TOWIE’s Fran Parman details mental and physical struggles before her 2st weight loss


She recently lost two stone in weight after being trolled when she returned to TOWIE for a cameo appearance during the show’s 10th anniversary in August.

And Fran Parman has opened up about the ‘bad’ mental and physical place she was in before embarking on her health and fitness journey earlier this year.

The reality star, 29, admitted she has to ‘remind’ herself to be healthy so that she doesn’t slip back into old habits, saying: ‘I don’t want to put my mental state through that anymore.’

Candid: Fran Parman has opened up about the ‘bad’ mental and physical place she was in before embarking on her health and fitness journey earlier this year

Explaining the struggle she faces, Fran shared a text from her gym alerting her that it was currently closed until further notice, and said:

‘So this morning I went to go to the gym and I

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WHO wants you to exercise; agency releases new physical activity guidelines


The pandemic has hampered the regular exercise routines of almost everyone. While getting back into normal physical activity may require a bit more effort, the latest guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) may encourage everyone to start incorporating exercise into the daily routine.

WHO has just released a new set of physical activity guidelines titled, “WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour” to help people stay active amid the pandemic. The health body recognised that many have been home-bound due to COVID-19 and now wants everyone to engage in some type of movement.

In WHO’s new guidelines, it recommends adults to engage in 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week. Those who are planning vigorous-intensity aerobic exercises can do it at 75 to 150 minutes per week.

The health body emphasises that physical activity is

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Navy physical fitness assessments to resume in March, CNP says


Sailors can expect physical fitness assessments to pick up again in March 2021, according to Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John Nowell Jr.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Navy initially announced in March 2020 that it was postponing its spring cycle of the Navy’s PFA. Ultimately, the pandemic prompted the Navy to eliminate all physical fitness tests for the rest of 2020.

“We’re looking at for the PFA, based upon feedback and risk-to-mission, risk-to-force, right?” Nowell said during a Facebook live “town hall” event Tuesday. “Risk-to-mission — we’ve gone a year without it, so we know that we really do need to go ahead and get that going again.”

Sailors were gearing up for PFAs to kick off again in the new year after Nowell said in September the fitness exams would resume in January 2021. But given the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Nowell said Tuesday,

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OFFFIELD Launch Combines Cannabis and Exercise for Optimal Mental and Physical Wellbeing


The new wellness company helps unlock “Runner’s High” for everyday athletes with an innovative formula and social good at its core.

OFFFIELD Enhanced Hydration 12-pack
OFFFIELD Enhanced Hydration 12-pack
OFFFIELD Enhanced Hydration 12-pack
Photo credit: Jim McHugh
Photo credit: Jim McHugh
Photo credit: Jim McHugh

Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In response to the overwhelming need for preventative mental and physical wellness, Tony Fur and Todd Hunter (previously Chief Creative Officers at Observatory, a CAA company) launch OFFFIELD (www.offfield.com), a functional cannabis company designed to make working out more enjoyable. Tony and Todd partnered with cannabis entrepreneur Bert Culha (previously of F/IELD Extracts and Olio) and a team of doctors, nutritionists, and cannabis pioneers to develop an innovative & transparently sourced formula designed to help people move happy.

 

OFFFIELD’s first product, Enhanced Hydration, combines Broad Spectrum CBD + CBG, L-Theanine, B12, Magnesium, and Electrolytes for a powder blend meant to be dissolved in water

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Winter exercise is important for maintaining physical and mental health


As winter descends on the northern hemisphere and the temperature drops and daylight hours shorten, many people may want to spend more time indoors. And those of us under lockdown for the second time may feel even less inclined to get outside and exercise. But staying indoors may have unintended health consequences, due to both a lack of physical activity and exposure to daylight.

Being physically active all year long has many benefits to both physical and mental health. Exercise may even counter some of the negative effects winter weather can have on our energy levels and mood.

Research shows people exercise for an average of eight minutes less during the cooler months. People also drop other activities they do during warmer months, such as active travelling. Light intensity activity (such as slow walking and housework) is shown to decrease during the winter, while time spent sitting and sleeping increased.

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Kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI — ScienceDaily


For adults, the goal of exercise is often to shed some pounds, but new research from the University of Georgia suggests the objective should be different for kids.

Physical education should focus on improving students’ physical skills, knowledge of the benefits of exercise and motivation to be active. The goal should be to build students’ cardiorespiratory endurance, a measure of how well the body handles long periods of exercise — not to help them lose weight, according to the study’s authors. Kids can be overweight (as measured by the Body Mass Index, or BMI) and still able to reach the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. And students who are more active during PE, despite their weight, are more likely to stay active after school as well.

“Research has shown that even in young children, people who are fitter in terms of cardiorespiratory endurance participate

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