Biotechnology in Conservation of Agricultural Environment

Biotechnology in Conservation of Agricultural Environment

K. Sarala, Senior Scientist (Biotechnology) Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry-533 105, A.P.

Increase in crop yield in agriculture in 1960s, in India, was mainly due to introduction of new high yielding varieties. This has necessitated intensive use of agro-chemicals (mineral fertilizers and pesticides). However, the increase in agri-inputs was not directly proportional to the yields realized. During 1946-1965, the chemical (fertilizers and pesticides) input consumption was 87.0 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT) and food production 90 MMT; where as in 1998-2001, chemical input consumption was 1000 MMT and food production 220 MMT. Thus, when compared to 1946-1965, a 12 fold increase of chemical fertilizer consumption resulted in only 2.5 fold increase of food production. These figures indicate that for each unit of additional food produced higher amount of chemical inputs were utilized (Alvares, 1999; http:/; The added inputs especially inorganic fertilizers, pesticides and weedicides have led to environmental problems. Progressive mechanization and mono-culture are other features that were added to Indian agriculture scenario after green revolution.

As a consequence of intensive agriculture natural resources were depleted, soils lost their natural fertility, soil microflora affected adversely, soil erosion increased and sudden and frequent apparition of new pests and diseases occurred. Excess use of fertilizers also spoiled soil health and adversely altered nutrient dynamics in the soil. Indiscriminate and injudicious use of pesticides contaminated the surrounding atmosphere, killed beneficial insects, soil micro flora and fauna and contaminated ground water. In addition to pest resurgence and new biotype / pest development minor pests became major pests and pests developed resistance to regularly used pesticides. All these things disturb the environmental balance. The present paper deals with applications of Biotechnology in alleviating these affects.

Plant Biotechnology

Plant biotechnology is a revolutionary new field that harnesses the knowledge gained over more than half a century of basic plant research to the benefit of man kind. Agriculture is already realizing huge benefits from improved crops developed through biotechnology, which shows remarkable resistance to insect damage, markedly reduced dependence on herbicides, improved yield levels, higher photochemicals etc.

Agricultural biotechnology helps to alleviate the above ill effects of intensive agriculture through the development of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, and disease and pest resistant varieties, and genotypes with higher water and nutrient use efficiency. All these aspects are discussed below.


Some alternatives to the use of mineral fertilizers are green manures, composts and bioearths, earth worm manure, crop and agro industrial residues and biofertilizers.

The native soils harbor microorganisms like bacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, algae, protozoa etc. These microorganisms enrich the nutrient quality of soil. Plants have a number of relationships with these fungi, bacteria, and algae. Few of the useful microorganisms can be produced in the form of Bio-fertilizers and added to the soil for improving the soil fertility and plant nutrient uptake.

Bio-fertilizers are the preparations containing live or latent cells of efficient strains of nitrogen fixing, phosphate solubilizing or cellulolyotic micro-organisms used for application to seed or composting areas with the objective of increasing the numbers of such micro-organisms and accelerating those microbial processes which augment the availability of nutrients that can be easily assimilated by plants(Ghosh, 2003). Some of the microorganisms being used as biofertilisers and their uses are given in Table 1. Table 1. Biofertilizers and their utilities S.No.Bio-fertilizerutility 1.RhizobiumFix atmospheric nitrogen in symbiotic association with legume plants forming nodules in roots (stem nodules in Sesabaniam rostrata) 2.AzotobacterBeneficial to cereals, millets, vegetables, cotton and sugarcane. It is free living and non-symbiotic nitrogen fixing organism produces certain substances good for the growth of plants and antibodies that suppress many root pathogens 3.AzospirillumNitrogen-fixing microorganisms beneficial for non-leguminous plants also produce growth promoting substances. 4.Blue Green Algae (BGA)Photosynthetic nitrogen fixers and are free living. Found in abundance in India. Add growth-promoting substances including vitamin B12, improve the soil’s aeration and water holding capacity and add to biomass when decomposed after life cycle. 5.AzollaAn aquatic fern found in small and shallow water bodies and in rice fields. It has symbiotic relation with BGA and can help rice or other crops through dual cropping or green manuring of soil. 6.Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria(PSB) The PSB are life forms that can help in improving phosphate uptake of plants in different ways. The PSB also has the potential to make utilization of India’s abundant deposits of rock phosphates possible, much of which is not enriched

In India, total Biofertilizer production capacity of public and private sector units is 18200 tonnes and total estimated Biofertilizer production is 10,000 tones during 2006-07. The Biofertilizer demand for the year2011 has been estimated at 30,000 tonnes by a recent expert committee constituted by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. This clearly indicated that there is a large scope of biofertilisers industry in India.

Integrating biologicals in pest management

The adverse affects caused by excess use of pesticides can be reduced by following integrated pest management (IPM) approach i.e. integrating chemicals with biologicals in the pest management. This approach not only reduces the crop losses due to pests but also make agriculture more sustainable. Botanical pesticides and biocontrol agents offer immense scope in IPM


Biopesticides are biorational and help to create Natural epizootics. They are inherently less harmful than conventional pesticides. They suppress, rather than eliminate, a pest population. Biopesticides are effective and often quickly biodegradable, present no residue problems and mostly self perpetuating.

Biopesticides, particularly microbial biopesticides, have virtually all the health safety and environmental properties that one would desire in a pesticide. The ecological fallacy and the individualistic fallacy need to be studied in detail.

Microbial insecticides are come from naturally-occurring bacteria, fungi, viruses (Ramarethinam, 2006). Various details of biopesticides including mechanism, pests and crops etc. are given in Table 2.

Table 2. Biopesticides their source and mechanism in pest control

Biopesticide type SourceNature/organismMechanismUsed againstCrops benefited Natural productPlant-Neem Vitex GarlicBiochemicalsAntifeedant, growth regulation, oviposition and mating disruptionInsect pestHorticultural, plantation and plain crops MicrobialsBacteria Bacillus thuringiensis(Bt) InfectionInsect pests B. sphaericus, PseudomonasAntibiosisDisease VirusNuclear polyhedrosis viruses, Granulosis virusesInfection resulting in epizooticsInsect pest FungiBeauveria, Metarhizium, Paecilomyces, NomuraeaInfection resulting in epizooticsInsect pests Trichoderma GliocladiumAntagonism and AntibiosisFungal disease of plants ProtozoaNosema, Thelohania, VairimorphaEpizooticsInsect pests PheromonesPheromonesBiochemicalsMating disruption, lure and kill, or insect monitoring strategiesInsect pest Genes or Plant-pesticide :Desired genes from a known sourceBiochemicalsConfer tolerance of herbicide application or resistance to attack by viruses or insectsInsect pest and disease

Market potential of biopesticides in India

The domestic market of biopesticides is in infant stage still – despite decades of existence, biopesticides are considered as marginal products. Virtually bereft of buyers and sellers. Awareness about the advantages of biopesticides is abysmally low as compared to the west,” this is affecting their demand adversely. Manufacturers claim that the projected demand for biopesticide has failed to become a reality. Rough estimates by the experts indicated a less than 2 per cent market share for Biopesticides in India (Agriculture today, Jan, 2005).

Agricultural Biotechnology – Varietal Development

Using different biotechnological techniques varieties having higher yields, disease and pest resistance, fertilizer responsiveness, herbicide tolerance, higher water/fertilizer use efficient, drought resistance etc can be developed. Biotechnology offers various advantageous over conventional breeding in developing crop varieties (Table 3). It employs novel technologies for creating variability, gene transfer, selection of segregating generations, transgenic development etc. Time taken for breeding a variety can be substantially reduced through biotechnology approach. Gene silencing (“switching off” of a gene by a mechanism other than genetic modification) and gene attenuation (to stop translation of an mRNA of a gene when certain conditions are not met) strategies can be employed to develop desirable genotypes.

Table 3. Agricultural Biotechnology vs. conventional breeding in varietal development

S.NoParameterAgricultural BiotechnologyConventional Breeding 1Creation of variabilitySomaclonal variationCreate through hybridization of parents Gamato clonal variation Proto clonal variation In vitro mutations 2Gene transferInter specific Mostly intra-specific, rarely inter-specific Inter generic 3Selection In vitro selectionPhenotypic selection Marker assisted selection 4GenesIsolated genesUses available variability Synthetic genes 5Gene transferAgro bacterium MediatedCrossing Gene gun Protoplast Fusion 6Time taken for breedingCan be reducedFairly long 7Trait expressionGene silencingCan’t be used Gene attenuation etc.,

Biotech crops in the world

Number of crop varieties were developed using various biotechnological approaches. Among them, Flavr savr tomato is the first transgenic crop released for commercial cultivation in USA in 1995. Later, number of pest and disease resistant varieties were released in cotton, maize, potato, soybean, tomato etc in different countries. Most of the cases the genes are cry genes conferring resistance to lepidopteron pests followed by viral genes. Pest resistance varieties substantially reduce the amount of pesticide use, there by avoids environmental problems.

From 1996-2007, global biotech crop area increased from 1.7 m ha to 114.3 m ha. 23 countries are growing biotech crops viz. soybean, cotton, maize and canola, 13 biotech mega countries growing 50,000 ha or more of biotech crops. The area covered by biotech crops in industrial countries is more compared to developing countries. These statistics indicates the increased awareness of the world farmers about biotech crops (James, 2007).

Biotech crop status in India

Many public and private sector institutions are involved in the development of biotech crop varieties in India. Biotechnology research in India is funded primarily by government agencies such as DBT, CSIR, ICAR and ICMR.

Regulations in India

Development and cultivation of transgenic varieties are raising many environmental concerns. In view of this, transgenic variety in any crop is released once it satisfies all environmental concerns. Before release they will be thoroughly tested for their effect on soil flora and fauna, allergenicity, toxicology etc. In India, Department of Biotechnology in Department of Science and Technology and Ministry of Environment and Forests are responsible for implementing bio-safety regulations with in the country. The regulation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in India has been subjected to the rules framed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) in 1989(GOI, 1989). These rules, which were part of the Environmental (Protection) Act of 1986, defined implementing structures for conducting research and for the commercial applications of GMOs. Department of Biotechnology formulated guidelines for conducting research in transgenic plants (GOI, 1990 1994 and 1998).

Govt. of India has evolved regulatory mechanisms for the development and evaluation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Various bio-safety committees, starting right from the institute where the research is going on to District and State, are in operation to monitor the safety of GMOs. GM crop regulatory structure in India consists of the following six committees. First three are under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), next one under the MOEF and the last two operate at sub-federal levels closer to the actual site of GM crop field trials.

Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RDAC): Reviews developments in biotechnology at national and international levels and recommends suitable and appropriate safety regulations

Review Committee on Genetic Manipulation (RCGM): Monitors safety-related aspects of ongoing research projects and activities involving genetically engineered organisms.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC): Constituted by the institution conducting research that handles micro-organisms/genetically-engineered organisms.

The Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC): Based in MoEF and gives approvals for activities involving large-scale commercial use and release of hazardous micro organisms including imports of GMOs and recombinants

The State Biotechnology Coordination Committee (SBCC): Nodal agency at the State-level to assess damages, if any, from the release of GMOs.

The District Level Biotechnology Committee (DLC): Monitors safety regulations in installations engaged in the use of GMOs and hazardous substances at District level.

Steps in GM plant commercialization process:

In India, a transgenic variety is developed under the close supervision of different regulatory bodies’ right from lab and greenhouse experiments to its approval for commercial production (Table 4). This elaborated exercise helps to assess their possible impact on environment. In case of any adverse impact that particular line will be withdrawn before release. Only lines that don’t have any impact will be considered for release based on their agricultural advantage.

Table 4. GM plant commercialization process

Steps in GM plant commercialization process Data generated at this step(more can be requested if needed)Who approves 1. Lab & greenhouse experiments Rationale for development of GM plant Cloning strategy Characteristics of expression vectors, inserted genes, promoters Transformation/cloning method Genetic analysis of transgene Biochemistry of expressed gene Compositional analysis Description of host plant, geographical distribution in country of origin, Back crossing duration, seed setting characteristics, germination rates, phenotypic characteristics, target gene efficacy tests Observations about implications of toxicity & allergenicityIBSC risk category I & II RCGM risk category III 2. Contained open field trials & generation of biosafety data Germination rates & phenotypic characteristics Studies of gene flow, invasiveness, weed formation Implications of out crossing Susceptibility to diseases & pests Toxicity & allergenicity of plants/fruits/seeds Food/feed safety evaluation in animalsIBSC/RCGM 3. Multi-location trials Agronomic advantageRCGM/GEAC 4. Large-scale field trials Agronomic advantageGEAC 5. Environmental, food & agronomic approval GEAC 6. Variety registration* Agronomic advantageICAR, National and State Seed Quality control agencies 7. Approval for commercial production GEAC

Biotech crops cultivated in India

On 26th March 2002, Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) for the first time approved three Bt cotton hybrids (MECH 12 Bt, MECH 162 Bt and MECH 184 Bt) of MAHYCO for commercial cultivation in India. RCH2 Bt hybrids of Rasi seeds were approved on 1st April 2004 in Central and Southern part of India.

Bt-cotton was first planted in India in 2002. Following its success, the area under this crop and the number of farmers who adopted this technology increased significantly from year to year as shown in the Table 5 below:

Table 5: Area under Bt-cotton in India (2002 to 2007) YearTotal cotton area in hectaresBt-cotton area in hectaresBt-cotton area in acres% area occupied by Bt-cottonNo. of Bt-farmers 200287,30,00029,00072,0000.320,000 200376,70,00086,0002,13,0001.175,000 200476,30,0005,53,00013,66,0007.33,50,000 200589,20,00012,67,00031,31,00014.210,00,000 200691,58,00038,00,00094,00,00041.523,00,000 200794,00,00062,00,000*153,20,00066.038,00,000 Source: Thus, in about 6 years, the area under Bt-cotton has increased by more than 210 times to record 6.2 m ha and the number of Bt-farmers by 190 times to reach 3.8 m in 2007. Further, Bt-cotton has occupied 66% of the 9.4 m ha of the total cotton area in India in 2007.

Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry India (ASSOCHAM) and IMRB International study on Bt cotton in India revealed that cotton farmers have earned an additional income of Rs 7,039 crore in 2006 after a 50 per cent increase in yield due to use of Bt cotton seed. Introduction of two stacked genes into Bollgard II Bt cotton has saved pesticide use to the tune of Rs 1,600 per acre. Bollgard II Bt cotton has the advantage of controlling both bollworms and the sucking pest, Spodoptera, while Bt cotton (with one gene) controls only bollworm. Bollgard II Bt cotton was allowed for commercial cultivation in central and western India in 2006. In view of the increased crop yields of BT cotton, India turned into a net cotton surplus country from a net importer in four years.

Number of pesticides sprays and amounts spent pesticide per acre were reduced when Bt cotton and Bollgard II Bt cotton were cultivated. Additional profit of Rs. 7,757/- and Rs. 10,352/- per acre, respectively, were realized by Bt cotton and Bollgard II Bt cotton over conventional cotton varieties (Table 6).

Table 6. Advantage of Bt cotton over conventional varieties

Cotton varietyNo.of pesticide spraysAmount spent on pesticide per acreProfit /acre* Conventional cotton -Rs. 2,900Rs. 4,784 Bt cotton (with one gene, cry 1 Ac)4.6 times less than conventionalRs. 2,000Rs. 12,541 Bollgard II Bt cotton (with Cry I Ac and Cry 2 Ab genes) 2 times less than Bt cottonRs. 1,300Rs. 15,136

* Bt seeds are 2.5 times costlier than conventional seeds

The results of other five studies conducted by public institutions and published recently are summarized in the table below to exemplify the benefits (Manjunath, 2008). Table 7 : Results of studies carried out by neutral agencies on the performance Of Bt-cotton in India

Publication / ParametersBennett et al., 2006Gandhi & Namboodiri (IIMA), 2006Qaim, 2006ICAR, 2006Ramgopal (Andhra Univ.) 2006 Period studied2002 & 200320042002-0320052005 Yield increase45 – 63%31%34%30.9%46% Reduction in chemical sprays3 to 139%6.8-4.2(50%)-55% Increased profit50%88%69%-110% Average profit / hectare-$250/ha$118/ha-$223/ha The results reveal that a) increase in cotton yield ranged from 30.9 to 63%, b) reduction in chemical sprays was from 39 to 55% and c) increase in profit to farmers ranged from 50 to 110% equivalent to about US$ 250 (Rs.10, 000) per hectare over the non-Bt cotton. It is reported that the average cotton yields in India which was 308kg/ha in 2002, prior to introduction of Bt-cotton, increased to 560kg/ha in 2007 (at least 50% of increase is attributed to Bt technology). Similarly, the national cotton production increased from mere 15.8 million bales in 2002 to 31.0 m bales in 2007. Exports of raw cotton, which was 0.9 m bales in 2005, increased to 4.7 m bales in 2006 and touched 4.8 m bales in 2007. Further, Bt-cotton contributed US$840 million or more to National farm economy. The studies carried out on Bt-cotton both before and after commercialization have clearly shown the following benefits: a) Higher cotton yield owing to effective control of bollworms, b) drastic reduction in the application of chemical insecticides for bollworm control, c) higher profit to farmers and d) conservation of biological control agents and other beneficial organisms. Thus, there have been social and economic benefits and intangible environmental benefits. The ever-increasing demand for Bt-cotton seeds is a clear reflection of farmers’ confidence in this technology and its benefits.


Use of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides and transgenic varieties in agriculture are showing increasing trend. Use of these things will reduce the utilization of chemical pesticides and pesticides; there by the harmful effects they produce will be reduced. Further increase in these eco-friendly biotech derived agri-inputs is essential to alleviate the environmental issues raised in conventional agriculture. References: Agriculture today (Jan,2005). The National Agricultural Magazine, Published by New Delhi. Alvares, C. (ed.) (1999) The organic farming source book. Published by The Other India Press/Third World Network, Goa (India). 366 p Bennett, R. et al., 2006. Farm-level economic performance of genetically modified cotton in Maharashtra, India. Review of Agricultural Economics, 28: 59-71. Gandhi, V. and Namboodiri, N.V., 2006. The adoption and economics of Bt-cotton in India: Preliminary results from a study. Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India. Working paper No. 2006-09-04, pages 1-27, Sept. 2006. Ghosh, Nilabja 2003. Promoting Bio-fertilizers in Indian Agriculture. Institute of Economic Growth Discussion Paper Series No. 69/2003. Delhi, India. GOI. 1989. Rules for the manufacture, use, import, export and storage of hazardous microorganisms/genetically engineered organisms or cells, issued by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India (Notification No. G.S.R. 1037 9E) dated 5 December 1989. GOI. 1990. Recombinant DNA safety guidelines. DBT, Union Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, p. 90. GOI. 1994. Revised guidelines for safety in biotechnology. DBT, Union Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. GOI. 1998. Revised guidelines for research in transgenic plants and guidelines for toxicity and allergenicity evaluation of transgenic seeds, plants and plant parts. DBT, Union Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, p. 92. ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), 2006. Frontline demonstrations of cotton – 2005-06. Mini Mission II, Technology Mission on cotton. ICAR, New Delhi. James, C. 2007. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2007. ISAAA Briefs No. 37, 225 pp. ISAAA: Ithaca, NY. Manjunath, T. M. (2008) Position Paper on Indian Bt cotton. Bt-Cotton in India: Remarkable Adoption and Benefits. Manjunath, T. M. 2007. Q & A on Bt-Cotton in India. Answers to More than 70 Questions on All Aspects. All India Crop Biotechnology Association, New Delhi, 78 pp. Qaim, M. 2006. Adoption of Bt cotton and impact variability: Insights from India. Review of Agricultural Economics, 28: 59-71. Ramarethinam, S (2006) Conference on Agrochemicals. January 12-13, 2006, Mumbai. Speeches and Presentations-2006: FICCI ( Ramgopal, N., 2006. Economics of Bt-cotton vis–vis traditional cotton varieties – Study in Andhra Pradesh, Agro-Economic Research Centre, Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh.

Auther: K. Sarala, Senior Scientist (Biotechnology), Central Tobacco Research Institute, Rajahmundry-533 105, A.P.

Fitness Center Layout Design And The Benefits Of More Detailed Real Life (3d) Designs

Whether youre opening a personal fitness studio or a state-of-the-art training facility, planning the layout of your health center is the key to its success. Various factors have to be considered while designing a fitness club – from architectural principles to electrical fittings, from plumbing fixtures to aesthetics, from planning the layout of equipment to incorporating safety measures.

The way you design and outfit your facility will have a huge influence on its ability to attract and retain clientele and therein lay its importance.

Designing your fitness club is a strategic exercise and can be an exhausting process vulnerable to mistakes that can cost you a fortune. But the widespread use of real time or 3D (three dimensional) computer-aided design software has made the process a lot more efficient.

Three dimensional or 3D in simple terms means images that provide a perception of depth. In designing, 3D models refer to the mathematical and geometrical representation of three-dimensional objects using specialized software. When these objects or images are made interactive, it provides a real time experience to the viewer often termed as virtual reality.

But how does implementing 3D design system help you, the owner of a fitness center? Well, there are several benefits of using 3D designs if you are starting a new fitness solutions facility or renovating an existing one.

Reduced Timelines: Computer aided 3D designing is a much faster process than the traditional paper-based design system. It leads to faster completion of a design cycle and youll have your end product ready in a much shorter timeframe. The sooner your design is ready, the quicker youll be able to start the implementation.

Cost Savings: No entrepreneur can deny the importance of cost savings to his business and using real time 3D design software can do that for you in ways more than one. First, it will eliminate the need for using costly physical prototypes. Second, it will reduce the cost of design development. Third, you can get more work done without the addition of extra resources. Finally, it will reduce costs associated with errors in project design.

Quality Control: Being more comprehensive than 2D designs, 3D modeling greatly improves the quality of the output. This method allows designers to create a lot more iterations of your facilitys design without too much of a time lag, leading to a quality end product while not compromising on efficiency.

Accuracy in Planning: This is an absolute no-brainer and one of the key benefits of using 3D modeling todesign your fitness facility. If done correctly, 3D computer-aided designing can represent outputs with exact accuracy. Also, since errors can be fixed and client demands included at the planning stage itself, the finished product is as close to perfect as it can get.

Real Time Visualization: This is another important advantage of 3D modeling. By making use of 3D modeling software, designers are able to create real time, life-sized representation of your property. This makes it easier for you to visualize the final outcome and recommend desired changes in the output.

Virtual Walkthroughs: Imagine taking a walk through your fitness facility thats not even been constructed yet! Yes, thats the magic of 3D modeling. It allows virtual walkthroughs using advanced video technology. You can take a room by room tour of your property, view it from every possible angle, and even simulate different decorating styles to see how the finished product would look. The only thing more real than that would be to walk through the actual property once its ready.

Minimal Human Errors: Unlike 2D design methods, there is minimal or no dependence on mental visualization and human interpretation when it comes to 3D modeling. This drastically reduces the risks of human errors creeping into project designs.

Involvement of Non-Design Personnel: Since 3D designs are realistic simulations of what the actual finished product will look like, they allow even non-technical staff to get involved in the planning stage. Even your construction contractors find it easier to understand and work with 3D designs.

Where To Find A Fitness Machine – Some Considerations

The machine is probably the fitness club’s best machines nevertheless nobody make use of it they do not understand what precisely a good quality workout rowing is. Learning to utilize a machine, very much like swimming, delivers a workout into your detox! It’s really a easy way to work your physique, buy your cardio done and burn a small number of hundred calories. Knowing this, shouldn’t you be more inclined to try that elusive machine that you have been eying on the health club? Chance to teach yourself understanding a machine!

With regards to the particular resistance mechanism your rowing machine uses your instructions will show you what adjustments you may need on your capabilities. Most likely would like to start taking rock bottom resistance settings before are confident you may comfortably do more.Understand this prior to you will any serious rowing. Every machine has some adjustments that ought to be created your physique type. In the event you start rowing without configuring your machine for your own personal body, you’ll find that the first, (and maybe your last) rowing experience is miserable.

Laptop computer monitor lets you preset just how long you want to learn for. Any time you obtain the end for the set time, it would explain to you on the computer, as well as have a sound bleep.The opposite features on my computer monitor include, speed of workout, time period of workout, the space you will have travelled in your workout, and in what ways many calories you have got burned within your workout session.

If you are rowing machine contains an electronic workout monitor the instructions will take you step-by-step through methods to set and adjust the input and production of the display. I am certain you need to get going but none of them in the why people love the display will manage to benefit you unless you learn to really try them from the start. Contemplate this learning curve as “getting to know” your machine. Ensure have a dozen rowing sessions followed by wonder you probably have made any progress, and plan to quickly learn how to keep a record. You’ve always wondered from day 1 not?

To increase your overall variety fitness equipment, the rowing machine can be an impressive fitness product. You can get your rowing machine along the renowned fitness store, Fitness Depot that serve health products in the top quality and valuable.There was clearly the pace setter nonetheless the only retailer that serve quality big box fitness products with direct attention to big companies in health products. The home exercise equipment they retail include Northern Lights, Pacemaster, Diamondback Fitness, Nautilus, Cybex, Bowflex, Schwinn Fitness, Torque Fitness, and Precor.

Three Of The Best Reasons To Choose A Personal Fitness Trainer

Every year 70 percent of American citizens decide to embark on a personal fitness training programme. The same applies over here in the UK, but maybe the numbers are not quite as drastic. Of those 70 percent, 80 percent have dropped off after only 3 months and go back to their previous lifestyles. One statistics thats even more damning relates to gym membership. 80 percent of the people who pay for memberships never actually attend the gym or maybe only make one or two cursory visits. If ever there was a waste of money, then thats it. Perhaps the most interesting statistic is that 85 percent of people who take up a fitness regime under the guidance of a personal trainer will stick with it and reach the levels of fitness they aspire to. So why is this so? Why do personal trainers have such a good success rate?


Personal trainers have the ability to motivate. They can inspire you to do things you never imagined you could do, and even persuade you to carry on training when you feel at rock bottom. They know what to do and what to say to get the very best out of you. Perhaps the ultimate motivational power they have is that you cant escape from them. If you dont feel like training then youd make every excuse not to go to the gym. However, you cant do that with home-based personal trainers as they come to you. Personal training focuses the mind and the body and encourages you to persevere even when you arent really feeling up to it.

Organisational skills

If youve ever visited a gym more in hope than expectation, youll have noticed two things almost straight away. Firstly, youll never get the body you crave unless you put many hours training in and adopt a healthy lifestyle. The second thing youll have noticed is theres just too much equipment lying around. The chances are that you might not even have recognised some of it either. Most people dont know where to start or what to do, and theyre afraid of looking foolish so wont ask for help and advice from others. What generally happens is that people fiddle around for an hour or so on machines and free weights that are either inappropriate or unsuitable, then go home never to return. You might as well just have stayed at home and watched the TV.

These problems will never arise with a personal trainer. The equipment will be limited but comprehensive, and your trainer will come with a plan. Theyll work out with you in advance what you want from the fitness programme and will tell you what is and what isnt achievable. Theyll establish goals and milestones and congratulate you if you reach them. If you dont quite make it, theyll be there to encourage and help you along so that youll hit the mark the next time.


Personal trainers are qualified and know not just how the body functions, but how to get the best out of it. Personal exercise plans cant function on the basis of a one-size-fits-all solution: peoples needs and requirements are different and will vary with fitness levels, age and general health. Personal trainers have extensive knowledge and have trained for years to come up with exercise plans that are suitable and appropriate. Whenever you take part in a session with a personal trainer you can take comfort from the fact that youre in very good knowledgeable hands.

The Real Definition Of Physical Fitness

Many people have their own definition of fitness. The problem is that most people have subconsciously picked up their definition of physical fitness from the media. In my experience, any thought or belief brought on by the media isn’t the one you should believe. The media tends to give us the wrong perceptions about almost everything. We subconsciously pick up on the subtle innuendos on fitness and they become lodged in our thought process. Things such as if you don’t have 6 pack abs, you aren’t in shape, only those with huge muscles are physically fit, or big muscles are what make a person strong.

Every person, whether they know it or not, holds a belief system dictating what they think a physically fit person should look like. Most of the time this belief excludes people with a little more fat than would be expected from someone with amazing levels of fitness. The majority of individuals think that the only people who are really strong and in shape are those with big, bulging muscles.

Although there are still some bodybuilders with a combination of big muscles, flexibility, and great endurance it’s becoming a rare occurrence. Most people train for one specific goal, which is to get big muscles. They might be great in the gym, but what happens when they actually have to use their muscles in a real-life situation?

Physical fitness, in my mind, goes way beyond the boundaries of what happens when you’re working out. It involves how your body reacts to situations and how effectively it can work as a whole.

My Definition Of Physical Fitness

When I think of total physical fitness, looks don’t play a huge role in it. Sure, having a great body is a good sign that you’re in shape, but there are plenty of people who others would consider fat or not big enough who possess amazing abilities when it comes to fitness.

To me, the definition of physical fitness is having the total package. It’s the ability to be able to use your body in any given situation. It’s the ability to get out of a bad situation in which you need to use a combination of strength, endurance, and possibly flexibility in order to survive something. If you can run a marathon but can’t sprint 100 yards without passing out, what’s the point? I’d like to know when in your life you’re ever going to have to run a marathon for survival.

There are many different types of endurance and strength. For example, you have short and long-term endurance. You have explosive, reactive, maximal, and endurance strength. In my mind, to be physically fit means you have at least an average development in every single one of these areas.

Notice how this doesn’t require you to have your abs so defined that people’s jaws drop as you walk by? It isn’t imperative that you’re as ripped as possible that’s just something that comes naturally as a result of this type of training your body.
I know of people who were fat, yet had the agility and strength to do a 1-handed handstand. There are boxers today that have a good amount of fat on them, but can fight through an entire boxing match.

This is the same for skinny people. People might look at me and think he’s not that big; he’s probably not very strong. I don’t have huge muscles because I don’t train or eat for big muscles. I train to have fun, and in doing this type of training I have gotten a lot stronger, more flexible, and I impress people with some of the things I can do. Friends at work are bewildered by some of the exercises I perform because I don’t look that strong. I could build more muscles if I wanted to, but right now it’s not a priority of mine. I’d rather gain the strength, and then work on building muscle.

The next time you’re in the gym and feel yourself judging somebody else based on their looks, take a time to realize that you may be wrong about them. Physical fitness is something you can’t perceive at first glance. Be willing to set your beliefs aside for a moment and try incorporating some new exercises into your current workout routine. Your body works as a whole, and you should train it as such. Try doing this and watch your current physical fitness levels soar.

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In the market these days, you can find innumerable numbers of diet pills (here you’ll find more) ; try to inquire several salesladies in any drugstore and you will know that it is real. It is definitely real as  a lot of manufacturers manufacture these pills and declare that they can  offer individuals the reliable fat loss remedy that they need.

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Many health institutions are always vigilant about the diet pills, which can be harmful to people who take them. And sooner or later, they use the mass media to make it known  to everyone. It can be presented on TELEVISION, heard on the radio, or read in the  newspapers.  If you have found some information  that says about a damaging side of a diet pill, you need to do your best to be watchful. It may be an indication  that you have to get another.

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Stay in Shape and Stay Safe: How to Prevent Strains and Sprains For all the people who have recently made the choice to start picking up the dumbbells and hopping on the treadmill as a means to start leading a healthier more fit lifestyle, we are happy to hear that, as there are so many great gains that you can achieve from doing so! You will be guaranteed to have a much longer lifespan, as well as look and feel a lot younger, by actively making the choice to partake in a lifestyle that warrants this kind of results, and we commend you on doing so! However, we cannot stress enough, that if you ever never worked out like this before, that it is critical that you take the time to understand all the risks associate with working out at this high level, or at any level at all for that matter, that you must do so with cautious and make sure that you do so in a safe and careful manner. That is the primary reason we have designed this artcile, because we wanted to shed light on the differences between sprains and strains, and how easily they can occur during workouts, and the best ways to prevent them from occurring in the first place! We must first start off by giving you the definition of a strain and then a sprain. A strain is when you tear or you hyperextend a muscle or tendon within your body, while a sprain is when you stress or rupture anyone of the ligaments within your actual physical body. We cannot express how simple it is for you to damage these areas of your body while you are working out, and it is so important that you practice good workout ethic, so that you avoid damaging them, as you can damage them for life if you are not careful.
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When You Might Need An Extra Long Yoga Towel

Many people choose to connect their mind and body while they exercise with the common practice of yoga. Yoga has been around for thousands of years and successfully helps people deal with their stress and achieve better physical condition. These exercises usually require you to hold a pose for a short period of time, which can be very strenuous if you are new to it. You will probably sweat quite a bit and maybe even fall a time or two. There are some easy ways you can reduce the amount of falls you have, though, and they are very easy. The easiest thing you can do to avoid slipping and falling while you are exercising is use a quality yoga mat.

A quality yoga mat will be made of absorbent materials that can soak up any sweat you happen to drip off. It will also have a non slip bottom so that you don’t have to worry about the mat sliding from under your feet. You can even find yoga mats that have protective layers on the bottom that separate you further from the floor- which is great if you are going to a public gym or a yoga class. You never know what type of germs and bacteria are on the floor of a random location, so better to use a mat with a protective layer. These are also great for outside yoga; it feels great to perform yoga under the light of the sun. Consider finding yourself a mat that has a suede top if you want something extremely comfortable, or microfiber if you want something that is extra absorbent.

You can also find these yoga mats in various sizes. Consider an extra long yoga towel if you are going to be exercising with your friends or family members. You can all spread out one large mat and exercise together. Exercising together makes the experience much more enjoyable as you can encourage each other to hold poses for longer periods of time. The longer you hold a pose, the better it is for your body and mind. Keep the benefits of a quality yoga mat in mind when you are looking to connect your mind and body through exercise.