March 8, 2011
Exercise for the Body
You know exercise is good for you -- but do you know how good? At its most basic, exercise is any type of physical exertion we perform in an effort to improve our health, shape our bodies, and boost performance (Waehner, Web). Adults, men and women, and teens both benefit from exercise and physical activity in many different ways. Exercise should play a key role in everyone’s daily life, not only does it boost self esteem, it also improves mental health and helps prevent depression, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes, and, as always, obesity. Most people agree that even though they may not look forward to doing a workout, they tend to feel better after there done. Finding activities that you enjoy and that become part of your daily routine is the key to a long and healthy life.
Exercising helps prevent heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type II Diabetes, decay of bones, known as osteoporosis, and obesity. According to the American Heart Association, more than 16 million Americans have heart disease (Penninger, Web). Heart disease occurs when the small vessels in the heart muscle, the coronaries, are not sufficiently supplied with blood, a condition typically caused by arteriosclerosis (Blech 64). Primary risk factors for heart disease include: high blood pressure, obesity, cigarette smoking, diabetes, and...
5. Did pursuing your Sportsmanship goal enhance your physical activity in any way? Why or why not? Pursuing my sportsmanship goal enhanced my physical activity in several ways because I had to do sprints, mile-runs, and swimming to bring my endurance up to do track activites.
Fitness Test Comparison: (worth 20 points)
1. Repeat the sit and reach fitness test from the Getting Started lesson.
2. Compare your original sit and reach result with your current sit and reach result. Write out your original score and status, along with your current score and status.
Original score 25 Current score 27
3. Did your results improve? Why or why not? Yes, my results improved because over the past year I have been doing exercise which has helped my flexibility. Also I got taller and have long arms....
...There are different ways on how to improve your clarity of speech. Having clear speech requires a relaxed face and jaw. Here are a few exercises to improve the clarity of your speech.
Practice jaw exercises to enhance clarity of speech. Use a mirror to aid you in this step. Here are three exercises to help. These also help relax the jaw, making speech a lot clearer:
Make wide chewing motions while humming gently.
Stretch every muscle in your jaw and face. Open your mouth as wide as possible (as if you were about to yawn), while moving your jaw in circles, and sideways.
Open your mouth wide, as in the previous exercise, and shut it again. Repeat 5 times.
Try tongue twisters. Start off slowly, and gradually build up until you say them at normal conversation speed. When speaking them, exaggerate the words, making your tongue, jaw and lips work hard. As you become surer of them, begin to project your voice and exaggerate the words more. This helps you gain skill.
Have a conversation with yourself in front of the mirror. It may sound silly, but it does help. Again, exaggerate your words as you speak.
Gargle some lukewarm water with a pinch of salt. This helps relieve tension in the throat.
Avoid speaking with clenched teeth. This will avoid you from letting out the words clearly.
Don't rush when speaking. Talk deliberately, but not so slow that you...
...on the Acute and Chronic Effects of Exercise on Anxiety and Depression
It has long been speculated that there is a relationship between exercise and it effects on anxiety and depression. However, it is not until recently that research has shown that exercise is associated with positive changes in mood and reductions in anxiety and depression. According to the Mental Health Victoria, depression is characterised by prolonged feelings of sadness, dejection and hopelessness and will affect one in four women and one in six men at some point in their lives. In the United States, anxiety disorders and depression are the most common mental health disorders costing the public $45 billion a year (Berger, Pargman & Weinberg, 2002, pp. 398). Although people typically deal with these mood disturbances through psychological counseling, drug therapy, or both, more and more individuals are looking to exercise to promote their psychological well-being (Berger, Pargman & Weinberg, 2002, pp. 398). The effects of exercise can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute meaning immediate, but not necessarily, temporary effects arising from a single bout of exercise, and chronic relating to the long-term effects of exercise focusing on changes over time (Berger, Pargman & Weinberg, 2002, pp. 398). The vast majority of research on the relationship between exercise and...
...well-tested ratios out there make the task a bit less daunting. Comparative ratio analysis helps you identify and quantify of the desert hotel company's strengths and weaknesses, evaluate its financial position, and understand the risks you may be taking.
As with any other form of analysis, comparative ratio techniques are not definitive. Numerous off the balance sheet and income statement factors can play a role in the success or failure of a company. This discussion contains descriptions and examples of the eight major types of ratios used in financial analysis: Profitability, Liquidity, short-term liquidity and Long-Term Analysis
Ratios are highly important profit tools in financial analysis that help financial analysts implement plans that improve profitability, liquidity, financial stability and management efficiency for the business. Although, ratios report generally show the professional way, of the desert lodge accommodation of beds and breakfast boutique hotel in the desert of Kuwait.
There are several considerations it must be aware of when comparing ratios from one financial period to another.
Short-term liquidity is the ability of the company to meet its short-term financial commitments. Short-term liquidity ratios measure the relationship between current liabilities and current assets. This helps us measure the...
Liquidity ratios are used to determine a company’s ability to meet its short-term debt obligations. Investors often take a close look at liquidity ratios when performing fundamental analysis on a firm. Since a company that is consistently having trouble meeting its short-term debt is at a higher risk of bankruptcy, liquidity ratios are a good measure of whether a company will be able to comfortably continue as a going concern.
Working capital is the amount by which the value of a company's current assets exceeds its current liabilities. Also called net working capital. Sometimes the term "working capital" is used as synonym for "current assets" but more frequently as "net working capital", i.e. the amount of current assets that is in excess of current liabilities. Working capital is frequently used to measure a firm's ability to meet current obligations. It measures how much in liquid assets a company has available to build its business.
Working capital is a common measure of a company's liquidity, efficiency, and overall health.
Decisions relating to working capital and short term financing are referred to as working capital management. These involve managing the relationship between an entity's short-term assets (inventories, accounts receivable, cash) and its short-term liabilities.
Working capital (net working capital) = Current Assets - Current Liabilities
Ratio Analysis University of Phoenix
HCS/571 Finance Resource Management Sept 24, 2013Rosetta Stringfellow, MBA, BSRatio Analysis Ratio analysis is a widely used managerial tool that compares one number with another to gain insights that would not arise from looking at either of the numbers separately. Ratio analysis is used to examine and interpret the relationship between two numbers on a financial statement. This is done so that the managers of a facility can determine whether or not the organization needs to change any of their financial variables in order to remain competitive in their market. The ratio analysis converts numbers into meaningful comparisons which managers can use to compare their facilities with others within the same market. The management team can also use the ratio analysis to see how the facility is performing from year to year. In sum, ratio analysis shows the strengths and weaknesses of a health care facility (Finkler, Kovner, & Jones, 2007).
The financial data for this paper are from the financial statements of Norwalk Hospital located in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Common size ratios allow comparisons between comparable health care organizations. It is important to see how the facility compares to others in the region of the market place (Finkler et al., 2007)....
...spine are designed to provide stability, while the thoracic spine is designed to provide mobility.”(5) Some examples of exercises people with back problems can perform to improve mid-back mobility are described in the following sentences. According to the article, “Three Exercises to Treat Back Pain”, the thoracic spine moves in four ways: It flexes both forward and side to side, extends (bends backward), and rotates (twists left and right). Thoracic spine flexion needs to have the capacity to extend and rotate but that is restricted in most of us. Eric Cressey, CSCS (mentioned in the article) recommends the following exercises in order to increase the mobility of the mid-back thoracic spine. The first exercise mentioned is the Supine Thoracic Spine Mobilization with Tennis Balls. It is essentially doing curl-ups on two tennis balls placed under the back. The arching of the back increases the flexibility of the thoracic spine. The second exercise is the Quadruped Extension Rotation. It involves kneeling on all fours and twisting the spine left and right without moving the hips. The last exercise is the side bridge. It involves lying on your side with your legs fully extended and stacked, and your arm bent 90 degrees with your forearm on the floor. After this is done, you lift your hips and hold it for two or three ten-second increments. These exercises will greatly...