Backpacking – Is it for You? Part 1

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These can be a couple of hours or an entire day’s duration. Usually they are made within a park’s boundaries and on well-marked and maintained trails. Nature trails would fall into this category since they are circuit hikes, i.e., they start and end at about the same place. They are normally easy hikes drawing families and older people. Hikes that observe some natural occurrences such as waterfalls are another type of day hike.

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Qigong, Part 3

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Personally, I have found that certificates, licenses, etc., have nothing to do with the knowledge of the instructor or the quality of his/her teaching. There are many students who have been with their teacher for years and have had the knowledge of years of experience handed down to them.

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Qigong, Part 2

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One day, soon after, I was in a qigong class. Before long, my toes started tingling and when I looked down, the infected toe had turned purple and more swollen. We realized we had no ice (none of us use it, so we don’t keep it around), which seemed to be the natural solution for swelling. Eventually, the swelling diminished by itself and it went back to its “original” red color. We found out that every time we did qigong — especially in a group setting, my toe would do the same thing. Eventually, the red color began to recede. Ultimately, the toe healed itself and all I was doing for it (and myself) was qigong and my usual good food program.

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Qigong, Part 1

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I began learning qigong (chi-kung or chi-gong) about 10 or 11 years ago.

My first tai chi chuan (by the way, t’ai chi ch’uan is a form of qigong) teacher was Marjorie Jackson who now lives in Pasadena. At the time, Marjorie was teaching the Yang Short Form at a senior citizens’ center. Having been a martial artist for quite some time, learning the form was easy for me.

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Fitness for Teens

Fitness

As the obesity rate for teenagers surges, parents and health educators are looking for ways to motivate teens to exercise. Many teens opt for computer or television time, rather than engage in physical activity, leading to sedentary lifestyles and increased risk of obesity. But you can help parents to motivate their kids to become active by recommending the following.

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Winter Triathlon Fitness

Fitness

Take a tip from experienced triathletes though: if you slow down or stop working out now, you’ll be sluggish and weak in no time. Keep up your hard-won physical condition by making some changes in your routine, and you’ll soon love working out during this time of year.

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How to Avoid Common Career Derailers, Part 2

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Your projected image. What image do you project to others? As a manager, you want to project the image of a knowledgeable, decisive leader who is aware of what’s going on, sensitive to the needs of others and able to adjust to any situation. For example, if you are naturally gregarious or even brash, shy people making their first trip to the health club might find you more intimidating than the equipment. The ability to adjust your style to others is the key to being perceived as a person with “charisma.”

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How to Avoid Common Career Derailers, Part 1

Business

It’s not so funny to see others — some of whom don’t have one-tenth ofyour qualifications, experience or intelligence –leap-frog over you in a promotion. While it’s true that office politics, nepotism and other distortions of the “proper” order of things can boost the careers of some, it’s a mistake to assume that these forces must seal your fate.

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Meet Randye E. Cohen, Parenting Columnist

Children's Health

Sometimes we come to crossroads in life. Sometimes we don’t know which way to turn. And sometimes we need a little help dealing with what brings us to the crossroads and choosing the path that works best for us. Providing that help is what therapist Randye E. Cohen has made her life’s work.

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There Is Life After His Affair, Part 2

Wellness

As you approach a level of acceptance about what has happened to your relationship, you will begin to conceive of a future for yourself, with or without him. This is when you are ready to begin Step II of taking back control of your life.

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