Personal Fitness – Six Things You Will not Know About Stretching For Fitness Until You Read This

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If you research the subject of stretching thoroughly, one thing becomes glaringly obvious. There are conflicting views as to what is or is not true, what you should or should not do and how you should or should not do it.

Basically the latest research does not support all of the information that many fitness 'gurus' have been handing down for years. So what does the latest research say? I'm glad you asked!

1. Stretching is goal specific. Meaning the way you'll stretch as part of your cardiovascular or resistance routine will not be the same as the way you'll stretch for improving your range of motion.

2. Stretching after exercise does not prevent post-exercise muscle soreness. There is also little or no support for the theory that stretching immediately before exercise can prevent either overuse or acute sports injuries.

3. Dynamic or Ballistic Stretching is heading the way of the dinosaur. The forceful, jerky movements have been known to cause micro tears in the muscle fibers. Bouncing and pulling your muscles with force is one way way ticket to soreness, injury and joint pain.

4. Static stretching is one of the safest ways to stretch. After a proper warm-up, assume a maximum stretch position for each muscle and hold for 30 seconds. Shorter durations do not produce desired results and longer durations do not significantly increase benefits.

5. PNF Stretching is a technique which involves a combination of alternating static stretches with isometric muscle contracting. It was first used by physical therapists for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is considered the fastest way to improve range of motion.

6. Visualize while stretching each muscle group. You've got to be 'plugged in' mentally to get the best result. Take this quiet stretch time to improve your body awareness. Focus on what you're doing. Even in a recession, I do not think you're too poor to pay attention. …

Make Money Selling Digital Downloads

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Contrary to popular notice, selling products online is not that difficult. It is not exactly easy but it is not too daunting too.

There are many things that you can sell. As long as it is software (legal), you can sell it.

Some of the files that you can sell are:

1. Software programs

2. E-books

3. Stock photographs

4. Templates

5. 3D digital models

6. 2D graphic images

Of the list of files above, e-book is the easiest to create. It is also one of the most sell-able. Creating an e-book will not cost you any thing apart from the time and effort. The most common format for e-books is PDF. The best free software for creating PDF ebooks is Open Office. Open Office can easily rival the commercial Microsoft Office in terms of functions and features.

Once you have finished writing the e-book in Open Office, you simply need to export the document as a PDF file. The appeal of e-book lies in the fact that it is easily accessible and does not require physical space when compared to physical books. This reason alone make them quite easy to sell. Many people are after information only and are not so concerned about whether the product is physical or not.

Beside, e-book the other very easy to create product is stock photo images. You will need a good digital camera and an image editing program to create the photos. If you do not want to buy commercial image editing software, you can download free ones. The best free image editor is Gimp.

I can go on rambling, but I think I will stop here.

The bottom line is this: It is not that difficult to create and sell your own digital products. And there is no harm in making some extra recurring incomes from these sales. …

Using ClickBank to Make Money Online

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ClickBank has become synonymous with affiliate marketing in the past couple of years. This website offers a valuable service to both those with products who want to sell and those who want to sell but have no product.

As an affiliate, signing up to an affiliate network will make things very easy for you will not need to manage multiple usernames and passwords for each product you promote. You can simply use the linking structure provided to you by the network to link to any product website that you choose. Then, when a sale is made the affiliate network takes care of the payment processing and makes sure that you get paid your responsibilities.

ClickBank is the most easy to use, and highly effective Affiliate networks available. All products are digital in nature and can be immediately delivered over the internet. Although ClickBank is very easy to use and we highly recommend using it, there is a low level of fraud protection provided. Although the refund rates of many products are very small, some people have taken advantage of the guarantee available for all CB products.

Let's look at selling your product through them first. If you have any type of informational product, you can set up an affiliate program through them and have hundreds of vendors selling it for you in no time flat. The setup fee for placing a product on ClickBank is $ 50, but once you have your account set up, you can add as many products as you wish. They charge you a percentage for each product sold through their affiliates.

The advantage to using them as your affiliate program organizer is that you do not have to apply for an expensive merchant account, the website handles all payments. They also organize your affiliates so you can make sure that you pay your vendors on time, and can see at a glance how many people are selling your products.

Also, ClickBank has a pool of about 100,000 affiliates, so you do not have to struggle to attract two or three sellers to your site; they are already there, browsing for new opportunities. It can save the average webmaster a lot of time, as opposed to setting up your own affiliate program by writing your own code and then trying to find people to sell the products.

Now, if you are interested in becoming one of those 100,000 affiliates that ClickBank boasts of, you can sign up for free. Everything on the site is an information product, so you can download them immediately once you pay.

The data base on the ClickBank website is massive, with thousands of products to choose from. Each one has vital information such as the price and the percentage that you, the affiliate will receive. Becoming an affiliate for any of these products is extremely easy; you simply need to plug your ID into the code given for each product! The ID works with any product in the data base and …