Best Machines For Cardio Exercises At Home

By Wilma Lojewski

It is no secret. Three things are helpful in order to stay fit and healthy: Good food, muscle building training and cardio exercises. The cardio part seems to be the easiest. Everybody can go outside and walk or jog or ride a bike. Be honest, how often do we want it and how seldom do we do it. Many times the weather gives us the best apology. Much better and safer than training outside is a workout on home cardio exercise machines.

Cardio exercise machines provide the chance for regular work out in the privacy of the own home. There is no long way to the gym or to an appropriate place to walk. Even if one is able to start jogging from the own front door, on a machine the workout can be done during bad weather and when it is dark outside. But the most convincing reason for cardio exercises at home is this: Many modern cardio exercise machines have no or low impact on joints and bones and give a very effective workout. Such low impact machines often are successfully used from people with back, hip or knee problems and for exercises during rehabilitation.

Treadmills, steppers and bikes are the classic cardio exercise machines. But steppers and treadmills have somewhat of an impact. From these three, bikes are the best. And it is known, on a bike not only heart and lung get trained, most of the body is involved as well. There are three kinds of home exercise bike types to choose from: Upright, recumbent or dual action exercise bikes. The dual action exercise bikes have moving poles for a cross training instead of handle bars. This dual action works the whole body intensely.

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Dual action also is provided by home ellipticals. With the hands on the hand rails and the feet on the foot pedals, the user strides forward or reverse in controlled natural motion. Besides the cardio effect, home ellipticals work the upper and lower body very well. There is no or just minimal impact on bones and joints.

Treadmill fans who look for a low impact treadmill often get directed to treadclimbers. This special machines have two parallel running moving belts and can be used like treadmills with low impact, as climbers or steppers with low impact and similar as ellipticals without hand rails. The workout often is praised to be very helpful for effective weight loss.

Not everybody likes them, but the fans know: Home rowing machines are great for cardio workout at home. This cardio exercise machines have no impact on knees and other joints. Users can do an effective full body workout in a comfortable sitting position. According to experts, rowing is the best for muscle building synchronously with the cardio exercises.

Low impact cardio exercise machines are the best. They avoid problems on back, hips and knees and provide effective exercise solutions which immensely strengthen not only heart and lung but also the body. Last but not least they are great for weight loss and weight control. Top machines are available in a wide range of affordable prices and different sizes. Everybody who seriously performs regular cardio exercises at home on appropriate cardio exercise machines will earn the benefits of such a safe training. People who did so for years and getting older in great health and fitness conditions know that.

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Polish exercise book advertisement copies Wikipedia content, violates copyright

Friday, October 24, 2008 

On August 21, the Polish weekly Przekrój published an advertisement for Dan-Mark exercise books, bearing the logo of 4fun.tv, a Polish music/interactive TV station. Part of the advertisement contained a definition of the word “exercise book”. The wording looked familiar, and Wikinews consulted Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia.

Upon seeing the Wikipedia definition, it appeared that the entry quoted in the promotional material was identical to the initial two paragraphs of the relevant Wikipedia entry.

Freelance reporters for the Polish Wikinews decided to find out the reason for such a similarity and whether either of the texts (the advertisement’s or Wikipedia’s) might be a case of copyright violation.

The reporters contacted a Jaros?aw Janas, Creative Director of 4fun.tv., where the ad appeared. His reply included the following claim:

Copyright on text does not last for fifty years as claimed by Janas, but for 70 years after the death of the author.

To investigate the authenticity of the above claims, Wikinews asked the main author of the two paragraphs in question, Wikipedian Julo, about the sources used to write the entry. He confirmed that he had written the text in question, and not copied it from an encyclopedic publication as claimed by Jana.

It is therefore impossible that both Julo and the people responsible for the exercise book advertisement have used the same uncopyrighted encyclopedia, thus coincidentally creating identical texts. The reporters also noted that the first draft of the introduction to the article was written by WaldemarWolskiHuta (February 2006). Afterward the text had undergone some modifications by Julo (September 2006), as well as Picus viridis and Beno (March 2008). However, the text presented in the press promotional material, which – according to 4fun.tv – came from an old-print encyclopedia is identical to the Wikipedia entry after the changes mentioned above had been made. Julo added that he was still alive, together with the other authors of the article in question who constituted the group of the copyright co-holders. This naturally led to a conclusion that neither 50 nor 70 years could have passed since their death. He left 4fun.tv’s actions with a comment that although the contents he and the other Wikimedians had made public and free, they are far from making them available in any “free style”, but under a specified license.

In follow up messages to Jaros?aw Janas, Wikinews reporters confronted the creative director over his seemingly inaccurate claims.

Wikinews was told in a reply that 4fun.tv would ignore the claims unless they see permission from the author of the original content to investigate this story. They were also informed that further e-mails without any specifics sent by the reporter would be qualified as spam. 4fun.tv’s creative director further added that he found the reporter’s picture on the Internet and asked how the person would feel if this picture was to appear on billboards or press releases that advertised the TV station.

Wikipedia does allow copying of its content under certain conditions. The encyclopedia’s content is released under the GNU Free Documentation License, which means that it can be copied, modified, and used commercially and non-commercially – under the conditions that the license’s text is included with the copied content and the five main authors are mentioned. If a part of the article is used, like in the example quoted in this news story, a “right to quote”, recognized by Polish law, may be used. In such a case it suffices to mention the source of the text (Polish Wikipedia) and the author of the excerpt. 4fun.tv met none of these conditions, meaning that copyright has been violated.

Over a year ago Polish Wikinews reported on a similar problem, regarding the use of free-licensed photographs. Since that time such “borrowings” have become less frequent, however photos are still being used in discordance with the license. Journalists have gotten used to citing sources, e.g. Wikipedia, although licensing conditions require attributing the actual author, not the source. So instead of attributing John Doe for his contribution, agencies like Polska Agencja Prasowa (Polish Press Agency) are attributing the source, Wikipedia.

In early September 2008 a similar situation occurred in relation to the Polish edition of Wiktionary. Gazeta Wyborcza, a Polish daily, published an IKEA advertisement, on the opening page of which an almost word-for-word Wiktionary entry was placed; additionally the advertisement used the characteristic MediaWiki layout. The reference to the external source used was missing.

In April 2008, an example of an Australian professor was cited; the scientist, in a reply to a news story, quoted a Wikipedia definition almost word-for-word. The same professor condemned the use of Wikipedia in his previous press appearances.

In 2005 Wikipedia material was discovered in the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel, which acknowledged its fault and published appropriate apologies in place of the article in the online edition.

Frontline magazine in 2007 was found using an image from Wikipedia without proper credit. When pointed out the magazine acknowledged the failing and a correction was promptly given in the subsequent issue.

Polish exercise book advertisement copies Wikipedia content, violates copyright

Friday, October 24, 2008 

On August 21, the Polish weekly Przekrój published an advertisement for Dan-Mark exercise books, bearing the logo of 4fun.tv, a Polish music/interactive TV station. Part of the advertisement contained a definition of the word “exercise book”. The wording looked familiar, and Wikinews consulted Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia.

Upon seeing the Wikipedia definition, it appeared that the entry quoted in the promotional material was identical to the initial two paragraphs of the relevant Wikipedia entry.

Freelance reporters for the Polish Wikinews decided to find out the reason for such a similarity and whether either of the texts (the advertisement’s or Wikipedia’s) might be a case of copyright violation.

The reporters contacted a Jaros?aw Janas, Creative Director of 4fun.tv., where the ad appeared. His reply included the following claim:

Copyright on text does not last for fifty years as claimed by Janas, but for 70 years after the death of the author.

To investigate the authenticity of the above claims, Wikinews asked the main author of the two paragraphs in question, Wikipedian Julo, about the sources used to write the entry. He confirmed that he had written the text in question, and not copied it from an encyclopedic publication as claimed by Jana.

It is therefore impossible that both Julo and the people responsible for the exercise book advertisement have used the same uncopyrighted encyclopedia, thus coincidentally creating identical texts. The reporters also noted that the first draft of the introduction to the article was written by WaldemarWolskiHuta (February 2006). Afterward the text had undergone some modifications by Julo (September 2006), as well as Picus viridis and Beno (March 2008). However, the text presented in the press promotional material, which – according to 4fun.tv – came from an old-print encyclopedia is identical to the Wikipedia entry after the changes mentioned above had been made. Julo added that he was still alive, together with the other authors of the article in question who constituted the group of the copyright co-holders. This naturally led to a conclusion that neither 50 nor 70 years could have passed since their death. He left 4fun.tv’s actions with a comment that although the contents he and the other Wikimedians had made public and free, they are far from making them available in any “free style”, but under a specified license.

In follow up messages to Jaros?aw Janas, Wikinews reporters confronted the creative director over his seemingly inaccurate claims.

Wikinews was told in a reply that 4fun.tv would ignore the claims unless they see permission from the author of the original content to investigate this story. They were also informed that further e-mails without any specifics sent by the reporter would be qualified as spam. 4fun.tv’s creative director further added that he found the reporter’s picture on the Internet and asked how the person would feel if this picture was to appear on billboards or press releases that advertised the TV station.

Wikipedia does allow copying of its content under certain conditions. The encyclopedia’s content is released under the GNU Free Documentation License, which means that it can be copied, modified, and used commercially and non-commercially – under the conditions that the license’s text is included with the copied content and the five main authors are mentioned. If a part of the article is used, like in the example quoted in this news story, a “right to quote”, recognized by Polish law, may be used. In such a case it suffices to mention the source of the text (Polish Wikipedia) and the author of the excerpt. 4fun.tv met none of these conditions, meaning that copyright has been violated.

Over a year ago Polish Wikinews reported on a similar problem, regarding the use of free-licensed photographs. Since that time such “borrowings” have become less frequent, however photos are still being used in discordance with the license. Journalists have gotten used to citing sources, e.g. Wikipedia, although licensing conditions require attributing the actual author, not the source. So instead of attributing John Doe for his contribution, agencies like Polska Agencja Prasowa (Polish Press Agency) are attributing the source, Wikipedia.

In early September 2008 a similar situation occurred in relation to the Polish edition of Wiktionary. Gazeta Wyborcza, a Polish daily, published an IKEA advertisement, on the opening page of which an almost word-for-word Wiktionary entry was placed; additionally the advertisement used the characteristic MediaWiki layout. The reference to the external source used was missing.

In April 2008, an example of an Australian professor was cited; the scientist, in a reply to a news story, quoted a Wikipedia definition almost word-for-word. The same professor condemned the use of Wikipedia in his previous press appearances.

In 2005 Wikipedia material was discovered in the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel, which acknowledged its fault and published appropriate apologies in place of the article in the online edition.

Frontline magazine in 2007 was found using an image from Wikipedia without proper credit. When pointed out the magazine acknowledged the failing and a correction was promptly given in the subsequent issue.

Athletes prepare for 2012 Summer Paralympics at the Paralympic Fitness Centre

Monday, August 27, 2012 

London, England — As Paralympians ready for the Games which are set to open later this week, they have access to a world class fitness center inside the Paralympic Village which is designed to maximise their pre-Game preparations.

According to volunteers staffing the center, instead of being a single large room, as in Beijing, the building has numerous rooms. It, along with the adjacent Village Services Centre, is designed to be converted into a school after the games conclude. Rooms have been structured as a gym, an auditorium, and science laboratories.

Gym equipment is supplied by Technogym, an Italian firm that has supplied gym equipment for the Olympics since 2000. Equipment has been provided not just for for the Fitness Centre, but for gyms at all the Olympic venues. The newest equipment is oriented toward maximum flexibility, allowing athletes to exercise the particular muscles that they most require for their sport.

In addition to the equipment, the Fitness Centre also provides instructors trained in the use of the equipment, the likes of which athletes from many countries have never seen before. There are also a number of instructors available to provide motivational training.

Effective Options Trading Strategies Rule In The World Of Options Trading

Submitted by: Stanley Collins

Options trading strategies are readily made available over the web. However, not all web pages and sites offer reliable and effective ones to cater their needs and meet their demands. With that, experts warn newbies to be careful in choosing their online or virtual partners in their search of good and reliable strategies for online trading.

There have been many useful online resources that provide valuable inputs for such a long period of time; thus, those learning materials are supported and handed over by options trading experts and enthusiasts. Joining online communities, virtual groups, and social networking sites could surely be a great idea as these could really be the best forum and venue to help you out. Such search for some techniques over the web may be both challenging and crucial on your part. So, you need to equip yourself to learn how to find the most reliable and updated web resources that you could get in just matter of a few clicks.

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Options trading investment involves skills, experiences and knowledge; investment, in any way, is a progressive yet competitive industry. Nothing beats the idea of having the risks and losses in every investment endeavor. One should be aware about the risks and gains investment may bring. And when you get to keep yourself abreast with the latest trend in options trading and other investment vehicles, you could maximize available options trading strategies to make your funds and finances work for you at your best.

Healthy and friendly competitions are advised though it is also acceptable that some tricks or trade secrets are existing in many investment groups and communities. There is always a room for some investment specialists and enthusiasts to keep some options trading strategies a secret such a normal or a natural practice in this craft. However, there could only be the most effective strategies for options if and only if you would find the most appropriate techniques for that certain period of time. You have to see to it that such specific methods and ways you wish to prefer and choose have enough credibility and reliability to make everything works for you.

Truly, before getting to any ventures, you have to be guarded and protected by those bright ideas, useful techniques, and effective options trading strategies. Otherwise, all your time, efforts, and resources could be put into waste. And so, to make each investment venture at its best, you have take all possibilities and grab all chances to learn more and be more in the loop as to what are the latest trends and tools that you could utilize in your investment portfolio.

So, why keep yourself busy with work without getting to investments. Better hit two birds with one stone as you begin investing for a brighter and a more stable future for you, your family, and loved ones. Surely, a stress-free retirement days are at their best and so yet to come. Join now a pool of investment enthusiasts and professionals and learn from them the best and most comprehensive options trading strategies available today!

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Belgian bus company knows solution for car parking problems

Monday, May 21, 2007 

Do you have a hard time finding a parking space? Take the bus or tram if you go to the city. That’s the message Belgian bus company De Lijn (The Line) is sending to promote public transport as a solution for car parking problems. As a part of their media campaign, they have jokingly suggested that people use the top of the busses as parking space.

Another idea they are using in their media campaign: maybe you could park your car on the bottom of a canal? The bus company is using an invented diving company called Cardive, which has divers that offer to dump your car in the canal. The divers walk around in cities and hand out free bus tickets and maps of the bus network.

To reach car drivers who are not using public transport, the media campaign has several radio commercials that present other solutions to the car parking problem. You could use “asphalt-spray” to camouflage your car, making it invisible for policemen (although you then need to remember where you’ve parked). Or you could use the “flat tire kit”, which comes with a fake flat tire and an inflatable dummy, so it looks like you’re replacing your flat tire. The final idea the bus company has is to use a View-Master to fool parking guards into believing that your car has been stationed correctly.

A survey among 4000 customers of De Lijn shows that two out of three car owners who use public transport, do so to avoid parking space troubles, and in cities this percentage rises to 90%. The survey further shows that 39% use the bus to go shopping.

During the month of May, the auto-bus and the divers tour several cities in Flanders (Leuven, Hasselt, Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp).

Press Release: “Vermijd parkeerproblemen met De Lijn!” — De Lijn, May 19, 2007 (Dutch)

Belgian bus company knows solution for car parking problems

Monday, May 21, 2007 

Do you have a hard time finding a parking space? Take the bus or tram if you go to the city. That’s the message Belgian bus company De Lijn (The Line) is sending to promote public transport as a solution for car parking problems. As a part of their media campaign, they have jokingly suggested that people use the top of the busses as parking space.

Another idea they are using in their media campaign: maybe you could park your car on the bottom of a canal? The bus company is using an invented diving company called Cardive, which has divers that offer to dump your car in the canal. The divers walk around in cities and hand out free bus tickets and maps of the bus network.

To reach car drivers who are not using public transport, the media campaign has several radio commercials that present other solutions to the car parking problem. You could use “asphalt-spray” to camouflage your car, making it invisible for policemen (although you then need to remember where you’ve parked). Or you could use the “flat tire kit”, which comes with a fake flat tire and an inflatable dummy, so it looks like you’re replacing your flat tire. The final idea the bus company has is to use a View-Master to fool parking guards into believing that your car has been stationed correctly.

A survey among 4000 customers of De Lijn shows that two out of three car owners who use public transport, do so to avoid parking space troubles, and in cities this percentage rises to 90%. The survey further shows that 39% use the bus to go shopping.

During the month of May, the auto-bus and the divers tour several cities in Flanders (Leuven, Hasselt, Ghent, Bruges and Antwerp).

Press Release: “Vermijd parkeerproblemen met De Lijn!” — De Lijn, May 19, 2007 (Dutch)

11-year-old boy dies after being shot in Liverpool

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 

An 11-year-old boy has died after being shot in the car park of the Fir Tree pub in the Croxteth area of Liverpool, shortly after 1930 BST. An eyewitness, who had been drinking outside the pub at the time, said the boy was one of three playing football in the car park when a teenager, believed to be male, on a BMX bicycle fired three shots at the group from approximately 30 metres away, one hitting the victim in the neck. The other shots missed the boys, one hitting a car. The boy’s mother was called to the scene as people came out of the pub to help him. Other witnesses have suggested the incident may be gang-related.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: “We treated an 11-year-old with serious gunshot wounds.” He added the boy was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, but police later confirmed he had died. Officers have sealed off the scene, including a neighbouring street of shops. There have currently been no arrests in connection with the shooting.

In an appeal to the local community to help catch the killer, Merseyside Police Assistant Chief Constable Simon Byrne said: “Someone out there knows who put the gun in his hand and I want your help to get the community to turn that gunman in tonight. This is quite an awful crime, quite senseless, and the community holds the clue to solving this crime quickly. You can only imagine the heartache of the family that’s been ripped apart.”

Local councillor Rose Bailey, who lives nearby, also appealed for people with information to come forward, saying: “It sends shockwaves through the community of Croxteth and really it must be devastating. To think your young son is out playing football and then to get a call to say he’s been shot, I really don’t know as a parent how you would handle that.”

The area around the pub was made a “designated area” by police last year, meaning officers could disperse groups and move people away from the area.

The incident is another in a growing list of shootings of minors, many gang-related, in the UK’s major cities in 2007.

How To Ward Off The Common Cold

By Sara Ryan

We have all heard the warnings about washing our hands and sneezing into our sleeve. Those are always listed as ways to fight the common cold and stay healthy through the winter. Using disposable towels and cups in the bathroom is another good way to stop the spread of germs in the home. In general, living a healthy lifestyle will help protect you from getting a cold. That means no smoking, eating well and getting sufficient rest. However, a new report shows that the best way to avoid getting the sniffles is through exercising.

The Study is reported in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, November 1 edition. It found that not only do people who exercise regularly experience fewer colds, the colds that they do develop go away quicker and they experience milder symptoms than those who do not exercise. The researchers say there is definitely a link between active lifestyles and staying healthy but they are at a loss to explain why that is the case. Their research does not identify a reason why exercise makes a body healthier but it definitely proves that it does.

For the study, over 1000 people were watched for a twelve week period to determine how many times they complained of cold symptoms. At the same time, the people in the study were asked to track how much they exercised and how intense those workout sessions were. Of those who worked out five or more days each week, the number of colds was almost half of the total of those who exercised just one day a week or not at all. The duration of the colds was also shorter in the group of people who say they exercise five days a week or more. Their cold symptoms did not last as long as those who exercised infrequently and the study shows that the severity of their symptoms were not as bad either.

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Researchers suspect that exercise helps fight off colds because the physical activity provides a boost to the body’s own immune system. Since exercise improves blood flow and circulation, exercise may give you more power to ward off disease but researchers are not sure if that is why exercise can ward off the common cold. Whatever the reason, researchers can be sure that exercise is good for you and will keep you healthier in the long term. People who exercise have long bragged that working out makes them feel better now there is scientific proof that this is true. Putting the research aside, it is common sense that exercise is good for the body.

Doctors have long recommended that people live an active lifestyle and the ability to prevent contracting a cold is just one more reason to exercise. The other health benefits include reducing the risk for heart attacks and diabetes. Exercise is also an excellent weight control method and is a great complement to any diet plan. When you workout, the body can consume more calories without gaining any additional weight because you are burning the calories through your additional physical activity.

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Brazilian environmentalists tell residents to urinate in shower to save water

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 

Environmentalists in Brazil are urging the country’s residents to urinate in the shower while washing themselves, to help conserve water and save the rainforest. Television ads being aired in the country claim that by doing so, the nation could save over 1,000 gallons of water per household each year.

SOS Mata Atlantica ran the ad campaign in an attempt to use comedy to get people to reduce the amount of water they use. “[The ad is] a way to be playful about a serious subject,” said Adriana Kfouri, a spokesperson for Atlantica.

The animated ad narrated by children shows people, including a trapeze artist, an alien and dancers, all taking a shower while at the same time, urinating in it. The ending of the ad then states, “Pee in the shower! Save the Atlantic rainforest!”

Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, England, proposed a similar campaign in 2006. He said urine should be classified as a “green waste” and that “there is no earthly reason that you need to flush the loo if you have merely urinated. That’s a huge saving of water.”