Try A Fitness Boot Camp 30 Day Challenge For A Healthier Lifestyle

Getting healthy is easy, and it doesn’t take very long to notice the difference. Joining a fitness boot camp is one of the things you can do to help you achieve your fitness goals. Before you begin however, you must decide, and make a commitment towards this goal. Staying fit and healthy is a lifestyle choice. Once you make this commitment, you will start to see how small changes in your daily routine can help get you into shape. When you sit down with your fitness boot camp trainer to create your diet and workout plan, you need to remember to set goals that are simple and realistic. Achieving these and seeing their results will help motivate you move on to bigger goals, with bigger results.

Fitness boot camp 30-day challenge

Celebrities and models make it seem like they were born with good looks, but any certified fitness boot camp trainer will tell you that the secret to their good look – and yours, is a combination of a healthy diet and regular fitness workout. You don’t have to work out like crazy, but making health-conscious decisions about your lifestyle will certainly go a long way. Here are some fitness boot camp tips that will have you feeling healthier at the end of 30 days.

  1. Drink lots of water. Hydration is important. It also helps stave off those untimely hunger pangs.
  2. Quit smoking and reduce alcohol consumption.
  3. Stand straight. Shoulders back, tummy tucked in fitness boot camp style. This will help tone your abdominals and give you a taller, more confident feel.
  4. Watch what you eat. Talk to a camp trainer about what type of diet you can start off on. Generally, we’d encourage you to avoid calorie and sugar-rich rood and try to get more fruits and greens into your system.
  5. Brush regularly, especially before bedtime. This acts like a signal to your brain that it is time to stop eating.
  6. Don’t lose sleep. Not getting the rest your body needs can make your body start producing more fat.
  7. Exercise. Start off light at first, like perhaps walking the kids to school, walking to work when the weather’s good, taking the stairs, mowing the lawn. Your backyard is a great place to exercise a little. Pushups, sit-ups, skipping rope – all help tone your body and keep the fat at bay. A fitness boot camp trainer can help you identify areas where you can start to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.

And that’s the 30 day challenge. Follow these with dedication and commitment for just 30 days and you will start to see the changes in your body AND your mood. Ask a camp trainer to also help you start a journal of the 30-day challenge. Seeing the changes happen helps keep you positive and committed to your fitness program. And as fitness boot camp trainers like to put it: getting healthy is a lifestyle choice. We encourage you to make this choice not just for yourself, but for those around you. One person keeping fit is an inspiration for others to keep fit. Start getting healthy today.

The Prevention of Slips, Trips, Falls and Other Accidents

We’ve all done it at some time or another; slipped on some wet flooring or stubbed a toe. Most of these accidents aren’t important and we think nothing of them, but in health and safety terms, slips, trips and falls are deadly serious. They caused over 40 fatalities in 2010-11, and are responsible for over half the major workplace accidents in the UK.

Slip and trip prevention
Preventing slips and trips is easier than you might think. In essence, you need to remove things that people can slip or trip on, or if this isn’t possible, make sure they are clearly visible. This means ensuring cables don’t cross walkways, signposting wet floors and marking steps with paint or tape. It’s also important to check surfaces are in good repair. Paving that is uneven or cracked can be particularly dangerous. Other hazards to look out for include:

• Highly polished floors
• Ice and snow
• Loose carpets
• Chair legs and open drawers
If you see this sort of hazard, it may be possible to sort it out yourself, but if not you should make it as safe as possible and get whoever is in charge of health and safety to fix it.

Fall prevention
While slips and trips are frightening, it is falling that causes injury. Falls are more likely and serious as you grow older, and those from higher up can be extremely dangerous. In some cases preventing falls is as simple as not working at height. If the same job (or part of it) can be done on the ground, this is much safer. However, this may not be possible. If it is necessary to work high off the ground, on a roof for example, using properly maintained ladders or platforms, harnesses, ropes and other safety equipment makes a big difference.

A lot of falls happen in everyday situations, with stairs a major hazard. Poor lighting, loose (or no) handrails and clutter left on the steps can all cause serious accidents.

Legislation
For employers, the prevention of slips, trips and falls is important to keep staff and the public safe, but is also a legal requirement. These sorts of accidents are not usually deemed to be the fault of the person who had the accident, and are often avoidable. Employers can be held accountable if their health and safety practices aren’t up to scratch.

Online training
The easiest way to guarantee the prevention of slips, trips and falls in the workplace is to make sure all staff have adequate training. While this may sound complicated, it’s no longer necessary to hire a speaker or attend classes off-site. Online and computer-based training can often be more effective, affordable and practical.

Online health and safety courses are delivered either over the internet or on CD-ROM, and can be accessed from any PC. This means staff can complete the training in their own time, so it isn’t necessary to get everyone together. The software also records who has completed the training.

Dog Food Recall Explodes from Cross Contamination

Menu Foods, manufacturer of more than 100 brands of dog food subject to recall, due to contaminated wheat gluten causing kidney failure and death in thousands of dogs, today significantly expanded that recall.

Now, dog food not made with suspect wheat gluten but manufactured at the same facilities as previously recalled dog food, has been added to the list. The reason, cross contamination.
Evidence of cross contamination has been reported to Menu Foods from a consumer and study results, according to its own press release.

The continuing expansion of the dog food recall, while reports of kidney failure and death in dogs dominate many news channels, point to a deeper flaw in the manufacture and marketing of dog food.

That problem is the almost ‘Wild West’ atmosphere in which virtually any ingredient could be included in dog food, labeled a nutrient using deceptive wording, and sold to unsuspecting dog owners intent on buying a healthy dog food product.

This has been easy for the dog food industry as there is virtually no regulation in this area. The FDA is under financed and has insufficient manpower to monitor plant production. Animal food does not have to meet the same standards as human grade food. As a result, inclusions labeled as protein sources are frequently far more sinister on its face than labels suggest.

The dog food industry was founded in America has an answer to business demands for a viable and profitable outlet for industrial waste which includes diseased animal parts, buy-products, fillers and slaughterhouse refuse.

That the current dog food recall continues to dominate worldwide attention is evidence of a widespread disregard by the dog food industry for the well being of dogs and pets worldwide.

In a laughable response to a recent U.S. Senate hearing the pet food industry proclaimed their products “safe” while dogs and cats lay dead and dying in veterinary hospitals from the United States to South Africa.

Dog owners should not be shocked at news of the unhealthy nature of dog food products, when even regulated human food supplies are at risk.

Caroline Smith DeWaal of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Stated recently that “We see the pet food recall as a warning sign for the government that they need to do more to protect the food supply,” “It could easily happen to an ingredient used in human food as well.”

So what should a dog owner do?

o Make sure that your dog is not being fed any of the dog food subject to recall.

o If at all possible, start feeding your dog a diet that is natural and healthy for both Fido’s health and your wallet. An example of such a dog food diet can be seen at : http://www.dogs-4life.com/raw-vs-kibble.html

o If your dog shows any signs of illness, contact your veterinarian immediately. If contaminated dog food is the cause of illness in your dog, time is of the absolute essence.