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07/25/2016
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News about Your Diet issue #1

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08/30/2016
Diet Doc Offers New Jumpstart Diet Alternative to Carb Cycling for Individuals Performing Low to Moderate Exercise …Marketwired (press release)The Jumpstart Diet works to ensure long-term stability more…
08/25/2016
Diet Doc Explains Why Fasting Diets Should Be Monitored by Medical ProfessionalsDigital JournalDiet Doc reviews each patient's health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast wei more…
08/17/2016
Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Explains Why an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Alone May Not Be Enough to Combat Common DiseasesMarketwired (press release)NEW ORLEANS, LA–(Marketwired – August 17, 2016) – As scientific more…
08/12/2016
Dr. Phil's 20/20 Diet Examined by Diet Doc's Team of Medical ProfessionalsMarketwired (press release)LOUISVILLE, KY–(Marketwired – August 12, 2016) – The 20/20 Diet, created by television per more…

Your Questions About Fitness

Nancy asks…

What exactly is Obamacare and why does the Republican party oppose it?

The Expert answers:

What is it? It’s what every socialized medicine is:

12/12/11 Canadian Broadcasting Company, cbc.ca: Surgery wait times longest in 18 years.
-The median wait time is 19 weeks between the referral from a general practitioner and the start of elective treatment (examples: inguinal hernia surgery, cataract surgery, mastectomy for breast cancer, donation of a kidney by a living donor. Wikipedia)
finds the report, released by the Fraser Institute Monday.
-Wait times for a referral to a specialist rose to 9.5 weeks in 2011 from 8.9 weeks in 2010. And the wait time between a visit to a specialist and actual medical treatment increased to 9.5 weeks from 9.3 weeks, according to the report.
-Wait times for different types of medical procedures also vary in length. Patients wait the longest between a GP referral and plastic surgery, an average of 41.6 weeks, while those waiting for medical oncology [that’s cancer, folks] begin treatment in 4.2 weeks.
-“Canadians are being forced to wait almost 4 ½ months, on average, to receive surgical care, prolonging the pain and suffering patients and their families are forced to endure.” said Mark Rovere, a co-author of the report.

May 2012 survey at http://www.doctorsandpatients.org/images/files/DPMA_SurveyResults.pdf:
Doctors were asked: “How do current changes in the medical system affect your desire to practice medicine?” The results:
“Makes me think about quitting,” 83%; “Unsure/no,” 13%; “I’m re-energized,” 5%

8/24/12 Financial Times, London: The National Health Service (NHS) is suffering a “brain drain” of doctors as more medics trained at taxpayers’ expense choose to pursue their…
[they’re leaving the UK to go to where they make more money and work less]

4/6/12 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2126379/Sentenced-death-old-The-NHS-denies-life-saving-treatment-elderly-mans-chilling-story-reveals.html:
According to shocking new research by Macmillan Cancer Support, every year many thousands of older people are routinely denied life-saving NHS treatments because their doctors write them off as too old to treat.
The article notes that, “IN AMERICA, DOCTORS PIONEERING THE FIELD OF ‘GERIATRIC SURGERY’ PERFORM OPEN-HEART SURGERY ON PEOPLE IN THEIR 90’S.” [my emphasis]

4/28/12 http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/apr/28/doctors-treatment-denial-smokers-obese: A majority of doctors support measures to deny treatment to smokers and the obese…
Bedfordshire PCT, for example, decided to withhold hip and knee surgery from obese patients until they had slimmed down by 10% or had a body mass index of under 35.
Smokers and obese people are already being denied operations such as IVF (invitro fertilization), breast reconstructions and a new hip or knee in some parts of England. The medical magazine Pulse last month found that 25 of 91 primary care trusts (PCTs) had introduced treatment bans for those groups since April 2011.
Dr Ringrose said: “Perhaps its time for the NHS to have a realistic discussion with UK taxpayers about what treatments it can continue to cover.”

-7/15/12 The Daily Mail, UK: “Thousands could lose their sight as NHS [National Health Service] cuts cataract surgery by a quarter”
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-3/19/09 http://articles.cnn.com/2009-03-19/politics/health.care.poll_1_health-care-americans-coverage?_s=PM:POLITICS:
80% of Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. Survey released Thursday said they’re satisfied with the quality of health care they receive.

James asks…

How underweight am I if i’m 6 foot 130 pounds?

I’m a 6 foot 130 pound man, how much underweight is that considered? and I still have a tummy even though everywhere else I’m really skinny, does anyone have any advice?

The Expert answers:

Your body mass index (BMI) is 17.6 according to your height and weight placing you into the underweight category. The low value for “normal weight” according to the BMI for you is 136.5 pounds.

You want to be sure that you’re eating a well-balanced diet to get proper nutrition. You can be skinny, but still have extra fat most especially when you’re not particularly muscular. You may wish to do some light muscle building exercises just to tone up your body.

Chris asks…

How do I find out total percentage of body fat?

The Expert answers:

Usually you do it in a gym or a nutritionist’s office, where they have a caliper (a ruler with a pincer), with which they pinch your body parts, measure the amount of the pinch, calculate your skin sickness by pinching you on the inner part of the wrist, then they use a formula to get it.
You can calculate it at home, too.
Body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and
weight that applies to both adult men and women.
Enter your weight and height using Standard or Metric measures here:

http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmi-m.htm

this one is less accurate, but usable.

Robert asks…

I have Congenital Hypothyroidism, is this classed as a disability which can be registered in the UK?

I have had this condition since birth and need to take medication every day, it also very much affects mood, weight etc

The Expert answers:

First of all disabilities refer to your ability to function and are not applied simply due to a condition. I would be very doubtful if your underlying problem,which is eminently and completely treatable and controllable with synthetic thyroid hormone is responsible for either your mood issues or your weight problems. Unfortunately many patients who have hypothyroidism blame their failure to lose weight on the condition. In fact this is seldom the case,once the appropriate dose of levothyroxine is administered they are physiologically and metabolically normal.

It must be remembered that currently in the UK about 46% of men in England and 32% of women are overweight (a body mass index of 25-30 kg/m2), and an additional 17% of men and 21% of women are obese (a body mass index of more than 30 kg/m2 ). So as a male picked at random Mark you have nearly a 50% chance of being overweight anyway!

It has also been suggested by the WHO that depression is now the commonest disease of all in the West,so the odds are again that this too is unrelated to your controlled thyroid status.

Without meaning to sound like a grumpy old doctor Mark,my advice to you if you were my patient,would be to get on with your life and take the chip off your shoulder and stop using your manageable condition as an excuse. There are many people with severe disabilities who soldier on regardless and complain much less that you clearly do!

Richard asks…

How Do Anorexic’s Hide The Fact Their Anorexics?

I understand what Anorexic is and all, but how do they get away with it? Like, say that their family would make them eat dinner with them at 6pm each night. How do they trick people into believing they eat?

The Expert answers:

Flightless angel, Anorexics don’t get away with it, hiding it for long. They can wear bulky clothes and hide the weight loss on their bodies but if they eat nothing their faces will look emaciated after a while and everyone will see that they look ill or that they have lost weight and parents who care, they will see it but to make an anorexic eat, that is hard and one cannot force them and this is a psychological eating disorder that affects many many beautiful people girls and also young guys and young man, mainly from age 12 or 13 to age 25…but if someone is anorexic this can lead to death because the cells in the body need nutrition and without that they just can’t work and this can cause severe organ damage.
In the early 1980’s there was a pretty looking woman Karen Ann Carpenter who was famous singing since she was a teenager, but then she weighed 140 lbs and someone said she was a bit ”chubby” for 5ft 4 inches and her doctor actually put her on a ”water diet” which is very dangerous to do, to live on water…that was a very bad idea. She lost a lot of weight and everybody told her how great she looked at 119 lbs but by then Karen Carpenter was already anorexic and she could not go back to eating normal food….she wanted to be even slimmer and most anorexics have a distorted image of themselves ”like in your story” flightless angel” they feel they are still fat when in fact they are skeletons but a lot of them don’t see that and those who see it, can’t stop to change so the best way to help and to make sure a loved one who suffers from a servere eating disorder is to send them to rehab, where they meet other young people with the same problems or others suffer from bulimia and all of this is dangerous and overeating is a eating disorder as well when someone just can’t stop eating and comfort eats to a point where they take in 2 or 3 times the calories their body needs. Those people have emotional problems most of the time as well and turn to food to eat..it’s an addiction with them…they are a bit different, they are more like alcoholics but addicted to food but they need help as well…and rehab is the best way to help someone because there the anorexic or bulimic person will get help from a physician, a psychiatrist and a nutritionist who helps the people with eating disorder to find their way back to eating healthy…but listen to Ali …she is a recovering anorexic and she looks great now, but when the body looks better the mind is still in danger of slipping back to thinking ”anorexic thoughts, they go to the clinic with the aim to get to a BMI (Body mass index of 20 and still their mind takes a lot longer to adapt to their now healthy weight so there is a danger that they could slip back…they need help…because anorexia and bulimia can lead to death…More bulimics look a normal weight so that they might be able to fool friends or people who are not there to watch them that they have a serious eating disorder but someone with severe anorexia..one cannot hide in bulky clothes forever..the face really changes into a skeletal and emaciated gaunt look so people see this person is ill or something is wrong..x

Karen Carpenter died at age 32 she had a great voice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylh6mNdadG4

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News about Your Diet issue #1

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08/29/2016
Diet Doc's New Comprehensive Diet Plans Assist With Calorie Counting and Portion ControlMarketwired (press release)Lose it, is a two-week plan that revolves around 15 key habits which may either b more…
08/25/2016
Diet Doc Explains Why Fasting Diets Should Be Monitored by Medical ProfessionalsMarketwired (press release)Diet Doc reviews each patient's health history to create a personalized diet plan geared more…
08/22/2016
Dr. Rao of Diet Doc Expresses Concerns Regarding the Effectiveness of HCG Drops and Very Low-Calorie DietingMarketwired (press release)PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwired – August 22, 2016) – Published in 1954 more…
08/18/2016
Diet Doc Advises Against the Use of Very Low-Calorie Diets Without Ongoing Medical SupervisionMarketwired (press release)Diet Doc, a national medical weight loss program, focuses on developing meal pl more…
08/17/2016
Diet Doc Provides a Balanced Alternative to the Low-Calorie HMR DietMarketwired (press release)Nationally recognized medical weight loss program, Diet Doc, has instead created a modernized and afforda more…
08/09/2016
Diet Doc's Jumpstart Diet Provides Quick Weight Loss for Frustrated DietersMarketwired (press release)Diet Doc reviews each patient's health history to create a personalized diet plan geared f more…

Your Questions About Fitness

John asks…

What are the best xbox 360 games?

I don’t want any of these boyish games for fighting (like call of duty, star wars, gears of war, La noire, etc..) . I just bought my xbox recently and these are the games i have:-
-PES 11
-Virtua Tennis 4
-Halo
-Zumba Fitness
-Kinect Adventures
-Some bowling game (4got the name)
List some Kinect games and normal games with the remote. The most one i enjoy here is actually virtua tennis. I know halo is a fighting game but it had a promotion when i bought the second controller =) (I’m a loser at it)

The Expert answers:

Fallout New Vegas.

Betty asks…

how much would a Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect be worth?

I have only played it a couple times
It would also come with all the cords,a headset,a wireless controller,Dragon Age Origins Awakening,Final Fantasy XIII,Zumba Fitness,Dance Paradise,007 Quantium Of Solace 7,SKATE 2,Kinect Adventures and Kinect Carnival Games Monkey See, Money Do.
All games in perfect condition as well as the system,kinect,headset and controller.
Monkey Do*

The Expert answers:

About 250 Dollars

Carol asks…

Should I buy a xbox 360 console even though I am in my mid 20s, fresh out of college and about to work?

My last home gaming system was a Super Nintendo? I have family who have almost all the current game systems, so I spend time at their home gaming. I want to have a system of my own so I can play games like the new Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 with them. No disrespect to you gamers out there, but gaming takes a lot of time and money and I am torn between wanting to buy the new Modern Warfare bundle or spending the money to develop my musical abilities or even spending it to hire a fitness trainer. What do you guys think?

The Expert answers:

I am 23 married and have a kid on the way. My wife and I will be buying a 360 shortly. I say that there is no wrong in you wanting to buy one for yourself. As long as you pay all your obligations and take care of other things there should be no problem. As for take to much money if you have a gym membership you could either make a friend with someone that knows what there doing or some gyms also have free trainers that will help you if you ask. The best thing for spending is to put it into your budget somehow.

Robert asks…

What would you want on my christmas list??? :)?

Wish List 2011

Technology
1) Nintendo 3DS $169*
2) iPad 2 $500
3) iPhone 4S $200
4) Dr. Dre Beats (RED) $200*
5) Mac $……
6) Super Mario 3D Land (only for 3DS) $40*
7) Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 $60
8) Canon® PowerShot™ ELPH 300 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera (Red) $110?*
9) Gears of War 3 $60
10) A New Straightner -.-
11) Sonic Generations (XBOX 360) $50
12) Just Dance 3 (XBOX 360) $50
13) iPod Touch (White) $199
14) Smackdown VS Raw 2012 (360) $60
15) Zumba Fitness 2 (360)
16) Glee on DVD (both seasons) $idk

Clothing/Apperal
1) Radii sneakers. (White Grape) $100
2) Shirts from Hot Topic
3) Skinny jeans in Red, Purple, White, and Yellow 🙂
4) Uggs Butte Plaid $240
5) Purple Vans (Sneakers) $40
6) Red yankee hat $35

Music
1) Acoustic Guitar
2) iTunes Card $15
3) Samson C01/SR850 Condenser Mic / Headphones Bundle****

Gift Cards
1) Build-A-Bear
2) Gamestop
3) iTunes
4) Apple Store
5) Hot Topic
6) Johnny Rockets (if possible)

Other
1) Gameboy Color iPhone Case
2) Gir Headphones 🙂
3) Invader Zim Gir Piggy Micro Raschel Throw (Hot Topic)
4) DeadMau5 red headphones
5) Angry Birds Hat
6) Pikachu Pajama Pants (Hot topic)
7) Invader Zim Gir Pillow (hot topic)
8) New Earring
9) Dial Up Tour Tickets ! **** $45

The Expert answers:

The Nintendo 3DS.

Because you can play music (even with the system close).

You can LOWER the VOLUME of 3D so it does NOT give you headaches for the first time in your life (if you’re the kind of person to ever get headaches from 3D, otherwise just turn the 3D all the way up).

And you can also turn the 3D OFF Completely.

And 3D is good for working out your eye muscles & brain to keep them in shape as shown in this link:

http://www.aoa.org/x17309.xml

And the Nintendo 3DS has downloadable 3D Music videos from today’s American music artist which I have already downloaded the 3 free 3D Music Videos to watch anywhere and the 3DS has 3D “Blue Man Group” video and College Humor (in 3D) with the FREE “Nintendo Video” App that you can download (but its 4 3D Videos at a time and they replace them once in a while) and you can download cheap downloadable 3D Apps & 3D games costing from 99 cents to $5.99 and the Nintendo 3DS also has FREE downloadable 3D Apps & 3D Games, which I have already downloaded 3 Free 3D Apps and I have downloaded 2 Free 3D Games and the 3DS has a 3D Camera and I have already used the 3DS 3D Camera to take 3D photos and I have uploaded some of my 3D footage online using the Nintendo 3DS’s Web Browser to upload my 3D footage online and I have used my 3DS Web Browser to also download other peoples 3D footage from the Internet on my 3DS Web Browser and I have view all sorts of 3D content on 3D Websites online on my 3DS’s Web Browser and I have use my 3DS 3D Camera to play 3D Augmented Reality games as well and it’s all in 3D without the Glasses using the 3DS 3D Camera and It has beautiful 3D HD graphics that equal to that of a 3D HD version of Wii Graphics and I have Streamed 3D Videos Online on my 3DS in the eShop and I have also Watch 3D Trailers for upcoming 3D movies coming to Theaters in 3D and I have done all of this in 3D Without the Glasses.

So you can pay $169 for a Nintendo 3DS and buy the greatest Games ever & all in 3D Without the Glasses like Cave Story 3D and Kid Icarus and Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 using the MOTION SENSORS to play the game like if you were turning a real steering wheel to turn the Kart left & right and also play such other 8 GB 3D Games like TheatRhytem Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts 3D and Crush 3D and Shinobi and Animal Crossing and Rodea the Sky Soldier and Michael Jackson: the Experience 3D and Ridge Racer 3D and Super Street Fighter 4 3D and Monster Hunter 4 and Golden Sun 4 and Star Fox 3D and Zelda 3D and Sonic Generations 3D and Tetris 3D and Resident Evil: Revelations and Tekken 3D which also has the 3D Movie Tekken the Movie 3D in it to watch and also play other 8 GB 3D HD games as Spider Man 3D and 100% of the 3DS games are in HD 3D Without the Glasses.

Also, the screen is perfectly fine, in terms of resolution. Anyway, it’s the pixel density that matters, not the actual number of pixels. The 3DS pixel density is MUCH sharper than an average HD TV of, for example, 32 inches. It’s perfectly fine. Not everything has to be 1080p you know. Since 1080p at 32 inches is worse than just 240p on the 3DS.

And they’re making Angry Birds 3D as a downloadable game.

And the 3DS has DLC (Downloadable Content) like Xbox Live for a bunch of 3DS games to add content to the game later on for Free.

And 1 of the Free 3D Apps I have downloaded was Netflix.

And Netflix is getting 3D Movies in the next few months, so for $169 you can watch 3D movies on the free Netflix App on the 3DS in 3D Without the Glasses.

And 100% of the people who have said that they get headaches from 3D, have said that after up to 1 to 2 weeks of using the 3DS they NO LONGER get headaches anymore and that they now play with the 3D all the way up 100% all the time, non-stop.

But I have never had any problem with the 3D at all, but each person has a different experience with the 3D ON during the first week.

And you can now pay to download 3D & 2D Videos on the 3DS.

And the 3DS is getting Hulu Plus before the end of this year (2011) as a Free downloadable App and Hulu already has 3D Content.

And you can check this Link below for more 3DS Games:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nintendo_3DS_games

P.S. You will want to check these sites out for the Web Browser’s 3D ability:

http://www.3ds-screenshot.com/

http://gamecrunch.co/3dscreens/

http://3dporch.com/

http://3dspaint.com/

http://www.klutz.com/static/nintendo/n3ds_mm9.html

http://www.instructables.com/3ds/

And the 3DS is getting a Wi-Fi Update this MONTH to RECORD 3D Videos and upload it to YouTube and all of this in the 3DS this Month by hooking your 3DS up to a Wireless Internet Connection like Wi-Fi or your own Home Internet or the Library and so fort during this Month as shown in this Link.

Http://nintendo3dsblog.com/3d-video-recording-allows-you-to-record-for-10-minutes-has-support-for-youtube

Mary asks…

can someone please proofread this for me?

Sport and recreation career assignment

Athletic trainers assess sports injuries, providing appropriate treatment, and educating athletes on injury-prevention programs as well as healthy lifestyles. Trainers help with rehabilitation after an injury.
An athletic trainer works with school sports teams, professional sports, or in sports medicine clinics or health clubs. Trainers work in collaboration with physicians and coaches, insuring that treatment plans are followed and athletes are not returned to the game prematurely. Trainers can work full-time year round or on a seasonal basis which varies with each sport.

Students should study biology, chemistry, and physics as well as basic first-aid. Some coaching or experience as a team captain is preferable. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are available in athletic training. An authorized program includes courses such as human anatomy and physiology, psychology, nutrition, and physical education plus extensive field experience. Athletic trainers also need good social and communication skills because they are constantly working with people.

Athletic Trainer salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The average salary is $18.44 per hour, which totals up to about $38,360 per year, comparing to a personal trainer, fitness trainer or aerobic instructor they make a good amount of money. Of coarse though, like every job the salary usually starts smaller and when the amount of hours and experience is increased so does the salary range.

Along with this job there are many advantages and disadvantages. Being a personal trainer has its benefits, like you get a free membership to any gym you work at, and meet great people. Teaching a class is also a good workout for yourself. Some cons are it is extremely tiring, physically demanding and is lots of competition out there. You have lots of laundry all the time (being sweaty does that).

There are a number of ways for athletic trainers to advance or move into related positions. Some assistant athletic trainers could become head athletic trainers and, eventually become athletic directors. Some athletic trainers may even move into sales and marketing positions, in this field they are able to use their athletic trainer expertise to sell medical and athletic equipment.

The appropriateness of this field for myself is not a type of field I would be looking into for when considering what to do with my life. Being an athletic trainer would be a lot of work and would mean I would need to be extremely well fit. I am fit but teaching other people how to be fit and helping them out, is something that I simply not interested in pursuing. I would also need a lot of schooling because you need to know about muscles and first aid.

thanks

The Expert answers:

Athletic trainers assess sports injuries, provide appropriate treatment, and educate athletes on injury-prevention programs as well as healthy lifestyles. Trainers help with rehabilitation after an injury.
An athletic trainer works with school sports teams, professional sports, or in sports medicine clinics or health clubs. Trainers work in collaboration with physicians and coaches, insuring that treatment plans are followed and athletes are not returned to the game prematurely. Trainers can work full-time year round or on a seasonal basis, which varies with each sport.

Students who wish to become a trainer should study biology, chemistry, and physics as well as basic first-aid, ands some coaching or experience as a team captain is preferable. Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are available in athletic training. An authorized program includes courses such as human anatomy and physiology, psychology, nutrition, and physical education plus extensive field experience. Athletic trainers also need good social and communication skills because they are constantly working with people.

Athletic trainer salaries vary depending on the location and the setting. The average salary is $18.44 per hour, which totals up to about $38,360 per year. Compared to a personal trainer, fitness trainer or aerobic instructor, athletic trainers make a decent amount of money. Of course, like every job, the salary usually starts smaller, and when the amount of hours and experience is increased, so does the salary range.

Along with this job there are many advantages and disadvantages. Being a personal trainer has its benefits, such as getting a free membership to any gym you work at, and meeting great people. Teaching a class is also a good workout for yourself. Some cons are it is extremely tiring, physically demanding and has lots of competition. You have lots of laundry all the time (being sweaty does that).

There are a number of ways for athletic trainers to advance or move into related positions. Some assistant athletic trainers could become head athletic trainers and eventually become athletic directors. Some athletic trainers may even move into sales and marketing positions, because in this field they are able to use their athletic trainer expertise to sell medical and athletic equipment.

The appropriateness of this field for myself is not a type of field I would be looking at for when considering what to do with my life. Being an athletic trainer would be a lot of work and would mean I would need to be extremely well fit. I am fit but teaching other people how to be fit and helping them out, is something that I simply not interested in pursuing. I would also need a lot of schooling because you need to know about muscles and first aid.

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Your Questions About Fitness

Richard asks…

Is modeling the best?

I’m 15 years old. For a while, about a couple of months, I’ve been wanting to try something. I exercise about 5 to 6 days a week, I have an athletic figure, tall, 5’11”, smart, you name it. I see in my Men’s Exercise magazines these guys who were fitness models from their teens and I started wanted to be the same thing. I talked to my mother about this and she tells me to pray about it. I am a Christian and I don’t have any feeling that that’s the wrong path for me. I also want to be a pediatrician, I thought while I’m young, I would try modeling (Boss Models or All American Guys) before actually becoming a doctor. Would I be making the right choice if I held of the doctor thing for a while to pursue modeling career?

The Expert answers:

It depends. Try out the whole modeling thing. If it doesnt work out, just persue the doctor thing. Dont push for something that wont work. If it does work then who knows! Modeling would be fun, but a medical profession is obviously the more secure path. Just do what feels right, and pray and im sure God will show you the way to go.

William asks…

Excersising for equestrians!! Please help!?

Hi, I am looking to become fit for riding, but I need help to Plan my Scedule. what are some things that will improve core strength, balence, muscles, flexibility, and overall fitness? Here are all the things I have done in the past:
– Yoga classes (flexibility)
– Pilates (at home…)
– Biking (balence_
– Hiking
– Swimming
– Gymnastics (flexibility)
– Trampoline
– Skipping (cardio)

What should I incorperate into my daily routines? Basically right now I am out of shape, because I haven’t been riding 12 horses a day, more like 2 horses twice a week. And I haven’t done anything for fitness, lol. What would be a good exercise routine for me? Also, what can I do in the saddle? I hate anything that is boring- so trotting around the arena 20 times with no stirrups is what I hate. I need something fun that I can do, being only 13 years old. I want to get serious about my fitness and my diet, because I would like to take my riding career extremely far. What types of things are good to incorperate into my diet? I am taking a nutrition class, but all we do is bake healthy cookies,haha. Basically to sum it up, what I am asking is what exersises can I do in the saddle, out of the saddle, and what should I do for my diet- healthy. Thanks!
Oh no, I didn’t mean like a diet like bran cereal and protein shakes,haha, nevermind about that part- I do know what is healthy (apples, oranges, granola…). And what I meant by variety on the flat, is not trotting around 20 times with no stirrups, but adding poles, cross poles, figure eights. I was asking what I could do that would help to strengthen my muscles, without boring me or my horse, I just wanted something that I could enjoy, while working on my balence and things. I know not to skip flatwork- it is the most important thing to me, and I do not get on my horse and gallop around jumping. I warm him up through 20 minutes of flat work, and schooling exercises, and then gradually work from trot poles, to oxers, and then I let him cool down in a relaxed and low frame at the trot, or the canter, then I walk for a bit, and lead him around. I also work on dressage movements 🙂 thanks for you help!!

The Expert answers:

On the horse and off the horse you could do the exercises like normal, plenty of stretching arms outstretched and turning to one side and “touch the horse’s tail”, standing or sitting up tall then “touch the horse’s ears, leaning forwards without moving your legs.

Walk everywhere and not slouching but walking with a purpose. Ie not taking the lift but walking up the stairs.

Stand with your back against the wall and bend your knees slightly and stand like that for as long as possible. This strengthens your legs and calves. Lean on the wall from arms length, palms flat on the wall and lean forward and then come back up again. This is good for arms and for the achilles tendons, gently stretching them.
Lying on the floor, resting your head on one hand and lying on your side lift the upper leg as high as you can, starting gently.

The important thing to remember with exercises is that they should not hurt. If it hurts, stop and go to the doctor.

As for diet, you are too young to go on a diet and need all your nutrients to grow healthy bones and muscle. Just eat healthily, cut out the junk, have sweets with moderation. You do need some fat and sugar in your diet for warmth and energy, just do not overdo it.

You do not say how unfit you are, but really before embarking on any fitness program you must go to the doctor to find out what they suggest because you are still growing.

Remember you are not going to succeed in riding unless you do the “boring” bits such as schooling on the flat improving your balance and position and working muscles that you might not use on your feet. Also the horse needs to be warmed up gently to start loosening his muscles. You cannot just get on a horse and gallop off and jump!
You will cause strains and ruin their legs and wind.

Try asking for lunge lessons where you can do some exercises, work on your position and balance without having to worry about the horse.

George asks…

Equestrian CV/Resume help?

I’m applying for a working student/trainee groom position on an eventing yard and they have said to email them my CV.
I’ve never actually written a CV before nor have I tailored one to be specifically equestrian so can anyone offer me any help as to how to set it out and what type of things I should include?
Obviously I can fill in the details but I have worked on a professional eventing yard every summer for about 7 years and more recently worked on a stunt team yard schooling, exercising and building up the horses fitness for shows.
Thanks for any suggestions! (I wasn’t sure whether to put this here or in Careers>Other)

The Expert answers:

A curriculum vitae differs somewhat from a resume. I’m posting an informational site for you to look through and which I think will help you out………………..

Http://www.cv-resume.org/pages/cv_definition.php

Lizzie asks…

I am 15 and want to start karting to get into f1?

well, i have driven karts many times before and now i am serious about wanting to do f1, may sound silly, but this is an ambition so please understand.
1) i have a good body and i exercise everyday to get fit as fitness is a huge factor
2) i have talent in driving, both mentally and physically. i know all about f1 and f1 legends and have been watching f1 since i was 2 years of age (especially Schumacher)
3) i am fully supported by my friends and family, my dad loves motorsport and he will pay any expense due till i get into f3(hopefully)
4)i know it is an extremely difficult task but still i want to try to not have any regrets in life. i am academically very intelligent so i have back-up.

so thanks for reading now, please answer these q’s.
1) How much will it cost all together to start karting and to last for about 4 years(per annum)?
2)what will i have to do to make myself recognized and get sponsored?
3)is there any advice on beginning karting like buying karts, gear etc.?
4)i’m in ireland and if you know any clubs in dublin etc. pls let me know
5)if i am talented in karting, i will move to england and start my career there. or if there is any race schools in europe please let me know

please provide me with good information and you will be getting best answer.
thank you
Saud, Irish/Pakistani (14 years in ireland lol)

The Expert answers:

Well, firstly being 15 is a bit too old. But that didn’t stop Vitaly Petrov. But he was racing actual cars. Firstly, it is good you are exercising everyday.

How do you know you have talent? Watching racing doesn’t give you talent. And I can confirm that you do not know everything about Formula One.

Your family must be pretty wealthy.

1) It could cost up to £10,000 a year in the top karting cadet classes. This covers travelling costs, the kart, tyres, petrol. But for you starting from the bottom about £4000 would be sufficient.

2) Well, you would need to have extremely good talent. If you think about it, at 15 and starting out at karting you would be racing against 8 year olds. Lewis Hamilton at the age of 10 was noticed by McLaren because he was racing against 15 year olds and beating them. For your age, lots and lots of talent is needed.

3) I wouldn’t buy a kart yet, just join a local karting track and practice. Lots.

4) Not, because I live in England. You could ask Eddie Irvine though.

5) If you notice the trend in Formula One drivers, they kart from the ages of 8-17, then they move to a junior formulae, such as Formula Renault UK. None of them have been to a driving school. They have been noticed by team scouts or sponsors who have gotten them a good racing seat.

Chris asks…

Bench Press?

Why do muscle-heads spend so much time and effort on the bench press? Why is that the main indicator of strength for some people? Personally, I do about 40 different strength training exercises for my entire body. I do dumbell press for my chest among many other chest exercises – I don’t even do bench press. I also run 10km, swim, cycle, play basketball and golf regularily. I guarantee I am in better shape and am a better athlete than 90% of these gym dudes.

But if you ask some of these fat guys with big arms (hardly physically fit athletes) how their training is going they will give you bench press numbers. Why? Is the strength of you upper and mid-chest the number one goal in your physical fitness and athletic career?

The Expert answers:

I share your thoughts regarding what a true athelete is made of. I think physical fitness is an ideal balance of cardiovascular and muscular strength (Not to forget mental conditioning.).

Many gym rats will quote their maximum bench presses for the reason that this figure represents absolute strength. Since the bench press is the definition of anaerobic exertion for most people, the person quoting their bench press figure is really saying I am *this* strong. As you likely know a bench press can consist of multiple reps or a single all-out rep. Fairly, the benchpress is an exhausting exercise but it measures only the upperbody strength of the individual. It does not reliably indicate what the person’s overall physical prowess is.

If I had to indentify the ideal athlete , I would pick a decathete champion, or an Iron Man winner. Then there’s that Armstrong guy….

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