Ecuador is a small country divided into 4 regions,Highlands-Andes , Jungle Coast and Galapagos islands making of it the most complete country in the whole South Amreica which is absolutely worth visiting all.

Should you want to see all the regions we suggest taking about thrree weeks,however you can see parts of it in Under one week. With use of a green screen, these amazing backdrops can be used with the best photo booths Orlando, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7: Santiago Island, Sullivan Bay & Bartolome Island
Our second day on Santiago Island takes us to awe-inspiring Sullivan Bay. At the turn of the century a huge lava flow spilled forth and right down to the sea; today you can stroll across this black volcanic expanse admiring its time-frozen ripples, bubbles and ropes.

After lunch we will visit nearby Bartolome Island, which at its highest point (114m) has one of the most photographed vistas in the archipelago. This island is quite young and quite volcanic.  Therefore, it’s relatively unpopulated; only a small handful of die-hard plant and animal speicies have survived long enough to call this otherworldly lava-land home.

 

Day 8: North Seymour Island
After an early breakfast we will disembark at our last stop, North Seymour Island.  Here we will see frigatebirds, the clownish blue-footed booby, and of course the ubiquitous sea lions.  With luck we will witness the striking courtship display of the male frigatebird, in which he inflates a red balloon-like sac below his throat and struts his stuff for all of the young females. After our visit to North Seymour we will sail to Baltra Island to catch our plane back to the mainland.

 

 

 

 

How Do I Find A Personal Trainer?
To find a personal trainer or fitness specialist, look for someone who is:

Certified by a governing body such as the American Council on Exercise, Senior Fitness Association, or The American College of Sports Medicine.

Have liability insurance

Provide client references

Available on your schedule

A Trainer Should:

Be certified in CPR and First Aid

Have an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, physiology of exercise

Be knowledgeable in the Care and Prevention of injuries

Be a fit and motivated role model

Be able to explain the benefits

Be able to demonstrate proper technique and form

Stress safety, sound training principles including aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, strength, flexibility, nutrition, and weight management.

Help you formulate realistic goals and establish a time line for achieving them.

Fitness is a means to an end, not an end itself.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified health care provider. Please consult your health care provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Visit  http://www.pumpfitclub.com/ to learn more.

This 5-day workshop is for those with experience in photography, who want to advance their DSLR capabilities, use these capabilities to photograph in scenic New Mexico, and to explore creative elements to generating fine prints using Photoshop.  The overall photographic process will be reviewed to assure that all participants are familiar with the many elements involved.  We will start with the image itself, working on composition, visualization, lighting, perspective, lens effects, progressing to some of the more complex problems of panoramas, high contrast scenes, extended depth of field, long exposures and dark scenes, and moving subjects.

The workshop will go in depth to provide a complete knowledge of the camera and west palm photo booths and its capabilities.    Starting with how the camera operates using CCDs or CMOS sensors, buffer storage, and a flash card, we then discuss mega pixels, formats (JPEG, RAW, TIFF, et al), bit depth, color profiles, histograms, gamut sensing, and the overpowering list of menu options.  This knowledge allows us to go into the how of using the camera.  Basic controls of ISO, focus, aperture, shutter speed, and white balance will be reviewed prior to discussing the several advanced features which include exposure priorities, multi-mode metering, multi-mode focusing, multiple shots and bracketing, mirror lockup, plane of focus, calibration, and in-camera processing.  This will be discussed in non-technical terms assuring understanding by all participants. There will be several field trips which give us the opportunity to capture images in various locations in New Mexico and  let us apply the capabilities and techniques learned above.

Some of the participant’s images will be used to demonstrate the procedures and capabilities of Photoshop.  We will talk about workflow and proceed with a familiarization with Photoshop.  After processing in the RAW window, the image is then brought into Photoshop proper, where we will apply global and then local adjustments.  After seeing what the basic functions of burning and dodging, using overlay layers, highlight and shadow adjustments, perspective cropping, selecting and local processing, and more can do, we can address more specialized capabilities.  Some of these are soft focus effects, composite images, generating panoramas, high dynamic range processing, use of Lab, and converting the color images to black and white, including toning.  Calibrating the monitor, reviewing printer profiles for different printers and papers, and adjustments for printing bring us to some closure.

There will be some group dinners (cost of the dinners is not included in the workshop fee) followed by evening sessions, where we review prints and discuss how they were taken and processed.  Participant’s prints are encouraged for critiquing by all present.

We have a trunk show currently for the new afghan book from Brown Sheep yarns, Big Needle Knit Afghans.  The truck show will be available until May 26th.   These are quick knitting projects that everyone will love.

In June we will have a trunk show from The Bag Smiths.  We will have a variety of knitted bags from this exciting company to spark your creative juices to help you to decided what yarns to add along and embellish the basic kit with.     These bags are knit or crocheted from a nylon cord and kits come complete with cord, handles, a solid bottom piece and a drawstring liner all for $32.  All you have to do is add creativity and time!  We will be planning a “knitting day” in July where we can all get together and work on our string art creations!

 

Most classes are open to all levels of ability and age because you set the bicycles resistance to your individual fitness level. Men have found group cycling to their liking, many fled aerobic-dance classes
because of the complicated dance-step routines and intimidation by the number of women participants. Bodybuilders, athletes and overweight individuals find cycling in this manner preferable because of the reduced joint strain.
Research shows the participant can burn an average of 500 calories in just 45 minutes and become extremely fit. (Actual caloric burn depends on age, gender, fitness level, and physical condition).
You might think you feel good in your body right now.
But try to imagine what better feels like.

Imagine you have total flexibility and freedom of movement. Imagine complete freedom from any aches, pains or feelings of imbalance. Imagine you feel like you just walked out of a massage all the time.
The situation you have just imagined is a reality for people who practice Yamuna Body
Rolling.
Anyone can do it – athletes, couch potatoes, dancers, older people, yogis, and even folks who can’t get out of bed. It’s easy to do, and you can do it anywhere once you learn the routines. You can see and feel results from your very first session on the ball.
What is Yamuna Body Rolling?
YBR is a practice of rolling the body over specially designed balls in routines that follow the body’s natural order. It is a gentle, yet comprehensive self-therapy. Combining the releasing effects of massage with the toning effects of exercise, YBR provides an effortless workout and deep stretch.
How does it work?
YBR works from the inside out, lengthening the muscles and allowing them to fully release. Through the pressure and tractioning of one’s body weight on the ball, YBR creates space around the joints and the vertebrae, stimulates the bone, and frees the connective tissue. YBR re-educates muscles, decoding negative holding patterns that cause pain and discomfort.
Over time, your relationship with your body is enriched as you unravel restrictions and blockages of energy caused by the repetitive stress of daily life. YBR is revolutionary in that it creates fitness from the ground up, breaking cycles of pain and imbalance and allowing the toning process to begin from there. YBR is great on its own or as a compliment to other healing and fitness modalities.

Over All Things To Think About when doing a jump rope workout

Take a realistic look at your schedule and see how much time you can dedicate to your exercise program. It is better to under commit and over achieve. 3-4 times a week for an hour is recommended.

Schedule an appointment with yourself to workout…write it down in your Day Timer and treat it like you would a hair appointment or doctors appointment.

Is there a better time during the day for you to workout? Pick a time that you are most apt not to cancel on yourself. If you find that in the afternoons you have a tendency to get tired or over extended with other responsibilities get your workout done in the morning. Morning workouts will jump start your metabolism and fuel you with more energy for the entire day.

Start your workout program today don’t keep putting it off until tomorrow.

You should not try and crash diet or over stress your body with to many workouts.

It is healthier to take the workout program slow and steady.

Pace yourself…trying to do too much to fast can cause burnout.

You should try and include aerobic exercise, core training, weight resistance work, stretching and stress reduction exercises into your program. You can do these activities separate or together. Cross training will keep your body from getting overly fatigued and it will keep you from getting bored.

Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands are ringed with sparkling white beaches, turquoise lagoons, clear warm waters and coral reefs teeming with abundant varieties of marine flora and fauna. Truly a natural wonder, the height of the islands rarely reach above two meters. The 1,190 islands, consisting of 26 atoll formations, are spread over an area of 90,000 square kilometers. The islands are surrounded by shallow crystal clear lagoons enclosed be coral reefs. These unique islands provide visitors with one of the most breathtaking views of underwater life in the world, and a taxi guide could prove valuable.
 

Diving Seasons:

Best: January – AprilVery Good: January – May / August – SeptemberGood: October – DecemberWet Season: May – JulyBest Pelagics: January – March (most currents)

 The Maldives have one of the least exploited marine environments and is rated among the best diving spots in the world. In this underwater environment, visibility can reach as high as sixty meters, with the average being around thirty meters. Valleys of luscious soft corals, gardens of delicate hard corals, schools of fish – reef tropicals to pelagics, red snappers, groupers, mantas and sharks can all be seen here. Perhaps nowhere in the world is the marine life as abundant, diverse and colorful as in the warm, clear water of the Maldives making it a photographer’s paradise. While hotel based clients only have access to a limited number of good diving spots, a far greater number of extraordinary sites can be reached by live-aboard dive boat, making it the ideal holiday for experienced divers and underwater photographers.

Each page should have a different title, meta description and meta keywords.

Use your main keywords in the page title, meta description and meta keywords tag. Put your most important keywords first.The information should be appropriate to the particular page, not generic to the site.  this is according to top SEO companies.

  1. Use the same keywords in the first few lines of text immediately following the tag, naturally sprinkled throughout the content and also at the foot of the page if possible.
  2. Don’t repeat any word more than three times in either the title, meta description or meta keywords tags.
  3. Don’t include a keyword in the meta keywords tag that is not present somewhere in the visible page content.

COMMON SYMPTOMS

Coccydynia (or a painful coccyx) presents as pain isolated to the tailbone only.  The coccyx is the very end of the tailbone.  Most individuals with coccydynia are uncomfortable when sitting, especially when sitting directly on the tailbone, and may be uncomfortable when lying down flat on the back because of the pressure this position places on the tailbone.  Laying on one side or the stomach is more tolerable.  The most comfortable positions for a person with coccydynia are usually standing or walking, positions that relieve the pressure on the tailbone.  However, in a patient with a severely irritated coccyx, the motion of walking may further irritate the soft tissues and cause worsening pain.

Coccydynia typically is not associated with leg pain.  In the situation of leg pain, especially pain that travels below the knee in a radicular pattern (pain that shoots down the leg in the distribution of a nerve root), other sources of pain should be investigated, such as a disc herniation.

The key to making the diagnosis of coccydynia is a thorough history and physical examination.  A physician can localize the area of greatest discomfort to the coccyx and rule out other sources of pain.

WHO GETS COCCYDYNIA AND WHY?

Two causes of coccydynia exist.  The most common cause is trauma to the area.  Most of the time an individual with coccydynia incurred a specific injury, either directly falling on the tailbone with great force or being hit directly on the tailbone.  Sometimes the patient does not recall the injury until direct questioning.  The reason behind the pain in individuals who incurred a direct injury to the coccyx is a strain of the sacralcoccyx junction or a broken coccyx.  If the pain decreases with time, then the bone is healing and the problem is being solved by Mother Nature.  If the pain continues unabated or worsens, then the bone is not healing properly (a fibrous union), or has not healed at all (a non-union).

The second cause of coccydynia is congenital (the patient is born with an abnormal coccyx).  The coccyx is a remnant of a tail from a time in which man was less evolved (apes) that has not yet been fully lost in our evolution.  At this time, it serves no function for bipeds (beings that walk upright with two feet) that has been identified by anatomists.  The coccyx typically fuses to the rest of the spine as part of the normal human anatomy.  However, in some patients it remains a separate bony fragment.  Over time, if enough motion occurs between the unfused portion of the coccyx and the remainder of the spine, pain can occur.  Some individuals with an unfused coccyx will never experience pain in the area, while others will.  It is impossible to predict which individuals with unfused coccyx will experience pain.

One common event, which can begin the pain cycle in patients with an unfused coccyx, is pregnancy.  Most likely the stress of vaginal delivery and also the extra pressure on the coccyx during pregnancy irritate an unfused coccyx.

SYMPTOMS

The primary symptom of degenerative disc disease (or internal disc disruption) is midline back pain. Individuals with DDD often experience “referred pain” in the buttocks, pelvis (iliac crests), sacroiliac joints (felt in back of the hips), and the back of the thighs. A referred pain is one that stems from a structure, in this case the disc, but is felt a short distance away. Pain associated with DDD is greater when sitting and standing than when lying down, which decreases the pressure on the degenerating disc. Individuals with DDD usually have difficulty finding a comfortable position when sitting or standing, and constantly have to change positions. Bending and lifting, especially heavy items, aggravate the pain and rising from a chair may be problematic. Although the pain associated with DDD may be felt while walking, it is usually not aggravated by prolonged walks.

In addition to the above, in more severe cases of DDD, individuals may experience symptoms of sciatica or a pinched nerve root, similar to that experienced by an individual with a herniated or slipped disc. The degenerating disc collapsing and causing a nerve root to be pinched causes these additional symptoms.

WHO GETS DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE AND WHY

Discs are the cartilage that lies between the bony vertebral bodies of the spine. Since motion occurs in this area, these are considered a joint. As a natural phenomenon of the aging process, discs lose their water content and degenerate. Concurrently, tears occur in the outer lining of the disc (the annulus). In adults, the annulus has nerve fibers while the center of a disc does not. A tear in this outer annulus can be quite painful. Although these degenerative processes are part of the natural aging of the spine, the discs of some people degenerate much more quickly than others. Also, for reasons as yet unknown, some individuals experience much more pain from these degenerative changes than others (see section under imaging studies about results of MRI).

The symptoms of DDD typically follow one of three courses:

  • a significant injury followed by sudden and unexpected back pain;
  • a trivial injury accompanied by significant back pain; and
  • a gradual onset and worsening of midline low back pain;
  1. Sudden and unexpected back pain following a significant injury: Some individuals can identify specific episodes (such as weight lifting, a fall onto the legs or buttocks, or a sudden twisting motion) immediately preceding the onset of back pain. For these individuals, the sudden or unexpected episode may have brought to light an already degenerating disc or caused a new annular tear to a degenerated disc. The unexpected incidents are usually of a form that causes vertical pressure upon the spine, compressing or pushing together the disc space. Examples include jumping onto your feet from a height, or putting weight on your head. This form of compression is often referred to as “axial load”.
  2. Trivial injury accompanied by significant back pain: A second group of individuals incur a trivial injury to their back, often work-related. These individuals typically have a history of significant DDD with symptoms that were less severe than those accompanying the new injury.
  3. Gradual onset and worsening of midline low back pain: A final group of individuals cannot specifically remember an accident that caused the pain to begin. Instead, the pain worsened gradually as the disc degenerated.

A genetic predisposition to having bad discs is the most common risk factor for DDD. The second most highly correlated risk factor for developing DDD is a history of smoking. Job-related risk factors include activities that place physical pressure on the back, such as handling particularly heavy material, repeated lifting while in the upright position (assembly line and manual laborers), and being subjected to vehicular vibration (truck drivers). Leisure activities that repetitively place strain on the back have also been implicated in causing DDD. By example, recent studies have identified an increased incidence of DDD among elite soccer players, golf players and competitive weight lifters.

 

Taking an active, targeted approach to your home services Web marketing campaign is key to

The linkage process involves finding Web sites that fit well with your own business, product line and services, but are (of course!) not in direct competition with you. your success. And one of the most fundamental methods of promoting your Web site is through strategic linking.

Simply by getting other targeted Web sites with high volumes of traffic to link to you, a percentage of their traffic will become your traffic.

This can increase your sales exponentially.

 

In fact, strategic links can generate more traffic to your site than anything else (other than getting – and keeping – a top #1-5 position on a major search engine).

The drawback to the linkage process is that it’s plain hard work.

Automated systems (such as free-for-all (FFA) links pages) are not the answer. They deliver inferior and generally useless results, unqualified tire-kickers and endless spam.

Don’t go the FFA route – it will NOT build your business because it isn’t targeted.

The truth us that links to get targeted, qualified site visitors – your potential customers – can ONLY be generated through one on one contact with other site owners, one email at a time.

Your successful linkage campaign will require plenty of hours, effort and relationship building skills, but the benefits include… More traffic. Better search engine positioning. More profits and sales.

Even with these benefits, are you wondering if your efforts will be worth it? Here are 3 useful incentives to keep in mind:

1. You will make your site a destination of choice

You will add lots of value to your site and become a ‘favorite’ by creating a reciprocal links page. Build strong bonds with sites that already have lots of exposure. Give your visitors the quality they seek, and they’ll return again and again.

2. You will improve your search engine rankings

Quality links are essential. The higher traffic sites you have linking to your site, the more popular you become. The more popular your site appears to the search engines, the higher it will be ranked.

3. You will boost your credibility

You will boost your exposure and your credibility. Having sites link back to you is as good as an endorsement, and direct marketers know that endorsement marketing generates a lot more sales.