Nontraditional Household Memberships

Filed under: Aging — Tags: — Wayne @ 11:19 am December 23, 2014

As domestic partnership registration becomes more common, many health clubs and fitness professionals may face the issue of dealing with requests for family memberships for same-sex couples. Current federal and California laws prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation; however, these laws do not require health clubs to recognize homosexual couples as families. These laws can be misleading to club owners, they should keep in mind that benefits cannot be offered to one group and denied to another group based on sexual orientation. Therefore, club owners who give membership discounts to married couples cannot deny the same discounts to same-sex couples. At the same time, owners who offer membership benefits to married and same-sex couples, but deny the same benefits to heterosexual unmarried live-in couples, maybe discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation.

The laws can be unclear, but the following are some questions to help prepare your club to deal with same-sex discount requests:

Are discounts offered to one group of members and not to others?
Is there a written policy for same-sex couples? Is this policy enforced?
Are the policies for family memberships clearly defined?
Is the staff properly trained to handle same-sex membership inquiries? (more…)

Exercise And Other Lifestyle Factors Prevent Impotence

Filed under: Cures for ED — Wayne @ 8:06 am December 4, 2014

Impotence affects millions of men in America, including about one in eight who men have chronic impotence. While there has been a dramatic increase for the need of impotence treatments such as Viagra, there is a way to reduce the risk of erectile dsyfunction from the onset. Exercise, low cholesterol and moderate alcohol consumption help to reduce the risk of impotence and may help to reduce the risk of other conditions such as obesity and high cholesterol.

In a study, researchers found that among the 2,000 participants, risk factors such as a large waistline, sedentary lifestyle, and either too little or too much alcohol consumption increased cholesterol levels and contribute to a higher risk for erectile dysfunction. Researchers know that high cholesterol levels block blood flow to the heart, and similarly, they believe that it may block blood flow to the genital area, thus inhibiting erection. Cholesterol is affected by diet, lack of exercise, too much or too little alcohol consumption, and weight, so researchers believe that a reduction in risk factors that contribute to high cholesterol may also help to reduce the risk of impotence