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Canoeing

If you’ve never tried canoeing before then it’s high time that you did. Basically, this is an outdoor activity that involves paddling a canoe or kayak either as recreation, transportation or as a sport. Enthusiasts stress that canoeing only uses a paddle to propel your kayak or canoe and human muscle power, nothing more.

There are differences in the way one propels a canoe and a kayak. To propel a kayak, one uses a paddle with two blades and where the paddler sits with their legs directly in front of them. To propel a canoe, one uses either single or double bladed paddles and the paddler kneels or sits on a raised seat.

There are many forms of recreational canoeing. In fact, there are now hybrid canoes as well. Among the more popular forms of recreational canoeing are the following:

Whitewater canoeing. As the name indicates, this refers to paddling down whitewater rivers for fun. There are different difficulty levels, including for short and long trips as well as extreme expeditions on raging torrents. This is the most practiced and exhilarating form of kayaking these days.

Sea Kayaking is recreational kayaking on the sea and covers short day trips to year-long expeditions. It also includes canoeing in heavy seas and tidal currents. Its main difference is that is requires navigational skills.

There are also play boating (surfing while performing tricks), canoe camping (a combination of canoeing and camping), wave skiing (using a craft that’s just a little bigger than a surfboard), surf skiing (using a longer craft that maneuvers well on breaking waves) and white water rafting (features a group of people paddling a large inflatable raft down a river).

As a sport, canoeing is governed by the International Canoe Federation, which creates the standard rules for the different disciplines of canoe competition. There are only two canoe sports included in the Olympic Games, Sprint and Slalom. Among the other canoe sports disciplines are the marathon, canoe polo, whitewater racing, dragon boat racing, play boating, extreme racing, outrigger canoe racing and canoe surfing.

My friends and I are eager to try white water rafting one of these weeks. We’ve already picked out a downhill river and it looks pretty wild.

Zumba Classes

Pint-size Zumba classes offered at School Age Services.
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By Lori Yerdon
USAG Humphreys Public Affairs

The Latin-inspired dance-fitness program Zumba came to School Age Services for the first time on Feb. 11, and 13 children gave the after school program a shot.
For some of the kids this was their first attempt at the fitness class with instructor Karen Morton but for others, Zumba is an activity they look forward to each week at Humphreys American School.
Morton, a second grade teacher at HAS, offers Zumba classes to students, their parents and fellow teachers twice a week at school and she thought it would be beneficial to offer the class at CYSS too.
“As a teacher, I’m seeing more and more obese children,” Morton said. “I’ve seen a pattern in all my years of teaching and children are just not active anymore. I remember when kids would go outside and play and climb trees but kids don’t do that anymore. That’s why kids have a problem with obesity today.”
A student of Morton’s, Cailyn Meswain, age 7, said “The class is fun and I like to dance.” Meswain has the opportunity to take Zumba classes three times a week now that it’s being offered at SAS.
After the inaugural workout, Morton talked with the kids and explained the importance of good nutrition, being active and why they should get up from behind their computers and video games to exercise.
“A lot of children nowadays are doing nothing,” Morton told the kids. “They are just playing video games and if kids don’t work out when they’re young, they may have problems when they get older, like heart disease or diabetes.”
“Your bodies aren’t meant for you to sit; you need to move your bodies,” she added.
Nine years ago, doctors told Morton she was morbidly obese and with that diagnosis, she made a decision to change her lifestyle and to lose weight for the sake of her health.
“The reason I started working out is because my heart was failing me. I had knee problems,” Morton said. “After doctors said I was morbidly obese, I promised myself that I would work out and that I would help others.”
Once Morton made changes in her diet and began to exercise regularly, she began to inspire and motivate others to live healthier lives as well.
She has started fitness clubs at each of the schools she has taught, and now her drive and dedication to help others has brought her to School Age Services.
Zumba is “fun because I get to dance and exercise,” said David Polaski, age 8.
Morton told the kids “Even if you don’t come back to this Zumba class, get out and be active. Go for a walk or run. Everyone should be active for at least 30 minutes a day.”
“I’ve gone to Zumba classes before myself and it was so much fun and I think that Zumba is a way to show kids that fitness is fun,” said Karla Burke, the program director for SAS. “It’s important to show children at this age that they need to be physically fit.”
The official Zumba web site said that since its inception in 2001, Zumba Fitness has grown to become the world’s largest and most successful dance-fitness program with more than 10 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking Zumba classes in more than 90,000 locations in more than 110 countries.
The Zumba class is offered on Fridays at the SAS building and children in grades first through fifth that are registered with SAS in Building 570 are eligible to participate. For more information on this and other CYSS programs, call Burke at 753-8507.

U.S. Army photos by Lori Yerdon

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The Spurs Community Garden

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The Spurs Community Garden is part of the San Antonio Food Bank’s (SAFB) Nutrition Education Program which provides garden fresh organic produce to one of it’s sponsors, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education Program (SNAP-ED) uses some of the produce for nutrition education, economical ways to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and physical exercise on it’s walking trail to get fit.

A new feature of The Spurs Community Garden – SAFB complex is its Energy Conservation project which includes a lower energy lighting retrofit throughout the headquarters building, and in the Spurs Community Garden an 81 kW solar photo voltaic system. A rainwater harvesting system on the headquarters building roof collects and stores rainwater in the metal tanks here in San Antonio, TX, on Monday, October 31, 2011. The project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, through the Department of Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program.

The 5.5-acre garden has a teaching/demonstration garden, large –production gardens, and bee hives. In its first year of operation the garden produced 2,640 pounds of produce and attracted 602 volunteers to support it’s operation and improvement. Most of the produce goes to the more than 500 human service agencies and used in its Community Kitchen to support various meal programs. (For more information go to: safoodbank.org/index.php/programs/nutrition/community-garden).

“We couldn’t do what we do without our partnership with USDA’” said President and CEO Eric Cooper. He continues, “We are privileged in partnering (with the USDA) to feed kids, through the summer, with the Summer Food Service Program, and throughout the year, with the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP). Then in our approach to feeding seniors, we partner with USDA in the CSFP, and the Senior Farmer’s Market (Nutrition) Program. …You know, once families have access to food we believe it is important to educate them. Through the support of the SNAP-Education Program we are able to educate them during their time of need. With this comprehensive approach we are really able to get the right food, at the right amount, at the right time, to needy families throughout our community – which allows us to feed the fifty-eight thousand we do, each week.”
SAFB serves 16 counties in Southwest Texas and states, “Nearly one out of every four children and one out of every five adults in Southwest Texas lives in poverty and has difficulty meeting basic nutritional needs.” According to SAFB, sixty-five percent of the people requesting emergency food have children. “Additionally, the senior citizens and those living on a fixed income generally have limited funds for a consistent grocery budget.”

USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

Bobby, a “Super Kid”

A few nice Exercise program images I found:

Bobby, a “Super Kid”
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Image by USDAgov 
Photo courtesy of Fuel Up to Play 60.

Meet Bobby, a “Super Kid” who champions nutritious food choices and physical activity for America’s school children.

Operation Pacific Angel

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Image by Pacific Air Forces
A Vietnamese child looks through her new glasses for the first time after eye specialists from the U.S. military and Vietnam People’s Armed Forces examined her during Operation Pacific Angel 2013-3 in Dong Hoi, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, June 10, 2013. The little girl, along with hundreds of others, received glasses as part of the Health Services Outreach program during the week-long humanitarian mission. Operation PACANGEL is a joint and combined humanitarian assistance exercise held in various countries several times a year and includes medical, dental, optometry, engineering programs and a variety of subject-matter expert exchanges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Csurilla)

Faking It – Pretending to Be What You Are Not

 

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I’ll do something a bit different today and write about Faking It – Pretending to Be What You Are Not.
This post is actually a magazine article which has not yet been published. I submitted it nearly a year ago, so I don’t think it will find ink. So that it doesn’t go to waste, I’ll use it to bore you today.

Sea people are adventurers and poets. Sea people are those who paint their lives boldly and joyously stroke by stroke on the vast canvas of Earth’s oceans and fresh waters. Fishermen, sailors, divers and snorkelers, surfers, sailors, merchantmen and marine warriors are all of a breed. They are bound by their love of and respect for the sea. How much great literature and visual art has been born of the relationship between humans and the sea? How can those who share this love of the sea not be inspired to and desirous of expressing their sentiments by the creative work of their minds and hands?

This is all very well and good, providing that one possesses the tiniest quantity of artistic talent. Being able to write a complete sentence and snap a decent photograph are largely demonstrations of technical skills. True artistry, however, mystifies the untalented. One might be capable of drawing water, but little else. Therefore we, the great ungifted masses, have forever been awed by those who are competent to pick up a pencil or brush and create from their mind’s eye a unique vision of the world. It’s a gift which few of us possess.

Therefore, out of sheer jealousy, we are inclined to mimic it. Since the arrival of the digital age, wretches such as us can aspire to play monkey-see-monkey-do and create images which, though utterly bogus, are pretty in a chintzy sort of manner.

Most folk today are familiar with basic image manipulation software. Nearly everybody can download pictures from their camera and play with them. Some of the software which comes with cameras even allows a bit of expression in the way of filters which apply special effects to the images. These are worth playing with to get one’s feet wet.

However, if one is serious about faking it, one must be prepared to step out a bit and trudge up a slight learning curve. I use Photoshop CS4 for all of my work. This is primarily because I work for someone else who wields enough financial clout to purchase it. It is absurdly expensive. One might liken it to the Rolls Royce of photo software. Adobe, the producer of Photoshop clearly states, “If you have to ask how much it costs, then you can’t afford it.” I’m absolutely certain that there must be ten pirate copies of Photoshop running on computers around the world for every copy which has been purchased.

Fortunately, there is an alternative. The GNU Image Manipulation Program, cutely nicknamed GIMP, is very capable and free software which strives to provide much the same power as Photoshop.

No matter which program one is using, the process details will be similar. We won’t go into details here, because our purpose is to show what one can learn to do in a couple of evenings. There are thousands of excellent tutorials available on the World Wide Web without payment which provides step by step instructions for the use of the tools in the software. Much of is learned feels very intuitive and quickly becomes habitual so that one can concentrate on the creative experience instead of the technical details.

Aside from the familiar controls with which most of us are familiar when working with our snapshots; brightness, contrast, colour saturation, hue, there are very many filters available to create effects which provide an almost endless range of possibilities for artistic interpretation of an image. A filter is a bit of software which examines the pixels of an image and then applies a complex mathematical formula to it to modify its appearance. Fortunately, one needs to know absolutely nothing concerning what is going on inside the complexity. There are simple slider controls which provide a way to adjust the actions of each filter. Simple filters can deal with elementary things such as noise (unwanted “static” in the image making it appear as if it were a miss-tuned TV), sharpening edges to make an image appear more focused, and corrections of distortions, such as correcting camera tilt by making the horizon level or correcting the apparent tilt or leaning of buildings.

The real beauty begins to glow when one begins to apply the artistic filters. There are dozens of them with names such as water colour, poster edges, dry brush, fresco, paint daubs and palette knife. One can even apply filters upon filters to achieve genuinely wild effects. The trick is to learn when the fiddling has gone too far. Both programs mentioned above allow one get in the time machine and go back to an earlier stage of the process if sudden nausea occurs while examining the resulting image.

Though we concentrate on the sea and especially on creatures under the sea, there is no limit to the type of image with which one might begin. It can be anything. A carrot, if it seems particularly handsome.

One might ask of what use are these creations? Are they really art? My response is that neither question is pertinent. Unless one is obliged to make a living from artistic endeavours, then the exercise need only be purely for enjoyment.

Personally, I find such pursuits a pleasant alternative to sitting in front of the TV absorbing what currently passes for entertainment. This seems to me to be entirely passive. If you seek to create instead of consume, try your hand at Faking It. You might be amazed by what you can do.

You’ll find a variety of images here, some of them fishy and some not.

Scratch the last sentence. All of them are fishy.

U.S. Army

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USAJFKSWCS U.S. Army Soldiers carry out simulated medical training throughout the Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program.
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s cultural assistance program prepares all-female Soldier groups to function as enablers supporting Army unique operations- fight forces in and around protected unbiased locations.

The Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program is carried out by the U.S Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C. and is 5 days of physical, intellectual and psychological assessments developed to figure out a prospect’s capability to preserve her composure, use reasoning, interact plainly and fix issues in requiring environments.
Throughout this time, prospects are anticipated to masterfully handle synchronised jobs and comprehend uncertain guidelines while working under differing degrees of unpredictability with little feedback. The program is as much a psychological test as it is a physical test. The preferred result of Assessment and Selection is a prospect swimming pool of female Soldiers who aspire to serve with an Army unique – operations system.
When such contact might be considered culturally improper if carried out by a male service member, their main job is to engage female populations in unbiased locations. The program is performed at Camp Mackall, in Hofman N.C. Prospects are welcomed back to Fort Bragg as Cultural Support training trainees if picked.
The training duration is in between 4 and 6 weeks and focuses on cross-cultural interaction abilities. Trainees are likewise trained to work out, moderate, interact through an interpreter and engage with regional leaders in a released environment.

U.S. Army Soldiers carry out simulated medical training throughout the Cultural Support Assessment and Selection program.
The wanted result of Assessment and Selection is a prospect swimming pool of female Soldiers who are excited to serve with an Army unique – operations system.
If picked, prospects are welcomed back to Fort Bragg as Cultural Support training trainees.

Mass Gaining Workout For Skinny Guys

This mass acquiring exercise for slim people will focus on your upper chest, shoulders, and trap muscles. This mass getting exercise regular combines an effective mix of mass home builders and shapers to get you shredded and ended up being big.

This exercise regimen will assist any slim person bulk up much faster using this unbelievable bodybuilding exercise strategy. You will be carrying out 3 sets of every workout and utilizing the conventional 8-10-12 pyramid repeating variety.

0:39 – Exercise among the mass getting exercise is the slope dumbbell bench press. This is physical fitness design Troy Adashun’s preferred upper chest mass contractor – and will offer an effective looking chest.

1:34 – Exercise 2 is the barbell bench press, a tested mass contractor for the middle pectorals (the biggest part of your chest.) Ensure to get a spotter on this workout and push yourself to optimal failure.

2:28 – Exercise 3 is the diamond rise. This is a fantastic shaper workout for the upper chest. Ensure you go up until failure on every set to shape and specify that upper chest.

3:13 – Exercise 4 is the dumbbell shrug. Now its time to construct and change equipments mass and density of the trap muscles. The db shrug likewise works the middle head of the deltoids and is an excellent shoulder mass home builder.

4:15 – Exercise 5 is a workout called after the Terminator himself. The dumbbell Arnold press will concentrate on the front head of your shoulder and will assist you shape and specify your shoulders. This workout includes a hand rotation that will blast your shoulders.

5:05 – Exercise 6 is the dumb bell lateral raise. This is a fantastic shoulder workout that must set your deltoids on fire. The dumb bell lat raise is a terrific workout to end your exercise with and shape and specify the shoulder muscles.

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2:28 – Exercise 3 is the diamond push up. 3:13 – Exercise 4 is the dumbbell shrug. 4:15 – Exercise 5 is a workout called after the Terminator himself. 5:05 – Exercise 6 is the dumb bell lateral raise.

Workout Plan for Skinny Guys

Bodybuilder offering a present. In order to develop muscle as a slim man you require an exercise strategy for slim people; you have to look yourself in the mirror and face your worries. You ‘d likely discover that if you talked to the bulk of these huge muscle people that they would appreciate your pursuit of modification and may even have compassion with you having actually taken that journey currently and have an exercise strategy for slim men.

Bodybuilder providing a present. In order to develop muscle as a slim man you require an exercise strategy for slim men; you have to look yourself in the mirror and face your worries. Numerous tough gainers will fear going to the health club since they do not desire to deal with the ridicule of the larger people around them. You ‘d likely discover that if you talked to the bulk of these huge muscle men that they would appreciate your pursuit of modification and may even have compassion with you having actually taken that journey currently and have an exercise strategy for slim people. The greatest issue with slim people is that they attempt and to more rather than less.

Zumba Classes

The Latin-inspired dance-fitness program Zumba classes came to School Age Services for the very first time on Feb. 11, and 13 kids offered the after school program a shot. For some of the kids this was their very first effort
at the fitness physical fitness with instructor Karen Morton but however others, Zumba is an activity they look forward to each week at Humphreys American School. Morton, a 2nd grade instructor at HAS, uses Zumba classes to trainees, their moms and dads and fellow instructors two times a week at school and she believed it would be helpful to use the class at CYSS too.
Meswain has the chance to take Zumba classes 3 times a week now that it’s being used at SAS. Zumba is “enjoyable since I get to work out and dance, “stated David Polaski, age 8. Morton informed the kids” Even if you do not come back to this Zumba class, get out and be active.
“I’ve gone to Zumba classes prior to myself and it was so much enjoyable and I believe that Zumba is a method to reveal kids that physical fitness is enjoyable,” stated Karla Burke, the program director for SAS. The main Zumba web website stated that considering that its creation in 2001, Zumba Fitness has actually grown to end up being the world’s biggest and most effective dance-fitness program with more than 10 million individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes taking Zumba classes in more than 90,000 areas in more than 110 nations.
For additional information on this and other CYSS programs, call Burke at 753-8507.

For some of the kids this was their very first effort
at the fitness physical fitness with instructor Karen Morton but however others, Zumba is an activity they look forward to each week at Humphreys American School. Morton, a 2nd grade instructor at HAS, uses Zumba classes to trainees, their moms and dads and fellow instructors two times a week at school and she believed it would be helpful to use the class at CYSS too. Morton informed the kids” Even if you do not come back to this Zumba class, get out and be active. “I’ve gone to Zumba classes prior to myself and it was so much enjoyable and I believe that Zumba is a method to reveal kids that physical fitness is enjoyable,” stated Karla Burke, the program director for SAS. The main Zumba web website stated that because its beginning in 2001, Zumba Fitness has actually grown to end up being the world’s biggest and most effective dance-fitness program with more than 10 million individuals of all sizes, ages and shapes taking Zumba classes in more than 90,000 places in more than 110 nations.

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