Less Fat Kids, Trust Us…No Condoms Needed, Get Married and Pass the Salt, Get Fit In Minutes

Hi Friends!

Today I’m sharing a few articles from the New York Times, all about health, wellness, and fitness. I enjoyed reading them and I have a sneaky suspicion that you will too.  I try to watch the news and read a newspaper everyday to keep up on current events. I’m not successful every week, but this week I was. 


Less Fat Kids

Data reported in Major Federal Healthy Survey is the first “clear evidence” that the obesity rate for young children is decreasing fast. 

43% drop in obesity rate amoung children ages 2-5 over the past 10 years

Children that are overweight or obese at 3 to 5 years old are  5 times as likely to be overweight or obese adults

Around 8% of 2-5 year olds were obese in 2012 which is down from 14% in 2004

“The first time we’ve seen any indication of any significant decease in any group” said Cynthia L Ogden, a researcher for Center for Disease control and Prevention

1/3 of Adults and 17% of youths are obese
Information found in NY Times article : Obesity Rates for Young Children Plummets 43% in a decade by Sabrina Tavernise on Feb, 24, 2014

Trust Us…No Condoms Needed in Egypt

Doctor, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdul Atti confidently announced late last week that the military has developed a cure for the virus that causes AIDs and Hepatitis C

“Defeating the virus is a very easy process, but God grants wisdom to whoever he wants “said Major General Ibrahm Abdal Atti, who also bragged about treatments that have cured 100% of AIDs patients and more than 95% of Hepatitis C cases

Independent experts are skeptical about the generals new “so called cures”

This could be very damaging to public healthy and the reputations ofEgyptian  Scientists and Doctors

Dr Essam Heggy calls the latest announcement “a scandal for Egypt that  hurts the image of its scientist and science in the country”
Information found in NY Times Article: Disbelief after Egypt Announces Cures for AIDS and Hepatitis C, by Kareem Fahim and Mayy El Sheikh on Feb 26, 2014

Get Married and Pass the Salt

A new study published in The Journal of Hypertension proves people who are maried, especially  men, are much more likely to improve their blood pressure, compared to people that are not married

“Marriage might provide a level of social support that leads people to better manage their healthy and stress levels” (as stated in the NY Times (24, February 2014))
Information found in Ny Times Article: Marriage May Be Good for Your Blood Pressure, by Anahad O’Connor on Feb 24, 2014

Get Fit in Minutes

High Intensity Interval Training are both very effective and very short  but are becoming enourmously popular because of the results

Interval training shows immediate post exercise increase in blood levels, muscle tissue, and endurance capacity

Information found in NY Times Article: How to Get Fit in Minutes, By Gretchen Reynolds on Feb, 26, 2014

Don’t forget to complete your cardio interval training this week 

Thats all today Folks
Hope you enjoyed these articles

NY York Times
Kareem Fadhim 
Mayy El Sheikh
Maj, Gen, Ibrahim  Abdul Atti
Dr, Essam Heggy
Gretchen Reynolds
Anahad O’Connon
Jouranl of Hypertension 
Harvard Medical School
Dr. Finnian R. McCousland

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