A habitual jump training program is very effective for increasing your vertical jump. It involves repeatedly jumping over and over so your body will become accustomed, and improve in jumping. The muscle fiber recruitment for habitual jump training does not necessarily involve the growing of your muscles, but the improved performance of them.
Habitual Jump Training *Pt. 2
Fiber recruitment is the amount of muscle fiber that is recruited, or used for a particular exercise. Because habitual jump training is done at a lower intensity, the fiber recruitment is going to be lower which makes for no muscle growth. However, if you engage in habitual jump training and haven’t trained in the past, you will see some strength gains.
Habitual Jump Training Pt. 3: Neuro-muscular Patterns
A nueromuscular pattern is any type of skill that you are using your muscles for. This could be any skill, for example jumping training. Any time you jump, there are neuromuscular patterns that are in place, which helps you jump better. By jumping habitually ( jumping over and over in a series of sets), you will strengthen these neuromuscular patterns, thus helping the performance of your jump.
Do you buy things online?
Would you like to earn a little extra money just for buying things online?
I have been using Ebates for a few years now and I figured some of you may be interested in it as well.
Likely you won’t earn a fulltime income but you can earn a few bucks here and there.
If you are a new user you can sign up here to receive a $10 gift card to Target, Home Depot, or Barnes & Noble.
The stipulation is that you have to spend $25 at one of the stores on their shopping list to get the free $10 gift card.
I certainly don’t recommend spending $25 to get $10 but if you plan on getting something online then I would definitely cash this in.
Over the last few years I have actually received a few hundred dollars back using Ebates.
I often buy my boys some clothes from Children’s Place so if I have a good discount code, I’ll go through Ebates and save even more. It’s a win-win.
And while this doesn’t necessarily fall in the scope of healthy it is definitely sexy to save money especially when you can use it to buy something for yourself.
There is one essential oil that is, above all others, a must of the essential oils to buy and have nearby, and that essential oil is lavender.
Lavender has been used for health and beauty for the past 2,500 years! Lavender, a flowering evergreen shrub native to the regions of the Mediterranean , has a fresh, clean fragrance that was used by the Roman’s to scent their baths and to heal the skin.
Lavender is a natural antiseptic, analgesic, bactericidal, muscle relaxant, antidepressant, insect repellant, as well as having a sedative quality. It ’s most important use is in having the ability to restore unbalanced states mind or physical imbalance.
As such lavender is an essential oil that should be in everyones house and is an exceptionally good all round essential oil and has been used to treat skin conditions , the immune and circulatory systems, nerves, migraines and headaches, tension, emotional stress, sore muscles and tense muscles.
These days there are pillows with lavender oil or lavender flowers that you can rest your neck on or even put in the microwave to warm up and then lay neck, shoulders and aching muscles. The warmth and aroma from the oils will work their magic in helping to reduce the tension in the muscles and the aroma helps to calm you and distress you.
Lavender is also good for inducing sleep due because of it’s sedative nature. A few of drops of oil in a nice warm (not too hot) bath just before bed can work wonders. If a bath isn’t available though, a drop or two on a pillow case can be equally effective.
With lavender having a balancing nature, it is often used in helping people who are in unbalanced emotional states such as hysteria, manic depression or widely fluctuating moods. Massage can also be extremely helpful in these situations especially when lavender is used along with the massage, the combination of the physical touch of a therapist along with the aromatic healing properties of the essential oil helps with the healing process.
Rubbing a few drops of lavender into the temples will help to relieve your headaches. Or your headache may be severe enough that you need a cold compress of Lavender that you then place on the forehead or back of the neck can help in de-stressing the muscles who’s tension may have led to the headache.
Massage with lavender or in a aromatherapy baths, besides being relaxing and calming, can help in treating palpitations and also help to reduce high blood-pressure – though this alone will not help resolve the problems – a more holistic approach is needed, and diet and exercise will need to be incorporated as well.
Lavender, when used during labor, can both reduce pain and strengthen contractions, thus speeding it up, if it is massaged into the lower back. It can also be used as a compress or massaged gently into the abdomen to help with the expulsion of the afterbirth.
As you can see lavender is an extremely versatile essential oil and you will discover even more ways that it can and will help you.
In combining lavender with other essential oils you will find that the healing propertiesof lavender are increased as well as the healing properties of the oil it has been combined.
If you are not sure about using essential oilsbe sure to consult a qualified aromatherapist who can help you further.
AARP dental insurance is a kind of dental insurance plan which is usually provided by Delta Dental insurance company which is the largest and the oldest company in USA. Company’s major aim is to provide such dental insurance benefit programs and plans which can help people purchase affordable dental insurance coverage. Among such plans there are PPO dental insurance (Preferred Provider Organization) plan, HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) plan and of course AARP dental insurance plan which is by right considered to be best dental insurance available nowadays.
The reason why AARP is the best is very simple as far as this coverage offers its owner great number of various benefits and advantages in comparison with any other beneficial dental insurance coverage. Undoubtedly this happens due to that fact that Delta Dental insurance company is already 51 year in dental care business and knows a lot about costumers’ needs, knows how to please consumers with reliable dental services and how to create the best dental insurance plan and coverage, which will be beneficial to all parts involved in dental health care process.
There are several weighty arguments which prove that AARP dental insurance is the best. First of all AARP plan gives you a right to keep the dentist you already have and this is a decisive factor as far as when a person already has his/her qualified dentist, he/she doesn’t want to change it. You can also choose any licensed dentist you prefer, no matter whether he/she is in or out of Delta dentists network and what is more you don’t have to consult Delta representatives in order to make this very decision. Notice that irrespective of your choice, you’ll have the same low cost premiums. In case you purchase AARP dental insurance, AARP premiums which you’ll have to every month guaranteed for two years and this means that you can be absolutely sure that within two years your dental insurance won’t change at all.
In order to make sure that AARP dental insurance is very beneficial, we suggest that you find out all necessary information about available dental insurance plans and compare them. You’ll certainly notice the difference and notice that AARP guarantees stability and benefits which will suit your particular dental care needs. Moreover in contrast to other dental insurance companies and their plans which very often include benefits which you’ll never use, AARP coverage provide only those benefits which you will definitely need.
There is a lot of confusion about the MLS. Mixed messages from accountants and advertising seems to send out inaccurate messages about what the Medicare Levy Surcharge is, and how Private Health Insurance affects it. Read on and we’ll get you informed.
Tax and Health Insurance Explained:
Let’s start from the beginning. Every Australian resident and citizen has to pay 1.5% of their gross annual income at tax time for the Medicare Levy. This is unavoidable, and it is how we fund our free health public health system. This is NOT the Medicare Levy Surcharge.The Medicare Levy Surcharge is an additional 1% of your gross annual income, on top of the Medicare Levy 1.5%. This brings your total amount payable at tax time to 2.5% of your gross annual income, Ouch. Only people who make over a certain threshold of income in a financial year have to pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge:
Single: $80,000 a year
Couple: $160,000 a year (combined)
Family / Single Parent: $160,000 a year (combined), plus an additional $1500 for each child after the first.
(eg. Family with 4 kids = $164,500)
So, if you don’t make this amount of money as your gross annual income, then you are simply not paying the Medicare Levy Surcharge. If your wage does exceed the threshold, read on to find out how to avoid paying the additional 1% of your income.
It’s simple. All you need is at least Basic Private Hospital Cover *. Sure, it still costs you money – but your getting a product for your money, instead of giving it away to the Government at tax time. You will be buying yourself Cover in the Private Hospital system, so you have the option of Private or Public hospital submission if something goes wrong.
*The only condition to this is that the Excess amount on your Private Hospital Cover Policy must be below $1000. If you take out a policy where the excess is $1000 upon first submission, you will not avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge.You do not need Extras aswell to avoid the MLS, but most people get both Hospital and Extras combined policies because it doesn’t cost too much more to have Extras as well for your Dental, Optical, Physio etc (around about 20% more cost).