Fitness Tips – How Much Exercise Should You Do?

Americans are always wanting to find a short cut. There is no quick fix. Attaining fitness requires a lifestyle change and making the right healthy choices. The most benefits come from cardio-respiratory fitness, and to attain this a regular exercise program is often needed. Failing this, making active choices, such as using a push mower rather than a power mower, and walking to each tee rather than using a golf cart on the golf course, will help one stay fit.

Those who promote fitness exercise are following along the more recent lines of nutritionists’ thinking, he says, which involves behavior modification. If you do not change your behavior and make it a lifestyle change, it’s not going to become a habit.

The message that many experts are starting to put out is: A little bit of exercise is good enough.

How little? All you need, is to expand 285 calories a day – 2,000 calories a week – in activities above and beyond your job.

But if it’s a healthy life you’re interested in, they write, all other things being equal, the gardener’s odds against heart disease are as good as the marathoner’s.

How much exercise you should do depends upon what you want to achieve. If you just want stress reduction, you don’t have to do aerobic exercise,… but you won’t get reduction in the risk of heart disease if you do not meet minimum standards of exercise. That means exercising at 60 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate for 20 to 30 minutes at least three times a week. Do less than that and you will never achieve a level of conditioning. You won’t improve.

But being moderately fit is OK. In a paper based on data collected at the researchers showed that the largest difference in mortality – about 60 percent – was between the sedentary and people who were only moderately fit, as judged by performance on treadmill exercise tests.

It’s dangerous to do nothing and easy to do enough.

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Calories burned in a single hour
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The following figures are for a man weighing 180 pounds and a woman weighing 130 pounds.
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Activity Men Women
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Cooking 216 156
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Chopping wood 414 299
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Mowing lawn 486 351
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Scrubbing floors 522 377
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Trimming trees 630 455
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Gardening 576 416
(heavy chores)
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Painting outside 378 273
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Washing the car 270 195
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House cleaning 288 208
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Raking 270 195
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Stocking shelves 270 195
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Window cleaning 288 208
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Fishing 234 169
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Education and Education Institution’s Mafia

The most important and desirable thing human beings are gifted is the wisdom. At the outset, we are programmed in our reality of creation that we all should strive for education to acquire knowledge. In the past, many centuries ago, people acquired knowledge from those who were educated and from the experience of others. They learn how to evaluate through reasons and implement in their lives all the virtues.

Anil Sadgopal is an Indian educationist and activist, known for the Hoshangabad Science Teaching Program and for advocacy related to the Right to Education Act. The main feature of basic education is free and compulsory education for children of 7 to 14 years, education through craft, self-supporting education, mother tongue as medium of instruction, ideal citizenship and flexible curriculum.

In olden days educational institutions and teachers were very sincere and earnest in their profession. They ensured that the students were groomed into the system and they learn diligently with all sincerity. As the societies grew and spread across the globe, the education pattern has changed accordingly to suit to whom monetary benefits matters most. The respective governing bodies have issued guidelines to both government school and private schools to ensure students get the benefits. Alas! This has never been translated into factuality and the main purpose was relegated to the back and remained until to date. The government school failed in their aspect of duties whereas the private school has progressed to some extent of the huge cost of financial burden on the parents.

Bhanu Jain wrote in his Policy Institutions and Practice Term Paper and strongly recommended that the common school system is a must step that should be taken to insure the development of India as a superpower and as a developed country. Although it has been well-recognized decades ago that CSS is an essential step for attaining equality, social justice and social change until now no concrete and effective steps have been taken for its implementation.

The grave scenario is the behavior of developed and developing countries. The underdeveloped countries remain below the threshold of basic educational standard awaiting mercy from some philanthropist to elevate their academic level. It is a wishful thinking displaying their incompetence and ignorance to come to terms with reality. They get carried away by the false propaganda and modern infrastructure and doomed defeat at the end. They become victims of financial burden and remained in debt for many years.

These corporate educational institutions aim to haul maximum financial benefits from the parents and acquire properties from the government schools. The façade they create in the form of infrastructure, publicity, pomp and show besides greasing the palms of government officials. They also promote their image on social media and in print media.

On the contrary, the story is different when it comes to government school and its performance. A principal of the Urdu medium school in the old city of Hyderabad (India), Mrs. Gupta has elevated the ranking of the said school from below 250 to an astounding top 5 in the twin cities. It is to be noted that the government school in question has never raised any fee nor the salaries of the teaching staff. It has unequivocally established a fact that who is at the helm of the institution. A sincere and dedicated person will achieve a remarkable feat within the existing system and environments.

If consider, the government schools and the number of students who not only excel in academic curriculum but also in sports and other extracurricular areas. All outstanding sportsmen, whether in Golf, Hockey, cricket or any other faculty of sports has come from average families and government or private schools which do not belong to corporate school category. In the field of politics, research or administrative services majority has come from humble background and poor financial status. They all studied in regular government school in simple and humble surroundings. All philosophers, scholars and geniuses are from a humble background and not from the corporate education system.

The outstanding features of all corporate schools are hypocrisy, corrupt practices and snobbish attitude. They practice class distinction and make them conscious of their background. It is not openly reflected nor advertise, but progressively the Zionist culture infiltrated in Indian education system to create a society of corrupt wealthy group as seen in western societies.

It evidently and unequivocally established that what matters is not the corporate school, but the leadership and will to change the scenario. The foreign degrees and overseas stay for many decades are no criteria to achieve remarkable feat. The sincerity and dedication of commitments to provide valuable and meaningful education to poor and below average income group children is of prime importance.

These corporate educational institutions are slow poison which will make our societies hollow from inside. They are the termites and cause irreparable damage to the societies and their very personalities. They make feel inferior among themselves ultimately, they will be relegated in delusion in the long run. They will drift in the wilderness of chaos and confusion. They live a short life thriving on financial gain, eventually failed in their vision of faith and religious practices.

Market Value of Effective Management Practices

We all know that stock markets respond in an irrational way dependent on the availability of information, and several key criteria related to the company. Innovation, consumer appetite for new products or new uses of products, and leadership changes are the typical price influences that the market experiences, outside of global economic and political stability. It is the information that is readily available. Private companies on the other hand have a different perspective. Ask a private capital company what they look for in an investment and the best ones will tell you it’s about passion and a sustainable management process.These two items together create the magic that produces innovation, consumer attraction and strong leadership in a sustainable way. Lose either and you fall victim to individual heroics that may or may not produce that for which the public markets deem worthy of paying a premium. What are management practices exactly? They are the behaviours that company managers exhibit when executing the company’s management processes. More specifically, they are behaviours that:
Illicit creativity
Align and motivate teams and individuals
Provide candid and productive feedback in all directions
Create vision and excitement, and
Produce a steady flow of change that results in consistent and dramatic performance improvement over long time horizons
Management processes include strategic planning processes, annual objectives-setting processes, performance management processes, process improvement processes, and employee and customer feedback and communication processes. A company that can consistently find innovative ideas, create an appetite in the market, and execute on the market demand on a repetitive basis shows signs of having a strong set of management processes that are practiced very effectively. Think Apple in recent years, who made a killing on iPads and iPhones in the wake of a terrible recession. A company that produces one great innovation and then struggles to find more is likely suffering from poor management practices. All new ideas or projects are relying on individual heroics, and any weakness in its execution should be a sign that there are weaknesses among the management.Think Blackberry in recent years, and their poorly received Playbook and Blackberry Torch. Which one would you rather invest in? When the market values innovation, consumer appetite and company leadership, what they are really valuing are the signs and symptoms of effective management practices. Why not go straight to the source and make sure the fundamentals are in tact before you invest in the symptoms? Over the last 6 years I have assessed the management practices of various companies in multiple different fields, from consumer goods to financial services and beyond. By addressing and improving a few key management practices, my clients have earned significant premiums on their valuations. It is possible to measure the effectiveness of a company’s management practices, and that research should weigh heavily on an analysts estimates of a company’s value.The best way to learn about a company’s management practices is to find out from their customers and employees. A fractured company, with poor feedback from customers and employees is a sign of a company with fractured management practices. Perhaps there is lack of clarity in the organization’s strategy. Maybe the employees don’t know how they fit into the big picture. Maybe there are pervasively inefficient business processes. Or perhaps there is a severe fear of giving performance feedback that is based objectively on tangible results. All of these root causes lead to limited innovation and poor understanding of customer appetite.Your Best Stock Bet- The best bet from my perspective is to put your money in on the companies that meet any of the following characteristics:
A low stock price, and new leadership that has a track record of great management practice
An IPO in which the prospectus or your own knowledge of the company shows clear indication that there are robust management processes in place, and skilled practitioners of those processes within the management ranks
An undervalued company that has strong management processes, and is investing in upgrading its management’s execution of those processes
Companies that you might want to divest of or avoid are ones that:
Have stale management processes that are not being practiced in a way that produces creativity and excitement
Use their management processes to hold the company and its employees hostage
Are bringing in leadership that have demonstrated a greater interest in personal celebrity than in sustainable management practice
Have low employee engagement and customer feedback scores
How to Influence the Management Practices of Your Company- Many organizations have management processes in place that are quite robust. Where they fall down is in how they are practiced. This is because how these processes are practiced are often left to individual interpretation, which is limited to the individual’s experience and biases. Some managers are excellent individually, and demonstrate awesome management practice. Others are learning as they go, emulating the leaders they want to be, and hoping they are being taught the right stuff. Some are even paying large premiums to get an MBA, which invariably doesn’t actually teach them the process skills of management such as gaining consensus, managing people, and making efficient multi-disciplinary decisions.The secret to organizational value is to have management practices that are consistently high across a large number of managers. Leadership has an interesting position in the equation. In a company that has and practices robust management processes effectively, leaders can be created. What the market values when they see a change in leadership is the leader’s ability to implement and execute an effective set of management processes.For those of you who are leaders, this means spending your own time learning the best practices, experimenting with them on an ongoing basis, and mastering them over time. For managers, it also means working in an organization where the leader values the investment in creating effective managers. These practices can be learned with an executive coach who has explicit experience in the development and application of management practices. No matter how you get there, the best chance you have at increasing a company’s valuation and stock price sustainably is if you take a look deep inside the guts of the company at its management processes and practices.