Losing Weight is More Than Just Fitting Into New Clothes

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Kevin Waida graduated with his bachelor’s degree in financial planning at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Currently, Kevin Waida is employed by Gustin Golf Course. During his free time, he enjoys exercising. He has lost weight and is focused on staying fit.

When committing to an exercise routine and losing weight, some surprising things can happen to your body. Most people think it means shopping for new clothes and finally being happy with their body, but there is more to it. Being overweight can cause stress on the respiratory system and adrenal glands, making allergy symptoms and asthma worse. If your weight contributed to your allergy symptoms, dropping some pounds may allow you to cut down on allergy medication.

Aside from allergy relief, losing weight may lead to dinner tasting exceptionally well. Stanford University Researchers discovered that some individuals who are overweight have lower taste sensitivity resulting from taste buds being overused and becoming dull.

The Three Components of the GRE

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Kevin Waida graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He is now attending graduate school at the University of Colorado in pursuit of a master’s of business administration. Prior to his acceptance to graduate school, Kevin Waida had to study for and pass the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).

The GRE General Test is taken by students who are interested in attending graduate or business school. Admissions panels use GRE scores alongside other requirements such as undergraduate records and recommendation letters to determine an applicant’s eligibility. GRE scores are accepted at thousands of graduate and business schools across the United States.

The GRE measures an applicant’s capability to do graduate coursework by posing questions that reflect the kind and level of thinking needed in graduate or business school. The test includes three components. Verbal reasoning measures an applicant’s ability to analyze written material and formulate a synthesis from the contained information. Quantitative reasoning measures the applicant’s mathematical ability via questions covering arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and data analysis. Lastly, analytical writing measures critical thinking through the applicant’s ability to articulate and support complex ideas.

Good Exercises for Weight Loss

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Good Exercises for Weight Loss
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When not working as a Gustin Golf Course staff member, Kevin Waida focuses much of his time on fitness. Kevin Waida makes an effort to go to the gym regularly and otherwise stay active. He has lost 30 pounds in the last three years.

Some exercises are much better at developing overall fitness and dropping weight than others. Cardiovascular health is significantly improved, for instance, by interval training. In an interval training session, the athlete puts a short, intense “burst” of activity into an otherwise typical cardio activity such as cycling or walking. The burst of activity significantly increases the caloric burn of the overall workout and keeps the body burning more calories longer.

Similarly, strength training can improve overall health and increase weight loss, if approached correctly. Rather than focusing on a single area, such as the biceps or leg, those who want to lose weight through strength training should develop strong muscles all over the body. Larger, stronger muscles have higher caloric demands, which in turn speed weight loss through exercise.

By combining strength training with cardiovascular interval training, athletes can lose significant amounts of weight relatively quickly. However, it is a good idea to consult with a physician prior to starting a weight loss plan.

Vikings’ Adrian Peterson’s 2015 Season One of His Career Best

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Kevin Waida, a graduate student in the Colorado State University College of Business, enjoys following professional football and competing in fantasy football leagues. Kevin Waida recently won a league championship for the 2015 season, his second in a row for that league, powered in part by the shrewd pick up of Adrian Peterson.

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career in 2015. Peterson carried the ball 327 times over the course of the season, running for 1,485 yards. This marked his best output since 2012 and the third-highest total for his career. He made good on a league-best 11 touchdowns while averaging nearly 93 yards per game, another league record for the year.

In week 10 of the National Football League (NFL) season, Peterson ran 80 yards for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. The score saw Peterson move into a tie for 10th place on the league’s all-time rushing touchdown list. He had previously ran 82 yards for touchdowns during games against both the St. Louis Rams and the Green Bay Packers.

Surgery for an NFL Star Can Spell Trouble for Fantasy Football Players

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A student of personal finance and business, Kevin Waida teaches and learns at Colorado State University, as a graduate assistant in the marketing department and as a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in business administration, respectively. Outside of his academic and professional pursuits, Kevin Waida enjoys playing Fantasy Football.

In real life, Tyler Eifert, a tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals, is recovering from ankle surgery. According to a Headlines and Global News article, such an operation may leave him sidelined during the beginning of the new NFL regular season. For the world of Fantasy Football, this means that Eifert could be knocked out of his spot as one of the top tight ends of the league during this round of the fantasy draft, possibly pushing him further down the line of possible tight end picks.

His injury is significant for aficionados of Fantasy Football, given that its participants have assembled virtual-world dream teams, and will win or lose team points based on how the actual players perform in real-world games.

Eifert’s injury and subsequent surgery, which may have him out for up to four months, could lead to many Fantasy Football participants losing several games, a fate which may also be shared by the actual Cincinnati Bengals team.

Drinking Water for Weight Loss

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Kevin Waida, a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a physical fitness enthusiast. Kevin Waida regularly works out at the gym in order to keep his body in top physical condition, and he has shed a significant amount of excess weight in recent years.

Individuals trying to lose weight are often interested in quick tips that might help with their weight loss goals. Unfortunately, many of the suggestions people receive are anecdotal. When it comes to scientifically proven tips for losing weight, drinking adequate amounts of water is one of the best ways to go. Drinking water prior to a meal can be especially helpful.

Research has shown that drinking a glass of water can improve a person’s metabolism by as much as 30 percent over 60 to 90 minutes, which allows people to burn calories at a higher rate. A study conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) determined that drinking 17 ounces of water within 30 minutes of a meal led to the consumption of fewer calories and a 44 percent increase in overall weight loss over time.

Team Win Takes Top Prize in Missouri Fantasy League

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Kevin Waida

Kevin Waida is a graduate student at Colorado State University. He is currently working toward a master of business administration, which he is set to achieve in 2017. Outside of his academic studies, Kevin Waida enjoys competing in fantasy football leagues.

As the general manager of Team Win, a team competing in a Columbia, Missouri, fantasy league, he drew on his knowledge of data and analytics, as well as more than 10 years of experience playing fantasy sports, to assemble a team that ultimately won the league championship. It was his second consecutive championship season in the league.

While several of the unorthodox trades and strategies misfired early in the season, Team Win continued to implement these techniques, eventually landing valuable players such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Adrian Peterson. By the time the final game of the season arrived, Team Win’s early mistakes were a thing of the past. Team Win overwhelmed Honey Badger in the championship match-up, winning 146 to 112.