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A Brief Guide to Cycling and Fitness with Eugene Pallisco

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Cycling can be a great way to achieve your fitness goals. For those who struggle with running because of joint pain, cycling offers a wonderful, low-impact alternative. While it can help you trim down, it can also help with balance and coordination. To get the most out of integrating cycling into your exercise routine, try these tips from fitness trainer Eugene Pallisco.

What Is Low-Impact Cardio?

Some cardio training is intense and has a high impact on the frame of your body. Running, for example, is high-impact and isn’t an option for those who suffer from extreme joint pain in their hips or knees.

If you have a compressed disc or two in your spine, it may be wiser to integrate a low-impact cardio routine into your exercise regimen.

Cycling is particularly beneficial if you suffer from these conditions because your feet are in constant contact with the pedals. This eliminates jarring motions that can cause pain. If you’ve been looking for a way to stay in shape but haven’t been able to find success as a runner, try cycling!

Use Good Technique

One of the most important things to know about cycling is cadence. This is simply the pace at which your feet turn the bicycle’s crank.

Your target cadence will vary over time and depend on the situation, such as whether you’re climbing. You’ll probably be more comfortable at higher speeds as you gain strength and endurance, but it’s a good idea to target a pedal cadence of about 60 when you’re beginning. You can work your way up toward 90 and even 120 in a sprint.

Get the Necessary Equipment

Another reason cycling so beneficial is that, in its pure form, it’s an outdoor sport. There’s just no substitute for being outside and breathing fresh air. And when you’re on a bicycle, you’re practicing using good balance, which, as you age, becomes more important.

If you can exercise on a bicycle instead of on a machine in a gym, you can get more than exercise from the experience. Though a gym machine is definitely a great choice to ensure you can get your cycling in year-round, rain or shine.

Whether you choose to cycle outside or in a gym, you’ll also want to consider using a heart rate monitor. These days, if you have a smartwatch, it most likely monitors your heart rate and sometimes even your blood pressure. You can also purchase dedicated heart rate monitors that cost considerably less.

The point is to get your heart rate into your target zone and keep it there for a certain amount of time in order to get the best results.

If you’ve been struggling to find a low-impact, effective exercise option, then cycling just might be the kind of exercise for you.

Reach Your Fitness Goals with Eugene Pallisco

Eugene Pallisco is a fitness instructor and a certified trainer in Dallas, Texas. He began his career in fitness as a group instructor and has invested considerable time into developing a training philosophy emphasizing the betterment of others. Today, he owns and operates a private training business and loves his work in the fitness industry.

I cover national business news and lifestyle for Metic Press. Previously, I've written for TIME, Newsweek, the New York Daily News and VICE News. I am also an editor at HuffPost, a small business news room for a young audience.

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The Lessons of the Jan. 6 Committee, According to Congressional Investigations Expert Samuel Dewey

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Samuel Dewey The Lessons of the Jan. 6 Committee

When the House of Representatives convened a special committee to investigate the January 6, 2021, Capital riot, many people weren’t sure what to expect. Samuel Dewey, a congressional investigations expert, points out that the committee was being criticized for not being bipartisan, before it even set out on any of its work.

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of the Republican appointees to the committee, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew all members. Pelosi then named two Republicans to the committee on her own, but both of those members — Wyoming’s Liz Cheney and Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger — both voted for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump.

As such, it was uncertain what real impact the committee’s investigation would have. Now, after multiple public hearings, some of what the committee did may be reflected in future hearings.

Friendly Witnesses

While the January 6 committee took a new approach to congressional investigations in many respects, it stuck to tradition in one important one: The committee relied on witnesses they knew would cooperate with them.

Many of the witnesses who gave testimony at the public hearings the committee held were deposed beforehand. This allowed investigators to vet what the witnesses were likely to say live at the public hearings, which mitigated the possibility that the committee would lose control of the narrative.

This has been a major theme of the congressional investigation and the many public hearings.

Visual Aids

The January 6 committee used many visual aids to help support their findings during the public hearings. This proved to be extremely effective on two fronts.

For one, it made following the committee’s detailed investigations very easy for those who were watching. Second, it allowed the committee to pick and choose which information it presented from witnesses who gave prior depositions but may have proven to be combative during a live hearing.

The latter point helped the committee control the narrative even more, especially with witnesses such as former Trump Attorney General Bill Barr, as well as the former president’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The committee’s public hearings proceeded more like “must-see TV” rather than boring and drab congressional hearings.

Teamwork

Samuel Dewey says that congressional hearings can sometimes become platforms for elected officials to bolster their case for re-election, or to raise their public profile.

The January 6 congressional hearings, though, took a different tone. Only a few members of the panel actually spoke at the multiple public hearings. And all who did take control of the microphone pushed the same narrative.

The fact that all members — whether Democrats or Republicans — seemed to consistently row in the same direction is a dramatic departure from congressional hearings in the past.

About Samuel Dewey

Samuel Dewey is a successful lawyer and former Senior Counsel to the US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee and Chief Investigator and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Mr Dewey specializes in: (1) white collar investigations, compliance, and litigation; (2) regulatory compliance and litigation; and (3) complex public policy matters. Within these fields Mr. Dewey is considered an expert in Congressional investigations and attendant matters. Mr. Dewey has a BA in Political Science, a JD from Harvard, and is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC, and Maryland.

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Celltem’s new antimicrobial substance. Will antibacterial C4 conquer acne?

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The research and development team at Celltem have unlocked a fresh model of Antimicrobial Peptide C4 which has already shown signs of fundamentally enhancing antimicrobial-based acne treatments and antibiotic resistance for users.

The discovery has been hailed as a potential game-changer for acne treatments that depend on antimicrobial ingredients. The current issue with existing options relates to noted side effects associated with skin care products targeting acne which have been known to include:

  • Redness
  • Vomiting
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Fever (in some cases)
  • And more.

Celltem’s Antimicrobial Peptide C4 has been shown to reduce the presence and severity of resistance and side effects thanks to revolutionary innovations made in the extraction and selective technological finessing to target certain types of bacteria in lieu of others.

After noticing the proliferation of negative side effects across the board, Celltem conducted extensive R&D to improve the efficacy and efficiency of antimicrobial agents in acne treatments.

Explaining How Antimicrobial Peptide C4 Exhibits Antimicrobial Characteristics

Essentially speaking, the manner in which Antimicrobial Peptide C4 deals with acne is by inhibiting core pathogenic bacteria and protecting barrier bacteria on the epidermis simultaneously. It has already been shown to be incredibly effective at attacking five notable pathogenic bacteria including C. acnes – even when used in minuscule amounts.

As the noted findings suggest that Celltem’s variant is targeting cell membranes that protect detrimental bacteria and does not target good bacteria is indicative of an inhibitory substance.

Antimicrobial Peptide C4 exhibits

Differential Between Current Antimicrobial-Based Acne Treatments

How does this show renewed hope for conquering acne? One of the clear differentials between Celltem’s discovery and that of current offerings in the market is in the targeted attacks that Antimicrobial Peptide C4 exhibits. Current iterations tend to cause skin irritation and side effects due to the killing of ALL bacteria on the epidermis instead of just targeting the harmful bacteria.

If all bacteria are attacked in equal measure, the user is susceptible to more irritation and side effects. This is due to the damage to protective barriers that are supported by good bacteria. Celltem’s variant has the benefit of selective targeting of bad bacteria which lowers the risk of further complications.

Commercializing The Discovery

Percent Science, a bio-cosmetic brand, has already jumped on the bandwagon with the commercialization of Antimicrobial Peptide C4 with a skin care product that has set itself apart and carved market share through comprehensive testing and delivery system optimization.

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The Property Advocates Discusses the Importance of Establishing a Fire Escape Plan

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The National Fire Protection Association celebrated its 100th year of Fire Prevention Week from October 9 through October 15. The Property Advocates wants to emphasize how important it is for families to establish a fire escape plan to keep people safe.

The 100th annual Fire Prevention Week theme is “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” As the NFPA states, homes today burn faster than ever for various reasons.

Below is an explanation of why a fire escape plan is so important and what steps you can take to create one for your family.

Why Fire Escape Plans are So Important

Families may only have up to two minutes to safely escape from a home fire from the moment a smoke alarm goes off in the home. As such, it’s extremely important that you plan for how to respond to a home fire well in advance of one actually happening because, as Fire Prevention Week’s theme says, the fire won’t wait for families to act once it’s started.

As the leading full-service insurance law firm specializing in property insurance claims in Florida, The Property Advocates is focused on helping clients get what they deserve after they’ve experienced a loss due to damage to their covered property.

While the damaged items are important to the people who lost them, they pale in comparison to the importance of family members, friends, and loved ones who may be in the home at the time of a fire. The Property Advocates reminds families that possessions can be replaced, but people can’t.

That’s why it’s so important to follow the advice of the NFPA and Fire Prevention Week and plan a fire escape plan. Just a few seconds can be the difference between safely escaping a home and an unspeakable tragedy. This is why fire safety education is for all ages, not just for school-aged children.

How to Create a Fire Escape Plan

A typical fire escape plan is comprised of a few steps.

First, plan an escape route. This should include multiple exits from the home other than the front door, which might necessitate making fire safety ladders available for second-floor bedrooms.

It is important to remember that it is best to get low and crawl to each exit because the smoke can make breathing difficult during a fire.

The fire escape plan should also designate a place outside the home where everyone will meet once they’ve escaped. This will allow you to avoid confusion that could occur during a stressful situation.

Once you have established a fire escape plan for the family, The Property Advocates suggests practicing a home fire drill to familiarize everyone with the steps. It’s also important to remind everyone of the plan on a regular basis.

In addition, make sure the home is equipped with the necessary smoke alarms and test them on a regular basis. A smoke alarm is often the first sign that trouble is present.

The NFPA provides free escape planning tools on its website, which you can use to create your own.

Take some time to review the fire escape plan tips and strategies set forth by the NFPA, and keep in mind the importance of establishing a plan, as Fire Prevention Week is just around the corner.

About The Property Advocates

The Property Advocates, P.A. is a full-service Florida insurance law firm specializing in property insurance claims. With offices in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, The Property Advocates team consists of nearly 25 experienced attorneys with decades of combined experience who are compassionate, knowledgeable, and not afraid to go to trial for their clients. They have a successful track record of resolving complicated property insurance claims and getting their clients the fair compensation they deserve.

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