Martial arts for the older generation

Contrary to perception, there are a lot of older people signing up for martial arts training, mainly for the fitness and strength training it offers. While they may not measure up to the younger folk in some aspects, the older generation can hold their own. Indeed, one of the things about aging is it increases self-awareness.

Leslie Griesdorf Dentist

For older guys looking to get into martial arts, here are three rules to abide by for an excellent time.

  1. Take time to recover

You need to take care of your body, which means more rest than your younger training mates. You may think you are the second coming of Chuck Liddell, but you’re not. Unless you’ve spent significant time training martial arts, aim to train twice a week at the beginning. Use the time off to recover, enjoy a massage and work on other areas of your fitness.

  1. Be responsible

Along with taking more time to recover, you have to take more care of your body. You certainly have responsibilities (family and professional career) to consider. If you are unable to move the day after a training session properly, it’s time to cut back.

  1. Go easy

You don’t have to go hard in every session. It may sound counterintuitive, but if all your sessions are intense, you will wind up with a major injury. Martial arts is not a sprint; it’s a lifelong journey.

Keep it simple, rest often, and you will be fine.

Leslie Griesdorf Dentist, embraced martial arts from a young age. He worked out a reputable Canadian school and has earned a brown belt.

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Running a private practice in today’s economy

For a long time, it was thought that the dentistry profession was insulated from the happenings in the economy. After the most recent economic recession, many experienced dentists would respectfully disagree. With much of the economy having shaken off the effect of the downturn, dentists are among the professionals looking to make sure their practices survive.

Leslie Griesdorf Dentist
Leslie Griesdorf Dentist

Every business faces challenges when it comes to thriving. For dentists, the following areas are of particular importance.

Economy

Dental production rates have fallen in recent times, even with economical analysts portraying the economy to be on the fast track to growth. Delayed payments have eaten into dentists’ incomes, not to mention reduced development prospects.

Dental chains

Dental chains (or dental management service organizations) are emerging across the country as alternatives to traditional dental private practices. Such chains are run by corporations and offer dentists the ability to focus on their skill without the burden of administrative and marketing work. Such corporate practices are indeed a threat to the conventional view of the dental practice.

Insurance hassle

The paperwork required to ensure prompt reimbursement by insurance companies is burdensome, not to mention that reimbursement rates are decreasing. For many private practice dentists, the effort put into filing the paperwork doesn’t always reflect in the reimbursement.

Fortunately, it’s not all gloomy for private practitioners. By focusing on fostering great client relationships, dentists can ensure client loyalty keeps their offices running for a very long time. Doing so keeps away the competition.

Leslie Griesdorf Dentist is a retired dentist who ran a private practice in Toronto. With more time now, he has immersed himself in the stock market and learning all he can about American history.

ww2 george paton interesting article

George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a United States Army general, who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the Third United States Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy.

Born in 1885 to a privileged family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He participated in the 1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon, and was instrumental in designing the M1913 “Patton Saber”. Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America’s first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, first commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the U.S. 2nd Armored Division at the time of the U.S. entry into World War II.

Patton led U.S. troops into the Mediterranean theater with an invasion of Casablanca during Operation Torch in 1942, where he later established himself as an effective commander through his rapid rehabilitation of the demoralized U.S. II Corps. He commanded the Seventh Army during the Invasion of Sicily, where he was the first allied commander to reach Messina. There he was embroiled in controversy after he slapped two shell-shocked soldiers under his command, and was temporarily removed from battlefield command for other duties such as participating in Operation Fortitude‘s disinformation campaign for Operation Overlord. Patton returned to command the Third Army following the invasion of Normandy in 1944, where he led a highly successful, rapid armored drive across France. He led the relief of beleaguered U.S. troops at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge, and advanced his army into Nazi Germany by the end of the war.

After the war, Patton became the military governor of Bavaria, but he was relieved of this post because of his statements on denazification. He commanded the Fifteenth United States Army for slightly more than two months. Patton died in Germany on December 21, 1945, as a result of injuries from an automobile accident there twelve days earlier.

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foc.us for research

Open standards, API and requests accepted

Foc.us v2 has all of the features found in your commercial research kit. You can run larger studies with more participants at lower cost. This includes double blind sham mode. Logging of all sessions at 50ms intervals. Set maximum current, maximum voltage, ramp up time and everyhing else.

If you have a custom request – triangle waves, custom patterns – we will code it if we can.

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“That’s the right inferior frontal cortex,” said Vince Clark, the director of the University of New Mexico Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center, in Albuquerque. “It does a lot of things. It evaluates rules. People get thrown in jail when it’s impaired. It might help solve math problems. You can’t really isolate what it does. It has emotional components.”

It was early December, and night was falling, though it was barely five. The shadows were getting longer in the lab. My legs felt unusually calm. Something somewhere was buzzing. Outside the window, a tree stood black against the deepening sky.

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