April 20, 2018

An Easy Guide to Getting Back in Shape

Obesity, as well as a whole array of weight problems, among adults, is fast becoming an epidemic. This is mainly due to the extremely unhealthy diet […]

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These Dogs Made The Cut In 2019

Who doesn’t love dogs? They are very popular with families and people all over the world. Recently, a list was revealed by the American Kennel Club, which named the top five most popular dog breeds. It’s always interesting and fun to look at this list, as it gives a great example of what people are looking at when it comes to dogs. Some people will always argue that their dog is the best, but the list is out there for people to comb over and argue about in a playful way of course. The best dog is a dog that loves you, and you love it. There is really no winner or loser in this situation. With that being said, here are the top five most popular dog breeds in 2019, there are other opinions out there, but this is ours.


5) Bulldogs


These dogs are always seen around town, and they are quite adorable to say the least. According to research, presidents such as Calvin Coolidge and Warren Harding owned bulldogs. It shows they are held in pretty high esteem. People enjoy their size, as they are medium-sized, meaning they are not too big or not too small. They are just right for a lot of people. They are muscular, tough, and dignified all at the same time. They have a lovable face, and it’s easy to see why they would make the top five in 2019.


4) French Bulldogs


The French Bulldog keeps up the trend of bulldogs on the list. It says a lot about them that they are on this list twice. The French Bulldog is different, however. They are one of the most expensive dogs out there. If someone owns it, they have paid a pretty penny for it. They are popular all over the world today, as they are high on lists in countries such as The United Kingdom and Australia. It shows they have a global appeal for a lot of people out there. They are known for having big personalities, and who doesn’t love a dog with a big personality?


3) Golden Retrievers


These are a huge hit, and if you go for a walk, you are likely to see many of them frolicking around in your neck of the woods. They are also quite popular in pop culture as well. As a matter of fact, if you are a fan of pop culture, you have probably seen them on one of your favorite TV shows or movies. They have that face that just lights up the screen. It is also one of the gentlest dogs out there. It is why so many people that are looking to get a family dog tend to go with this breed. They know they can rest easy knowing this is a dog that is going to get along with the whole family.


2) German Shepherds


As usual, the German Shepherd is a big hit with dog lovers. What’s not to love with them? They are great protectors to their owners, and they are very, very loyal. Once you have picked one, they will be by your side for the rest of your life. They are the kind of dog you can feel safe having in the house. They also work as police dogs and service dogs. They are incredibly smart and talented as well. It is used a lot, but it is used because it is true: “ A dog is man’s best friend.” I don’t think any other animal out there proves that more than a German Shepherd.


1) Labrador Retrievers


If you can believe it, this has been the most popular dog for the past 28 years. It doesn’t look like that number will be slowing down anytime in the near future. People have gone so far as to say it is the most American dog that someone can own. It is known for its ability to do a lot of different things such as “hunting, showing, family, dock diving, tracking, obedience” according to the American Kennel Club. They composed this list, and they take a lot of pride in getting it right. It loves to be around its owner as much as possible, which is a tremendous trait in a dog. It’s no wonder it’s number one.

Movie Review: Ready Player One

Before the movie Ready Player One came out, we were on the fence about Steven Spielberg’s latest outing. We were worried that it would be nothing more than a pandering mess attempting to wring out every dollar from the geek community through an over-saturation of pop culture references and Easter eggs. Moreover, we also found it a bit concerning that most of the movie will be computer generated as we were afraid that it would end up ugly and poorly animated.

However, after watching the movie, all our fears and reservations were quickly put to rest as we were treated to a gorgeous feast for the eyes. The world of the Oasis is a beautiful one. It is loaded with familiar landscapes and characters. You will surely find yourself smiling every time you see a familiar face.

Steven Spielberg has once again silenced his critics by putting on a master class in filmmaking. While Ready Player One may not rank as one of his best films, and it certainly is not perfect, we can confidently say that it is worth your time.

Movie Review: A Quiet Place

It seems we are now living in a time when great comedians are proving themselves capable of making great horror films. Last year gave us Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Now, we have A Quiet Place from The Office’s John Krasinski.

The film can only be dubbed as a suspenseful drama with a dash of horror elements added to the mix. It revolves around the household of Lee and Evelyn Abbott as they try to live with their children in a world which has been overrun by monsters. Unlike your traditional monster-fare, the creatures of A Quiet Place are blind and are only able to hunt based on the sounds they hear. This means that as long as the survivors keep quiet, they can stay safe.

The premise itself is interesting enough and the movie takes place some days since the initial outbreak of the crisis. So, we find the family adapting to their new living conditions. As the parents try to create a sense of normalcy for their children while also finding a way to survive.

With long stretches of silence, A Quiet Place treats is a most definitely a tense affair that you should not miss.

An Easy Guide to Getting Back in Shape

Obesity, as well as a whole array of weight problems, among adults, is fast becoming an epidemic. This is mainly due to the extremely unhealthy diet most people have and their utter lack of exercise. A number of studies have shown that a great majority of middle-aged individuals very rarely engage in physical activity.

This is extremely troubling as weight problems open the door to a wide range of health conditions. This article seeks to help you avoid these problems down the road by giving a brief guide on how you can get back in shape.

Setting A Goal

The first thing you will need to do is to set a fitness goal for yourself. This is vital as it will help you retain focus throughout the entire process. That being said, you should think long and hard about the meaning of health and fitness for you. Do not let your fitness goals be mired by other people’s perception of you. Remember, this is your personal journey and no one else’s.

This can range from improving your overall cardio, enhancing muscle mass, or just attaining a better fitness level. Keep in mind that the goals you set will affect the type of exercise you will be performing and the specific focus areas for your routines.

Crafting Your Exercise Plan

You will want to craft a training plan that specifically addresses the goals you have set for yourself. At the same time, it should help you fall back in love with exercise all over again. It should ease you into the routine so that it can become a usual part of your day. The last thing you want is to push yourself too hard.

In order to establish a manageable and sustainable routine, we highly recommend that you combine different bodyweight exercises with progressive cardio workouts. Such a combination not only promotes fat loss and increased strength, it also does wonders in terms of improving general conditioning and general fitness. As a general rule, you should always incorporate a two-day rest period per week. This will help give your body some time to recover.

Make sure to keep these things in mind as you embark on your fitness journey.