Health and Fitness Training – The Poor Man’s Plastic Surgery

The thought of growing old and decrepit is appealing to no one. If this concerns you health and fitness training should be of the utmost importance to you. Exercise, in particular strength and cardiovascular training, is the only true fountain of youth. Many people joke that fitness is the poor man’s plastic surgery. As with many jokes, there is some truth in that statement.Muscles shrink (the technical term is atrophy) as we age. Muscles will become small, thin, and wiry as we age and the only method of reversing this process is strength training. Strength training gives your muscles that full, toned, and youthful look. A fitness routine aimed at developing strength can come in many forms; body weight exercises, traditional weight lifting, kettlebells, plyometrics, speed (sprint) training, or any combination thereof. The key thing is to work all the major muscle groups in your body; shoulders, chest, back, abdominals, and legs.For example, a very simple and very short strength fitness routine could be hill sprints and burpees, just two exercises. Find a hill near your house that is between 50 to 100 metres in length. Run up the hill as fast as you can. The hill itself forces you to use perfect sprinting form, which means you to use a full range of motion. You must pull your knees high, lean into the hill, and pump your arms high and fast if you want to run up a hill at top speed. Once you reach the top walk back down at a brisk pace but not so fast as to be careless and injure yourself. At the bottom of the hill do a set of 10 burpees. Now repeat, sprint up the hill as fast as you can, walk down at a brisk pace, then to 10 more burpees. Do this 5 times. It won’t take you 15 minutes to do but if you do this 4 times a week I can guarantee you will be strong.Being strong translates into looking good. Do you want the kind of butt and thighs that look incredible in a pair of jeans or in a bathing suit on the beach? If so you will only get that kind of look from strength training. If you want strong shoulders that taper into a thin, hard, waist you had better do some kind of muscle-building as part of your fitness exercise program. All the plastic surgery in the world can’t build a great butt and thighs or strong shoulders or a hard waist and that’s a fact!If you haven’t exercised in a while begin by walking up the hill and walking down. When you do the burpees do them in a slow and easy manner. Do this routine for 4 weeks. After that time start by jogging up the hill, walking back down, and start to speed up your burpees ever so slighting. Do this for 4 more weeks. After this time you should be ready to do this fitness routine at full speed.To stay looking and feeling young you also need to devote time to cardiovascular training. You can do moderate paced cardio training such as jogging, swimming, or bike riding. Or you can do short but intense cardio training such as sprints, intervals, or complexes. In fact, the simple routine mentioned above (Hill Sprints and Burpees) is also a great cardiovascular routine. The sprinting and the constant motion will get your heart rate really high and it will stay high for 45 minutes to an hour after you have finished you 15 minute fitness routine helping you burn fat even after you finish exercising. Cardio will help you burn fat to reveal that strong, sexy body you will build with strength training.Health and fitness training can be fun and with the proper fitness exercise program in combination with a healthy diet you can still look young at an older age.

History of Gambling and Transformation Into Gaming

Gambling is something that many of us today cannot run away from. It has been in existence for thousands of years and is not about to go anywhere. Some even say that it is intrinsically linked to humanity itself meaning that gambling is well within our very own human nature.
Gambling is the wagering or money or anything else of value with the primary goal of winning a material object or money. The wager is often placed with the consciousness of the risk the gambler is taking. For gambling to take place, three elements must be present, which is the consideration or amount wagered; the risk and the prize. Today gambling has evolved into what is now looked at as modern day gaming and is even regulated in most countries and licensed by gaming authorities. It has truly become a, international commercial activity and is said to contribute millions to economies.
History
Gambling can be traced back to as early as before history was written or as early as 3000BC with the six sided dice. Its history can be traced to ancient China where betting on animals fighting was a common practice. It was not until the 10th century that lottos and domino games appeared in China and gambling started to take its shape. The popular games that we know today like poker appeared in the United States in the 17th Century and they say; the rest is really history.
When gambling became mechanized it became easier for the winnings to be regulated more accurately and for the odds to be in everyone’s favour. No more did people have to rely on the goodness of the betting houses since the machine basically determined the outcome.
Online Gambling/Gaming
The breakthrough for online gambling came in 1994 when Antigua and Barbuda passed the Free Trade and Processing Act into Law allowing the licensing of organizations applying to open casinos online. Between then and 1996 a number of laws were passed all of which were directed to online gambling and in 2003, the first live dealer casino was introduced.
Gaming today
The more technology has advanced, the more the gambling industry has also evolved with developments being made geared towards making the lie of the gamer much easier. Given how lucrative the gaming industry is and the fact that people actually like to play, many governments have had no choice but to allow gaming and only control the industry through licensing. There are numerous online casinos in the world today, the best of which are licensed in the various areas within which they practice.
The gaming industry has fast evolved a number of games are now available online and many jackpots can be won from various sites. The only word to players today is to make sure that they are sure to play with an online casino that is licensed and which has a good reputation or which is properly established.
If you have doubts about the reputation of some online casino, visit a website which offers independent casino reviews on the gaming industry today.

Are You Tracking Your Advertising?

Too often advertising is perceived as simply getting your company’s name & logo in front of the customers’ eyes. Once you’ve put your message out there, how do you know if it brings in the customers? Tracking is one of the essential components of advertising yet, but because of its perceived difficulty, it is often neglected. Surveys have revealed that only 19% of respondents felt confident in their ability to measure their advertising. And 73% didn’t fully understand the effects an advertising campaign could have on sales. Advertising tracking can be a huge undertaking, but with just a few small steps on your part, you can uncover advertising that’s costing your company lots of money.Assuming you’ve probably used Google Advertising at some point, you’ve probably looked at your stats of click thrus & impressions. It’s great that Google can employ very advanced technology to create, measure, and elevate your better performing ads, but don’t forget to track those ads on your end as well. Let’s assume you’re running two ads on the Google network & Google indicates they’re getting equal clicks. What if one ad yields a 4% closure rate & the other ad yields 31% closure rate? It wouldn’t make sense to keep paying for both ads. With the 4% ad, you’re paying Google for unqualified leads. The wrong audience is clicking there. Google doesn’t realize it’s underperforming since the clicks are about the same for both ads.If you’re still not convinced ad tracking is right for you, consider how much you pay for an ad in the yellow pages. A company I used to work for was paying over $122,000/year for a full page ad, but never tracked its results. Needless to say, they didn’t take my advice until I attended an industry convention. At the convention I learned that everyone that tracked their yellow pages ad discovered it generated less than 5% of their customers. It didn’t make sense for them to be paying for full page ads, so they all shrank down to a business card ad.Ad tracking, like anything else, starts with a few small steps. Here’s a few you can take this week to get a better handle on your advertising.Use separate phone numbers. If your ad lists a phone number as the ‘call to action’, list a different phone number on each ad variation. Then you simply log which phone line rings the most. Phone lines don’t cost very much, but are great tools for tracking your advertising. If you still need to justify the cost of a second line: The money you save from discarding an underperforming ad will more than pay for a second line. If you’re paying for any size yellow pages ad, then it’s imperative that you include a separate phone number only in the ad. The white pages listing could be your regular phone number. This is one of the easiest methods & works across all advertising media.Use separate email addresses. Just like a second phone line, only free & easier to log. Mostly for print or online advertising.Use separate web pages. This takes a little creativity on your part, but is a great tool for measuring your ad performance when you don’t have a lot of direct customer contact. If an advertising company were to run an ad campaign with 2 different variations, each ad could direct visitors to a separate page. You could also have 2 different versions of your website (.com or .net)Utilize tracking software. Although it can only track your online sales, it’s extremely important if you do most of your business online. If you don’t want to tackle the technical challenge yourself, right now’s a great time to find a freelance programmer. You’d be surprised how many simple solutions are available to track what your visitors are doing at your site.Offer a coupon code. Coupon codes are great for several reasons other than ad tracking, but are also one of the easiest ways to determine ad performance. It can be used across all medias. In a radio ad, when you call the listener to action, tell them to mention a specific code. Web or print ads can do the same, such as, “Use coupon code: banner5.” With online ordering, you can simply add another field on your checkout form and label it “coupon code.” Every order that comes through after that can be linked back to a specific ad.