WE all know that childhood obesity is an ever-growing concern, but how to combat it is a debate that rages. Should we force our kids to work out every day, or should we leave them alone and hope that they grow to love exercise and enjoy eating their greens? Well, scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee insist that kids aren't doing enough exercise to fight the flab. According to new research, children should be encouraged to do strength-based exercises like squats, pushups and lunges.Kids need to fight obesity with bodyweight exercises Scientists examined the findings from 18 studies from eight countries that explored the effects of resistance training on body weight for kids aged eight to 16. They found it helped to decrease body fat, but had no real effect on lean muscle mass, body mass index or waist circumference. Rather than simply running around, the research said, taking part in exercises that cause the muscles to contract and grow stronger helps to reduce … [Read more...] about Beat childhood obesity by making kids do push-ups, PTs say – so would you take your child to the gym?
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21 September 2018 War & Peace From occupied Palestine to Scottish high schools, people across the world are challenging the warmongers. Hazel Healy and Louisa Waugh profile eight extraordinary people on the peace frontline. All illustrations by Olivier Kugler. Heroes with paintbrushes Omaid Sharifi, artist, Afghanistan After 39 years of war in his home country, it perplexed artist Omaid Sharifi that all those held up as heroes in Afghanistan were men with guns. He had a different idea about who should be celebrated. Along with fellow artists, Sharifi co-founded the Artlords collective to start projecting a nonviolent, hopeful message for their battle-scarred country. The Everyday Heroes project was one of their first pieces of street art, depicting Kabul’s municipal workers ‘who get up at 5am to sweep the streets of our city’ and then the ‘good nurses, good teachers, good independent journalists – people who are peaceful, hardworking, … [Read more...] about Meet the peacemakers
On Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 p.m., Angela Merkel and Donald Trump sat down together as if nothing had happened. As if Trump hadn't started the day with a hate-filled tirade against Germany. As if he hadn't just lambasted the country as being a "captive of Russia" or said that "Germany is totally controlled by Russia." As if he hadn't spent days volleying salvoes at Germany on Twitter because the country still isn't doing what Trump, as the American president, wants it to be doing. As if he hasn't described the whole situation as being "not acceptable." There was nary a mention of these things in the meeting. It turns out that the façade can still hold even in the midst of serious conflicts. They smiled, they shook hands, they greeted each other by first name. They have a "very, very good relationship," Trump said. By the time the two had sat down in their white armchairs, it was no longer about NATO or about the 2-percent defense spending target the White House has been … [Read more...] about Friendly Fire: Trump Takes Aim at Germany and NATO
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY AIRBUS Send tips here | Subscribe for free | View in your browser Good Tuesday morning. The most Boris Johnson thing ever: Is booking a professional photographer to capture the moment you quit the Cabinet, just in time for the Telegraph splash. DRIVING THE DAY HOW IS IT ONLY TUESDAY? Theresa May’s new-look Cabinet meets in Downing Street this morning as questions swirl about her future as prime minister. No. 10 last night concluded a rapid-fire reshuffle, confirming the incendiary briefing to Playbook last week that a “full reshuffle plan” had been drawn up for the Chequers summit was no empty threat. Jeremy Hunt takes his place in one of the great offices of state (and is one step closer to No. 10); Matt Hancock and Dominic Raab have the big jobs they lusted after, and for some reason Jeremy Wright is now culture secretary. But the relative slickness of the Downing Street operation last night … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by Airbus: New-look Cabinet meets — Merkel in town — Judge dread in D.C.
9 July 2018 • 6:11pm Boris Johnson says: 'The Brexit dream is dying' as he becomes second Cabinet minister to quit in 24 hours Vote of confidence in Theresa May looks likely as MPs call for her to leave David Davis claims PM is pursuing 'dangerous' strategy 'Big beasts' leave days after Chequers summit over Brexit Runners and riders: Who could be Tory leader if May is ousted? Data: May is losing cabinet ministers at astonishing speed The five burning Brexit questions you want answered, as David Davis and Boris Johnson quit David Davis' exit shows how much we need a Brexit Cabinet - not Remainers binding our hands Asa Bennett: Boris Johnson leaves government 'up Brexit creek without a paddle' Boris Johnson has resigned, adding pressure on Theresa May over her handling of the Brexit negotiations. The Foreign Secretary became the third minister to quit in less than 24 hours. He had spent the morning holed up in his official residency. … [Read more...] about Pressure mounts on Theresa May as Boris Johnson and David Davis quit