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5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

There’s a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that students who are physically active tend to have better grades, that higher physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance, and that those who participate in physical activities have fewer disciplinary problems. Add to that the fact that they will be laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and creating great habits, and it’s a great deal all around. Yet many teens and their parents have questions about fitness that may be holding them back.

The #1 Unique Investment Your Financial Planner Hasn’t Told You About

The #1 Unique Investment Your Financial Planner Hasn’t Told You About

According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, there are nearly 78,000 certified financial planners in the country. Many people seek out the assistance of a financial planner because they want a professional opinion about where to invest their money, how to secure their financial future, or to leave something of lasting value for future generations. There is one unique investment that many financial planners are just beginning to catch onto – diamond investing.

“If your financial planner hasn’t told you about diamond investing yet, they should,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “Diamond investing is a unique opportunity and many financial planners are now exploring it as an option for their clients.”

BASIS Independent McLean Summer Camp Focuses on Social Justice

BASIS Independent McLean Summer Camp Focuses on Social Justice

 

Early Youth Specialization and Over Training – What Every Parent Should Know

Early Youth Specialization and Over Training – What Every Parent Should Know

Kids around the country are playing organized sports more than ever today. In fact, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reports that youth in the country participating in sports went from around 18 million in 1987 to 60 million in 2008. While that’s good news, because of the many benefits that can be gained from keeping them active, there is also a downside that health professionals are beginning to caution parents about – early specialization and overtraining, both of which can become problematic and become detrimental for young athletes.

Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium to look at force of the future

Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium to look at force of the future

The training and technology for future joint forces – along with the experiences of those wounded during their service – are the focus of the 2017 Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium and Exhibition, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 8 and 9, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, North Bethesda, MD.

The National Defense Industrial Association produces this event in partnership with the EOD Warrior Foundation. This year’s event looks at “realigning the EOD force of the future,” including ways to effectively deter threats while protecting the warfighter as much as possible.

Beside military, attendees also include first responders and relevant professionals from federal agencies. More than 50 exhibitors will be set up at the symposium, which also will feature:

5 Reasons Every Angler Needs The Fishing Caddy

5 Reasons Every Angler Needs The Fishing Caddy

If you are someone who likes to fish, you are not alone. In fact, according to The Outdoor Foundation’s special report on fishing, around 46 million Americans participate in fishing. They also report that 81% of the time, the fishing experience is unplanned. People just decide on a whim that they want to go out fishing. Especially for those who want to just grab and go, they need an easy way to get their fishing gear to their destination. The last thing they want to do is wrestle with multiple containers, leaving them with too much to keep track of and carry. Now, a new company has changed that, modernizing how people head out to go fishing.

9 Things to Know About Fitness Technology Tools

9 Things to Know About Fitness Technology Tools

Those looking to get and stay fit may need look no further than their smartphone, desktop computer, or wrist. The many apps, wearables, and online fitness programs that are available today are helping to motivate people to get off the couch and start getting physical. In the January 2017 issue of the journal Frontiers in Public Health, researchers report that fitness technology, which includes apps and trackers, has become increasingly popular and that it has the potential to significantly impact public health, research, and policies. However, most people don’t know much about them. The more they know about the fitness technology tools, the better they will be able to choose one that will fit their lifestyle and goals.