ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal Review

Attention fitness instructors, personal trainers, exercise leaders, program managers, and other front-line health and fitness professionals, ACSM’s Health and Fitness Journal is written just for you to help you in your career.  ACSM stands for the American College of Sports Medicine.  Their objective is to encourage and deliver truthful, unbiased, and dependable information on health and fitness.  The Journal strives to help health and fitness practitioners improve their knowledge and experience through reports and recommendations from experts, CEC (Continuing Education Credit) offerings, opportunities to question the experts, listings of job openings, and more.

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Compliment Day

Let me begin by saying it is so nice of you to read this blog today.  I can see that you are an inquisitive and intelligent person.  Yes, it is Compliment Day.  It is a day where we can say something positive about the people we see every day. Not only do compliments make other people feel good, but also did you know that giving compliments is a form of leadership and influence?  This is because people love to be around positive people, and will be more likely to follow their example and listen to their ideas.

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Slow Cooking for Everyone

January just happens to be National Slow Cooking Month and a great time to make delicious warm meals on a cold winter’s day.  Slow cooking and crock-pots are used interchangeably; however, crock-pots are a brand of slow cookers that come in various shapes and sizes and just about every major appliance company now makes their own interpretation.

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1st Appearance: The Fantastic Four

The Fantastic Four

1st Appearance: The Fantastic Four #1, November 1961

Base of Operations/Headquarters: Baxter Building (top 5 floors), Four Freedoms Plaza, Pier 4, 4 Yancey Street

Members: Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Thing

Team Leader: Mister Fantastic
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“The Public” DVD Review

Public libraries give the homeless population a place to be warm, dry, and drop their defenses temporarily. Inside, they are welcome to read newspapers, books, or bulletin board messages, research on computers, and sit around with others or isolate themselves in corners. During the cold and rainy seasons, they line up outside before the building opens, and are reluctant to leave at closing time.

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Beat the Winter Blues

Here it is January and some of us live where we have experienced the true season of winter for at least a couple of months now.  By that I mean it is cold, windy, it has snowed, and we don’t have a lot of day light hours to enjoy.  We can sit around and complain about it being winter or we can find ways to make the most of this season.

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Amaryllis means to sparkle in Greek.  Amaryllis bulbs are easy to grow.  They are easy to bloom again from year to year, unlike the Poinsettia. They produce large, colorful bell-shaped flowers that get better with time, the bulbs getting bigger and producing more flower stems. Properly cared for they can live for 75 years.  Amaryllis can be used as cut flowers. They last longer in a vase, up to two weeks.  If you get them as a Christmas gift, they usually come with a pot, soil and bulb and directions.  If you only have the bulb, plant each amaryllis bulb in a 6-8” pot. Heavy pots are preferred because the plant does become top heavy.  Lightweight pots may tip over under the weight of the bloom.  You may also need a support stake to keep the bloom upright. If you have a large bulb, you may get two or three flowering stalks that bloom over a period of several weeks.

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Did You Know Winter 2019 Edition

The Freeman/Lozier Library is always changing to keep up with the latest trends and services to offer you our best.  Our More Than Books newsletter has a “Did You Know” section that keeps you informed about the changes that have taken place in the library.  Here is the latest news from that newsletter:

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