Posts from May 2008

Today, on the eve of Remembrance Day , times of the lessons change

May 6, 2008
Yossi Sheriff

Today, on the eve of Remembrance Day to the memory of those who have lost their lives in defense of our lives here in Israel, the training will cease at exactly 20:00 when the one-minute air-raid siren will sound across the country.

Training for the afternoon groups will end at 19:30, training session for the veteran martial arts practitioners will include only the 1st segment and will end with the entrance of the Remembrance day at 8 P.M.

Exercise and mental health

May 2, 2008
John Hookham

A recent study found that as little as 20 minutes of physical activity a week can boost your mood. The more intensive the activity, the greater the effect.

Associating sports and physical activity with well being is hardly a new way of thinking, but the effect on mental health has so far never been measured.

“For the new study, almost 20,000 men and women participating in the 1995, 1998 and 2003 Scottish Health Surveys answered questionnaires about physical activity and “psychological distress.”

Daily physical activity of any kind — including housework, gardening, walking, and sports — was associated with a 41 percent lower risk of psychological distress. But sports reduced the risk of mood lows the most — by 33 percent.”

Twenty minutes a week translates into just under three minutes a day, a good starting point for a daily exercise routine.