More people have become more aware of their overall wellbeing. This mainly indicates that they have good health. Today’s lifestyle, where we tend not to exercise because of being busy at work or taking care of our families, has made many people gain weight. The fitness industry is currently worth a lot of money because of the large number of people who are willing to exercise in gyms and at home. Gaining weight can be easy, but losing it may be challenging for many people. Here are some of the exercises and ways you can lose weight.
Walking is a normal activity that all of us do every day. What many people may not know is that walking is effective in weight loss. Most workouts that many people are told to do tend to be strenuous and require a lot of energy, but this is not the case for walking. Walking for about thirty minutes a day can help you lose a significant amount of excess body fat. Those who cannot run because of various reasons should consider walking instead. Motivation is essential in helping you walk for long distances or more briskly. You should consider forming or joining walking groups to get the much-needed motivation.
Running is considered one of the best ways to lose weight fast. In a way, running works like walking but has better results. When running, your body uses a lot of energy, burning more calories in the process. If you are new to running, you should consider running a shorter distance and then gradually increase as your body progresses. You need to be careful since it is easy to get injuries or joint pains when running, especially on rough terrain.
Those that wish to lose weight tend to only focus on cardio exercises. Though cardio is essential, you should consider weight training. Weight training is effective in body weight loss. Consider incorporating weightlifting into your routine. Unlike most cardio exercises, you can burn more calories after the workout, and this is because weight training raises your resting metabolic rate. It is crucial when weight training to start with a weight that you are comfortable with, and once your body is more capable, you can gradually increase the weights. You should not be afraid of heavy weights because the more you lift, the stronger you become and the more muscles you build. Using products from 120kgs when weight training will bring you more results.
Just like running, cycling is also essential if you wish to lose weight. Cycling can be done by anyone regardless of their ages or fitness level. Through this form of cardio, you can not only lose weight but also improve your heart health. Nowadays, you can cycle at a gym or from the comfort of your home by using stationary bikes.
Watching what you eat is also essential for weight loss. Make sure that you spend a significant time of your day exercising for you to achieve your body goals faster.
Association Denies Members’ Involvement In Hard, Fake Drugs
National Association Of Patent and Proprietary Medicine Dealers (NAPPMED) has denied rumuors that its members are dealing on fake and hard drugs.
State President of the association, Warisenibo Cyril Pollyn, said this in an interview with newsmen in Port Harcourt, shortly after the association’s National Summit in Port Harcourt.
The summit, which took place at the convocation areana of the Rivers State University, has as its theme: Eradicating Malaria, the role of PPMVS.
Warisenibo Pollyn said the association has always trained its members to maintain the ethics of the profession noting that the members are doing well despite some challenges.
He also gave thanks to God for a successful summit in the State, despite the effort of some disgruntled members that wanted to disrupt it.
Also speaking, National President of the association, HRH, Joel Odoh said the event, which holds annually, provides opportunity for members to educate themselves as well as strategize for the betterment of the association.
He said that the 7th National summit has proved that NAPPMED cannot be left out in the eradication of malaria in the society and commended the Rivers State chapter for the success of the event.
The National President also advice the NAPPMED members in Rivers State to be united and focus to enable them achieve the desired objectives and commended members for the opportunity given him to serve them for the next three years promising not to disappoint.
By: Oribim Ibama
Rivers Health Summit Poised To Promote Wike’s Milestones
The upcoming Rivers State Joint Health Summit will promote milestones of Governor Nyesom Wike in the health sector and boost tourism, organisers have said.
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Mandah Chijioke, made clarification at the weekend in a chat with newsmen.
According to Dr Chijioke, the summit, which is expected to commence on 22nd of August, is a week-long event to showcase and brainstorm on health sector transformation with the aim to improve health services and accessibility to the public.
While lauding the state governor for some landmark achievements in the health sector, the chairman of the Rivers State Joint Health Summit stated that the Dr Peter Odili Cancer and Cadiovascular Disease Diagnostic Treatment Centre is one facility that stands the Wike administration apart as it would improve medical tourism and reduce fatalities from terminal diseases.
Aside that, he emphasised that the summit would also improve on emergency health care delivery as there would be training and display of modern up to date medical equipment.
During the summit, he hinted that stakeholders will confer on how best to address and tackle medical wastes and other health care challenges besetting the sector.
Futhermore, the summit is expected to provide platform for a joint health care effort in incoporating alternative health care methods with the aim of improving the life of the Nigerian public.
By: Kevin Nengia
FG To Prosecute Food Vendors Using PCBs
The Federal Government is making plans to prosecute users of PolyChlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs), popularly known as transformer oil, in frying “akara” (bean cake), plantain chips, chicken and other food items.
Prof. Babajide Alloy, a Consultant to the Federal Ministry of Environment, made the disclosure yesterday in an interview with newsmen on the sidelines of a workshop in Calabar.
According to him, the consumption of food prepared from the chemical substance will expose the public to cancers of the lungs, heart, kidney and liver diseases.
“For a long time, PCBs was the cooling liquid used in electricity transformers, until the world found out that this oil was toxic ,and is trying to phase it out
“Jail term awaits those caught using PCBs to fry akara, chicken and plantain chips at road side to sell to the public because the oil is toxic and carcinogenic.
“We found out that it is all over the place in Nigeria, dump-sites, and in old National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) compounds,” he said.
Alloy said a survey carried out by the ministry revealed that the oil was currently being used in making food like akara.
The consultant added that the unsuspecting public were being deceived by the likeness of the oil to the commonly used groundnut oil.
“Some food vendors now mix PCBs with groundnut oil to fry akara and sell to the general public.
“Of course, they may not know how hazardous what they are doing is. This exercise is to sensitise policy makers and everyone of this malaise.
“It is important to note that spillage of PCBs is always a danger when equipment is to be transported; it should, therefore, be transported only in sealed containers,” he said.
The workshop was organised for state councils, regulatory bodies, power operators and custom officers on application of PCBs regulations and guidelines for Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) of PCBs.
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