Is Obesity Contagious?.

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Have you ever noticed that overweight people tend to hang out more often with other overweight people? Coincidence or choice?Researchers at Arizona State University decided to study the issue. What they found was people do in fact “cluster” according to size.The answer to why this happens isn’t clear. What is clear….“Obese families and friends usually have two things in common: food choices and activity levels or more accurately, lack of activity. Obese parents tend to raise obese children. Obese family and friends hang out and eat the same kinds of detrimental foods and participate in the same kinds of detrimental habits,” say co-authors Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel of the new book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust.Most of the study participants said if given a choice, they would rather have some other serious disease or condition instead of battling obestiy. More than 25% said they’d select depression over obesity; nearly 15% would choose total blindness, some would pick alcoholism and some even selected herpes instead.Among the possible clues to obesity clustering: the old edict “misery loves company,” dieting frustration and a resolve to just be fat. But the Griesels say:“Obesity is not from lack of will-power but rather the result of bad diet and exercise advice. It is difficult to follow the usual prescription for 30-90 minutes of aerobic exercise 5-6 times per week. Add the usual recommendations of a reduced calorie, “balanced” diet based around the USDA food pyramid and you have a recipe for failure. Sugar is too often a prevalent ingredient in packaged and refined foods that are so often touted as ‘healthy’. With the consumption of all these low nutrition manufactured foods, the body is left craving more in an attempt to make up for the deficit. Consequently an unhealthy cycle begins.”“Although inconclusive, this study has provided some important information about trends in obesity and the public health implications”, said the Griesels.By: Shira Scott 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share HealthLifestyle Is Obesity Contagious?. by: – July 27, 2011last_img read more

St. Leon to host ‘Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast’

first_imgSt. Leon, In. — The American Legion Post in St. Leon invites the public to a “Whole Hog Sausage Breakfast” Sunday, March 3 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The all-you-can-eat meal includes fresh sausage, eggs, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes, coffee and juice.last_img

Mane Double Sends Senegal into Knock out Phase

first_imgSadio Mane scored twice Monday evening as Senegal eased to a Group C victory over Kenya and booked their place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.The Liverpool forward had a first-half penalty saved by Kenya keeper Patrick Matasi, before adding to Ismaila Sarr’s volley with a placed effort.Mane then converted a second spot-kick after Philemon Otieno was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Sarr late on. Senegal face Uganda in the last 16 on 5 July.Kenya could still qualify as one of the best four third-placed teams, depending on the results in the final games in Group E and F.However, Monday’s result means DR Congo definitely qualify from Group A with a superior goal difference.Elsewhere, Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas scored twice and picked up an assist on his first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations as Algeria maintained their 100% record with victory over Tanzania.Ounas set-up Leicester striker Islam Slimani for the opener before netting twice in a dominant first-half display.Algeria, who finish top of Group C, were already through to the last 16 with wins in their opening two games.They will face one of the best third-placed teams in the next round.With qualification already secured, Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi made nine changes to the starting XI – handing a start to Slimani, who has been kept out of the team by in-form Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah.And Slimani took his chance after half an hour, netting his 27th international goal on his 61st appearance following a wonderful reverse through ball from Ounas.That was the breakthrough Algeria were searching for and Ounas made it 2-0 five minutes later after linking up with Slimani on the edge of the box to score his first international goal on just his seventh appearance.Tanzania, who had defended well for the first half an hour, could do nothing to prevent a third on the stroke of half-time as Slimani’s threaded pass found Ounas again and the midfielder coolly rounded the keeper before slotting into an empty net.Algeria had more chances after the break – Mohamed Salim Fares volleying Ounas’ delivery wide before hitting the outside of the right post from close-range.Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez replaced Ounas in the second half but did not make an impact, while substitute Bounedjah wasted a great chance to make it 4-0 when he fired wide late on. Blackpool striker Adi Yussuf also came on for Tanzania in the second half but headed over the bar with minutes to spare.Tanzania, who were competing in their first Nations Cup since 1980, failed to progress to the knock-out stages and finished bottom of the group with three defeats.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

FC Basel announce new esports player signings

first_imgYou can watch the stream of FC Basel 1893 Esports’ announcement here but note it actually starts at 9m35 and it’s in German. Esports Insider says: Since FC Basel already had a FIFA player on their books, many (us included) would have hoped that the club had decided to enter new players in a different title and scene. Alas, it wasn’t to be but we can continue to hope that if these two perform well, then the club’s decision makers will explore esports in more depth. FC Basel 1893 Esports have announced two new players have joined its line up. These are both FIFA esports pros which brings the club’s total to three.Florian ‘CodyDerFinisher’ Müller and Tim ‘The StrxngeR’ Katnawatos are the two latest additions, and they join Luca ‘LUBO’ Boller at the Swiss side. Müller has been signed with Germany based STARK Esports agency since May 2017 and the agency revealed that they turned down offers from other clubs in order for the 18 year old to join Basel. Müller has some pedigree in the game already; he won the FIFA Interactive World Cup Regional Finals and he’s qualified for the FIWC in the Xbox division.Katnawatos too is an FIWC 2017 finalist.Last week, prominent industry figure Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner threw out a query to Twitter asking for help in formulating a list of all the current sports clubs involved. The finalised list came to just over 150 clubs, but there is that the true figure is higher due to Chaloner’s understandable decision to only include those he was able to track down a confirmational public source.last_img read more