this range, like Ong Ewe Hock who was 5 foot 3 or 4 inches tall, and Thomas Stuer Lauridsen who was 6 foot 3 (I thought he was much taller, but wikipedia argues otherwise). Thomas Stuer was a great player, but he also battled with injuries that were no doubt caused by his size.

Eating Disorders: The Internalization of the Thin Body Ideal

Research over the last two decades has indicated that the incidence of eating disorders appears to be increasing. Health care professionals have reported what some consider to be epidemic rates of these disorders in recent years, particularly among adolescents. One extreme (but possibly inflated) estimate is that 20% of the total female population between the ages of 12 and 30 suffer from a major eating disorder; this may represent a 10% increase from three decades ago.

Although most researchers concur that the number of new cases of eating disorders is increasing, there is less agreement about the factors that may be promoting this increase. Sociocultural factors are thought to play a central etiological role, and have received the most research attention in the last decade. Specifically, many theorists strongly believe that our culture's ultraslender ideal-body image (or thin-ideal) portrayed in the media has been a critical contributor. The thin-ideal woman is actually a caricature; she is well below the average weight of typical women in our culture, and is portrayed as optimally successful, desirable, and happy. Sociocultural theorists and researchers also argue that the thin-ideal depicted in the media has become significantly thinner over the last several decades and, therefore, the discrepancy between the thin-ideal (i.e., 5'10", 110lbs) and the average woman (i.e., 5'4", 142lbs) has increased. This, combined with the intense focus on dieting in our culture, has reportedly helped promote the current epidemic rates of eating disorders.

Ideal Body Weight and Body Mass Index Health Indicators

Nutritional Imbalance is becoming a huge problem nowadays as more and more people are getting obese, although some are on the other hand, malnourished. It is very important to keep track of one's weight in assessing one's nutritional status. There are many methods taken into account in assessing one's nutritional status and these are: IBW or Ideal Body Weight, BMI or Body Mass Index health indicator, Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry or DEXA and BIA or bioelectrical impedance analysis. However, among all the parameters mentioned, this article shall provide focus on the most commonly used ones such as the IBW and BMI.

According to Kozier, author of Fundamentals of Nursing book, Ideal Body Weight or IBW refers to the optimal weight recommended for optimal health. Standard charts are made as reference to this or a health care provider can calculate a person's Ideal Body Weight by using the Rule of 5 for women and the Rule of 6 for men. To get the ideal body weight of a female, for each 5 feet in her height, a weight of 100 lbs is given, then 5 is added per inch over 5 feet. Then 10% is added or subtracted depending on the body-frame size of the female. For example, Anna's height is 5'3" and she has a small body-frame size. For the 5 feet, the health care provider gives a value of 100 lbs, then plus 15 because of the 3 inches over the 5 feet. So that makes the weight 115. Since Anna's body-frame size is small, the health care provider must subtract 10% from 115. 11.5 is subtracted from 115, which makes it 103.5. Therefore, the Ideal Body Weight of Anna for her height should be 103.5 lbs. There is a different formula used for males, which is the rule of 6. For each 5 feet, it is equivalent to 106 lbs and for each inch over 5 feet, 6 lbs is added. The 10% addition or minus is also applied. On the other hand, a more widely used formula for assessing nutritional health is the Body Mass Index health indicator. And unlike IBW, BMI is much more simpler and the formula used is applicable for both males and females.

Ideal Body Measurements - How to Get the Perfect Body With Muscles Women Like

Do you know your ideal body measurements? Are you trying to build muscles women like? What is the perfect body anyway? Like many guys, I always equated the perfect body with bigger muscles. However, this big, bulky look isn't always attractive. If that were the case, then Hollywood stars would all be bodybuilders. That's far from the case when one of the hottest bodies in Hollywood belongs to a very lean, well defined Taylor Lautner. So what are your ideal body measurements and how can you workout to get the perfect body?

I am going to provide a few different methods for determining your ideal body measurements. I will use my own body as an example of how to use these methods to develop your own personal goals to build a perfect body. For reference below, I am 5'8", 137lbs, 30.5" waist, 41" chest, 47" shoulders.

A Bodybuilder's Ideal Measurements
In my quest to determine ideal body measurements, I first started by evaluating what the ideal bodybuilder would look like. Bodybuilding legend Steve Reeves' measurements are considered an ideal in the bodybuilding world. According to a calculator using this methodology, I would need to have a 50" chest and 30" waist. Essentially I would have to add enough muscle mass such that my chest would grow bigger than my current shoulder width. I would have to do this while maintaining a 30" waist and visible abs. Even if I could possibly do this, I think I would look like a cartoon character with these measurements.

What Are the Short Term Effects of Tobacco Smoking

Smoking is a horrible addiction that affects millions of people in every walk of life. It doesn't matter if you're wealthy or poor, both the long term and short term effects of smoking will be a problem for the rest of your life.

Most people already understand how divesting the long team effects of smoking can be. These are the diseases that may not show themselves for years after you start smoking. These include cancers, premature aging, emphysema and other forms of cardiovascular diseases. While these can be devastating down the road, it's important to not over look what happens to the body minutes after you inhale cigarette smoke.

As soon as you take your first puff, your body will experience increased blood pressure and heart rate. This may over work your heart and lead to an increased chance of having a heart attack. The increased blood flow will force your arteries to narrow, which will reduce the amount of oxygen the blood will be able to carry. In turn the carbon monoxide levels in the blood will rise, creating an imbalance with the body's demand for oxygen.

As you can see smoking creates a chain reaction in the body, which is why it's so important to quit. Its true Nicotine is one of the most addictive drugs; however that should be an even bigger incentive. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to finally stop smoking. Now is the time to take action. You and your family will be thankful you did.



Step Aerobics - A Fast and Fun Way to Lose Weight

We all know that obesity is epidemic in North America, with the United States leading the way. The USA is the country with the most overweight people, and obese people on the planet. Almost 65% of the entire population are considered overweight and large portion are considered obese.

There are many factors that contribute to a person's weight, the tools made important elements for weight maintenance and weight control is diet and exercise. Because we consume more calories than we need, our bodies will store the excess as fat. Over time our bodies will start to store more and more that which will then lead to overweight and obesity. Added to this problem is the fact that we do not get enough exercise, so we are consuming more calories than we're burning up, and we're sitting in front of the TV or the computer all day with very little activity. Inevitably this will lead to overweight and eventually obesity.