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The Case for Switching to a Screen-Free Fitness Tracker

I don’t know about you, but the last thing I want when I’m on a hike or in the zone on a run is to get a series of dings and vibrations on my wrist—or even to think about the messages I’m missing. I am simply trying to move, people!

Sure, you can take the extra step to silence notifications on your smart watch. But you still know they’re there. Which feels like the price you have to pay for the benefits of owning a connected fitness device. Evidence shows that fitness trackers—specifically step counters—increase physical activity, after all. But we’re so inundated with screens in our lives that it’s worth thinking about whether we want to add another one to our wrists.

“Devices such as this have the potential to keep us plugged into the Matrix for longer periods when the overwhelming research says that unplugging is much better for our mental health,” says Mike Trott, a research assistant at Angela Ruskin University, who has studied the effects of screen time. Rather than totally doing away with the technology, however, a happy medium may be opting for a screen-free fitness tracker.

Personally, I’ve been using an Oura Ring

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How much exercise you need to reach your goals, and when you

Better mobility, stronger muscles and bones, improved mental health, and the energy to do the things you want: exercise has a host of potential benefits for everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. But making an exercise plan—much less sticking with one—is a tall order for many people. Here, three experts share what you need to know to create a routine you can keep up for the long haul, even when you’re really busy.

How much exercise you need

Exercise takes time: there’s no silver bullet, pill, or diet that will get you where you want to go. But it probably doesn’t take as much time as you think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week to maintain your current fitness levels. That’s about 20 minutes every day, or 30 minutes five days per week. However, you’ll need twice that much if you’re trying to lose weight or increase your fitness level, says Deborah Salvo, PhD., a physical activity researcher and professor of public health at Washington University in St. Louis.  

If you’re really busy, these may seem like intractable numbers. But the good news is that not all

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Wow! Kriti Sanon has given some major fitness motivation

MUMBAI:Kriti Sanon is one of the major head-turners when it comes to fitness and workout and these pictures are the proof.

With her amazing acting contribution and her cuteness, actress Kriti Sanon has been winning the hearts of the fans over time. With her beautiful choice of scripts and performances, she has indeed created a strong fan base for herself who always look forward to the upcoming pictures and movies.

She is one of the most loved and followed actresses when it comes to fashion and fitness. Having said that over time we have seen some amazing fitness pictures of the actress Kriti Sanon which have not only grabbed the attention of the fans but also have set social media on fire and have given some fitness and workout motivation.

And now let us have a look at some of the fitness pictures of the actress Kriti Sanon which have definitely grabbed the attention of the fans.

Also read : Kriti Sanon to have five releases in 2022

Looking at these pictures we won’t be wrong in saying that actress Kriti Sanon is one of the major inspirations in Bollywood when it comes to fitness. She is setting social

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124 Motivational Gym Quotes That Kick In As Good As

The gym is one of the few relationships you will ever have where you get exactly what you give. We can joke around that this fitness quote acknowledges that heartbreak and getting dumped is the best pre-workout and motivation to become the “hot ex” they will regret losing. However, you will never get your heart broken by Jim (yes, that’s a TikTok reference). Perhaps a few muscle strains, but that’s it. Okay, it may occasionally give you a cramp or turn into chronic back pain, but hey, at least it doesn’t cheat!

As the famous saying goes, “The body achieves what the mind believes.” This motivational quote has established itself as a mantra in the gym community because there is much more to exercise than just going through the motions. The most vital piece is the why which keeps us going and prevents us from quitting after only a couple of weeks or as soon as the DOMS kick in. And when that mindset needs a little pick-me-up, gym quotes are a well of inspiration and kick-ass push to keep on grinding. So if you are looking for that, look no further, as we’ve got some gym motivational quotes sizzling

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One National Heritage Academies Educator Offers Advice

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the summer turns toward back-to-school time, one National Heritage Academies (NHA) educator and leader offers advice on creating a summer learning program that works for your family situation.

Dean of Special Education and Intervention at NHA’s Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy, Megan Dziedzic coordinates a summer learning program for students. She has advice for parents who need guidance in keeping their children engaged in basic math and reading skills over the summer months.

“Families need to make summer learning work for them. It should not be overwhelming,” Dziedzic said. “Set a schedule, make it a part of the routine. Maybe it’s right after breakfast. Read for 20 minutes, so it’s anticipated and consistent. Be sure to set attainable goals, so that everyone feels successful. Most importantly, make it fun.”

Other suggestions from Dziedzic are:

  • Practice math fast facts, fluency is needed at all levels. Have your student practice quick facts while driving, or waiting in line.
  • Pair reading and writing. After your student is done reading, have them write about their favorite part. Writing is an important skill in every grade.
  • Play board or card games as a family. Many games
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How To Train Your Body to Crave Fitness

Did you know you can make a few changes in your routine to begin missing doing sports? Learn how to train your body to crave fitness.

The internal process behind getting fit can be divided into three important dimensions:

  • Intention
  • Motivation
  • Action

Intention is the easy part; all it takes is the desire to work on your body and reap the benefits. Motivation and action can be more challenging.

Motivation, in particular, can be fickle. It’s there at 11 pm after you’ve had a long, hard look in the mirror and promised yourself that you’ll start working out and become healthier. However, it disappears just as easily the following morning.

Fortunately, there are a few hacks you can use to your advantage so you discover how to train your body to crave fitness. This article is all about building that internal consistent motivation to keep you going when the going gets tough. Although I will use CrossFit as a big part as examples, these tips work for everyone.

How to Train Your Body to Crave Fitness

Be Consistent in Your Workout Schedule

Humans are creatures of habit, both mentally and physically. While a healthy dose of spontaneity is never a

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Pennsylvania company owned by Warren Buffett discriminated

A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett’s company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice said Wednesday, in what is being called the second-largest redlining settlement in history.Trident Mortgage Co., a division of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of America, deliberately avoided writing mortgages in minority-majority neighborhoods in West Philadelphia like Malcolm X Park; Camden, New Jersey; and in Wilmington, Delaware, the Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in their settlement with Trident.As part of the agreement with the government, Trident will have to set aside $20 million to make loans in underserved neighborhoods.“Trident’s unlawful redlining activity denied communities of color equal access to residential mortgages, stripped them of the opportunity to build wealth, and devalued properties in their neighborhoods,” said Kristen Clarke, an assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, in a prepared statement.Sen. Vincent Hughes, a Philadelphia Democrat, grew up a few blocks from the West Philadelphia park where a news conference on the settlement was held Wednesday. Hughes said portions of his life have been framed by the discriminatory lending practices that prevent Black and brown communities from building wealth.Hughes’ … Read More

Indonesia to Digitalise One Million MSMEs, Thousands of

Modern human life in the age of huge technology growth remains focused on achieving intelligent and effective answers. Beginning with smart cities, smart education, and smart campuses, among others, thus, the Smart-X concepts have begun to penetrate many aspects of life.

Prof Yusep Rosmansyah, Intelligent Multimedia Technology at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) – the first technical high school in Indonesia – believes that all manifestations of the Smart-X idea have converged into a single, digital transformation-related system. He emphasised that digital transformation is the application of digital mechanisms to create a system that is more intelligent than previously. In the field of education, digital transformation aspires to establish an exemplary and accommodating learning environment for all participants (Smart Learning Environment).

The notion of smart education underscores a better knowledge of education via the use of intelligent pedagogical approaches and technology in the educational environment and seeks to cultivate intelligent students.

On the other hand, the smart learning environment concept is backed by seven major system components, namely policy and curricular standards, content, student profiles, pedagogy, interfaces, supplementary resources, and human resources.

As an illustration of ITB’s efforts to adopt this notion, the institution’s Strategic Plan includes the Education 4.0

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29 ways to reduce diagnostic errors, according to Leapfrog

The Leapfrog Group on Thursday released a set of 29 recommendations to help hospitals decrease diagnostic errors and “prevent harm to the patient.”

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How common are diagnostic errors?

According to Leapfrog, a diagnostic error is a delayed, inaccurate, or missed diagnosis, or a correct diagnosis that is not properly communicated to a patient and their family members.

“When we talk about diagnostic error, we do not mean cognitive mistakes made by one prescriber or one clinician, because everybody makes mistakes,” said Leah Binder, Leapfrog president and CEO.

Each year, roughly 250,000 hospital patients experience diagnostic errors in the United States, which contribute to over 40,000 deaths in adult ICUs, Modern Healthcare reports. In addition, diagnostic errors make up one-third of severe harm malpractice claims nationwide.

According to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, almost 75% of diagnostic errors in the United States are attributed to cancer, cardiovascular events, and infection.

To help hospitals improve patient safety and prevent diagnostic errors, Leapfrog released a report with 29 evidence-based recommendations from the nation’s top experts on diagnostic excellence, including physicians, nurses, patients, health plans, and employers.

“We are addressing what can be

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Judging a food by its cover: Health Canada publishes

On July 20, 2022, Health Canada published amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (“FDR“) creating a requirement for prepackaged foods whose contents meet or exceed certain thresholds of saturated fat, sodium and/or sugars to include a symbol on the front label of their packages.

The amended regulations come into force immediately and follow the announcement from the Minister of Health on June 30. Manufacturers will have until December 31, 2025 to change labels on prepackaged foods to comply with the new requirements.

Health Canada published these regulations under its mandate to promote the health and safety of Canadians. The introduction of thresholds that trigger the requirement for a FOP nutrition symbol indicating a “high” quantity of saturated fat, sodium and/or sugar is meant to help Canadian consumers make informed choices about their prepackaged food purchases.

FOP nutrition symbol

Prepackaged products that meet or exceed prescribed thresholds for saturated fat, sodium and/or sugar are now required to carry a FOP nutrition symbol on the label’s principal display panel to indicate that the food is high in one or more of those nutrients. The FOP nutrition symbol is meant to complement the Nutrition Facts table, which is found on

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