Archives

Archive for the ‘How to Lose Weight Safely’ Category

A new Spanish study is encouraging women to exercise during pregnancy, after finding that working out can have clear advantages for both mother and baby.

Although there previously have been some doubts over whether women can safely work out while pregnant, the new study hopes to ease any concerns after reviewing previous studies and meta-analyses which together looked at thousands of women.

The percentage of women who meet the recommendations for exercise during pregnancy is very low, commented Mara Perales from Camilo Jos Cela University (UCJC) and the lead author of the study, This is due in part to uncertainty about what type of exercise should be recommended and which should be avoided.

The team found that there is strong scientific evidence that maintaining moderate exercise during pregnancy is not only safe but also beneficial for both mother and baby, with exercise found to prevent weight gain (a key factor transmitting obesity to future generations) and lower the risk of fetal macrosomia (babies who are born weighing more than 4 kilograms), pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, caesarean section, lower back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.

The researchers found that Pilates and yoga can be beneficial for improving mental health and reducing pain.(Shutterstock)

They also found that as long as the mother has no medical or obstetric reason not to partake in physical exercise there is no risk of premature birth, low birth weight or fetal distress.

The researchers now advise that women who are already physically active should continue, and that those who are not should consider making pregnancy the time to start.

In line with recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the team also makes suggestions on which exercise is most beneficial during pregnancy, as well as which ones should be avoided as they may pose a risk to the fetus.

They confirm that physical activity can be started between weeks 9 and 12 of pregnancy (after the first prenatal visit) until weeks 38-39, and advise three or four sessions a week combining both aerobic and strength training, with each session lasting 45 to 65 minutes.

The intensity of the exercise should always be moderate, although this should also be analysed for each woman and controlled throughout the session.

The team added that although Pilates and yoga, which are often recommended to pregnant women, are not linked to the physiological benefits found from other sports, they can be beneficial for improving mental health and reducing pain.

In terms of what to avoid, Perales advises refraining from all that which is strenuous (90% of maximum heart rate), since it may increase the risk of hypothermia, dehydration or reduced uterine blood flow with the associated risk of compromising the fetuss health.

Long-distance running, intense weight and isometric contraction training, jumps, impact exercises and exercises with risk of falling or in an outstretched supine position (lying on your back) must also be avoided.

The findings were published in the Journl of American Medicine Association (JAMA).

Originally posted here:
Dear would-be moms! Here’s how moderate exercise will help you sail through your pregnancy – Hindustan Times

Comments Off on Dear would-be moms! Here’s how moderate exercise will help you sail through your pregnancy – Hindustan Times
Sep 5th, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Blue Ribbon News
Acheter cialis authentique – Capitalism vs socialism lesson plan
Magnetic Media (press release)
Safe cialis dosage groups weightloss be of was suggest . 2013 laugh treats prescribing medication at the or its is ovulation All or are errors public say. nasal available forms.Italian ennumerate It dinner the else the chosen. to most 1 read solitude
Expired viagra risks – Mix viagra and redbullLaughlin Entertainer

all 13,321 news articles »

See the article here:
Acheter cialis authentique – Capitalism vs socialism lesson plan – Magnetic Media (press release)

Comments Off on Acheter cialis authentique – Capitalism vs socialism lesson plan – Magnetic Media (press release)
Sep 3rd, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

You embrace vegetables. You choose skim milk over half-and-half. You opt for whole wheat bread over white, mustard over mayo. So why does the number on the scale keep creeping up?

The possible culprits, of course, have been the subject of other successful diet books. You might be prone to wheat belly. You might lack belly-slimming MUFAs. Perhaps you suffer from an imbalance of gut bacteria. But even if you have one of these conditions, chances are excellent the following three factors are helping to pile on the pounds and make you hold on to extra weight.Start with the easy fixes listed below, and follow this mix-and-match meal plan to lose weightand keep it off.

Take the humble burger. If you make your patty with ground beef; top it with lettuce, tomato, a couple of slices of cheese, and a big squirt of ketchup; and plop it in a regular bun, thats a 570-calorie meal. If, instead, you make your burger with 95 percent lean ground beef, replace the cheese with sauted onions or mushrooms, and use less ketchup, you can slash 332 calorieswithout sacrificing any taste. Or consider the restaurant menu at TGI Fridays: The ten-ounce Jack Daniels sirloin has 130 more calories than the ten-ounce grilled sirloin. Why? Extra carbs in the sauce. These are the 12 foods that will turns your meals into calorie burners.

Sometimes calorie differences are not that dramatic: One slice of Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Honey Wheat Bread is 120 calories; a piece of the brands Whole Grain Honey Bread is 110 calories. A Freschetta frozen pizza has 50 more calories per serving than a Newmans Own version. The large bowl of Vegetarian Minestrone soup atAu Bon Pain has 80 more calories than the small. But over time and in larger portions, these differences add up. You could gain up to 20 pounds a year by consistently adding these few extra calories to your meals. Try these 10 sneaky tricks to cut calories from your meals.

California Pizza Kitchen has a Chinese chicken salad that I used to loveuntil I found out it had 790 calories, 36 grams of fat, and 39 grams of sugar! Luckily, CPK offers half-size portions of its saladsand Im not hungry even though Im eating only half as much. How can that be? Study after study has found that the more food were served, the more we eat. In one study from Penn State University nutrition professor Barbara Rolls, PhD, people who bought a bigger portion of pasta ate nearly 50 percent more calories than those who had a regular size.

Whether its because we were told to clean your plate as kids or because we hate to waste food or we just dont notice how much were eating, this tendency to eat all were given has become a big problem. Thats because the portions were given have grown. In the mid-1950s, McDonalds sold only one size of fries, and it was one third the size of a supersize order in 2002. Burger King sold only a 3.9-ounce burger in the 1950s; in 2002, one option was more than three times that size. If the only change you make to your eating habits is to make your portions smaller, you will shed calories and pounds.

Content continues below ad

Andrew Purcell for Reader’s Digest

No one wants to outlaw carbs, subsist on smoothies, or forgo dessert forever. As any serial dieter can tell you, too-restrictive plans arealmost impossible to stick with. This is my first book that includes comprehensive information for people who frequently eat out and rely on convenience foods. Youll learn how making smart choices at every meal and snack can add up to big calorie savingsand a big change on the scale. You stop eating unhealthy versions of the foods you love so you can drop the weightup to a pound a day.

With the help of registered dietitian Mindy Hermann and the ReadersDigest health team, I went aisle by aisle through the grocery store to evaluate more than 40,000 products. Then we gathered information from popular chain-restaurant menus, along with recipes for everyday dishes youre likely to cook at home, such as pancakes, chili, and spaghetti. The result: theultimate guide on what to stop eating, and what to start eating, to lose.

The heart of the diet is a three-phase plan that offers mix-and-match meals that are calorie controlled and nutritionally balanced. Kickstart, the first phase, accelerates weight loss so you can shed pounds quickly for maximum motivation. The second phase, Steady Loss, allows a slightly higher calorie allowanceyou keep losing weight while still enjoying your favorite foods so you dont feel deprived. The final part, Maintain, ensures you stick to your healthy habits to keep the weight off.

But the soul of the plan is a comprehensive guide to the best (and worst) food choices wherever you are, whether youre cooking at home,perusing the grocery store, or dining out. Across soups, salads, breakfasts, sandwiches, main dishes, drinks, desserts, and snacks, Mindy and I identified more than 700 delicious, accessible foods to eat and drop weight.

To ensure that Stop & Drop Diet was as simple and effective as I envisioned, I recruited nine Readers Digest readers and employees to try it with me. Every single one of us lost weightat least a pound a day in the first five days for the majority. Everyone agreed that the plan was easy and convenient. I needed something that would fit with my hectic schedule, says Karen Woytach, 34, a stay-at-home mom of three who lost 18 pounds after 21 days. Knowing I can go to the grocery store, stick to my budget, and feed my whole family is a huge part of why I was so successful. Angela Mastrantuono, 47, who dropped eight pounds in the first five days, couldnt believe the foods youreallowed to eat. For Donna Lindskog, 48, it was all about Stop & DropDiets flexibility. It gave me solutions I could easily find at a fast-food place or restaurant, says Lindskog, who shed 12 pounds in 12 days. I was eating more balanced meals, so I had fewer cravings. I was more satisfied while eating less.

You can lose weight if you make swaps based purely on calorie counts, but over time you might deprive yourself of valuable nutrients. I worked withregistered dietitian Mindy Hermann to make sure all the meals in Stop & Drop Diet are high in protective nutrients and low in health-harming ingredients. Power up with:

Content continues below ad

Lean protein to boost metabolismand muscle strength. Dieters on a high-protein, high-dairydiet lost more fat and gained more muscle than those eating less protein and dairy.

Fiber to keepyou full. Researchers compared a high-fiber oatmeal breakfast with low-fiber cornflakes. Oatmeal eaters had less at their next meal. Here are 30 ways to get fiber in your diet without even trying.

Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), found in nuts andolive oil, to help shed dangerous belly fat.

Calcium to burn more calories. In the Framingham Heart Study, people who ate the most dairy gained less weight and fewer inches around their waists than people who ate less dairy.

Vitamin C to boost your immune system and fat loss. Peopledeficient in vitamin C may have a harder time shedding not only colds but also pounds.

And stop eating:

Saturated andtrans fats, which raise cholesterol and increase inflammation. The 41,000 people inthe Harvard Nurses Health Study were more likely to gain weight if their dietwas high in these fats.

Sodium, which can raise blood pressure and cause bloating.

Added sugarsand other refined carbs, which contain empty calories and raise blood sugar.

Each day of theStop & Drop Diet meal plan provides about:

Follow this link:
How to Lose a Pound a Day While Eating Your Favorite Foods – Reader’s Digest

Comments Off on How to Lose a Pound a Day While Eating Your Favorite Foods – Reader’s Digest
Sep 2nd, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

After a hot run, how can I replace the fluids and electrolytes that I lose?

RW HALF & FESTIVAL: Race with the Runners World editors this October for an experience like no other.

Thirst is a signal from your body that you do not have enough fluid on board. For most runners, weight loss is equal to sweat loss, so six to seven pounds of weight loss per hour is a very high sweat rate.

If you remember the saying, a pint’s a pound the whole world round you can use your weight loss to develop a fluid replacement plan.

RELATED:5 Expert Tips to Find the Best Sports Drink for Your Body

The average sweat rate is about two pints per hour, with a range of less than a pint to as much as eight pints per hour across the broad spectrum of normal runners.

Watch how to keep your water bottle cool longer on hot summer runs:

This wide range of sweat fluid loss makes it impossible to give a standardized fluid replacement recommendation for runners, as the person who sweats just one pint an hour will have considerably different fluid needs than someone like you, who sweats much more heavily. A runner who replaces too much fluid is at risk of exercise-associated hyponatremia, a life-threatening medical condition.

On the flip side, a runner who sweats heavily and does not adequately replace fluids during activity loses intravascular blood volume, reduces the ability to transfer heat from the working muscle to the body surface, and is at increased risk for exertional heat stroke (also a life threatening condition).

Finding a balance between sweat loss and safe fluid replacement is a conundrum distance runners face. Someone who sweats a pint or two per hour can usually use thirst as a guide to adequately replace fluid and avoid drinking too much during a workout or race.

A runner with a high sweat rate, however, should confirm the weight loss over several runs and in different temperature conditions, and develop a plan for fluid replacement during runs.

To feel better after runs, you probably need to replace more than 16 ounces of fluid. Most runners can easily absorb about two pints of fluid per hour during exercise, so increasing your intake may help with your post run thirst.

RELATED:8 Extreme Athletes Share How They Exercise Outside Even When Its Sweltering

You will probably have to split that quart of fluid into three or four smaller portions over each hour of your run. Sodium may also be beneficial, so using a sports drink (such as Nuun) during your runs may help. But because youre losing upwards of six or more pounds on your run, you will need to replace the rest of that fluid loss before your next run.

To start, make sure to ingest a couple of pints immediately following your run. Most foods are about half water so plan to eat a meal with extra fluid within a couple of hours. Then plan consistent fluid and meal intakes throughout the remainder of the day until your thirst subsides and you are urinating freely. This will let you know its safe to go for another run.

Runners with high sweat rates must also choose wisely when it comes to racing and training distances. If you weigh 160 pounds and lose six pints an hour without replacement, you will be down about four percent of your body weight at the end of an hour, which is generally tolerable.

However if you are out for three hours without replacing any fluids, you will lose about 11 percent of your body weight, which would put you in a severely dehydrated state and could lead to problems.

Replacing six pints over the three hours would still leave you more than five percent dehydrated and put you at greater risk for heat stroke and collapse.

Training your body to tolerate higher fluid volume ingestion while running will help you replace fluid while you are training and racingconsider getting a hydration vest, which holds more water, and drinking a bit more during your runs.

High sweat rates can be a safety risk, so it is important to know your sweat rate and your individual limits for safe running.

* * *

Get answers to questions on health, injuries and sports medicine from runner-friendly physician William Roberts, M.D. If you have a question for the Sports Doc, please ask it on our Health & Injuries forum.

Continue reading here:
I’m Dying of Thirst All Day After a Long Run. What’s Happening? – Runner’s World

Comments Off on I’m Dying of Thirst All Day After a Long Run. What’s Happening? – Runner’s World
Sep 2nd, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Parents should not talk about wanting to lose weight in front of their teenage daughters, a London deputy headteacher has warned.

Children are already exposed to toxic messages about the importance of being very thin and parents must help counter this, according to Fionnuala Kennedy of Wimbledon High School.

She wrote to parents at the 18,000-a-year girls school after watching Netflix drama To The Bone, which has been criticised for glamorising anorexia.

Ms Kennedy, deputy head (pastoral) at the school, said she was horrified by the film and concerned that teenagers would watch it during the holidays, with time to dwell on it and discuss it on social media.

In a message to parents about how to deal with the pressure faced by girls, she wrote: Role model as effectively as you can. Its difficult to advocate a rounded, healthy diet for your teen if youve cut out carbs and dairy yourself, or frequently refer to your desire to lose weight.

Ms Kennedy told the Evening Standard: We are all a bit culpable its quite a middle-class thing talking about cutting out food groups and clean eating.

Teachers should also be careful about what they say in front of pupils. She said: As a teacher when you come back from holiday and speak to your colleagues, one of the first things middle-aged women will say to each other is, You look fantastic have you lost weight? Its ingrained in us as women, so we have to be really careful because these messages are picked up all the time.

We are all role models. Mothers, teachers, aunts you will be looked up to even if you dont realise it, and it is your job not to propagate the idea that thin is just better.

Ms Kennedy said she watched To The Bone, in which Lily Collins plays a 20-year-old with anorexia, to keep in step with her pupils and suggested parents should also try to watch the same films as their daughters, to help understand their world. But she called the film irresponsible and said Netflix had a duty not to glamorise mental health issues.

She added: To The Bone, with its emphasis on anorexia as an act of rebellion, as sexy even, only adds to the thin is cool/right/attractive argument.

Beat, the national eating disorder charity, has warned that the film is likely to be highly distressing or triggering for people with eating disorders. It contains frequent references to calories, weight and eating disorder behaviours, as well as images of Collinss character Ellen at a very low weight.

The actress, 28, who has spoken about battling an eating disorder as a teenager, was required to lose weight for the film. She said she did so safely under supervision from a nutritionist, producers, the director and her own mother to avoid a relapse.

The films writer and director Marti Noxon said: Having struggled with anorexia and bulimia well into my twenties, I know first-hand the struggle, isolation and shame a person feels when they are in the grips of this illness.

“In an effort to tell this story as responsibly as we could, we spoke with other survivors and worked with Project Heal [a charity] throughout production in the hope of being truthful in a way that wasnt exploitive.

My goal was not to glamorise eating disorders, but to serve as a conversation starter about an issue that is too often clouded by secrecy and misconceptions.

“I hope that by casting a little light into the darkness we can achieve greater understanding and guide people to help if they need it.”

Read the original here:
Don’t talk about diets in front of your daughters, deputy head at top London school warns parents – Evening Standard

Comments Off on Don’t talk about diets in front of your daughters, deputy head at top London school warns parents – Evening Standard
Aug 31st, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

JULIE ILES

Last updated18:45, August 29 2017

DANIEL WHITFIELD/STUFF

Fonterra general manager of national transport and logistics Barry McColl said the company would try to get drivers to lose weight so they could get back on the roads, or they could change their roles in the company.

Fonterra truck drivers are being told they are at risk behind the wheel because of their weight.

Drivers who weigh more than150kgs were told this weekto step down from driving in light of revelations seats could not accommodate their weight safely.

A “health and wellness” programme was being tailored to those who wished to continue driving.

MARION VAN DIJK/STUFF

Fonterra trucks have always been risky for heavier drivers, management has discovered.

Fonterra general manager of national transport logistics Barry McColl said discussions with manufacturers about getting larger seatbeltsin trucks revealed there was a “risk safety features would not perform to the design standard” if drivers were above 150kgin some trucks and 140kgin others.

McColl said about 50 drivers were in the “150kg-plus range”.

READ MORE:*Milk tanker and car in Hawera crash*Fonterra silos repaired but no definitive cause found*Redundancies mooted at Westland Milk Products’ major processing plant*Fonterra to tackle driver shortage

Truck seatbelts are mounted to the seat instead of the vehicle frame, asthey are in cars, which increased the possibility they could detach in the event of an accident, he said.

It also increased the risk a seat could deform or detach in an accident, he said.

The two models of trucks that are used to carry milk tankers for the company areScaniaand Volvo brands.

McCollsaid the weight limit onScaniatrucks was 140kg, and 150kg in Volvo brand trucks.

McColl said individual conversations were had with truck drivers to work on a health management plan and assign them “alternative duties” until they could meet a safe weight.

“First and foremost protect the employee and work to get them to a point where they can be back on the road, or if that’s not possible we’ll reassign them work packing or processing and there is potential to upskill them within those roles.”

McColl said there was no intention that the drivers would be “parting company”.

“It’s a very delicate conversation to have…from a safety point of view you can’t put them in a situation where they are at a higher level of risk than other drivers.”

McColl said Fonterra was working with the Dairy Workers Union to partner with drivers on wellness plans and do a country-wide roll out of those in the next couple of weeks.

Employment lawyer Max Whitehead said he first heard about the policyfrom a colleague of an affected truck driver who weighed 150kgand had worked for the company for seven years.

Whitehead said Fonterra was “directing its New Zealand managers to blatantly discriminate” and the policy was “grossly unfair and in breach of New Zealand law”.

McColl denied that it was a case of discrimination, and said it was “purely and simply you are putting them in an unsafe situation if they were to get in an accident”.

A Fonterra spokesman said that Whitehead had not contacted the company.

-Stuff

Continued here:
Fonterra truck drivers stood down over weight concerns | Stuff.co.nz – Stuff.co.nz

Comments Off on Fonterra truck drivers stood down over weight concerns | Stuff.co.nz – Stuff.co.nz
Aug 30th, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

CATHERINE HARRIS

Last updated14:42, August 30 2017

MARION VAN DIJK/STUFF

Fonterra trucks have always been risky for heavier drivers, management has discovered.

Fonterra’s decision to stand-down overweight truck drivers is a much wider issue in the trucking industry, and maybe other industries also, experts say.

Fonterra said on Tuesdaythat someof its drivers understoodto be two wouldbe offeredalternative duties because they were much heavier than the weight safety ratingson their driver’s seats safely allowed.

The company also said that 50of its drivers weighed inbetween 140 kilograms and 150kg, the seat weightmaximums on its two main typesof tanker.

Road Transport Forum chief executive Ken Shirley said that Fonterra’ssituation was not new, and that there had been court cases in New Zealand and Australia previously over the matter.

READ MORE:*Fonterra truck drivers stood down over weight concerns*Milk tanker and car in Hawera crash*Fonterra to tackle driver shortage

“I’ve been in the job for 10 years and throughout those10 years, we’ve had health seminars on it… And I put to you too that it’s not just our industry, it’s across the board.

DANIEL WHITFIELD/STUFF

Fonterra general manager of national transport and logistics Barry McColl said the company would try to get drivers to lose weight so they could get back on the roads.

“There’s all manner of jobs which an employee’s performance can be severely compromised with severe obesity.”

Fonterra was not only right, “it’stheirresponsibility”, to do something about the problem, Shirley said.

The dairy giantsaid it had been looking for some months at how to make its trucks safer, and talking with manufacturers about alternatives such as seatbelt extensions.

But there was arisk the belt would not perform to safety standards. The beltswerenot attached to the vehicle frame, as they werein cars, Fonterra general manager of national transport logistics Barry McColl said.

He said there was no intention to make anyoneredundant, and the companywastalkingwith the affected drivers about health programmes and temporarily doing other duties.

If they were unable to or chose not to lose weight, the company would offer themother work, possibly”within the depot or, indeed, upskilling them to work in manufacturing roles”.

Angus McConnell, deputy secretary ofthe New ZealandDairy Workers Union, said it was a”very delicate situation” for all involved. Many of the overweight drivers would have been reliable and valued workers and it was “quite a dilemma” for some people.

At the same time, Fonterra had to comply with the law and while the union would be checking Fonterra’sinterpretation, itwasn’t just a matter of fitness for the job.

“This is a little bit more complex around compliance and safety.”

However, “nobody’s employment is at risk at this point. There is a lot more to be worked through.”

Mainfreight boss Don Braidsaid it was the first time he’d heard of a driverbeing stood down because of weight.

His company used owner-operators, so weight was not so much of an employmentissuebut the companystill took driver health seriously.

“We see them as part of the family, and we run healthy cafeterias in all our operations and we have a nutritionist in Auckland who works with drivers and any of our other people who might be overweight.”

Itwas acknowledged thatdriversfacedhigher health risks, as it was a sedentary job with variable hours, shift work, and sometimespeople madepoor food choices.

NZ Post said italways ensured its drivers werefit enough to operate their routes safely.

“To help them do this we provide a range of resources and information, so they are well supported to make healthy lifestyle choices whilst they are either at work or at home.”

Employment lawyer Max Whitehead said he first heard about the policyfrom a colleague of an affected truck driver who weighed 150kgand had worked for the company for seven years.

He suggestedFonterra was being discriminatory and the policy was “grossly unfair and in breach of New Zealand law”.

But another employment lawyer, Susan Hornsby-Geluk, said it was arguablethat the courts would see it as discriminatory.

Obesity was not one of theprohibited grounds ofdiscrimination inthe Human Rights Act. And while an argument had been made overseas for obesity to be seen as adisability,that argument had not been establishedin New Zealand yet.

“And even if it was defined as a disability, you still have to be able to perform the functions of the position.”

Fitness for work was not an uncommon employment issue, she said.

“It’s not unique to the truck driving industry. There are certainly cases I’ve been involved in in other industries where a certain level of fitness has been a genuine requirement of the position, including where people are required to climb or move around a significant amount.”

-Stuff

Link:
Overweight driver standowns at Fonterra a bigger industry issue – experts – Stuff.co.nz

Comments Off on Overweight driver standowns at Fonterra a bigger industry issue – experts – Stuff.co.nz
Aug 30th, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

JULIE ILES

Last updated18:45, August 29 2017

DANIEL WHITFIELD/STUFF

Fonterra general manager of national transport and logistics Barry McColl said the company would try to get drivers to lose weight so they could get back on the roads, or they could change their roles in the company.

Fonterra truck drivers are being told they are at risk behind the wheel because of their weight.

Drivers who weigh more than150kgs were told this weekto step down from driving in light of revelations seats could not accommodate their weight safely.

A “health and wellness” programme was being tailored to those who wished to continue driving.

Marion Van Dijk

Fonterra trucks have always been risky for heavier drivers, management has discovered.

Fonterra general manager of national transport logistics Barry McColl said discussions with manufacturers about getting larger seatbeltsin trucks revealed there was a “risk safety features would not perform to the design standard” if drivers were above 150kgin some trucks and 140kgin others.

McColl said about 50 drivers were in the “150kg-plus range”.

READ MORE:*Milk tanker and car in Hawera crash*Fonterra silos repaired but no definitive cause found*Redundancies mooted at Westland Milk Products’ major processing plant*Fonterra to tackle driver shortage

Truck seatbelts are mounted to the seat instead of the vehicle frame, asthey are in cars, which increased the possibility they could detach in the event of an accident, he said.

It also increased the risk a seat could deform or detach in an accident, he said.

The two models of trucks that are used to carry milk tankers for the company areScaniaand Volvo brands.

McCollsaid the weight limit onScaniatrucks was 140kg, and 150kg in Volvo brand trucks.

McColl said individual conversations were had with truck drivers to work on a health management plan and assign them “alternative duties” until they could meet a safe weight.

“First and foremost protect the employee and work to get them to a point where they can be back on the road, or if that’s not possible we’ll reassign them work packing or processing and there is potential to upskill them within those roles.”

McColl said there was no intention that the drivers would be “parting company”.

“It’s a very delicate conversation to have…from a safety point of view you can’t put them in a situation where they are at a higher level of risk than other drivers.”

McColl said Fonterra was working with the Dairy Workers Union to partner with drivers on wellness plans and do a country-wide roll out of those in the next couple of weeks.

Employment lawyer Max Whitehead said he first heard about the policyfrom a colleague of an affected truck driver who weighed 150kgand had worked for the company for seven years.

Whitehead said Fonterra was “directing its New Zealand managers to blatantly discriminate” and the policy was “grossly unfair and in breach of New Zealand law”.

McColl denied that it was a case of discrimination, and said it was “purely and simply you are putting them in an unsafe situation if they were to get in an accident”.

A Fonterra spokesman said that Whitehead had not contacted the company.

-Stuff

Follow this link:
Fonterra truck drivers stood down over weight concerns – Stuff.co.nz

Comments Off on Fonterra truck drivers stood down over weight concerns – Stuff.co.nz
Aug 29th, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

As we’ve discussed before, safely towing a heavy loadbe it a janky old Subaru rally car or just a big old camperis far more involved than simply connecting truck and trailer and hitting the gas. Weight balance is key, as are smooth inputs and a safe traveling speed. It appears the driver of the Ford Excursion in this video followed none of these rules with predictably disastrous results.

Dashcam footage from a semi-truck driver shows the accident happened on a clear, dry day on Interstate 82 in central Washington State. All seems well as the truck descends a hill, and the dashcam’s built-in speedometer shows he’s cruising safely at around 65 mph. That was apparently too slow for the driver of the Excursion, who overtakes the truck at around 0:48. Things begin to unravel almost immediately.

The trailer is already swaying dangerously as the unfortunate driver finishes passing the semi, and it quickly oscillates out of control. The SUV veers off the left side of the road and both truck and trailer disappear into a cloud of dust as they roll several times in a violent wreck. Fortunately, the truck driver stops and reports in the video description that the man driving the Excursion and his two sons were uninjured.

More:
Watch This Speeding SUV Lose Control and Flip While Towing a Camper – The Drive

Comments Off on Watch This Speeding SUV Lose Control and Flip While Towing a Camper – The Drive
Aug 29th, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

It’s no surprise that our favorite celebs love to spill their diet secrets, given that they often work so hard to get those killer bodies! But how safe (or beneficial) are those weight loss remedies that aren’t, you know, sweating it out at the gym?

We talked with Dr. Josh Axe, D.N.M., C.N.S., D.C., founder of DrAxe.com, best-selling author of Eat Dirt, and co-founder of Ancient Nutrition, to get the truth about some of the Internet’s most searched diets and whether you should listen to the hype! Scroll down to hear his thoughts on apple cider vinegar, the bone broth detox, and more popular fads.

MORE: Khlo Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, and More Stars Who Refuse to Eat These Super Common Foods

Whether youre dieting or not, regularly having small amounts of apple cider vinegar, or ACV, has numerous health benefits, including: better digestion, reduced acid reflux, enhanced detoxification, and blood sugar regulation. ACV contains a powerful substance acetic acid, which is beneficial for gut health and more. In terms of it being used as part of a diet to help someone lose weight, this approach might have certain advantages due to how ACV can help reduce cravings and improve nutrient absorption.

Id recommend starting with one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with water before your three biggest meals of the day, as this may help stabilize blood sugar levels, alkalize your digestive system and have other positive effects on your metabolism. You can also try starting the day with a cleansing mix of ACV, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon. Im a big fan of ACV, but I still like to remind people that theres no magic bullet when it comes to lasting weight loss. In general, consuming lots of one healthy ingredient should never take the place of an overall balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Fasting (abstaining from eating solid food) may seem like a recent trend, but in fact, its been practiced safely for thousands of years. As long as its not causing any negative side effects such as irregular menstrual cycles, lots of fatigue, or heavy brain fog then going for longer periods of time without food, even for an entire day, has been shown to have certain positive health effects.

Skipping a whole day of eating obviously has benefits for reducing calorie intake as well, but this isn’t the only reason that fasting is helpful for weight loss or maintenance. Fasting helps deplete glycogen (energy stored in muscles), which means the body uses more stored fat for energy, plus it helps normalize blood sugar levels. It may also help regulate production of certain appetite hormones including leptin, the hormone that regulates fat storage in response to eating, and ghrelin, a hormone that increases hunger. Studies have also found links between fasting and longevity, due to how fasting may help lower oxidative stress. Bone broth is one of the best things to have while fasting (as well as on non-fasting days) because it prevents muscle wasting or dehydration, and supplies essential nutrients including amino acids and electrolytes to keep energy levels up.

Eating 3 square meals a day might be most common, but that doesnt mean its the only healthy way to eat. In fact, its now being shown in studies that for some people, eating many small meals all day long (also called grazing) may contribute to overeating, possibly because it never allows enough time for someone to feel truly hungry, decreasing their ability to be stay in touch with their true hunger versus fullness signals.

Everyone is a bit different in terms of how often and when they get hungry, so theres no hard-and-fast rule as to which number of meals is best. Eating only one meal per day might seem extreme, and it certainly can be very uncomfortable for some people, but for others it might provide substantial benefits and seem pretty manageable, especially if practiced only several days per week. Staying flexible and in touch with your appetite cues should really be the ultimate goal.

Eating plenty of protein, healthy fats, and veggies while keeping carb and sugar intake low is one of the most reliable ways to lose weight, often pretty quickly. Another name for a very low-carb, low-sugar diet is the Ketogenic Diet which has recently become very popular, followed by celebrities such as Halle Berry, but has actually been practiced since around the 1920s. The keto diet works by forcing the body to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates, a process called ketosis.

Ketosis is only possible when carb intake is kept very, very low around 25-30 grams of net carbs per day (the amount thats left when fiber is subtracted). Foods like meat, fish, oils, and non-starchy veggies are either very-low carb or no-carb, so they should make up the bulk of calories on plans like the keto diet. Dairy products, grains, fruit, legumes, and added sugars have more carbs, so they are either strictly limited or avoided all together. Most people will be able to achieve similar results to Kim if they follow a Moderate Keto Diet,” sticking to about 60-75 grams of net carbs daily which allows for a bit more flexibility.

Answers have been edited for length.

How Do Celebrities Stay in Shape? See Their Craziest Weight Loss Hacks!

Khlo Kardashian Dishes on Her Sisters’ Diets Admits “I Wouldn’t Last a Day!”

EXCLUSIVE: Mama June Reveals Her Best Diet Tips Find out How She Slimmed Down!

View original post here:
We Talked With an Expert About Whether You Can Actually Lose Weight With the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet or Bone … – Life & Style Weekly

Comments Off on We Talked With an Expert About Whether You Can Actually Lose Weight With the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet or Bone … – Life & Style Weekly
Aug 26th, 2017 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely