The official first day of summer is exactly 3 months from today: June 21. Get your body ready for the hot summer days and warm summer nights just as you get your backyard ready: with planning, foresight and commitment. Here is a general outline for ensuring your body is a perfect match for the beautiful summer weather:
March 21- April 21
Commit to doing some form of cardio for at least 20 minutes, 3 times a week and include resistance training 2-3 times a week. Resistance training includes “core” exercises like front and side planks, crunches and anything requiring twisting, bending, lifting or leaning the torso and should last 15-30 minutes.
As news from Japan continues to dominate our news scene, most of us yearn for a way to help the innocent victims of the tragic Japanese earthquake that resulted in a fatal tsunami, enumerable gas fires and a threatening nuclear disaster. However, as we are thousands of miles away and most of us are safe and sheltered from any impending aftershocks, alleviating the situation seems almost impossible. Here are some organizations that are currently accepting donations to help the victims of the Japanese earthquake:
As summer approaches, it is time to start thinking about how to gear up our backyards and patios for inevitable outdoor entertaining. As hot summer days melt into warm summer nights, your backyard will need to be equipped to handle the transition. Here are a few different lighting techniques that will help make even a small space a lighting masterpiece and ensure the party doesn’t die when the sun goes down.