Archive for July, 2012

The Independent Contractor Trap

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Everyone from Supreme Court nominees to physical fitness professionals can become involved in the ongoing independent contractor vs. employee controversy. Like the domestic employees and independent contractors who have tripped up so many government appointments, many physical fitness facility owners and operators also unknowingly face the potentially expensive trap of mislabeling employees as independent contractors. (more…)

April’s Journal: Week Two. Part 3

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

If the ankle continues to bother you, you may want to consider low-impact cardiovascular activities. These include swimming, recumbent cycling or upright cycling. These activities are great for your cardiovascular system and they don’t put stress on your ankle. They will also work the muscles differently from walking. (more…)

April’s Journal: Week Two. Part 2

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Hi April,
You’ve made some nice progress this week. You lost 4 pounds, had two fewer alcoholic drinks and your fat gram average for the days you counted was 31. Of course, those two higher days that you couldn’t count were up there. (more…)

April’s Journal: Week Two. Part 1

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I guess I had an OK week. I lost another 4 pounds, which is more than I expected. This week started out badly, got better, got bad again and then got better. I went a little crazy on Saturday because there was no food in the house and I ate out twice. I finally went to the store so I could eat a little healthier. (more…)

Insurance Services, Part 2

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Know what to ask

The following are some suggested questions to ask when interviewing insurance brokers and reviewing their policies:

* What is not covered by this policy? Are there other policies I should consider purchasing?

* How will an increase in sales or payroll impact this policy? Is this an auditable policy?

* What will you do to help reduce or eliminate losses for my facility? (more…)

Insurance Services, Part 1

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Whether for personal or business reasons, almost everyone has at least one insurance policy to protect themselves or their business from losses. Many people simply trust that the policy they buy is the right one to protect against their most feared losses. After all, most people are not experts at reading and interpreting insurance contracts; that’s what the insurance broker is for. (more…)

Avoid Noshing in the Kitchen This Holiday. Part 2

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Sip water — Have a glass of water at the ready and drink frequently. Water keeps you feeling full. Also, your body sometimes mistakes thirst for hunger. Working in a hot kitchen can be dehydrating, and you may be thirstier than you realize. (more…)

Avoid Noshing in the Kitchen This Holiday. Part 1

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Do you spend much of the holiday season in the kitchen? Perhaps you are responsible for anything and everything related to holiday food — grocery shopping, cooking and baking for the kids, potlucks, gifts, and preparation of lavish holiday feasts. (more…)

Pool Exercises

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Get in the swim! This summer, do not spend all of your free time in a lounge chair soaking up the sun’s rays — get your body soaked in a refreshing swimming pool. Regular moderate exercise in a pool can strengthen your heart and tone your entire body without hurting your joints. Read on for tips on how to maximize your time in the water with beneficial workouts. (more…)