Day: May 8, 2020

Online Coaching Benefits | Virtual Training Program Benefits

Online Coaching Benefits | Virtual Training Program Benefits

  • According to new research, using a structured program—such as an online coaching or training program—comes with major benefits.
  • It can help you stick to your goals in regards to training and nutrition, which in turn, will improve your performance and make you a more well-rounded cyclist.

    Anyone who has ever searched on Google for strategies on improving nutrition or getting faster would need a few lifetimes to parse through the advice those queries return. But there does seem to be a more targeted and beneficial way to use online tools to learn about those goals, according to new research.

    The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, focused on the impact of a web-based exercise and nutritional education program for 105 people who were obese with hypertension. About half were part of a control group that received usual medical care without any online education programs.

    The other half

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    Finding ways to move your body while social distancing

    Finding ways to move your body while social distancing

    <span class="caption">Short walks can boost the immune system and keep a person fit.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/Virus-Outbreak-Britain/309926f72a5f42608c6e98011af03876/9/0" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth">AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth</a></span>
    Short walks can boost the immune system and keep a person fit. AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

    Significant Figures is a series from The Conversation where scholars explain an important number in the news.

    Recent Fitbit activity tracker data show a significant drop in physical activity worldwide that corresponds with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. In the United States, physical activity has fallen by 12%.

    Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer than a quarter of Americans were getting the recommended amount of exercise.

    I’m an activity expert, and I am concerned how this reduction in physical activity may impact our overall health and well-being.

    Some of the drop in physical activity is due to temporary fitness center closings and stay-at-home guidelines. However, even people who don’t typically work out may have a reduction in activity because they are walking less to do everyday tasks and spending more time in front of

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    5 surprising ways to lift the spirits of your coworkers

    5 surprising ways to lift the spirits of your coworkers

    Researchers are raising concerns about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on mental health. As you do your best to stay positive and healthy while also trying to get work done, remember that we are all dealing with the situation in different ways. And some of your coworkers may be struggling in silence.

    So if you’re getting a little bit tired of having the same conversations about COVID-19 or powering through to-dos on video calls, why not take a moment to think of ways to lift others up? When you brighten someone else’s day, it tends to elevate your own spirits. It’s a win-win.

    From small, goofy actions to emotionally intelligent responses, here are five surprising ways to raise the spirits of your coworkers.

    Goof around and inject humor into their day

    Laughter truly is the best medicine. According to the Mayo Clinic, having a good laugh can help reduce

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    Unemployment Rate Soars to 14.7 Percent, the Worst Since the Great Recession

    Unemployment Rate Soars to 14.7 Percent, the Worst Since the Great Recession

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    The U.S. unemployment rate soared to 14.7% in April, surpassing the worst figure of the Great Recession, as the coronavirus caused 20.5 million people to lose their jobs.

    The 10.3% increase from March, when the rate was 4.4%, is the largest jump since the government began to collect employment data in 1948.

    More from Variety

    In the motion picture and sound recording industry, the unemployment rate jumped to 31.3%, as some 217,000 people lost their jobs in April, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate in the industry was 1.8% in the March report. The category includes production and theater workers, who were laid off or furloughed as the entertainment industry came to a standstill.

    Another 217,000 people lost their jobs in the category of performing arts and spectator sports, and 1,062,000 lost jobs in the sector that includes amusement

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    We spoke to the mayor of Salt Lake City, an investment analyst, and infectious disease experts to learn about when and how the US will reopen

    We spoke to the mayor of Salt Lake City, an investment analyst, and infectious disease experts to learn about when and how the US will reopen

    Laura Haque eats lunch with her family between tables closed for social distancing at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Smyrna, Georgia.
    Laura Haque eats lunch with her family between tables closed for social distancing at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar on the day restaurants and theaters were allowed to reopen to the public as part of the phased reopening of businesses and restaurants from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Smyrna, Georgia.

    Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

    • As some parts of the United States start to open non-essential businesses, it remains to be seen exactly how or when the country will reopen.

    • We spoke to epidemiologists, an investment analyst, and the mayor of Salt Lake City to learn more about how reopening our economy will happen, and what it could look like.

    • While nobody can predict the future, the experts Business Insider spoke to said that reopening will need to be a slow and careful process coordinated regionally.

    • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

    While some states like Georgia across the country are reopening

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    Exercise may help reduce risk of deadly COVID-19 complication: ARDS

    Exercise may help reduce risk of deadly COVID-19 complication: ARDS

    <span class="caption">Exercise has many benefits, including boosting defenses against complications that occur during SARS-CoV-2 infections. </span> <span class="attribution"><span class="source">Julien McRoberts / Getty Images</span></span>
    Exercise has many benefits, including boosting defenses against complications that occur during SARS-CoV-2 infections. Julien McRoberts / Getty Images

    Scientists are constantly revealing newly discovered benefits of exercise. In experiments over the past 10 years, my research has found that exercise can help with a respiratory problem known as ARDS.

    ARDS is a type of respiratory failure characterized by rapid onset of widespread inflammation in the lungs that prevents oxygen from reaching the organs. It has been reported in many COVID-19 patients.

    I am an exercise physiologist with training in medicine. More than 30 years ago, I gave up my career in general surgery in China and came to the U.S. to pursue a basic research career in molecular exercise physiology, as I was intrigued by the superb health benefits of regular exercise.

    Most recently I’ve been thinking about the potential impact of regular exercise in preventing this deadly complication

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    Chelsea reopen training ground ahead of 'Project Restart' meeting as foreign players self-isolate

    Chelsea reopen training ground ahead of ‘Project Restart’ meeting as foreign players self-isolate

    Chelsea have opened their training ground so that players can build up their fitness under strict safety measures, Goal can confirm.

    Some of Frank Lampard’s squad have started to filter back for outdoor training sessions in isolated spaces, while others have to self-isolate for 14 days.

    That is in accordance with the UK government’s advice for anyone returning to Britain from abroad. Christian Pulisic, Willian, Pedro, Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andreas Christensen are the players in question.

    Chelsea are issuing hourly slots to players that live close to the training ground as they adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. A member of medical staff will monitor the players from a distance.

    The move to open the training ground is intended to give access to a safer workspace for players, who can attract attention in London and Surrey.

    None of the coaching team will be present, Lampard included,

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    Social Distancing Informants Have Their Eyes on You

    Social Distancing Informants Have Their Eyes on You

    Kevin Rusch was at home on a recent Sunday evening scrolling through Facebook when he saw a photo that shocked him: A man with an American flag bandanna wrapped around his head stood at a rally demanding Wisconsin lift orders that had shuttered schools and businesses.

    That man was David Murdock, a cardiologist from his hometown, Wausau. And, like the hundreds of other people at the rally, Murdock was maskless and did not appear to be practicing social distancing. In one photo, Murdock’s arm was slung around a priest, with the two holding a sign that read “We are an essential service.”

    “His picture popped up, and when I saw it, I was furious,” Rusch said. “I thought, this guy is out here hugging people and rubbing elbows without PPE on and he’s actively seeing patients.”

    Rusch shared Murdock’s photo on Facebook with an admonition about the doctor who boldly

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    IFAB approves use of five substitutes per match once football returns after coronavirus outbreak

    IFAB approves use of five substitutes per match once football returns after coronavirus outbreak

    Teams will be allowed to make five substitutions during matches when football resumes after the coronavirus-enforced break, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has confirmed.

    The temporary change in the rules has been brought in to protect players’ fitness when competitions come back after football across the world was put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    IFAB say they have made the decision on the request of FIFA and it will only be permitted in competitions which are due to finish by December 31 this year – meaning it will apply to 2019-20 league seasons and the current Champions League and Europa League should they resume, but not for the 2020-21 campaign.

    It was also confirmed that only three stoppages for changes will be allowed per team – as are the regular rules of football – but that multiple changes will be allowed during those breaks, while clubs can

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    Trump set to travel for first time in weeks as U.S. death toll nears 70,000

    Trump set to travel for first time in weeks as U.S. death toll nears 70,000

    Good morning, NBC News readers.

    While the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic inches near 70,000, we have a report on the ongoing symptoms of fever, fatigue and fear many recovering COVID-19 patients suffer from.

    Here’s what we’re watching this Tuesday morning.

    Trump to take first trip outside D.C. in weeks as more states open up

    President Donald Trump will travel outside the D.C. area for the first time in more than a month later today when he visits a Honeywell mask manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

    His travels outside the Beltway come as more states began to partially reopen and lift some social distancing restrictions Monday.

    For many businesses across the country, reopening means managing a high-wire balancing act between serving customers and maintaining safety.

    Meantime, a new draft report from the federal government predicted that by June 1, the daily death toll could nearly double to 3,000

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