UVM, UMaine partner for Online weight management course

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first_imgThe University of Maine and the University of Vermont are joining forces this fall to offer a research-based online weight management course that helps college students develop healthy eating and exercise habits.”Vtrim Online” is a one-credit, semester-long course based on clinical research by Jean Harvey-Berino, Ph.D., R.D., a nationally recognized obesity researcher at the University of Vermont. Her concept is based on behavior changes: a systematic shaping of daily habits to help people move more and eat less.”There is a groundswell nationwide for universities to provide preventative health programming to students,” says Harvey-Berino. “It’s an ideal time in their lives to learn healthy eating behaviors for long-term health and earn college credit, too.”Vtrim arms students with the tactics and knowledge to sustainably combat weight gain through behavior modification — altering reactions to emotional and environmental stimuli through reinforcement of a new behavior, or a reduction in unhealthy behaviors. The University of Vermont has offered Vtrim since 2009.The entire program takes place online. Students are guided by a trained instructor, with whom they meet online weekly for a class in which lessons are discussed in a structured text-based chat room. Individual progress is tracked with online tools, including a food journal and exercise tracker. Students receive expert feedback on their progress.At UMaine, Rod Bushway and Susan Sullivan of the Food Science and Human Nutrition faculty and Ph.D. student Doug Mathews have worked to make the class available to students at UMaine.”We expect a great deal of student interest in the course,” Sullivan says. “Vtrim provides a good opportunity for UMaine students to learn about behavior modification techniques while benefiting their own health.”Though some students sign up to lose weight, most enroll to learn healthy behaviors. Students work with instructors to set realistic goals and establish healthy lifestyle perspectives.Typical weight loss has been 1-2 pounds per week for students in previous classes and 83 percent of people completing Vtrim achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss of 5-10 percent.Obesity continues to grow as a public health problem. Obesity prevalence is 19.1 percent for men and women aged 18-29 years, according to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and obesity rates increased in 28 states in 2009, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.”The University of Maine is proud to be part of a solution to the escalating trend of obesity and unhealthy eating and exercise habits,” says Robert C. White, associate provost and dean of the University of Maine’s Division of Lifelong Learning. Vtrim is being offered through the division’s continuing and distance education program.The course is open to all degree and non-degree students.http://www.uvm.edu/vtrim/vtrim-for-undergrads/(link is external).SOURCE University of Vermont. ORONO, Maine, Aug. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

NFF: We won’t beg Saka to play for Super Eagles

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first_img Loading… The NFF boss made a number of trips to England to convince the players and despite his closeness to Abraham’s father, the striker went to play for the Three Lions. Pinnick, however, has stated the federation will not plead with any player to don the Nigerian jersey and explained in the case of Saka, there are a number of quality players doing well for the Super Eagles in his position, although if he desires to play for the country he would be given an opportunity. “Saka is an excellent prospect but we have other players in his position who are playing so well,” Pinnick said in an Instagram Live chat. “We have talents everywhere so we won’t beg people to play for Nigeria. It is about ardour and fervour, If it’s their desire and they merit it, they’ll be given a chance to represent Nigeria.” Nigeria are three-time African champions, after claiming the Africa Cup of Nations in 1980, 1994 and 2013. The Super Eagles finished third in the 2019 edition of the competition in Egypt behind Senegal and Algeria, who claimed the diadem. The West Africans are currently top of Group L of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with six points after victories over the Republic of Benin and Lesotho. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick, has insisted the country is blessed with talent and will not beg Arsenal starlet,Bukayo Saka, or any player to represent the Super Eagles. The 18-year-old has been in fine form since breaking into the Gunners first team and this season he has become a key member of Mikel Arteta’s side. The versatile player has scored four goals and provided 11 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions for the Emirates Stadium outfit in the current campaign. His stock has continued to rise following his eye-catching performances and he recently extended his contract to ward off other clubs who are interested in signing him. The winger was born in England to Nigerian parents and has represented the European country at U16, U17, U18 and U19 levels but since he has not yet featured for the Three Lions, he is still eligible to switch his allegiance to the West Africans. Pinnick has failed in the past to persuade Chelsea duo of Fikayo Tomori and Tammy Abraham to play for the Super Eagles. read also:Midfield Battle: Saka Among Arsenal Players In Contention Against Man CityAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Best Cars Of All TimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?8 Most Beautiful Chinese WomenImpressive Caricatures Of Marvel Characters By Xi DingThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Artlast_img read more

BV defends home turf in 8th of May league

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first_imgThe place to have been on Saturday evening was the Beterverwagting (BV) playground as the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement hosted the finals of their Emancipation Cohesion Football League.The league has been heating up over the past few weeks, with many of the favorite teams slated to compete for not only cash and prizes, but also bragging rights on the final night.The penultimate clash of the night saw two consistent teams going head to head for the third place trophy. The teams, from Mahaica and Tucville, put on an excellent encounter with a showcase of professionalism in ball control, communication and passing.With the encounter already shortened to 80 minutes, both teams were fixed on being the first to score, knowing that it would present an advantage over their opponent.Twenty one minutes into the game, and Leon Richardson connected the ball with the back of the net to give the Tucville team the lead. Little did either side know Richardson’s goal was the winning, and that Mahaica would be unable to score despite their best efforts. The 1-0 result in Tucville’s favour mean that they would lift the third place trophy and walk away with the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement/ Gladstone O Benjamin, Bronze Award prize of $150,000.The final matchup was truly fitting for the title, with a competitive 90 minutes of play. Both teams had gone through the tournament undefeated, and the clash was highly anticipated by the vibrant crowd.Eastveldt seemed bent on upsetting the home team BV, and every player seemed to have lay down their lives for the right to be crowned champions. The passion, skill, strategy and teamwork were a beauty to behold, as both teams gave of their best on the day, taking the 90 minutes encounter into half time at 0-0.On resumption, and just three minutes into the second half, Junior Alleyne made a desperate but smart move from the right wing to create an opening in Eastveldt’s defence, then immediately finish the play with a stunning right boot past the Eastveldt goal-keeper’s grasp. It seemed to bore the goal net, registering BV’s first goal of the match.Alleyne’s goal threw the fans into a frenzy and catapulted the electric atmosphere to new heights for the remainder of the match.The never say die approach of Eastveldt in its effort to create an equalizer and take the match into extra time was frustrated by the BV team; and their supporters, and subsequently in despair, Eastveldt seemingly folded as BV’s Omari Glasgow, with 9 minutes of scheduled time remaining, showed what BV players are made of, when he “miloed” the goal net, to inadvertently declare BV, as the inaugural BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement/ Bakewell Gold Crown Champions, and the right to walk away with $350,000.Eastveldt, having then suffered their only loss in the league, appeared to acknowledge their demise in the finals, to a team that played better football on the day, BV. Eastveldt received the BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement/ Lloyd WP Britton Silver Honour prize of $250,000.In a fleet of special awards, Ian Dooker of BV walked away with the ‘doving skill’ prizeof $20,000 and a trophy after he defeated Mahaica’s Joseph Defreitas in the U20 skill exercise final.The BV/Triumph 8th of May Movement later revealed that U20 players Trevon Adams (Mahaica), Ian Dooker and Omari Glasgow (BV) are the three beneficiaries of the Academic/Vocational Awards sponsored by Restoration Opportunities through Christ (ROC).These awards are worth $180,000 each for the period September, 2018 to August 2019, at a value of $15,000 monthly, and are to assist in aiding the holistic development of the youngsters.last_img read more