If you research the subject of stretching thoroughly, one thing becomes glaringly obvious. There are conflicting views as to what is or is not true, what you should or should not do and how you should or should not do it.
Basically the latest research does not support all of the information that many fitness 'gurus' have been handing down for years. So what does the latest research say? I'm glad you asked!
1. Stretching is goal specific. Meaning the way you'll stretch as part of your cardiovascular or resistance routine will not be the same as the way you'll stretch for improving your range of motion.
2. Stretching after exercise does not prevent post-exercise muscle soreness. There is also little or no support for the theory that stretching immediately before exercise can prevent either overuse or acute sports injuries.
3. Dynamic or Ballistic Stretching is heading the way of the dinosaur. The forceful, jerky movements have been known to cause micro tears in the muscle fibers. Bouncing and pulling your muscles with force is one way way ticket to soreness, injury and joint pain.
4. Static stretching is one of the safest ways to stretch. After a proper warm-up, assume a maximum stretch position for each muscle and hold for 30 seconds. Shorter durations do not produce desired results and longer durations do not significantly increase benefits.
5. PNF Stretching is a technique which involves a combination of alternating static stretches with isometric muscle contracting. It was first used by physical therapists for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is considered the fastest way to improve range of motion.
6. Visualize while stretching each muscle group. You've got to be 'plugged in' mentally to get the best result. Take this quiet stretch time to improve your body awareness. Focus on what you're doing. Even in a recession, I do not think you're too poor to pay attention.
Real estate investing is one of the hottest and most lucrative types of investing today. With hundreds of people realizing the potential in this type of investing, more and more people are venturing into it. Yet, there are risks that go hand in hand with investing in real estate.
If you don’t know enough about this type of investment plan, you may make mistakes that can cost you a considerable amount of time and money.
Education Is The First Step
Not only do you need to educate yourself about real estate investing procedures and methods, but you should be educating yourself about the property you plan to invest in. If you are determining the right location, you may be tempted to just pick land or buildings that are located in hot spots, but sometimes, that can be a bad thing.
For example, many areas of Southern Florida are facing a crucial downhill slide currently with over investing taking over. Yet, there are plenty of areas that are booming such as in the Midwest. Selecting the right area means doing your homework on the real estate market in those areas.
Financing To Back It Up
It is also essential for you to have the financing to help back up the real estate investing you plan to do. With some help from the right lenders, you’ll be able to secure a loan that will be allowing you to make money off the purchase of your real estate.
The key is to compare several lenders to get the best possible rates and terms that will allow this to happen. You can easily do this, though, by looking for quotes right on the web and comparing them.
Real estate investing is a smart move to make for the educated individual. Taking the time to gain the knowledge and financial backing that is required helps you to make the right decisions so that every one of those decisions can be profitable to you.
If you do not plan to allow enough time for your project to be designed, printed and delivered, then you may still be able to have your project completed in time, but the design will have to be rushed.
This means that your designer will put away other client's work and work late nights, even weekends, to get your project out – but at a price. And the price takes several forms other than just financial.
The cost of rushing your project includes:
– Skipping important parts of the design process: With less time there's often not enough time allowed for a designer to spend much time at all on a creative approach or concept for your project. There also may not be enough time for your designer to present a lot of concepts to you or to go through a lot of revisions. You'll also be rushed through the approval cycle – which means it's more likely that you might miss your deadline.
– Quality may suffer: With less time and more stress the finished product often will not be of as high quality as it could be. In design this could mean poorly prepared files, the details of the design are not always attended to, or that a website is coded poorly. None of this will greatly harm the effectiveness of a finished piece, but it's always nicer to have a beautiful, perfect finished piece that has one that's almost all the way there.
– Financial costs: Just like any other profession a designer will charge extra for the late nights and other sacrifices that a rush project requires. It's an industry standard to charge one and a half times the normal cost of a project to rush it.
– Not being able to ask your audience: I highly recommend that you run your desgns-in-progress past your best clients and your target audience. Doing this sort of mini focus-group will enable your clients to give you invaluable feedback on your designs, your text, and their impact on your potential clients. If your project is rushed, then there's often no time to run the design options by your clients to get their input – and you'll lose out on a valuable resource.
Lack of planning can cost you a lot extra. So I suggest allowing plenty of time to design well thought-out materials, at a leisurely pace. This will cost you less and will often produce a more effective design.