All Sports Channel A Winner On Sirius
If you haven’t noticed yet, Sirius Satellite Radio added another channel to its programming. Sirius Sports Central is now on Channel 123 and it’s awesome. For all you fans of the Tony Bruno Show, he’s got his own show now on Sirius. This channel was created for those of us who enjoy all types of sports, not just football.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy football season as much as the next guy. Sports Central definitely has its fair share of football news, but occasionally I enjoy switching gears and talking about a different sport, like what’s going on in boxing, what to expect from LeBron James this year, or how many PGA tour victories Tiger now has under his belt. Sirius Radio says this channel will cover “a variety of professional and college sports” and I think that description is right on target.
So back to the Tony Bruno Show – if you are not already familiar with the award-winning Bruno, you should be. His show airs weekdays from 9:00 am-1:00 pm ET. Bruno is one of the best sports talk show hosts alive and has the experience and recognition to back it up. He’s been in the biz for 35+ years and has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the Olympics to the Kentucky Derby. You name it, he’s been there. In addition to Bruno, Sirius Sports Central will broadcast The Arnie Spanier Show, Todd Wright Tonight, and the David Stein Show.
My favorite part about the new Sports channel are the new programs Sirius created in addition to the exclusive programming that already exists. So if you like listening to the college sports show, “Rivals Radio,” then you’ll enjoy “The Sirius College Football Coaches Show.” And if you like the sports business talk show with marketing and collectibles experts Brandon Steiner and Andrew Bogusch then you might also enjoy the “ABC’s of Sports,” a caller oriented show about making sports more enjoyable for competitors and spectators.
One of the coolest programs is Sirius Fight Club hosted by Randy Gordon. Gordon is the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission and former Editor-in-Chief of The Ring magazine. So all you fight fans will be happy to know that Gordon is covering everything that is going on in boxing and mixed martial arts. Sirius Fight Club isn’t a secret though, so tell all your buddies it’s okay to talk about it.
SiriusSatellite Radio offers a ton of sports programming including NFL Radio on channel 124, NASCAR Radio on channel 128, and NBA Radio on channel 127 in addition to this new channel. If you’re any kind of sports fan then you’re going to really enjoy Sirius Sports Central Station on Channel 123.
An Introduction to Arthritis
Arthritis can be a very serious and extremely debilitating disease. While it is often thought of as only a disease that can effect seniors, arthritis can actually be found in people of any age. Since there are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis, one of the key parts of treatment is to correctly identify what type of arthritis is present.
Even though there are a number of different kinds of arthritis, they often share some similar symptoms. For instance, joint pain is one common symptom of arthritis. Sometimes this joint pain may be worst in the mornings, only to go away after thirty minutes to an hour. However, sometimes it doesn’t go away or it returns again much worse at night.
It is also not uncommon for physical movements to cause the joint pain to become worse, which is often the result of little pieces of bone breaking off. For many, the pain will become worse when they remain inactive for a period of time, like while sitting and watching television. A long car trip could also cause the joints to hurt when moved, creating a cycle where a person stays still to reduce pain, which only increases the pain they will feel when they move.
While joint pain is the most common and well recognized symptom of arthritis, there are many other ways it can effect the body. For instance, some types of arthritis effect other organs in the body or cause physical deformities. There are even some types of arthritis, which are related to psoriasis and result in scaly blemishes on the skin. Arthritis can also affect mood, causing people to feel uneasy, tired, or worried.
Doctors usually consider the patients symptoms when diagnosing arthritis, because the symptoms can greatly help narrow down what type of disease is present. Blood tests can also help determine what type of arthritis is present. Doctors also often use blood tests to eliminate known diseases and narrow down their diagnosis.
Typically, once the type of arthritis has been properly diagnosed a treatment will be prescribed. The exact treatment varies by the type of arthritis, but they usually all include eating healthily and preforming regular exercise. Those who are obese are at an increased risk for developing arthritis and even loosing just 10 pounds can significantly decrease joint pain. Heat can also help relieve pain for some arthritic individuals.
Water sports are very popular for those with arthritis, because while exercise is important it needs to be a very low impact sport. Water aerobics is the perfect exercise for those with arthritis, who might not otherwise be able to exercise.
In addition to eating right and regular exercise, there are also a number of medications available. These medications differ, but often are designed to help reduce inflammation, which is one of the main factors involved with arthritis.
With proper care arthritis can be managed, but there is no known cure. Instead the effects of the symptoms are reduced and prevented from spreading. Even though many people only associate arthritis with seniors and the elderly, this disease can be found even in very young children.
After the Breakup: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Your Ex
Everyone knows breaking up is hard to do. But staying in contact with your ex following a breakup? That’s where things get really tricky. By remaining in each other’s lives, you run the risk of a post-breakup rendezvous, holding onto feelings for your ex, and in general delaying your ability to heal and move on quickly (and without additional heartache). The following are some tips to help you avoid a post-breakup backslide into your ex’s arms, and instead ease you into your happily ever after future:
Tip #1: Create new boundaries
Your best defense after a breakup? Immediately create new boundaries with your ex. That means no phone calls, no emails, no texting, and definitely no late night booty calls. Your ex is now your ex. That means it’s time to ex-tricate him from your life. If you can’t completely cut off contact because you have children together, run a business together, or work together? Your recovery is a little bit more challenging. But it’s not impossible. You just have to create special new boundaries, only dealing with and talking to your ex when absolutely necessary about your common interests, i.e. the children, business, work. If your ex wants to know how you’re handling the breakup? Shut him down. If he’s curious if you’re dating again? Tell him it’s none of his business. The same is true for you. Don’t pry into your ex’s post-breakup recovery. Just as you deserve to heal and move on, so does your ex. Give him the space and time to do so.
Tip #2: Avoid being one another’s shoulder to cry on
You loved, you lost, you’re now in mourning. A word of warning when you’re in post-breakup mourning: DO NOT seek comfort in the arms of your ex. That’s a huge recovery no-no! Instead, recruit a support system from your inner circle of friends, preferably friends who have your best interests at heart and won’t report back to your ex on your progress and setbacks. This is actually one of the single most important steps you can follow during your breakup recovery. To heal and move on, you’re going to need help. That help should NOT come in the form of your ex. The same is true for you. If your ex calls, emails, texts, or stops by seeking comfort for his broken heart? Don’t open your arms. Instead, kindly but firmly let him know that you are no longer his go-to support system. Then shut the door on any and all opportunities to help each other heal following the breakup.
Tip #3: No online ex bashing
After a breakup, it’s only natural to feel some residual anger, resentment, bitterness, etc. And in the era of social networking sites and YouTube, it’s all too easy to go online and spew in front of millions of readers/viewers. Don’t do it! By going online and bashing your ex on your blog, via video diary, or to everyone in your social network, you are inviting bad breakup karma into your life. And you know what they say — what comes around goes around. When it comes around? Ouch!
Tip #4: Handle the dreaded run-in with class
While it would be fabulous if your ex could be automatically ejected from the planet following the breakup, that technology has yet to be invented. And depending on the size of the city you live in, a post-breakup run-in with your ex is not only possible, it’s probable. Rather than become a shut-in out of fear of your ex encounter, embrace the possibility and plan for it. First, imagine the absolute worst case scenario: You haven’t showered in days, your clothes are wrinkled and smelly, your hair is a mess, and you happen to run into your ex on a date with the most gorgeous girl you’ve ever seen. In fact, they’re engaged, as evidenced by the huge shiny rock on her left hand. Can you see it in your mind? Pretty painful, right? Chances are, that’s not going to happen. In fact, your ex encounter will probably be a lot less dramatic than this scenario. However, the pain may still be there. In bumping into your ex, you may be reminded of what you loved about him. It may even reignite those familiar feelings of love, lust, or just plain loneliness. Do not use the run in as an excuse to reconnect. What’s done is done. Your ex is now your ex. Bumping into him does not mean that the two of you are meant to be together. Instead, summon that inner strength, smile politely, and extricate yourself from the situation as soon as is possible without being rude.
Tip #5: Follow the six month rule
After a breakup, the best rule of thumb is to avoid all contact with your ex for at least six months. Think about what you can do in six months — train for a marathon, plan and take a well-deserved vacation, buy property, change jobs, heal and move on after a breakup. In giving yourself a six month cushion, you greatly increase your chances of getting over your ex. In the throes of post-breakup angst, you may not like the sound of that. Like it or not, it’s what’s best for you. Rather than fight what you know is right for you, give yourself permission to put the six month rule into practice.
So there you have it, five tips for handling contact with your ex following the breakup. If you adhere to these guidelines, your post-breakup recovery will be that much easier. In letting go of your ex, you give yourself permission to heal, move on, and eventually find your very own happily ever after. Good luck and happy healing!