How the Pandemic Is Changing Our Diet and Exercise Habits, According to Research


Since the start of the pandemic has your lifestyle grown more or less healthy? I don’t know about you, but I know when I try to think through this question, the answer is complicated. 

Being stuck at home more means I cook more, which is probably a health win, but then I have to confess to enjoying more wine since this whole thing began too. I don’t go to the gym but I have started running more and squeezing in the odd online exercise class. My mental health is definitely down, but I am very fortunate to be able to say not dramatically. 

So do all these changes add up to a more or less healthy lifestyle? And am I typical? Are most of us reacting to work from home by cooking healthful meals and doing yoga, or binging on junk food and Netflix? Data is just starting to come

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Sinas loses 20 kilos after strict diet, exercise



Sinas loses 20 kilos after strict diet, exercise

Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) – December 4, 2020 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — After four months of strict diet and exercise, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas said yesterday he lost 20 kilos.

Sinas said he has been following the weight loss program of his physician for the past months, which has provided positive results for his health.

“A strict diet, healthy living at bawas inom. Kung uminom man konti lang tapos sleep well,” he said during in an interview on ANC.

The PNP chief said he opted to consult a doctor rather than losing weight on his own as he was worried it could put him at risk because of his age.

Sinas is 55 and will retire from the police service in May 2021.

“Baka mamaya kung ano mangyari sa iyo, maging vulnerable ka pa sa

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Plastic Fantastic Trainer: Get Stealth Exercise at Home


We all have interests outside tech—my main one is competitive running—and every now and then I find an excuse to check out some piece of tech gear while working on my fitness. My latest effort along these lines is the Stealth Core Trainer, which promises to give me a “lean, strong core” while playing games on my iPhone.

You might ask why, if I’m a runner, I’m worried about core work. We runners have long been told that a strong core is essential for avoiding injuries and running well. I don’t disagree with this, though a decently strong core did nothing to prevent my most recent 18-month bout of plantar heel pain. I also found myself nodding when I read “Local Man Starting to Think His Core Will Never Be Strong Enough for Runner’s World” on the satire site Dumb Runner (be sure to check out the motivational posters too).

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This is how much every person should exercise


As of the time of this writing, The Biden Administration has not expressed any plans for a national lockdown.

This could certainly change in the coming months, but Moderna and Pfizer’s recent vaccine trials have blunted the utility of shelter in place mandates; saying nothing of the social backlash associated with commercial immobility.

Still, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and some experts are confident that the worst is yet to come.

In order to safely engage with the world around us, it’s important to adhere to guidance published by public health officials.

The latesta 92-page paper on physical activity was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) earlier this week.

Before quarantine inspired mass lounging, the world was already on the verge of a sedentary-pandemic.

In the new report, the authors indicated that more than 25% of adults and roughly 81% of adolescents fail to

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Lagos bye-elections: APC alleges plot to disrupt exercise


APC begins membership registration, revalidation Dec 12

As residents protest allege vote-buying plan

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to disrupt the by-elections for Lagos East Senatorial district and the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe 2 slated for this Saturday.

This happened as residents of Lagos East Senatorial District have alleged PDP of perfecting plans to buy a vote with N5, 000 in the senatorial bye-election scheduled to hold Saturday, December.

Publicity Secretary of APC, Lagos, Mr. Seye Oladejo, raised the alarm in a statement released on Thursday.

Mr. Tokunbo Abiru, immediate past Executive Director, Polaris Bank, is the APC candidate for the East Senatorial District bye-election.

According to Oladejo, Our attention has been drawn to certain developments that are capable of disrupting the by-elections for Lagos East Senatorial district and the Lagos State House of Assembly for Kosofe

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Jemtec Director Exercise Options


VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 3, 2020 /CNW/ – JEMTEC Inc. (TSXV: JTC) (the “Company”) announces that a Company Director, Gordon Baker, had exercised an option to purchase 57,805 shares of JEMTEC stock.

Pursuant to the Company’s 2005 Plan (the Plan), the Board of Directors may, from time to time, grant options to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company. Each option entitles the holder to acquire one common share of the Company at such price and on such terms as determined by the Board in accordance with the Plan. The Options exercised by the Director were granted on December 3rd 2015 under the Plan at an exercise price of $0.345 and were fully vested on June 03, 2017.

The Company also mentions for clarity these exercises are separate from the 125,000 options  granted under the 2018 Plan to certain directors of the Company at an exercise price

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Sir Elton John ‘ramping up’ exercise routine to get into shape


Sir Elton John has said he has been “ramping up” his fitness and exercise routine and will become “a new Elton to look at”.

he musician told The Chris Evans Virgin Radio Breakfast Show that by the time of the Dine and Disco event next year, he will have got himself into better shape.

The event is a fundraiser for the Elton John AIDS foundation.

There will be an audible gasp when there’s this toothpick on the stage with a pair of glovesSir Elton John

“This is a very important date in my calendar,” he said.

“So I’m ramping up my exercising and fitness so that when I appear on the stage, there will be an audible gasp when there’s this toothpick on the stage with a pair of gloves.”

He added: “I will be looking different. I’m telling you that now, it’ll be a new Elton to look

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Exercise Coastal Caribbean Warrior > United States Marine Corps Flagship > News Display


U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division recently traveled nearly 1,600 miles to conduct open-water and dive training with Netherlands Marines from the 32nd Raiding Squadron in Savaneta, Aruba, on November 7.

The training increases interoperability between the Netherlands Marine Corps and the U.S. Marines as they work side-by-side as partner nations. 2nd Recon Bn., stationed on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, don’t often have the opportunity to work in tropical waters such as those of Aruba. To further develop the relationship between the two units, the Dutch Marines, will in turn, travel to Camp Lejeune in coming months to perfect their own tactics in a foreign climate and to perform myriad other types of training in the U.S.

“This is really a unique opportunity. The Dutch Marines’ subject-matter expertise in coastal tropics is invaluable to preparing us for combat situations in foreign regions.”

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Mimicking effect of exercise with gene therapy


Mimicking effect of exercise with gene therapy
Gene therapy research can benefit people who have had accidents, who are in wheelchairs, or who have diseases that prevent the possibility of physical expression – but also people who generally respond poorly to training. Credit: Scanpix / Shutterstock

It sounds too good to be true—and it is. But Jose Bianco Moreira and the CERG research group at NTNU are convinced that some of the positive health effects of physical exercise can be achieved using gene therapy and medication.

“We’re not talking about healthy people and everyone who can exercise. They still have to train, of course,” says Moreira. He and his colleagues at NTNU’s Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging are studying the effect of exercise on our cells.

Those who can’t

“But some people can’t train, or only in a limited way. This could include individuals who’ve been in accidents, who are in wheelchairs, or who have diseases

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Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually


For most of the pandemic, I saw masks as a necessary evil when going out for my daily 5K run. I’d stick it on if someone was coming the other way down the street, of course, and cross over to the other side or run in the road where possible. That’s just good manners in the COVID era. But at all other moments my mask was a potential menace. It felt suffocating, and was forever getting sweaty and gross. I took to running with it catching the wind in one hand, almost flying it like a kite to keep it dry. 



a man walking next to a fence: Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually


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Exercise with a mask on can be really good for you, actually

But that was before I read up on the latest news from the world of breathing and exercise, spurred by James Nestor’s groundbreaking book Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.

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