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Perfect Wedding Venue – Having A ball In The Perfect Hall

Perfect Wedding Venue – Having A ball In The Perfect Hall

So it`s over now those famous words have been spoken ending the perfect wedding service – I now pronounce you husband and wife. Then we have the perfect wedding dress on the bride as the solo photo shoot takes place while the perfect groom looks on with pride. Perfection ends with a perfectly organised Wedding Venue. If all your plans were carried out accordingly to your specific requirements of having the best of everything then there is no need to worry.

The Wedding Venue where your reception is to take place is just as important as any other part of your wedding plans. The rave begins on the night of the wedding where guests party into the night and dance till dawn (depending on the venue) Gatherings can be large or small depending on your guest list so therefore the size of the Perfect Wedding Venue has to be carefully thought through.

Ask friends and family for advice on local venue halls as they may have attended parties in the past which puts them in a position to answer your questions in general – like the size – seating capacity if any and what rules and regulations have to be adhered too.
Case the joint so as to speak if you go to view – your perfect wedding venue will have a feel about it that you are either happy with or not – go back a second time if need be.

Don`t rush matters and take your time before making any decision. A wedding is a very important occasion so let us get it right from the beginning. Plans to find your Perfect Wedding Venue can take time so advanced planning is a necessary step. Twelve months before the marriage is to take place is when the search should begin. What you have to remember is there maybe other events going on at the same time as your wedding who may also be interested in the same building or hall that you have your eye on. So bear in mind the early bird catches the worm.

Very important is the size so it is wise to consult the guest list before making any reservations. Your wedding venue will not be perfect if to small and if to big then that may incur unnecessary costs which could be put to another good use like more spending money for the honeymoon. It is understandable that precise numbers can not be given at the time of booking due to the fact that some guests may not be able to attend on the night – but it is best to go off approximates so that you don`t lose the venue though hesitation of uncertainty.

If a live band is to play the music at your wedding venue then please do yourself a favour and check out the dance floor and stage size. Also it is vital to check the clubs rules on the music.
See if the venue you have booked can accommodate your guests with allotted parking areas. Your guests maybe travelling from out of town to attend the event. As with any venture when booking a hall for whatever the occasion – be sure to ask as many questions as possible. There maybe restrictions regarding music and closure times for particular areas where your perfect wedding venue is being held.

Before sprucing up the hall with decorations highlighting the occasion remember to ask permission, check if the wedding hall will allow you to personalize the room by bringing along your own caterer, florist.

There have been many upsets at weddings where the supposedly perfect wedding venue turned out not so perfect after all. But there you go not all of us are perfect when it comes to making the right decision so if in doubt get out and find someone who is more clued up on how to house hundreds of guest while they have a ball.

Ballroom Dancing – Ballrooms

Ballroom Dancing – Ballrooms

There are hundreds of ballrooms in the United States and throughout the world. There has been a renewed interest in holding weddings, and other important occasions in a luxuriant ballroom setting.

The Danceland Ballroom in Cedar Rapids is probably the best-known ballroom in Iowa and in 1957 it was the first ballroom to reach out to the teenage population by booking book the rock and roll band Bill Haley and the Comets. Darlowe Oleson, who owned five ballrooms and was considered Iowa’s premier ballroom operator, owned the Danceland Ballroom, which remained an active ballroom right up until its demolition when it was replaced by the Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center. .

In Illinois, on Chicago’s fabulous Gold Coast you’ll find the Germania Place, a landmark building that had been designed in 1888 and underwent a complete restoration in 1994. This gorgeous building houses two cavernous ballrooms. The Grand and Royal ballrooms both feature Victorian architecture, 35-foot ceilings, mahogany bars, crystal chandeliers, hardwood floors, 20 foot arched windows and inset, gilded domes. A masterpiece of a stained glass portrait crafted in Germany and first exhibited at the 1893 worlds fair adorns the entrance to the Grand Ballroom. A balcony large enough to accommodate 150 guests overlooks the Grand Ballroom. The Grand ballroom can serve up to 400 guests for dinner, the Royal Ballroom can seat and additional 250 and the two rooms can be combined by opening the set of double doors that separate the two.

In Columbus, Ohio the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom is significant in as much as it is one of the few nationally renowned ballrooms left from the big band era. In the 30’s and 40’s big name entertainers like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby performed there. The Grand Valley Dale Ballroom has been admitted to the National Register of Historical Places and has been completely renovated. The restoration included the ballroom (which now boasts a 2000 square foot wood dance floor), a circular art deco bar, twin staircases, historic stage with velvet curtains, 13 chandeliers, columns, mezzanines, and a much-sought out bridal parlor among other improvements.

The Charles Ballroom in the Charles hotel in Cambridge has played host to such notables as The Clintons, Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow. The hotel is decorated in a minimalist style so the bride and groom are free to design the wedding of their dreams. The 4700 square foot ballroom features dramatic double doors that open to a room with floor to ceiling windows, showcasing an interior courtyard and a view of the Charles River.

The Grand Ballroom in the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston was opened in 1912 and features Louis XIV style furnishings, crystal chandeliers, and gold leaf accents. The room has a massive dance floor and a stage large enough for an orchestra. It has the capability of holding up to 1,000 people.

The Holiday Villa, Subang, Malaysia is home to the finals for the 2007 World Golfers. The hotel is set on 6.8 acres overlooking a beautiful lake. The Holiday Villa features three ballrooms along with 18 convention and meeting rooms and several sports and recreational facilities.

Traditional Drink, Modern Crowd

Traditional Drink, Modern Crowd

Why is it that scotch always seem to be ignored in the bar scene? It is understandable that most people find scotch too harsh to drink while dancing the night away but it could certainly be introduced in some mild cocktails. It is commonly assumed that the sweeter drinks tend to give you the staying power on the dance floor as they are usually loaded with sugar.

Sugar is not an ingredient that one would normally associate with scotch and many of club-goers will shy away from the so-called “old mans drink.” Yet they really do not understand the impact that scotch in small doses in sweet drinks can have. It can liven up any party in a relatively short amount of time.

Of course, there are the few drinks out there that may garner interest from the up-and-coming young professionals who are trying to mature. One of these mild drinks with scotch is the Rusty Nail. This delicious drink contains 1 1/2 ounces of scotch, 1/2 ounces of Drambuie and a twist of peel from a lemon.

This drink eschews the common rule of no ice in scotch, as the glass should be filled nearly to the brim with cubes. Once the ice fills the glass, the Drambuie and scotch are poured in together, stirred vigorously and garnished with the lemon peel. This makes a delectable, small mixed drink that is much easier on the throat as well as the stomach than pure scotch.

The whiskey sour is another popular drink. This is a drink that all classes and generations can enjoy. This drink contains 2 ounces of blended whiskey, the juice of half a lemon, half a teaspoon of powdered sugar, one cherry, and half a slice of lemon.

This drink is also easy to make. Shake the blended whiskey, the lemon juice, and the powdered sugar with ice then strain into a whiskey sour glass. For the final flourish, top with the cherry and garnish the drink with the lemon slice.

Another tasty drink that the younger crowd may enjoy is the Rob Roy. This is a very simple drink that many relish and is quickly made so you can be back on the dance floor in little time.

This drink contains 1 and a half ounces of scotch whiskey and three-quarter ounces of sweet vermouth. You simply stir the contents with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Isn’t It Interesting That You Are Never Bored When Your Head Is In The Refrigerator?

Isn’t It Interesting That You Are Never Bored When Your Head Is In The Refrigerator?

At the age of 70 I retired. Happy days were ahead. I could do what I want, when I want and if I want to do nothing that’s okay too. I watched daytime TV, did the crossword puzzles, read the newspapers, and kept in touch with friends and family through email. I played some games on the computer and checked out the internet. Of course, I ate a lot because the food was there. When I did wander out, it was the mall or the supermarket where I could buy lots of goodies to keep me happy. When you’re retired, wandering aimlessly through the stores, spending money foolishly is not what you want to do. So what do you do? I didn’t want to be one of those old people sitting around waiting to die. I could see myself falling into a depression. Would you say I needed a new challenge in life!

The day of awakening came with a phone call from a friend. “The Parks Department has a Community Center nearby; they have all kinds of classes; let’s go check it out.” Now, I thought, what could I possibly do there? What I did find there was a low impact aerobics class that would help me take off the weight I had managed to put on. I joined the class, had a good time and met some really nice people. They were all discussing the line dance class they had joined and what fun it was. When I was about 10 years old, my brother who was five years older than I, used to practice his jitterbug on me and I grew up dancing during the wonderful era of the big bands. I didn’t get to dance much later in life and forgot how much I enjoyed it,

With a bit of trepidation I joined the line dance class. It wasn’t just country music anymore. They taught Mambo, Cha-Cha, Waltz, and I was in heaven. The only problem, since I was sure I knew how to dance, was thinking this was going to be soooooo easy! It turned out that I was the only newbie in the class and I also realized there’s no partner to lead me around the floor. At first I thought I must have turned stupid in my old age, but then realized that line dancing is mostly memory and my memory was not too sharp anymore. I was going to stick with it! The dances are a number of sets that are repeated during the dance and you have to be aware of the sequence, what steps come next. Fortunately, I did not take myself too seriously. Someone once said “dance as if no one is looking” so that’s exactly what I did. I laughed a lot, persevered and promised myself I would not give up. I finally did it! It all fell into place.

The moral of the story….. dance class is much less expensive than doctors and psychiatrists; it gives you a natural high! I lost weight; I lost inches; I started to eat healthier when I saw the weight loss and my memory has improved tremendously. I’m exercising my brain by learning something new with each dance. I learned so well, that at the age of 75, the Parks & Recreation Department offered me a job teaching line dancing. My students always compliment me on my youthful looks and demeanor; something I don’t mind hearing.

I just read that Socrates learned to dance when he was seventy because he felt that an essential part of himself had been neglected. Isn’t it funny that with all the aches and pains that come with age, I don’t feel a bit of pain when I dance? It must be that ‘natural high’.

Old Drink, Young Crowd

Old Drink, Young Crowd

Why is it that scotch always seem to be left alone in the bar scene? It is understandable that most people find scotch to harsh to drink while dancing the night away but could it not be introduced in some mild cocktails? Generally it is assumed that the sweeter drinks tend to give you the staying power on the dance floor as it is usually loaded with sugar.

Sugar is not an ingredient that one would associate with scotch and many of the clubbers will shy away from the so called old mans drink. Yet they really do not understand the potential that scotch in small doses in sweet drinks can have. It can liven up the party in a relatively short amount of time.

Of course there are the few drinks out there that may inspire a look into by the up and coming yuppies that are trying to mature. One of these mild scotch drinks is the Rusty Nail. This wonderful drink contains 1 ½ oz of scotch ½ oz of Drambuie
And a twist of peel from a lemon

This drink forgoes the common rule of no ice with your scotch, as the glass should be filled almost to the brim with cubes. Then the Drambuie and scotch are poured in together stirred vigorously and garnished with the peel. This makes a delightful small mixed drink that is much easier on the throat as well as the stomach that straight scotch.

Another popular drink is the whiskey sour. This drink is open to enjoyment by all classes and generations. This drink contains 2 oz of blended whiskey, the juice of half a lemon, ½ tsp of powdered sugar, one cherry and half slice of lemon.

Again this drink is easy to make. Shake the blended whiskey, the powdered sugar and the lemon juice with ice then strain into a whiskey sour glass. Lastly, top with the cherry and garnish the drink with the lemon slice.

Another great drink that the younger crowd may enjoy is the Rob Roy. This is a very simple drink that is relished by many and is very short on the prep time so you can be back on the dance floor in no time flat.

This drink contains 1 ½ oz of scotch whiskey and ¾ oz sweet vermouth. You merely stir contents with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Belly Dancing

Belly Dancing

There are many musical and dance traditions but not many of them are as old as belly dancing. Its roots lie in the Middle East, Turkey, Iran, India and Pakistan. There are different opinions on its very first appearance. Some historians think that it began in Egypt. Others think it was part of a religious ritual, performed by Temple Priestesses. The three main styles of the dance are the Egyptian, Turkish and a form hailing from Syria and the Lebanon. It has been part of the Turkish culture since the Ottoman Empire and Romany Gypsies also pursued the art. Men too would dance but usually away from the women.

Some Islamic countries censor the outfits worn in belly dancing and some are more liberal. Egyptian dance is censored but Turks are allowed to reveal more flesh. The Turkish tradition also includes the use of zils. These are finger cymbals and require a degree of skill.

This very individualistic way of dancing spread to the West in the 20th century and was shown in nickelodeon venues, burlesque and vaudeville shows. Immigrants introduced belly dancing to a mass audience in America in the 1930s and 1940s. Hollywood quickly caught on to its potential, showing movies that made stars of several dancers. Filmgoers were enthralled by the often provocative displays. Dancers would perform with silk scarves and swords in a sultry manner. The films often depicted the dancers as slightly wicked women of dubious morals.

Today, the emphasis has changed from entertainment to fitness. Westerners have taken up belly dancing to get toned and lose weight. It is good cardio-vascular exercise, builds upper body strength and encourages flexibility. Before embarking on a belly dancing keep fit class, it’s a good idea to have a check up with the doctor to make sure that it’s safe to proceed. Men find that it firms up the stomach muscles, which is good news for a paunch. Pregnant women have been advised to take part in order to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. This can help to reduce the pain of childbirth. It’s more fun than an epidural!

The dance has gone through many phases, seen as a respectable art by some and an excuse for titillation in others. It has had a seedy image, thankfully changed in recent times. Westerners feel a little self-conscious when trying it at first. It’s not part of the culture in the West and it’s been re-invented for the keep fit enthusiasts. Whatever the motives, it’s good to keep old expressions of culture alive.

When Elephants Dance on Wooden Floors

When Elephants Dance on Wooden Floors

Imagine that you’ve just won a vacation to a beautiful tropical island. You are told it’s a magical place where all your dreams will come true. The only requirement is that you must visit a secret cabin hidden in a mystical enchanted forest, and watch a special presentation from beginning to end. You are told that you will see the most incredible life-changing show you’ve ever seen.
On the first day of your visit, you and several other guests walk into the enticing cabin secluded deep in the woods. Inside, you find yourself in a large room. You are standing on an old shaky wooden floor. It creaks with each step. Some of the boards look as though they could be loose, and you feel very uncertain about it’s safety.
You begin to become hesitant about staying, but you agreed to this. After-all, it will be a life-changing show! You notice an open door to your left. Inside the door are steps that you imagine lead down to a dark basement. You are very nervous by now, and begin to fear crashing through the old floor. Who knows what could be down there!
Just then, your tour guide, standing safely outside, shouts, “And now, the elephants!” Suddenly two huge elephants appear, the biggest ones you ever seen. They begin dancing around on the creaky old floor. So animated, they even seem to smile at you. They are bigger than life. You think you must be dreaming. It’s simply unreal!
The elephants are wearing huge signs, telling how all your dreams of wealth and financial freedom are about to come true with no effort on your part. You think, ‘Not if this floor gives way!’ Just then, one of the old, loose floor boards breaks through and crashes into the dark basement, sending dusty smoke up into the room. The elephants continue to dance and smile.
By now you are completely skeptical of this whole situation. Rather than risk your life, you high-tail it out just in time to hear a huge crash. Dust and smoke poor out of the cabin as the elephants and the other mesmerized guests go crashing down into darkness. Luckily, you got out in time.
The tour guide seems oblivious to the destruction, and tells you not to worry – that he’s decided to give you a second chance to see the show for free if you see it by midnight.
Have You Been to Fantasy Island?
If you’re like me, you’ve seen plenty of advertising hype. The headline or copy looks like a “fantasy island” on paper. “You Will Make $30,000 with No Effort” type headlines are like “elephants” that cannot dance on a wooden floor without crashing through – the wooden floor being your degree of trust based on past experience.
Hype is in the eye of the beholder. To me it is phrasing that is much stronger than needed to make the sale. It implies receiving more than one could reasonably expect to receive if actually putting the product or information to use (AKA: following instructions). It rings with “Too good to be true.” Hype should not be confused with false advertising, deliberately misleading the prospect, or making false claims about it’s contents or price.
Your Prospect is Intelligent
Many people have been disappointed by past purchases, online and offline. These people will naturally have a healthy skepticism, a “shaky wooden floor” made of disbelief, and weakened by buyers’ remorse or self-doubt. This will be true even if the product is absolutely wonderful. The feeling, “I don’t believe that this is possible for me,” is common place. In this case the person may initially lack the confidence to try something new.
Whether or not self-confidence is an issue, “elephants” are not accomplishing their objectives well. They are crashing through the floors of doubt weakened by advertising that over promised and underdelivered.
Online buyers are intelligent people looking for information, products, or services that will improve their lives. They want to increase their skills, and become more comfortable, happy, confident and financially independent. However, they deserve to receive what they pay for, and to have the benefits presented in a way that will allow them to make an informed decision. They deserve to feel pleased after receiving the product.
It is good to provide these benefits. You obviously believe in the product or service you sell. You are thrilled, and can’t wait to share it’s benefits with others. However, your prospects have not yet had your experience. They must first trust you, and witness your own level of belief and satisfaction. They often want very much to believe you.
Strengthening the “Floor” of Trust
When speaking with prospects in person, it is much easier to gain trust by first matching their level of enthusiasm, developing rapport, and offering proof of believable benefits. However, that becomes more difficult in print. There is no immediate feedback with which to adjust your language or style. What is believable to one person is not believable to another. You must know exactly who you are writing to. I have initially passed up several very good products because my own tolerance for “elephants” is extremely low.
The best products and services I’ve purchased – online and offline – described or illustrated clear benefits using sensible language. They touched me emotionally, but delivered much more than the advertisement originally promised. Two years ago I purchased a popular brand of fitness equipment. Three months later, I was convinced that the product was so good that the sales presentation had not done it justice.
Emotion Wins Out
Copy must be realistic, but also appeal to specific interests. It must reach the prospect emotionally, and convey honest enthusiasm for the offer. It must show how it will solve problems for your prospects. Most of all, it must be believable. There is a fine line between hype and good benefit-filled copy. Your target market and individual testing will determine when you cross that illusive line.
Here is an excellent quote to remember:
“In writing advertising it must always be kept in mind that the customer often knows more about the goods than the advertising writers because they have had experience in buying them.”
~ John Wanamaker
The next time you write copy for your website or business, think about your target market, the people who will want and need your product. Who are they, exactly? Then think about their buying history, the strength of the “floor” that will support your presentation. It’s strength will differ for each individual or group based on their past experiences. Provide your presentation based on the strength and tolerances of your market.
The extra effort and results will please you, and will please your prospects. Your customers will thank you for respecting their feelings, and for giving them even more in value than you promised.
You will also feel rewarded because you’ve fulfilled needs, improved lives, and made new friends!

How To Plan For Your Wedding On A Tight Budget (2)

How To Plan For Your Wedding On A Tight Budget

The time has finally come, and you will be married soon. Planning your wedding is no small task. However, with the right advice you can plan an event that will give you some of your best memories. Read on and you will find some tips that can turn potential chaos into beauty.

Research to see if there are any other events happening the day you are getting married. For example, if there is a conference in town or a charity event taking place, it may make it more difficult for your guests to secure their hotel rooms or to drive around town. Let them know what is happening so they can plan accordingly.

Remember that it is always better to have too much food and drink than not enough. Nobody will remember what color your flowers were; but if you run out of beer, then all of your friends will be sure to remember that for the rest of their lives.

You might need permits to have an outdoor reception, especially if you want to do this in a state park or on the beach. Ask your local authorities about what kind of permits you need to get. You might have to clean up the place afterward, or might not be allows to use candles.

Try to delegate someone who will be your go to person during your wedding day. You may forget to get something or bring something, and it would be a good idea to have someone who is not part of your wedding party who could run miscellaneous errands like this for you.




Choose your reception venue with the guests in mind. If your family is mostly elderly then you aren’t likely to choose a location with a lot of stairs, or a big dance floor. If you have anyone in your family who is handicapped then you should ensure that the venue knows they’re coming and will make everything accessible to them.

If you are having a destination wedding or a wedding outdoors, take into consideration the role that the wind will play. Make sure that all of your decorations are weighted down so that they do not fall out of place and ruin the arrangement. This will help you maintain aesthetic beauty at your wedding.

A good piece of advice to keep in mind for weddings is to make sure that you do not try to cut costs in areas where you really should not. Often times, you get what you pay for when it comes to photography and music. Pay what you can afford but be careful when bargain shopping.

Relax. You won’t get every minor detail exactly right, you might forget to do something and you will have a day when you are angry with everyone. But by the end of your reception you will realize what this all was about and you won’t mind. Relax and you’ll be able to handle everything in a better way.

Using these tips and others like them will help you get to the alter with a smile on your face. You can make the most of your day and the most of your budget and perhaps create a lifetime of fond memories.

Chicago is an exciting city with lots of sights to offer the visitor

Chicago is an exciting city with lots of sights to offer the visitor

Many cruises depart from the historic Navy Pier by Lake Michigan and most regular trips are through the summer months. One cruise incorporates a gourmet table served meal, cocktail service, musical revue and floor show with dance music from the 1940s to the present. There is a choice of dinner or lunch buffet, which includes entrees, salads, side dishes and dessert followed by tea or coffee.

The sights on this Chicago Dinner Cruise and other cruises include the Adler Planetarium, the lakefront Grant Park and Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. The boat also goes by Sears Tower, the 110-story building, the tallest one in the world until 1996. There is also a version of this cruise that includes a firework display.

The Chicago Lakefront Escape Early Dinner Cruise has a light buffet meal with a DJ spinning dance records and a live blues band on the outer decks. Special occasions and holiday seasons are wonderful to celebrate on a Chicago Dinner Cruise. For the romantic at heart, there is a Valentine’s Day cruise that includes a champagne toast, luxury dinner buffet and live entertainment.

New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to let your hair down and the Gala Cruise lasts for five hours and includes a deluxe buffet and open bar. There is a DJ, champagne at midnight and a fireworks show at the Navy Pier. The 4th of July Chicago Dinner Cruise also offers a vantage point for a fireworks display and a floor show.

Christmas is another opportunity to go out on the river and there is a Christmas Holiday Cruise and a Santa Lunch Cruise where the special guest is, of course, Father Christmas. Other special occasion cruises include Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and St.Patrick’s Day.

The Chicago Land and Lake Tour combines the best of the city’s sights with cruising on an elegant yacht. The tour takes in the business district, designer shopping area and boating along the shoreline on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River, under the bridges and through the Chicago Locks. Chicago Dinner Cruises are certainly versatile and a tribute to a vibrant city.

Get Into The Best Shape Of Your Life With These Fitness Tips

Get Into The Best Shape Of Your Life With These Fitness Tips

For many people, getting fit seems like an impossible task. It takes time and stamina and doesn’t appear to be all that fun. However, with the right workout plan, tailored to what you can do and what you find enjoyable, getting fit and staying fit can be a lifelong hobby. Following are some tips to get into the swing of things.

When trying to get fit, investigate your local Parks and Recreation department. You may be able to find inexpensive aerobics, dance, yoga, strength training, or “boot camp” classes for much less than you would pay at a private company. You can also find out which parks have hiking or fitness trails and when they’re open.

One of the things that you can do to improve your physical fitness while in the office is to go to your coworker’s cubicle when you need help instead of using the phone. Although it may be convenient to just use the phone, using your legs and walking over enables you to burn calories.

Building up the muscles in your back is an essential part of any workout. To do this, lateral pull downs are usually the best. When you do this, make sure not to put your thumb around the barbell, but put it on the top next to your pointer finger.

Participating in a 5k, 10k, or other event can be a great motivational goal. Often these events charge a registration fee–if you don’t commit, you’ll be wasting money! Once you’ve successfully completed the event, you’ll feel great about your accomplishment, and you’ll know that you’ve gotten a lot of exercise.

Building your forearm strength is super easy. If you play tennis or raquetball a strong forearm is a benefit which will help improve your game. You can build your forearm strength by crumpling a newspaper. Lay a piece of newspaper on the floor, crumple it up into a ball for thirty seconds, and then repeat with the other hand.

A great tip for optimizing your fitness is to wear a heart rate monitor when you work. With a quality heart rate monitor you can track your heart beat to see if you are getting the best workout for your goals. Many can be worn as watches so they are not a bother to workout in.

Having poor posture means that your spine is not aligned properly while one is standing, sitting or lying down. It is vital to maintain good posture so that your muscles are working properly and not causing undue friction to bone or joints. This friction, also known as arthritis, can be a painful condition and sometimes debilitating disease.

Therefore, getting and staying fit does not have to be the unreachable pinnacle in your life. It’s just a matter of building up stamina by doing something you enjoy, an activity that will get your heart rate up and that you can do at least a few times a week. A routine like that may not make you into an Olympic star, but it can give you a healthy body, keep your weight down, and make you feel good about yourself.