Fence Repair Company In Baton Rouge – How To Find The Right One
Adding a good fence is always a good idea for any kind of home. The right fence can improve the security of your home, as well as enhance the curb appeal and privacy. Like most things in life, a fence can also acquire damages, which then needs repair or replacement. If you reside in the area of Baton Rouge, you may realize at some point that there are plenty of fence repair companies to choose from. The question now becomes – which one is the best for me?
When choosing the right fence repair company in Baton Rouge, you’ll need to consider a number of factors such as the company’s specialty, customer service, cost, and experience.
In this article, we are going to focus on how you can improve your chances of finding the right fence repair company for you in Baton Rouge.
Chain Link Fence
Chain link is perhaps the most common type of fence because it’s cheaper and easy to install. Whenever chain link fence is damaged, some companies will try to talk you in removing the entire fence and replace it with a new one. If there’s only a small section that is damaged, such advice is good for the company as it brings more profits, but it will be bad for your pockets. To get a fair assessment, it’s critical that you look for a fence repair company in Baton Rouge that has integrity.
On the other hand, there are instances that your link fence is really damaged that a replacement is the best way to do it. In such cases, it’s best that you look for a fence repair company that is fully qualified, licensed and insured to do the installation for you.
Wrought Iron Fence
Wrought iron fences are known for its above-average durability. It offers higher levels of security because of iron’s tough properties. Wrought iron fences are also elegant as most are beautifully crafted. Despite being tough, wrought iron fences can acquire damages.
Because of its toughness, it takes a specific skill to appropriately and effectively repair a wrought iron fence. Not all fence repair companies are experienced or even qualified to fix this type of fence. Hence, when looking for a fence repair company in Walker, LA, near Baton Rouge, specifically ask if they have experience repairing wrought iron fences.
Vinyl Fence is also referred to as PVC fences. It’s a popular form of fencing as its easily repairable and requires no painting. It’s also reasonably durable for its costs. However, it can get damaged, commonly by felled trees, branches, and other hazards. Just like wrought iron fencing, it’s best that you look for a fencing repair company that is experienced repairing vinyl fencing. It’s a relatively new form of fencing. Hence, not every fencing repair company out there is experienced working with such kind of fence material.
If you want that classic and cozy look, then there’s probably nothing that can top a wood fence. A wood fence can last for a long time if it’s installed correctly and the wood treatment is of high quality. Nevertheless, it’s prone to warping, chipping and other damages. Repairing a wood fence is a bit tricky compared to other types of fence.
Since wood is susceptible to moisture damage, checking the damaged area is not enough. The fence repair company must know how to assess the wood and knows how to look for other possible vulnerabilities. Unlike other types of fencing materials, you need to know how to fix it and use the right tools to ensure that the wood’s charm doesn’t get ruined. Furthermore, the fence repair company must also know how to properly treat a wood fence to ensure it’s longevity.
Other Things To Look For
* Good Customer Service – it’s best that you work with a fence repair company in Baton Rouge that has a reputation for providing excellent customer service. A fence repair can be disruptive to the lives of the homeowners. Good customer service can help smooth things out a lot quicker.
* Fully Licensed – it’s crucial that you work with a company that is fully licensed. Otherwise, you run the risk of getting into worst case scenarios, and the legal system has limited ways of helping you.
* Fully Insured – accidents can happen anytime. If the fence repair company is not fully insured, you may be legally responsible for the medical bills of the repairman that got into an accident while working on your premises.
While it is true that you have plenty of choices when it comes to a fence repair company in Walker and Baton Rouge, LA, it does not mean that you can randomly pick any company and expect a fair price and a smooth ride. Knowledge is your best defense in this situation. Hence, take note of the tips we mentioned above.
Want to Live Longer? Every Movement Counts, Even Cleaning the House
This article originally appeared on Time.com.
You don’t have to break a sweat to reap the health benefits of physical activity, according to new research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In a study of women age 65 and older, just 30 minutes a day of light exercise—like running errands and cleaning the house—was linked to a lower risk of death.
Moderate-intensity exercise, like leisurely bike riding or brisk walking, was associated with an even greater reduction in risk. The authors say that improving doing more light and moderate physical activity could be almost as effective as rigorous exercise at preventing disease and prolonging life. “The paradigm needs to shift when we think about being active,” says senior author Andrea LaCroix, professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego.
For the study, LaCroix and her colleagues asked 6,000 women, ages 65 to 99, to wear activity-tracking accelerometers for seven days as they went about their daily activities. The women were then followed for an average of three years.
Based on the data from the women’s activity trackers, the researchers found that those who got at least 30 minutes of light physical activity a day were 12% less likely to die, compared to those who got less. Those who got an additional 30 minutes of moderate activity were 39% less likely to die.
Light physical activity includes just about any type of behavior that isn’t sitting down: walking to the mailbox, strolling around the neighborhood and doing laundry. Activities like these account for more than 55% of older adults’ daily activity, says LaCroix, so the fact that they were protective in this study is very good news.
“We’ve always been told that this type of activity isn’t enough to do you good,” says LaCroix. “But what we have here is solid evidence that light physical activity reduces a woman’s risk of dying over the next three to four years—and we see the benefits are substantial and independent of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity.”
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The study could not show a cause-and-effect relationship between activity level and risk of death, only an association. But the link was present in all types of women in the study, including those of all races and ethnicities, women who were obese and those who were not, women with high and low functional abilities and women older and younger than 80.
As adults get older, they expend more energy doing the same activities they did when they were younger, LaCroix says—so they don’t need to exercise as much, or as intensely, to burn the same amount of calories or get their heart rate up. “We know that people of different ages need different amounts and intensities of exercise to get the same result,” she says. “It’s not one size fits all.”
But national guidelines still recommend that adults over age 65 follow the same guidelines as younger people: to get at least 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week. And recent analyses, compiled from studies in which adults self-reported their levels of physical activity, have suggested that older adults have to log moderate-to-vigorous exercise in order to reduce their risk of early death.
LaCroix says her new study refutes that research and shows that older adults can still benefit at levels below the moderate-to-vigorous guidelines. Questionnaires used in self-reported studies don’t do a good job of encompassing all the ways people get physical activity throughout the day, she says, which may have skewed previous study results. “What makes our study stronger than those others is that we used a device that was able to measure all of the movements we do in our daily lives,” she says.
The researchers hope their work sparks more discussion about how people—especially older ones—think about exercise and their goals for being active. “I think the current guidelines are discouraging to older people who don’t believe they can do 150 minutes of hard exercise,” LaCroix says. “They throw up their hands and think, ‘that’s not for me.’ But everyone does light physical activity, and the idea that doing more of it can have substantial health benefits should be welcome news.”
Karlie Kloss Says Running the Marathon Was the Best Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Training
This article originally appeared on People.com.
After a two year hiatus from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Karlie Kloss made her grand return to the runway in Shanghai. And the supermodel feels right at home with the Angel squad.
“This is the greatest show on Earth. It’s really special to be back here with all my girls and in the famous pink robe and just getting ready for the show here in Shanghai,” she told PEOPLE backstage at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. “It’s a very, very special runway and it’s a very special year have this big show in China.”
Kloss last walked the runway in 2014 (alongside Taylor Swift!), and shortly thereafter ended her contract with the brand because of other commitments. But Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show head Ed Razek told PEOPLE at the time that “she will always be an Angel to me.” And he wasn’t kidding, inviting the model to return whenever she wanted to.
“It just felt like the right time. It’s like riding a bike, getting back out there and wearing the wings,” she shared. “I was in rehearsals and had my wings on and I kind of had a ‘pinch me’ moment. I never thought I’d be back out here and it was really special. Being on the Victoria’s Secret Runway makes me feel invincible.”
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Earlier the month, Kloss ran the New York City marathon, and said it was the best physical training she could have ton to get VS runway ready.
“I just ran the marathon and that was one of the greatest physical and mental challenges that I ever willingly signed up for, and I’m kind of addicted to it now,” she shared. “I want to do it next year and maybe run another one in between. I’ve always dreamed of doing it and it was tough, but it was a great way to train for this runway.”
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Kloss also maintains that a healthy diet, even after the show, has been key to her lifestyle.
“I think all of us treat ourselves like athletes and we’re constantly traveling and on the road and all of us to train and have energy to do our job and to workout and feel strong you have to eat properly and really fuel your body and your mind,” she said, before adding, “I’m looking forward to a delicious meal after the show — I heard rumors there is going to be pizza at the so I look forward to that!”
Trainer Does the Splits While Lifting 65 Lbs. Over Her Head: ‘I Love Doing Silly Things with My Body!’
This article originally appeared on People.com.
Doing the splits is already impressive. But it can be outdone, as fitness trainer Katie Sonier proves by regularly weightlifting up to 65 lbs. while in a full split.
The Miami-based former gymnast says her aerobic moves started during her days as a college lacrosse player.
“I love doing silly, yet impressive, things with my body!” Sonier, 25, tells PEOPLE. “Whenever I fell on the field I would do either some sort of split roll or gymnastic move out of it. My teammates thought it was hilarious.”
What began as a joke turned into a serious pitch for adding flexibility to fitness, something she preaches to her clients, though on a much smaller scale (Don’t try doing weightlifting splits on your own).
“Lifting weights while doing a split is meant to be a silly thing, but it also shows the hard work I put in daily on all elements to fitness — stability, strength, mobility, flexibility. The human body is a machine and it’s pretty cool what it’s capable of with some hard work!” Sonier says.
She adds that many people who feel tired and sore after a workout think they’re overtraining, but in reality they just lack flexibility.
“Flexibility is unfortunately an element to fitness that is often neglected,” Sonier says. “But it’s so important because when you improve flexibility, you improve your range of motion. Which then means you can move more optimally, which then means more opportunity for making progress and building muscle and puts you at a lower risk of injury.”
For people trying to improve their flexibility, Sonier, who also created a six-week flexibility training plan, recommends starting small with forward hangs and side twists, and committing to a few minutes of daily stretching.
“Just like anything else, the more you work on it, the more improvements you will make,” she says.
Teen Dies After Collapsing from Dehydration While Trying to Lose Weight Before Muay Thai Fight
This article originally appeared on People.com.
An 18-year-old Australian woman died while cutting weight for an amateur Muay Thai fight, according to multiple reports.
According to 9NEWS, just one day before the fight was scheduled to take place, Jessica Lindsay collapsed from severe dehydration while she was running. Sporting News reported that she died four days later in a Perth hospital.
Leading up to her collapse, Lindsay had been cutting weight so she would be eligible to compete in the amateur fight, which had a weigh-in at 64 kilograms (which is approximately 141 lbs), the 9NEWS report said.
While the Combat Sports Commission has said that weight-cutting is not covered in its legislation, they are “constantly reviewing processes and guidelines around contest health and safety,” according to Sporting News.
9NEWS reported Lindsay’s death will be investigated by the coroner.
A GoFundMe page set up by a friend of the teen — which is raising money to help pay for funereal costs — also claimed that there were similarities between Lindsay’s death and the death of Jordan Coe. According to The Telegraph, Coe was a professional Muay Thai fighter who died in March of a suspected heat stroke while cutting weight for a fight.
The fundraising page also stated that it hopes that the teen’s “legacy will make a change and stop this from happening to anyone else.”
The Cool Old-School Workout Machine Alison Brie Uses to Shape Up
If you look up the definition of “badass” in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure you’ll find a picture of Alison Brie, the star of GLOW, Netflix’s hit comedy series about a women’s pro-wrestling circuit in the 1980s. Not only because Brie gets raw in the ring on the show (think body slams, flips, and headlocks), but because the 34-year-old’s daily workout moves are kind of killer. Seriously. Scroll through her Instagram feed and you’ll find her knocking out weighted pull-ups, pulling sleds loaded with three times her body weight, and muscling through split squats while casually toting 80 pounds. NBD. That’s why we often look to Brie for fitspo—and the actress never disappoints.
In fact, she recently shared a video on her Stories in which she’s using Rogue Monster Lever Arms, which is an updated version of Jammer Arms—an old-school strength and conditioning machine commonly used in professional and collegiate football training programs. Brie’s caption: “fun new toy today.”
What makes it so great? “This machine grounds you while developing both lower- and upper-body explosiveness and strength,” explains health coach and performance specialist Faheem Mujahid, owner of HumanWorks, a private training studio in in Miami. Plus, the arms move independently of each other, which is a great way to work on muscle imbalances. You can perform both pushing and pulling movements; and it works multiple joints and muscles at a time. Check out the demo video below to see all the Rogue Monster Lever Arms can do:
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So what was Brie doing with that hunk of metal in her video? We’d guess it was some variation of a squat to overhead press. (FYI: Brie notes in the video that this was her first time using this piece of equipment, which we take to mean that her form, or the move, may not have been at 100% yet.)
No access to Jammer Arms? Look to a cable machine instead, which offers less stabilization support, but allows a similar range of motion depending on the exercise. If you are a skilled lifter, you can also try this movement with a barbell, which would require more use of stabilization, notes Mujahid. “Barbell weight is static throughout each point within the range of motion as compared to the lever and cables, where the level of resistance varies depending on where the individual is within the range of motion,” he says. (You could also try a variation with with dumbbells. Check out how to do that move here.)
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Wondering how this might help Brie nail her wrestling moves as her alter ego “Zoya the Destroyer”? “As a wrestler, it is important to develop a strong center of gravity, as well as an efficient productivity force/output between both the lower and upper extremities due to the fact that most of the required muscles and/or positions used for the sport demand a high level of production from a transfer of force from a lower position to a higher position,” explains Mujahid. In other words, our money is on Brie claiming the championship belt when season two of Glow premieres sometimes in 2018.
The Best Fitness Gear to Buy in Old Navy’s Black Friday Sale
You can’t beat the price of Old Navy workout clothes on a regular day, but this Black Friday, your new favorite fitness gear is an even better deal. In addition to their outrageously amazing $1 cozy sock sale, Old Navy is kicking off a three-day sale starting Wednesday, November 22. From Thanksgiving Eve through Black Friday, you’ll get 50% off your entire purchase (no coupon code required), and many other items will be marked down to $10 or less. Here’s the cute, long-lasting workout wear we’ll be adding to our cart at oldnavy.com. An entire head-to-toe look (and more) for a grand total of under $150!
High-Rise Mesh-Panel 7/8-Length Leggings (regularly $33, now $16.50; oldnavy.com)
You can’t go wrong with a flattering high-rise legging and an on-trend cropped ankle, but these bottoms also boast chafe-preventing seams and moisture-wicking technology. Plus, this beautiful berry hue is literally called “Magical Potion," which is what all our workouts should feel like they’ve been blessed with, right?
Go-Warm Quilted Hybrid Jacket (regularly $70, now $35; oldnavy.com)
This half-puffer, half-hoodie gives the illusion of a vest and is perfect for bundling up on your way to and from spin class, thanks to its cozy fleece collar and sleeves.
Slub-Knit Performance Hoodie (regularly $23, now $11.50; oldnavy.com)
Super-soft and lightweight, this long-sleeve option is perfect for winter workout layering. Thanks to the flattering tunic cut, though, we wouldn’t blame you for adding this to your athleisure rotation, either.
High Support Adjustable-Strap Sports Bra (regularly $33, now $16.50; oldnavy.com)
At this price, you should stock up on multiple sports bras to last you throughout the year. Molded cups, two layers of moisture-wicking fabric, and an adjustable hook-and-eye closure (with a cute back too!) won’t disappoint.
Semi-Fitted Run Shorts (regularly $17, now $8.50; oldnavy.com)
In a fun floral print, these lightweight, moisture-wicking shorts will make your winter workouts feel (at least a little?) more like spring. Bonus: They even have a small pocket along the front interior.
Ultra-Light Mesh-Trim Racerback Tank (regularly $17, now $8.50; oldnavy.com)
Can you ever have too many workout tanks? Not when they’re this affordable–and this cute. The mesh trim shows a little peekaboo of skin and will keep you cool through hot yoga.
Graphic Tulip-Hem Performance Tee (regularly $17, now $8.50; oldnavy.com)
You’ll want to save this semi-cotton, super-fun tee for after you hit the showers because it’s just too cute to get sweaty! Only for the most confident of coffee-lovers.
Mid-Rise Slim Heathered-Stripe Track Pants (originally $40, now $20; oldnavy.com)
You'll want to wear these retro-inspired sweats all winter long. A tapered leg and tuxedo stripe give these joggers an effortlessly chic vibe. Also good: Hidden zippers at the ankles make them even comfier.
Home for the Holidays? Here’s a Workout You Can Do in Any Living Room
This article originally appeared on People.com.
If you’ve ever found yourself home for the holidays and wondering how you’re going to squeeze in a workout between family visits and Black Friday shopping, you’re in luck.
Reebok trainer and eight-time Reebok CrossFit Games athlete Annie Thorisdottir is sharing some of her favorite at-home workouts for people who are miles away from their regular gym.
Luckily, everything you need can be found in a standard living room (no fancy gym equipment required).
The at-home workout is something Thorisdottir, 28, says she does with her family all the time.
“My family never says no to a fun workout!” she explains, adding that this routine is accessible to all ability levels. “Body-weight movements are great since they require no setup or equipment. … If you’re in great shape, you can increase the intensity or up the reps to get in a great workout.”
Here are a few moves to try. For a more gentle workout, do fewer repetitions. If you want a more intense workout, move through the series three times and add reps.
Thorisdottir loves this warm-up move. Simply stand up straight, cross your arms and rest your hands on the chest. Bend your chest forward while moving the butt back, and try form a 90-degree angle with your body (It’s okay to bend the knees). Then raise your chest back to the original position.
Keep the abs engaged as you move through this exercise. Step one leg forward and bend the other back into a lunge. Jump up and switch legs in the air, going down into a lunge on the other side. Repeat and take care not to bang your knee against the ground!
These one-legged squats work on a couch, chair, or sturdy coffee table. Start seated with one leg in the air and the other planted on the ground. Then, stand while keeping your raised leg in the air through the movement. After a few reps, switch legs for a balanced workout.
You’ll need bit of space for these, so consider moving some furniture out of the way to make some room. Begin in plank position with your shoulders directly over your hands, your hips down, and your eyes at a slight 45-degree angle in front of you. Then, raise each leg to your chest, rotating one at a time in a controlled movement. Move as quickly as you can.
While you’re down in plank position, why not try some shoulder taps? Raise your right arm up to the opposite shoulder, and then rotate sides, returning to the plank position in-between. Make sure you keep your body still while moving your arms.
Look around and grab books, candlesticks, water bottles, or any other light objects around the house. Now, with your elbows raised, hold the objects at your shoulders and do a squat. As you move back up, raise your objects overhead so your arms are fully extended. Repeat!