COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
1.Having an abnormally pale or wan complexion.
2.Lacking intensity of color or luminousness.
3.Lacking in vitality or interest.
DID YOU KNOW (www.didyouknow.org)
Contrary to popular belief, cell phone radiation may actually be good for the brain. Researchers say that when they exposed mice genetically predisposed to develop Alzheimer's-like symptoms to the electromagnetic field generated by a standard phone, their cognitive ability was protected. Furthermore, when mice already showing signs of memory problems were exposed to the radiation, their memory deficits disappeared. The mice were exposed to the radiation for two one-hour periods each day for seven to nine months.
TIP OF THE DAY
How to Lose Weight Without Relying on Exercise
By Kristen Fischer
eHow Contributing Writer
Think exercise alone is enough to shed the pounds? Think again. Exercise is a key facet of a healthy lifestyle and it helps you burn off calories-but it also can stimulate hunger, which can contribute to weight gain.
In general, for weight loss, exercise is pretty useless," exercise researcher Eric Ravussin tells "Time" magazine.
People need to spend between 60 and 90 minutes exercising each day if they hope to use physical activity to lose weight, according to the American College of Sports and Medicine. But it's what happens after the workout that can negate the results of all your sweaty labor.
eHow has some key tips on how to make lose weight and make sure you don't undo all your good work in the gym.
1. Step 1
Skip the High-Calorie Rewards
Getting through a tough workout is a huge feat-but many people are bulking up with high-calorie foods after their workouts as a reward. Putting on more calories than you burn in your post-workout meal will negate your results. And eating large meals after you sweat it out isn't so great either, according to the article.
Dr. Karen Earle, medical director of diabetes services at California Pacific Medical Center, is amazed by how many calories are in some foods, especially those coined as healthy. "Gatorade, for example, has a ton of calories, and sometimes people are drinking it while they exercise and then it's just a wash."
"Is exercise good? Absolutely. But not because it burns calories," says Dr. Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist at UCSF Children's Hospital. "Diet is about weight. Exercise is about health."
Choose Smarter Refueling Foods
When you're starving after a workout, turning to smarter foods will help you refuel without packing on extra pounds. Many people reward themselves with muffins after a workout, except those can be packed with calories, as can Gatorade, which provides that sugary-taste fix.
After a workout, your muscles require material to recuperate. Choose a light meal within two hours after working out, and make sure to have something balanced with protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats too. Foods with potassium such as bananas, potatoes or raisins can help replace the potassium that is lost by sweating during a workout.
Don't Stop Working Out
Exercise still has a number of positive effects, especially for heart health, cognitive function and overall mental health . According to a study published in the June issue of "Neurology," older people who exercise at least once a week are 30 percent more likely to maintain cognitive function than those who do not exercise as much.
So, the results are there-you just have to apply exercise with smart eating habits . Eat lower calorie meals and you can see better results more quickly.
To lose weight, aim for about 200 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise and be consistent with your eating, according to Timothy Church, a professor at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
It's hard to tell whether outright sweating and rigorous exercise triumphs more leisurely activities such as golfing and gardening. The U.K.'s Peninsula Medical School study showed that kids moving intensely all day were more tired after school, while children that engaged in moderate activity all day were more likely to be active after school hours.
Tufts University research compiled a summary of published studies that were undertaken between 1969 and 2005 and found that an hour of exercise per day yields an average fat loss of just six pounds over the course of several months. And because most people only exercise 30 minutes a day, that's just 3 lbs. It's no reason to skip the gym but it does show that the gym isn't the only option.
"Exercise is great medicine for general health and a great add-on to dieting, so feel free to kill yourself in the gym if it makes you feel good. But it isn't essential, and by itself doesn't do much. All the evidence suggests that exercise is less important than what goes in your mouth, and when," says Dr. Susan Roberts, a professor of Nutrition and Psychiatry at Tufts University.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Even what you think may be healthy can be loaded with calories and fat, so read labels. An "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" article says that integrating exercising into the treatment of obesity produced "inconsistent" results.
"The increased energy expenditure obtained by training may be compensated by a decrease in non-training physical activities," the article states.
So, what works? It's a good idea to research healthy, mindful eating and talk about your diet with a professional to see what works best for you.
The members of the NPO, Bonteheuwel Swim and Lifesaving Club. Firstly one of the founder members, Carl Davids gave us the background of the club. The club is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year which is a milestone simply because the members of the club do not profit financially by giving their time to coach and Bonteheuwel is one the poorer communities in Cape Town yet the little the club receives has taken them through. The clubs purpose is to expose the youth to a different life one that doesn’t result in crime. Many kids in poor communities are not exposed to activities like swimming or lifesaving classes, this is a privilege.
The microphone was then passed to Paul Ryan one of the coaches at the club. Mr Ryan believes the club teaches kids to have goals and shows them there is more to life than the streets. He went on to say that through lifesaving many kids have started careers locally and internationally. The club has taken many a youngsters off the streets and today they are pro lifesavers who can be seen at Cape Town’s prestigious beaches like Camps Bay etc. Mr Ryan also invited community members to the Houston Ryan Gala on the 30 January 2010. It’s a memorial gala to his late son a swimmer from the club who was murdered some years back. However the sole purpose of the swimming gala is to reach out to the community and bring awareness especially to the parents of the dangers of drugs and crime and how easy it is for the youth to be lured into a life of crime. The event kicks-off at eight the morning and to enter as a swimmer whether pro or not is only ten rand per person as well as for spectators. All the ten rands will be put back into the community as an investment to grow more.
Next Abdullah Esac a community worker joined in and explained why he has come on board. He is assisting the events coordinator and where ever he can because he witnessed first hand the passion and love the members/coaches of the Bonteheuwel swim and lifesaving club has for the youth of the community. Mr Esac also mentioned the gala dinner the club will be hosting on the 30 Jan 2010 as well. The club is appealing to businesses, corporates in fact anyone who can pay R120 rand a table if corporates are willing to exceed that amount it’ll be appreciated. To find out more contact Carl Davids on 076 598 0166 or Latief Fridie on 021 555 1920/ 079 50 60 307.
Lastly I was joined by Sumaya Khan a mother fighting and doing everything in her power to get a bone marrow donor for her son Ra-ees Khan who was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) at the age of three years old he’s currently almost twelve years old. There is a big need for donors since there is no donor match in South Africa yet when seeking abroad one possible donor was found. The family was advised by their doctor to fork out two hundred thousand rand and this will see to the cost for the testing, collection and transport of the cells. The family has created the Raees Khan Fund to raise funds for the operations.
There’ll be a bone marrow drive on the 30 January 2010 endorsed by the Sunflower Fund at the Vista Nova School in Rondebosch.
The drive will raise awareness of the dire need for donors in South Africa. Currently there are very few donors of mixed race that are registered hence the family finding difficulty to gain a donor match. In order to get involved one is required to sms Marrow + your name and surname and if you have an email address to 33 903. Thereafter contact the Sunflower Fund’s toll free number on 0800 12 1082 and let them know you attending the Ra-ees Khan bone marrow drive. You’ll also receive a questionnaire before becoming a donor. There is a fee for registration of R300 if one is unable to pay simply visit www.raeeskhanfund.wcape.org for more details. You can contact Sumaya Khan on (+27) 084 901 89 23 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
QUOTE OF THE DAY
David R. Hawkins
Everything you see happening is the consequence of that which you are
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