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Dallas Painters & Dallas Home Painting Services You've heard it said before that the most valuable investment anyone could ever make is the investment into a home.  For anyone, young or old, looking to make a solid investment into their future, then investment home ownership is one of the best decisions anyone could ever make.  Why else do you think one of the biggest government subsidies and assistance programs is for purchasing a home.  Homeowners are, without a doubt, on their way to building long term wealth through their home, and the long term value of home ownership.  But what about when you've already owned your home for quite some time and you are looking for a way to increase value in your home?  Then you need to consider putting a fresh coat of paint on your home.  And if you've never painted a home before, then hiring a professional home painting service from Dallas will be where you want [...]

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How Your Posture Improves With Minimalist Running Shoes

You should know that like every other part of your body, your feet benefit from exercise.  Remember that many exercises rely on an elastic yet steady hold from your feet and legs. That’s the reason the sole designs of minimalist shoes can help you do different kinds of exercises and give you more comfort. Your feet can move surprisingly well and bend easily in minimalist shoes.  But did you know that if you use minimalist shoes that your posture will get better as well? We all know that any regular exercise will help you with your postures. A good posture will help you with many health problems in your life, especially with later in life diseases like osteoporosis.   When you wear supportive and comfortable shoes, it will help to reduce back and neck pain. One reason that people claim to have poor posture is that their back or neck hurt.  Also, minimalist shoes, with their low or zero drop heal, make sure that you [...]

Why Minimalist Shoes Are Not Just Another Fad

I overheard a couple days ago a shoe sales associate telling a customer that minimalist shoes, or toes shoes as he called them, were just a fashion fad. I really wanted to go over there and inform the misguided man that these shoes were not about fashion. But this is not the first time I have heard these accusations. Some people think that the shoes are just a fashion craze. While others believe, what I believe is actually more insidious, is that these shoes are a health fad. These people compare minimalist shoes to fad diets like Atkins that turn out to be bad for your health in the long run. But minimalist shoes, while some people may only be wearing them for fashion reasons, are really here to stay.  Discovering that traditional running shoes are hard on your feet is more like discovering that trans fats are bad for you. Making minimalist shoes is more kin to making antibiotics for viral infections. There was a problem [...]

Traditional Shoes From Around The World

I've been writing about minimalist shoes for a while now and telling you why they are better than the athletic shoes that have been on the market since the '60's. I keep calling them traditional shoes, but I think that is a misnomer. I asked my VA, who's from the Philippines, about traditional shoes in her country. Perhaps it was just a regular language issue, but her response got me to thinking about what shoes used to be like before the '60's and are still like is some countries around the world.  So I went looking for 'traditional' shoes from around the world. And what I found was that many of them have many things in common with minimalist shoes. The traditional footwear of Pakistan is khussa. People have been wearing them for centuries.  The fashion of wearing khussas remains stable all the year round. People mostly like to wear them with traditional dressings for example Kurta Shalwar and Dhoti. In Japan, geta, zori and [...]

Minimalist Running Shoes Don’t Have To Separate Your Toes!

For a long time I have been avoiding the gym and hitting the roads instead. I found that gyms were to stifling for me, so I have just made an effort to keep active in my everyday life and get out into nature. However, now that weather has started affecting my workout routine, I've returned to the gym. Before I left the gym, I rarely saw anyone wearing minimalist shoes. I guess that may have been part of the reason that I left in the first place. I got tired of people asking me about my “toe shoes.” Yesterday when I returned to the gym, I found that there were many people in the gym that were also wearing minimalist shoes. Even one of the trainers was wearing them. I got on the bike and started peddling. My neighbor, who was wearing a beautiful pair of minimalist mesh running shoes, strikes up a conversation. “You know,” she pointed to my shoes, “Those [...]

Minimalist Shoes Popping Up Everywhere

It seems that everywhere I have been going lately, I have been seeing minimalist shoes. Some places seemed to catch on a little late, but seemed perfectly normal place for them to appear, like the gym. One would expect a place that caters to fitness to eventually realize that minimalist shoes are better for your health all the way around. And then occasionally you will see them on someone that you wouldn't expect, like the old lady in the grocery store wearing a pair of VFFs. And you are starting to see them on all of the nation’s sidewalks. But today, I saw them a whole section of them in a local discount clothing store. I guess with the shoe style becoming so popular, everyone wants to get in on the action. Most shoe companies nowadays have some sort of minimalist shoe. But you really need to be careful about the minimalist shoes that you buy from mainstream traditional shoe companies. While many of these shoes [...]

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Minimalist Shoes In Developing Countries

After my foray into 'traditional' shoes around the world, I wondered how well minimalist shoes were doing in countries where true barefoot or minimalist-like traditional shoe lifestyles were being used. I looked around, but was not very surprised at my findings for the most part. But I was surprised to learn that developing countries who have a higher percentage of barefoot runners, have a lower rate of injuries. In countries were many people already go barefoot, the adoption rate of minimalist shoes is a little lower. There may be several reasons behind this trend. 1. People already run barefoot. While they know the benefit of running barefoot or minimalist, their feet are tougher from consistent barefoot use. 2. Minimalist shoes are often more expensive than running shoes and are much more expensive than going barefoot. 3. There is not as much marketing going towards these markets, so there is less awareness. But one thing seems for certain, developing countries seem [...]

How To Spot The Imposter Minimalist Shoe

With all the minimalist shoes flooding the market, how do you know what is the right one for you? Also, how can you even be sure if that shoe on the shelves is actually a true minimalist shoe? It’s easy to tell a real one from a fake when you’ve done your homework. Just because a shoe has one or two of these elements doesn’t make them minimalist either. I recently saw shoes that advertised itself as minimalist. It said that it could help improve your gait by placing the emphasis on the front and middle of your foot, which is what minimalist shoes do. However this shoe claimed to do it by placing a lot of padding underneath the arch. Minimalist shoes place the emphasis on your foot in the middle and front instead of heel by nixing the padding altogether. Your foot does this naturally. A minimalist shoe should just protect your feet from the elements, not [...]

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How Do You Find The Best Hiking Boots?

There are different brands of minimalist boots available in the market. So how do you tell what is the best brand? How do you know if you are paying for a name and not for the best shoe? What companies to the experts consider the best? It can be dizzying just thinking about finding the right minimalist show, but boots are even harder. It difficult to find a hiking boot with all of the qualifications for hiking. Goo support, water resistant, able to be warm. Feelmax is one of the most popular brands that make the most supportive and comfortable minimalist boots on the market today. There products have answered the call to all the necessities that a hiker needs in their boots. One of the products Feelmax marketing currently is the Kuuva. The Kuuva is supportive, comfortable, and even stylish. The best thing about Kuuva is it gives the hikers the perfect barefoot feeling with its 2.5 mm rubber soles. Feelmax boots are usable in [...]

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Best Places To Take Your Minimalist Hiking Boots for a Trial

You’ve recently got your minimalist hiking boots and you’ve been wearing them around the  house, a nearby trail, or even your local supermarket. You’ve gotten them broken in mostly. But you’ve read that you really need to get your feet used to using the new minimalist style before you go all out and have a 60 day Appalachian trail outing. Well, luckily for you there are some paths great paths that are in between the well-worn one from your kitchen to the table and the grueling 12 day Scandinavian tundra trail. Check out these one day trails: The Grand Canyon: You can walk around the Grand Canyon in Arizona pretty easily. It’s a good way to break in your shoes and your feet on different, uneven terrain. It’s a pretty easy hike and you can do at pretty much any fitness level any time of the year. You can even bring your kids. Olympic National Park: If you’re in the mood for [...]

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3 Advantages of Minimalist Shoes

Minimalist shoes are basically used for comfortable, long distance running, but you can really use them for anything. But if you are a runner, they are almost a necessity.  They are like gloves for your feet. Here are some benefits of wearing minimalist shoes: (This list is by no way exhaustive)They offer the right of protection from the elements while still allowing you the use of your feet.  This, of course, make running easier and less tiring.   These are the best shoes for running as they do not put any pressure on your heal.  Wearing minimalist shoes is equivalent to be barefoot. That is why they are more comforting for people who regularly go running.  The muscles of the body get stronger if you wear less bulk on the bottom of your feet.  The body adopts to the situation easily and gains strength. One of the best ways to prevent injuries is to have a strong muscle base. Minimalist shoes can help you [...]

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Why You Need A DUI Attorney If Arrested for DUI

If you are in need of a DUI attorney in Athens, Ga. then call Prior, Daniel, & Wiltshire today at 706-543-0002 If you have recently been involved in a drunk driving incident, you will not want to take the situation lightly. You will face steep fines and penalties especially if you are a repeat offender. For this reason, it is a very smart idea to hire a DUI attorney to represent you. What Penalties Will I Likely Face with a DUI? Alcohol can significantly impair a driver's ability to pay attention to the road. As a result, strict laws have been passed that ban motorists from driving while under the influence. The penalties for driving while drunk have become increasingly more severe and motorists will often spend the weekend in jail and have their license suspended if they are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration that is above .08. Motorists who are under 25 and have any alcohol [...]

Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Improving

The real estate market in Metro Atlanta is starting to show signs of improvement as home sales and home prices seem to be on the upward swing. And metro Atlanta real estate isn't the only place that home prices and the real estate market are improving. Areas in Florida, especially along the coastal regions such as Daytona, are also starting to see home prices and home total home sales starting to climb. Of course, if you are real estate agent in Atlanta, you are hoping that the real estate marketing continues to trend in the upward position. According to Mitch Kaminer, the Atlanta Board of Realtors President, real estate agents are starting to see better market conditions after so many years of a depressed real estate market in Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Board of Realtors, metro area home sales are up 3.2% in July from one year ago with median home prices at $150,000 compared to $139,000 in [...]

Lamar Odom Needs A Dentist (Video)

Getting someone to go to the dentist is not easy task when that person is afraid of what might happen. However, there's nothing like a solid tooth ache to sway the odds in your favor of getting your loved one into the dentist chair.   The good thing is, with pain medication and anesthesia, visiting the dentist to get your tooth ache resolved, or any other dental treatment you are needing, can make the visit a whole lot more appealing. Check out this clip from "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" where Khloe is trying to convince Lamar to go to the dentist to get his tooth ache taken care of.   Who knew Lamar was such a baby when it comes to the dentist?   Finally, I think it's the appeal of conscious sedation dentistry that finally convinces Lamar to agree to go to the dentist.

3 Basic Keys To Healthy Teeth & Gums

Let's take a moment and get back to the basics of dental health. In today's day and age of complicated procedures, teeth whitening technology, and cosmetics, we can tend to forget about the core fundamentals of healthy teeth and gums. But at the end of the day, all the technology in the world doesn't replace the healthy habits of taking care of your teeth. The same habits you have learned since you were a kid that your parents and teacher instilled in you. So today we are going to cover 3 basic steps you can take to ensure you have healthy teeth and gums. These steps are fundamental, and should be practiced by kids and adults to ensure overall healthy teeth and gums. 1) Brush Regularly This is a function of consistency, not "let me brush right now for 3 hours straight to make up for years of neglect"! The key to getting the most out of regularly brushing [...]

More Is Less With Minimalist Hiking Boots

You've heard the saying before right... that less is more?  It's a saying that finds it's way into many facets of our lives and tells a tale of how doing less, having less, or producing less ends up netting us more. This same cute little saying can be applied to the new trend of minimalist hiking.  And more specifically, to the experience of hiking in minimalist hiking boots. So to bring it all together in one phrase, less is proving to be more when it comes to minimalist hiking boots! What does mean exactly, and how is "less actually more" when it comes to minimalist hiking boots? Great question. With a great pair of minimalist hiking boots, like the Kuuva from Feelmax, you actually will get a lot more out of your hike than you would with a pair of traditional hiking boots. First, minimalist hiking boots will allow you to experience more of mother-nature while hiking.  Because the [...]

Consistency Is Key To Minimalist Running Success

As it is with many activities, sports, and other disciplines in life, if you want to get good at it you simply have to invest the time and commitment to achieve your goals. And as anyone who knows what I'm talking about would agree, this commitment is not something that's done in the short term - it's a long term commitment to achieving success. It's no different when it comes to minimalist running, and adapting your running style to your new pair of minimalist running shoes. The debate rages on about whether or not minimalist or barefoot running shoes are a good thing or bad. Yet, statistics continue to show that the minimalist running trend continues to grow. The reason? Simple. Because the people who prove that minimalist running shoes produce better results than traditional running shoes are making their points by being committed to their running schedule, and investing the time and energy into their workouts. If these [...]

Here’s Why Now Is A Great Time To Sell Your Home in Lawrenceville & Metro Atlanta

Now is one of the best times since 2005 to put your home on the market, especially if you are living in the Lawrenceville and metro Atlanta area, as homes here in the U.S. are taking less time to sell than a year ago, this according to new data released by The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday. One-third of the homes purchased in July were on the market for less than a month, while one in five was on the market for at least six months. A home's median time on the market has been declining steadily since January, the trade group said. Between 2004 and 2005, the high-flying years of the housing boom, the median selling time of previously occupied homes was four weeks, NAR said. The supply of homes on the market averaged 4.3 months over the same period. The July figures, which were derived from a monthly survey of the trade group's real estate agents, [...]

3 Tips For The New Minimalist Runner

Minimalist running shoes are a great way for any runner to start experiencing a new level of strength, stamina, and endurance with their running.  With the popularity of minimalist running shoes taking on a whole new level, the research and development is showing that runners who use these shoes can experience substantial benefits to their overall health. When it comes to minimalist runners, especially new runners who are just now starting to explore this new world of running, there are a few things to be cautious and aware of.  Most of these would be common sense to someone who's considering purchasing minimalist running shoes, but they are important enough to cover nonetheless. 3 Tips for the New Minimalist Runner #1:  Take things slow at first As it is with nearly anything that's physically new to you as an athlete, you should always break into the "new" slowly.  This is especially true when it comes to making a switch from [...]

How To Replace A Vacuum Bag, Vacuum Repair in Athens Ga.

Vacuum cleaners are one of the most efficient equipment in cleaning. Vacuum cleaners are very convenient and can spare you from that physically demanding house cleaning. But, vacuum cleaners have to be maintained and regularly serviced to sustain its maximum efficiency. One way you can do maintain effeciency is by replacing your bag. Replacing vacuum bags is easy and here’s how to do it: Know your vacuum cleaner. Replacing vacuum bag is just like replacing your garbage bag. All the dirt accumulated during your cleaning is consolidated in this bag. But replacing it does not begin on the actual act of removing the bag then replacing a new one. It begins when you buy your vacuum. You have to consider if the replacement bags are readily available in your local store. SEE ALSO:  Vacuum repair in Athens, Ga Yes, new units may have complementary replacement bags but they will eventually run out and if you do not do your [...]

The Style & Fashion of Minimalist Running Shoes

I've heard many people complain that they are turned off by the style of minimalist footwear. However, I really don't understand what they are talking about. Minimalist shoes offer a broad range of styles, just like traditional shoes. Previously, we already dismissed the myth that all minimalist shoes were toe shoes. So now, we're going to dispel the myth that minimalist running shoes are ugly. First thing to remember is that not all shoes were created for every person. Just because you don't like a particular style, doesn't mean someone else won't like it. With that in mind, many minimalist shoes are designed not only to be comfortable but also appealing. Now you can be adventurous, closer to nature, and stylish. These shoes have the look that literally shouts your love for adventure. The biggest plus of minimalist shoes? You can feel the comfort that these shoes offer and how at ease your foot is when you wear them. [...]

3 Key Areas To Your Auto Insurance Policies

Auto Insurance Coverage in Marietta, Georgia When it comes to your auto insurance coverage, there's a lot of pieces that need to be analyzed and discussed with your local insurance agent in Marietta, Georgia.  Talking with your insurance agent will help you weed through the sometimes intimidating details that accompany an auto insurance policy.  However, even though there are a lot of different types of auto insurance coverage with a lot of different aspects to it, I want to ensure you understand three key components that should be a part of every auto insurance policy. #1:  Bodily Injury Liability The bodily injury liability coverage is the part of your auto insurance policy that's going to cover injuries that may have been incurred during an accident. This coverage applies to injuries to the policy holder and also to someone else who may have been involved.  Along with yourself (the policy holder) and other people involved in an accident, your family members are [...]

Hitting The Trail With Minimalist Hiking Boots, 4 Things To Consider

Are you getting ready to hit the trails this coming weekend with a hot new pair of minimalist hiking boots?  If so, you more than like aren't going to be alone.  Barefoot hiking boots - otherwise known as minimalist hiking boots - are a fast growing trend among trail hikers throughout the world. Hikers are definitely into getting closer with nature, and are looking for ways to get more in touch with the trail and their environment as they are on their hikes.  And minimalist hiking boots facilitate this in a lot of different ways. When considering hitting the trails in your minimalist hiking boots, there are few things that you need to keep in mind.  Safety of course is always at the forefront of anything you do when it comes to hiking.  But for those who are wearing minimalist hiking boots, you need to be even more alert with what you are doing. 4 Things to Consider While [...]

8 Tips For Brushing Your Teeth More Effectively

You've been brushing you teeth since you were a child. So you know how to brush your teeth, right? But if you seem to have a lot of plaque build up between dental visits, perhaps you should revisit your brushing routine. Here are some steps to brush your teeth and keep that plaque from building up between checkups. 1.  First floss in between each tooth to dislodge any food or plaque that maybe trapped. A toothbrush can not get in between the teeth so flossing first is very important before brushing. 2.  Hold your toothbrush horizontally along your teeth with only some of the bristles on the gums. Tilt your brush so that it is pointing at a 45 degree angle to the gums. 3.  Brush with a small circular motion trying to focus on each tooth individually. Brush with this motion for about twenty strokes. If your gums are healthy,brushing like this should not cause pain. So if [...]

Barefoot Running in the 2012 Olympics

Did you know that several Olympic champions have run barefoot? In the 1960 Olympics in Rome and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, two barefoot runners set records and caught the world's attention with their bare feet. In the 1984 Olympics, Zola Budd, an inspiring barefooted teen from South Africa, tangled up those trademark bare feet with those of American athlete Mary Decker. Decker fell off the track from the collision and an injury to her hip ended her dream of winning an Olympics. Budd, whose bare feet had been leading the pack, fell back so she would not have to face a booing audience from the winner’s platform. Even with that unfortunate race, Budd was the world cross country champion in 1985 and 1986, set world records in the 5K races in 1984 and 1985, and set the world indoor record in the 3K. Budd achieved all of this while running barefoot. Abebe Bikila ran in the 1960 [...]