Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core - the abdominal, back and muscles around the pelvis - which is the seat of stability, strength and power. Adding in exercise routines to strengthen the core can help the runner go faster, the basketball player jump higher and the everyday exerciser more easily do routine tasks from loading the car to cleaning the tub.
World health Day: Combatting antimicrobial resistance
World Health Organisation
This Thursday is World Health Day 2011 and the main goal for this year is to raise people’s awareness of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). According to the World Health Organization, AMR is when a microorganism becomes resistant to antimicrobial medicine. We take a closer look at what this means, how if affects us individually and worldwide and why it is a public health concern that needs awareness.