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Safe Weight Loss - The Fundamentals You Must Know

Sun, 16 May 2010 07:18:00 +0000

Losing weight is a primary goal of many fitness enthusiasts. Although some are successful in achieving their goal, many of them get trapped into the cycle of losing and then gaining weight again. Usually, you enter the cycle if you use an inappropriate diet plan and you do not include a lifestyle change in your program. To avoid the never-ending succession, here are some important components of a safe weight loss program that you should follow.

Weight Loss Rate

The rate of safe weight loss is about one to two pounds a week. It is never a good practice to lose more than 5 pounds in only seven days. Do not consider the diet plans of those who promise you to lose more than 5 to 10 pounds in less than a week. Many of these programs are not safe for you health. The drastic weight loss can lead to body weakness and eventually, your entire system can malfunction. Therefore, starvation is never a good way to trim down. Safe weight reduction includes a gradual but steady way of reducing the excess pounds.

Include a Variety of Food in Your Diet

A safe weight loss plan includes the consumption of a variety of food. Even if you are achieving your desired goal, you should never deprive yourself of the essential nutrients. Since your body needs energy to sustain your daily activities, you need to get enough calories from a variety of sources. Be sure to get all the vitamins and minerals in your meals. Do not limit yourself to only one type of food. No single food contains all the required nutrients. Therefore, make sure to have variety in your choices. It will not only provide you with sufficient nutrients but it will also provide your taste buds with a new flavor each time.

Achieving your desired body weight is healthy. However, the means by which you achieve it should also be healthy. Avoid crash dieting and food deprivation. Explore safe weight loss programs and be in shape the healthy way.

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Criteria to Safe Weight Loss

Sun, 16 May 2010 05:35:00 +0000

A lot of people want to lose weight for varied reasons. Mostly, they want to trim down the excess pounds to look good, while others are for health reasons. Whatever your motivation, you have to choose the diet plan that promotes safe weight loss. With the different programs available, some people are in a dilemma as to which of them provide the fastest, easiest and most effective regimen. To help you decide, here are the criteria you must look for.

Encourages Medical Supervision

A safe weight loss plan encourages the person to seek medical supervision before jumping into it. Although it is healthy to achieve your desired weight, not all people can safely comply with all programs. Some existing health conditions have contraindications. If you follow a regimen without consulting your physician, you are putting yourself in greater risk. A safe weight loss plan does not cater to the general population. It should be a case-to-case basis, with enough consideration on the health conditions of the person.

Does not Promise Drastic Results

Some regimen or pills promise you to lose several pounds in a matter of one week. Although they can achieve it, the big question is their safety. A safe weight loss plan should promote slow but steady weight reduction. It should never encourage skipping meals, starvation and eating food with no calories at all.

Promotes Lifestyle Change

If you want to achieve your desired body, a lifestyle change is the answer. A safe weight loss program endorses exercise, healthy eating and avoiding bad practices. When you change your lifestyle, everything else will follow. You will definitely have a better looking and healthier body that will last not only for a few months but for a lifetime.

As much as you want to get faster results in eliminating those excess pounds, you should always choose the safe weight loss plan to avoid putting yourself at risk.

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3 Ways CCTV Can Help Your Business

Sat, 06 Feb 2010 06:57:00 +0000

Many business managers and owners discount the idea of installing a CCTV system on their premises. Worried about costs and benefits, they use other security measures to protect their stock and their staff.

CCTV systems could be more beneficial than you think. Here are three key ways that CCTV can help to protect your business.


Although they won’t stop all crime, it is thought that visible CCTV systems act as a deterrent to would-be criminals. It’s far less risky to steal from a shop with no CCTV than from one that explains its system clearly in a window poster and which has highly visible cameras. The presence of a camera at the entrance or exit of a building and watching over key areas like retail sales floors or IT suites can make the difference between your business being targeted and the criminal moving on.

Evidence and Interference

Depending on the type of system you install, CCTV has the potential both to stop a crime before it occurs and to provide the police with valuable images that can help them to detain a suspect. Monitored systems, where the images are fed from the camera to a real-time monitor, allow security staff to see what’s happening at the premises at all times. If they pick up anyone behaving suspiciously they can alert staff on the ground who may be able to prevent a crime. Recorded systems, on the other hand, should give vital information on the appearance and activities of any criminals, which can make a huge difference to a police investigation.

Peace of mind

For anyone working in, shopping in or visiting your business premises, the knowledge that there is a working CCTV system in place brings peace of mind. Not only does it let your employees know that you are concerned for their safety, but customers and visitors recognise it as a deterrent and automatically feel safer than in a business where there are no cameras at all. Whilst not everyone likes the presence of CCTV cameras in public places, most people would say that such systems make them feel more comfortable.

2 Way Radios

Fri, 05 Feb 2010 21:02:00 +0000

Frequency Considerations for Recreational 2 Way Radios

If you are in the market for 2 way radios for personal use, you have an immediate and important choice to make: What radio frequency band do you require?

Frequency! 2 way radios obviously utilize 'wireless' communication methods so when using a 2 way radio you are transmitting and sending your message through the air -- the same air that is currently carrying television signals, commercial radio signals, Ham radio signals and literally thousands of signals from other private 2 way radios. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has the job of controlling all of these communication signals so they don't run into each other; to accomplish this they have reserved frequency bands for use by certain types of communication (signal sending) devices. There are two frequency bands in use for recreational 2 way radios, these are called Family Radio Service (FRS) and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS).

In 1996, the FCC reserved a set of radio frequencies they called the Family Radio Service (FRS) band, specifically for short-range 2 way radios (radios that operate no more than 2 miles away from each other) with a small power output (up to 500 milliwatts or one-half watt).

About fifty years before the FCC created the FRS band they had reserved a set of frequencies for higher power 2 way radios that operated over a longer range this is the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) band. The GMRS band is for radios with a power output between one and five watts and a range over 2 miles. The FCC regulates the 2 way radios that operate on the GMRS band and requires users of this type of radio to obtain a license and pay a fee. The GMRS license is good for five years and costs $80.00; the license must be obtained by an adult (the radios operating under the license may be used by minors but only with the licensed adult's knowledge and permission). Go to the FCC's Internet page at:
for more information on GMRS licensing.

When buying 2 way radios, your choice is between a set of radios that operates only on one of these frequency bands or a set of radios that is able to operate on either one of these frequency bands. This determination will obviously have to be made based on the maximum distance the radio users will be from each other. If the radios are to be used within two miles of each other, FRS will be the best (and least expensive) choice. If a greater distance is consistently required, 2 way radios that operate on the GMRS frequency band will be required. If the need for distance is uncertain or if you want the option of occasionally transmitting up to five miles a FRS/GMRS hybrid is the radio set to choose.