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How To Do The Bear Crawl Exercise, According To A Certified Trainer

How To Do The Bear Crawl Exercise, According To A Certified Trainer
The bear crawl might seem like child's play, but the results it offers are v v serious. This quadruped (all fours) exercise targets your shoulders, core, and back muscles simultaneously. And while it looks incredibly simple in this video, doing the bear crawl exercise correctly can be an extreme challenge for people who are unable to keep their core engaged by drawing in their belly button and bracing to active all the muscles in your back and abs. But don't worry, as an ACE-certified personal trainer, I'm going to teach you how to do the bear crawl the right way. If you've already mastered the move, I've got a few variations, and routine suggestions you can do to keep things exciting! How To Do A Bear Crawl ExerciseGet on all fours into a table top position with shoulders stacked over wrists and hip directly over knees. Engage your lats (the muscles on your back below your armpits that you'd f…
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Cambodia, awaiting political foes, stages security exercise

Cambodia, awaiting political foes, stages security exercise
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Several hundred members of Cambodia's security forces staged a major exercise Friday in a show of force ahead of the promised return of exiled opposition leaders whom the government says are unwelcome. The drills by army and police units in Banteay Meanchey province, which borders Thailand, were mainly to provide security for the public but also to defend against any "anarchic activity" that might be carried by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, said Gen. Chhum Socheat, a spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense. The party was dissolved by a court order in 2017. Party co-founder Sam Rainsy has declared that he and his colleagues will return to Cambodia on Nov. 9 — Independence Day — along with a mass of supporters. While Thailand has never been publicly specified, it is the only practical location for such a plan. The government of Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused…

Here's How Exercise Affects Your Skin, According to a Dermatologist

Here's How Exercise Affects Your Skin, According to a Dermatologist
While you probably already know that regular exercise is good for your body, you may not have considered the toll your morning Pilates class could have on your skin. After all, your body heats up when you exercise, sweating and causing friction as you move against your clothing: a combination that's not always kind to skin. That's why we consulted board-certified dermatologist Dhaval Bhanusali, MD, to find out the effect your daily sweat session has on your complexion. "Exercise increases blood flow, which provides nourishment to your skin and also carries away waste products like free radicals," Dr. Bhansulai said. "The better circulation of oxygen you experience often leads to a 'post-workout glow.'" In addition to giving you a healthy-looking complexion post-class, there are potential long-term benefits of exercise to your skin as well. "There have been [studies] that s…

A wealth of health information and support in St. Tammany Parish

A wealth of health information and support in St. Tammany Parish
REACCREDITATION: St. Tammany Parish Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The seal is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.  ONGOING . BETTER BREATHERS CLUB: The Better Breathers Club, a program of the American Lung Association, meets from 1-2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Magnolia Room of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington. Meant for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their caregivers. Register at lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-3900. BIG BROTHER, BIG SISTER: Slidell Memorial Hospital will hold a class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, for ages 3-10 to learn safe ways to interact and care for a new baby at the Florida Avenue Conference Room, 1025 Florida Av…

Elizabeth Warren Proposes $20.5 Trillion Health Care Plan

Elizabeth Warren Proposes $20.5 Trillion Health Care Plan
WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday revealed her plan to pay for an expansive transformation of the nation’s health care system, proposing huge tax increases on businesses and wealthy Americans to help cover $20.5 trillion in new federal spending. The plan represents a significant bet that enough voters will favor an approach that dismantles the current system and replaces it with “Medicare for all,” a government-run health insurance program. And it comes after decades in which Democrats have largely tiptoed around policy proposals that relied on major tax increases and Republicans ran on tax cuts. While the proposal allows Ms. Warren to say she is not raising taxes on the middle class, it opened her to renewed charges that her plan is too radical to pass through Congress. It represents an extraordinary embrace of the tax system to redistribute wealth and re-engineer one of the pillars of the American economy, with…

The Supreme Court could stop Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax dead in its tracks

The Supreme Court could stop Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax dead in its tracks   

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a town hall event September 19, 2019 in Iowa City, Iowa. Joshua Lott | Getty Images Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren infuriated America's wealthiest individuals when she unveiled her wealth tax proposal earlier this year, which would tax them 3 cents on every dollar over $1 billion in net worth. Now, seeking to pay for an overhaul of the nation's health-care system, she's calling on them to pitch in a bit more. The Massachusetts senator on Friday called for a doubling of her billionaire wealth tax as part of a new "Medicare for All" proposal, from 3% to 6% on wealth over 10 figures. Warren's wealth tax proposal would also impose a 2% tax on net worth between $50 million and $1 billion. She has previously said that it would be used to fund her ambitious climate agenda, a slate of investments in…

Trump has no China trade pact, but he does have a signing location in mind

Trump has no China trade pact, but he does have a signing location in mind
President Donald Trump gave no indication Friday he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are closer to signing a “Phase One” trade pact, but he does have a place in mind where a signing event for it could happen — a battleground state that has borne the brunt of the U.S.-China trade war. “It could even be in Iowa,” he told reporters on the White House South Lawn as he departed for a campaign rally in Mississippi. “I would do it in the U.S. He would too,” he added, speaking for Xi. Trump contended that Iowa is a “possibility” because the deal would be a windfall for farmers. As the president has escalated the trade conflict with China, Iowa has seen a drop-off in exports there of two of its biggest sources of income: pork and soybeans.  [White House, GOP allies shift to Clintonesque counterimpeachment message] Public polling suggests, Iowa is in play in the 2020 presidential race. A recent Emerson College survey, for …