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Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 1

Got a terrible 2-year-old? Then, chances are, you have a healthy child.
As trying as they can be, the “terrible 2s” are an important part of your child’s development. They usually begin at about 18 months, when your delightful, easygoing baby suddenly becomes stubborn, willful and just plain difficult. Continue reading Surviving the Terrible 2s. Part 1

Novice to Professional Levels of Scuba Diving

For those of you that are curious as to the structure of courses from novice to professional, the PADI structure is as follows: Continue reading Novice to Professional Levels of Scuba Diving

Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 4

Once acute pain has subsided, exercise to stretch and strengthen postural muscles is almost universally recommended. One bout of back pain is an indication that something needs attention. That something is usually a combination of correct body mechanics and physical fitness. Continue reading Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 4

Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 3

Of course, many questions remain. Will the control subjects with disc abnormalities later go on to develop pain? And how often do medical tests give a false positive result for people with chronic back pain? Until we have better diagnostic procedures, physicians must do their best to piece together their best guess with the evidence at hand. It has been estimated that about 85 percent of the time no exact diagnosis can be made. Continue reading Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 3

Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 2

Begin at the beginning
Of course you would begin by referring clients back to their physicians for medical advice. While in most cases back pain indicates an isolated musculoskeletal disorder, occasionally, and very rarely, back pain is a symptom of a serious underlying disorder, such as kidney disease or cancer. Tests may be given to rule these out and to help diagnose the source of pain. Continue reading Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 2

Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 1

“I don’t know what to do about my back,” a client tells you. “I’ve heard bed rest is the worst thing. The other day I read that ignoring the pain and simply resuming your daily activities is more effective than exercise! I can’t believe that. I know you’ve had lots of clients with back problems. What’s worked for them?” Continue reading Helping clients who suffer back pain. Part 1

It’s Easier when you Think

The restaurant down the street. The clothing store at the mall. The movie complex. The supermarket. Your club. They all have one thing in common: They rely, day in and day out, on perfect strangers to come in off the street and become the most important people to their business — paying customers. And very often, your club is competing for the same disposable dollars that could be spent on a dinner for two, the latest feature or a snappy new outfit. So how does your club get its fair share of paying customers in the market place? The answer is easy. Advertise effectively. The process, however, is not so easy, especially if you develop your own advertising in-house. But it can be done, and done effectively, so long as you think. Continue reading It’s Easier when you Think

Managing Amidst a Changing Present, Part 2

3) Increasing number of workers. The United States labor force has been increasing faster than the general population due to the influx of Baby Boomers into mid-management, as well as immigrant workers. With the advent of higher skilled and technical jobs, the pursuit of higher education is more prevalent. In the quest to earn more money, workers are returning to school for advanced degrees and specialty training. The better educated the population becomes, the more likely they are to spurn lower-skilled jobs and the more important the foreign worker becomes in filling these positions. Continue reading Managing Amidst a Changing Present, Part 2

Managing Amidst a Changing Present, Part 1

Consider how the face and heart of fitness have changed in the past 25 years. Since we’ve come to rely on escalators and elevators, stair climbing has become one of the most popular cardiovascular activities. Although we’ll drive around the mall searching for a nearby parking space, we’re also “power-walking” inside the mall during the early morning. Former rehabilitation methods such as stepping, sliding and aqua aerobics classes have become the rage in group exercise. Continue reading Managing Amidst a Changing Present, Part 1

Living With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Much more research is needed to know what the effects of natural, untreated body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, may be and what the long-term effects of treatment can bring. Current information suggests that untreated BDD tends to run a chronic course, may get worse with age and can last for decades. Continue reading Living With Body Dysmorphic Disorder