CSEC PE Lecture | Physical activity versus exercise and wellness

first_imgThere has been an abundance of scientific research on physical activity, and exercise, and a clear distinction has been established between the two. Physical activity is bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles. It requires energy expenditure and produces progressive health benefits. Typical examples of physical activity include walking to and from work, taking the stairs instead of elevators, gardening, doing household chores, dancing and washing the car by hand. Physical inactivity, on the other hand, implies a level of inactivity that is lower than that required to maintain good health. Exercise is a type of activity that requires planned, structured, and repetitive bodily movement to improve or maintain one or more components of physical fitness. Examples of exercise are walking, running, cycling, aerobics, swimming and strength training. Poor health because of the lack of physical activity is a serious public-health problem that must be taken seriously. A number of individuals do not achieve the recommended amount of physical activity, and some of us are not physically active at all. Furthermore, the number of people who are not physically active is at risk of suffering from health and lifestyle related issues. Regular moderate physical activity can prevent premature death, unnecessary illnesses and disability. It can provide substantial benefits in health and well-being to the vast majority of people who are not physically active. Individuals who are already moderately active can increase their amount of physical activity to achieve greater health benefit. Among the benefits that can be achieved are significantly reduced risk for developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure. Regular physical activity is also good for the bones, muscles and joints. It also reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, improves mood, and enhances one’s ability to perform daily tasks throughout life. It also can help to control health care costs and help to maintain a high quality of life in old age. Moderate exercise is defined as using 150 calories of energy per day or 1,000 calories per week. It is recommended that persons must strive to achieve at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day for most days of the week. A moderate physical activity is a little more strenuous than the examples previously given for physical activity and includes playing court games such as volleyball, basketball, netball, as well as swimming, dancing fast and water aerobics. Wellness People must recognise that participating in fitness programs improve their quality of life. However, improving physical fitness alone is not always sufficient to lower the risk for disease and ensure better health. Even though most people are aware of their unhealthy behaviour, they seem satisfied with life as long as they are free from symptoms of disease or illness. They do not contemplate change until they suffer a major health problem. Present lifestyle habits, however, dictate the health and well-being of tomorrow. The notion of good health has evolved notably and continues to change as persons learn about lifestyle factors that bring on illness and affect wellness. Furthermore, once the idea took hold that fitness by itself will not always decrease the risk for disease and ensure better health, the wellness concept developed. For a wellness way of life, not only must individuals be physically fit and manifest no sign of disease, but they must also be free of risk factors for disease (such as cigarette smoking, negative stress, faulty nutrition, careless sex). Even though an individual may demonstrate adequate or even excellent fitness, indulgence in unhealthy lifestyle behaviour will still increase the risk for chronic diseases and diminish the person’s well-being. Wellness has seven dimensions: physical, emotional, mental, social, environmental, occupational and spiritual. These dimensions are interrelated, one frequently affects the other. The seven dimensions of wellness shows how the |concept clearly goes beyond the absence of disease and incorporates factors such as adequate fitness, proper nutrition, stress management, disease prevention, spirituality, not smoking or abusing drugs, personal safety, regular physical examinations, health education and environmental support. Wellness living requires implementing positive programs to change behaviour to improve health and quality of life, prolong life and achieve total wellbeing.last_img read more

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RK Ilagan struggles in return from ban as Stags’ woes continue

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Chinese football club sorry for foul-mouthed jibe at rival on Weibo Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img RK Ilagan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian guard RK Ilagan returned from suspension on Tuesday, but his first game back didn’t turn out the way he wanted it to be.Ilagan, who was suspended by the Stags after he was found playing in other leagues which is a violation of NCAA rules, struggled mightily in his return.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum He finished with 13 points but went just 3-of-11 from the field and was a game-worst minus-33 as the Stags’ woes continued at the start of the second round.“Nung pagpasok ko medyo naninibago pa ako. Masaya naman ako na nakabalik na ako pero kaya lang kinulang kami,” Ilagan said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’(When I entered the game I was still trying to get my rhythm back. I’m happy to be back but we fell short.)Ilagan was suspended for the remainder of the first round, missing two games for San Sebastian while two of the Stags’ three wins where he appeared in were forfeited due to the incident. 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 The 21-year-old Ilagan said he immediately apologized to his coaches and teammates. He also used his suspension to be with his family before joining San Sebastian’s B-team to keep himself in shape.“Kinausap ko sila at humingi ako ng pasensya. Sinabi ko rin na magtulungan na lang kami every game,” he said.(I spoke to them and asked for their forgiveness. I also told them that we just need to help each other every game.) ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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True Confession: ‘What If I told Him I Loved Him?’

first_imgIt was one of those days, the sun had just begun to set as I made my way home from my office feeling very exhausted and wondering how I was going to make it home on time to release Alice; my son Abraham’s nanny off her duty. While standing at the intersection of Carey and Lynch Street not knowing which way would be best to stand in order to quickly catch a cab, there to my surprise a green Range Rover pulled over right in front of me.At first, I hesitated because the vehicle had tinted windows and I was afraid of entering in an unknown car not knowing what might happen to me. But taking into consideration how difficult it was trying to catch a taxi at that particular hour, nearing dusk, I walked to the vehicle. To my surprise there sat in the driver’s seat my long lost ‘crush’ Joe who I had not seen in a little over five years. Seeing this guy again after so long brought back a fresh memory of feelings I had for him which, I had thought, with time would heal but I guess I was wrong because looking into his face brought a shiver into my body that only one that has an emotional control over me, could. I was really excited to see my old crush once more with hopes and thoughts that maybe it was fate that brought him back into my life, most especially the fact that I was now a single woman. Quickly, I hurried into the car with so much hope! As I entered the vehicle I noticed another guy sitting in the passenger’s seat who I later found out was his new best friend. And then the conversation started:Me: Gosh! It’s been ages! Where have you been all these years?Joe: I was in Ghana for a while and came back last year.Me: Wow and you did not even bother checking up on me after all my inquiries about you?Joe: No it’s not like that, I have been asking about you but most of my friends didn’t seem to know you. Plus I lost all my contacts when I lost my phone.Me: Anyway it’s all in the past now. I’m so glad to see you. So do you still live on Duport Road?Joe: No, I moved on the Old Road (hesitating a little when he said that).Me: Oh good! You’re not far from me because I live right at the Airfield shortcut.My expectation was high, hoping, now that we’ve seen each other again, maybe it was fate and this time around we could actually start something intimate; remembering how he had chased me for over seven years and at that time I had told him I was saving myself for marriage. I was 80% sincere about my response to him but half of it was also due to the fact that I was afraid of getting my heart broken. He had recently come out of college and wasn’t ready for any kind of serious relationship, at least that was what I thought. But it still didn’t change the fact that I had feelings for him and all I did was to suppress those feelings at the time. Seeing him all over made me realize how much I still wanted him. So engrossed in our conversation, I had totally forgotten that there was someone else in the car with us; until Joe began to struggle with his response when I asked him where exactly on the Old Road he was living. And that’s when his friend decided to break the ice!Friend: But are you not going to tell her the truth?Me: Tell me what truth?Friend: (Thrusting a wedding invitation card in my hand) He’s getting married in two weeks and he lives with his fiancé on the Old Road.I couldn’t believe what I heard. My heart sank because my hope was shattered. My entire soul left my body for at least 30 seconds; disappointment was an understatement! My ears could not believe what they had just heard; my heart refused to send the message to my brain, that my long-lost love was getting married to another woman. Immediately my mind shut down with only seven thoughts of “What If” questions for me to consider.What if he was the one for me? What if I had not refused his love? What if I hadn’t told him I was keeping myself for marriage? What if I tried to change his mind? What if I told him that I loved him? What if I offered him all that he ever wanted; my body, soul, heart and mind? Would all of these make any difference now that I knew he had found love elsewhere? What if this was all an illusion, a hallucination of what my mind wanted it to be?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Guidance counsellors needed in schools – rights activist

first_imgDrugs in schools– says ecstasy bust in school system must prompt serious discussionThe discovery of the illegal drug ecstasy in schools in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). have prompted much worry, with one child rights activist urging the authorities to take serious action to prevent reoccurrences.Rights Activist Nicole ColeAccording to activist and Rights of the Child counsellor Nicole Cole, Government must “walk the talk” of placing guidance counsellors in as many schools as possible, if it is truly serious about protecting the nation’s children. She pointed out that children spend many hours in schools and the environment must be safe at all times.“Children need safe spaces and places to grow and develop and once the school environment becomes flooded with dangerous, harmful drugs then there will be another public health problem burgeoning, which is addiction. Our society already has a huge alcohol abuse problem and a survey has shown that consumption of alcohol can start as early as 11 years old.”“The absence of counsellors, poor parenting coupled with rampant child neglect may have led to the use of harmful drugs such as ecstasy being used by children. What this points to is the need for a public health response which has to be preventative as well as curative! There is need for drug rehabilitation services because ‘drug addictions’ are the end result of drug abuse and misuse,” she noted.Back in 2016, then Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine had declared that having counsellors in every school is crucial. In sections of the media, he was quoted saying that a central counselling unit was established in the Education Ministry in order to have trained counsellors in schools across the country.“The Rights of the Child Commission had visited the then Minister of Education, Dr Roopnaraine and endorsed his utterances on placing guidance counsellors in schools but all that now appears to be a fleeting illusion to be pursued but never attained,” Cole observed. Calls to current Education Minister Nicolette Henry to ascertain the status of this plan went unanswered.“Worrying trend”The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) had announced a “worrying” trend whereby date-rape drug ‘ecstasy’ is being sold to students in at least five schools across Regions Three and Four.The date-rape drug is making its way into schools after being already popular among many affluent members of society, according to CANU Deputy Head, Lesley Ramlall. The anti-drug enforcement agency is reportedly working with education officials to address the illegal practice.“A lot of people are using it for their sexual enhancement and now it’s trickling down to our youths in schools. The disturbing thing is that when you look at some of the videos that the children have in their phones, especially of our girls, is really worrying for us,” Ramlall said.While it was not revealed if or how many of these affluent individuals of society were charged; Ramlall says CANU is working on tracking down the drug mules and is not inclined to carry out full-fledged investigations in schools.“We will not get into any school without the invitation of the Ministry of Education. In all the schools we found the ecstasy, the children admitted to the use of it, the selling of it. We have gone to the other step of arresting persons who are selling this to the school children,” the CANU official outlined.In the meanwhile, CANU will collaborate with the Education Ministry and Regional Education Officers to combat the growing trend of drug use in schools which investigators believed is linked to the many explicit videos of young girls which have been surfacing online. The production and distribution of such material is prohibited under the recently enacted cybercrime legislation.All of these matters were raised at Monday’s CANU staff training in Georgetown where Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had called on parents to closely observe the activities of their children.“Parents need to have more discipline in relation to what their children do and do not do… I’m not interfering with family life [but] I’m pleading with people. When they go to a party and they’re partying plenty, what are they doing at the party; are they doing ecstasy with their friends and other family members?” he questioned.Ramjattan told CANU agents that their work is instrumental in cutting the profits from the drug trade which was described as a “big monster”. He further stated that marijuana cultivation is appealing to many citizens in the riverine communities, while adding that some drugs can sell for as much as $70,000 or $80,000 United States dollars by the time the prohibited products hit the North American market.CANU says it will continue to collaborate with stakeholders in combating the narcotics trade which includes marijuana, cocaine and synthetic drugs such as ecstasy, heroine and crystal meth.last_img read more

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HILARIOUS UK COMEDIAN IS COMING TO THE ALLEY THEATRE

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The Alley Theatre is getting ready to welcome one of the UK’s best known comedians to Strabane, when TV favourite Russell Kane brings his ‘Right Man, Wrong Age’ show to town.The Alley Theatre is delighted to welcome the multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter who is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! Having been nominated four times for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Kane made history as the first comedian to win both the Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.Catch the hilarious Russell Kane at the Alley Theatre in Strabane on Sunday, June 19 for one night only!Tickets are available at the Box Office and online.The full summer programme is now available for download at http://www.alley-theatre.com/brochure/ and further updates are available via fb.com/thealleytheatre and @TheAlleyTheatre on Twitter. HILARIOUS UK COMEDIAN IS COMING TO THE ALLEY THEATRE was last modified: June 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alley TheatreEntertainmentFeaturesnewsRussell Kanelast_img read more

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SOCCER NEWS: O’DONNELL HITS A HAT-TRICK AS LAGAN HARPS BOUNCE BACK

first_imgLagan Harps FC NewsOur men’s team bounced back from their defeat to Keadue with a 5-0 win away to Whitestrand Utd. Stephen O’Donnell(3), Oran Mc Macken and Chris Toner were the scorers.This Sunday we are at home to league contenders Kilmacrennan Celtic at 2.00pm. Our u/16’s lost 4-1 to Convoy Arsenal with Jack Duffy scoring. Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Eoin Mc Laughlin who was injured in the game.Our u/14’s lost 3-1 away to Castlefin Celtic with Oisin Bonner scoring.We had three u/8 and u/10 teams competing in a blitz with Mulroy Academy in Kerrykeel. Our girls teams were also in action in the winter league. Our u/16 girls have been drawn at home to Salthill Devon in the next round of the National cup. The club and community suffered a great loss with the passing of Margaret Gibson. She was a great fundraiser for the club over the years and has a number of family members participating at all levels in the club. Sincere sympathy to all her family and friends. The club also extends sympathy to the Hegarty and Woods families on their recent tragic losses. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 3,22,23 and 24. Noel Bonnar had three numbers and won E50.SOCCER NEWS: O’DONNELL HITS A HAT-TRICK AS LAGAN HARPS BOUNCE BACK was last modified: November 24th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lagan Harps FCNoticessoccerSportlast_img read more

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Dolphins’ Williams grounded in return

first_imgTAMPA, Fla. – Ricky Williams patiently answered every question before finally being whisked away to catch the team bus. The enigmatic running back returned from a one-year retirement and four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy on Sunday, and his presence spawned hope for the Miami Dolphins despite a 27-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Tampa Bay’s Michael Pittman ran for 127 yards and a touchdown to ruin Williams’ first regular-season appearance in 22 months. Still, the Dolphins liked what they saw of Williams, who ran for 3,225 yards and scored 25 TDs in his first two seasons in Miami. “I think a lot of people on the outside were more excited than I was. I mean, it’s just another day. … I try to live every moment to the fullest whether I’m on the football field, at home or whatever I’m doing,” Williams said. Williams started alongside rookie Ronnie Brown, but was limited to 8 yards rushing on five attempts. The 2002 rushing champion’s best run of the day – 13 yards in the second quarter – was nullified by a penalty. “He’s still a hard runner. He’s still got it, but our defense is tough,” Tampa Bay safety Will Allen said. “It’s hard to run on us, it’s hard to pass on us. But Ricky, he ran hard. He’s always going to run hard.” Tampa Bay (5-1) held the Dolphins (2-3) to 64 yards rushing, 22 coming from Brown. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “It felt good,” Williams said. “It felt like I never left.” Williams spent his year away from football traveling, studying holistic medicine and becoming a yoga instructor and now is determined to prove he’s the same dominant player he was before abruptly turning his back on his teammates in the summer of 2004. last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Completes Day 1 Of Drake Invitational

first_img The Drake University women’s tennis team advanced a doubles team and individual player through the winners’ bracket on the first day of the Drake Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.In singles action, junior Carmen Palumbo defeated Augustana’s Laura Arce Vieyra, 6-1, 6-2, to advance to Saturday’s second round in the ‘A’ Singles flight.The doubles team of Kendall Hunt and Liza Petushkova also advanced in the winners’ bracket with a pair of wins. The duo dispatched teams from Augustana and Creighton by matching 8-4 scores to earn a spot in the semifinals of the ‘B’ Doubles flight.Drake’s Kelsey Neville and Megan Webb also won their first match over competitors from Creighton, 8-4, before falling to South Dakota’s squad in the ‘B’ Doubles flight.Competition resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake InvitationalFriday, Sept. 13Drake Results’A’ DoublesLazarevic/S. Tranberg (USD) def. Palumbo/Tatarnikova (DU), 8-7Palumbo/Tatarnikova (DU) def. Absisan/Lorentz (Omaha), 8-4’B’ DoublesNeville/Webb (DU) def. Aguirre/Higueras (CU), 8-4E. Tranberg/Diaz (USD) def. Neville/Webb (DU), 8-5Hunt/Petushkova (DU) def. Goble/Rusu (AUG), 8-4Hunt/Petushkova (DU) def. O’Connor/Benson (CU), 8-4’A’ SinglesCarmen Palumbo (DU) def. Laura Arce Vieyra (AUG), 6-1, 6-2’B’ SinglesThaissa Moreira (UNI) def. Maria Tatarnikova (DU), 6-4, 6-0’C’ SinglesAnca Rusu (AUG) def. Kelsey Neville (DU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4’D’ Singles Shakhnaza Zhanatova (UIU) def. Megan Webb (DU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Print Friendly Version Order of Play – Sept. 14 ‘C’ Singles Flight ‘D’ Singles Flight ‘A’ Singles Flight ‘B’ Singles Flight ‘A’ Doubles Flight Story Links ‘B’ Doubles Flight last_img read more

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DELIGHT AS ROAMING CHARGES TO BE ABOLISHED

first_imgRoaming charges for mobile phones are to be finally abolished by the summer of 2017.The charges have been a source of much annoyance for phone-users across Donegal for many years.Welcoming the news, Fine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh, “I welcome confirmation from my colleague, Dublin MEP, Brian Hayes today that roaming charges across the EU will be abolished by June 2017. The decision comes following agreement reached yesterday between the Commission, the Council and the Parliament.” From April 2016 a phrasing out of roaming charges will commence, with roaming charges being abolished by June 2017“I welcome today’s announcement as this is a decision I have been calling on for some time now. This is great news for Irish people and for all EU citizens, who have been paying immoderate mobile phone charges for too long. As a result of this decision, people can expect to pay charges which are four times lower than are currently being paid, making travelling and communicating within the 28 countries of the EU more cost effective for everyone. ”DELIGHT AS ROAMING CHARGES TO BE ABOLISHED was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abolisheddonegalroaming chargeslast_img read more

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Hardik seeks venue to hold fast

first_imgPatidar leader Hardik Patel has approached the Gujarat government seeking permission and a venue to hold his hunger strike in Gandhinagar after he was denied the same in Ahmedabad.Mr. Patel announced that he would go on strike from August 25 in order to press for his demand for quota for the Patidar community in education and government jobs. “Holding peaceful protest or agitation is my constitutional right but the BJP government in Gujarat has denied me permission to hold the agitation anywhere in Ahmedabad,” he said. A delegation of Congress MLAs on Tuesday called on Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel demanding permission to allow Mr. Patel to hold the protest.“It is very unfortunate that the state government is denying him permission for holding the indefinite fast. As per our Constitution, every citizen is entitled to hold protest in peaceful manner,” senior Congress MLA Virji Thummar told reporters after the delegation met the Deputy CM.last_img read more

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