Celebrity Diets And Fitness Regimes – Why All The Interest

Unfortunately we seem to live in a celebrity culture at the moment where any celebrity news is gobbled up by the general public. Therefore when a celebrity talks about their weight loss journey and you see before and after photos in newspapers and magazines, you can be sure that a lot of people will be very interested. So why is this?

Well as a slim male with a 32 inch waist, I have to admit that these weight loss stories often get my attention even though I am not looking to lose weight myself. That’s because I think there is a real curiosity factor.

Due to the fact that not many people manage to lose a lot of weight, it is always refreshing to read a story about how someone has managed to achieve their goal. This is particularly the case when it is someone famous. Plus of course these are essentially good news stories, and it’s always nice to read something positive for a change.

Another reason why many other people read about these celebrity weight loss stories is of course because they want to lose weight themselves. They may have tried various diets themselves and not been successful, so it is perfectly natural that they will want to read about how other people have managed to achieve their weight loss targets.

I think there are a lot of people out there that think that these celebrities have found the magic formula that will help them lose weight. However when you actually read about these celebrities, their diets and their fitness regimes, they have rarely done anything out of the ordinary.

In a lot of cases they will simply have switched to healthier foods and started doing a lot more exercise. They may well have employed a fitness trainer to help them achieve their goals, which isn’t a luxury a lot of people can afford, but you can of course get plenty of exercise yourself without paying any money.

So the point is that there are a few main reasons why a lot of people are interested in reading celebrity weight loss stories. However in most cases you will find that their weight loss is a result of healthy eating and regular exercise. Therefore you should bear this in mind if you are attempting to lose weight yourself.

Celebrities are no different to the rest of us. They do have an advantage in that they can afford to employ fitness instructors, pay for gym memberships and buy healthier foods (which are often more expensive). However there are lots of ways you can eat healthily and get more exercise, regardless of how much money you have. So anyone can potentially lose weight and create their own weight loss story.

Structural Steel Suppliers Play Crucial Role In World Cup Stadium Success

South Africans are getting ready to host the world for a month of soccer celebrations, with a number of new iconic stadiums built to host the games.

Structural steel suppliers played a crucial role in getting all the stadiums and other related infrastructure, including roads and public transport such as the Rea Vaya bus system, in place before the World Cup.

Soccer City in Soweto, which will play host to the opening game and the final of this years FIFA World Cup, required more than 13 000 tonnes of structural steel. The unique design, representing a calabash, also required 9 million bricks, 10 000 tonnes of reinforcement steel, 90 000 m of concrete and about 9,98 million construction hours.

In order to meet Soccer Citys unique requirements, structural steel suppliers had to source material from abroad, with a significant quantity imported from a specialist firm in Italy.

Structural steel suppliers also played a crucial role in the successful completion of the award-winning Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban. Its big attraction is its unique roof structure, with consists of five structural elements, including a major steel arch, supporting cables, a membrane roof and a steel compression ring resting on steel columns.

The steel arch, weighing 3 500 tonnes, was imported from Germany in sections. It will boast a cable car that will carry visitors to the middle of the arch, to a viewing platform and 550-step adventure walk.

Structural steel suppliers play a crucial role in the construction industry, providing steel products complying with strict quality standards regarding shapes, sizes, composition and strength. Building design often fluctuates in line with changes in raw material prices during times of lower steel prices, more steel and less concrete is usually used, and vice versa.

Kids Need Physical Fitness Too

That physical fitness is a subject discussed and promoted only among adults is very erroneous. It is true though that this is often mentioned every time adults talk about the dangers posed by inactivity, alcohol, tobacco, and fatty diet to ones health and the need for workout routines and diet. The kids definitely are not bothered by these problems yet. However, you may think the same but the fact is even kids now have lifestyles that can be disastrous to their health.

In the recent years, you must have seen many kids growing obese and suffering hypertension just as adults do. Blame it on their growing addiction to computer games and cable TV. Both are modern day versions of pipers that can lead kids to jump into the ocean of physical inactivity and obesity. Unfortunately, as these develop, the kids have found fun times measured in gigabytes and pixels. You would see lesser number of kids playing balls in the lawns or biking around the neighborhood. You can still hear shouting matches though but from inside the house and in front of a latest video game.

The kids sedentary lifestyle has only worsened with the type of food they normally prefer to eat. The TV, which they worship, also preaches them the news on the latest craze from huge fast-food chains known for providing the most delicious fat to unwitting customers. In their childish ignorance, of course, they tend to think that food can only be tasty if it is rich with fat and abundant with either sugar or salt.

Unhealthy eating habits and the couch potato tendencies have far worse effects on kids than scratches acquired from minor accidents while playing outdoors. Hence, if you have kids, you should make sure that they spend ample time for physical fitness. You will have to learn some tricks at convincing them though. It may be hard to them to break habits learned from watching too much TV or playing on the computer. You know your kids more deeply than anyone does and you can surely find ways at persuading them to try enjoyable activities that would demand many physical activities.

Just remember that kids will always love anything that they have fun doing. Try inviting them for walks in the park, hikes in the woods and hills, or allow them to play active sports such as basketball or soccer. As soon as they learn to enjoy these, you would not have to worry about telling them to stay from the computer for a while. They will keep themselves fit with these activities and they will learn to forge friendships.

Kids, who learn to value fitness early, will cherish it as they grow. They would be able to sense immediately if they gain weight and would take measures to prevent obesity. Therefore, it is good to discuss and actually involve them in physical fitness in their young age. Taking care of that aspect is something that modern parenting should pay attention to.

AC Milan San Siro Stadium victory over Naples

The Rossoneri have been facing for 5 games unbeaten Naples (2 wins 3 level), it is home to 16 consecutive AC Milan Jerseys games unbeaten (9 wins and 7 levels), the last home dates back to the 1985-86 season, lost by 1 at home than 2, AC Milan this season, first leg away win 2 to 1. Antonini muscle injury absence, replaced its starting position Jankulovski. Marjorie week holiday in Naples, a small Cannavaro, Aronica, Paqienzha and Cavani back.

25 minutes, crossing the ball midfield Mascara, Cavani, Silva fell to the ground pulling each other, Abbiati confiscated the ball. The first 28 minutes, the stadium appeared funny scene, rescue Gattuso barb out of bounds, but the ball touched hands Gattuso De Sena, the two bickering by both referee warned. Pato up front then steals the ball Robinho, Ibrahimovic restricted rib cage right foot shot was turned Kan Pani Yarrow denied. 32 minutes, Mark van Bommel on the right even had three people outside the area after Fabio Cannavaro rescue by small high cross, the ball Zhise Abat, Robinho the ball, Mark van Bommel restricted right-foot strike unguarded Youlei by Alois nicardipine physically denied.

32 minutes, crossing the ball Jankulovski Robinho restricted area before the ball was hit his left leg trying to rebound heel, Jankulovski long-range higher than the restricted area before the right foot. 37 minutes, Abate throw right throw, high cross Robinho closed slightly larger bottom line, Ibrahimovic missed the ball. After 1 minute, Ibrahimovic Direct, De Sanctis ahead of the net smash Flamini was Ronaldinho Jerseys accidentally disposed of before the attack, Pato got the ball low shot was Alois Nika siege. 41 minutes, Pato deliberately crash Alor nicardipine was booked. The first half end of the game, AC Milan draw with Napoli being 0 to 0.

61 minutes, Silva 50 meters after the ball field after the ball, Pato was trying to smash a small Cannavaro tackles extraordinary rescue. Boateng played immediately replace Robinho. The first 64 minutes, and Gennaro Gattuso injured fighting for Serie A Jerseys Mascara header was zuniga replaced. 66 minutes, crossing the ball left Ibrahimovic, Fabio Cannavaro header siege near the small, long-range higher than Flamini to keep up with his left foot. 68 minutes, Marjorie on the right crossing the ball, hoisting a small Cannavaro Road header just wide.

69 minutes, Gargano kick Boateng was booked, the right front kick Pato crossing the ball kick saved by De Sanctis with one hand. The first 75 minutes, Alor nicardipine elbow Gattuso escaped the referee. 76 minutes, Flamini rescue mistakes, but Inter Milan Jerseys ahead of the Cavani Silva before the siege, before the field got the ball Zhise Ibrahimovic, Pato left rib cage high cross into the restricted area, Boateng Road right foot to push a small restricted area shot score, 2 to 0! scored 3 league ball Boateng was booked strip to celebrate.osure.

Forgotten NFL Stadiums Foxboro Stadium

Long before Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the multiple Super Bowl titles, there was the Foxboro Stadium. Known as one of the most basic NFL stadiums of it’s time, it was greatly inferior to Gillette Stadium; both in history and in amenities. Located in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stadium took a shorter version of the town’s name although it was also once called Sullivan Stadium.

The stadium opened in 1971 as Schaefer Stadium. The Patriots had already been a franchise for 11 years but they were known as the Boston Patriots between 1960 and 1970. Before Foxboro Stadium, the Patriots played their home games at Fenway Park for 7 years as well as two years at Harvard and Boston College’s stadiums. If you have ever been to Fenway Park, you would know that it is extremely inadequate served as an NFL stadium.

Foxboro Stadium was erected on the former Bay State Raceway property which is halfway between Providence and Boston. The franchise had very little help from the city or local officials to construct a stadium which is why it’s layout was so basic. The stadium lacked luxury and private seating as well as individual seating which meant it consisted of only bleachers. Even the locker rooms were way below par. The entire stadium was completely funded with private dollars when it opened in 1971.

Perhaps the most famous game at this former NFL stadium was the very last one played. If you watch the NFL with any regularity, you have seen clips of the final game; a snow covered field with Warren Sapp and the Raiders charging at Tom Brady. This game was the infamous ‘Tuck Rule’ game that will go down as one of the greatest games in the history of the NFL.

Foxboro was one of the smallest NFL stadiums with a capacity of only 60,000. When it was made public that the Patriots were wanting a new stadium built for them, both Hartford and Providence were scrambling to see if they could lure the Patriots to their city while still keeping the New England name. Their plans fell through. Foxboro Stadium was demolished in 2002 just after the Patriots had won their first Super Bowl. The new Gillette Stadium is on the same property as the former NFL stadium, funded entirely by Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft also developed the rest of the property into a retail and hotel district called ‘Patriot Place’. The entire district cost more to construct than Gillette Stadium. This sounds like a place I need to visit.

All Of New York City’s Five Boroughs Offer Fitness

Are you looking to get in shape, or maintain an optimal fitness level? If you live within the five boroughs of New York City you will find many avenues for fitness. Whether it is Yoga in Queens, personal training in Manhattan, Pilates in Brooklyn, boot camp in the Bronx or one of many other options you can find it in the Big Apple. New York City is home to one of the largest concentrations of fitness professionals in the United States. While a majority of them work in gyms, many of them are independent fitness professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit to strike out on their own to start a business.

I had a friend who once walked from the Upper East Side of Manhattan to Coney Island. Along his 13 mile walk, he must have passed a number of fitness facilities. From a Brooklyn Yoga studio offering many exciting and interesting classes to an Upper East Side personal training gym providing one-on-one training to satisfy the beginner or the professional athlete. Every nook and cranny of New York City has mind/body studios, gyms, Crossfit workouts, dance studios and much more available for the fitness conscious person. Once you have decided what interests you, it is easier to begin to focus on which place will suit you best.

In Manhattan there are several places utilizing Russian Kettle bell training. Classes like these are approximately a half-hour long and designed to be an intense muscle workout through the use of these simple, but versatile weights. A form of exercise that is centuries old, is just now picking up steam again.

Queens yogaclasses offered, some with Pilates. Bikram Yoga in Rego Park and Astoria Queens offers the Original Hot Yoga. The classes are ninety minutes and are done in a room that is 105 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat allows muscles to stretch more easily, therefore the muscles can be stretched further as in after you Warm-Up without actually going through the process.

Many of the Upper East Side Personal Trainers available have certifications from some of the top certification agencies such as the American College of Sports Medicine. You need only look at a short bio or profile of these trainers to see what they are about and their level of experience. What is unique about working with an Upper East Side personal trainer is that not only can they meet you at a gym, but apartment dwellers with a gym in their building can utilize personal training services there. The fact is that if you want to be fit, there is no shortage of ways to accomplish your goals in the five boroughs of New York City. Remember, before starting any physical fitness or nutritional program see your primary care physician for a consultation and check up.

Winter Sports At Newberry College

Newberry College, a small private institution in Newberry, South Carolina, plays NCAA Division II sports. The college is a member of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Winter sports played at Newberry are mens basketball, womens basketball, and wrestling. Wrestling is not a SAC sport, and the Newberry Wolves wrestle against schools in NCAA Division II Super Region I.
Mens and womens basketball seasons began in early November with games and tournaments against mainly non-conference opponents. After the holiday break, the schedule gets tough as both the men and the women will face their South Atlantic Conference rivals. The men lost their only conference game in December in overtime to Lincoln Memorial University, while the women won their game. The women have had a strong start to their 2012-13 season, with a 6-2 (1-0) record thus far. The mens record is currently 4-5 (0-1) at the holiday break.

The mens and womens basketball teams have very similar schedules. On January 5 the Newberry teams will host conference rival Mars Hill. Other January home games are scheduled against Wingate University on 1/16, Catawba on 1/19, and Tusculum on 1/26. In February the Newberry men and women will host Anderson University (SC) on 2/6, Carson-Newman on 2/16, and Brevard College on 2/20. Their last home games will be March 2 against Lenoir Rhyne. These are all South Atlantic Conference match ups. The SAC Championships will be held In Greenville, South Carolina March 6-10, 2013.

Newberry College basketball games are played at Eleazer Arena, which seats 1,600 fans. The arena is part of the colleges physical education complex on Luther Street. Single game tickets are $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Newberrys wrestling team is top ranked this year in NCAA Division II Super Region I. They have won the Super Region I championship the last five years. As of December 12, Newberry was #1 in tournament points in the Basford Division II Rankings. In early January the Wolves will head to the Midwest to wrestle Central Missouri and Newman, and then participate in the NCAA National Duals in Springfield, Illinois. The Newberry team returns home to host the Super Region I Duals January 25-26. Colleges scheduled to participate in the duals are Seton Hill, West Liberty, Ohio Valley, East Stroudsburg, and Pitt-Johnstown.

In February Newberry hosts the Newberry Open on 2/3, UNC Pembroke on 2/7, and Anderson on 2/13. The NCAA Super Region I Tournament is scheduled for February 22-23 in Kutztown, PA. The NCAA Division II National Tournament will take place March 8-9 in Birmingham, AL. Home wrestling matches are held in Eleazer Arena, and tickets are $5 for adults.

Light Sport Aircraft Sales

Light Sport Aircraft Sales are common in the aviation market because of the many different light sport aircrafts that are available. It is easy to get confused on which aircraft to buy. If you are searching for a personal type of aircraft which you can use for recreation and sports, well, you need to check the features in christen eagle II aircraft. The aircraft was designed by Frank Christensen and was regarded as one of the many excellent home built aircrafts ever made. The aircraft can do aerobatic maneuvers and considered to be in the class category for aerobatic which can be used in competitions.

The aircraft was used in many different cross country sports and was greatly recommended for advance aerobatic training. It was then later on renamed as Aviat Eagle around the 1990s but it was in the year 1970s when the aircraft was used as a sporting biplane in aerobatic competition. At first, the aircraft was intended to match and compete with the other light aircraft known as Pitts Special. As you can see, there had been many light sport aircraft sales made in the early years wherein many aviation companies were in need to update and create newer versions of aircrafts to compete in the aviation market.

The christen eagle II is just a small aircraft with a conventional type of configuration that can only accommodate a pilot and a passenger. The two people will be sitting in a bubble type canopy. The fuselage and the tail of the aircraft are made using steel tube. A unique feature of the christen eagle is its wings are made of fabric and wood. In the year 1985, there were about 600 of christen eagle aircrafts sold but only about 250 were ever completed.

Light sport aircraft sales may provide numerous types of aircrafts but if you have already set your eyes on the christen eagle II then it is only appropriate that you need to know its characteristics and performance. So, it is already given that the aircraft can carry two people. The aircrafts length measures about 5.46 meters and has a wingspan that measures about 6.07 meters. The height of the aircraft is about 1.98 meters and its wing area covers 11.6 m2. The aircraft weighs about 465 kg when its empty but when it is loaded it weighs around 716 kg. The aircraft can go to a maximum speed of 296 km/h and can travel a distance of 610 km. the service ceiling of the aircraft is 5,180 meters and the rate of its climb measures 11 m/s. the aircraft uses an engine from Lycoming with 200 hp.
References:
cavanaughflightmuseum.com/Aircraft/Eagle/Page1.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christen_Eagle

Why Modified Sports Are Perfect For Children

Sports have been known to offer a lot of benefits to man, irregardless of whether the sport is done for leisure, fun, or competitive purposes. Thus, children are encouraged to engage in sports and other physical activities, as these are known to foster cognitive and physical development, which are also beneficial for their age. It is also believed that such activities also help to enhance their self-confidence and a belief they can be more successful in the future as they venture out to pursue their own career path.

But it is also natural for parents to worry about the health and safety of their children. Thus, the concept of modifying sports was innovated and is now becoming more popular as a safer option for children. In fact, it feels more like fun games while incorporating the benefits that sports has to offer them.

Tips for Modifying Sports

Modified sports offers a huge difference from the typical sports done by adults. Here is how they can be modified to make it a lot safer for the children to be involved in:

a) Reduce the size of the playing court or field.
b) Use smaller sized balls and pieces of equipment.
c) Change the rules to become more lenient due to skills limitation.
d) Reduce the amount of time spent on playing the game.
e) Add the amount of protective gears used.
f) Focus more on the game and fun aspect of it, instead of the competitive aspect of the sport.

Common Sports That Are Modified for Junior Athletes

Since the advent of modifying sports for children, there has been numerous sports that have been reduced in intensity level to make them an ideal choice for junior athletes. Some of the most popular sports currently in practice by junior athletes are cricket, golf, tee ball, soccer, netball and little athletics.

Because of the rising popularity for modified junior sports, there are also several pieces of sports equipment designed for children currently available for purchase. Parents should obtain the appropriate piece(s) of equipment as tailored to their child’s chosen sporting activity. This will increase the child’s safety during play.

Benefits of Modified Sports

If you want to get your child into sports (albeit the modified version), here are some of the reasons you should pursue it:

a) The modified version is as fun and exciting to play as the actual sport from which it was derived. Thus, children will still remain motivated to participate.
b) It is challenging enough for the younger participants, whilst increasing your child’s safety.
c) It offers a great avenue for skills development and facilitates the natural growth and progression of your child.
d) It inculcates the importance of sports and outdoor activities for your child, while eliminating the level of physical demand.
e) It offers an even playing field for children of all sizes, ages and skill level.

The Sheffield Arena

The Sheffield Arena is ultimately the best place to visit in the city of Sheffield. Famously known as the premier concert venue for Yorkshire, the Sheffield Arena has over the years proved that it is actually the best place to stage a show or a concert. With a 13,500 capacity, it is arguably the prime point to catch a concert live featuring some of the world’s big sporting personalities or celebrities.

The Sheffield Arena is currently known as the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield after the Derby based car Sales Company invested 1 million to rename the venue. The beautiful arena is situated at a convenient point in Rotherham, Broughton Lane, a few minutes drive from Sheffield city centre.

Now celebrating its 20th birthday since its official opening on 30th May 1991 by Queen Elizabeth II, Sheffield arena is currently the home to big name concerts and sporting events. From the very first day of its opening, the arena has been full of activity with its first concert taking place the evening of the day it was opened featuring the then high profile celebrity Paul Simon.

The Sheffield arena hosts annual events that attract mammoth crowds including the Clubland Live tour usually staged around November, the November/December Disney On Ice and a number of TV shows including Britain’s Got Talent Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor and Dancing On Ice which visit the venue every year as part of their tours.

The arena is also home to The WWE where they normally visit the arena twice a year and they also use the arena to broadcast their weekly RAW and Smackdown TV shows as well as a live PPV called Rebellion.

There are great plans for the year 2011 with a series of big name celebrities lined up to perform during the year. And if you love ice hockey, you are welcome every weekend to watch Sheffield Steelers ice hockey team play the beautiful game as they compete for the top spot in the Elite Ice Hockey League.

Some people argue that you cannot be to Sheffield city without paying a visit to Sheffield Arena. This is the time to do it.