Sunday, 23 September 2012

Celebrity & Healthy Lifestyle Consultant SASHA!

SASHA Fitness and Health

Highly sought after ‘Healthy Lifestyle Guru Christopher Sasha’ is transforming and inspiring Billionaires, CEO’s, Celebrities, and people across North America.   With a chiseled physique of Adonis coupled with an extraordinary personality, this brilliant and tremendously focused author is destined to become a household name within the next few years. 

Alex: Can you please tell us about yourself?
Sasha: I’m Christopher Sasha, the leading healthy lifestyle consultant to Chicago’s CEOs, celebrities, and billionaires. I’ve been a healthy lifestyle consultant for over 14 years. Somehow, I earned a finance degree from prestigious DePaul University ready to conquer the financial world only to land in the health and fitness arena. I was fully armed with the financial knowledge needed to make a splash in the trading markets yet my heart didn’t accept my career decision. For some reason I kept straying from the financial industry into the fitness industry.

Alex: What sparked your interest in health and fitness?
Sasha: It wasn’t so much the health and fitness career opportunities that sparked my interest. I lived a few of my adolescent years in a housing project where I would get beat up almost every day because I was small and weak. I started working out and used “strength” that I attained from the gym to help better my situation with the neighborhood bullies. My nascent interest in health and fitness was only to build a facade to protect myself. And as I transformed my physique, other gym-goers would pepper me with health questions like what they should eat or what the best abdominal exercise is to get a set of six-pack abs. I began to understand that I wasn’t just answering peoples’ questions – I was helping them overpower their individual demons. Most of us don’t have to become more fit to protect ourselves from pernicious bullies. Through the years I’ve learned that there are a plethora of reasons why people want to be more fit. I became aware that I was helping people with my knowledge, which gave me a tremendous sense of gratification, leading me to delve deeper into health concerns. And this yearning I have to help others eventually brought me on the path to publish my book, Transforming Your Lifestyle One Belief at a Time.

Alex: What are the benefits of working with a fitness trainer?
Sasha: The benefits of working with a fitness trainer are as unique as the individual fitness trainer. Each trainer should know the basics of physiology and kinesiology. But once you get past the basic education of a fitness trainer, each trainer’s style is very diverse. The advantages of a fitness trainer vary from being taught how to perform each exercise with proper form so you don’t hurt yourself to reaching personal health goals quicker to accountability, and many times a confidant.

Alex: What is the biggest misconception about health and fitness that you hear from beginners?
Sasha: I’ve heard scores of health and fitness misconceptions over the years but the one that pops up over and over again is that dietary fat consumption makes us fat. It’s true that an overabundance of dietary fat can make us fat; but so can too many carbohydrates or proteins. Fat per se does not make us fat. This is a misconception that was reinforced by the media when low-fat diets were the craze in the 1970s. Our current obesity epidemic isn’t from eating fat. America is the 7th wealthiest country in the world and the 3rd fattest country in the world. We are the leaders in fast food, processed food, manufacturers of high fructose corn syrup, and the list goes on. And these are major culprits that can lead to obesity. Learning how to eat properly (including fat) and moving your body will drastically reduce body fat and improve your health.

Alex: What are some of the more popular training styles you implement?
Sasha: My training style is more on the body building side. This is the foundation that I build on to create each individual’s exercise program. I mostly use a method called periodization which forces the body to use both types of muscle fibers (slow- and fast-twitch fibers), all three types of contractions (isolation, concentric, and eccentric), and giving the body the appropriate amount of rest so it can do what it does best – recuperate and grow stronger. But I also use strategies to help slow down the aging process and enhance energy levels. One of my clients, for instance, found that his testosterone levels were too low, which was contributing to his lethargy and muscle loss, resulting in weight gain! I decided to increase the intensity level and shorten the rest periods between exercises. By doing this, the body will naturally boost its testosterone levels, increase human growth hormone production, burn body fat, and increase muscle mitochondria. All of these factors will increase energy levels and help slow the aging process.

Alex: You are a favorite trainer and coach to celebrities and the corporate elite, what is it that keeps them coming back and recommending you to their friends?
Sasha: It isn’t just one thing that makes me a favorite lifestyle consultant to my veritable Who’s Who list of clients. It’s a collaboration of my scholastic and personal knowledge, practicing what I preach, inspiration, eagerness to take things to a higher level, continuation of learning more about health and fitness because I know the human body is a systemic machine – everything is intertwined and no knowledge about nutrition, supplements, sleep patterns, exercise programs, hormones, or personal beliefs about our environments are trivial. I’m willing to do things that others are not willing to do. For example, one of my clients was prediabetic and worried about becoming a full-blown type II diabetic. He heard that most of diabetes can be reversed without medication and asked me to find a program that will reverse his condition. I read about 10 books on reversing diabetes, created a program, worked the program with him, and reversed his prediabetes to normal blood sugar levels. I add as much value as I can for my clients, whereas most fitness trainers consider their job to spend one hour with their client, and that’s it. I know that I’m a replaceable commodity so I do more than my competitors, which has separated me from the mass of fitness trainers that have deluged the market since the economy has tanked.

Alex: You are a big supporter of charities for kids and the homeless, what made you select these particular charities?
Sasha: Today’s kids are tomorrow’s leaders. You never know what insecure, low self-esteem child will blossom into a leader in his/her industry if the right guidance is provided. I had dangerously low self-esteem, no confidence, and no self-respect growing up. At age eight, I was bounced from foster home to foster home for a few years when my mother died. I later moved into a housing project with my brother and sisters and abusive, alcoholic father only to be kicked out of his house when I was 13 years old - and I was uneducated. It was a long, arduous journey with many encouraging people that helped me transform my life from being broke and in jail almost every week to a well educated leader in the health and fitness industry. I was blessed to have met so many incredible people who cared and wanted to help me succeed. As I’m living proof that people can change if given the right opportunities, I want to do what I can to help others that come from my same background become successful, happy people.

Alex: What can we look forward to from Sasha in the next few months?
Sasha: Diabetes is a chronic disease that kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year, with the death toll exponentially increasing every year. And it’s not just America – it’s worldwide, including Great Britain and India. Diabetes is a disease that can be cured without medication 95% of the time. It’s a matter of educating the general population about proper nutrition (and what foods are killing us) and encouraging people to put their bodies in motion. I’m currently testing a program that I put together to help reverse prediabetes and type II diabetes. I have already proven that my program can reverse prediabetes with one of my clients. His A1C result was 6.2. An A1C is a blood test used to determine if an individual has prediabetes or type II diabetes. Generally, a person is diagnosed with type II diabetes when two consecutive A1C test results are 6.5 or above. My client received his latest A1C test reading at 5.6 a few weeks ago, which is in a normal range. Now I’m eager to prove that my 3-month program can get type II diabetics off Metformin (Glucophage), which is the first medication doctors prescribe to type II diabetics to help control their blood sugar levels. If any reader has been diagnosed with type II diabetes, and on Metformin (Glucophage), please contact me.

Alex: If people want more information about any of the topics or answers above, what is the best way to connect with you?
Sasha: Anyone interested in more information can connect with me via:
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Alex: Christopher Sasha, Thank you for the interview and all the great information on Health & Fitness! I wish you well.

Sasha: Alex, Thank you so much for this chance to interview with you.

Again, thank you!

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HAHA! sabi ko tungkol sa "Cyber Crime Prevention Act" ang isusulat ko sa editorial section ng aming school paper. si Sotto-copy pa pala ang author nito. kapal muks din sia a. gumagawa ata siya ng weapon against himself. or baka weapon to save himself!

pero napagtanto ko na hindi ako karapatdapat magsulat ng isang artikulo tungkol dito. kasi, minsan, naging isang Cyber Criminal din ako.

highschool. 4th year na ako. muntik na akong naharap sa korte. 15 years old, ipakukulong na. umabot sa muntikang demandahan. meron nang atorni. pero muntik lang naman. haha!

kaya naman napag-isip isip ko. sayang. kay gandang topic pa naman sana. kaya naisip ko, magsusulat na lamang ako tungkol sa Kotong Cops. haha!

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Explaining budgeting to kids - how to make sure your kids are wise about money

Even if you don’t want to admit it, money makes the world go round and learning about money from a young age can help to make you money-smart in the future. If you’ve got kids it will be worthwhile sitting them down to discuss the finer points of money to them, especially budgeting, as this is one thing that they’ll be able to use in later life to
ward off money troubles.

So, here are a few ways you can teach your kids all about budgeting:

1)      The pocket money method
If you give your kids pocket money you should ask them to pick out a toy or some other item that they’d like you to buy for them. Then, once they’ve made their decision, tell them that they’ll be buying the toy, but in a couple of weeks. Explain that, for the next few weeks, you’d like them to save up their pocket money so that they can buy the toy.

You can then design a colourful savings plan with your child – get some paper, crayons, pencils and felt tips and draw a calendar with your child that they can then write their savings dates in. They can draw pictures on it and anything else they’d like – the real message here is when they’ll be putting money in their piggy bank.

Give your child the choice of saving their pocket money when you give it to them – they need to learn that budgeting is something that needs to be done consciously. Every week you should take all of the money out of their piggy bank and count it with them, and then mark the amount on the calendar they’ve made. Eventually they’ll reach their goal and can be treated with the toy they’ve been after!

2)      The open and honest solution
Being completely open and honest with your kids is one of the best ways to teach them about budgeting. If you explain how your household budget works they’ll be able to get a much clearer picture of it, as they’ll be working from a real example. Break down all of the household expenses with them and show them how much everything costs – it’ll definitely be an eye opener for them and will show them just how much it costs to run a household!

3)      The work-money explanation
For your child to understand budgeting fully they’ll first need to get to grips with the idea of working to earn money in the first place. Budgeting is pretty much impossible without some form of income, so you should give them a chance to earn some money so that you can then go through budgeting with them.

Draw up a list of chores they can complete, along with the amount they can earn by doing them. They can then complete the tasks within a set timeframe to earn money. After this, sit them down and calculate how much they’ve earned and get them to write a list of what they’d like so spend their money on. Then, all you need to do is go through the calculations with them to help them to figure out how much of what they want can actually be bought and if they need to start saving any money to buy a more expensive item in the future.

How would you teach your kids about budgeting?

Janice Lincoln is a freelance writer who enjoys writing articles about financial advice for all of the family, covering topics from wageday cash loansfiscal responsibility, all the way to organisational techniques such as spreadsheet budgeting and statistics analysing.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

i dont know.

i think i've gone mad.

the past days, i've changed. i can't sleep.

i go to sleep too late (12mn-1am) and wake up too early (4-5am).

i used to eat during breaks. spaghetti. rice. banana cue. i used to eat two rice servings during lunch.

i used to have midnight snacks.

but i dont know why. i just lost the appetite.

i cant get him out of my head. it's like, he's a part of my brain's anatomy.

tachycardia happens in certain instances. but my heart beats really fast 24/7, seriously. i feel like im nervous everytime.

i dont know why.

Tips on How to Get a Credit Card with Bad Credit

Bad credit means you can’t get any financial help from any financial institution like banks as almost each and every financial body considers your credit score to see if you are capable of repayment or not. A bad credit is a black mark on your credit report when you have bankruptcy, late payment, insolvency, missing payments and so on. To rebuild your credit score, credit cards can be a good way if you make monthly payments on time but if you, for whatever reason, lack the funds to make payments it will affect your credit score badly. So to make payments on time opt for short term loans known as a payday loans which don’t have any effect on your credit report.

Using credit cards for improving credit score is good option, here are some tips to get a credit card approval with bad credit and to use them effectively:

Approach your bank:

You have more of a chance to get a credit card from your bank as they know how much money goes in and out from your account every month. They may also consider you as a less risky borrower as you bank with them.

Explain your credit history:

Many credit card companies can consider your credit card request if you outline the valid reason for your bad credit; for example a medical emergency which prevented you from making payments.

Look out for credit cards that come in the mail:

That’s right that most mails that offer you credit cards provide your pre-approval but by getting pre-approval does not always mean that you will get approved but if the mail says that credit card is for bad credit or no credit you can get it.

Opt for a secured credit card:

Secured credit cards are those cards for which you have to provide some deposit as the security to the borrowed amount. You need to provide a deposit that ranges from a few hundred which is refundable at the time of closing the card. Keep a distance from the companies that ask for a deposit even before getting an approval and from those that don’t refund the deposit after sanctioning the card.

Apply for a subprime credit card:

These cards charge very high rate of interest and fees, so it will be better to pay them in full and on time every month. These cards can help you to improve your credit and you can easily get approval for them.

I am Alicia Avery. I am a tech writer from Manchester UK. I am into finance and Business. Catch me @financeport.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The Smartest Paper Ever From a Regulator

In case you missed it, Andrew Haldane's "The Dog and the Frisbee," the paper he recently presented at Jackson Hole, was brilliant.

According to the understated prose of the Bank of England, the paper by the Bank of England's head of financial stability "explores why the type of complex financial regulation developed over recent decades may be sub-optimal for crisis control."

In other words, fighting complexity with complexity is a prescription for failure. The financial system has evolved into mind-numbing complexity, partly in attempts to creatively evade letter-of-the-law regulatory regimes.

Regulators will always be outgunned, if they choose to do battle on this field. The banks have the intellectual firepower, the sheer manpower, the profit incentives -- basically, everything in their favor -- to keep running circles around hapless regulatory officials.

So Haldane (my bold):
...calls for a fresh approach to financial supervision, one which is less rules-focused and more judgment-based. He notes that this approach: “...will underpin the Bank of England’s new supervisory model when it assumes prudential regulatory responsibilities next year.” To be effective, he says that will require more experienced regulators working to a smaller, less detailed rulebook. He adds that greater simplicity and consistency in disclosure practices could also strengthen market discipline.
As I wrote on this blog three years ago (arguing for a new philosophy of regulation based more on principles than on a myriad of rules purporting to cover every relevant situation):
One problem right now is that we lay out rules, in staggering detail, and anything not prohibited is generally assumed to be legal. That invites the creation of a loophole-seeking culture in the financial system.
I don't think the U.S. has any visionaries of Haldane caliber in the upper ranks of its regulatory bodies. Maybe the best we can hope for is that if England develops a regulatory system that's smarter, better -- and simpler -- we might have someone bright enough in our country to realize that, and copy the best parts of it.

P.S. For evidence of the complexity rampant in the financial system, that exists only to arbitrage regulations, check out SunTrust’s postpaid bifurcated collateralized variable share forward on its stake in Coca-Cola in this wonderfully titled Dealbreaker piece, "Spoilsport Regulators Ruin Another Derivative That Was Too Beautiful to Live."

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Johnny Depp in 1984

A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

I watched this movies because 1. I want to compare the original with the remake, 2. I love old movies, especially ones with remakes, 3. It has Johnny Depp in it. A Nightmare On Elm Street was his first movie ever, and he was 21 then.

Johnny is one of my favorite actors, along with Nicholas Cage and Tom Hanks.

Well, thanks to Nicholas Cage, he encouraged him to pursue being an actor.

Friday, 7 September 2012

it's been a while.

i cant believe it. my last post was on may 17th, 2012. guess i've been very busy these past months.

we had a bet, i, karen and vielle, that we'd lose 2 kilograms by august 17. but it was forfeited because none of us lost even 500 grams!

and our exams were really difficult. i have to do good because i have a line of 7.

God be with you always, that's all. see you real soon, blog.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

$363M for State Highway Projects

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced recently that the agency would transfer about $363 million worth of funds towards state highway projects. The funds would be used to support a wide array of highway improvements as it relates to interstate rehabilitation and reconstruction, as well as technologies. These new improvements and innovations are to elevate safety standards and reduce traffic congestion, which appears to be the biggest nuisance of roadway travel.

The Transportation agency believes this to be a worthwhile investment that will continue to make roadway travel advantageous for commuting and transporting. Beyond that, the federal agency believes this would be a great way to generate additional jobs for the public. Secretary LaHood states that “investments in transportation projects like these create jobs right away in communities across the country, and lay a foundation for future economic growth,” which is completely true. 

The unemployment rate has remained rather stagnant in recent months and the job market seems to need a bit of a jump start from the government. This announcement will better improve the transportation used by commuters and transporters, while at the same time create employment opportunities for those desperately in need.

The Federal Highway Administration has begun to invite states, cities, tribal governments and local planning committees to apply for federal funding from registered federal programs that focus on roadway projects. These programs include: Public Lands Highway, National Scenic Byways, Highways for LIFE, and many others. Here is an example of the type of projects these programs are looking to help fund: Louisiana received over $3 million to improve a major interstate, I-10, from one area to another area, as well as adding new pavement, upgrading guardrails and adding new roadway striping to the route. The funds have allowed this interstate to continue being a major truck corridor, as well as being a more efficient hurricane evacuation route.

The biggest thing that should be taken away from this article is the fact that the trucking community has directly allowed for this transfer of funds to occur. Because of the various truck taxes, which include the heavy vehicle use tax normally filed with tax form 2290, federal agencies, like the US Transportation, are able to generate enough money to finance a vast variety of programs that are to benefit roadways, improve safety conditions, and ease the stress of a cross country voyage for long haul truckers. Without heavy vehicle use tax payment compliance by heavy vehicle operators, federal agencies would simply not have the resources or funds to make such opportunities available. The heavy vehicle use tax is the primary financier of many major transportation programs.

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