Thank you from the Bartusiak family for all your love and thoughts.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Skye McCole Bartusiak Foundation 
c/o Attorney Leonard S. Roth
4265 San Felipe, Suite 500, Houston TX 77027 ‚úĆūüíĖūüėá #skyeblue

Thank you from the Bartusiak family for all your love and thoughts.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Skye McCole Bartusiak Foundation
c/o Attorney Leonard S. Roth
4265 San Felipe, Suite 500, Houston TX 77027 ‚úĆūüíĖūüėá #skyeblue

The Celebration of Skye’s Life will take place this Friday, July 25, 2014, at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77024, at 2 pm. Everyone is invited and Helen’s mom would be happy to see people in cheerful colors as opposed to all black. A reception will follow

The visitation will be Thursday evening around 6 pm to 9 pm somewhere in the Heights. We will post this information as it is received. The Bartusiak family is grateful for your kind comments, photos and well wishes. Thank you all.‚úĆūüíĖūüėá
#skyeblue

The Celebration of Skye’s Life will take place this Friday, July 25, 2014, at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77024, at 2 pm. Everyone is invited and Helen’s mom would be happy to see people in cheerful colors as opposed to all black. A reception will follow

The visitation will be Thursday evening around 6 pm to 9 pm somewhere in the Heights. We will post this information as it is received. The Bartusiak family is grateful for your kind comments, photos and well wishes. Thank you all.‚úĆūüíĖūüėá
#skyeblue

Slick ads and television commercials tout new designs and features every year, but offer little in the way of advice in selecting the shoes that match your feet. One brand does not meet the needs of everyone, and the latest innovation or most expensive shoe with all the features may not be your best choice.

This article will help you determine the right shoe for you, the one that will help you enjoy sports and lessen your chance of injury.

For the full article.  Read here: http://dperrilloux.tumblr.com/post/92535347494/get-your-feet-wet-the-definitive-guide-to-selecting ūüí™ūüĎ£ūüŹÉ 

#feet #wettest #weighttraining #shoes #athlete #crosstrainer #sports #gym #running #walking #jogging #arches #fitness #ankles

Slick ads and television commercials tout new designs and features every year, but offer little in the way of advice in selecting the shoes that match your feet. One brand does not meet the needs of everyone, and the latest innovation or most expensive shoe with all the features may not be your best choice.

This article will help you determine the right shoe for you, the one that will help you enjoy sports and lessen your chance of injury.

For the full article. Read here: http://dperrilloux.tumblr.com/post/92535347494/get-your-feet-wet-the-definitive-guide-to-selecting ūüí™ūüĎ£ūüŹÉ

#feet #wettest #weighttraining #shoes #athlete #crosstrainer #sports #gym #running #walking #jogging #arches #fitness #ankles

Get Your Feet Wet: The Definitive Guide to Selecting Proper Athletic Shoes

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The fitness boom of the last 25 years has led to an explosion in the manufacture
 of sports shoes. The sports shoe consumer of the 1960s only had to make one choice: the all-purpose sneaker.

Today’s¬†consumer¬†must¬†choose¬†from¬†among¬†hundreds¬†of¬†brands¬†and styles of¬†athletic¬†shoes¬†designed¬†for¬†every¬†sport¬†and¬†activity.

You may feel overwhelmed by the choices available to you, particularly since the athletic footwear industry introduces more technologically sophisticated shoes with new designs and features every year. Slick ads and television commercials tout these features, but offer little in the way of advice in selecting the shoes that match your feet. One brand does not meet the needs of everyone, and the latest innovation or most expensive shoe with all the features may not be your best choice.

 This article will help you determine the right shoe for you, the one that will help you enjoy sports and lessen your chance of injury. The information includes what you should look for in sport-specific shoes, features in construction that provide comfort and prevent injuries, how to obtain a proper shoe fit, and shoe adjustments that can be made to treat foot problems. Before you can determine what kind of shoe you need to determine your foot type using the Wet Test.

Learn Your Foot Type

You¬†can¬†go¬†a¬†long¬†way¬†toward¬†discovering¬†what¬†you¬†need¬†in¬†an¬†athletic shoe¬†by¬†looking¬†at¬†your¬†feet.¬†There¬†are¬†three¬†basic¬†foot¬†types,¬†each based¬†on¬†the¬†height¬†of¬†your¬†arches.¬†The¬†quickest¬†and¬†easiest¬†way¬†to determine¬†your¬†foot¬†type¬†is¬†by¬†taking¬†the¬†”wet¬†test,”¬†below.

Wet Test 

1) Pour a thin layer of water into a shallow pan

 Wet Test

2) Wet the sole of your foot.

 Wet Test

3) Step onto a shopping bag or a blank piece of heavy paper.

Wet Test
4) Step off and look down

 Observe the shape of your foot and match it with one of the foot types at the bottom of the page. Although other variables (such as your weight, biomechanics, weekly mileage, and fit preferences) come into play, knowing your foot type is the first step toward finding the right shoe for you.

Normal (medium) Arch

Wet TestIf you see about half of your arch, you have the most common foot type and are considered a normal pronator. Contrary to popular belief, pronation is a good thing. When the arch collapses inward, this “pronation” absorbs shock. As a normal pronator, you can wear just about any shoe, but may be best suited to a stability shoe that provides moderate arch support (or medial stability). Lightweight runners with normal arches may prefer neutral-cushioned shoes¬†without any added support, or even a performance-training shoe that offers some support but less heft, for a faster feel.


Flat (low) Arch
Wet TestIf you see almost your entire footprint, you have a flat foot, which means you’re probably an overpronator. That is, a micro-second after footstrike, your arch collapses inward too much, resulting in excessive foot motion and increasing your risk of injuries. You need either stability shoes, which employ devices such as dual-density midsoles and supportive “posts” to reduce pronation and are best for mild to moderate overpronators, or motion-control shoes, which have firmer support devices and are best for severe overpronators, as well as tall, heavy (over 165 pounds), or bow-legged runners.


High Arch
Wet TestIf you see just your heel, the ball of your foot, and a thin line on the outside of your foot, you have a high arch, the least common foot type. This means you’re likely an underpronator, or supinator, which can result in too much shock traveling up your legs, since your arch doesn’t collapse enough to absorb it. Underpronators are best suited to neutral-cushioned shoes because they need a softer midsole to encourage pronation. It’s vital that an underpronator’s shoes have no added stability devices to reduce or control pronation, the way a stability or motion-control shoe would.

So¬†now¬†that¬†we’ve¬†figured¬†out¬†what¬†your¬†foot¬†type¬†is,¬†we¬†can¬†go¬†to¬†the shoe store¬†and¬†select¬†the¬†proper¬†footwear.

How to Select the Correct Athletic Shoe

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Athletic shoes are divided in 4 major categories: walking, running, training, and sports-specific. Since the majority of my readers are gym goers and recreational athletes, I will focus on cross-training shoes.

Cross-trainers are ideal for gym goers because the shoe combines the features you may find a sports-specific shoe. In particular, you want to look for flexibility in the forefoot for running and construction that supports lateral movements as well.

Other Shoe Shopping Tips

  • If you’re unsure about your shoe size, have it measure.
  • Visit the shoe store after your workout or at the end of the day. That’s when your foot will be largest.
  • Fit your shoe up to the largest size you measure.¬†
  • Make sure the shoe provides at least one thumb’s breadth of space from the longest toe to the end of the toe box.
  • If you have bunions or corns, find a shoe with a wide toe box. You should be able to fully extend your toes when you’re standing,¬†
  • Women who have big or wide feet should consider buying men’s or boy’s.¬†They are cut wider for the same length.

When to Replace Athletic Shoes

  • After 300-500 miles of running or walking, 45-60 hours of sports participation or general fitness activity.
  • If shoes show signs of unevenness when placed on flat surface.
  • If shoes display noticeable creasing.

When Foot Problems Develop

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If you begin to develop foot or ankle problems, simple adjustments in the shoes sometimes can relieve the symptoms. Many of these simple devices are available without prescription.
  • A heel cup provides an effective way to alleviate pain beneath the heel (plantar fasciitis). Made of plastic or rubber, the heel cup is designed to give support around the heel while providing relief of pressure beneath the tender spot.
  • An arch support (orthosis) can help treat pain in the arch of the foot. Made of many types of materials, arch supports can be placed in a shoe after removing the insole that comes with the shoe.
  • A metatarsal pad can help relieve pain beneath the ball of the great toe (sesamoiditis) or beneath the ball of the other toes (metatarsalgia). Made of a felt material or firm rubber, the pad has adhesive on its flat side. Fixed to the insole behind the tender area, the pad shares pressure normally placed on the ball of the foot. This relieves pressure beneath the tender spot.

In Summary

  • Take the wet test to determine if your feet are normal, flat, or high arched.
  • Select a cross-trainer shoe for working out that corrects your foot type and is comfortable.
  • Replace athletic shoes after 300-500 miles or 45-60 hours, or if the shoes become worn for another reason.
  • If foot problems develop, you can purchase equipment that can make adjustments to the shoe that can relieve the pain.

I hope this helps you better understand how to select the proper athletic shoe wear. Now get to stepping, running, jumping, or whatever gets you moving!!!

To your health,

Darryl Perrilloux

Design & Magic Productions LLC
A Multi-Media Production Company
Fitness, Film, TV, Commercial, Music

Darryl Perrilloux

Owner/President
Mobile: 832-385-4853
Email: contact@dperrilloux.com, perrilloux3@hotmail.com
Web: www.DPerrilloux.com


 

This photo was taken after our premiere screening for the 2013 of the Houston 48 Hour Film Project for Bushido - 2013 Skye Blue was Director and lead Actress in my first film as a producer.

Skye went on the win Honorable Mention - Best Actress at the award ceremony. No matter what the role, large or small, Skye always was the consummate professional and treated every role as if she was going to win The Academy Award. 

But even more important, she helped and encouraged other actors and film makers to do their best and to be their best. Not just in film, but in life. 

We miss you, we love you. God speed…  #skyeblue #actress #film #cinema #moviestar #rip #forever21

This photo was taken after our premiere screening for the 2013 of the Houston 48 Hour Film Project for Bushido - 2013 Skye Blue was Director and lead Actress in my first film as a producer.

Skye went on the win Honorable Mention - Best Actress at the award ceremony. No matter what the role, large or small, Skye always was the consummate professional and treated every role as if she was going to win The Academy Award.

But even more important, she helped and encouraged other actors and film makers to do their best and to be their best. Not just in film, but in life.

We miss you, we love you. God speed… #skyeblue #actress #film #cinema #moviestar #rip #forever21

My beautiful sister gained her wings today. I’m sad that her physical presence is no longer with us. But her soul & spirit lives on and through us forever.  Thank you for all love you gave me and everyone else you touched. I love you with all my heart ūüėáūüíĖ

My beautiful sister gained her wings today. I’m sad that her physical presence is no longer with us. But her soul & spirit lives on and through us forever. Thank you for all love you gave me and everyone else you touched. I love you with all my heart ūüėáūüíĖ

Keep It Basic: Eat More Alkaline

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Life is all about balance. From work to family, from rest to play. There are different aspects of our lives that we must juggle everyday to maintain and sustain a healthy, successful life. Your body is no different. 

Your body possesses a certain chemistry in the form of blood pH that allows you to absorb minerals and other nutrients, increase energy production in your cells, increase your ability to repair damaged cells, increase your ability to detoxify heavy metals, and help prevent tumor cells,

Human blood pH should be slightly alkaline ( 7.35 - 7.45 ).  Below or above this range means symptoms and disease.  A pH of 7.0 is neutral.  A pH below 7.0 is acidic.  A pH above 7.0 is alkaline.

So, the foods you eat should be slightly alkaline, right?? But is it? Let’s look at the Typical American diet: Beef, eggs, white bread, diary, trans fat, sugar. VERY ACIDIC!!!

How many of you are eating typical alkaline foods such as: all green vegetables, sprouts, beans, coconut. Let’s be honest… not so much. ¬†

The reason acidosis is more common in our society is mostly due to the typical American diet, which is far too high in acid producing animal products like meat, eggs and dairy, and far too low in alkaline producing foods like fresh vegetables.¬† Additionally, we eat acid producing processed foods like white flour and sugar and drink acid producing beverages like coffee and soft drinks.¬† We use too many drugs, which are acid forming; and we use artificial chemical¬†sweeteners¬†like NutraSweet,¬†Spoonful, Sweet ‘N Low, Equal, or Aspartame, which are poison and extremely acid forming.¬† One of the best things we can do to correct an overly acid body is to clean up the diet and lifestyle.

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods.  To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Below is a the most definitive chart I’ve ever complied and it’s very easy to follow. Please note that the foods on this chart represent how your body treats a food when it is processed (acid vs alkaline) rather than how it exists outside the body.¬†

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Charts courtesy of: Energies for Life 

Lookouts & Top Tips

  1. Water Intake
    Staying properly hydrated is probably the most important element of the alkaline diet. Not just any water will do! Tap water is actually mildly acidic in most areas with a low pH and traces of pesticides, heavy metals, fluoride and other impurities. Research the alkaline water options at energiseforlife.com - and take the time to look at the ionizers - nothing beats ionized, alkaline water.
  2. Tea & Coffee
    Tea & coffee (except for you cold-brew varieties) are acid-forming - so if you need to cut them from your diet look for substitutes. Most herbal teas are alkaline. Rooibos (Redbush) tea is a fantastic, anti-oxidant rich alternative to coffee and tea.
  3. I Thought It Was An Acid
    There are a few exceptions where intuition goes out of the window. These include lemons and limes which are alkaline. This is because they have a high alkaline mineral content and almost no sugar - so they have an alkaline effect on the body after they are consumed. The same goes for tomatoes.
  4. Bread
    Bread is a tough one for many people, who rely upon for quick, easy meals such as sandwiches and burgers. Try sprouted breads, which are mildly alkaline. If these are hard to find go for wraps instead of sandwiches and look for yeast free/gluten free varieties.

To your health,

Darryl Perrilloux

Design & Magic Productions LLC
A Multi-Media Production Company
Fitness, Film, TV, Commercial, Music

Darryl Perrilloux

OWNERimage/President
Mobile: 832-385-4853
Email: contact@dperrilloux.com, perrilloux3@hotmail.com
Web: www.DPerrilloux.com