first_img Recommended body composition is a primary objective in achieving overall physical fitness and enhanced quality of life. Individuals at recommended body weight are able to participate in a wide variety of moderate to vigorous activities without functional limitations. These people have the freedom to enjoy most of life’s recreational activities to their fullest potential. Excessive body weight does not afford an individual the fitness level to enjoy vigorous lifetime sport activities. Maintaining high fitness levels and recommended body weight gives a person a degree of independence throughout life that most people no longer enjoy. Many people want to lose weight so they would look better. The problem, however, is that they have a distorted image of what they would really look like if they were reduced to what they think is their ideal weight. Heredity factors play a big role and only a small fraction of the population has the genes for a ‘perfect body’. When people set their own target weight, they should be realistic. Attaining the ‘excellent’ percentage of body fat is extremely difficult for some and even more difficult to maintain unless the person makes a commitment to a lifetime exercise programme and dietary changes. Few people are willing to do that. A question you should ask yourself is: Am I happy with my weight? Part of enjoying a better quality of life is being happy with you. If you are not, you either need to do something about it or learn to live with it. If your body fat is higher than moderate, you should try to come down and stay in this moderate weight category, for health reasons. This category does not seem to be detrimental to health. If you are in a moderate category and you want to reduce further, move to implement the lifetime changes that are required. Please bear in mind that yo-yo dieting carries as great a health risk as being overweight. Epidemiological data show that frequent fluctuations in weight increase the risk of dying of cardiovascular disease. – Send queries and questions to [email protected] spending money for weight loss People spend a lot of money yearly attempting to lose weight. Some of this money goes to membership in weight-reduction centres and some on diet foods. Furthermore, there is also the cost attributed to treating obesity-related diseases. Overweight and obesity have been associated with several serious health problems and are the second leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 15-20 per cent of the annual mortality rate. Evidence indicates that health risks associated with increased body weight starts at a BMI over 25 and are greatly enhanced at a BMI over 30. Obesity is a risk factor for hypertension, congestive heart failure, high blood lipids, atherosclerosis, stroke, varicose veins, type II diabetes, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease, respiratory problems, intervertebral discs problems, etc. Furthermore, it is implicated in psychological maladjustment and a higher accident rate. Extremely obese people have the worst mental-health-related quality of life. Two terms commonly used to describe the condition of weighing more than recommended are overweight and obesity. Overweight and obesity are not the same thing. Obesity has been defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Many overweight people are not obese. A few pounds of excess weight might not be harmful to most people, but this is not always the case. People with excessive body fat who have diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors benefit from weight loss. People who have a few extra pounds of weight, but who are otherwise healthy and physically active, exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet might not be at risk. Obesity is a health hazard of epidemic proportions in most developed countries around the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 35 per cent of the adult population in industrialised nations is obese. Most of the blame for the alarming increase in obesity lies in the amount of food that we eat and our lack of physical activity. Further, as the nation continues to evolve into a more mechanised and automated society (relying on escalators, elevators, remote controls, computers, electronic mail, cell phones, automatic-sensor doors, etc), the amount of required daily physical activity continues to decrease. We are being lulled into a high-risk, sedentary lifestyle. Tolerable weightlast_img read more

first_imgP W D L GF GA GD Pts1. Leicester 24 14 8 2 44 26 18 502. Man City 24 14 5 5 46 23 23 473. Tottenham 24 12 9 3 44 19 25 454. Arsenal 24 13 6 5 37 22 15 455. Man Utd 24 11 7 6 31 21 10 406. West Ham 24 10 9 5 38 28 10 397. S’hampton 24 9 7 8 32 24 8 348. Liverpool 24 9 7 8 30 34 -4 349. Watford 24 9 6 9 27 26 1 3310. Stoke City 24 9 6 9 24 28 -4 33 P W D L GF GA GD Pts11. Everton 24 7 11 6 43 34 9 3212. Crystal P 24 9 4 11 25 29 -4 3113. Chelsea 24 7 8 9 32 34 -2 2914. W’ Brom 24 7 8 9 23 31 -8 2915. B’mouth 24 7 7 10 29 39 -10 2816. Swansea 24 6 8 10 23 32 -9 2617. Norwich 24 6 5 13 28 46 -18 2318. N’castle 24 5 6 13 25 44 -19 2119. S’land 24 5 4 15 28 47 -19 1920. Aston V 24 2 7 15 18 40 -22 13last_img read more

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC):Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed became the first bowler in history to take 100 Twenty20 International wickets as she spearheaded a brilliant West Indies Women bowling effort, to help dispose of Pakistan Women by four runs in a close Women’s Twenty20 World Cup contest here yesterday.Defending 103 for eight off 20 overs, West Indies Women stunningly restricted the Pakistanis to a paltry 99 for five off their 20 overs, to make a winning start to their Group B campaign.Mohammed picked up three for 25, a spell that hurt Pakistan Women’s momentum as she claimed the only two players to get into the 20s – Bismah Maroof with 22 and opener Sidra Ameen with 20.She was brilliantly supported by miserly spells from captain Stafanie Taylor, whose four overs cost 16 runs and fellow off-spinner Hayley Matthews, who conceded just 14 runs from her four overs.Behind their combined efforts, Pakistan Women crawled to 44 for one at the halfway stage and failed to accelerate over the last 10 overs.Earlier, Taylor top-scored with 40 to become the third woman to pass 2,000 T20I runs, but she was the only player to pass 20 in the innings, as West Indies Women also struggled after being sent in at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.She put on 28 for the first wicket with Matthews, who scored 15, but once the partner-ship was broken in the sixth over, the Caribbean side plunged to 37 for three in the eighth over.Shaquana Quintyne was run out off the first ball she faced – the final one of the over – without scoring and star batsman Deandra Dottin lasted just two balls before she was bowled by left-arm spinner Sadia Yousuf (2-14).REVIVING INNINGSTaylor, who faced 48 balls and struck five fours, then joined former captain Merissa Aguilleira (15) to revive the innings with a 35-run, fourth wicket partnership.The right-handed Taylor was bowled by Player of the Match, left-arm spinner Anam Amin (4-16) in the 15th over and yet again, the end of the partnership saw a cluster of wickets with another three falling for just five runs.Shemaine Campbelle (14) and Stacy-Ann King (12) added 21 for the seventh wicket, allowing West Indies Women to eke outprecious runs at the end.In reply, Pakistan Women lost key player Javeria Khan when she retired hurt after the fourth ball of the innings but Bismah Maroof and Sidra Ameen added 40 for the firstwicket, to keep the score ticking over.With the Pakistanis fighting back, Mohammed struck for West Indies Women, claiming Sidra Ameen with the last ball of her second over.In her following over – the 11th of the innings – she made two key strikes knocking over Aliya Riaz (2) and Bismah Maroof to leave Pakistan Women in disarray at 44 for three in the 11th over.Captain Sana Mir mounted a last-ditch effort, posting 27 for the fourth wicket with Muneeba Ali (15) and 26 for the fifth wicket with Asmavia Iqbal (19 not out), but the required run rate of seven runs per over off the last five overs proved too much.last_img read more

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP):Two horses died after being pulled up in a sombre start to the Aintree Festival yesterday.Clonbanan Lad and Maras-onnien died after being pulled up by their jockeys in the Fox Hunters’ Chase, and later collapsing, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said. Professor Chris Proudman, veterinary adviser at Aintree, said “neither (of the) incidents was associated with a fall.””You can never remove all risk completely from any sport, including horse racing,” Proudman said in a statement released by the BHA, “but from 90,000 runners each year, British Racing has a fatality rate of less than 0.2 per cent, which research found is far lower than horses simply exercising in a field.”Equine safety is brought into sharp focus at Aintree because of the feared fences used in the Grand National Steeplechase, the world’s most gruelling horse race. Twenty-one horses died over those fences from 2001-14.The deaths overshadowed a strong start to the festival by Willie Mullins, who is bidding to dislodge Paul Nicholls as Britain’s champion horse trainer and had two winners.The Grand National will be run Saturday.last_img read more

first_img LOST IN NEW MEXICO Guyana’s Revlon Lake will have his hands full tonight as he tries to take out the No. 1-seeded boxer in the Wray and Nephew 2016 Welterweight Contender competition, American DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium. The bout, which will be over five rounds, is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. and will be broadcast live on TVJ. In the preliminary round of the competition Lake, who has a 9-13-2 record, eked out a majority decision over Anthony Woods, who fights out of The Bahamas. Corley, whose record is now 44 wins, 27 losses and a draw, scored a unanimous decision over Iwan Azore, who is also from Guyana. Corley is one of the most accomplished boxers in the competition and his record shows him going up against world-renown fighters such as Floyd Mayweather and Zab Judah in the past. Although he lost to those boxers, the fact that he was able to compete with them says much for his capabilities. After defeating Azore here on March 16, he engaged in a World Boxing Council (WBC) Interim Latino Lightweight title bout against Adrian Estrella in New Mexico on April 16 over 12 rounds and lost by majority decision. Two judges voted for Estrella and the other judge saw the outcome as a draw. On his return to Jamaica on Monday night, he declared himself to be “in great condition and ready to go”. If he follows the pattern of his fight against Azore, he will be making himself a difficult target. In that fight, he moved a lot and Azore was not able to build up any concerted attacks. Corley is undoubtedly a smart fighter and knowing that he will be giving away weight – since he is a natural lightweight – he is not going to engage in much action at close range. Lake will therefore have no alternative but to go after his man ,and it will be intriguing to see what could be a chess-type boxing match unfold. Corley has 26 knockout victories to his credit, but against a heavier opponent he will quite likely be aiming to build up points round after round and go for a decision. It promises to be an intriguing battle of wills. The winner tonight not only moves on to be one of the last four boxers in the competition, but will be guaranteed one of the main prizes. The winner will take home the Welterweight Contender 2016 title belt and purse money of $2 million. The other finalist will earn $500,000, while the third-place boxer gets $250,000 and fourth place, $200,000.last_img read more

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Cornwall College’s ace striker Jourdaine Fletcher said at the start of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW schoolboy football season that he would be happy scoring 30 goals for his team, but after slamming a brilliant hat-trick in their 3-0 victory over Denham Town in Friday’s FLOW Super Cup opening round, he says he feels like he could, in fact, hit the 40-goal mark instead.”I am feeling good to be in this type of form. I am hoping it carries through as, with my scoring, I can help the team win games. Really, I am looking at maybe 40 goals this year,” he said.Fletcher and Cornwall College could not be denied the win against Denham Town, as they remain undefeated now in 15 games, including Friday’s FLOW Cup bow, where he struck in the 16th, 37th and 60th minutes, respectively, to take his season tally to 23 goals in the daCosta and FLOW Cups, respectively.Fletcher and strike partner Peter-Lee Vassell have struck up an ominous partnership upfront over three seasons, and are on the boil again this year, with the two providing for each other to lead Cornwall to their impressive record so far.Against Denham Town, Vassell himself came close to scoring when his effort hit the upright in the 54th minute after he was played through by Fletcher.GOOD PARTNERSHIPThe partnership almost struck goal four minutes later when Vassell turned provider fed Fletcher but he sent it over under pressure from three defenders.The win takes Cornwall into the quarter-finals of the lucrative knockout for the $1 million first prize among other awards.As head coach Dean Weatherly puts it, his Cornwall College side is starting to believe.”It’s one step at a time for us, but you can see the team slowly starting to believe. We are looking better in each game and that is a good sign for any coach,” Weatherly said.last_img read more

first_imgUWI FC are on a roll following five consecutive wins in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). Today, the league leaders will seek a sixth consecutive win when they face lowly Harbour View FC at the UWI Bowl.Last Thursday, UWI FC whipped bottom-placed team Boys’ Town 4-0 and improved to 19 points. They are highly favoured to pull off another home win against Harbour View, who are sitting in an unfamiliar 11th position in the 12-team table.Goalkeeper Amal Knight, the team’s vice-captain, says that his team is very upbeat at this time.”We had some aims and objectives. One was to get a certain amount of points in the first round of the competition, which we have achieved. Now, we want to continue the momentum,” Knight disclosed during the RSPL weekly press conference yesterday at Red Stripe, Spanish Town Road.Knight spoke of the team’s title ambition in only their second season in top-flight competition.”Last season, we missed out by a point for a spot in the semi-finals. This season, we aim to do better. We were beaten 5-0 by Harbour View last season and that was humiliating. Harbour View are at the bottom of the ladder, but we don’t want to get complacent. We want to focus on ourselves and won’t take them lightly,” Knight added.Knight apart, the Marcel Gayle-coached UWI will rely on captain and the competition’s leading goalscorer Rochane Smith, who is on six goals, Dawyne Smith and Anthony Greenland.Meanwhile, Harbour View’s head coach Ludlow Bernard is bracing for a tough away game.”We are anticipating a very good game against UWI on Sunday. We had a very good game against Humble Lion that ended 1-1 last Thursday night, so we want to win this game as most of our points have been earned on the road,” Bernard said on Friday.Harbour View will look to players such as John-Ross Edwards, Hugh Evans, Andre Messam and Nicholas Beckett to stop UWI.Today’s matcheso 3 p.m: Jamalco vs Humble Lion at Wembley Centre of Excellenceo 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Montego Bay United at Spanish Town Prison Ovalo 3 p.m: Maverley-Hughenden vs Arnett Gardens at Constant Springo 3 p.m: Tivoli Gardens vs FC Reno at Edward Seaga Complexo 3 p.m: UWI FC vs Harbour View at UWI Bowlo 3 p.m: Waterhouse vs Boys’ Town at Drewsland Stadiumlast_img read more

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): Sir Andy Roberts said the government in his native Antigua & Barbuda should have purchased the Sticky Wicket Ground on its own. The West Indies fast bowling legend said the government made a mistake when it purchased the venue – formerly owned by convicted American fraudster Allen Stanford – jointly with the West Indies Cricket Board. Sir Andy said the government should have bought the property solely and leased it to the regional governing body, while using it as a key plank in the development of the game in the two-island state through its national academy programme. “That would have been the best place to house the Four Knights Academy,” said Sir Andy. “If the WICB wants to use the facilities, then so be it, but I do not think that the WICB should have owned that place because we need somewhere to develop our players. “We have nowhere to develop our players at the moment. You can’t overuse the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground where you have three practise pitches and you can’t use them for more than a week hence, you need other areas with practise facilities.” The Gaston Browne-led administration announced that it would underwrite 50 per cent of the estimated US$6 million purchase price for the property.last_img read more

first_imgIT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Hamilton wins British GP, cuts Vettel’s F1 lead to 1 point And it seems that Standhardinger is having a blast doing this.“I love playing with these (Gilas) guys, they play with a lot of heart and a lot of fighting spirit. Puso!” Standhandinger said. “Every time we play together it seems like we’re getting better.”READ: Gilas rebounds mightily with ripping of TaipeiStandhardinger is not eligible to play as a Filipino in Fiba events because he failed to declare eligibility – by acquiring a Philippine passport – before he turned 16 years old.“The things you don’t see in his numbers is how tough he is and how tough he works,” Reyes said. “And the good thing is that the perimeter players know Christian has their back and they can be aggressive offensively.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Standhardinger was all grit and hustle and manned the paint with unmatched intensity for the Filipinos against Chinese Taipei A, finishing with 17 points and 15 rebounds in just 25 minutes in an impressive 88-72 win.READ: Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas causeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Those were Blatche-like numbers that came, unknown to many, a night after he and coach Chot Reyes had a shouting match on the court during the fourth quarter of a losing stand against Canada 150.“He’s an option for the Fiba,” Reyes said. “Because we are not sure about Andray.” Christian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – With Andray Blatche uncertain to play for Gilas Pilipinas as its naturalized player in the Fiba Asia Championship late next month, Christian Standhandinger, though with Filipino roots, is on stand by.And on Sunday night, just after declaring that he would “do better” in just his second official game wearing the Philippine tri-colors, the 6-foot-7 banger showed why he is a worthy candidate.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Reyes dismissed the shouting incident as part of player-coach relationship, which, he feels, actually helped.“We had a nice little shouting match yesterday and today he came out and played hard,” Reyes said. “That’s the kind of culture we’re building here. The important thing is what you bring to the floor.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Nambatac backed up his words as he fired 18 points, nine rebounds, and five assists to help the Knights escape St. Benilde, 66-60 on Friday, and hike their standing at 9-9 to force a playoff for the coveted fourth spot against Arellano.The 23-year-old is hell-bent on taking Letran to the Final Four in his fifth year, even if it means going through the eye of a needle as he seeks to become a two-time NCAA champion before moving on to a new chapter of his career.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I want to make it to the Final Four and after that, the Finals and hopefully, we get the championship again,” he said.But before aiming for the stars, Nambatac knows that Letran’s journey to the next round begins on Friday when the Knights and the Chiefs clash in the knockout game. View comments Johnson looking to help Alapag succeed in his first head coach stint Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHis days in the collegiate level may be winding down, but Rey Nambatac is not ready to say goodbye to Letran just yet.“I don’t want to go on vacation yet because I feel I have an unfinished business here in Letran,” he said. “I don’t think that every game will be my last. That’s why whenever I enter the court, I really give it my best effort to help the team and for us to get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arellano is still missing lead guard Kent Salado, who is out due to a slight MCL tear on high right knee, making Letran the obvious favoriteHowever, Nambatac knows that the Chiefs are still a dangerous foe as evidenced by their conquests in the eliminations — an 82-75 squeaker in the first round and a tight 84-73 triumph in the second round.“We can’t relax. Even if Salado isn’t there, their team is still intact,” he said. “We have to do it through our teamwork, discipline, and most important of all, our defense because it’s our defense which will help us win the game.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more