Trust me on this one, She only sees beauty when she looks at him! Matter of fact; so do I!
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
In my opinion fast food can be a part of a healthy lifestyle--IN MODERATION! Of course it becomes a "big" problem when it's not part of a balanced diet and excercise. It's certainly ok to have a burger once in a while, but as you can see from this poor fella--it can become a "big" problem when it's overdone! Parents need to take more responsibility in deciding what the kids eat and when they eat it, making better and healthier meal choices. McDonald's has many healthy alternatives with salads, fruits and juices! We can all make a "big" difference in the worldwide childhood obesity problem by making the right and healthy choices for ourselves and our kids! Now that--I'm Lovin! Best, Ronald
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
The Kern County coroner says 35-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he suffered the injury in neighboring Tulare County on Jan. 30.
An autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental “sharp force injury” to his right calf.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ray Pruitt says it’s unclear if a delay in seeking medical attention contributed to Ochoa’s death. Tulare officials are investigating, and no arrests were made at the cockfight.
Cockfighting is a sport, illegal in the United States, in which specially bred roosters are put into a ring and encouraged to fight until one is incapacitated or killed.
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The world is facing a "population emergency" as soaring rates of obesity threaten a pandemic of cardiovascular disease, scientists have warned.
The spread of Western fast food was blamed as the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru was named as the fattest in the world. Its average Body Mass Index is between 34 and 35, 70 per cent higher than in some countries in South-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
More than one in 10 of the world's population is obese – more than half a billion adults – and rates have doubled since 1980. The biggest increases are in the richer nations but almost every country has seen rates rise.
Only Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo and a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa and east and south Asia have escaped the rise. Yet even in these regions neighbouring countries have had widely differeing experiences. The women of Southern Africa are among the fattest in the world.
The rise is being driven by increasing urbanisation, the growth of sedentary, office-based lifestyles and the substitution of Western-style fast foods for traditional diets. Researchers from Imperial CollegeLondon and McMaster University in Canada, writing in The Lancet, describe it as a "tsunami of obesity that will eventually affect all regions of the world".
In its wake comes an epidemic of heart disease and stroke, linked with high blood pressure and raised cholesterol levels. Remarkably, high-income countries such as the US and UK have managed to avoid this, by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol with drugs and dietary changes, such as reducing salt and fats. Smoking too, one of the key causes of heart disease, has fallen. (Japan is an exception where historically low cholesterol levels, associated with the nation's high consumption of fish, have risen to levels seen in western Europe, as the Japanese adopt a Western diet.)
But in middle and low-income countries the outlook is "dismal". "Considering all risk-factor trends together, the forecast for cardiovascular disease burden... comprises a population emergency that will cost tens of millions of preventable deaths, unless rapid and widespread actions are taken by governments and health care systems woldwide," the researchers say.
Treating the consequences of the obesity explosion with drugs will create an "unsustainable financial burden" in these countries and there is an "urgent need" to understand why unhealthy behaviours are adopted by both individuals and communities.
With an increasing trend towards globalisation and urbanisation, the problem is likely to get worse rather than better. "Ironically the economic growth of low-income and middle- income countries is now threated by the projected cardiovascular disease epidemic," they say.
Citing the noted British epidemiologist Geoffrey Rose, the authors say: "Mass disease and mass exposures require mass remedies. Mass remedies require the masses to be part of the solution."
Fastest growing: US
Slimming down: Italy
Fattening up: UK
Nauru is the world's fattest country, with an average BMI of 34 to 35. Located in the south Pacific it is the smallest island nation, with a population of less than 10,000. Obesity has grown as a result of the importation of Western foods paid for with proceeds from phosphate mining. The most popular dish is fried chicken and cola.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Fighting childhood obesity: A challenge that's worth it
By Vivian Nereim
"We hesitated," said Snell, of Pittsburgh. "We thought we could make it on our own."
Malik, now 12, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds. He is not the kind of boy one would think to describe as obese; big-boned seems more appropriate.
Yet his statistics put him just over the 95th percentile for his age -- high enough to tip him into the category.
It's difficult for parents to admit their child is obese, said Dr. Goutham Rao, who directs the Weight Management and Wellness Center at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, which treats 2,000 overweight children annually.
Rao estimated that only half of all parents who are told their child should lose weight will eventually cooperate.
In Malik's case, his physician continued to push. And then sent his school a letter. (In Pennsylvania, schools are required to provide regular body mass index reports.)
Finally his family decided it was time to schedule an appointment.
The Snells' struggle is not unusual. Fourteen percent of children ages 2 to 5, 19 percent of children ages 6 to 11, and 17 percent of children ages 12 to 19 are clinically obese.
Last year, in an effort to solve the dilemma that U.S. Surgeon General Steven Galson has called "a national catastrophe," the American Medical Association convened a panel of experts who designed a series of guidelines to combat childhood obesity.
This week, that panel, of which Rao was a member, released its findings. It provided five main recommendations: limit consumption of sweetened beverages, restrict fast food intake, eat dinner as a family, reduce "screen time" in front of the television or computer, and engage in physical activity for at least one hour per day.
On face, most of the advice is common sense: eat right and exercise. But for many families, the changes constitute nothing less than lifestyle upheaval.
"The recommendations are easy to make," said Dr. William H. Dietz, director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which co-funded the study. "The challenge is implementing those recommendations."
For a physician, the most difficult step is often identifying and communicating the problem.
While current protocol discourages using the word "obese" to describe children, the panel concluded that practice creates confusion.
"It's much clearer for parents if you say, 'Your child actually suffers from obesity, they need to lose weight,'" said Rao. "They understand what that means." On the other hand, current terminology like "at risk for becoming overweight" can be easy to dismiss.
For a parent, the most difficult step is making habits that stick.
Dr. Prapti Kanani, who runs the childhood obesity clinic at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital, said physicians must talk to parents about concrete solutions that will work for them.
"The first thing I tell parents to do is pack lunch," she said. For a working parent, "that's always hard."
"We don't advocate changing everything overnight," said Rao, who met with the Snells for the first time this week.
After three hours of evaluations, Malik and his mother left armed with knowledge of how to tackle weight loss, including an extensive list of goals.
Malik, who said he plays a lot of video games, will cut his time in front of the console in half, and he will sleep more; he gets in bed around 2 or 3 a.m., but now he's aiming for 11 p.m. He also will eat breakfast regularly and exercise four days a week, supplementing two days of Tae Kwon Do practice.
Malik's goals are part of a long-term strategy to focus on behavior, not weight.
"Clearly the historical paradigm where providers suggest to patients that they make this change and that change is not going to work," said Dr. Dietz. Instead, physicians need to "tie issues about weight ... to more fundamental values."
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
All across the country, participation in this fall's election is expected to be at historic levels. And those of us here at iLoveMountains.org want to make sure that you aren't left out.
Here's what you can do to make sure your voice is heard and your vote is counted:
- Be sure you're registered: If you're not registered to vote in your state, you can register at the non-partisan Rock the Vote website or by Googling "register to vote in [your state]." Be sure to do this by Monday, October 6th: That's the last day to register in 19 states!
- Plan to vote early: While Election Day is November 4th, we recommend you vote early, if your state allows it. Voting early is beneficial because it means you can vote when it's convenient for you-- often on a Saturday and Sunday. And if there's a problem with your registration, in many states you can re-register on the spot with proper ID.
- Know the candidates: Civic groups in most states have teamed up and put together non-partisan voter guides. Google "non-partisan voter guide in [your state]" to find information about your state, local, and federal candidates.
We hope that you will make your voice heard in this historic election.
Mary Anne Hitt
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Since Jan 1, 2011, 53 officers have been shot at, 37 were hit, with 14 of that being in a 36 hour period (at least 5 from Michigan). 10 have died and 2 remain in critical condition. Very sobering. To my Brothers and Sisters on that thin blue line...Stay alert, stay vigilant, stay strong, and GO HOME SAFE!