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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARAB TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011




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                                                Fitness

                                                                                                    ‘It’s all about moving for ageing body’


For older adults, fitness is freedom, say experts
NEW YORK, May 2, (RTRS): As                   less.                                          daily living.                               on the menu for the Silver Sneaker          about a preventive approach.                 championship golf courses and
70 million-plus baby boomers roll                The good news is it’s never too                “There is plenty for seniors to          participant, whose average age is 72.       Physical activity is at the founda-          bocce courts dotted all over the
relentlessly into their retirement            late to set that body in motion.               pick from in your average health                          Successful                    tion.”                                       place” have gotten the message that
years, experts say for those 65 and                            Balance                       club,” he said.                                                                            Dr Walter Thompson, professor of          they need to keep their residents
                                                                                                                                            “The longer you can be independ-         kinesiology at Georgia State
over staying active and fit can spell            “Eighty- and ninety-year olds                  The Silver Sneakers Fitness              ent, the more successfully you’re                                                        healthy.
the difference between independ-                                                             Program brings yoga, Pilates, aquat-                                                    University, wants older people to get           “What scares me with older folks
                                              have demonstrated the ability to                                                           going to age,” Wong said. “If you           active any way they can.
ence and frailty.                             gain lean body mass, as well as to             ic and cardio circuit classes to older      prevent falling you avoid being tran-                                                    is their lack of balance,” he said.
   “It’s all about moving.” said Neal         improve strength and balance by                Americans at 10,000 locations in 50         sitioned into a senior center.                            Exercises                         For a good dose of it, he suggests
Pire, an exercise physiologist and            exercising,” he explained. “The trick          states.                                     Physical activity promotes brain               “My dad, who turned 80, still             walking a straight line of 10 to 15
spokesperson for the American                 is to start at a place that makes sense           “We have done a lot to educate,”         health. Recent studies support that.”       plays golf four times a week,” he            yards (meters) twice a day.
College of Sports Medicine. “The              and progress slowly.”                          said Stephanie Wong, spokesperson              Wong said the fitness industry in        said. “Older people who have joint              Older people can gain muscle
phrase ‘use it or lose it’ works here.”          By focusing on function, balance            for Silver Sneakers. “Particularly          general still is not meeting the needs      issues or osteoporosis would do very         mass, improve cardio vascular
   There is no physiological reason           and mobility, Pire said popular                among 70- and 80-year olds who              of the ageing.                              well with water exercises, which are         health, and certainly lose weight
we lose significant muscle mass,              activities like yoga, Tai Chi and              have not been members of a gym,                “There’s such a focus on manag-          non-weight-bearing.”                         well into their 80s and 90s just by
strength and mobility as we age, Pire         Pilates can enhance the ageing                 it’s a whole new ball game.”                ing the soaring costs of health care.          Thompson said retirement com-             increasing the activities of daily liv-
said, other than that we tend to move         body’s ability to perform the tasks of            Brain booster exercises are also         For a long time we’ve been talking          munities with “wide sidewalks,               ing, Thompson said.




                                                                                                                        Some photos from the event

                                                                                                                                                                                                   LoYAC’s AC Milan Academy honors
                                                                                                                                                                                     Through       LoYAC’s AC        Milan        the youth academy, the President
                                                                                                                                                                                     Academy, Kuwait’s flag managed to            Faisal Al-Haroun, and the students
                                                                                                                                                                                     reach one of the most important              (ages 6-16) that excelled this sea-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Italian football tournaments, says           son. Perhaps the most important
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fareah Al Saqqaf, Chairperson of             achievements was representing
                                                                                                                                                                                     LoYAC. To commemorate the                    Kuwait through the LoYAC AC Milan
                                                                                                                                                                                     achievements of the soccer                   football team at one of the most
                                                                                                                                                                                     Academy’s students of both sexes             important tournaments – the World
                                                                                                                                                                                     during its second season, LoYAC              Cup tournament for peace in Italy.
                                                                                                                                                                                     held a certificate award ceremony at            It is noteworthy to point out that in
                                                                                                                                                                                     Bayt Lothan on April 30, 2011. In            this tournament its participants were
                                                                                                                                                                                     attendance was Italian Ambassador,           all from European countries. All of
                                                                                                                                                                                     Enrico Granara, as well as                   these achievements have been
                                                                                                                                                                                     Mohammad Fouad Al Ghanim, Vice-              made possible through support and
                                                                                                                                                                                     Chairman of Fouad Al Ghanim &                corporate sponsorships. I will give
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sons Co, Mrs Freach Al-Saqqaf,               them a special greeting to the follow:
                                                                                                                                                                                     Faisal Al-Haroun – Executive                 Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive;
                                                                                                                                                                                     Director of the Academy of AC Milan          Kout Food Group; Kuwait Financial
                                                                                                                                                                                     and Allesandro Pasquali – the Italian        Centre; Al Rai; Journal Gazette;
                                                                                                                                                                                     coach, in addition to all the coaches        IDEA Company Advertising.
                                                                                                                                                                                     of AC Milan, students and parents.              Mrs Fareah and Faisal Al-Haroun
                                                                                                                                                                                        The ceremony started with Mrs             praised the efficiency reached by the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Fareeh Saqqaf who addressed the              players during the second season.
                                                                                                                                                                                     audience, saying: “His Excellency            They have gone on trips and tourna-
                                                                                                                                                                                     the Italian Ambassador Enrico                ments, which they participated in the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Granara and gentlemen, I welcome             name of Kuwait for the first time. To
                                                                                                                                                                                     you in LoYAC. Thank you for coming           close the evening, the medal and
                                                                                                                                                                                     and honoring us to celebrate the end         certificate for the best player this
                                                                                                                                                                                     of the second season of LoYAC’s AC           season were awarded, and finally
                                                                                                                                                                                     Milan football team. We are pleased          they distributed certificates to the
                                                                                                                                                                                     and proud of the achievements of             students of the academy.


                                                  Second place winners Swap Team from American University of Kuwait.                                                                                                              25397939 and 25394336. The fax number
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  is 25393448. The embassy can also be
                                             Microsoft committed to supporting Kuwaiti youth                                                                                                 click                                contacted by e-mail at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Guyanaembassy.kuwait@gmail.com; its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  website address is www.guyana.org

AUK wins second place in Gulf Imagine Cup                                                                                                                                            Drinking problem?: You are no longer            The Ambassador of Guyana is Dr
                                                                                                                                                                                     alone! Confidential helpline 99641389.       Mohammed Ali Odeen Ishmael, a histori-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  an and author, who previously served as
                                                                                                                                                                                                ❑        ❑        ❑               Ambassador to the United States of
KUWAIT CITY, May 2: Microsoft                 global competition focused on finding          their project ‘momEcare’. In addition,      potential risks and the path of the ship-   Narcotics Anonymous: NA can help             America (1993-Oct 2003) and Venezuela
Kuwait today announced that American          solutions to real world problems. This         another team from University of Sharjah     ment will be tracked.                       with addiction problems. Totally confi-      (Nov 2003-Jan 2011). While in the United
University of Kuwait had won the sec-         competition is about more than just cre-       and University of Wollongong in Dubai       ■ The “Enlight” project developed by        dential: 94087800 English/Arabic.            States, he was also concurrently Guyana’s
ond place at the Regional Finals of the of    ating software and gadgets; it’s about         was declared as the winner of the mobile    students from the American University                                                    Permanent Representative to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Organization of American States (OAS).
the Gulf Imagine Cup 2011 which con-          inspiring the next generation of technol-      application development category for        of Kuwait consists of a portable, low-                              Latest                  Guyana is the only English-speaking
cluded on Monday April 25, 2011 at the        ogy and business leaders.”                     their project ‘touch.Edu’ supported by      cost hardware & software development
American University in Dubai. Imagine            On this occasion, Eng.Enaam Hussein         du. All four winning teams will repre-      platform in the form of a smartboard          May 5                                      country in South America and for the cur-
Cup empowers students to use technolo-        Al-Jenaa, Head of Kuwait Educational           sent the region and participate at the      with a touch-based surface. This allows                                                  rent year it holds the presidency of the
                                                                                                                                                                                     Japanese cuisine: TIES Ladies club           Union of South American Nations (UNA-
gy, innovation and creativity to help         Portal & Head of E-content project in          global finals of the Imagine Cup that       an individual with a walking/motor dis-     invites all of you to come and join us to
                                                                                             will be held in July 2011 in New York       ability to connect a Windows Phone 7                                                     SUR). Guyana also hosts the headquarters
solve some of the world’s most challeng-      Kuwait, Ministry of Education said,                                                                                                    learn the art of Japanese cuisine. Would     of the Caribbean Community (Caricom).
ing social issues outlined in the United      “We are very proud of the achievement          City, USA.                                  handset to a class session & teach using    you like to know how Japanese cuisine is
Nations’ Millennium Development               by this talented team from the American          The “Revolutionary Reporting              the phone.                                                                                            ❑        ❑       ❑
                                                                                                                                                                                     prepared? Ever wondered how you can
Goals. In 2010, this global student tech-     University of Kuwait. Given the right          System” project which has been devel-       ■ “The World” project developed by          make Sushi at home?                          DAI Docent programme: Docent
nology competition brought together           encouragement, our students have the           oped by students from the American          students from the American University          From May 5 – May 26, 2011 between         General Information Meeting, 5 pm, May
more than 325,000 incredibly talented         potential to show high levels of innova-       University of Kuwait consists of a sim-     of Kuwait consists of an application        5:30 pm – 8 pm.                              5, 2011, Amricani Cultural Centre, (Gulf
students from over 120 countries.             tion to compete on a global scale.             ple image reporting software that uses      which helps a user to communicate with         See authentic Japanese cuisine prepared   Road, next to the National Assembly
                                              Imagine Cup is a great platform which          the geographic location tagging on          all human languages. The voice wave         in front of your eyes. Afterwards, we will   buildings; in front of the Evangelical
                Digital                                                                      images to make reporting efficient.         feature of the application captures the     enjoy the food together. Please reserva-     Church complex). Open to all interested
                                              allows our youth to gain insight into the
   Ehab Mostafa, Country Manager,             rich, diverse and evolving business envi-        The three other teams from Kuwait         sound wave of the user and translates it    tions are required.                          individuals age 18 and over.
Microsoft Kuwait, said, “Microsoft is         ronment while gaining the skills they          who participated in the regional finals     into a valid language.                         For more information please contact us       In preparation for the opening of exhi-
committed to supporting Kuwaiti youth                                                        consisted of the following:                    The Imagine Cup encourages young         on 2523105/6 or 97228860 or visit our        bitions in Kuwait, like “Treasury of the
                                              need to compete in today’s knowledge                                                                                                                                                World: Jewelled Arts of India in the Age
and guiding the way towards the devel-        economy.”                                      ■ A team from Kuwait University has         people to apply their imagination, their    website www.tiescenter.net
opment of a digital knowledge economy                                                        developed a project called “Shipments       passion and their creativity to technolo-                ❑        ❑       ❑              of the Mughals” in the Amricani Cultural
in the country. We congratulate the team                       Mobile                        Spy”. This consists of computer soft-       gy innovations that are focused on find-                                                 Centre, the Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah is
                                                                                                                                                                                     Embassy of Guyana notice: The                launching a volunteer docent programme.
from American University of Kuwait              In the finals, the first place went to the   ware that monitors petroleum shipments      ing solutions to real world problems.       Embassy of Guyana, recently established
and are very pleased with the high levels     Edunology team from Sultan Qaboos                                                                                                                                                   Docents will be well trained and must
                                                                                             by sensing the surrounding temperature,     Each team had fifteen minutes to present    in Kuwait, announces that it is located at   work at least one three-hour shift per
of technical innovation that these stu-       University, Oman. The third runner-up          humidity, pressure and other factors that   their work to a panel of judges compris-    Block 3, Street 321, Villa 3, Mubarak        month.
dents have achieved through their proj-       was the Hex Pistols team from                  may affect them. For certain boundaries,    ing of senior members from the enter-       Abdullah Al-Jabar, West Mishref.
ect. Imagine Cup has grown to be a truly      University of Wollongong in Dubai for          the software will alert the user for any    prise and government sectors.                  The embassy’s telephone numbers are                 Continued on Page 33

				
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