Monthly Archives: March 2014

Exercise Like The Irish

USNS Spearhead Participates in Exercise Saharan Express

( — Every year, we like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by indulging in some quintessentially Irish things, such as stout beer, strong whiskey and/or corned beef and cabbage. Cabbage aside, those aren’t exactly the cornerstones of a healthy lifestyle — but the good people of p90X3 reviews Ireland do know a few things about staying fit. According to data collected by the Irish Sports Monitor in 2013, 47% of Irish men and women aged 16 and over participate in some form of regular exercise. While some choose common activities (gym-based workouts, swimming, running, cycling), others enjoy singularly Irish ones like dancing (think: Riverdance) and the sport of hurling.
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Vigorous exercise ‘cuts flu risk’

Other exercise participants engaged in pier side and underway scenarios such as illegal fishing and counter-illicit trafficking aboard partner vessels. “Our engagements with these partner nations help employ techniques that will help us all deter illegal activities in these waters,” said Navy Capt. Marc Lederer, the military detachment mission commander aboard Spearhead. Improving cooperation, tactical expertise and information sharing among participating nations in order to increase safety and security at sea is the overarching exercise goal for the 13 partner nation participants in this year’s exercise. “It is always an exciting opportunity to engage with these nations, working hand-in-hand for a safer maritime presence,” said Lt.
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Dancing has always been an integral part of Irish life, from traditional Irish folk dances to vigorous jigs.

Print this story Taking part in vigorous exercise – such as running, fast cycling or rugby – cuts the risk of catching flu by around 10%, research suggests. Doing at least 2.5 hours a week of activity that leads to sweating or hard breathing reduces flu or flu-like illness, the analysis found. More gentle pursuits, such as walking or light jogging, were found to have little effect. Experts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine examined data from its online flu study, Flusurvey.
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