Posts Tagged ‘life’

Foot Pain Rehab Video – Plantar Fascitis

October 28, 2008

Exercises and stretches are designed to relax the tissues that surround the heel bone. Some simple exercises, performed in the morning and evening, often help you feel better.

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How do you BOSU?

April 9, 2008

The best thing about the BOSU Balance Trainer, besides its versatility, is that it adds fun to your usual workouts. Use it in place of your step for aerobic workouts (very tough) and while doing some traditional yoga poses, like warrior and triangle. It makes the workouts challenging and interesting.

Using the Bosu Balance Trainer can help improve:

Balance Because the BOSU Balance Trainer is never stable, you’re constantly engaging the small stabilizer muscles in the upper and lower body to keep you in place.

Kinesthetic awareness This is just a fancy word for your awareness of how the body is positioned at any given moment. This awareness is something that often declines as we age, so the Balance Trainer can help you stay connected with how your body moves.

Proprioception This is another fancy word describing how your body responds to external forces to keep your joints in the right position. When you stand on a Balance Trainer, all of your muscles are forced to contract to keep your joints in proper position. This helps make normal activities easier.

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Tribute Quiz to Randy Pausch

October 31, 2007

This is a very inspirational Quiz. I love that I can add my own questions.

Here is the link: http://www.mystudiyo.com/activity.php?act=558

Dr. Randy Pausch’s Lecture : Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

October 29, 2007

Randy Pausch

I was sent a link to the video of this lecture. I really enjoyed and I thought I’d share it here.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=362421849901825950&hl=en

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch, who is dying from pancreatic cancer, gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007. In his moving talk, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams,” Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal goals.

And here’s a link to Dr. Pausch’s own Web site.
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~pausch/

And some coverage in the Wall Street Journal.
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB119024238402033039.html

Check out the tribute quiz on the lecture at www.mystudiyo.com : you can add your own questions at the end of the quiz.
http://www.mystudiyo.com/activity.php?act=558

Some lessons which especially moved me:

1. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
2. Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
3. Never lose the child-like wonder.
4. If we do something which is pioneering, we will get arrows in the back. But at the end of the day, a whole    lot of people will have a whole lot of fun.
5. Be good at something; it makes you valuable.
6. If you live your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, and the dreams will come to you.