What’s health?

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaAs obesity closes in on tobacco as the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the United States, federal nutrition experts have made some changes to the dietary guidelines on the food pyramid.The food pyramid, introduced 12 years ago, is a guide to help people plan what they eat each day. The guidelines built around it offer expert advice to promote health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.”These new dietary guidelines represent our best science-based advice to help Americans live healthier and longer lives,” said Tommy Thompson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the release report.”Dietary Guidelines for Americans” is published jointly every five years by HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Following the guidelines can reduce the risk of major chronic diseases.The 2005 guidelines put stronger emphasis on calorie control and physical activity.”Around 64 percent of adults in this country are overweight or obese,” said Connie Crawley, an extension nutrition expert with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.”Of that number, 30 percent are obese,” she said. “And the number of severely obese people has increased even faster than those who have become just overweight and or mildly obese.”Between 1988 and 1992, only 56 percent of adults were overweight or obese and only 23 percent were obese, Crawley said. And the percentage of children and teens between 6 and 18 years old who are overweight has doubled in the past 20 years to 15 percent.”Genetics haven’t changed that quickly,” Crawley said. “Our eating and exercise habits have.”Not eating right or getting enough exercise can lead to cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, certain cancers and other diseases.In simple terms, the HHS-USDA report says the biggest reason people gain weight is that they take in more calories than they use up. The key is to find the right balance of healthful foods and physical activity.But that’s not easy. “There’s a lot of research now trying to figure that out,” Crawley said. “Certainly, eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as recommended in the guidelines, looks to be very important.”These foods help you cut fats and add fiber to your diet, she said. And they help you feel full. Natural foods like these may have other ways to help control weight, too.The advertising and grocery-space ratio between these foods and unhealthy products needs to change, Crawley said, “so healthier foods are promoted more and more healthy, tasty foods are available to kids and adults.”The guidelines urge Americans to get moving. For adults, they recommend: 30 minutes of activity (moderate intensity) most days to reduce the risk of chronic disease. 60 minutes (moderate to vigorous) to help manage your weight. 60 to 90 minutes (moderate) to lose weight (if you stay on a proper diet).”Moderate” activities are those like gardening or yard work, vacuuming, washing the car or windows, badminton, cycling moderately fast, walking 3 miles per hour, water aerobics, ballroom dancing, volleyball and swimming moderately fast.”Vigorous” activities include fast dancing, cycling, jogging or swimming; playing racketball, handball or full-court basketball; walking 4 miles per hour; power lifting; and digging.The recommendation for weight loss is up from 30 minutes in previous guidelines. “That 30 minutes may be enough to help cardiovascular risk reduction,” Crawley said. “But true weight control does seem to require more, especially as we get older.”It’s OK to break up that time, Crawley said. “The key is sit less and move more. Standing is better than sitting, and moving is better than standing.”The guidelines stress eating more fruits and vegetables, whole-grain foods and nonfat or low-fat milk or milk products.The complete guidelines are at http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dga2005/document/.(Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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first_imgWe’d love to know how your business or organization is adapting and innovating in these trying times! Feel free to send us any information, news or updates that you think our readers should know about to updates@blueridgeoutdoors.com or feel free to leave a comment below. Updates will be posted at blueridgeoutdoors.com/covid-19-updates/ and shared periodically through our social media channels. These are unprecedented times and we understand that they are having a huge impact on all of our businesses. Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine would not be possible without your support, and so we thank you for sticking with us through this trying time.   #outsidewethrive Blue Ridge Outdoors Partners – as you can imagine, this is not how we expected to launch into our 25th anniversary year, but no one could have expected this.  last_img read more

Get involved in the adoption of amendments to the Law on Hospitality

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism has proposed the Law on Amendments to the Law on Hospitality, which is available for e-Counseling, so that everyone can get involved with their proposals and advice, with the aim of making better and better decisions and laws that directly affect to the tourism sector, in this case to family accommodation.Namely, in order to grow part of the family accommodation into small family hotels, boarding houses and diffuse hotels, and enrich the overall accommodation offer, but also to encourage entrepreneurial activity of the local population and self-employment in tourism, it is necessary to design and then implement a small family hotel development program. , point out the Ministry of Tourism, and add that the measure is aimed at potential new investors, but also towards existing owners of small family hotels.It is expected that the consequences of passing the law will be raising the quality of catering services and standards of facilities in which household catering services are provided, equal position of landlords and caterers on the market, greater consumer protection due to standardization of landlord facilities, and thus fewer complaints against landlords and legislators. , enabling property owners to freely use their real estate, relieving the law of provisions that have proved inapplicable in practice, facilitating business operations and reducing business costs related to the accommodation of seasonal and field workers, effective application of misdemeanor provisions for more precise expression, all in order to strengthen overall competitiveness of Croatian tourism.Closing date is February 12. 2017 so study all of the above well and also suggest your reasoned opinion, advice and suggestions. Now is the opportunity to change things for the better, and not later on social networks, now a decision is being made, ie a new law, and now we need to give reasoned praise or criticism.e-Consulting: Law on Amendments to the Law on Hospitality ActivityRelated news:CROATIA HAS WHAT OTHERS DO NOT HAVE – FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONMINISTER CAPPELLI ANNOUNCES RECATEGORIZATION OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND FAVORABLE HBOR LOANSlast_img read more

Burgers of goodness as a guide to how to proceed after this extraordinary situation

first_img” We are honored to participate in this campaign and help a strong brand like Submarine. We are happy that with quality delivery we can offer comfort when needed. We are proud to be among the first to launch a trend of this kind of help to those who are on the front line of defense We continue to do similar activities and we want to encourage the rest of the industry to help those who need it the most at the moment. ”Added the director of Wolta, Mr. Matko Katanec. This is how blue and green Croatia are connected, ie agriculture is connected with tourism. We just need to put it all together lighthouses, kako bi dobili masu u kontekstu količine, kao i najvažnije poljoprivrednike spojiti u klastere, da mogu proizvesti tražene količine iste kvalitete. Često su ljudi u zabludi kada se priča o ovoj temi te odmah gledaju hotele kao velike potrošače namirnica. Ne, treba krenuti upravo obrnuto, od “manjih” ( iako u slučaju Submarine burgera već govorimo o prvom hrvatskom burger lancu s trenutno 7 lokacija u Zagrebu i Rijeci ), mali restorana i malih obiteljskih hotela, pa tek onda probati otvoriti i kanal prema hotelima. Krenimo prvo malim koracima, postavimo dobre temelje i tek onda korak po korak spojiti 20 milijuna dolazaka turista svake godine s našom proizvodnjom. To je proces s kojim se netko mora strateški baviti. They regularly prepare lunch and dinner for our true heroes from the intensive care unit. But they are no longer alone in that mission, joined by Wolt, who delivers meals from Submarine’s restaurants free of charge.   No primjeri kao što je Sumarine su dokaz kako ima potražnje, dapače, danas je u ugostiteljstvo kvalitetna namirnica luksuz, a ne “zlatni” tanjuri. Man is the key to success Da to nije samo fraza, u Submarine su od ove godine pokrenuli i edukativni program – Submarine pipeline, kojim žele potaknuti svoje zaposlenike da se dodatno educiraju, da rastu i razvijaju se u smjeru u kojem se dugoročno vide. Tako kvalitetne ljude zadržavaju i daju im priliku da mogu napredovati. Kada pričamo o promociji, u Lijepoj našoj , marketing je i dalje u sferi troška, a ne investicije. Zato je i primjer Submarine PopUp restorana još jedan lijep dokaz kako iskočiti iz mase i biti drugačiji, te kako je ulaganje u marketing, a samim time i u uređenje, dizajn pa tako i za PopUp “štand” nije trošak nego investicija. Their enthusiasm and dedication, from the first day of the spread of the coronavirus, was recognized by the Submarine Burger team and among the first to launch free food delivery to team members in March. Clinics for Infectious Diseases Fran Mihaljević, to thank them for everything they do. SUBMARINE as an example of how blue and green Croatia are connected Every crisis is also an opportunity. This is our opportunity to reset and finally lay a healthy and quality foundation for a better tomorrow. Hard and challenging times, such as this pandemic, often encourage the best in people and trigger a wave of support and kindness. Unfortunately often the worst, but that’s another story, not certainly for this article. That’s why they are where they are – the first Croatian burger CHAIN. I intentionally emphasized the “chain” because it is much easier to dream and say, and extremely difficult to realize. ” From the very beginning of the crisis, we wanted to get involved and help. Social sensitivity and care for the community in which we operate are firmly inscribed in our DNA. After the meeting of the whole team, we decided to brighten up the hard everyday life We will deliver food as long as possible, and we are very happy because we managed to keep all our employees, we would like to invite all food delivery companies and other catering companies to, in accordance with their capabilities, get involved in delivering free meals to health professionals. they take care of the sick every day with great effort. ”Said Mr. Dragoljub Božović, Director of Submarine Burger. To spice up this story about the Submarine burger a little more, I would certainly point out the creative way of promotion that follows the latest trends, in fact, even sets some trends. So Submarine has its own internet radio u suradnji s Yammatom, a u suradnji s agencijom Kisok studio ove godine izradili su fenomenalne 3D fotografije svojih burgera, te su tako postali prvi koji su u Hrvatskoj napravili kampanju isključivo s oglasnim rješenjima 3D fotografija. To sve nije slučajno, sve je to samo još jedna mali dokaz kako je Submarine puno više od burgera. Submarine je brend koji u svojem DNA zapisano – ljudi, kvalitetno i dugoročno. Odličan putokaz kako nema uspjeha preko noći, bez kvalitete i kako nam mora biti stalno do naših zaposlenika i partnera. Svi u tom lancu moraju biti zadovoljni, kao i u samom burgeru. Svaki sastojak je važan, koliko god mali bio – da bi konačni proizvod bio vrhunski. Among us, people are heroes, those who are in the first line of defense have been showing commitment for weeks, putting in immense effort and risking their health on a daily basis to help others. Our real heroes, those heroes who do not hide behind masks and who are not invisible and who are not from the Marvel workshop – these are our doctors and medical staff, who work non-stop, and without working hours, all in a noble mission to help the sick or real saving our world. No, this is not a disaster movie, it is our reality, so our heroes are real. By the way, this is a new type of advertising, the so-called “Immersive Advertising”. It is a type of advertising that uses content formats such as 3D photos and videos, 3D models, 360 ° video and VR / AR experiences. Burgers of goodness as a guide to how to proceed after this extraordinary situation And yes, they didn’t immediately start firing in the first wave, they kept all the workers and started delivering. This enthusiastic team of good heart is starting cooperation and delivery of food to the doctors of the Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Rijeka, and they hope that their initiative will be accepted by other caterers and thus make their challenging everyday life at least a little easier. And let’s finish this article as we started. For years, Submarine has been raising funds for the RED NOSES association, clown doctors for regular visits of clown doctors to hospitals, and helping various associations and local clubs, but they do not brag about it too much. That is why this last action is not accidental, but only the continuation of socially responsible business from the first day. Being different from others and following trends is synonymous with Submarine Ovom prilikom moram posebno istaknuti kako Submarine od svojih početaka koristi domaće namirnice, surađuju s lokalnim OPG-ovima, a u ponudi imaju i domaća craft piva. Organski burger je ključna riječ, a sve namirnice ( od umaka, salate, krumpira, peciva do mesa ) povezuju dvije riječi – lokalno i kvalitetno. Small but important details that make a difference, that show a sign of attention and how they care, which is a very valuable currency today.last_img read more

The problem of family violence

first_imgEditorial – Otago Daily Times 12 Nov 2012A call to make domestic violence a stand-alone criminal offence provides a much-needed avenue for discussion about a problem still sadly prevalent. Departing Principal Family Court Judge Peter Boshier, who is beginning a term with the Law Commission, believes a separate charge of domestic violence would provide a more accurate gauge of the extent of the problem in New Zealand and provide a wider context for judges considering the criminal backgrounds of people appearing in court. “We all know that family violence is a huge problem, but we don’t know just how much of a huge problem it is,” Judge Boshier said in his final speech at the Women’s Refuge conference in Blenheim recently. The call follows others made in March, during a trip to Queenstown, including significant changes around protection orders. One of the difficulties calculating the extent of domestic violence is police estimate only 18% of cases are reported. Women’s Refuge figures show almost 25,000 women and children needed its help last year, and refuges provided safe beds to an average of 230 women and children each night. The refuge receives more than 60,000 calls to its Crisisline every year.…A police report released in September challenges some of the gender perceptions around family violence. The Family Violence Death Review found mothers were responsible for 45% of the child deaths subject to a family violence death review from 2004 to 2011. The report, which only involved deaths that were subject to a family violence death review, found victims of family violence were spread almost equally among men, women and children. It also found 81% of female victims and 29% of male victims were killed by a former or current spouse or partner, 64% of all deaths were in families where police had prior involvement, and in 55% of child deaths police had prior involvement with the family. Most suspects or offenders were in their 20s. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said the statistics debunked the misleading popular perception “that women and children need to be protected from men”. “If we’re really serious about reducing family violence, we need to talk about … our violent culture and the role alcohol and drugs play in fuelling this environment.” Prof David Fergusson, of the University of Otago, said the public perception men were the perpetrators of most domestic violence was the result of biased publicity. “The proper message is that both gender groups have a capacity for domestic violence – women probably perpetrate more assaults on children then men do.” Prof Fergusson said the bottom line was “the importance of public policy being based on evidence”. There should be no argument there, but it is debatable whether such evidence – through more accurate statistics on the problem – will actually help solve the problem, particularly given the issue is complex, often involving intergenerational, ingrained and learned behaviours and a cocktail of social and environmental factors.http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial/234265/problem-family-violencelast_img read more