Central Florida gyms are increasingly using technology to help clients meet their fitness goals.Eric Olsson has been a personal trainer for about eight years. Today, he sees boosts in fitness and wellness efficiency thanks to a piece of equipment that is virtually feather-light.“I used to have stacks of paper about my clients’ workouts. Now I don’t need any. I can have them in the palm of my hand,” said Olsson, a wellness coordinator at the downtown Orlando YMCA.Olsson is talking about the mywellness app, available at the Downtown Y by virtue of a partnership with equipment manufacturer Technogym. While the partnership was created roughly three years ago, participation among Y members continues to increase as more Technogym equipment is added to the center, said Justin Higa, the Y’s associate executive director.Members, of course, still must put in the sweat, but monitoring and tracking workouts, along with scheduling classes, sharing information and more … [Read more...] about Central Florida gyms use technology to help clients get fit
For the first time we’re getting a sense of how many adults in each state and county are affected by arthritis, thanks to a national study, which showed that arthritis rates ranged from a low of 11 percent to the high of 43 percent.The study, published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed that prevalence of arthritis varied significantly across states and counties, so did the patients’ characteristics such as general health, pain and activity limitations, and their management of arthritis.Authors said the reason fo geographic differences aren’t known, although, some of the known risk factors for arthritis, such as obesity, smoking and occupations, may have an impact on the rates.Florida had the 15th lowest proportion of people with arthritis at 21.5 percent — or more than 4.2 million adults — compared to Hawaii which had the lowest proportion of arthritis patients at 17.2 percent and West Virginia, which had the highest … [Read more...] about How common is arthritis in Florida?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brendan Farrington Associated Press March 09, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A woman who was 11 when she was forced to marry her rapist has worked for six years to ban child marriages in Florida. On Friday, she was hailed as a hero after the Legislature passed a bill prohibiting marriage for anyone under 17.State lawmakers have repeatedly cited Sherry Johnson as an inspiration to change the law. She watched in the House gallery as the bill passed the House on a 109-1 vote, then stood as representatives turned to face her and applauded.‘‘My heart is happy,’’ she said afterward. ‘‘My goal was to protect our children and I feel like my mission has been accomplished. This is not about me. I survived.’’ Advertisement The bill was a compromise between the House and Senate. The Senate originally passed a bill that … [Read more...] about Florida passes bill to ban marriage of anyone under 17
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Brendan Farrington Associated Press March 06, 2018 TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate on Monday passed a school safety bill that would place new restrictions on rifle sales, allow some teachers to carry guns in schools, and create more school mental health programs.The Senate voted, 20 to 18, in favor of bill that was crafted in a response to the Feb. 14 massacre at a Parkland high school that left 17 people dead.Few, if any, senators were completely happy with the legislation. Many Republicans don’t like the idea of raising the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 or creating a three-day waiting period to purchase the weapons. Advertisement Many Democrats think the bill didn’t go far enough because it doesn’t include a ban on military-style rifles or large-capacity magazines. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and … [Read more...] about Florida Senate passes bill restricting gun sales
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 by: JD Heyes Tags: Florida, gun control, gun rights, March, Pro-Gun, protest, Second Amendment, student walkout, Students (Natural News) A wonderful thing happened the other day that was almost universally ignored by the disgustingly dishonest Pravda media because it ran counter to a couple narratives pushed by the “mainstream” press. About 75 students at a Central Florida high school who felt they have been misrepresented by anti-gun student activists in recent weeks following the shooting at a Parkland, Fla., school in February walked out of classes for about 20 minutes Friday in support of the Second Amendment. What a concept: Using the First Amendment to actually support another constitutional right instead of calling for its repeal. As reported by The Washington Times, citing local media, the Rockledge High School student walkout came about two weeks after thousands of students from around the country participated in the National Student … [Read more...] about More Florida students walk out over guns — not in protest but in SUPPORT of the Second Amendment