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15 foods to avoid after a workout

Written by | March 24, 2017 | 0
Whether you’ve just finished a serious workout session at the gym, or just got back from a 5k run you will be in need of some food to replace the calories that you’ve burnt off and to help speed up muscle repair. You need to eat the right kinds of protein and carbohydrate rich foods such as grilled chicken, vegetables and whole-grain rather than foods that will wipe out all your hard work, right? So to help you make the right food choices here’s a list of 15 foods that you should avoid eating after a workout: 1. Raw vegetables Raw Or Cooked Vegetables Better? – hubpages.com We all know that vegetables are extremely good for our health so it might seem like odd that the general rule of thumb is that you should avoid eating raw vegetables after exercise. Vegetables like carrots, celery

The serious health consequences of putting your laptop on your lap

Written by | December 18, 2016 | 0
(NaturalNews) Laptops are overtaking desktops for personal use. One of the main reasons why a laptop seems to be the preferred device these days is its ability to be used virtually anywhere, including your bed, couch or a bench in the park. However, if you like to use your laptop while you’re sitting on the sofa, enjoying the outdoors or waiting for a plane, you’d be wise never to rest it directly on your lap. In spite of what its name might suggest, research has shown that your lap is, paradoxically, not the ideal place for a laptop. Toasted skin syndrome People who spend vast amounts of time reading, studying or playing games on a laptop resting on their lap could develop “toasted skin syndrome.” A medical report has found that placing devices like laptops next to the skin for extended

Make screening of Hepatitis mandatory for pregnant women – Lecturer By CitiFMonline

Written by | November 20, 2016 | 0
A Lecturer at University of Ghana, Dr Florence Naab has called on government to devise a policy that will make it mandatory for pregnant women to be screened for hepatitis. According to Dr. Naab, hepatitis B ought to be given the same attention HIV and Malaria has been receiving since it is a vaccine preventable disease. Hepatitis B infection remains one of the most important public health issues in the world. According to the World Health Organisation, about 240 million people are living as chronic carriers of the infection and 686,000  lives  are lost  every year. Ghana is equally affected with a prevalence estimate of 8 to 20%. In a recent scientific workshop organised by the Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana, She further expressed worry about mother to child transmission of the infection and

Veep inaugurates 500 bed capacity nurses hostel By GNA

Written by | November 20, 2016 | 0
Goaso (B/A), Nov.19, GNA – Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has described the Goaso Nursing and Midwifery Training College as ‘a beacon of hope for training of nurses and midwives in the country.’ He said though the College was established not long ago, it had made good impact on the training of nursing and midwifery. Vice President Amissah-Arthur was addressing a ceremony to inaugurate a ₵1.2 million 500-bed capacity hostel for the Goaso Nursing and Midwifery Training College in the Brong Ahafo Region. He also inaugurated a five-unit classroom block for the College. The Vice President’s visit to the College, coincided with the Ghana Nurses and Midwifery Trainees Association Week Celebration. Since its establishment about six years ago, the Goaso Nursing and

What is the best time of day to run?

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
Will running in the morning provide any extra benefits compared to training at any other time of day? Blackmores’ Online Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Coach Andrew Cate weighs up the pros and cons. The benefits of a morning run Have you been told it’s best to run before breakfast? While making sure you fit in a run at any time of the day is the most important factor, there are certainly some advantages to working out in the morning. These benefits include: It helps boosts your metabolic rate at the start of the day, before you’ve eaten. It may help to regulate your appetite for the day. It can increase the consistency of your exercise program, as you’ll be less likely to put off morning exercise for other interruptions. It’s a real ‘pick me up’, and makes

Why so many Australians are heading for the gym

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
WORKING up a sweat at the gym is the second most popular fitness activity for Australians – behind walking – a report suggests. The latest snapshot into the fitness industry, the Australian Fitness Industry Report 2012, also shows most people go to their gym once or twice a week. The typical client is a woman aged between 25 and 34. Women also make up more than half of Australia’s 30,000 exercise professionals, who include personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Those mostly taking up the career are in their 20s and 30s. Fitness Australia chief executive Lauretta Stace said creating stronger links with the health sector would be a key topic of discussion at today’s Health and Fitness National Industry forum in Adelaide. “If a doctor is wanting to prescribe

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a healthy mind

Written by | October 22, 2012 | 0
MENS sana in corpore sano” is a Latin phrase coined 2500 years ago by Socratic priests. But its meaning (a sound mind in a healthy body) is just as effective today, according to a leading US creativity and innovation expert. Michael Gelb is set to visit Australia next week as part of the Mind & Its Potential conference in Sydney with his mantra: “Generate positive, creative change in daily life.” And his recipe is relatively simple: eat well, exercise regularly and think positive. “Our attitude affects our immune system on a moment to moment basis,” Gelb said “And our physical posture and facial expressions dramatically influence our moods.” He recommends mindfulness and routine along with regular exercise to strengthen circulation and helps keep a flow of oxygen to the

Dance walking trend hits Toronto

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
Balancing her boom box on her shoulder, Susan Shapiro leads our dance walk group of 24 brave souls down St. Clair Ave. W. on a hot, lazy Sunday morning in June. We get a few curious stares and lots of smiles as our group bougies down the sidewalk to Abba’s Dancing Queen. Shapiro got the idea when she, along with 19 million others, saw a YouTube video of NBC reporter Ben Aaron dance walking for LXTV. Aaron was taping a segment on 5th Ave. in New York this spring when he and his camera crew captured a man walking and dancing down the sidewalk. As Aaron says in his video, he “did what anyone would do,” and joined him. The anonymous dance walker (later revealed to be a man named Joseph, from Brooklyn) inspired Aaron to exercise in a whole new way. As he says in the video, “It dawned on

Five fall superfoods

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
Fall is the perfect time to punch up your diet. The harvest season offers a bumper crop of delicious local produce, much of which is nutritionally dense, high in fibre and inexpensive, too. Embrace autumn’s bounty and kick-start your family menus with these dietitian-recommended superfoods. Squash Superpowers: “Squash is high in fibre, contains vitamin A, C, potassium, magnesium, and is tasty,” says Katie Antonutti, registered holistic nutritionist, of Toronto’s Nude Food Nutrition and Shape Health and Wellness Centres. And yellow and orange squash contain beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that may help protect the body against certain cancers. How to enjoy them: Swap higher-calorie starchy food such as rice, potatoes and pasta for a serving of this high-nutrient, low-cal starch.

Syria Envoy Brahimi Warns Conflict Could Spread

Written by | October 17, 2012 | 0
CAIRO — The U.N.-Arab League special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that Syria’s civil war could spread across Middle Eastern borders into an “all-consuming conflict” unless the violence is eventually contained. The veteran Algerian diplomat, who played a major role in negotiating an end to Lebanon’s civil war in 1989, said at a Beirut news conference that it is imperative a cease-fire be worked out in Syria. Brahimi said it will be impossible to contain the crisis within Syria’s borders forever. Either the crisis will be stopped, he said, or it will get bigger and spread to other parts of the region. Brahimi said Syrian opposition leaders had told him that they would “respond positively to any cease-fire announcement by the government,” and that