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Week Two of the Summer Fitness Plan for midlifers: upper body and sleep

Jo and Luke Gray are guiding you through a six-week reset plan to get you in shape over summer - The Telegraph
Jo and Luke Gray are guiding you through a six-week reset plan to get you in shape over summer – The Telegraph

For the first week’s plan, click here. Week Three will be published on Monday August 10

 

This week’s exercises

By Luke Gray

Last week I focused on the core, probably the most influential part of the body during exercise. This week, it’s all about the upper body. These exercises can be done each day and should last no longer than 20 minutes in total.

1. Shoulder Taps

10-20 reps

Luke demonstrates a shoulder tap
Luke demonstrates a shoulder tap

For those who can manage an extended plank position, shoulder taps are quite a challenge. But don’t worry if you can’t achieve an extended plank, you can do this move with a half extended plank, where your knees are on the floor.

  1. Position yourself on your hands with the shoulders directly above. Feet off

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By Sangmi Cha

SEOUL (Reuters) – Thousands of South Korean trainee doctors went on strike on Friday, protesting outside parliament against a government plan to boost the number of medical students in the country, arguing it would be a poor use of additional funding for the sector.

The government said its goal to increase the number of medical students by 4,000 over the next 10 years was necessary to better prepare for public health crises like the coronavirus pandemic.

The student doctors, however, said extra funding would be better spent improving the salaries of existing trainees, which would encourage them to move out of Seoul to rural areas where more professionals are needed.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun had urged the intern and resident doctors to call off the 24-hour strike, which comes as South Korea battles smaller but persistent clusters of COVID-19 infections.

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Currently, there are more than 117,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,947 deaths.

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LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators opened an in-depth investigation Tuesday into Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit.

The EU’s executive commission said it was concerned the deal would entrench the U.S. tech giant’s position in the online ad market by “increasing the already vast amount of data” the company uses to personalize ads.

“Our investigation aims to ensure that control by Google over data collected through wearable devices as a result of the transaction does not distort competition,” said European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, who also is the EU’s competition commissioner.

Google agreed to buy Fitbit in November for $2.1 billion. Privacy, social justice and consumer groups have called on authorities to block the deal, citing privacy and antitrust concerns.

The EU said the deal could expand Google’s “data advantage” and therefore raise barriers for rivals to match Google’s online advertising services.

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As cases of COVID-19 continue to spread around the world, Canadians seem to be increasingly concerned about their health and safety

Currently, there are more than 115,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada and nearly 8,900 deaths.

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Based on Republicans’ descriptions of their plan, a trade association for state unemployment agencies has already said it would be an implementation nightmare with wildly different results among states.

The $1 trillion measure is supposed to be a starting point for negotiations with top congressional Democrats. But already it has divided the GOP and faces stiff opposition from conservatives. It includes another round of stimulus checks, similar to those paid out earlier this year, as well as aid to schools and smaller businesses, and expanded liability protections.

The Republican proposal will reduce the extra federal unemployment benefits that Congress created in March from $600 to $200 until October, at which point it would be replaced with an individualized

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Long distance runner Emily Rudow, 31, was afraid that if she changed her exercise and diet routine, she’d lose the fitness gains she made over the years. The only thing holding her back from getting in better condition, she said, was fear.

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But after a long-term relationship ended last January, she realized she needed to also break up with her routine.

“I just wanted to become an individual again and make a change,” said Rudow, who also co-owns a sports apparel company.

Rudow began researching how to switch up her workouts through online videos, journals and articles, she said. Educating herself about fitness, she said, helped ease her anxiety about change. “That opened the doors for being more open-minded to

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The Montreal-set Just for Laughs Festival is going virtual for its 2020 edition this fall, setting a two-day online event for the annual A-list comedy showcase for October 9-10. In April, organizers had postponed the 38th edition of the confab to the September amid the coronavirus pandemic; it had originally been set for mid-July.

Programming lineups will be announced in the weeks to come, but the Just For Laughs Group said the offering will be a mix of free and interactive online gatherings, conversations, panels, performances and events. JFL Montreal’s ComedyPRO, Toronto’s JFL42 and ComedyCon will also be a part of the lineup.

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Last week, Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent Darryl L. Williams said during a virtual school board meeting that he supported keeping remote learning in place for the start of the school year amid the coronavirus pandemic, citing the safety of students and faculty.

The meeting will stream at 5:05 p.m. and can be viewed online at BCPS TV.

The Baltimore County teachers union and four other unions representing county school system employees said they do not want to return to school buildings until they feel it’s safe. Several school board members also have voiced their support for the remote learning option.

The Maryland State Education Association, Baltimore Teachers Union and the Maryland Parent Teacher Association called on state

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LITTLETON, CO — Littleton Public Schools issued an update Friday on back-to-school plans after the district announced it is postponing the first day of school until Aug. 24. Classes were previously scheduled to begin Aug. 13.

Littleton Public Schools will offer in-person and remote learning for the fall term. In a letter to parents and community members, LPS Superintendent Brian Ewert said the “return to in-person learning is good for our children academically, socially, and emotionally.”

“The decision was not taken lightly and was based on research, recommendations of health officials, the findings and work of the LPS Restart Task Force, and the plans of other school districts locally and across the nation,” Ewert’s letter read.

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Ewert offered the following reasons for the delayed start date:

  • Tri-County Health and the Colorado

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