Should Air Rifles Be Banned In Church?

Not only law enforcers have the right to carry a gun, but civilians too, but arming whenever going to worship house is quite controversial and delicate matter. Why you should carry a weapon of any kind in God’s house in the first place where He is there to protect you? Your faith in God is surely unquestionable, but faith in mankind is a different thing. Churches are for believers and it is also a place where evil doers exist.

Due to several incidences of shooting that rocks the nation, rifle ban became a debatable issue and garnered several political views.

Look into small details, that churches are a confined place with undefended people around and no security on site. These are some of the common denominators of active shooting incidents. Thus, rifle in churches serve as the first responder when such crisis arises. The gun ban will not put an end to any of these gun-related crimes; rather it will just promote illegal ownership or even widespread non-compliance that will add up to the problem.

In some countries, use of air gun accounts a large percentage of gun violence. Air gun law differs in each jurisdiction. In most countries, any form of ammunition is illegal to sell to a person below 18 years old and with several other restrictions. Possession of an air rifle should not shoulder all the blame because in a deeper sense, it’s not the gun that kills people but the human act.

The best air rifles have taken its spot in this present generation as survival weapons. Anytime and no one can tell a crisis might arise. It is also widely used for pest control, gaming and hunting purposes. Basically, it is not classified as firearms, a heavy type of ammo, as it only uses compressed air to fire out a pellet.

Acquisition of a conventional firearm is quite complicated compared to having an air rifle, and in both   comes with great responsibilities. However, some of these weapons are lethal and can certainly kill someone as a result of unauthorized access by innocent children and from the carelessness of the owner.

Some of the air rifles have high-performing power. Choosing a type of pellet rifle depends on the type of shooting you usually do either for hunting or gaming. Sort out your choices according to your preferences and narrow it down. Don’t get confused and befuddled.

There are varieties and huge selections of pellet rifle with dozens of models and features of different mechanisms of power and caliber. Go over reviews available to come up with your ultimate decision. And make sure not use it to harm God’s people.

Small Businesses and the Community

Small Businesses

 

This may be a little bit of a switch from talking about exercise, stress reduction, and health & wellness, but we promise these are all related to the local economy as well.

As mentioned previously on this site, financial burdens are top factors contributing to stress, especially in the modern age. We are now seeing a push towards businesses that “run themselves”, decreasing the human interaction. Moreover, large businesses push for efficiency. This makes sense from a profitable perspective, but unfortunately, it is detrimental to health and wellness more often than not.

One of the main reason a highly efficient and automated business model that maximizes profit margins can be detrimental to an individuals health is simply because of a lack of product quality. We recognize this isn’t always the case, but often times a cheaper product is also a worse product.

One great example of this are pre-packaged meals. Although the food items found in these meals can often be considered healthy, particularly if there is a high proportion of vegetables, the products aren’t always fresh. More importantly, often times preservatives, chemicals, and other synthetic or unhealthy ingredients are added into the product for enhanced taste and shelf life. The good thing is there are a lot of companies out there trying to address this issue by making healthy meals easier.

So why do consumers buy into this model?

The answer is simple: affordability. Consumers, myself included, often look for cheap products that offer good bang for your buck. If you can get the same amount of food for half the price at Store A compared to Store B, chances are you are going to buy from Store A, even if it’s apparent that the quality of Store A’s product isn’t at the same level as Store B. I’ve been guilty of this multiple time.

Even further, larger companies tend to have more funds for marketing and advertising than small businesses. If you are constantly exposed to the same product, or a product is so standardized that you know exactly what you’re getting every time, you may be more likely to choose that item, simply because you know more about it.

Community Involvement

This is where all other members of the community become key. Small local businesses that don’t operate on a large scale may not have the expendable funds to market or advertise their products. When this is the case, word of mouth becomes extremely important. The more consumers that have heard good things about a small business’s product, the more likely it is that business will be successful.

On the flip side, you have the perspective of the small business. It can be difficult for a business to know what the consumers want if there is a disconnect. Given the business is the one selling the product, it would be unrealistic to expect customers to actively walk in the door and provide feedback, especially if they don’t know the business exists.

Therefore, it is extremely important for a small business to be involved in the local community. Whether it’s supporting local events, providing free samples at local venues, or even the classic door-to-door advertising, having everyone in the community on the same page can help everyone be successful.

Summary – Where does health and wellness come in?

If health and wellness is important to a particular community, small businesses can cater to this preference by being involved and close with the residents. Similarly, if residents recognize this as being important, they can call for action from local businesses to maintain products that promote living well. With a strong community, it is more likely there will be a strong local economy. This benefits everyone, and if financial burden is reduced, so is stress.

Exercise for Relaxation

Exercise for Relaxation

Feeling Stressed?

In our fast-paced world of today, it is extremely common to feel physically and mentally stressed. Whether you are a student battling through exams, a young professional trying to work your way up the ladder, or a parent trying to support your family, stress is a constant.

One of the most underrated remedies for stress is exercise. A lot of people think this is a myth, but in fact, it has been quantitatively proven with hard science. For example, it has been shown that aerobic exercise actually reduces circulating levels of stress hormones (e.g. adrenalin and cortisol).

Simultaneously, aerobic exercise can also increase some stress-relieving hormones, such as endorphins. You may have heard of endorphins before. These are neurochemicals that are naturally released when you are happy and relaxed, and exercise promotes the release of these hormones, ultimately increasing happiness and reducing stress.

How is Exercise Relaxing?

Well, it’s not really. Especially if you are just starting out or have taken a lot of time off any sort of workouts recently. Even when you are in a routine, the fact that it can be physically demanding is not everyone’s idea of relaxing. However, please keep in mind it’s not just the exercise itself that may be relaxing, it is the after-effects of the exercise that are beneficial.

Indirect Stress Reduction by Exercise

In addition to the biochemical effects that are a direct result of exercise, there are also many indirect benefits that some people actually find the most important. For example, people often report that a greater sense of relaxation can often lead to clear mind. I personally agree with this, and I actually find it helps me be more productive (and happy) at work.

Similarly, it is well known that exercise can improve your physical appearance. Although we definitely prioritize health outcomes, a better appearance can help boost your confidence. Many people don’t realize they have all the existing tools to succeed at their life goals until they develop the confidence to “go for it”. Whether it’s the confidence to make another positive lifestyle change, request a raise in salary, attempt a new technique at work, or become more socially active, confidence can really facilitate health and wellness.

What About Resistance Training?

We have talked a lot about how aerobic exercise promotes stress reduction, but what about lifting weights? Resistance training is definitely good for you and can for sure help reduce levels of stress, just not always to the same extent as aerobic training (e.g. running or cycling).

That being said, you can structure your resistance training in a manner that naturally combines aerobic training. Usually this is accomplished with multi-joint exercises, circuit training, incorporating some sort of aerobic activity, or simply performing more repetitions at a lower weight.

Summary

Simply put, exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress. This has been proven scientifically, but is often overlooked. If you find yourself feeling stressed, want to make a lifestyle change that benefits your health, and perhaps even trim down a little bit, then we strongly encourage you to consider adding exercise to your daily or weekly routine. Even a little bit can go a long way!

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