PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ The Philippines’ archers stayed off target for a gold medal as both the men’s and women’s teams settled for bronze medals in the recurve events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at National Sports Center Synthetic Turf Field in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The men’s squad, featuring Florante Matan, Gabriel Moreno and Mark Javier, secured bronze after beating Vietnam, 6-0, (50-49, 55-54, 54-53).ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The Filipinos were shut out, 0-6 (54-57, 53-58, 49-52), by the Malaysians in the semifinals.The women’s side, composed of Nicole Marie Tagle, Mary Queen Ybañez and Kareel Meer Hongitan, also blanked Vietnam, 6-0, (51-44, 50-47, 55-47) for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTagle and company bowed to their Indonesian counterparts, 2-6, (50-52, 55-54, 54-56, 52-55) in the semis.The 15-year-old Tagle bagged the silver medal in the individual women’s recurve Sunday.The country’s archers still have a chance to win that elusive gold in the mixed doubles event on Tuesday. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View commentslast_img read more

D-League: Zark’s-Lyceum dumps Batangas-EAC by 37 points

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BATANGAS-EAC 75 — E. Mendoza 16, De Joya 16, Tampoc 12, Laude 9, Pate 8, Maguliano 6, Altamirano 5, Diego 3, Garcia 0, Dela Peña 0, Martin 0, J. Mendoza 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 19-14, 48-33, 84-47, 112-75. LATEST STORIES View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Chris Gavina embraces new challenge as coach in MPBL PBA IMAGESZark’s Burger-Lyceum hardly broke a sweat as it thumped Batangas-EAC, 112-75, to chalk one in the win column Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.Mike Nzeusseu and Jaycee Marcelino kickstarted the blowout as the Jawbreakers took a 48-33 halftime lead and cruised to the easy victory to bounce back from their 92-94 defeat to Marinerong Pilipino back in opening day.ADVERTISEMENT For coach Topex Robinson, it was a matter of the Zark’s Burger-Lyceum finally understanding the grind in the developmental league, saying, “we have adjusted to everything, from the calls to the teams we’re playing with.”The youthful mentor, however, isn’t putting much stress on minding the opposing teams as he reiterates his approach of focusing on his camp.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’re thinking more of the things we can control. We just have to keep on doing what we’re doing and replenish those stuff in hopes of sustaining that in the long run,” said Robinson.CJ Perez topped the Jawbreakers with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while MJ Ayaay also corralled a double-double with 15 markers, 10 boards, and three assists. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Nzeusseu scattered 14 points, 11 rebounds, and two assists, while Marcelino got eight of his 12 markers in the first half assault.Zark’s Burger-Lyceum was just too fast, too strong, and too gritty for the Generals to handle as it spread the wealth and garnered 56 bench points en route to a 37-point winning spread.Veterans Earvin Mendoza and Cedric de Joya carried Batangas-EAC as they both fired 16 points apiece.The Scores:ZARK’S BURGER-LYCEUM 112 — Perez 21, Ayaay 15, Nzeusseu 14, Jc. Marcelino 12, Serrano 10, Baltazar 8, Santos 8, Jv. Marcelino 6, Tansingco 6, Marata 4, Liwag 4, Ibañez 2, Cinco 2, Pretta 0.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more

NLEX nips Phoenix, ends campaign with back-to-back wins

first_imgLATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes “We just wanted to make a good last impression going to the third conference,” said NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao.“We’re trying to gain as much confidence. Thats the best we can do. We’re also trying to gel the new guys, and it’s working,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGuiao, the multi-titled mentor, was referring to Mallari and JR Quiñahan, who, along with veteran sharpshooter Larry Fonacier, were acquired in a four-team trade earlier in the month.Quiñahan, who won two championships with Guiao during their stay at Rain or Shine, contributed 14 points, four rebounds and a block in less than 20 minutes off the bench. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ PBA IMAGESNLEX ended its campaign on a high note after edging Phoenix, 116-114, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Alex Mallari led the way with 22 points on top of nine rebounds and five assists for the Road Warriors.ADVERTISEMENT Lumad kids relish chance to play in Mindanao Games NLEX 116 – Mallari 22, Chism 20, Quinahan 14, Lastimosa 10, Alas10, Monfort 9, Al-Hussaini 8, Tiingson 7, Rios 6,Gotladera 4, Taulava 2, Baracael 2, Soyud 2. PHOENIX 114 – Wright 42, McKay 16, Jazul 13, Baguio 8, Torres 9, W. Wilson 7, Borboran 6, Alolino 5, J. Wilson 5, Intal 2, Dehesa 2, Kramer 0, Miranda 0.Quarters: 35-22, 59-46, 83-79, 116-114.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments The Road Warriors, who dropped their first nine games this conference, posted their second straight victory after stunning the Alaska Aces, 100-92, on Wednesday.Import Wayne Chism notched a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help spoil Phoenix rookie Matthew Wright’s career performance.Wright exploded for 42 points on a blistering 15-of-25 shooting from the field including five 3-pointers.The Fuel Masters reeled to their second setback in a row after a 122-121 overtime loss to Mahindra on Sunday to wrap up the elimination round with a 4-7 mark.The scores: ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastlast_img read more

Gonzaga dedicates national team stint to fellow soldiers in field

first_imgJocelyn Gonzaga wins PSL Invitational MVP/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOJovelyn Gonzaga on Wednesday was named to yet another national team lineup, and as an enlisted personnel in the Philippine Army, she knows she’s playing for more than the country’s pride.The outspoken opposite hitter said her stint as a national team player isn’t only for herself, but for also her comrades who are out in the field.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken READ: Volleyball’s reluctant starThe former skipper of the team that played in the 2015 SEA Games said she’s overwhelmed by another opportunity to continue her national career.“There’s pride but at the same time there’s pressure,” said Gonzaga. “I will have an opportunity to continue my dreams.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Lassiter nails clutch 3 as Beermen slip past Hotshots 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire READ: Reyes, Valdez headline PH volleyball team roster“As a soldier, you’re affected with what happens to your fellow soldiers who are out there fighting,” said Gonzaga. “When a soldier is hurt, you also feel their pain.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“So that is why I’m offering whatever I achieve as a national team player to my fellow soldiers.”Gonzaga is part of the 12-woman lineup the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. tasked to take part in future international tournaments. World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READ What ‘missteps’? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Blatche says there are numerous reasons why he can’t join Gilas

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes After being left out of the national team for the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, naturalized center Andray Blatche took to Instagram to air his side but gave little detail as to why he’s not re-joining Gilas Pilipinas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will always be very thankful for the opportunity, the love, and the support I have received from my Filipino family but it’s a lot [sic] of reason why I can’t join,” said Blatche in the post. “I don’t expect for many people to understand but I do wish my brothers the best of luck.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo The seven-foot center was reportedly concerned about the peace and order situation in host city Beirut, Lebanon and was asking for a “very high price” to play for the Philippines, according to an Inquirer report. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ MOST READ Stephen Curry, Warriors finalize $201 million, 5-year deal Blatche was an integral part of Gilas’ campaign in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championships where they won the silver medal and also helped the Philippines take the gold in the 2017 Seaba Championship. Reacting to Blatche’s post, Gilas head coach Chot Reyes said that they know what they’re missing without Blatche.“We got some huuuge shoes to fill, but as always, we WILL fight til the end. That’s the #gilasway #oncegilasalwaysgilas,” he said.Often times starting his offense at the top of the key, Blatche had the ability to shoot from deep or drive to the basket as opposed to backing down in the post. Fil-German Christian Standhardinger is set to replace Blatche’s position as the naturalized player for the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

At tail end of career, polio victim lifter looks for another fruitful ASEAN Para games stint

first_imgAt 43 years old, Dumapong-Ancheta, a polio victim, acknowledges that time is no longer on her side.“I know that in a few years time, I’ll be retiring. I told myself that if I won’t win a medal in the ASEAN Para Games level, I think that should be the time that I step away and make a graceful exit,” she said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut her coach Ramon Debuque still maintains his belief on the Ifugao native. That is enough to keep Dumapong-Ancheta fighting as she looks to add another gold medal to her already stocked collection.“I had a talk with my coach and he told me that I still have time. He told me that I still have five years or more, and I intend to give my best in these last competitions,” she said. Mayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’ Powerlift Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonAlthough she’s already a veteran of numerous wars, powerlifter Adeline Dumapong-Ancheta still feels the nerves as she prepares for the 2017 ASEAN Para Games in Kuala Lumpur.“There’s still pressure. Although this would be my eighth time in the ASEAN Para Games, I know that I’m also not getting younger,” Dumapong-Ancheta, who is once again competing in the +85 kg category of women’s powerlifting, said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony MOST READ Dumapong-Ancheta is also happy to see the Philippine paralympic movement evolve since she first started in 1997.“I’m glad to see that in terms of support for the athletes, the interest for disability sports have gone up. We’ve gone a long way and I’m proud to say that I was part of that journey. Looking back to those days that we didn’t have uniforms and any formal training, to what it is today where we get whole year training and allowances, I’m just glad for everything that has been given to us,” she said.Her bronze medal win in the +82.5 kg category at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics opened the floodgates for Dumapong-Anchenta and differently abled athletes as sports officials and sponsors started giving them a second look.But with the benefits come the expectations, and Dumapong-Ancheta said the Filipino paraathletes are motivated they deserve the support as they seek to bring home medals in the regional tiff.“We know we can compete and we can defend whatever we’ve won before. We also know that we shouldn’t just match, but also surpass the records we’ve had in the past. We intend to give our all every time,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Rujuta Diwekar: Heavy Hitter

first_imgRujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose,Rujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, sold over two lakh copies and earned her a loyal following beyond the celebrity stratosphere. “Slimming is not about cutting calories, but improving nourishment, body composition and taking a holistic approach to health. Weight loss is a byproduct, not the goal,” says Diwekar. As fitness expert Leena Mogre says, she always knew what she wanted. “That’s the reason behind her success.”The Journey: Born to an engineer father and a professor mother, Diwekar chose to go against the grain, unlike her sister who is an IIM graduate. After post-graduation in sports science and nutrition from SNDT College in Mumbai, she set up her own gym in 1999. She’s all set to expand the Diwekar franchise with her second book on women and weight loss.The Chill Out Zone: Spends two months every year in the Himalayas or the US. Also did a teacher course from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy, Uttarkashi.The Muse: Her grandmother and mother for their healthy lifestyles. Anil Ambani for his discipline and Kareena for her work ethic.last_img read more

Physician and author Andrew T. Weil at India Today Conclave 2007

first_imgAndrew T. WeilANDREW T. WEILPHYSICIAN, AUTHOR & PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Despite the undeniable advances in medical science in the past 100 years, we are facing a global crisis in healthcare today. And it has the potential to disrupt the economic growth surging through much of the world. The good,Andrew T. WeilANDREW T. WEILPHYSICIAN, AUTHOR & PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Despite the undeniable advances in medical science in the past 100 years, we are facing a global crisis in healthcare today. And it has the potential to disrupt the economic growth surging through much of the world. The good news is that there are solutions to this predicament. But some of the most effective ones may require out-of-the-box thinking and the development of new paradigms in healing and healthcare. I firmly believe that India is uniquely positioned to address the health challenges of the future.The moot problem is the spiralling cost of healthcare. There are several reasons for this. First, modern medicine has changed the very nature of illness. The rolling back of infectious diseases, the primary cause of disability and death till early 20th Century, has left us saddled with chronic degenerative illnesses, that are much more difficult to treat and much more expensive. Medical advances are also enabling people to live longer. Never before in human history has such a large percentage of population been in the ranks of the old and the oldest-old. This, obviously, has enormous political, economic and social consequences. But the immediate effect is an enormous escalation in healthcare costs.In the US, the healthcare system is on the verge of total collapse. Smaller and community hospitals are going bankrupt. At one end of the age spectrum, there is a huge population of senior citizens. At the other end, there is a generation of unhealthy children, victims of morbid obesity, type-II diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Modern allopathic medicine has also become far too dependent on technology, which is inherently expensive. In addition, over 40 per cent of the population is uninsured. The problem is that the US spends money not on the promotion of health, but on the intervention of established diseases, a losing proposition. We need to spend money in ways that educate people about health. Our physicians are not trained in simple low-tech, low-cost interventions. A glaring omission is that basic nutrition is still not taught in medical schools. The total instruction I got in nutrition in my four years at Harvard was 30 minutes. The nutritional illiteracy of the medical profession allows the pressure of corporations that make food and the stupidity of governments that should be doing something in this area, to just run rampant over good sense.advertisementFor the past 35 years, I have been working to develop a new paradigm: ‘integrative medicine’. It is the intelligent combination of ideas and practices of conventional medicine and alternative medicine. It begins with the recognition that conventional medicine does some things extremely well. If I were in an automobile accident, I would not want to be taken first to the practitioner of Ayurveda or Acupuncture. If I have acute bacterial pneumonia, I would want to be treated with antibiotics. But in many kinds of other illnesses, and especially the diseases of lifestyle, allopathic medicine is much less effective. Integrative medicine may take longer to work and the effect may be less dramatic, but over time it can produce as good or better results. It also makes economic sense because it is simpler, natural and cheaper.DISEASE IS NOT NECESSARILY A CONSEQUENCE OF AGEING. WORK TOWARD DELAYING THE ONSET OF DISEASES. Integrative medicine means a true marriage, a system that draws on the best aspects, ideas and practices of all systems of healing. It is much more than simply bringing new therapies into the mainstream. Its main purpose is to restore the focus of medicine on health and healing and not solely on disease management. It also insists that people are more than physical bodies. We are mental, emotional, spiritual entities, active in our communities. Unless medicine takes those into account, it cuts itself off from large areas of intervention in which many kinds of disease can be modified. Especially, in mind-body medicine, which is now well researched with scientific foundation to it. Integrative medicine insists that we look at aspects of lifestyle, how people eat, how they exercise or don’t, how they rest, what they do for fun and how they handle stress. All of this is relevant to the equation of health and illness.Integrative medicine insists that the interaction between doctors and patients is very relevant to the healing process. One of the great tragedies of conventional medicine is that the amount of time doctors spend with patients has come down drastically. In some countries like Japan, this is even worse where doctors now see 30 patients in an hour and are called ‘two-minute doctors’.advertisementI feel strongly that integrative medicine is the way of the future. In North America, it is now an established movement. It is also quite strong in Scandinavia, China and in Japan. But I am fascinated by India. It is a unique example in the world, of a country in which a number of different traditional medical systems have had long illustrious history. At the moment, the integration of these systems has still not really happened here. But I can envision that it is in this country that models of integrative medicine can be developed both for in-patient and out-patient care. And that will serve as models to be replicated around the world.DiscussionQ. How does integrative medicine add to our knowledge of all those lifestyle risk factors that lead to chronic diseases like heart attack? Weil: In cardiology, the biggest omission is in the mind-body area. Recommendations are rarely made on how to change one’s mental health-something that has a very damaging effect on the heart. There are technologies-ancient ones like Pranayam and meditation or modern cognitive and behavioural therapies-that can efficiently show how to identify and change negative patterns of thinking.Q. What’s the key to a good diet? How do you manage yours? Weil: The problem in modern diet is the extent to which manufactured and fast food have displaced natural home-cooked food. Today the percentage of American families that sit down to even one meal together is astonishingly and depressingly low. For many, the idea of preparing a meal from fresh ingredients seems very old-fashioned. They either don’t have the time, or they don’t know how to do it, or find it too labour-intensive. I have always tried to show that it is possible to make foods that are delicious, healthy, easy and quick. I enjoy food, I grow a lot of my own food and I like to prepare food for myself and others. I grew up eating a mainstream American diet. But I became a vegetarian when I was 28. For many years, I was a lacto-vegetarian. And then for a variety of reasons I began eating fish. I am convinced that Omega-3 fatty acids are absolutely essential to optimum health. I do not eat meat or poultry. I eat some diary products. I eat fish and also take a supplement of fish oil. If you choose for vegetarian reason not to eat fish, I would really urge you to think about maximising your intake of vegetarian sources of Omega-3, like algae.Q. The goal of integrative medicine, you have said, is to live longer and live better. What’s the best way of ageing? Weil: Acceptance of the ageing process. The very concept of antiageing medicine bothers me. Ageing is a universal process, written into the laws of the universe. To set your goal as anti-ageing is to put yourself into a wrong relationship with nature. But if anti-aging is not the legitimate goal, then what is? I call it ‘healthy aging’. Focus on maintaining health. At any age, you should have the energy and capability to enjoy life. As people get older, diseases become more frequent. Are these necessary consequences of aging? My answer to that is ‘no’. It is possible to separate aging from age-related diseases. The legitimate goal to me is to work toward reducing the risk and delaying the onset of these diseases. There is a lovely term for it: ‘compression of morbidity’. You try to squeeze the time of disability and decline at the end of life into as short a period as possible. You live long and well and then have a rapid drop-off at the end.advertisementQ. Which form of Pranayam or meditation should we practice? Weil: The first principle of breath work is to try to make breathing deeper, slower, quieter and more regular. If done regularly, breathing would unconsciously tend to move in this direction.last_img read more

Hockey: Maharashtra govt honours Walmiki

first_imgThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh and a job for hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki, one of the stars of the team that won the Asian Champions Trophy in Ordos, China, this week.The youngster was on target during the tiebreaker which decided the final against Pakistan.Walmiki’s family lives in a small garage in a building compound in Mumbai and after a news report highlighted this fact, the state government said that it will provide them a decent home while announcing a cash award and a job for the player.Walmiki’s home doesn’t family has to go to neighbouring buildings for their ablutions. The family also doesn’t have an electricity connection.In fact, the dwelling is so small that Walmiki’s medals have to share space with family utensils that lie on the floor.On Wednesday, however, things began to change as the state government announced the cash award for Walmiki.The opposition Shiv Sena, which controls BEST – the energy supplying utility – then also got in to the act and asked it to provide the family a electricity connection.Later in the day, Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya felicitated Walmiki at their Bandra residence ‘Matoshree’.last_img read more

Guiding lights behind our sports stars

first_imgSuccess has many fathers and failure none is an old cliche. However, if one were to go beyond this and look into the success of Indian athletes who are gunning for Olympic glory, it’s clear the role played by their families is huge.Sports View by S. Kannan.The other day when world chess champion Viswanathan Anand was in the Capital, he spoke of how he had a strong feeling the Indians would do well in the London Olympics. When we say ‘well’, the immediate question is how many medals we can win!First things first, unlike China, we are not a socialist state where by the age of six or seven the boy or girl is taken away from home and put in an extremely demanding sports training centre.By the time the Chinese athlete is in his or her late teens, he or she has to become a champion at least at the Asian level. In India, even as we debate the roles played by the state and central governments and how the corporates are also willing to chip in today, it’s the parents or the immediate family members who have played a huge role in shaping the careers of athletes.Let’s take a look at the Indian contingent for the London Games. Some of the biggest stars who have done well on the big stage owe their success to the lessons in motivation from home. The list has to begin with Leander Paes, the country’s first individual Olympic medallist after KD Jadhav. The Atlanta Games bronze medallist wanted to be a football player, but it was dad Vece Paes who ensured the son took to an individual sport. I have seen in 1990, after Vece pulled Leander out of Vijay Amritraj’s BAT academy, how he struggled for sponsorship and funds.advertisementHad Dad Paes given up then, Leander would never have gone on to achieve glory at the highest levels. While Vece had the sporting background and what it takes to win at the higher levels, many other parents never had such a good understanding.Sania Mirza’s parents Imran and Nassema made many sacrifices to ensure her tennis career flourished.Even as the Leander Paes vs Mahesh Bhupathi controversy cools down, the success story of Mahesh is also one where the parents played big roles. In the desert heat of Oman, CGK Bhupathi and mother Meera ensured Mahesh picked up the basics of tennis well.It was their passion to see Mahesh shape up as a good tennis player which resulted in the NRI moving to the United States to hone his skills. Once he did well in the NCAA league, he had to take a call on whether to play college or turn pro. The results from Mahesh are now there to see.If one is to take a look at the prime example of a tennis player taking up the sport due to the sheer perseverance of the parents, it has to be Sania Mirza. From the age of six, Imran and Naseema Mirza drove their daughter around in an Ambassador car. Mind you, those were the days when you had no air conditioners in cars and travel stretched to hundreds of kilometres in south India for Sania to play tennis tournaments. The sacrifice and effort behind shaping up Sania’s career continues for the Mirzas, though people will talk with sarcasm because the mother has been named manager of the Indian team for the Olympics.At least, it’s better than some obscure official, who has no clue of tennis, being made the manager as he will fetch the All India Tennis Association a vote or two in their elections. As for the success story of Saina Nehwal, again it’s a case of parents putting their heart and soul into the efforts. Imagine, coming from a science background in agriculture in Haryana and not knowing much about badminton.Yet, the burning ambition for the Nehwals – Harvir and Usha – to ensure Saina did well as a badminton player, forced them shift cities and make Hyderabad their home. The infrastructure was good and the Nehwals knew this was the city where Saina could get the best grounding from an assortment of coaches.Abhinav Bindra with father AS Bindra.And what of India’s biggest Olympic champion – Abhinav Bindra? As one who saw the shooting range for the first time at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, dad AS Bindra drilled it into his son’s head that he could also become a champion. In less than four years, Abhinav was shooting for India in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and again in Athens 2004. The big moment came in Beijing 2008. Had it not been for the motivation from Abhinav’s entire family, he may have never made it so big.People say that as he comes from a rich background, with his own indoor, air-conditioned range in Chandigarh, training was easy. Heck, even if you have that kind of money, you still need to shoot for hours to achieve perfection.advertisementToday, everyone is asking if Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Sushil can again wrestle his way to a medal. Just look at the background he comes from.His father Diwan Singh has spent a major portion of his life working as a driver in MTNL and leaving son Sushil in the Chhatrasal Stadium. Diwan Singh would have never known what it takes to win medals on the world stage or the Olympics.But it is the push from the father and faith in his son that today he makes us all proud each time he represents India.One look at the boxing squad, and you can see there are many more stories of how boxers have arrived on the big stage against all odds. Hot contender Shiva Thapa’s father was aware he had to put his children into boxing and make them champions one day.As a qualified karate instructor, Padam Thapa bought son Shiva a punching bag at home. The journey began from there and today the dashing boxer is a hot medal prospect. The cases of Vikas Krishan and Manoj Kumar are also equally captivating. Vikas comes from a humble background and his father Krishan Kumar works as a clerk in the Haryana State Electricity Board.Despite the humble background, the family dreamt big and ensured Vikas would enjoy boxing to the hilt and one day make it big. As for Vikas, his brother Rajesh Kumar would take the boy for lessons in punching on a cycle. Had it not been for his effort and belief that his brother would punch with felicity, Vikas may have never become one of the 81 athletes who will represent India in London.In India, the sporting culture is still not strong, so we need to salute the families which have produced these champions.s.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more