Health and Fitness!

We all want to live longer, be fitter, long beautiful, feel better about ourselves. But it is surprising how little time people spend actually exercising or eating health.

Exercising for 72 minutes per day is only 5% of your day, but it makes the difference between those people who have amazing bodies and will live well into their 90s thanks to overall better health, and those people who don't exercise at all - and will be lucky to live to be 60. Exercise and eating healthy really is the fountain of youth - and the quality of life is so dramatically improved that people who make the switch to become healthier and more vibrant realize they have missing out on a lot just in terms of feeling better about themselves.

Suzanne MacNevin
British-Canadian Feminist Writer

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  • Fast-Food Nation (1): The True Cost Of America's Diet
  • Fast-Food Nation (2): Meat and Potatoes
  • The Female Fear of Fat
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    Coronavirus Death Rates by Region

    Stats Updated: April 13th 2020, 12 PM GMT.

  • North America's Death Rate is 35.7%.
  • South America's Death Rate is 27.0%.
  • Europe's Death Rate is 25.3%.
  • Africa's Death Rate is 21.1%.
  • Asia's Death Rate is 7.0%.
  • Oceania's Death Rate is 1.6%.

    The death rate is calculated using "Closed Cases" only. People either recovered and survived, or they died.

    For example right now, at the time of this update, there is 549,159 closed cases of coronavirus, including 115,244 deaths and 433,915 recoveries. The global death rate from the coronavirus is currently 20.9855%.

    As of this moment there is 1,317,299 known active cases that are unresolved, but based on those numbers we can expect 21% of those active cases to die, resulting in an additional 276,633 deaths during the next 2-3 weeks. Likely more than that as the coronavirus still has not been properly contained and continues to spread.

    Only with a global policy of social distancing can we expect the death rates to go down and the virus to be eventually contained to a few countries. The countries which locked down early will be the first to recover from the virus (and financially recover).

    Without containment, quarantines and social distancing we can expect there to be many more deaths. Eg. The USA currently has a death rate of 41%, and has a large population of "at risk" people with heart disease, diabetes and other factors. Without containment and isolation the USA should expect deaths to be in the 30 to 50 million range.

    How do we calculate that? US Population/331 million x the percentage of vulnerable people 22-37% x a death rate of 41% = 29.8 million to 50.2 million.

    In order to save 90% of those people we need to social distance and protect 90% of the most vulnerable. However even we do protect 90% of people there will still be deaths in the 3 to 5 million range.

    The prediction numbers coming out of the White House are simply tragic and stupid.

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    What about Physical Education in Ontario

    By CM - January 2013.

    Too often when we think about education we only think about what is going on between our ears. But what we in Ontario seem to keep forgetting is that education is also supposed to include physical education (or Phys Ed as they usually say in school) in the form of education and nutrititon. The problem is that with cutbacks physical education is often one of the first things to be cut back on... and then we scratch our heads and wonder why we have skyrocketing obesity in North America.

    Exercise and healthy nutrition is important. Equally as important as getting good grades. Exercise has been a proven contributor to higher brain potential by reducing the amount of cholesterol clogging up arteries and veins in the brain. Low exercise = cloggy brain, cloggy brain = slower math and deduction skills. Exercise and good grades go hand in hand.

    In 1998 the Canadian government did a survey of Ontario kids and determined that in the winter that only 66% of them exercise 3+ times per week. In 2009 they repeated the same survey and the statistics had dropped to 57%. Overall they determined that Ontario kids were now exercising 15% less than they were 11 years previously. They also learned that their consumption of junk food had stayed constant and that Ontario kids were eating almost half as much fruits and vegetables.

    The rate of overweight and obesity among Canadian children aged 2 to 17-years has grown from 15% to 26% during that time period, and in Ontario the rate is even higher: 28%, making Ontario kids one of the fattest provinces in Canada.

    When I was growing up in the 1980s there wasn't a single kid in my class that was fat. Not one. And I chalk that up to healthy eating and our school regular exercise. It boggles my mind to imagine going to school now and seeing over 1 in 4 Ontario kids being overweight or even obese. And the culprit? Lack of exercise during school. Lack of afterschool activities that involves exercise. Instead kids are just going home and playing on the internet / watching TV.

    Something has to change. And I am not just saying that a personal trainer who works in the fitness industry. I am saying that as a concerned parent who wants to see everyone feeling active and happy, as opposed to neglected, unwanted and binging on junk food. I believe in being altruistic and helping people and it saddens me when our government cuts back on the things they should be supporting like more exercise and healthy food.

    Overpopulation and Reproductive Health

    While North America is starting to suffer from a birth rate that is too low, many developing countries are overpopulated and lack efforts to control population growth. Read Population Growth, Consumption and Women's Rights to learn more.

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    Sculpting the Perfect You

    The cosmos has gifted everybody with a body, the basic appearance of which is predetermined due to genetic factors. However this appearance could be enhanced by maintaining a good fitness regimen.

    A dream body is the one that is physically fit and has a captivating appearance, and doesn't resort to unhealthy bulimia and anorexia through starvation and purging. Women particularly work towards having a sculpted and fit appearance so as capture the admiration of people around. Fitness and diet are also important in preserving health, because women are more prone to certain types of diseases. There are several online magazines providing tips on women’s fitness.

    The most common expectation from any good online women’s fitness and muscle magazine is that it has authenticated information and advice for women who are interested in improving their bodies, rejuvenate their minds, get into great shape, look appealing and stay fit. Hence, it is the responsibility of a good online magazine is to provide authenticated and scientifically proven solution for every type of issue related to women’s fitness.

    However, most of the available online magazines are trying to mislead and deceive viewers with pictures of skinny models and altered information. It might not be possible for all women to replicate the skinny models in the pictures of the online magazine, since all women have different body compositions. Most of the claims of “successfully bringing you back to shape” provided in these online magazines is often distorted, exaggerated and far from being true. Anything that is too good is not real.

    The solution should be practical and suggested while keeping in view the potential for which a person is genetically programmed for. An online magazine must be able to cater the needs of a wide range of customers and should have content that can provide practical guidance in each and every aspect related to good health including diet and nutrition, exercise, psychology, sexual fitness, kinesiology, weight control, physical appearance and fashion.

    Physical activity in women is important for revitalizing the body and preventing the onset of several ailments including coronary diseases, stroke, diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis.

    It is essential for women to have a daily routine of physical activities so as to reduce anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and cholesterol level. Other benefits include maintaining body weight, improving physical appearance, and good sleep.

    12 Daily Healthy Activities

    Mentioned below are 10 useful activities for women which should be part of the daily routine:

    1. One should have a regular workout for at least 30 minutes. This workout should be of moderate intensity and can include a 10-minute brisk morning walk, or jogging around the park or cycling.

    2. A 30-minute swimming exercise is a moderate intensity workout that helps in preventing unhealthy body weight gain, and it provides cardiovascular conditioning while maintaining a good shape.

    3. Another useful method of activity is to play around with children outdoors. Apart from staying healthy, women can also develop a healthy and positive bonding with their children through this method. Activities with children can include playing games like cricket, football, tennis or badminton and adventure sports such as rowing, kayaking, or hiking.

    4. Another inexpensive and effective way of maintaining health is household cleaning. This includes vacuum cleaning, cleaning drawers, cupboards, window washing and reorganizing closets.

    5. This sounds awry but, working out towards getting sexual pleasure is an important physical activity that provides pleasure and gets one exhausted.

    6. Gardening and manual grass mowing is a useful and healthy activity

    7. Slight changes in the daily life can improve health. These changes include use of staircases instead of elevators, walking to shops at a short distance rather than using bikes or cars, getting off the bus a few blocks early and taking a walk for the remaining distance, taking a dog for a stroll and skipping.

    8. Also useful are activities such as self-help while getting a drink, stretching out to reach a far away object, standing up while talking on the phone and using a treadmill or a stationary bicycle while watching a television.

    9. A daily yoga or session for 30 minutes also helps in improving health. You could also take up an amateur sport like hockey, baseball, boxing, tennis or wrestling.

    10. Hitting the dance floor with fast numbers is an enjoyable form of workout.

    11. Hit the weights and become a weightlifting amazon. Just a little could save you from developing osteoporosis.

    12. Try some abdominal exercises and get some really nices abs.

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