This article might not go down well with some.It might touch on a nerve or two.But it’s time to realise that everything we do is a choice. Whether you realise it or not, where you are now regarding your weight and your current nutritional habits is completely your own choice.(This statement does not apply to anyone with a genuine medical condition that prevents them from losing weight.) Our next Lean in 2019 program starts on May 13th and you can sign up now through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/We had numerous members lose over 3 stone in the past few years and they now know how to keep it off. Type ‘Diet’, ‘Nutrition’, ‘Low carb’, ’Paleo’, ‘Weight Loss’ or any other related term into a Google search engine and you will get millions of options for free.Look up Amazon online and you can get full systems that will help you to lose weight.Look at sites like Precision Nutrition, Shredded By Science, Go Kaleo, Authority Nutrition and they are giving endless amounts of information, again for free, that WILL help you to lose weight and keep it off.Each week in my articles, I give tips and hints on how to get healthier and lose weight.How many of you actually put these into practice?The one thing that most of you have to realize is that the only reason that you cannot lose weight is that you simply don’t really want to lose weight. You might think you want to lose weight, but for most of you, the pain of giving up the foods that are causing your weight problems outweighs the pain you feel every time you look in the mirror.Nothing about change is easy, but so many of you expect it to be.You haven’t tried everything when it comes to weight loss either;Yes, you have tried every PillPowderWrapGelJuiceAnd freezeBut you haven’t tried to eat healthier and exercise more, because you tried it once and you didn’t like it.So, you went back to the easy way out, and there are loads of options for those!Does this sound familiar?Have you tried every fad diet to death only to turn to another one when the first has run its course?You see, it isn’t the type of diet, or the food that you eat that is the problem.The problem is your relationship with the food.It’s the poor habits that you have built up that you ignore and don’t try to change.Drinking every weekendEating highly processed foodsHaving chips with every meal each time you are out,Eating nothing but sandwiches as your lunch,Refusing to eat vegetables,Refusing to drink water;The list goes on and on.And don’t give me any of that ‘Sure you have to live’ nonsense either, because you have been ‘living’ long enough and that’s the reason you are now overweight and turning to fad diets at every turnaround.There is an easier way to do it, only for most of us it isn’t easy.It involves eating food.Non-processed, whole foods.But that is no fun, because you tried that once and when it got hard or the weight stalled for more than a week, it was an easier choice to give up.The problem is that whenever people attempt to try and lose weight this way, they always go for 100%, and they don’t have to.If you aim for 90%, this allows you some leeway throughout the week.The leeway isn’t a 3 course meal that has 2000 cals in it, and then a few drinks before you go home.We have to be realistic here.Weight loss is simple, it’s not easy. If you truly want to lose weight, you must accept that you will find it difficult at times. It will be require change and effort and some people won’t be ready for it at the beginning.Here’s what you can do.Write down your food intake for an entire week.Look at it with an open mind.Pick out what you think is the one thing that is worse than all the rest.Try and remove that for 2 weeks.If you can successfully do that for 2 weeks, review your diet and repeat the process with something else.Keep doing this until you have switched your diet from highly processed calorie dense foods, to lower calorie nutrient dense whole foods.Start with this and you will lose weight and change your relationship with food in the process.Or, keep doing what you are doing and keep wondering why you can’t lose weight when you have tried ‘everything’.It’s your choice!#Leanin2019These are just some of the tips I give to the members from my Lean in 2019 program.Our next block of classes starts on May 13™ and if you want to get in shape for Summer, we can help you to get a head start on that now.You can find out more through the link below.https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/lean-in-2019-gym-plan/ * Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Fitness LTDDD Fitness: It’s your choice was last modified: April 28th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
What a difference a year makes. A Golden State Warriors team that a year ago featured the likes of Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green saw a lineup with no star power take the court against the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night.The Dubs, inevitably loss their third straight, 93-87, without Green or D’Angelo Russell either.Green had a finger injury and Russell tweaked his ankle. So the starting lineup was Ky Bowman, Jordan Poole, Glenn Robinson III, Eric Paschall and …
Darwin may still rule from the grave, but Phillip Johnson has good reason to hope Darwin’s ghost will decay with the old evolutionist’s interred bones. A father of the intelligent design movement, Johnson wrote and spoke and influenced many with his focus on the linch pin of Darwinism, its insistence on undirected natural processes. It’s the 20th anniversary of the publication of Johnson’s highly influential book Darwin on Trial, and the Discovery Institute, an ID think tank, has just launched a new website and series to re-popularize Johnson’s impact. The website is DarwinOnTrail.com, featuring a biography, book list, articles, news and multimedia. A series of articles on Johnson, including video clips, can be found on Evolution News & Views: Darwin on Trail 20 Years Later, Phillip Johnson Reflects on Darwin on Trial Anniversary, and New Website Celebrates Darwin on Trial in its 20th Anniversary. More articles will be forthcoming during the week. If you’re new to Phillip E. Johnson, start with the short intro video to get an idea of why he is important. Then watch a 90-minute speech he gave in his prime posted at Evolution News & Views to appreciate his cogent, insightful, articulate explication of the central issues in the Darwin vs design debates.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
6 September 2005South Africa is well on the way to meeting its Millennium Development Goals before the 2015 deadline, according to a government report detailing the country’s challenges and successes in poverty alleviation and sustainable social development.The Millennium Development Goal country report will be included in South Africa’s report to the UN at the Millennium Review Summit starting in the US on 14 September.The eight goals, comprising 18 specific targets, were adopted at the United Nations as part of the Millennium Declaration in 2000.The eight goals are:To eradicate extreme poverty.To achieve universal primary education.To promote gender equality and empower women.To reduce child mortality.To improve maternal health.To combat HIV/Aids, malaria and other diseases.To ensure environmental sustainability.To develop a global partnership for development.South African achievementsBriefing the media on the report in Pretoria on Friday, Department of Health director-general Thami Mseleku said measures taken by South Africa to eradicate poverty included social grants, which increased from R10-billion in 1994 to R37.1-billion in 2004 as the number of beneficiaries grew from 2.6-million to 7.9-million people.Other government interventions included the expanded public works, agricultural starter pack and comprehensive agricultural support programmes.Using expenditure-related indices – particularly the living standards measurements of the SA Advertising Research Foundation – the report reveals that the proportion of the population made up of the poorest South Africans is shrinking.Mseleku said the government’s expenditure on combating HIV/Aids had increased from about R30-million in 1994 to R342-million in 2001/02, and was set to rise to R3.6-billion in 2005/06.By the end of April 2004, 50 000 patients were receiving antiretroviral therapy at 143 facilities across the country. “Besides treating HIV-positive patients and those with Aids, the programme focuses on prevention, promotion, care, support and human rights,” Mseleku said.Access to sanitation increased from 49% of households in 1994 to 63% in 2003, while households with access to clean water increased from 60% in 1995 to 85% in 2003. By December 2004, 10-million South Africans had access to clean water.Between April 1994 and March 2005, 2.4-million housing subsidies were approved and 1.74-million housing units built. In the same period, 3.5-million homes were electrified at a rate of over 435 000 homes a year.Enrolment for primary education increased from some 150 000 in 1999 to 280 000 in 2002.Challenges, partnershipsMseleku said the challenge was to ensure that these goals were achieved in other African countries as well. He emphasised the importance of global partnerships for development that would ensure open, predictable and non-discriminatory trading and financial systems, including commitment to good governance, development and poverty reduction.These partnerships would have to address the special needs of least-developed countries, deal with developing countries’ debt problems, and develop and implement strategies for decent and productive work for young people.One issue emerging from the report was the lack of baseline data and the recording of quality data.“While we have made great strides in improving the quality of data since 1994, we are unfortunately a long way from delivering good-quality data today,” said Health Minister Tshabalala-Msimang.She added that the second problem with reporting data, as required by the UN, was that national averages hid provincial variations. For example, while the country’s immunisation rate stood at 82%, certain districts in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal had coverage rates as low as 40%.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
As a place of immense natural and spiritual beauty, the Transkei is a showcase of the land that made Mandela. Photos: Ukubona AfricaSangoma Khulela and his girlfriend Macabi are sangomas. Guests are invited to visit them and learn about sangomas, their place in society, value and importance. It is even possible for guests to have a consultations with them.By Lorraine Kearney14 May 2014The bare facts of the life of Nelson Mandela are well known, but as we draw closer to his first birthday we’ll be marking without him, perhaps it is more important to reflect on what made him the great man he was.If we get a better understanding of the culture that informed his extraordinary humanity, there is a possibility we can celebrate his legacy in concrete and meaningful ways, with some humanity of our own.The first Nelson Mandela International Day since his death is a good time to explore ubuntu, which Madiba learned at the knee of his elders, under the famed gum trees at Mqhekezweni, the “Great Place” of the Thembu tribe.It was here, listening to Chief Jongintaba’s council, that a young Mandela learned his diplomacy – and democracy. The regent gave every person a chance to speak; and everybody had to listen to the other’s opinion.This spectacular, deeply spiritual place is a highlight of Nelson’s Transkei, a tour of the landscapes of his childhood run by travel company Ukubona Africa. It visits the small villages and rural homesteads, and immerses the visitor in the culture of the Thembu. It explores the age-old, rural rhythms of life; and not much has changed since it was the home of a very young Mandela.Follow his footsteps from Mvezo to Qunu, where he moved with his family at the age of two. And then the journey the nine-year-old Madiba took with his mother to Mqhekezweni, after his father died. Hear the stories of his people. Learn about how Mandela became the man he was. To be sure, it is a hard life, but at its centre lies ubuntu, the idea that I am because you are. Nelson’s Transkei does more than show what made the man; it shows what is special about Africa.For more information about Ukubona Africa and Nelson’s Transkei, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +27 (0)21 447 6327.