Author Archives: Chris Armstrong

Strength and Conditioning Journal Review

Strength and Conditioning Journal is not a journal for the average reader. It is the NSCA’s (National Strength and Conditioning Association) evidence-based practical journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning field. The mission is to publish articles that report the practical applications of current strength and conditioning research.

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Health Aging Month – September 2020

Healthy Aging month was first introduced when baby boomers were about to turn 50 but is geared to adults ages 45-plus. Carol Worthington is the creator of September is Healthy Aging Month and is the editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging Magazine. Health Aging Month encourages you to act how you feel instead of acting your age! It is all about the positive aspects of growing old.  Seniors should take charge of their well-being, by aging with a healthy body (physical health) and a healthy mind (mental health). Healthy aging affects different body parts such as eyes, skin, organs, etc.

 

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Loonshots, Book Review

 

Read stories of how ideas that were considered loonshoots struggled to survive.  A loonshot in this book is defined as a neglected project, widely dismissed, its champion written off as unhinged. There are two types of loonshots: P-Type and the S-Type. P-Type loonshoot is a new product or technology that no one thinks will work and the S-Type loonshoot is a new strategy or business model that no one thinks will work.

 

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National Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 3 is “Stay out of the Sun Day”.  National Stay out of the Sun Day is not a day for those who want a tan and love the sun beaming down on them. It is a day for those who want to stay out of the heat and the damage the sun does to our skin. It may have originated as a reminder to people of the link between skin cancer and the sun. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. And it doesn’t take a lifetime of sunburns and summers to occur. Skin cancer is the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults (ages 15-29).

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Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s, which is the only leading cause of death that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. June is the month to wear purple and use your brain to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. Visit the Alzheimer’s Association website for the many events that are going on throughout the month.

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National Garden Month

In 2002, the National Gardening Association extended National Garden week for the entire month and celebrated for the first time in 2003. All gardens are celebrated, whether its’ an indoor, outdoor, patio garden or whatever it may be. If you are a gardener, then it’s time to sharpen your tools, collect your seeds, prepare your beds and plant. You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy National Garden Month. You don’t have to plant but you can read about how to start a garden.  Test the waters by planting a few plants in pots and start a patio garden. It is the month to enjoy growing plants. Make sure you take time to look, smell and touch the plants that you are taking care of.  It is a time to be thankful for all of the plants, trees, herbs and shrubs that landscape our surroundings and learn about how plants affect our environment, our moods, and how we can heal from what we grow.

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Nebraska Statehood

Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867.  The capitol was originally in Omaha on the present site of Central High School, but was soon moved West, to Lancaster, later renamed Lincoln after the recently assassinated President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Nebraska means “flat water” and is an Otoe Indian term referring to the Platte River that flows through the state. The state motto is “Equality Before the Law”

 

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