Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Good health and good choices

first_img This is needed for cell building, blood making, and for muscle and tissue repair and restoration. Proteins cannot be stored and are mainly found in the food from animals group. Examples are meat, dairy products, poultry, eggs, seafood, and legumes (peas, nuts, beans). The body can also use protein as energy. Fats The World Health Organisation describes health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity”. Good health starts with making good choices, which leads to good health habits. Physical Health deals with maintaining the condition of your body, which requires the following: – Eating balanced meals – Engaging in physical activity – Practising good hygiene – Getting enough rest – Avoiding alcohol, drugs and smoking Mental health is the way that you cope with the demands of daily life and involves the following: – The ability to handle stress effectively and to solve problems – Openness to new ideas and new ways of doing things – The ability to adjust to change. Social health is defined by the way one interacts with people. How well an individual gets along with others is important to one’s overall sense of well-being. All parts of your health are equally important to overall wellness. Sports involvement is an excellent means of achieving overall wellness. Proteins Fats are used as energy with a mixture of glycogen as it cannot be used on its own. The mixture depends on how intense the activity is and how long it will last. Fats are supplied from the fats and oils group and also from varying food from animals. It is also found in nuts and some plants. The wrong type of fats may lead to high cholesterol. fats are broken down into fatty acids and glycerol. HEALTH AND NUTRITION This makes up 70 per cent of the body’s weight. It aids the digestive system. A lack of water could decrease the amount of food that is digested, resulting in fewer nutrients reaching the cells. Eight glasses of water must be consumed daily to replace water lost through sweating, urination, and breathing. The seven important nutrients must be part of the diet in the right proportions to make it balanced. Next Week: Foods for Health and Athletic Performance/ Eating Disorders Nutrients and Food Groups Fibrecenter_img This is a source of energy. Carbs are found in sweet and starchy foods, i.e., the staple food group. Active sports persons need 60 per cent of their diet to be from carbohydrates. Meals high in carbohydrates are known as high-energy foods, e.g., rice, pasta, yam, corn, cereals, etc. Carbohydrates are broken down by the body into glucose. Excess glucose is then stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles. Good health starts with a good diet. The body needs nutrients in order to prevent malnutrition, which is a state of unhealthy tissues and organs due to faulty or inadequate nutrition. Nutrients required by the body can be found in the six food groups. A healthy combination of foods from these six food groups will provide us with the energy we need to live, grow, and repair ourselves. The food groups are: Staples Legumes Fruits Vegetables Fats and oils Foods from animals Nutrients are the substances in foods that are absorbed into the blood and transported to cells throughout the body. These nutrients are as follows: This is a substance called cellulose, which is found in plants. Fibre is part of a healthy diet and is found in vegetables, whole grain foods, and other cereals. It cannot be digested by the body but, it prevents constipation and bowel cancer. It absorbs poisonous waste from digested foods. The body only requires a tiny amount of vitamins. Some vitamins like A and D can be stored in the liver. Some have to be consumed regularly, e.g. vitamin C. The body will excrete excess amounts. Minerals are just as important. Vitamins and minerals are found in all types of food but are particularly present in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A promotes healthy eyes and skin Vitamin C strengthens the immune system Vitamin D promotes strong bones and teeth, and essential for absorption of calcium. Calcium promotes healthy teeth and bones Iron promotes blood production, prevents tiredness. Iodine promotes production of thyroxine hormone controls metabolic rate Carbohydrates Water Vitamins and Mineralslast_img read more

LeBron James out at least 1 more week with groin injury

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ The four-time NBA MVP already has missed four games after getting hurt during the Lakers’ victory at Golden State on Christmas. His recovery schedule will keep him out of the Lakers’ upcoming two-game road trip and a home game against Detroit next week.The Lakers are 1-3 without James in their lineup. They host the New York Knicks on Friday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJames is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists during his first season with the Lakers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Shorthanded Celtics beat Mavs behind Gordon Hayward LATEST STORIES OAKLAND, CA – DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers leans over in pain after he was hurt against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of their NBA Basketball game at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018 in Oakland, California. Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — LeBron James will miss at least four more games with the Los Angeles Lakers while he recovers from a left groin strain.The Lakers on Friday said James’ injury will be re-evaluated in one week.ADVERTISEMENT View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Woman severely beaten by husband refuses to press charges

first_img…tells Police injuries were from a fallThe 33-year-old woman who was severely beaten by her 24-year-old husband last week, resulting in her being hospitalised, has refused to press charges for the life-threatening beating she received.Swaswattie EtwaruThe Corentyne woman is seeking to get back with a man who almost killed her last week. The flogging was the latest in a series of beatings which resulted in the mother of three having to seek medical attention.On Friday evening the woman ran out of the hospital after she was taken to the medical institution by relatives. A relative told this publication that Swaswattie Etwaru took her own discharge despite advice by medical personnel.Etwaru, also called “Ramona”, of Lot 33 Hampshire, Corentyne, on Saturday said she was beaten by her husband.According to her, the 24-year-old man that she has been living with for the past three years met her on the road one week ago as she was walking home from church and broke a branch and started beating her.At home, she said, she was lashed in the head with a piece of wood.However, according to Etwaru, that three-hour beating was not her first. In fact, it has been a constant feature in their three-year relationship.Just over a week ago she suffered a fractured rib during one of her weekly physical encounters with the father of her one-year-old child, for whom she sometimes has to seek assistance from neighbours to provide food for.According to Etwaru, she only reported the physical abuse once to the police and then begged the Magistrate not to penalise him and refused to give any evidence.“Steady he beating me. He went to jail and come out back… he tie me up and do me all sort of things, still living with he,” she revealed.Asked about the rationale behind the decision, Etwaru told Guyana Times that she wanted to make a life with the father of her child for whom she is also five months pregnant.“I don’t do wrong things. I go to church and try to live a good life with him and he still does beat me.”She detailed that when he is working, he would give her money and then beat her a few days later for money to purchase cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.When he is not working, Etwaru revealed that she would beg for money so that she might not be brutalised.On Monday Police investigators went to the home of the beaten woman to get a statement but to their surprise she informed the officers that her injuries were as a result of a fall.However, the woman’s 15-year-old son said that he witnessed Tuesday’s beating while his 19-year-old sister said she was forced to remove from the house because of the physical and verbal abuse meted out to her mother.“For the past couple months they living together and she keep getting licks. I keep telling her to leave him but she don’t want to.”Frustrated with the situation, the woman’s teen daughter said that this is the last time she will be supporting her mother through the abuse.“I am not able with this anymore. I weary and fed up talking. Fuh the month is like six times he beating she. If he go and play (gamble) and he lose, he beat she. I can’t take this anymore,” the 19-year-old related.The teenager said when she inquired why her mother was putting up with the abuse, she was told it was because of her love for him.“I say mummy you have to put away love. It don’t make sense that you living with a man that you love so much and he beating you; that is dog love,” the teen related. She said that her stepfather has threatened to kill her mother in the past.Members of the community told this publication that they are afraid of the 24-year-old man, who Police arrested on Saturday evening. One neighbour said that her family has had to rescue Etwaru on a number of occasions.“They don’t have a day or a week that passes without him beating her. From day to day she comes asking for $100, milk, pampers, some rice or some oil or something from the people living here right through to the next street. Everybody knows of the screaming, the yelling, the insults, the cursing…” the neighbour related.According to the neighbour, a few weeks ago she was out of the country and upon her return, she heard that Etwaru’s ribs were fractured.“I went there to see her and she can hardly walk. The week before they were marks all over her body and the face was swollen. Prior to that she was also badly injured. It is so much that it is difficult to keep an update on the beatings she receives weekly or every other day,” the woman told this publication.Despite the injuries, Etwaru said that she is willing to stay with her partner.First Lady Sandra Granger, encouraged persons to speak out against all forms of violence, specifically domestic violence.According to her, reported incidents of domestic violence by an intimate or previous intimate partner rose from 74.8 per cent in 2011 to 89 per cent in 2017, with females accounting for an upward 80 per cent of the victims. It was noted that three-quarter of these gender-based violence cases stem mostly from Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Meanwhile, Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus during a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) media sensitisation forum on the coverage of domestic abuse and sexual offences recently explained that persons affected by domestic violence or abuse who are not receiving professional services from members of the Guyana Police Force can approach the Magistrate’s Court directly, and a charge can be filed there against the perpetrator.Speaking of Etwaru’s case, Managing Director of The Caribbean Voice, Bibi Ahamad in an invited comment said that Etwaru is a typical domestic abuse victim, who is living in fear, with false hope and lack the necessary coping skills. She advised that Etwaru should receive professional help.last_img read more

Swanson gets 19th first place finish as Emperor’s Challenge celebrates twenty years

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Victoria resident and mountain runner Kris Swanson was once again the first to cross the finish line at the 20th Annual Emperor’s Challenge in Tumbler Ridge last Saturday.Swanson, who has competed in the 20-kilometre foot race over the summit of Mt. Babcock every year since its inception, racked up his 19th first place finish with a time of 1:25:01.The top finisher from the Peace Region was Grande Prairie resident Brandon Wladyko, who finished third overall with a time of 1:36:18, while Tumbler Ridge resident Daniel Helm finished fourth in the men’s 20-kilometre race, in 1:41:47.- Advertisement -In a star-studded field in the Women’s event, Canadian cross-country running team member Lindsay Carson became the first to break the 1:40 barrier, finishing with a time of 1:39:42, followed by Jocelyn Poirier-Hardy.Fort St. John resident Julianne Kucheran, who was the top female contestant last year, finished 6th among ladies with a time of 2:01:49.Cecil Lake resident Wendy Giesbrecht, who finished 30 seconds behind Kucheran in 2017, managed to finish 4th among women with a time of 1:58:00.Advertisement Though the Emperor’s Challenge organizers increased the number of spots in this year’s race to 1100, those spots filled up in less than ten hours when registration opened in April. “My admiration for the race organizers to so consistently run this event with such preparation and competence runs deep,” said Swanson after his win. “The positive energy that radiates in the Tumbler Ridge community during the time of the Emperor’s Challenge is infectious. Every year my experience here leaves me with a refreshed spirit.”The 2018 event was held in ideal sunny conditions, preceded by three days of thick smoke and followed by a day of drizzle.This year featured 857 finishers, the most ever in the history of the event. Over 60 percent of the participants were female.Fifty-four athletes received their in-perpetuity bibs for having completed five Challenges, nine received framed prints for having completed ten Challenges, and four (Swanson, Birgit Sharman, Charles Helm and Carina Helm) received special awards for having completed all twenty events.Advertisementlast_img read more

Incumbent Mayor Jim Eglinski calls for tax assessment review

first_imgIncumbent mayor Jim Eglinski is promising to work with Fort St. John residents to address the needs and the budget of the community if he’s re-elected as mayor. Eglinski says if re-elected, he wants to look at the way tax assessments are calculated. [asset|aid=464|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e9478078b36a8849f8ea2066cf17d2e9-Eglinski – re election_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – Eglinski says since his election to the seat of mayor, the city has been moving in a new direction under new leadership, including the appointment of new city manager Dianne Hunter. He also says city hall is now much more open and enjoys improved relationships with its rural neighbours.last_img

Rudiger demands quick response from troubled Chelsea

first_imgChelsea never recovered from the 14th-minute dismissal of captain Gary Cahill, while Cesc Fabregas was sent off later for a second bookable offence as the champions finished with nine men.After trailing 3-0 at half-time, goals from Alvaro Morata and David Luiz gave the scoreline a flattering look for lacklustre Chelsea.And Germany defender Rudiger, who was making his Premier League debut following his close-season move from Roma, conceded his team’s response to Cahill’s sending off was not good enough.“If you have a red card early in the game it’s a shock moment for everyone but we are all professionals and we need to do better in those kind of situations,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website.“We conceded three goals too easily. We tried our best but at the end of the day football is about results and we lost.”Despite his criticism, Rudiger believes Chelsea’s attempt to salvage a point against the odds should give them encouragement that the defeat is only a temporary blip.After beating Tottenham to the Premier League title last season, the Blues can expect a fired up performance from their London rivals in their temporary Wembley home next Sunday.But Rudiger say the derby provides Chelsea will an ideal opportunity to erase the bitter taste of the Burnley loss.“In the second half we deserve compliments because you saw a team who tried when it wasn’t easy and at the end of the match we had two men less,” he said.“We have to take the positives from the game, like the second half, work hard during the week and play a good match against Tottenham.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany defender Antonio Rudiger controls the ball during the 2017 Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 2, 2017 © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 13 – Antonio Rudiger has called on his Chelsea team-mates to make amends for their shock loss against Burnley by bouncing back against title rivals Tottenham next weekend.Antonio Conte’s side began the defence of their Premier League crown with an embarrassing 3-2 defeat against Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.last_img read more

Ruling halts Playa Vista work

first_imgDEVELOPMENT: Judges stop second phase until three land-use issues are reviewed. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER A trio of appellate court judges on Thursday delivered a blow to Playa Vista, ordering developers to halt work on the community’s second phase until three disputed land-use issues are reviewed. The 114-page decision from the Second District Court of Appeal sends the case back to a lower court for further direction. The judges ruled that the project’s environmental impact report was deficient in its analysis of the land’s development potential, the project’s wastewater effects and the disturbance of American Indian artifacts. In the meantime, construction of The Village – a mixed-use plan that would bring more homes, retailers, parks and offices – will be on hold as another legal battle plays out. “This is a huge victory that Playa Vista is going to have an enormous problem trying to get around,” said Rex Frankel, president of the Ballona Ecosystem Education Project, one of the groups involved in the lawsuit. “To rework an EIR with major problems like this is going to take awhile.” But Playa Vista spokesman Steve Sugerman said no one can say what the lower court will direct the city and Playa Vista to do. “We’re going to have to seek the guidance of the Superior Court,” he said. “The bottom line is, The Village will get built,” he said, adding: “The decision has no impact on the Phase I residential and Phase I commercial plan.” Today, the first phase of the long-litigated project between Westchester and Marina del Rey includes roughly 2,700 homes, neighborhood-serving retailers, a library and senior housing complex, among other amenities. A commercial campus and the Los Angeles Clippers’ new training facility are rising at Playa Vista’s eastern edge. The legal battle over The Village started shortly after the Los Angeles City Council approved the project in 2004. Opponents including the city of Santa Monica, the Surfrider Foundation, representatives of the Tongva/Gabrieleno Indians and groups dedicated to preserving the nearby Ballona Wetlands said in two separate lawsuits that the project’s environmental impact report was flawed. Specifically, they argued the city didn’t properly address an increase in traffic, high methane gas concentrations, the disturbance of Indian burial grounds and wastewater treatment issues. In January 2006, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger ruled that the city and Playa Vista provided the public and decision-makers with adequate information in the EIR. But the appellate court, which consolidated the cases and reviewed more than two dozen issues raised by opponents, singled out three “deficiencies” with the document. The judges questioned the city’s analysis of the project’s effects on Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant, the land-use documents used to approve the density of commercial and residential development for The Village, as well as the treatment of human remains and artifacts dating back 3,500 years. The judges agreed with opponents’ contentions that the EIR failed to discuss whether more resources could have been preserved on site by moving the path of a drainage channel called the Riparian Corridor. “The EIR alluded to the consideration of impacts on archaeological resources that had taken place previously behind the scenes,” the judges wrote, “but did not describe the ? measures considered and rejected or the reasons for rejecting those measures.” The decision went on to state that the city can achieve full compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act “only by vacating the project approvals and revising the EIR to remedy these deficiencies.” The ruling Thursday drew cheers from environmental groups fighting the plan. “The court has given the City Council another chance to get it right,” Tom Francis of the Ballona Wetlands Land Trust said in a statement. He urged the city to use the land slated for development to build a natural treatment wetland and park. Joe Geever, Surfrider Foundation’s California policy coordinator, said: “Our major concern was that the city was approving more pressure on outdated sewage treatment capacity and unabated urban runoff without fully understanding the additional adverse impacts on coastal ocean water quality and human health risks.” But Playa Vista’s Sugerman pointed out that two main arguments opponents have used to oppose Playa Vista – clogged roads and concerns about underground concentrations of methane – weren’t supported by the appellate court judges. “Contentions over the years on traffic and methane were struck down by this ruling,” he said. Developer Playa Capital is considering whether to request a rehearing before the appellate court or petition the state Supreme Court to take up the case. In a statement, Playa Vista President Steve Soboroff said the community “? continues to thrive, and this ruling will not in any way alter our plans. ? Despite the professional project opponents, we remain confident that the Playa Vista vision will ultimately be realized.” It’s unknown how long the decision could hold up construction of The Village, which is planned along a strip of Jefferson Boulevard that has already been graded by bulldozers. Resident Steve Donell, who serves as chairman of the neighborhood group Friends of Playa Vista, said he was relieved the decision didn’t question methane and traffic issues. But he also said he had a “level of disappointment” that the ruling could affect second-phase construction. “It’s a shame a vital retail component of our community is going to be delayed,” he said. “It keeps us on the streets when we should be in our own community riding bikes to the store.” Staff writer Andrea Woodhouse contributed to this report.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Juventus join Milan rivals in the race for Liverpool ace

first_img1 Lucas Leiva Juventus are planning to make a bid for out-of-favour Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.The Merseysiders are willing to allow the Brazilian to leave if they receive a sufficient offer before the transfer window shuts, and Italy appears to be his most likely destination with Inter and AC Milan also interested.According to Sky Italia, Juventus are on the market for a defensive midfielder and will make contact with Liverpool in the coming days about a possible deal.The 28-year-old has spent eight years at Anfield, but he faces a battle for his place in the starting line-up, with Jordan Henderson and James Milner currently occupying the central midfield roles, and may decide his future lies away from the Premier League.last_img

SCV tax procrastinators will face drive for late file

first_img“It’s getting really busy, we’ve had five or six people come in this morning,” said Pat Daney, his wife and assistant. “He takes their information and files an extension because he just can’t finish their returns in time when they wait this long.” Pat Daney said that many of their former procrastinators have turned around once e-filing became available. “They get their refunds so much faster; now they’re the ones who are in the last week in January,” she said. “Some of our older clients are less likely to use e-filing because they’re a little suspicious of the Internet. They think people can go in and get their information.” Ann Watts, a volunteer tax aide at the Santa Clarita Senior Center, said that a little reassurance – and the promise of quicker refunds – was all it took to convince clients to go with e-filing. “We tell them they don’t have to mail anything, they don’t have to get a stamp, and if they’re really resistant, we show them how to opt out, but most of the time it’s not a problem. They just want a hard copy to look at and once we give them that, they’re fine.” In 2005, the Internal Revenue Service processed 133 million returns. When electronic filing became available in 1986, 25,000 returns were filed. That number jumped to 68.5 million returns in 2005, or 52 percent of all returns filed. For those who choose to ignore e-file’s siren call, a dozen post office locations will remain open until midnight Monday, including Van Nuys, Pasadena, South Los Angeles, the LAX area, Long Beach, Industry, Goleta/Santa Barbara, Oxnard and two each in Bakersfield and Orange County. For exact locations call (800) ASK-USPS (275-8777). For tax information, visit the IRS Web site at (661)257-5252160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIn the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, those traditionalists will have to do a bit of driving to file their returns, because no post offices remain open until midnight any longer on tax day. Procrastinators will have to travel to the Van Nuys main post office at 15701 Sherman Way. According to Maher, 68 percent of 2005’s returns have already been e-filed, creating a small dip in the postal service’s business. “Mailing returns creates a lot of work and it’s not a big revenue generator. After all, it’s really only two envelopes. “I can remember about 10 years ago when we had an excess of 50 offices in the L.A. Basin open until midnight. In Orange County, we had 15 offices open until recently, now we’ve only got two.” A change to the California Revenue and Taxation Code, effective Jan. 1, 2004, requires that any tax professional who prepares 100 or more returns is required to e-file returns. Late filers are the norm for Newhall accountant Michael Daney, whose last-minute customers are getting extension forms for their procrastination. SANTA CLARITA – Some traditions are really hard to break. Turning around three times before batting. Telling someone to “break a leg” at the theater. Or filing tax returns at the very last minute. Never mind the generous two-day extension granted because April 15 falls on a Saturday this year. Returns must be filed by midnight Monday. “For some people, that’s just how they do their taxes,” said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Rich Maher. “It’s like the people who shop after work on Christmas Eve, they like filing at five minutes to midnight on the last day.” last_img read more

BUL FC entertain Mbarara City FC at Bugembe

first_imgBul FC are second on the log. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League BUL FC vs Mbarara City FC Bugembe Stadium, JinjaSaturday, 09-11-2019 @3pmTwo clubs with varying ambitions lock horns on Saturday as Bul welcome Mbarara City to their new look Bugembe Stadium.The hosts will be searching for maximum points as they look to secure their eighth win of the campaign and enhance their chances of winning the league.It is very unlikely that the Jinja side will end the campaign as champions, but that’s not going to stop them from dreaming. Peter Onen and his charges sit second in the league with 24 points, six adrift of leaders Vipers, but with victory tomorrow, that gap will decrease to just three as the Kitende boys are out of action this weekend.Their return to Bugembe Stadium could act as an extra motivation, and what way to celebrate the return than picking all the three points.Opponents Mbarara City are winless in five. The last time the Ankole Lions were on a winning side was at the start of October. Interestingly, it was against a Jinja outfit, Busoga United.It is early days, but flirting with relegation isn’t what the fans want. The side will hope to upset their hosts as they try to distance themselves from the dreaded zone.Mbarara currently occupy the 13th position in the league with 10 points.Comments Tags: Bul FCmbarara city fcUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more