Monday, 10 October 2016

10 Ethical Issues facing Health/Fitness Professionals

1. Business practices. The underlying precept that should guide all business-related endeavors by health/fitness professionals is honesty. Health/fitness professionals have a fundamental responsibility to be both truthful and law-abiding. Their words and behavior should be totally free from deceit, fraud, and dishonesty. Honesty involves more than merely avoiding criminal or illegal acts. Rather, it is the cornerstone of having character and respect for others.

2. Supplements. The sale of supplements in the United States is a multibillion dollar-a-year industry. These products are characterized by a spurious misleading array of unsubstantiated, more-often-than-not false, claims. Unregulated by the federal government, supplements tend to be marketed to individuals who are looking for an easy quick fix to whatever ails them. Health/fitness professionals should refer anyone whom they believe may need to augment his or her diet to either a registered dietitian or a physician for medically sound advice in this area.

3. Professional boundaries. A relationship between health/fitness professionals and the individuals they serve should be beyond reproach at all times. Any such relationship should be based on mutual respect, which involves behaving appropriately whatever the situation. Examples of inappropriate comportment that should be strictly avoided include any conversation or physical contact of a sexual nature and wearing workout attire that elicits an improper perception.

4. Client confidentiality. Health/fitness professionals have a responsibility to not share (verbally or in writing) information of a personal nature concerning individuals with whom they work. In addition, they should take whatever steps are necessary, within the confines of the law, to ensure that any such information, including health status, fitness assessments, and workout records, is secure from being inappropriately accessed by others.

5. Conflict of interest. Health/fitness professionals should avoid any behavior or actions with those with whom they work that represent or give the appearance of a conflict of interest. All such interactions should be as devoid of inappropriate bias as possible. Any concern regarding the possibility of undue bias should be discussed and resolved to everyone’s mutual satisfaction.

6. Professional certifications. Health/fitness professionals should obtain and maintain the certifications and specialty certificates that are appropriate for their chosen area of professional pursuit. These certifications and certificates should only be earned from nationally recognized and accredited organizations. The responsibility for exhibiting professional competence also includes up-to-date certification in both automated external defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

7. Professional representation of skills, abilities, and knowledge. Health/fitness professionals should not represent themselves in a misleading or deceptive manner to those with whom they interact. Such misrepresentation is a violation of professional ethics that compromises the level of trust and integrity that are essential components of appropriate professional conduct. As such, health/fitness professionals should only provide services and advice in those areas in which they are qualified by education, experience, and training.

8. Intellectual property. Health/fitness professionals should exhibit the utmost respect for the intellectual property of others. They should not plagiarize or take credit for the work of others. Furthermore, they should not misrepresent the positions of others to reinforce their own viewpoints.

9. Medical advice. Health/fitness professionals should not provide medical advice to other individuals, unless they are legally permitted and qualified to do so. In this regard, they must be fully aware of what is permissible by law in a particular area. For example, diagnosing health-related conditions, recommending treatment for such conditions, and dispensing nutritional advice are governed by established scope-of-practice guidelines and regulations.

10. Professional education. Health/fitness professionals must stay current in their field. In that regard, they should engage in continuing education activities to ensure that their professional knowledge base, relative to their professional endeavors, is always up-to-date. Lifelong learning is the ongoing responsibility of every dedicated health/fitness professional.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Barcelona Transfer News: Luis Enrique Talks Amid Marc-Andre ter Stegen Rumours

"Barcelona Transfer News: Luis Enrique Talks Amid Marc-Andre ter Stegen Rumours"

Barcelona manager Luis Enrique insisted he has no concerns over the potential departure of one of his goalkeepers despite ongoing reports linking Marc-Andre ter Stegen withManchester City.
Speaking after the Liga champions' pre-season clash with Leicester City, he hinted that No. 1 Claudio Bravo, Ter Stegen and Jordi Masip will all stay at the Camp Nou into the coming season, per Sport's Silvia Gonzalez:

Germany international Ter Stegen, 24, has played second fiddle to Bravo, 33, during his two seasons at Barcelona, turning out in the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League while the Chilean remained an undisputed starter in La Liga.
Per Sport, he is reportedly no longer happy playing the back-up role and is willing to leave the club having told Barca he has "a big offer on the table" from City.

According to MailOnline's Pete Jenson, Ter Stegen wants assurances that he will be the first choice 'keeper in La Liga and the Champions League if he is to stay, and City manager Pep Guardiola "has not given up" on signing the young stopper.

Barca's situation is made more difficult by reports that Bravo will leave the club if he loses his No. 1 role, per Catalunya Radio (via Sport).
The Catalan giants are in the privileged position of having two top-class goalkeepers available to them who they can rotate as they battle for trophies domestically and in Europe.
The system has worked for the last two seasons but could seemingly now result in one of Ter Stegen or Bravo leaving this summer, despite what Enrique said.

Both could demand the No. 1 position at a number of other top European clubs, and Guardiola reportedly has major reservations over City's current No. 1, Joe Hart, per TalkSport.
As noted by BT Sport Football's panel, Guardiola wants a goalkeeper who is comfortable with the ball at his feet, and Ter Stegen boasts such attributes, more so than Hart:

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Perfect time for Chelsea and Man Utd to bounce back

"Perfect time for Chelsea and Man Utd to bounce back"


Over the past decade or so, Chelsea and Manchester United have been the main dominant forces in English football, winning numerous domestic honours and European titles between them. However, recent seasons have not matched expectations, with the two clubs failing to qualify for the Champions League. The disappointing result could be a blessing in disguise though, and present the perfect opportunity for Chelsea and United to bounce back to the top. Chelsea was a disorganised mess last season, and never quite recovered their form as the campaign wore on. The lack of any European competition hasn’t caused any departures from Stamford Bridge, providing Antonio Conte with a strong squad that can focus solely on the Premier League. Considering all of their main title rivals have a busy schedule, particularly around the winter, the Blues will be able to remain fresh and could easily pull ahead. United faltered horribly in both the Champions League and Europa League under Louis van Gaal, and while they managed to qualify again for the latter, there will be virtually no expectations for success in the tournament. If the Red Devils struggle in Europe again, then they will not receive any blame, and Mourinho can use it to hand out important experience to the younger players and experiment with tactics. As with Chelsea, United will mainly be able to focus their attentions on the domestic front, and hopefully avoid another calamitous injury crisis.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Reps, Sets and Circuit Training

"Reps, Sets and Circuit Training"

Reps, Sets and Circuit Training

Reps and Sets
If your goal is building muscle, consider using one of two common techniques to create a workout. Using heavier weights, you perform fewer repetitions of an exercise. For example, using close to 80 percent of the maximum weight you can lift, perform four to six repetitions of an exercise per set. Another option is to use less weight and perform more reps. Using this technique, you’d lift at least 60 percent of your maximum weight and perform eight to 12 reps.
Circuit Training
Circuit training is a workout technique that requires you to perform repeated, short sets of exercise, usually for 30 seconds. After each set, take a 15- to 30-second rest, then start a new set. Using heavier weights or more resistance, you can build muscle. Using less resistance and performing more, high-intensity reps, you create a cardio workout. Using moderate intensity, you create endurance workouts.

Monday, 25 July 2016

"Reduce1200 Calories"

The 1200 Calorie Indian Meal Plan:

1200 calorie Indian Meal plan for healthy weight loss

The secret to maintaining healthy body weight lies in a planned calorie intake that will boost metabolism and induce fat burning. Boosting the metabolic rate is vital for weight loss and it can be done with the home remedies to boost metabolism. This can also be achieved with our new 1200 calorie diet plan. A 1200 Cal meal plan can never go wrong, but the result will definitely depend on what you eat. You cannot take in your stipulated 1200 Cal from junk food, fries, sugary treats and chocolates and expect to see effective results. It should be a well-balanced and nutritious diet, containing all the vital vitamins, minerals, essential fats, and nutrients or else your body can get seriously messed up and the effects will be reflected in your lifeless, limp hair, dull, rough skin along with extreme tiredness and lethargy.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Per Mertesacker: It’s a “miracle” Arsenal finished above Tottenham last season

"Per Mertesacker: It’s a “miracle” Arsenal finished above Tottenham last season"

Per Mestesacker

Per Mertesacker has seemingly questioned Arsenal’s title credentials a fortnight before the Premier League resumes admitting they were “lucky” to finish as runners-up last season.

The Gunners ultimately ended ten points behind champions Leicester City, pipping north London rivals Tottenham on the final day, despite being ahead on goal-difference with 16 matches remaining.
However, a poor return of seven victories saw their hopes of a first championship since 2004 evaporate.

“The way last season went, we were quite lucky to finish second,” Mertesacker told The Sun.
“We turned things around at the end but it was kind of a miracle we finished runners-up.
“What really disappointed us was that Leicester were able to take advantage of all the other big teams suffering and we couldn’t do the same. That will be a big motivation next season — to keep up with all those good teams who finished behind us.
“Of course, those big clubs will be stronger this time. That’s what I expect as they’ll start the season with a lot of new players. A lot of transfer business has already been done and it won’t be easy for us this time, especially with all the signings going to the other clubs.
“So we also need to be stronger and I am looking forward to seeing how well we compete for the title with not a lot of signings and a lot of young players.”

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Exercise for Body Recompositon

"Exercise for Body Recompositon"

Exercise for Body Recompositon
So, we know that exercise isn't a weight loss drug, but that it can help build muscle and help us feel better and be able to do more things. How should we then work out?
·         Strength train at least a little bit, to increase your metabolism and make you more capable of harder conditioning workouts. Once a week is fine, though two or three will work too. Barbells, kettlebells, and dumbbells are all fine. Start light but focus on adding weight as frequently as you can. Squats, deadlifts, bench and overhead presses, push-ups, body rows, dumbbell/barbell/kettlebell rows, Turkish get-ups, and lunges are all fine exercises.
·         At the end of those workouts, or as a separate workouts, do high-intensity conditioning to get in a lot of work. Five to twenty minutes of hard conditioning, two to four times a week is reasonable. This could mean sprints, kettlebell swings, dumbbell clean-and-jerks, burpees, bodyweight intervals, or a whole host of other exercises. CrossFit workouts are usually designed with this model, as are the conditioning portion of the Max Effort Black Box program. The point is to stay at a high intensity for a relatively short period of time, which will burn plenty of calories. Your workout can be something like "as many reps as possible in five minutes", or "sprint for one minute, then walk for three, then repeat five times", or "five squats with the dumbbell, then five presses, then run across the room, do ten push-ups, bear-crawl back, and repeat the whole thing as many times as I can in twenty minutes".
·         If you still have energy after that, one or two medium-to-long sessions of running, swimming, or biking are fine. They go in a separate workout. They are less efficient per minute than high-intensity conditioning, but are a straightforward way to get a large volume of work into your weekly schedule.