Jul 11, 10:03 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & CultureEntertainment By Ilin Mathew 07/03/19 AT 7:54 AM Kourtney Kardashian recently joined the list of celebrity fans of the Ketogenic diet. She praised the results of this weight-cutting diet plan on her blog Poosh.“My body never looked better than when I did the keto diet two and half years ago, when I did it for two months,” she wrote.In keto diet, the body of a dieter switches into a metabolic state called Ketosis or keto in which the body burns fat instead of burning carbs for energy. It is done by reducing the carb intake to 50 grams a day.When the body gradually runs out of the fuel it was using quickly, it starts breaking down the fat and protein for energy. This process will eventually help the dieter to lose weight.The eldest Kardashian said Keto is the best method for her to kick-start weight loss as well as to train the body to … [Read more...] about Kourtney Kardashian Praises Keto Diet, Shares New Meal Plan
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Darlene Zimmerman Henry Ford Health System Published 5:00 AM EST Jan 19, 2019 For working adults, getting a nutritious and delicious meal on the table every night can be a daunting task, especially when you have kids to cook for. If you're struggling with this issue, know that your efforts to provide healthy meals are well worth it. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, eating more homemade meals and less fast food can ensure that kids get the fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and low-fat dairy their growing bodies need. Kids who eat frequent family dinners have higher intakes of calcium, iron and fiber. They are also less likely to be overweight or obese. In an effort to make family meal planning easier, try the following. Plan, plan, plan Have a week's worth of menus in mind and shop for groceries in advance. Save money by looking through grocery store ads and plan meals around what's on sale. Double up … [Read more...] about Getting organized makes it easier to prepare nutritious homemade meals
Nykora aims for the bucket … and misses. The man’s bright red nose lights up, and a buzzer sounds. Nyakora jumps, and his friends laugh. Luckily for Nyakora — and the patient, Operation’s “Cavity Sam” — the surgery is only a game, part of a stress-management workshop for freshmen and sophomores in a program for underrepresented students here at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The idea, said Ann Swartz-Beckius, interim director of student achievement, is to teach students how to remain calm under pressure, “to tune out the noise in their heads.” The program’s larger goal is much more ambitious: eliminating the nearly 30 percentage point graduation gap, on average, between white students and black and Latino students at this campus of 13,000 undergraduates, 85 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. Minnesota ranks among the most educated states in the country, with nearly half of adults aged 25 to 64 holding an associate … [Read more...] about Minnesota’s persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 7:28 PM EST Dec 20, 2018 Long before he was the Detroit Lions’ nominee for the NFL’s prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year award, Matthew Stafford was an impressionable kid who spent every Thanksgiving delivering Meals on Wheels with his family. That experience as a youth taught Stafford the importance of giving back, and it’s something that he and wife, Kelly, do now by adopting families every Christmas. Stafford, offering a rare glimpse into his life outside of football, said Thursday that the practice started six or seven years ago when he and Kelly adopted a needy family they were turned onto by the Lions. “She used to do that every once in a while with her family and I used to do Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving with my family,” Stafford said. “We’re like 'let’s do something for the holidays. Don’t know how to do it.' We’re in Detroit, like, 'I don’t know how … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford making a merry Christmas for some
Lunch clubs for older people will continue to get council funding so they can tackle loneliness in Sheffield communities. Council bosses have pledged to fund 51 lunch clubs until 2022 to help reduce isolation amongst older people. More than 60 percent of people who attend lunch clubs are aged 80-plus.A budget of £189,000 per year, for the next three financial years, will be split between direct funding to lunch clubs and a service to help support and develop them.Lunch clubs would usually be invited to reapply for funding but the council says calculating and monitoring the grants has become complicated so it wants to streamline the process.In a report, Alex Shilkoff, Sheffield Council community services manager, says: “The purpose of the fund is to maintain and improve the wellbeing of older people by supporting the delivery of lunch clubs to reduce loneliness and isolation, and increase connections to friends and the community.“Lunch clubs are so much more than lunch. … [Read more...] about More than a meal – how Sheffield lunch clubs are tackling loneliness