Archive | September, 2013

Fitness Center Offers Extreme Training

21 Sep

Young Fitness Studio Says Technology Is Key

Sgt. Chuck Walker 436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 9/20/2013-DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del.–One of the big topics facing all Airmen is fitness. Some Airmen go to extreme measures trying to get into and staying in shape. In response to the demand for extreme training, the Dover Air Force Base Fitness Center opened a 475 square foot Xtreme Fitness functional training room on May 1 and added an additional 800 square foot area on Sept. 1 . John Murray, 436th Force Support Squadron fitness center manager, said opening the Xtreme Fitness Room was in response to customer requests.
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Xtreme Fitness

The name Regenerate comes from the need to bring something new to the fitness industry and the participants life says Fujita. Regenerate has an in-house heart monitoring system that tracks each clients individual heart rate and calories burnt, and e-mails it to them after every class. With the in-house heart monitor, they can monitor their own heart rate and over time they will improve and then they can move forward with fitness and weight loss, says Fujita. The studio aims to zero in on the everyday woman by offering pre-and-post natal and mommy & me classes, in addition to classes in yoga, dance and pilates mat. The Studio even offers a class in chair yoga, for individuals who want to stay in shape at an older age. Biggest challenge: Fujita says one of the biggest challenges has been a quick pace.
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Reagan National Airport To Host Emergency Exercise

20 Sep

30 minutes of exercise better for weight loss than longer workouts

These folks are experts in simulating protruding bones and bloody wounds. As someone who was at Dulles in May, I can attest to the realness and stomach turning impact of the injuries. But the day also offers first responders the chance to work with emergency equipment and try out new techniques for transporting and tracking patients during a mass casualty event. As Tom Kenney, a deputy fire chief with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, told me in May, its a dress rehearsal for a tragedy they hope theyll never have to respond to. But as Mondays events at the Washington Navy Yard remind us, tragedy is never far away. Patient rescues during the Dulles emergency exercise in May.
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Paracetamol Improves Exercise Endurance

A Detailed Map Of Neural Connections in Human Brain Is Being Developed by Scientists

The scientists behind the study found that the shorter exercise sessions left the participants with more energy and motivation to live healthier lifestyles. A full hour of hard fitness training was more likely to leave those taking part feeling burned out. Dr Astrid Jespersen, one of the authors of the study, said the findings could help encourage people who normally struggle to do exercise. Related Articles Minutes add up in daily exercise 01 Sep 2013 She said: The subjects in the test group that exercised the least talk about increased energy levels and a higher motivation for exercising and pursuing a healthy everyday life. They take the stairs, take the dog for an extra walk or cycle to work.
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"Patient" rescues during the Dulles emergency exercise in May. Photo courtesy of MWAA.

But mental motivation isn’t enough, according to the researchers conducting the study. “The time commitment and discomfort of exercise prevents many adults from starting regular exercise, said lead author and doctoral student Marc Mitchell. “Peoples actions tend to serve their immediate self-interest at the expense of long-term well-being.” Delayed gratification isn’t easy, and benefiting from exercise is a case in point. “Because of this, many adults postpone exercise,” added Mitchell. Unless, that is, they have financial incentives.
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NATO plans major east European exercise, reassures Russia

NATO commanders prefer to stress cooperation with Russia. “In the interests of transparency and confidence-building, we have invited Russian military officers to visit ‘Exercise Steadfast Jazz’ as observers and I am pleased to say the Russians have … invited NATO officials to observe ‘Exercise Zapad’ which starts later this week,” Breedlove said. He said NATO and Russia would hold a joint exercise later this month to practice working together on tracking and responding to an aircraft hijacked by “terrorists”.
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Financial incentives improve exercise commitment and effort: Study

The data suggests that this is achieved by reducing the body’s temperature during exercise, which subsequently improves their tolerance to exercise in the heat. To perform the research, a group of healthy, male participants ingested single doses of paracetamol or a placebo, before cycling at a fixed intensity for as long as they could in hot conditions. During the exercise, measures of core and skin temperature were recorded alongside the participants’ perception of the heat. As the study was performed in humans, with a common over-the counter drug, the implications are far reaching.
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Quinoa Nutrition Facts

1 Sep

Rutgers breaks ground on new nutrition center

Vegetarians would do well to incorporate quinoa into their diet often. Its difficult for vegetarians to get all eight essential amino acids and an adequate source of protein from one food source. Usually, vegetarians and vegans need to combine foods like beans and rice to acquire all the essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Those with gluten sensitivities or wheat allergies can rejoice in eating quinoa as it contains no gluten or wheat. (Spanish conquistadors during the South American conquest suppressed quinoa production, as it was associated with what the Spaniards perceived as non-Christian, indigenous, ceremonial backwardness. Thus, wheat was cultivated in the Andes region.) Quinoa cooks very easily, in about 15 minutes. Like cooking rice in a stove top pot, youll want almost 2 cups of water per one part quinoa but be careful not to pour too much water in the pot, otherwise it will take even longer.
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School Nutrition Standards Updated Yet Schools Dropping Healthy National Lunch Program

Districts that rejected the program say the reimbursement was not enough to offset losses from students who began avoiding the lunch line and bringing food from home or, in some cases, going hungry. Some of the stuff we had to offer, they wouldnt eat, explained Superintendent Gary Lewis of Catlin, Illinois schools, whose district saw a drop of 10 12% in lunch sales, translating to a $30,000 loss. So you sit there and you watch the kids, and you know theyre hungry at the end of the day, and that led to some behavior and some lack of attentiveness. Vooreheesville, New York Superintendent Teresa Thayer Snyder stated that her students complained about the food featured in the new program, leading to huge monetary losses ($30,000 in three months) when the students stopped buying the meals offered. This happens often because students simply do not recognize the foods being served at the cafeteria line. The program did not make it through the entire school year as a result. Deputy undersecretary for the USDAs Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Dr.
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The six centers include the Center for Childhood Nutrition and Education, which is dedicated to educating preschool-age children about nutrition, and a specialized Student Health Center, which will provide advanced counseling for eating disorders and incorporate nutrition as a part of health care. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has a long track record of supporting Rutgers University, particularly in the area of health- and health care-related research, said James S. Marks, senior vice president and director of the foundation’s Health Group. Peter Gillies, founding director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, said the institute’s evidence-based research will focus on how the country’s major health issues are affected by developmental nutrition. As a top priority, the institute will focus on ways to stem the epidemic rise in obesity and obesity-related disorders such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, Gillies said. As its first strategic initiative, the institute is focusing on childhood obesity.
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