Elanora Brown 's Entries

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  • 27 Sep 2018
    Society often likes to revert to the "when we were kids we used to play outside" speech to help explain away childhood obesity.   I've blogged about that one before but in short, I think it's a ridiculous argument on two fronts.   Firstly, how active were we when we were leisurely riding our bikes, climbing trees or playing in parks? Were we active enough to burn boatloads of calories? Not me.   Secondly I think it's ridiculous because like it or not, this world is full of electronic wonders, and not only are they all here to stay, but as time goes by they'll become further and further enmeshed in society. Video games will provide more, not less, entertainment and engagement. And the internet and our social media connectivity is likely to become indispensable parts of our children's lives.   We mustn't forget that children are also consumers of time. Consequently, they're going to spend their free time on the activities that they enjoy the most. When we were kids, that meant spending time at home with our parents and 12 crappy channels of TV vs. playing outside. Now? It's a whole new ball game.   What all of this means is that even if you subscribe to the argument that our when we were kids leisure-time activities were in and of themselves protective against obesity by virtue of either the calories they burned or, in some indirect fashion, on calories consumed, it doesn't change the fact that time changes all, and we're not likely going to find ways to make outdoor leisure activity as comparatively attractive to kids as it once was.   So what does this have to do with after-school sports? Just those first few words, "When we were kids".   When we were kids, after-school sports weren't a big deal.   Sure, I remember a summer soccer league and some swimming lessons, but for the most part, the sport we had at school were usually in the form of intramurals. Leagues ran before school, during lunch and after school, and everyone, not just the elite athletes, were involved. Looking at schools nowadays, it would seem that not only have phys-ed classes disappeared, but so too has a great deal of that inclusive, in-school competition.   But even if your kids' school has great intramurals and phys-ed, I'd be willing to wager you're spending a great many more evenings shuttling your children out to hockey, dance, soccer and gymnastics than your parents did with you when you were a kid. While these classes may well improve our children's health through fitness, I can't help but wonder whether or not they fuel obesity through shifts in prioritization, dietary choice, and learned behaviour.
    359 Posted by Elanora Brown
  • Society often likes to revert to the "when we were kids we used to play outside" speech to help explain away childhood obesity.   I've blogged about that one before but in short, I think it's a ridiculous argument on two fronts.   Firstly, how active were we when we were leisurely riding our bikes, climbing trees or playing in parks? Were we active enough to burn boatloads of calories? Not me.   Secondly I think it's ridiculous because like it or not, this world is full of electronic wonders, and not only are they all here to stay, but as time goes by they'll become further and further enmeshed in society. Video games will provide more, not less, entertainment and engagement. And the internet and our social media connectivity is likely to become indispensable parts of our children's lives.   We mustn't forget that children are also consumers of time. Consequently, they're going to spend their free time on the activities that they enjoy the most. When we were kids, that meant spending time at home with our parents and 12 crappy channels of TV vs. playing outside. Now? It's a whole new ball game.   What all of this means is that even if you subscribe to the argument that our when we were kids leisure-time activities were in and of themselves protective against obesity by virtue of either the calories they burned or, in some indirect fashion, on calories consumed, it doesn't change the fact that time changes all, and we're not likely going to find ways to make outdoor leisure activity as comparatively attractive to kids as it once was.   So what does this have to do with after-school sports? Just those first few words, "When we were kids".   When we were kids, after-school sports weren't a big deal.   Sure, I remember a summer soccer league and some swimming lessons, but for the most part, the sport we had at school were usually in the form of intramurals. Leagues ran before school, during lunch and after school, and everyone, not just the elite athletes, were involved. Looking at schools nowadays, it would seem that not only have phys-ed classes disappeared, but so too has a great deal of that inclusive, in-school competition.   But even if your kids' school has great intramurals and phys-ed, I'd be willing to wager you're spending a great many more evenings shuttling your children out to hockey, dance, soccer and gymnastics than your parents did with you when you were a kid. While these classes may well improve our children's health through fitness, I can't help but wonder whether or not they fuel obesity through shifts in prioritization, dietary choice, and learned behaviour.
    Sep 27, 2018 359
  • 20 Mar 2018
      Blackmores is one of the leading natural brands in Australia, and their great reputation is based on the many products they create with the health and well being of their clients in mind. Many Australians, as well as people from other countries, appeal to the healthy solutions presented by the company, so they can lead happier, more fulfilling lives.  Image Source: Pexels It is well known that people are more capable of doing great things when they feel healthy and energetic. The purpose of the company products is to create such a great setup for their clients so they can achieve everything they dream of.   Among the products with a great reputation created by the brand, vitamin D products are the most sought after. For instance, they have products geared towards women that help them relieve stress and recuperate with ease after a tiring situation. Other such products are a combination of the great vitamin and other minerals, such as calcium, in order to treat osteoporosis. For seniors, being able to prevent fractures caused by this condition is very important so they can live a better life.   The company sells Vitamin D tablets for many purposes. Those who want to build stronger bones and muscles can take such supplements and register great success. Even the elderly are advised to take such supplements if they want to maintain their bone density and muscle mass later in life, thus preventing accidents and other conditions associated with aging.   This vitamin is very beneficial when treating various conditions. Among the products promoted by the Australian natural brand, there are supplements recommended in the treatment of migraines and headaches. People who have to deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis need such supplements to keep their well being and their mind alert, so they can face everyday challenges.
    379 Posted by Elanora Brown
  •   Blackmores is one of the leading natural brands in Australia, and their great reputation is based on the many products they create with the health and well being of their clients in mind. Many Australians, as well as people from other countries, appeal to the healthy solutions presented by the company, so they can lead happier, more fulfilling lives.  Image Source: Pexels It is well known that people are more capable of doing great things when they feel healthy and energetic. The purpose of the company products is to create such a great setup for their clients so they can achieve everything they dream of.   Among the products with a great reputation created by the brand, vitamin D products are the most sought after. For instance, they have products geared towards women that help them relieve stress and recuperate with ease after a tiring situation. Other such products are a combination of the great vitamin and other minerals, such as calcium, in order to treat osteoporosis. For seniors, being able to prevent fractures caused by this condition is very important so they can live a better life.   The company sells Vitamin D tablets for many purposes. Those who want to build stronger bones and muscles can take such supplements and register great success. Even the elderly are advised to take such supplements if they want to maintain their bone density and muscle mass later in life, thus preventing accidents and other conditions associated with aging.   This vitamin is very beneficial when treating various conditions. Among the products promoted by the Australian natural brand, there are supplements recommended in the treatment of migraines and headaches. People who have to deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis need such supplements to keep their well being and their mind alert, so they can face everyday challenges.
    Mar 20, 2018 379