As you already know, here at White Church we are all about health and wellness.  Anything that is capable of bringing you to a state where a healthy lifestyle can be achieved is a great means to this end.  Not only is the economy determinant of your wellness, but also the physical and practical activities you practice on your daily life.  If you perform those activities that harm your body and seldom practice those that will bring you benefits, then you are up for a rather rough life.

This is why it is highly recommended for you to practice golf.  There are many great places to golf in White Church.  This is a great sport that you can practice pretty much anytime with pretty much anyone.  It is all about the fun, the relaxation, and spending a great time enjoying the lovely weather.  We have put together a list of the best placesto play golf here in White Church.

Chapel Golf Course

You might think this course is administered by some Catholic priests, given the name.  But it is actually administered by this war veteran who wanted to build a place that would provide  him with rest and relaxation as opposed to the hectic life he had when he served.  The place has 16 putt holes and is beautifully permeated with a pristine green blanket of grass.  The atmosphere is beautifully decorated with migrating birds that pass by the course every year.

 Green Ear Golf Club

You need a subscription to be able to play in this golf course. It is actually one of the largest golf courses in town.  With three beautiful natural lakes, this course offers a long period of entertainment for a well-deserved break.  Visit this large course and plan to stay all day.

Terrain de Jeux Golf Course

This awesome golf course also requires you to become a member.  The good thing is that the subscription is not really that high.  At least, not if you consider the majestic line of trees, the chirping birds, and the soft breeze that brings about the aroma of spring flowers.  The course includes a pretty complete store of golf appliances.  Many major tournaments have taken place at Terrain de Jeux (French for “playground”!).

Lafayette Golf Club

Founded by the Irish John Lafayette, this golf course is suited for those who have a rather larger experience with golfing.  With pretty tight turns, numerous amounts of traps, and lots of trees, you are in for a challenging golf treat.  If you want to enter Lafayette Golf Club as a professional golfer it is advisable for you to take some San Francisco Golf lessons with the best out there.  It is not really that difficult and you will learn a lot from your own personal trainer.

 

guns-in-churchNot only law enforcers have the right to carry a gun, but civilians too, but arming whenever going to worship house is quite controversial and delicate matter. Why you should carry a weapon of any kind in God’s house in the first place where He is there to protect you? Your faith in God is surely unquestionable, but faith in mankind is a different thing. Churches are for believers and it is also a place where evil doers exist.

Due to several incidences of shooting that rocks the nation, rifle ban became a debatable issue and garnered several political views.

Look into small details, that churches are a confined place with undefended people around and no security on site. These are some of the common denominators of active shooting incidents. Thus, rifle in churches serve as the first responder when such crisis arises. The gun ban will not put an end to any of these gun-related crimes; rather it will just promote illegal ownership or even widespread non-compliance that will add up to the problem.

In some countries, use of air gun accounts a large percentage of gun violence. Air gun law differs in each jurisdiction. In most countries, any form of ammunition is illegal to sell to a person below 18 years old and with several other restrictions. Possession of an air rifle should not shoulder all the blame because in a deeper sense, it’s not the gun that kills people but the human act.

The best air rifles have taken its spot in this present generation as survival weapons. Anytime and no one can tell a crisis might arise. It is also widely used for pest control, gaming and hunting purposes. Basically, it is not classified as firearms, a heavy type of ammo, as it only uses compressed air to fire out a pellet.

Acquisition of a conventional firearm is quite complicated compared to having an air rifle, and in both   comes with great responsibilities. However, some of these weapons are lethal and can certainly kill someone as a result of unauthorized access by innocent children and from the carelessness of the owner.

Some of the air rifles have high-performing power. Choosing a type of pellet rifle depends on the type of shooting you usually do either for hunting or gaming. Sort out your choices according to your preferences and narrow it down. Don’t get confused and befuddled. It isn’t grueling to find one in Pellet Gun Pro. There are varieties and huge selections of pellet rifle with dozens of models and features of different mechanisms of power and caliber. Go over reviews available to come up with your ultimate decision. And make sure not use it to harm God’s people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we walk through Memory Lane, we can´t help but have this fresh breeze of nostalgia as we think of record players.  Who doesn´t remember Dad placing a vinyl long play on the briefcase that the record player looked like?  Or the turntable on the living room listening to the cleanest sound in music?  We can still hear it coming through our ears and smiles draw on our faces when we go back those times.

Our excitement has found new reasons as we witness the return of record stores to White Church.  We are coming back to the pure sound of music;  you know, the days when music was about the music and not about merch and stuff.  The neat sound we grew up with will be back and that will give us a chance to pass it on to our children.

Now, we might have nothing against the electronic music nowadays (or maybe we do).  However, we totally love the return of the record player.  We want to lay our hands on the best record player out there.  You can find turntables and portable, nice record players.  We want to go back to the excitement of pulling out a vinyl record off the carton, placing it over the player, and pin the needle on.  Remember the smell of new discs?  That is something you don´t get downloading a tune from the Internet.  The emotions that arise from owning the music and vibrating with the sound is beyond comparison.

So we celebrate the return of record stores to White Church.  We hope to see all the trading that take place at them.  Go and trade your old vinyl for some others you always wanted to have.  Feel the excitement of peeling off the plastic from the vinyl record and placing it on a nice record player.

We will be able to play tunes at their original and high-fidelity sound.  There will be no electrical or technical handicaps.   Just music in its purest form.

Stores are slowly making up space in the city roads and in our hearts.  White Church will definitively have more places to gather those who love and appreciate the sound of a good record.  Get yourself prepared and start ordering your record player at the best Vintage Records store.  You can get record players at very cheap prices.  If you love old school with a nice touch of modernity, you can find them with this century´s features, but with the sound quality you love.

Thank you for bringing the great sound and the excitement of record stores back here to White Church!

As they say, home is where you can relax, be comfortable and be with the people you love, your family. However, you also can’t deny the fact that there would be instances that you’re not safe even in your own home. Given that, it is even more important that you find ways on how you can keep your family safe and protected at home.

When it comes to home safety, you need to consider a lot of things. There are many factors that can contribute in compromising you and your family’s safety at home. Accidents may happen without notice. Thus, it is important that you keep yourself ready whenever troubles come.

Be Ready

In any given situation, being ready is vital. Being ready at home would mean knowing how to react and what do during critical situations. You also need to keep yourself equipped with the right tools and devices so you can act fast when things got worse. For instance, having the best tactical tomahawk nearby would make a big difference. You can be at peace that you have something to pull out during emergencies.

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Oftentimes, the cause of bigger misfortunes is the lack of preparedness. Many people are getting complacent with their way of life, not getting ready for the worse to come. The fact is, only those who made the right preparation survive. So be ready at all times. If it would take for you to sit down and take down of the things that you can do to keep your safety at home at all times, then do it. And do it now!

Home Safety Risks

When it comes to your safety at home, there are many risks that lurk around that you need to be aware of. Fire, falls and even other natural calamities are some of them. Most especially if you have kids at home; the risks are even higher. You need to keep an eye 24/7 for to be sure that things are in good shape and away from misfortune.

Some of the most crucial places which accidents often occur when you have kids are the pool area, the kitchen where many electrical appliances are located, stairs and other slippery places. Make sure you find ways to minimize mishaps on those prone accident areas of the house. For doors, make sure that you put proper safety devices such as alarms and other monitoring systems.

Keeping your Home Safe

If you aren’t concerned about this yet, then you still need to understand this. Keeping your home safe at all times is your number one responsibility. Since your home is a sanctuary for your family, there’s no room to compromise it. Whether you’re protecting it against natural disasters, fire or even for housebreakers, it is important that you know how to react when such things happen.

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You can either have reliable tactical devices and other protective tools around, ready to be picked up any time. Remember that you can’t compromise your family’s safety in any way. Start finding ways how you can do it in the best way possible and make your home a better place to live!

New – Featured Business Column

This is a new column where we feature a local startup, company, or website that has put forth the effort to promote health and wellness, either directly or indirectly. Additionally, we have designed this column to feature businesses that may not be very popular or known in the general population. Our hope is to feature a different business every month.

Why This Website?

Before we reveal our featured website, we would like to provide our reasons for doing so. Calling on our Exercise for Stress Reduction article, we wanted to find something related to an activity that promotes stress reduction, an increase in health and fitness, and is affordable.

Featured Website

TCCThe website we have decided to feature this month is Tomato Can Champ. It’s a little off the board, but we feel this website incorporates many of the related aspects we have already discussed. This website is all about the sport of boxing and provides reviews on various pieces of boxing equipment, how-to articles for those who are starting out in the sport, and other fun tips and tricks.

One of the deciding factors to feature this website was the fact that they are quite open and realistic. As an example, when they are reviewing the best jump ropes, they state that they don’t review any jump ropes over $20 because they feel it’s a little silly to spend more than that on a jump rope. Similarly, when reviewing the best boxing gloves, they are sure to say whether or not they feel you are getting good value.

Why Boxing?

For anyone who has tried boxing, you will know it’s an insane workout. I have personally participated in the sport at a recreational level on-and-off for the past couple years, and it’s definitely the best workout I’ve experienced. It combines tons of cardio with resistance training primarily under your own body weight, so you’re really getting the best of both worlds in terms of stress reduction and improving your health and fitness. Additionally, if you are experiencing an acute episode of high stress levels, what’s better than exercise that involved repeatedly hitting something!

Furthermore, boxing itself is an inherently affordable sport facilitated by sites like Tomato Can Champ that help you find what you need. The prospect of having virtually no financial burden when starting a new sport is rather unique, but most importantly, helps keep the stress levels low!

Boxing Clubs

Most boxing clubs and gyms are rather small and often need to turn a little bit of a profit just to maintain their facilities (a true “small business”!). Additionally, lots of boxing gyms are very involved in the community, as kids, youth, and adults alike can participate.

Therefore, as a method of stress reduction, a way to increase health and fitness, and incorporating small business into the community, boxing provides a very unique and effective platform for facilitating this type of development. Check out Tomato Can Champ if you want to learn more about the sport, the equipment, and how to get started!

Small Businesses

11 Professionals on White

This may be a little bit of a switch from talking about exercise, stress reduction, and health & wellness, but we promise these are all related to the local economy as well.

As mentioned previously on this site, financial burdens are top factors contributing to stress, especially in the modern age. We are now seeing a push towards businesses that “run themselves”, decreasing the human interaction. Moreover, large businesses push for efficiency. This makes sense from a profitable perspective, but unfortunately, it is detrimental to health and wellness more often than not.

One of the main reason a highly efficient and automated business model that maximizes profit margins can be detrimental to an individuals health is simply because of a lack of product quality. We recognize this isn’t always the case, but often times a cheaper product is also a worse product.

One great example of this are pre-packaged meals. Although the food items found in these meals can often be considered healthy, particularly if there is a high proportion of vegetables, the products aren’t always fresh. More importantly, often times preservatives, chemicals, and other synthetic or unhealthy ingredients are added into the product for enhanced taste and shelf life. The good thing is there are a lot of companies out there trying to address this issue by making healthy meals easier.

So why do consumers buy into this model?

The answer is simple: affordability. Consumers, myself included, often look for cheap products that offer good bang for your buck. If you can get the same amount of food for half the price at Store A compared to Store B, chances are you are going to buy from Store A, even if it’s apparent that the quality of Store A’s product isn’t at the same level as Store B. I’ve been guilty of this multiple time.

Even further, larger companies tend to have more funds for marketing and advertising than small businesses. If you are constantly exposed to the same product, or a product is so standardized that you know exactly what you’re getting every time, you may be more likely to choose that item, simply because you know more about it.

Community Involvement

This is where all other members of the community become key. Small local businesses that don’t operate on a large scale may not have the expendable funds to market or advertise their products. When this is the case, word of mouth becomes extremely important. The more consumers that have heard good things about a small business’s product, the more likely it is that business will be successful.

On the flip side, you have the perspective of the small business. It can be difficult for a business to know what the consumers want if there is a disconnect. Given the business is the one selling the product, it would be unrealistic to expect customers to actively walk in the door and provide feedback, especially if they don’t know the business exists.

Therefore, it is extremely important for a small business to be involved in the local community. Whether it’s supporting local events, providing free samples at local venues, or even the classic door-to-door advertising, having everyone in the community on the same page can help everyone be successful.

Summary – Where does health and wellness come in?

If health and wellness is important to a particular community, small businesses can cater to this preference by being involved and close with the residents. Similarly, if residents recognize this as being important, they can call for action from local businesses to maintain products that promote living well. With a strong community, it is more likely there will be a strong local economy. THis benefits everyone, and if financial burden is reduced, so is stress.

Feeling Stressed?

feeling_stressedIn our fast-paced world of today, it is extremely common to feel physically and mentally stressed. Whether you are a student battling through exams, a young professional trying to work your way up the ladder, or a parent trying to support your family, stress is a constant.

One of the most underrated remedies for stress is exercise. A lot of people think this is a myth, but in fact, it has been quantitatively proven with hard science. For example, it has been shown that aerobic exercise actually reduces circulating levels of stress hormones (e.g. adrenalin and cortisol).

Simultaneously, aerobic exercise can also increase some stress-relieving hormones, such as endorphins. You may have heard of endorphins before. These are neurochemicals that are naturally released when you are happy and relaxed, and exercise promotes the release of these hormones, ultimately increasing happiness and reducing stress.

How is Exercise Relaxing?

Well, it’s not really. Especially if you are just starting out or have taken a lot of time off any sort of workouts recently. Even when you are in a routine, the fact that it can be physically demanding is not everyone’s idea of relaxing. However, please keep in mind it’s not just the exercise itself that may be relaxing, it is the after-effects of the exercise that are beneficial.

Indirect Stress Reduction by Exercise

In addition to the biochemical effects that are a direct result of exercise, there are also many indirect benefits that some people actually find the most important. For example, people often report that a greater sense of relaxation can often lead to clear mind. I personally agree with this, and I actually find it helps me be more productive (and happy) at work.

Similarly, it is well known that exercise can improve your physical appearance. Although we definitely prioritize health outcomes, a better appearance can help boost your confidence. Many people don’t realize they have all the existing tools to succeed at their life goals until they develop the confidence to “go for it”. Whether it’s the confidence to make another positive lifestyle change, request a raise in salary, attempt a new technique at work, or become more socially active, confidence can really facilitate health and wellness.

What About Resistance Training?

We have talked a lot about how aerobic exercise promotes stress reduction, but what about lifting weights? Resistance training is definitely good for you and can for sure help reduce levels of stress, just not always to the same extent as aerobic training (e.g. running or cycling).

That being said, you can structure your resistance training in a manner that naturally combines aerobic training. Usually this is accomplished with multi-joint exercises, circuit training, incorporating some sort of aerobic activity, or simply performing more repetitions at a lower weight.

Summary

Simply put, exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress. This has been proven scientifically, but is often overlooked. If you find yourself feeling stressed, want to make a lifestyle change that benefits your health, and perhaps even trim down a little bit, then we strongly encourage you to consider adding exercise to your daily or weekly routine. Even a little bit can go a long way!