By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Sun., Dec. 23, 2018 It is early days, but investors in a unique health promotion experiment are bullish. A six-month regime of personal coaching, exercise and healthy eating sponsored by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has succeeded in keeping blood pressure in check — without drugs — for several hundred Toronto-area adults at risk of developing hypertension. The three-year, $3.4 million project that will eventually involve 7,000 participants in the GTA and Vancouver was launched last year as Canada’s first health-related social impact bond, or “pay-for-success” initiative. Results for the first 500 enrolled last May are “very exciting,” says Heart and Stroke senior manager Erin Kim, who is leading the “Activate” project in partnership with the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Eleven private investors, including businesses, charitable … [Read more...] about A Canadian high blood pressure study sees ‘exciting’ early results as investors bank on healthy returns
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source Matthew DeBord/BI California-based Vintage Electric builds electric bikes that are styled to resemble old-time motorcycles. The company recently updated its Tracker line of bikes. Vintage Electric let me borrow a Tracker S, which is good for up to 75 miles on a single battery charge. I was extremely impressed with the looks and performance of the e-bike. I test cars and trucks all the time for Business Insider, but rarely two-wheeled conveyances. Dan McMahon is our bike person, and his coverage needs no introduction. However, I also dig motorcycles and am particularly intrigued by electric versions. But because of my age and status as a parent, I’m deep in the realms of second thoughts about whether I should ever throw a leg again. But then along came California-based Vintage Electric and their all-electric bicycles that are styled to evoke early 20th-century motorcycles. I love a Ducati Panigale as much as the next guy, but my heart truly … [Read more...] about I rode a $7,000 electric bike that’s as close to an old-school motorcycle experience as you can get in the 21st century — here’s what it was like
caption Strapped in, suited up, helmet on, and ready to go. source Ford Ford‘s Performance Racing School is free to anybody who buys a Ford Performance vehicle. It’s a one-day course taught by experienced drivers and instructors who show you what your car can do. All you have to do is get yourself to Utah. I’ve driven plenty of tracks, but I had a lot to learn in the Shelby GT350 Mustang I was assigned. Ford sells several thrill-inducing vehicles through its Ford Performance division. Anyone who buys one can take advantage of perhaps the greatest perk in the car world: a full day of driving instruction at Ford’s Performance Racing School. The program is free to all new owners of Shelby GT350’s and 350R Mustangs, Focus RS’s and ST’s, Raptor pickups, and Fiesta ST’s. (And something is under construction for the $400,000 Ford GT supercar, … [Read more...] about I went to Ford’s Track Attack racing school. Here’s what I learned from professional drivers.
These days the Ketogenic Diet is in everybody’s vocabulary. People are planning to get on it, some brave souls are on it and some are just curious about how it works but not really interested in giving up their carbs just yet to get on the keto bandwagon.? I brought a friend to salsa dance class eight months ago and saw him shrink in size literally before my eyes. We were dancing the same number of hours, doing the same kind of dance, but why was he losing weight and I was not? Finally, I commented on his weight loss and asked him straight up, “What extra thing are you doing aside from dancing that is making you lose all that weight?” He explained that he was on a high-fat, moderate-protein, very-low-carb diet. I did not notice he was on a diet at all as every time we ate out, he ordered the most fatty foods on the menu, like lechon kawali or grilled liempo, pork adobo, Wagyu steak, bacon and scrambled eggs with a slab of butter on top, a cheese … [Read more...] about The Keto Factor
When a Lynbrook schoolgirl from Long Island, New York shimmers like a gem in the field of wrestling, more specifically after defeating male wrestlers, it reminds us the replication of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's movie 'Dangal'. The Hindi-language sports drama is based on the real-life Indian wrestlers and Olympians Geeta and sister Babita Kumari Phogat.The girl named Ally Fitzgerald had chosen to pursue a wrestling career. She proved her talent in this field after fighting hard to assure her entrance to the boys wrestling team. Fitzgerald is also the only female from that region to win a boys' high school tournament. People who have heard about two sisters from the Indian wrestling family, Geeta and Babita, could relate the story of Fitzgerald with them, as there are so many similarities from their journey to become a well-known personality in this men dominated field.Both the sisters, who came from a place called Bhiwani, situated in India's northern region Haryana, had to fight … [Read more...] about Dangal in New York! Watch this schoolgirl from Long Island thrash boys in wrestling