Archive for January, 2014

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Health and Fitness – The Huffington Post
NBA Player JaVale McGee Gives Pep Talk To A Boys’ Basketball Team In Compton (VIDEO)
While spending his summer in Los Angeles, Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee and his Hall of Fame mother, Pam McGee, were inspired to sponsor an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) boys’ basketball team for inner-city youth in Compton.

“I’ve always found when you keep it real with kids and you set a standard, they achieve it,” Pam says in the above clip from “Mom’s Got Game.”

Ranging from ages 8 to 10 years old, the boys meet JaVale for the first time in the above video. “Whatever y’all are great at, just keep doing that,” JaVale tells the kids. “Just have fun, whatever ya’ll are happy about doing. And be positive, that too.”

Pam is thrilled to see how the kids’ eyes light up when the see JaVale, who leaves them with a piece of advice. “This is the key to life — this is how you’re going to make it in everything you do: hard work,” he says.

“Mom’s Got Game” airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on OWN.

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GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
How To Be A Symbol Of Generosity To Others (PHOTOS)
The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life — and your well-being — off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others’ stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing “secret weapons” that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

By Rob White

Human generosity is not only a foundational quality of humanity, it is a great demonstration of cooperation in action. The genius of human generosity is found in the demonstration of the ordinary, everyday, unassuming “guru” who shows up unexpectedly. This guru offers just the right comfort and encouragement, which is the greatest blessing one can receive in challenging moments of need. An ordinary, everyday, unassuming guru is anyone who reaches down to lift someone up by offering a helping hand or insightful tip. Want to be this symbol in someone’s life? Check out the five tips below.

Rob White’s international bestseller, And Then I Met Margaret is now available to help you identify the everyday, unassuming gurus in your life. Visit RobWhiteMedia.com and download the free Daily Myth Buster Smart Phone App, or order a free copy of Rob’s inspirational guidebook, 180.

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Want To Be A Better Athlete? Try Plyos

Posted: January 31, 2014 in balance

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Health and Fitness – The Huffington Post
Want To Be A Better Athlete? Try Plyos
You can find plyometrics in the workouts of Olympic athletes and weekend warriors alike. The high-intensity, jumping moves marry strength and speed for what Olympic athletes and weekend warriors alike hope will make them fitter, faster and stronger in no time.

Now, new research into the benefits of plyometrics suggests adding some explosive strength training into your routine may also make you a better athlete.

The research comes from a team from Universidad de Los Lagos in Chile, and includes studies of young soccer players and adult distance runners. Among the runners, a small group of competitive athletes were assigned either to a control group or a group who trained in plyometrics for six weeks. When compared to the results of a physical fitness test given before the study, the plyometrics group improved their speed at 2.4 kilometers and at a 20 meter sprint. They also showed in improvements in “explosive performance” on a series of jumping exercises.

“Unlike other exercises, plyometric exercises don’t need a lot of equipment, space and time,” lead author Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo said in a statement, “so they have great practical efficiency within the training plan of sportspeople.” In fact, you can get a full-body plyometrics workout in just 15 minutes.

However, experts caution that plyos may not be the best fit for everyone looking to get leaner or meaner. A solid strength base is required to perform jumping movements without risking injury. “It’s one thing to be strong, another to be explosive,” Donald A. Chu, author of “Plyometrics”, told Reuters Health in 2013.

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Are you political on Facebook?

Posted: January 31, 2014 in balance

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Relationships News — ScienceDaily
Are you political on Facebook?
Social media and networks are ripe for politicization, for movement publicity, advocacy group awareness, not-for-profit fund-raising campaigns and perhaps even e-government. However, the majority of users perhaps see these tools as being useful for entertainment, interpersonal connections and sharing rather than politics. A research paper reinforces this notion. The results suggest that the potential for political activism must overcome the intrinsic user perception that online social networks are for enjoyment rather than utility, political or otherwise.

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Health and Fitness – The Huffington Post
Misty Copeland Signs With Under Armour, Proving Ballerinas Are Bad-Ass Athletes Too (PHOTOS)
Under Armour‘s campaigns are usually packed with professional athletes flexing their physiques in the brand’s premium sportswear — not the likes of pretty ballerinas in tutus. However, the Baltimore based athletic company recently inked an endorsement deal with American Ballet Theatre soloist, Misty Copeland to prove that dancers are bad-ass athletes too.

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“Misty Copeland is a game changer,” said Leanne Fremar, Under Armour, SVP and Executive Creative Director, Under Armour Women’s, in a press release. “Just as Under Armour is changing our consumer’s expectations around performance gear by infusing it with style and design, Misty is changing the world’s view of what it means to be a world-class ballerina. She brings a modern athleticism to a very traditional art form and pushes the boundaries of the status quo definition of the word ‘athlete.'”

The 31-year-old star’s multi-year contract will have her featured in the brands largest women’s marketing campaign to-date.

And if you’ve ever seen Misty dance then you know there is no denying her grace, strength and athleticism — which we think makes this partnership the perfect pas de deux.

“Joining the Under Armour family feels like a natural fit, since they have always championed hard work and strong women,” Copeland added in the statement. “In addition to supporting me with innovative performance products that give me an edge in my training, Under Armour will be a great partner to help me inspire women as they find the will to pursue their goals.”

Misty has been on a roll as of late. She has a memoir coming out, launched the diversity intiative “Project Plié,” has a documentary in the works and recently teamed up with Coach to spotlight her style star status — all while keeping up her rigorous practice and performance schedule with ABT.

Here’s a look at a few of Misty’s first promotional photos with Under Armour. Fierce!

misty copeland under armour
misty copeland under armour

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GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Watch These Kittens Magically Disappear When They Find Out Mom Can’t Jump
This momma cat might be a failed acrobat, but she’s an expert magician.

Watch the video above to see her make all her kittens disappear.

Wait for it… Wait for it…

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GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Toddler’s Reaction To Rain Makes Us Appreciate The Simple Joys Of Life
How many of us just grab our umbrellas and rain boots when we look out the window and see it’s raining?

Not Kayden.

In December, the 15-month-old ran outside during a downpour to enjoy the beauty that life has to offer.

She could teach us all a lesson about appreciating the little things.

h/t: GodVine

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