Category Archives: Fitness News
I’ve been telling you the past couple months about various free classes I’ve been taking at my place of employment which I’m lucky to say has a full service gym (for a fee, but a reasonable one). It’s awesome because they not only have a nice selection of equipment and a sauna to boot, but they also offer a full suite of classes free. Anything from Zumba to step classes, the latter being the one I’m going to talk about today.
I’ve taken the basic step class a few times. The first time, I was a total mess even though the steps were fairly elementary. I’m not the most coordinated person, and there were just a few compound moves where you had to grapevine or go from one side of the step to the other in a dancey kind of way that didn’t feel natural to me at first.
But on the third class, I had all the steps totally memorized and was much smoother. I found myself enjoying it! The moves felt
Having a baby causes a lot of physical changes to your body. The infamous belly pooch has been the bane of pregnant women’s existence since the dawn of time. It is important to know what to expect before you go under the knife for a tummy tuck. While this procedure almost always improves your trouble area, the recovery period is something you need to prepare for.
There are several different ways that an abdominoplasty can be done. If any abdominal muscles tore during your pregnancy then these will be repaired, excess fat removed and the skin tightened. There is a form where liposuction is done to remove the extra fact and then the skin is tightened up. Fo Read full post…
Today’s guest posting comes from Registered Dietitian and blog reader Rebecca Davids It seems my “Parental No” files struck a cord in her – so much so that she felt compelled to write to me and at my request, agreed to allow me to post her letter to me as a guest posting [BTW - you can follow Rebecca on Twitter]
The Exhausted Dietitian Mom I am exhausted I really am I have 6 year old twins a boy and a girl No they are not identical that is a different rant I say no a lot All the time in fact More than I should have to It is really starting to annoy me Like most parents, Ive found myself entrenched in the world of extra-curricular activities Two kids, very different interests and abilities result in weekly trips to my local swimming school, recreation centre, hockey arena and dance school Again, like many parents, each week I strive to give my kids both structured and unstructured physical activity opportunities Heres the thing, each and every time my kids head off to one of their activities, they are inundated with junk food offers and unhealthy messages A few cases in point: Swimming My local swim school gets the award for worst offender possible Access to junk food and offering treats as reward is constant There is a vending machine full of candy, an eye-level glass display case at the front desk full of candy, pop and chips and treats given at the end of each session and at each holiday I cannot count the number of kids that march out of swimming lessons, presumably heading home for dinner, sucking away on a ring pop Dance studio until this year there was an actual ROOM full of chocolate bars, candy, potato chips, juice etc This year the dedicated room is gone, but you can still find a selection of junk in the studio store In their summer camp brochure, they encourage parents to pre-purchase a card so your child can buy items at the tuck shop during the day Hockey/local arena Lets start with the fact that my kid is called a TimBit Not that he isnt incredibly adorable He is, as are all the other 6 year olds with jerseys down to their knees skating and sliding all over the ice, but heres the thing – there really isnt any other hockey option in Canada All kids in his division are TimBits and based on the uniforms of the bigger kids I see in the arena, hell graduate into a McDonalds sponsored jersey next Once we get past the sponsorship we move on to the snack bar and likely, not much has to be said here Healthy options are just not on the menu The only saving grace about the arena and rec centre is that these are public spaces and I also know rec centres are on the agenda of public health for action I also know how long it takes to change things At each and every one of their activities junk food plays a part The message my kids get week after week is Exercise, play hard and be physical good job!
Working out in a gym is a very good activity, when it comes to the maintenance of the health. However, it can turn the other way, if the machines on which the workout is done, is not good enough. Working out in a safe manner is what is required to be done for ultimate results and health benefits. Prior to joining a gym, one must be aware of the tools and the machine parts equipped therein. If they are not in a good condition, one should not take a chance at all. It can be risky enough and can even cause any temporary or permanent injury. One should inquire about the safe exercise machines and the condition of the same. This will definitely help in coming up with a nice body shape for both men and women.
In the exercises of lifting heavy weights, the rope and the cables are of major importance. The strength and the solidity of the cable should be dependable. This is simply because if the cable breaks in between, a major accident can occur. The entire weight can fall down causing major injuries. So, proper precaution should be taken regarding the same and the machine parts should be updated as well. Read full post…
This new report publishes on February 21 in the Open Access journal, PLOS Pathogens.
There is an immense need for the development of vaccines targeting many emerging viral pathogens. CHIKV has been responsible for several million human cases over the last decade and represents a striking example of a re-emerging, arthropod-borne, human pathogen for which no licensed vaccine exists. Worryingly, one of the vectors of CHIKV, the mosquito Aedes albopictus, has dispersed into new regions (including temperate areas) resulting in outbreaks of this disease where they had never been previously observed, for example in Italy.
Using the large-scale codon re-encoding method, Antoine Nougairede and colleagues were able to synthetically modify the nucleic acid composition of the virus without modifying the encoded viral proteins. When this method was applied to poliovirus and Influenza A virus, it resulted in a live but attenuated virus that had significant reduction of viral fitness. In contrast with previous studies, which employed a targeted approach of codon re-encoding, this new study demonstrates that a random approach reduced the replicative fitness of CHIKV in both primate and arthropod cells.