Day: May 8, 2020

How to Set Fitness Goals You’ll Actually Achieve, According to Top Trainers

Fitness goals are important on several counts. They hold us accountable, expand our definition of possible, and encourage us to push through temporary discomfort for longer-lasting change. But figuring out how to set fitness goals you’ll actually want to attain can be part art, part science.

Mark DiSalvo, NYC-based certified strength and conditioning specialist, explains it this way: A good fitness goal can be “your North Star when you have bad days,” he tells SELF. In other words, a goal, if thoughtful and well structured, can give you the extra incentive to keep going when motivation wanes, or when life otherwise gets in the way.

The problem is that during this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of New Year’s resolutions and set goals that are too lofty, unsustainable, and otherwise unrealistic. We then fail to achieve them and feel worse about ourselves than

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Governor says dentist offices can open Monday

Governor says dentist offices can open Monday

State issues guidelines for dental offices to follow


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RESPONSE. LET’S LISTEN IN. GOV. SUNUNU: LET’S START OUT WITH LAST WEEK. LAST WEEK, WE ANNOUNCED A FEW SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY THAT WE COULD DO IN A SAFE APPROACH. TODAY WE ARE HERE TO ANNOUNCE AND PULL FORWARD GUIDANCE IN ONE MORE INDUSTRY, AND WHILE THE STATE DID NOT SHUT ANY OF THEM DOWN, MANY DENTISTS OFFICES DIDN’T SHUT DOWN THE DOORS EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. TODAY, WE ARE ISSUING GUIDANCE THAT WILL ALLOW FOR A ROADMAP FOR MANY TO OPEN, SO THEY CHOOSE COME ON MONDAY, MAY 11. THAT IS THIS COMING MONDAY, GUIDANCE WILL GO INTO EFFECT ALLOWING DENTIST OFFICE ACROSS THE STATE TO OPEN. THIS WAS VETTED AND APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. IT HAS STAKEHOLDER BUY-IN FROM

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12-week fitness plan – NHS

Want to improve your health? Need to lose weight? This activity plan for beginners, combining running and strength and flexibility workouts, will get you into the habit of regular exercise in 12 weeks.

The plan is structured but flexible enough to allow you to fit the exercise sessions around your other weekly commitments.

Before starting each week, plot in your calendar what days and times you’ll be exercising. This will help you stick to the plan. Don’t forget to factor in 1 rest day per week (on a day of your choosing).

All you need to get started is any type of MP3 or digital media player, or smartphone, and a pair of running shoes.

Get ready by downloading the Couch to 5K running, 5K+ and Strength and Flex podcasts and print the 10-minute workout series.

Week 1

Day 1: Couch to 5K – run 1 (workout duration: 20

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UNICEF in action


The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative

Hospitals and maternity units set a powerful example for new mothers.
The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative ( BFHI ), launched in 1991, is
an effort by UNICEF and the World Health Organization to ensure that
all maternities,whether free standing or in a hospital, become centers
of breastfeeding support.



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A father watches as his wife breastfeeds their new baby in the
maternity ward of the Singburi Hospital, in the town of the same
name. Fathers are encouraged to learn about the benefits and become
active supporters of breastfeeding.

Thailand
is one of 12 developing countries to take the lead in instituting
the “ten steps” of baby-friendly practice in as many hospitals
as possible.

A maternity facility can be designated ‘baby-friendly’ when it does
not accept free or

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Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine

Aims and scope

The official journal of the Japanese Society for Hygiene, Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine (EHPM) brings a comprehensive approach to prevention and environmental health related to medical, biological, molecular biological, genetic, physical, psychosocial, chemical, and other environmental factors. EHPM features definitive studies on human health sciences and provides comprehensive and unique information to a worldwide readership. 

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Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine APC discount offer

If you are an author from outside of Japan or a member of the Japanese Society for Hygiene and wish to submit your article to Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, please contact the office of the Japanese Society for Hygiene (jsh@nacos.com). The office will give you the code to input during the APC Agreement stage to receive a discount.

The editors of Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal.

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Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

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The Brno University Hospital in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, has been hit by a cyberattack right in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak that is picking up steam in the small central European country.

Hospital officials have not revealed the nature of the security breach; however, the incident was deemed severe enough to postpone urgent surgical interventions, and re-route new acute patients to nearby St. Anne’s University Hospital, local media reported.

The hospital was forced to shut down its entire IT network during the incident, and two of the hospital’s other branches, the Children’s Hospital and the Maternity Hospital, were also impacted.

The infection took root at around 5 a.m. in the morning, local time, Peter Gramantik, a patient in the hospital at the time, and a security researcher with Sucuri told ZDNet via email today.

“The hospital public announcement system started to

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Physical fitness – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Physical fitness is the ability to be physically active, to move and respond to the environment. People can take various tests to measure their physical performance. Such tests are necessary for some occupations, such as soldiers and firefighters.

Physical fitness has two components: general fitness (a state of health and well-being) and specific fitness (the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations).

The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports — a study group sponsored by the United States Government — declines to offer a simple definition of physical fitness. Instead, it developed the following chart:[1]

Physiological Health related Skill related Sports
Metabolic Body composition Agility Team sport
Morphological Cardiovascular fitness Balance Individual
Bone integrity Flexibility Coordination Lifetime
Other Endurance Power Other
Muscle strength Speed
Reaction time
Other

Health related components: those factors that are related to how well the systems of your body work.

Body

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Your next trip to the dentist will be different

Your next trip to the dentist will look different. Waiting in your car until your appointment time is just one of the changes.”(Patients) are going to see a lot of changes,” said Dr. Tricia Halford, of Corinth Dental Care.It’s the first time in two months that Halford has looked at a row of pearly whites.”So we’re just making sure everything run smoothly, trying to identify any kinks in the system,” she said.Corinth Dental Care, like many other dental offices, will have their soft opening next week. Thursday was a trial run of sorts.”We have a lot of new procedures and protocols we’ve put in place,” Halford said.Employees will be wearing a lot more safety gear.”The staff will be wearing surgical caps, surgical gowns, shield respirators, anything we can do to limit their exposure and in turn limit our patients’ exposure,” Halford said.She said they have spent the eight weeks redoing … Read More

5 Simple Tips for Fitness Success

Congratulations on taking a forward step to get in shape and feel great. Many people are guilty of wishing they could get a sculpted body from eating junk food and watching TV all day. But that is just not going to happen. Even though getting in shape sounds like a long, time-wasting process, the effort put towards being in shape has many positive effects. If you want to start your journey to having a better body to feel great, here are some tips:

1. Exercise Daily

Exercise daily for at least an hour. You do not have to kill yourself from running, jogging, etc., but you should have some sort of moderate physical activity in your everyday life. If you’re looking to shed a few pounds fast, do a higher-level intensity workout. For example, go on a walk at a brisk pace for an hour. Or, you can jog and

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Postponed: Farmers Market

Out of an abundance of

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