In addition to riding the elephant that farts, Brian and Clay get excellent Thai food and drink. Prior to this, we saw this season’s first product placement plug as Jeff handed his Visa to Brian. Personally, I like product placement plugs. I’d much rather see the Survivors rewarded with a Snickers and a Mountain Dew than have to watch 2-3 minutes of commercials. In other words, give them Doritos to take back to their camp and give us more show time.
Industry sales figures and user-preference surveys indicate that three of the most popular indoor machine-based exercise options are exercise cycles, treadmills and stair climbers. Each type of machine tends to appeal to individuals looking for a particular exercise “experience.”
Exercise cycles. Statistics show that the stationary exercise cycle remains one of the most popular pieces of exercise equipment in the United States. In general, exercise cycles can be categorized into two basic groups: standard stationary bikes and ergometers. The primary difference between the two is that ergometers have a feature that stationary bikes do not — a mechanism for calculating (and showing an exerciser) how much work is being done while the individual is exercising. This feedback enables individuals to better evaluate the effectiveness of their training efforts, and serves as a yardstick for monitoring progress and setting goals.
Ancient Ayurvedists postulated that each bhuta in ingested foods and drugs augmented matching bhutas in bodily structures. They maintained that each part of one’s body is best nourished by substances whose qualities are similar to those of the part – for example, flesh by flesh, blood by blood, bones by cartilage, semen by semen, and fetuses by eggs.
In a paper published in the Dec. 18, 1999, issue of The British Medical Journal, Leonard Leiboici correctly observed:
The deep model of alternative medicine is anthropocentric magic.
It is curious that in most modern English-language trade books and articles on Ayurveda, the original Sanskrit name for this class of practices — “Ayurveda” — is the predominant collective denotation; whereas the ancient medical ways of China and Greece are collectively referred to with nonforeign words in such writings.
The distinguished 19th-century British biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, who staunchly advocated Darwinism and coined the word “agnostic” to describe his view on religion, wrote: “It is easy to sneer at our ancestors .
Varied programming keeps members involved. Following are some programming ideas:
New member workshops. This is an important program for all new members. It should be led by an instructor who will make the workshop fun and lively, as well as informative. It runs best when participants are matched according to skill level, desire to advance and competitiveness. All new players should be given the most personalized introduction as possible.
A new study in the Nov. 13 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine challenges the theory that taking androstenedione pills can delay muscle loss due to aging.
When men reach their 30s, they usually begin to lose the muscle strength and mass they enjoyed during their 20s — just one of the signs of growing older.
Clubs with racquet facilities have heard the drill: Convert your racquetball courts into a group cycling center and start collecting the profits! Or, fill your court with climbing walls and you’ll have new members lining up to pay their dues. But thanks to a big push from the United States Racquetball Association (USRA) and other groups, increased profits may be possible without court conversions or costly equipment purchases.