Love Is in the Air: Happy Valentine?s Day

It is the day of lovers and literally you can feel that the day becomes all rosy with couples spending time all in each other’s arms. Offering chocolates and others stuff as gift to partners is what people prefer so as to show their feelings and emotions towards a particular person. In the United States of America, St. Valentine’s Day ranks second on the list when it comes to the number of cards purchased all through the nation. The history dates back to the Roman times where during the reign of royal Empire a priest had been forbidden to perform marriages for any couple. One fine day he was caught in action and therefore was doomed to imprisonment and ultimately had been executed. Is it romantic enough for you? Decide for yourself! The day has been named Christian martyr namely Valentine. Since the early stages of 1700s, American nationals have been making use of cards to show their affection and love towards a special someone. Then in the early 1800s, the person who was responsible to have produced the first commercial greeting cards for the occasion was Esther A. Howland. Although it is always a wonderful experience to receive beautiful Valentines card but yet as per the graph noticed in the nation, it has been seen that people still prefer candies over cards, but second is no less place on the listing.

Every year on the 14th of February, candies are bought in millions of pounds by lovers as a gift for their partners. Around 2000 establishments all over the country get into the production of chocolates and candies and see a marvelous boost in the sales figure for the month. Apart from the candy bars, chocolates and cards, there are other items as well which lovers like to gift each other and one of the popular out of them is teddy bear. The supplies of various goodies has no stated bar but surely there is something magical about cocoa products which is why all the people in love prefer savoring chocolates with each other. The range of gifts could vary on wide levels as they could be priced something at the cost of peanuts to extremely expensive and exotic chocolates and wines. Gift stores are the ones that get maximum benefits during this time and some of them even offer big red hearts that are again filled with savories and other delicacies. The ones who can afford real costly gifts even do not mind spending a good amount of money on buying jewelry, especially boys, getting rings to propose the girls they like. Although there is not much difference in the way people like celebrating the holiday but somewhat there could be dissimilarities. One of the ways in which married couples like celebrating the day is by going out for a romantic candle light dinner. Last but not least, red roses are one hit thing amongst young lovers who either spend on one stick or a big bouquet of flowers to greet the day.

Harsin Carter, a creative person by nature. Right now working on online marketing and designing. This article is about designing valentine cards by using greeting card software.

Benefits of Water Exercises for Seniors


Low-Impact and Pain-Free

Walking up and down a street is great exercise. It also puts stress on the joints. The bones of the feet, the ankles, the knees and the hips are all impacted heavily by simply walking. A healthy person will probably see no ill effects from doing it. Someone with arthritis, however, might end up in serious pain, if taking the walk is even possible to start with.

The same exercise, walking, done in a pool, can offer similar benefits as walking outside with far less impact on the joints. In water, motions are smooth and fluid, rather than disjointed and choppy. The buoyancy of the water takes much of the pressure off feet, ankles and knees with each step. A person’s full weight isn’t coming down on those joints with each step because the water lessens the weight impact. Someone with arthritis who finds it painful to take a walk might have less pain or no pain when walking in water, and may have less pain after the walk, as well.

There’s even an added benefit to doing any kind of exercise in the water as opposed to standing on the ground. Water slows the movements by offering resistance against them. While this is lessening the impact of movements, it’s also pushing against the muscles. If you swing your arm around you now, you can do it quickly and easily. Do the same movement under the water, and you have to work harder.

The resistance the water offers isn’t enough to make the movement difficult, but it adds enough resistance that the muscles work a little harder with each motion. Doing an exercise underwater gives you that movement’s aerobic benefits, such as with walking, while also providing mild strength training and muscle training at the same time.

Water exercises can also be ideal because the risk of falling while walking or exercising is almost eliminated. A slip while in a pool won’t result in a fall to the ground. Instead, the person will be buoyed by the water. Hydrotherapy, or the use of hot water and jets, can also increase and improve circulation. This can help ease the pain from many conditions like arthritis and make it even more comfortable for seniors to exercise and stay healthy.


Cole Watts is a writer for GoldenRest.Net.  GoldenRest is an online retailer of Adjustable beds and bedding supplies.