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How to Dress for a Youth Internship – 7 Tips

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This article offers tips on how to dress for a youth internship. In addition to gaining experience and exposure, an internship positions you to be the recipient of opportunities for jobs, contacts, scholarships, fellowships, and more. Therefore, it’s imperative that you dress for success.

7 Tips

· Never wear tennis shoes.

Unless the you will be interning at a gym or fitness center, tennis shoes should never be worn, even on dress down days. Instead, opt for a pair of casual dress shoes. This rule of thumb goes for young ladies and young men. Since we’re discussing shoes, never wear sandals that resemble house shoes.

· Keep tattoos covered.

If your arms are covered with tattoos, wear long sleeve blouses and shirts. Unfortunately, tattoos send the wrong message, and you’re trying to send the right message. Or, invest in a casual sport coat or tailored jean jacket.

· Invest in a suit.

A suit signals that you mean business. Equally important, you want to fit in at special events. Both young men and young women need to invest in a good suit. You might consider wearing it the first time you meet with the person who will be supervising or mentoring you.

Be creative. Males can pair a jacket with khakis, a nice shirt, and a tie. Females can pair a jacket with a skirt, khakis, or a dress.

· Wear a skirt or dress.

Young ladies always standout when their wearing a dress or skirt. But watch the hemlines and low cuts. You’re not there to pick up a date. Here’s a good way to determine if the dress or skirt is not appropriate. If you would not wear it to church, you should not wear it to your internship. Finally, buy skirts and dresses that are lined. If they do not have a lining, purchase a slip.

· Avoid jeans.

Wearing jeans is a no-no. Like tennis shoes, jeans are for leisure, and you’re not going to an internship to relax or play. Equally important, no leggings or workout tights. Stocking up on dress pants and khakis is a good alternative for males and females.

· Maintain good hygiene.

Keep nails manicured. If your funds are low and you are unable to get a professional manicure, buy a good finger nail file. Always look neat and clean. Keep your hair maintained.

· Keep jewelry to a minimum.

When it comes to jewelry less is always more. So, don’t wear jewelry that’s large and distracting. For those with multiple holes in the ear, only wear one pair. Moreover, remove earrings from your nose and eyes. It is suggested that young men remove all earrings. When the internship is over, you can do what you like. Keep in mind, you want to make the statement, not your accessories.

In summary, an internship is serious business, and you must come prepared to seize the opportunity. Being properly dressed for the occasion says a mouth full. However, by taking the tips in … Read More

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424 Fitness Center

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Exercise Thigh Routines-Ab Lower Workout Tips

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There are some people especially women who will tend to

carry more weight on their thighs and buttocks than others

and no matter which diet they use losing weight from the

thigh area seems to take forever. In this article we will

look at exercise thigh tips which will hopefully help to

reduce the look of them but first of all we look at the

reason why some of us have larger thighs than others.

The reason why some people have problems with their thighs

compared to others is all down to our genes. Our genetic

make up will determine where the majority of the fat cells

in our body will be placed. For some this means that they

will have more fat cells around their thighs and

unfortunately we can not change the number of fat cells that

are present at various parts of our bodies. However for

these people with fat thighs there is a chance to make them

thinner. In order to do this they must shrink the amount of

fat within the fat cells in their thighs to make the leaner

and thinner.

There are 2 ways in which we can exercise thigh for getting

thinner. The first is to burn the fat from all areas which will

eventually remove the fat from these difficult spots. The

second way is to tone and firm your thighs quickly with a

thigh exercise. By toning the thighs you are helping to burn

some fat indirectly and this will help to raise your

metabolism because of the exercise you are doing which then

burns more calories. If you carry out regular aerobic

exercise and doing it correctly then the results should be

soon apparent and you’ll get a good ab lower workout too.

The best way for a person to tone their thighs is by doing

squats. However some people believe that doing squats will

cause their thighs to become massive but this will not

happen if the trainer does not want them to have big thighs.

You need to perform squats moderately in order to tone the

thighs and bottom quickly. In fact any muscle when toned

will have some slight growth and in order for the muscle to

grow then a person would need to perform increase the number

of squats as well as the intensity of them. So as you can

see it is quite easy to control your thigh size as long as

you keep your squat intensity levels low. However, if your

thigh size increases then it is advisable that you stop

using squats. Generally this is a good ab lower workout

as well.

A good routine I would suggest using for slimming your

thighs is to do squats 3 times per week on alternate days

and start off very light by just using your body weight for

2-3 sets of 10 repetitions and then gradually build up your

resistance over the next 3 to 4 weeks. Hopefully such an

exercise thigh set will … Read More

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Exercises For Losing Weight – Proven Advice For Women

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With all the weight loss programs and fad diets out there, it can be easy to forget one basic fact: that in order to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you consume.

It’s that simple. Dieting is as easy as that. And for many women, that means learning exercises for losing weight.

The weird thing is that exercises for losing weight are different than exercises for toning your body, or building muscle, or simply getting rid of love handles. If you want to melt those extra pounds off of your frame, you’ve got to get your heart rate up for a significant period of time because that’s the way to burn off the excess calories.

First, visit a doctor and have a complete check-up. You have to make sure you’re healthy enough to start exercising. However, simply getting the go-ahead from your doctor doesn’t mean you should go out tomorrow and run a marathon. Take it slow in the beginning.

You want to work on what are called cardio exercises-those are the perfect exercises for losing weight. And you want to be sure to start off slowly, be consistent, and build up to a full cardio workout. Walking doesn’t cost a dime and it’s the easiest cardio exercise there is. I’m not talking about a stroll through the mall. What you want to do is 15 tough minutes of getting your heart rate up and your breathing accelerated.

In order to do that, it’s going take 25 minutes total to do-five minutes of speeding up, 15 minutes of maintaining a good pace, and then five minutes of slowing down. Try this every day for a week. And on the following week, try 25 minutes at a brisk pace.  After that, you will want increase your peak pace time by 10 minutes each week until you reach a little over an hour.

Some will focus on the simplicity of this exercise and miss the fact that it will burn some serious calories, fast.

If you’re more into group exercise, take an aerobics class. Don’t worry; it’s not the 80s anymore. Today, there is a wide variety of classes-basic aerobics, step classes, spinning classes, treadmill walking classes, running classes, stair climber classes, and even water aerobics!

Chances are, you’ll find something that you’re dying to participate in.

And speaking of water aerobics, swimming is one of the best cardio workouts there are. Grab your bathing suit and head to the pool. Swimming less than a half-hour a day, three days a week burns just as many calories as walking an hour a day, five days a week!  And, the water resistance helps to tone your body, while you burn calories.

It’s a win/win.

Whether you have a stationary bike or a “real” bicycle, riding is another great way to get that heart pumping and those pounds to fall off of your body. Just make sure to set your bike to a lower gear, so that you’re meeting less resistance … Read More

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Jogging on a bright November morning

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I was walking south along the bridle path that circumnavigates the reservoir in Central Park; and the view here is basically south, with the CitiCorp building and various other New York City skyscrapers in the background. The reservoir is enclosed by a fence (presumably to keep people from falling in, or jumping in to swim, or perhaps even attempting to fish), and there’s a jogging trail that runs along the fence; so scenes like this are pretty common.

I hadn’t taken the sun into account when I took this picture; during this season, it’s pretty far south, and for whatever reason, it left the runner in pretty dark shadow. I tweaked it a bit, and hopefully didn’t distort the background too badly. I also replaced the grayish-white hazy sky with a bluish gradient fill, using Adobe Photoshop Elements …


Note: this photo was published in a Feb 26, 2009 blog article titled "How to Intensify Your Running and Lose More Weight.." It was also published in a blog article (allegedly published on May 21, 2006 – which is difficult to imagine, since I didn’t take the picture until Nov 21, 2008) entitled "Burn Twice as Many Calories Running." It was also published in an April 14, 2009 blog titled "Find Our How Far You Run." And it was used in a May 8, 2009 Internet announcement proclaiming "Come cheer on the Lime team," for the Chase Corporate Challenge race on June 11, 2009. And it was published in a May 21, 2009 blog titled "Cardiovascular Fitness Means Healthier Heart ." I’ve also discovered that it was published in a Mar 20, 2009 blog titled "Running in the City, " (and then republished in the Mar 31, 2010 issue of the same blog ). More recently, it was published in a Jun 25, 2009 blog titled "How To… Stay Fit on the Road." I’ve also just discovered that it was published in the April 4, 2009 issue of the Directory of New York City blog, in an article titled "Central Park Indulgence."

The photo was also published in a Jul 21, 2009 blog titled "How to Get Started Long-Distance Running." Also in a Jul 24, 2009 blog titled "City Dwellers Are Healthier." And it was published in a Jul 29, 2009 blog titled "Le jogging est-il mauvais pour la santé?.." (which, according to Google’s translation service, means something like "Is jogging bad for health?" Yeah, is it? Well, you’ll have to read the blog to find out!

More recently, it was published in a Dec 15, 2009 blog titled "Care to read more of my thoughts on fitness?" And it was published as an illustration in a Dec 17, 2009 blog titled "Eco-Beat, 12/17." It was also published in an undated (Dec 2009) Jog4Life blog titled "Beginner Week Three Marathon Training."

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 2, 2010 blog titled "Save Money by Sticking to Your Resolutions." And it was published in a Jan 7, … Read More

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How To Choose A Personal Trainer

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A personal trainer can provide motivation, accountability, instruction, and feedback.

Your personal trainer can help you set realistic weight loss and fitness goals and provide you a roadmap on reaching those goals. A quality personal trainer can help you learn proper exercise technique, prevent injury, teach you about target heart rates, and varied exercise routines and can greatly add to the quality of your life.

So you have decided to hire a personal trainer to help you reach your weight loss goals? Here are some suggestions to help you pick the right personal trainer for you.

Set up an appointment for a consultation – Are they on time? Are they giving all the attention to you or are they busy fielding phone calls and doing other tasks?

Ask them what their credentials are and what is involved in gaining those credentials.

Do you have a good rapport with him or her?

Ask to see referrals and results

Does their training involve cardio, weight training and nutritional advice?

What qualifications does your potential personal trainer have for giving nutritional advice? Do they work with a registered dietician or do they give nutritional advice based on personal experience?

What is their policy if you miss a day? What about if you miss a week?

These are just some ideas to get you started shopping for a personal trainer. Use your own jurisdiction – you will be partnering with your personal trainer for some time. They will be the one who has to motivate you when you are down, keep you on track when you are enjoying your weight loss milestones, and be there for you when you need them.

Keep in mind also that if you are the self-motivated type you can consider finding a personal trainer online. The online personal trainer can provide you quality exercise plans and eating suggestions based on your personal needs. The motivation will need to be provided by you.

Shop wisely, train hard, and enjoy a fit, slim, healthy body! … Read More