Alia takes swimming to new levels

first_imgLONDON was Alia Atkinson’s third Olympic Games but it was also her breakthrough moment and her performance there catapulted Jamaican swimming to a whole new level. Atkinson first competed in Athens in 2004 and finished 25th in the 200m breaststroke in Beijing in 2008, but as a 23-year-old with college experience under her belt, Atkinson went to a third Olympic Games. Having tied with Canadian Tera van Beilen for eighth place in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m breaststroke, Atkinson was forced to swim off with the North American to decide a spot in the final. Then-Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica president, Martin Lyn recalls the intensity of the experience. “At first she was a little almost nervous even though it was her third Olympics but as she progressed she became more and more confident. That came to a head when the swim-off occurred. She was ready to swim but the Canadians wanted to put the swim-off to the next day and we (Jamaican officials) ensured that the swim occurred within hours of the previous swim and because she was so fit and ready she was able to perform and she won the swim off by metres,” Lyn told The Gleaner. The swimmer was supported by members of the Jamaican contingent in the Olympic Pool at the finals in London and they watched as Atkinson came within metres of a bronze medal. She eventually finished fourth Lyn, who was president of the ASAJ from 2009-2015, said Atkinson’s exploits in London helped to attract more interest and sponsors to the sport, as the image of swimming being one for elitists, slowly shifted. “The popularity of aquatics definitely grew as a result of Alia’s performance and more sponsors became aware. It takes more work for us to push sponsorship and to bring up other Alia’s in Jamaica and we have in Jamaica which are very many (like her). We have a great programme and I see where we can produce many more Olympians in the pool,” Lyn said. He added that the increased sponsorship helped the association to send Atkinson to events overseas which helped improve her stature as well. “It (London) was the first time she was swimming against Europeans because she had never been to Europe and we were able to send her to Europe after that which is why she has been able to do so much better,” he noted. Atkinson, now 27, is looking forward to her fourth Olympics. Since 2012 she became the first black woman to win a world title when she set a world record in the 100m breaststroke at the 2014 Short Course World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Atkinson also won a bronze medal in 100m breaststroke and silver in the 50m breaststroke at the Long Course World Championships in Kazan, Russia in 2015.last_img read more

MCC Turns over 3 Bikes to CBEs

first_imgAuthorities of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) yesterday turned over three brand new TVS five star motorbikes it has purchased at the cost of US$10,000 to three Community Based Enterprises (CBEs) in Monrovia and its environs.The motorbikes were turned over to the Swaray and Dunbar in St, Paul Bridge, the Alpha Sanitation in the slum community of West point and the United Group located in Sinkor Old Road. “Authorities of those three sanitation groups that the bikes have been assigned to are expected to use their bikes to collect plastics from the streets and in their respective neighborhoods, and school campuses. They are not, however, intended for garbage collection,” Abraham B.Y. Jusu Garneo, MCC’s Director-General of Service programs told the beneficiaries as he presented the bikes to each of them. The tough looking Chinese made auto 200cc bikes are neatly inscribed with ‘Operation Attack Plastic’. MCC bought the bikes to complement the plastics collection exercise that was launched last year, under the code name, “Operation Attack Plastics.” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf launched “Operation Attack Plastics” which brought together 13 schools from the Monrovia Consolidated School System that participated in picking up used and unwanted plastic materials in the streets and communities within the municipality of Monrovia.The involvement of the students, MCC said, was intended to bring about competition among the participating schools, following which trophies in first, second and third categories were presented to the winners. The MCC provided hygienic and sanitary materials including gloves, boots, and helmets to be used by the students to protect them while carrying out the plastic collection.In remarks following the presentation, Caine Prince Andrews, MCC’s Director-General for Internal Operations, underscored the importance of “Operation Attack Plastics,” noting that the bikes are part of the sustainability of the project. Madam Mai Dunbar, Swaray and Dunbar Sanitation General Manager, on behalf of her colleagues, expressed appreciation to the MCC, and promised to maintain the bikes and use them for the purpose the MCC has intended.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Republic Bank warns customers about scams during holidays

first_imgOnce again, Republic Bank Guyana Limited has alerted its customers of possible phone scams during this time of the year.Communications and Public Relations Specialist Rachael Singh told Guyana Times on Wednesday that scams were heightened during the Christmas season and as a result, the banking institution was sending an early warning to alert its customers and consumers in general.“It’s a message we sent out to alert everyone and not because of anything in particular… It’s something to let our customers continue to be on the alert, because we know how the Christmas season is.”Via SMS (Short Messaging Service), the Bank advised the public not to divulge any information regarding their bank cards or PIN numbers over the phone since this is not part of any current activities of the institution.It also asked persons to “beware of phone scams”, which demand private information possibly with the intention to steal.Cellphone scams have been on the rise for the holiday season, with fraudsters posing as representatives of various organisations to extract monies from people. So far, complaints have been made about these persons asking for personal information, claiming that the persons called would have won promotions.To appear legitimate, they would ask for correct names, addresses and national identification (ID) or bank numbers.In one instance, the First Lady, Sandra Granger had urged citizens to remain vigilant after someone used the name of her office and her name to approach people with the proposition of making down payments for scholarships.In April, a fraudster, Muhammad Ali was arrested and placed before the courts for impersonating the First Lady and tricking citizens into transferring money to him.The trickster managed to obtain 12 pennyweights of gold worth $139,000 and $30,000 in GTT and Digicel phone cards, while pretending that he was in a position to grant scholarships to a young woman.last_img read more

Team Tuttle looking for new crew chief

first_imgJust when it was starting to look as though NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series Top Fuel dragster owner Dexter Tuttle was on to something, a crisis developed. Tuttle, the Yucaipa resident who owns the winning dragster young J.R. Todd drove at the season-opener in Pomona, and who has driven to third in the points race himself, was stunned by the defection of crew chief Jimmy Walsh to the Kenny Bernstein Funny car operation. As a result, Tuttle is scrambling to fill the spot. “I was shocked when it came down; I just didn’t see it coming,” Tuttle said. “We’ll just keep moving along and pick up somebody, hopefully in the next two or three races, or it might be three or four races.” As a stop-gap measure, Tuttle will be aided by veterans Jim Head and Johnny West. Head, who is campaigning his own Funny Car, will help tune the dragster and West will oversee daily race-car preparations at Tuttle Motorsports. “I want to thank Jim and Johnny for moving so quickly to help our team,” Tuttle said. “We have been fortunate because there is a two-week break in the schedule right now. That gives us time to reorganize and be ready for Gainesville (Fla., March 16-18). “I can’t hire anybody away (from another team), nor do I want to. The other thing is I am not going to start calling crew chiefs. That’s just not my style. “I’m not going to panic. We’re not in bad shape. Do I think we’re going to go to Gainesville and win? No, but I think they are going to know we are there.” ORANGE SHOW SPEEDWAY Racing resumes Saturday night on the quarter-mile oval with the premier Super Late Models, Pro 4s, Factory Fours and Mini StocKars on the card. center_img In the season-opener last week, Tom Smith won the Outtlaw Figure8 main event. More than 2,700 were on hand for the return of the class. Jim Edmiston of Highland defeated Stock Pony defending champion Jim Mardis of Riverside after top qualifier Matt Goodwin ran afoul of lapped traffic while leading the 18-car contest. In Late Model acction, Brian Malone of Grand Terrace dominated the 15-car feature, with defending class champion Jim Conklin of Big Bear second. Darren Amidon of Santee dominated the Legends Cars main, with Trophy Dash winner Albert Flores of La Quinta second and Chad Schug of Oak Hills third. Dan Pacheca of Long Beach won the Demolition Derby. DRAGWAY HONORED For the second consecutive year, the dragstrip at California Speedway has been selected as the NHRA Pacific Division Summit Racing Series Track of Year. “We were thrilled to win back to back track of the year awards,” said dragway manager Dave Danish. “Our staff works very hard to put on safe but fun events and we are looking forward to a great 2007 season.” Track president Gillian Zucker credits Danish for the track’s reputation. “Auto Club Dragway has flourished under the guidance of Dave Danish,” Zucker . “Since joining the track in 2004, Dave has invested his passion and love for drag racing to make Auto Club Dragway the best sportsman track on the West Coast.” In addition to the Street Legal programs, the dragstrip has been awarded an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Divisional event May 4-6 and the NHRA SportNationals Oct. 5-7. The Super Chevy Show will move to Fontana on March 23-25. LOCAL TRACKS The PASSCAR Modified Class will make its second appearance Saturday at Perris Auto Speedway, part of the card that will also feature Extreme Late Models, Street Stocks and Cruisers. Racing will start at 6:30 p.m. “We were very happy with the turnout in the Modified class for their season opener,” said promoter Don Kazarian. “We have a lot of local interest and there were a lot of cars from out of town as well. We expect to see more new cars debuting on Saturday.” Glen Helen Raceway manager Lori Bryant has released the dates of the 2007 HYR Endurance Race Series, beginning with the 6-Hour race March 18. Other dates include June 30, the sixth 12-Hour Endurance Race; and Oct. 13-14, the ninth 24-Hour Endurance Race. In 2006, the Six-Hour attracted 113 teams and 38 Ironman. David Pearson and Matt Gosnall took top honors in the 251 open Expert class. The course, designed by Ron Lawson and Gary Jones, features all various types of terrain, including washes, hills, asphalt, MX section, ridges and trees. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

USC faces a pack of agitated ‘Hogs

first_img“Arkansas is one of those teams I took strong exception to,” his colleague, Fran Frischilla, added. Gary Walters, chairman of the NCAA selection committee, was forced to defend the Razorbacks’ inclusion. So the good news for USC is the team it faces Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament was perhaps the final at-large team chosen. On the other hand, Arkansas is a team hungry to prove it belongs. “I think they’re tired of hearing from Syracuse, Kansas State and Drexel that they should be in and Arkansas shouldn’t be,” USC coach Tim Floyd said. “They’re going to come to play because of that.” The Razorbacks (21-13, 7-9) were the only team to make the tournament with a losing record in conference play. However, Arkansas had a better RPI than USC (No. 35 to No. 40 for the Trojans). The Razorbacks had four victories over top-25 teams, including an 88-61 pounding of then-No. 8 Alabama on Jan. 6. Arkansas got in by winning five of its final six games, advancing to the SEC Tournament final before falling to No. 6 Florida. “We do have a little chip on our shoulder,” Arkansas coach Stan Heath said. “We’ll use that to our advantage. I haven’t seen any of the kids whining or crying. We’re focused on USC. We can’t get caught up in that.” The Razorbacks remind USC of a Pacific-10 Conference team it faced three times this season. “They remind me a lot of Stanford,” Floyd said. “They have the ability to score. They make it difficult for you to get second-chance points off offensive rebounds because they are a great defensive rebounding team. It’s difficult to keep them off the offensive glass. They are tremendous in that area.” Like the Cardinal, Arkansas has a 7-foot shot-blocker patrolling the middle in junior Steven Hill. Hill averages 2.9 blocks per game but isn’t much of an offensive threat, averaging 6.2points. The Razorbacks have an abundance of size in addition to Hill. Three 6-10 players split time in Darian Townes, Michael Washington and Vincent Hunter. Charles Thomas, who is 6-8, is recovering from a sprained ankle but the Trojans have to expect he will play. “They usually have two big guys in there at all times and they’re a good defensive rebounding team, so we’ll have to find a way to combat that,” USC forward Keith Wilkinson said. USC lost to Stanford 65-50 in Palo Alto, a game in which the Trojans had 19 shots blocked against the Cardinal’s 7-foot Lopez twins. However, the Trojans made adjustments to deal with the size difference and beat Stanford 69-65 at Galen Center and 83-79 in overtime at the Pac-10 Tournament. “Playing against the Lopez twins, who are really good shot-blockers, now we know how to play against guys like that,” USC guard Gabe Pruitt said. “That should help us out.” Arkansas gets better guard play than Stanford. Freshman Patrick Beverly and junior Gary Ervin are both small, quick guards. Beverly leads the team with 13.8 points per game, and Wilkinson compares him to Aaron Brooks, the Pac-10’s leading scorer at Oregon. Sonny Weems, a junior-college transfer who is averaging 11.7 points in his first year at Arkansas, was recruited to USC and offered a scholarship by Floyd. Floyd said he had two coaches and two NBA scouts tell him that Arkansas is the second-most talented team in the SEC behind Florida. “I had one NBA scout tell us they’re as talented as Kansas,” Floyd said. “They have enough talent to make a long run in this tournament.” Floyd said that Arkansas’ inconsistency can be explained by youth, and that the improvement of first-year players such as Beverly, Weems and Washington is what led the Razorbacks to finish the season strong. “They have really been the X-factor in our games,” Heath said of his freshmen. “Their jump up a notch has helped our team.” matthew.kredell@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Arkansas players were on a plane on the way back from the Southeastern Conference Tournament in Atlanta on Sunday when the pilot told them they had made the NCAA Tournament. A hog call broke out in the sky. By the time the players landed, the celebration was tempered when they saw what the rest of the world thought about their selection. “An outrage,” ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale called it. last_img read more

Pele confident Neymar can lead Brazil at World Cup

first_img“We don’t know exactly what is going to happen, but I think for the World Cup he’s going to be in shape because his injury is not so bad,” said Pele, the only person to have won the World Cup three times as a player.“I wish he has the same luck I had in the World Cup.”PSG’s Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, has not played since breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot on February 25 in a Ligue 1 match against Marseille. He said last week he is still recovering following surgery but expects to be fit in time for the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.– Excellent players –In the last World Cup on home soil four years ago, Brazil were humiliated 7-1 by eventual winners Germany in the semi-finals but Pele feels the team under “psychologist” Tite, which breezed through South American qualifying, has the tools to go all the way.“I am confident because Tite, the new coach, now (has) had a little time to set up the team.“We have a lot of excellent players in Europe. The problem is to put the team together.“I think we’re going to have a good team in the next World Cup.”Pele said he expected few surprises at the tournament, identifying Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Germany, England and France as potential challengers — although he didn’t mention 2010 world champions Spain or current European laureates Portugal, led by their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.However, he said “football is a box of surprises”.As for his own health problems — Pele cancelled a trip to England in January due to “exhaustion”, although his spokesman denied he had been hospitalised — Pele said there was little cause for concern.“I cannot play in the next World Cup but I feel good,” he said with a hearty laugh.“I had an injury, then I had to make a surgery for the head of my hip, then I had to replace (it), then I had a little problem with my meniscus, but now I am OK, I am ready, in good shape!”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PSG’s Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, has not played since breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot on February 25 in a Ligue 1 match against MarseilleDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Apr 16- Brazilian legend Pele says he is confident about Brazil’s chances at the upcoming World Cup and expects injured star Neymar to be fully fit to lead the side in Russia.Speaking to AFP in Dubai, the 77-year-old, who has been in ailing health recently, put his faith in Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar’s ability to recover from a fractured foot in time to lead Brazil to a possible sixth global football title.last_img read more

Fans dance in Berlin rain as Germany survive

first_img“I’m so, so so happy,” screamed Rasdan Abdullah as the final whistle sounded in Sochi.“It’s a great feeling,” said Birgit Schlag, who had come to Berlin to see the Rolling Stones in concert the day before.The rain had just begun to fall in the German capital as Ola Toivonen fired Sweden ahead on the half-hour mark, and grey clouds lingered as the crowd sung “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at half-time.They breathed a sigh of relief when Marco Reus equalised just after half-time.And when Kroos curled in a free-kick in the fifth minute of injury-time, the fans were in ecstasy.“I said before the game that Reus would score,” said a beaming Dieter Mann, a 60-year-old tour guide with Germany flags stuck to his head.“It was the right decision to pick him and drop Mesut Ozil.”“Defeat for us today was about as likely as England winning the World Cup,” said 37-year-old jobseeker Marcel Kreisel, and fell about laughing.Having slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico in their opening game, Germany had to beat Sweden to avoid elimination.With Mexico top of Group F after winning their second match on Saturday, Germany play South Korea on Wednesday knowing they must do as well as the Swedes against Mexico if they are to progress to the knockout round.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany supporters in Berlin were in ecstasy after their team salvaged their World Cup chances © AFP / John MACDOUGALLBERLIN, Germany, Jun 23 – Fans danced in the rain in Berlin on Saturday as defending champions Germany avoided an embarrassing World Cup exit with a 2-1 win over Sweden.Supporters watching on big screens at the Brandenburg Gate huddled nervously under grey clouds and drizzle, before throwing their umbrellas away as Toni Kroos’ late winner saved Germany.last_img read more

Real Madrid have tried to sign Lionel Messi THREE TIMES since 2011, claim Spanish reports

first_imgReal Madrid have tried three times in the last five years to sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a report in Spain.The ‘Partido de las Doce’ programme on radio station Cadena COPE claimed Los Blancos representatives approached the Argentine in 2011, 2013 and 2015, but were rebuffed on each occasion.Messi, who earlier this month won a fifth Ballon d’Or award for the best player on the planet, has been instrumental in Barcelona’s success in recent years.The Catalan club claimed a Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey treble last seasonThe report claimed the first approach in 2011 came at a time when Cristiano Ronaldo was being linked with a move to Premier League giants Manchester City.In June 2013 it was reported that a Real executive – on instruction from club president Florentino Perez – made a renewed attempt to sign Messi after they had lost out to Barcelona in the pursuit of Neymar, and with Ronaldo still to commit to a new deal.The final attempt was reportedly made last year, after Barcelona had dominated Real in Europe and at home, but again they were knocked back.Moves between the bitter rivals who dominate the Spanish game are rare, but not extraordinary.Current Barcelona coach Luis Enrique joined the club from Real in 1996, while four years later Perez recruited Portuguese star Luis Figo from Barcelona.Figo’s departure caused uproar in Catalonia and he was targeted by all manner of missiles – including a pig’s head – when he returned to the Nou Camp with Real in November 2002. One of Real’s all-time greats, Alfredo di Stefano, had initially signed for Barcelona in 1953 but after a dispute over his signature with Real the Spanish federation came up with a compromise arrangement where the Argentinian would play alternate seasons at each club.Barcelona pulled out of the agreement in protest at the federation’s ruling and Di Stefano was free to sign for Real.The exact sequence of events which led to Di Stefano ending up in Madrid are still the subject of conspiracy theories over suspicions of interference by the Franco regime. Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi 1last_img read more

DANIEL ADMITS CONCERT WILL BE HARD AFTER LOSS OF BELOVED MUM

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has admitted his upcoming fundraising concert in Dungloe will be very difficult as it falls almost on the anniversary on the death of his beloved mum Julia.Daniel and late mum Julia.Julia passed away in the early hours of May 18th last year at Dungloe Community Hospital, aged 94.A fundraising concert which Daniel was due to play later that day was cancelled because of his mum’s death. The star vowed to fulfil his promise and despite vowing to take it easy for 2015, will now play the show in just two weeks time.But Daniel admitted “We are looking forward to a great day at the concert. For myself and the rest of the family it will be tinged with sadness, as it was on that day last year that my mother passed away.“I know she would be delighted that this concert is taking place, to raise funds for the hospital where she got such great care during her final days. So hopefully she’ll send the sunshine our way on the day.”In relation to the seating the organisers have hired 1500 seats for the concert that will be available on the day for sale at €5 . Daniel added “It will be on a first come first serve basis so I would urge those of you who want seats to get there early. The show starts at 1pm. As well as the concert there will be lots to do for children so it really is a great day for all the family and so much for everyone to enjoy.”Daniel is still in Tenerife with wife Majella but will jet into Donegal on May 14th.“Our house is in the South of Tenerife and for Majella’s birthday, we travelled to the North which is about an hour and a half away to Puerto de la Cruz. We stayed there for a few days to celebrate her birthday. We really had a lovely time.“The north of the island is very different to the south, because they get more rain there is a lot of vegetation, trees, flowers and greenery that you don’t see in the south. It was almost like being back at home. It was so nice to wake up in the morning and smell the newly cut grass.”And the star admitted that his golf game is getting no better despite a lot of practise. “I have been playing a bit of golf but it’s the same old story I’m afraid and not getting much better. I don’t think Rory Mc Elroy has to worry just yet.”And he also revealed that himself and wife Majella are now looking forward to becoming grandparents with Majella’s daughter Siobhan heavily pregnant.“Siobhan has just left after spending a few days with us. She is doing really well and only has 3 months to go until the arrival of her baby. So the excitement is building.”DANIEL ADMITS CONCERT WILL BE HARD AFTER LOSS OF BELOVED MUM was last modified: May 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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)Tags:concertdaniel o’donnelldonegaldungloemum Julialast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: It has been reported that 1 in 4 patients admitted to Irish hospitals becomes malnourished and many lose weight during their stay because of the poor quality of food on offer.The food quality is deemed so bad by some patients at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin that they are spending more than €100 per week on sandwiches and food while staying there.My only experience of hospital food is seeing what people received while visiting. Thankfully, I have never been in hospital myself, so my comments on this are purely speculative.I would also like to say that this in no way reflects on the hard working staff of any hospital. They are invaluable in what they do.With everything that we know about nutrition and the human body; with all the advances in health; how is it that the very place where we go when we are most in need, is failing us when it comes to nutrition?Food is the main factor in health and yet we have a system that routinely serves up food that is not giving enough nourishment to the sick. Why is this happening?As I mentioned in my article last week;“Good nutrition should help to properly control energy balance in the body. It should prevent excessive swings in either direction; either too much or too little; but it should also provide nutrient density.”If you are getting food that does not have the right nutrients in it, doesn’t provide the right balance of vitamins and minerals and does not have enough calories to support your needs, it will not help if you are sick.Prioritising nutrition is not just about hospital food although this is also critically important to quality care and a good indicator of whether the management and staff recognise the impact of nutrition on patient outcomes More than 1 in 4 patients admitted to Irish hospitals have significant weight loss and signs of malnutrition, the majority of whom will lose more weight before they leave.Irish and international experts attending a two day conference on nutrition are calling on all healthcare professionals to urgently prioritise their patients’ nutritional care.Attendees were warned that poor nutritional care is indicative of poor quality healthcare and effectively exposes patients to significant avoidable risk to their recovery.They were told that:Nutrition screening MUST be conducted on patients on admission to hospital to identify those likely to need supplementary feeding or further assessment by a dietitian. Currently few hospitals in Ireland do it, contrary to Department of Health guidelines issued in 2009. The financial cost – Malnutrition continues to cost the health service despite repeated calls to address the problem Cost to the health service €1.42 billion per year, leading to more hospital admissions and longer length of stay for patients Partnership – HSE announce new nutrition programme at conference aimed at making nutrition and hydration of patients a safety and quality priority in the 2015 Service Plan Call to action – Hospitals must prioritise the nutritional care of patients in a systematic fashion versus the ad hoc approach taken to dateIt might sound strange to see malnourishment on the list of problems, but Professor John Reynolds, IrSPEN Chairman and head of Surgery in St James’s Hospital, reiterated the need for urgent action to be taken by everyone working in the healthcare system, and for the implementation of screening programmes:“Many people who are obese can be malnourished but it is not very obvious. They may be fat but have lost a lot of their muscle mass; they have lost their ability to deal with their infections and are at higher risk of developing complications.”Once again this reiterates that if you are not getting the right nutrient balance from your food, your body can be malnourished even though you are overweight.“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” —Thomas EdisonLet’s hope that someday this will come true.For further information on training and nutrition, contact me through the link below. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118?ref=hl* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe FitnessEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH was last modified: July 26th, 2015 by John2Share 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)Tags:donegalemmet rushefitness columnhealthletterkennywealthlast_img read more