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Choosing The Right Footwear

The footwear is a very important factor in the biomechanics of the foot, the leg and even the back. Inadequate footwear can cause injury. For example, shoes that are too wide at the heel can cause a very painful irritation under the foot, plantar fasciitis, often associated with a problem called Lenoir’s spine.

The explanation: there is, under the heel, a small cushion of adipose tissue whose function is to absorb the shocks caused by the impacts of the foot on the ground. Now, if the heel of your shoe is too wide, this cushion has space to spread, it thins and protects you less and less. In addition, a shoe that is too wide does not support the arch of the foot. These two phenomena combine to cause plantar fasciitis.

The risk of fasciitis is also increased by wearing rubber flip-flops, very popular in the summer. These shoes offer no support. They can cause sagging of the arch, as well as knee problems, especially in people with flat or hollow feet. The lack of support of the arch modifies the biomechanical alignment of the leg, resulting in problems of kneecap, or tendonitis in the knee or the ankle.

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High heels should be worn only occasionally. If they are part of the daily routine, they risk shortening the calf muscles and causing inflammation of the Achilles tendon, making it difficult to walk barefoot. They can also increase the risk of plantar fasciitis. On a daily basis, a comfortable heel of two or three centimeters is recommended. (more…)

Tips For Choosing The Best Baby Mattress

When we are parents, we wish the best for her baby! When the time comes to choose the best baby mattress on which, day and night, baby will sleep on average 16 hours a day, you wonder and it is natural. How to combine comfort, safety, hygiene and well-being, while taking account of budget constraints?

A crib mattress for perfectly secure sleeping

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This first point is essential. It is important to select a crib mattress on which to sleep and move safely. This means, first of all, a suitable mattress for the bed and not a mattress too small to prevent the baby from slipping or getting caught in the gap between the bed and the bed structure. The conventional dimensions for a crib mattress are 60x120cm or 70x140cm for a cot, and 33x72cm for a crib. (more…)

How To Choose The Softball Catchers Gear

The catcher position is one of the most physically demanding in the inner field. Not only must the catcher be in an uncomfortable squat position, he also finds himself in the shooting line of a fast-paced ball and is the last defensive player to attempt to prevent the opposing team from scoring. If you are a catcher, you need pieces of equipment that offer a perfect combination of protection, comfort and mobility. The price of softball catchers gear can vary greatly. Generally, however, the most expensive softball catcher gear will be made of lighter and more comfortable materials, and will have better energy-absorbing technologies with superior protection capabilities. The choice of your equipment will also depend on the level you play and the frequency of use.

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Although new technologies are constantly being developed to meet the needs of catcher at all levels, equipment can only be effective if it is well adjusted. If it’s not adjusted properly, it will not protect you. Never buy the biggest softball catcher gear in anticipation of the fact that you will grow. If the softball catcher gear is too large, it will move on the player, increasing the risk of injury. (more…)

Basic Understanding Of Golf GPS Watch

Inspired by the world of running, golf GPS watches perfectly fit the phenomenon of self-quantified and the trend of smartwatches. These technological jewelry is no longer only the prerogative of high-level athletes, but they are also slowly but surely around the wrists of many sportsmen on Sunday.

What is the utility of a GPS watch for golf?

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It combines the simplicity and precision of a watch with GPS technology. Approach the tee with your wrist watch, it will automatically locate the course on which you are and the hole played. It will give you the entry, middle and bottom distances of green. Some advanced devices even feature the most innovative features of each other.

Passionate about golf, what golf GPS watch to choose?

New golf enthusiast or passionate and expert since a few years ago watches known as “smart watch” dedicated to the practice of GOLF, these watches can offer you a great help for your golf courses of the weekend. Indeed the golf GPS watches offer their users in addition to their precise location, management of game statics. (more…)

Rest In A Hammock On Vacation

Are you a hammock enthusiast, then, of course, you want the best hammock to take on holiday. It depends on the type of holiday here what is convenient. Treasure in any case also if your holiday location is possibilities to hang the hammock.

Are you a backpacker than a small Mexican hammock ideal. These roads are not much and fold up minuscule. Moreover, she is allowed to dry quickly. It’s unexpectedly wet in the rain also perfect for tropical temperatures by the woven open structure. You go by car to the campsite then there are more options. A Brazilian hammock is a good option.

On a boat seems a Mexican hammock again the ideal choice. Does not take much water and if it is wet, it is so dry.

Of course, you can not assume that your attachment points on your holiday address in the right away. What are they too close together then make the hammock shorter?

For the other case (points too far apart) always bring a few extra long ropes. With it, you can almost always somewhere to hang a hammock.

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Open-Faced Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

I was flipping through a Bon Appetit the other day and saw Mario Batali’s recipe for Chicken Parmesan. All that melted cheese and sauce and fresh herbs. Mmmmm. I like Chicken Parm just fine, but I’m really more of an eggplant girl. I do have an Eggplant Parm recipe I adore, but I wanted to mix it up a little. Since I was craving a sandwich, I thought of topping thick, crusty bread with roasted eggplant slices, cheese, and fresh herbs, but I really wanted that gooey combination of fresh mozzarella, sharp Parmesan, and marinara sauce. Why not throw them all on a slice of bread, and eat it open-faced, I thought?

I had big plans for how to prepare the eggplant. I was going to coat the slices in egg, dredge them in flour, and bread crumbs, and bake them (which I how I make my Eggplant Parmesan), but Monday night rolled around, and I’d worked a long day and dealt with too many annoying issues, and I just didn’t want the complication or goopy fingers. So, I took the easy way out and baked the eggplant slices sans bread crumb mixture. I’m glad I did. I think it would have been too much with the sandwich concept. Maybe when I’m looking for an exceptionally hearty meal, I’ll try it that way. Until then, I’ll stick with this recipe, which is mighty tasty and low-key.

Open-Faced Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

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Chai Spiced Banana Muffins with Pistachios

I like to buy bananas for snacks, but my husband and I only like them when they’re green. Once they get a few spots of brown, it’s all over. So, I’m often left with two or three overripe bananas left in the fruit bowl at the end of the week. And I always try my hardest to do something with this sickly sweet things. It’s easy to run out of fresh ideas though. I mean, really, there is only so much you can do with bananas.

I can’t even remember how I got the idea to spice up banana muffins with a chai infusion. In any event, I went through several different trial runs before deciding the recipe below was the best one. I could really taste the chai spices, but they didn’t overwhelm the banana, and vice versa. As for the pistachios, they are very mild, but once in a while, you get this jolt of pistachio taste which is wonderful. You can certainly use the traditional walnuts, or pecans or hazelnuts for that matter, if you don’t have pistachios.

The core of this recipe was borrowed from Better Homes and Gardens. I tried Joy’s, too, but the chai spice got lost in that batch. (more…)

Super Simple Sundried Tomato Pasta Sauce

I love the flavor of sundried tomatoes. They’re slightly sweet with a bit of tang, and they add a lot of character to regular old marinara sauce. This recipe is super simple. Seriously. At its core, it only contains five ingredients. You can always add to the core recipe, and I usually do, but it’s delicious without any extras as well. Use this sauce over any pasta dish–spaghetti and meatballs, veggie lasagna, sweet sausage and mushroom penne, anything! I usually add some form of garlic to the sauce. I prefer whole roasted garlic cloves, but in a pinch, garlic powder will do. For those who don’t care for garlic, simply leave it out. If eggplant will be used in the pasta dish, I like to add some fresh thyme or rosemary. Marjoram is a great herb in tomato based sauces, as well. Use your imagination and add to it the flavors you like!

Tomato Pasta Sauce

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How-to Roast Garlic

Roasted garlic is one of the most delicious flavors ever. Ever! It doesn’t at all resemble the strong, pungent taste of raw or even sautéed garlic. It’s smooth and creamy and utterly delectable. It’s so good, you could eat the roasted cloves whole and alone, if you wanted to. But I usually use them in pasta dishes, or as a pizza topping.

It takes a bit of time to roast garlic, but the prep time is fairly minimal. The oven does the rest. Give it a try. Follow these step-by-step instructions, and in 40-45 minutes, you’ll have an entire head of melty, delicious roasted garlic to use however you want.

Roast Garlic

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