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article: (Hula) Hooping Through History


(Hula) Hooping Through History

Hoops, originally made from stiff grasses and other natural materials, have been popular toys for centuries—long before “hula” was added to their name in the 18th century. Doctors in medieval England blamed many injuries on a recreational “hooping” fad. Another craze surfaced in the 1950s, when the Wham-O company released its plastic hoop. Today, hoops have found renewed popularity among adults who perform hoop dances or enjoy hooping at concerts. What do you need to make your own hula hoop? More… Discuss

360 View of Puente Hills, from Turnbull Canyon Water Tower (as seen by my LG Optimus Elite – handheld)


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Published on Apr 29, 2014

360 View of Puente Hills, from Turnbull Canyon Water Tower (as seen by my LG Optimus Elite – handheld) ‎
Thursday, ‎April ‎03, ‎2014, ‏‎11:18:04 AM
A beautiful area to hike and enjoy nature, especially in Spring.

Note: I don’t know if the Geo-locator is visible, to get you an idea of the view point ( included it in the settings for this video). Things don’t get any easier around here!

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What form of exercise do you enjoy the most?


Let’s say one day you wake up with a taste for ice cream: What flavor would you pick? But this post is about exercise not ice cream: what is your prefered exercise? calisthenics, jogging, brisk walking?

I enjoy a variety of exercises and I do them daily now:

  • 28 flights of stairs (ascending only, to protect my knees): I do this in 8 minutes, wearing my 2.5 lb ankle weights (which by the way  I wear all the day long). This get my metabolism going, for about 2 hours.
  • One hour brisk walking, and jogging for 5-6 miles in the evening (a great way to keep my body in shape, maintain and increase endurance and oxygenation (each other day I wear my 30 lb gym weights vest, and the 2.5lb ankle weights, for strength and stamina (I keep a 4-4.5 miles per hour cadence)
  • Two-three days (weekends) are reserved for the daily six miles, and a 20 miles cycling on my heavy bicycle (40 lb) in addition to 1-1.5 hours of brisk walking and jogging. I miss the stairs over the weekend though. 
  • Before and after exercising I warm up to allow my body to stretch for 5 minutes.
    You too can start exercising. Nothing big, it is all a one step at a time, and the first step is the most important and for most of us the hardest to make.
  • Good luck: Get outside, walk a little, the time to start is now!