|By PR Newswire
|April 25, 2014 10:02 AM EDT
Celebrate International No Diet Day on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
TORONTO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Billions of dollars are spent every year
on the latest diet programs, diet pills and diet books, yet most
dieters regain all of, if not more weight within one to five years1. Frequent dieting can lead to eating disorders - negatively impacting
the mental and physical health of whole families. On May 6th, International No Diet Day, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) is encouraging Canadians to break free of dieting with four
alternatives that will help lead to a healthier outlook and
relationship with food and with oneself.
"Many people go on a diet to lose weight in order to gain acceptance,"
says Merryl Bear, Director of NEDIC. "They believe that thinness is the
recipe for health and happiness."
Children are watching and modeling this behaviour. In fact, 30 percent
of girls and 24 percent of boys between 10 and 14 years old have been
on a diet, despite being within a healthy weight range.2
"Dieting has become a rite of passage for girls as young as 8 years
old," continues Merryl. "This is concerning, because dieting can be a
precursor to developing an eating disorder. We need to break this cycle
and teach our children to respect and appreciate the diversity of body
shapes and sizes, including their own."
Instead, NEDIC promotes Health At Every Size(R) (HAES). HAES emphasizes size and self-acceptance, as well as healthy
day-to-day behaviours, without focusing on weight.
As an alternative to dieting, Registered Dietitian Kori Kostka offers
these four alternatives:
Tap Into Your Own Intuition - As babies, we cried when we were hungry and stopped eating when we felt
full. Listen to your internal cues of hunger and fullness and allow
your body to guide your food choices.
Be Mindful When Eating - Be present when eating. Chew thoroughly and enjoy the taste of your
Recognize and Respect Your Set Point - Your body has its own natural set point - the weight it naturally
wants to be in order to be healthy. Gaining and losing weight can wreak
havoc on your natural set point. This cycle of yo-yo dieting confuses
the body and the brain between binging and starving.
Measures of Health and Happiness - The number on the scale does not determine how healthy you are.
Wellbeing can be measured in other ways. Laughter, learning, rest,
play, reflection, socializing, volunteerism, these are just some of the
other ways that people can begin to feel good about themselves and
"The body is built to store and survive, not lose," Kostka says. "When
you diet, you starve yourself of energy, nutrients, as well as
pleasure. That's no way to live."
Instead, Kostka suggests, "Balance eating for health and eating for
enjoyment, while rediscovering the joy of physical activity."
If someone you know is a frequent dieter, he or she may have an
unhealthy preoccupation with food and weight, and may need help.
Encourage them to celebrate International No Diet Day on May 6th and to visit NEDIC.ca or call 1-866-NEDIC-20 for more information. Join the conversation on
Facebook (www.Facebook.com/NEDIC, Twitter @NEDIC85) and tag comments and photos with #NoDietDay.
Through its education and outreach initiatives, its toll-free helpline
(1-866-NEDIC-20) and its website (NEDIC.ca), NEDIC is able to provide
information, support and advice to youth, parents, friends, educators
and community organizations who are interested in promoting positive
body image and prevent disordered eating. NEDIC is partly funded by the
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is a program of the
University Health Network. Thanks to generous support of Dove
Self-Esteem Project, NEDIC is able to develop and deliver a turn-key
curriculum for Grade 4 through 8 students that addresses self-esteem
and media literacy.
McVey, Pepler, Davis, Flett, & Abdolell, 2002; McVey, Tweed, &
Blackmore, 2004; McVey, Tweed, & Blackmore, 2005
SOURCE National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Image with caption: "The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) encourages Canadians to celebrate International No Diet Day on May 6, 2014. (CNW Group/National Eating Disorder Information Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140425_C5166_PHOTO_EN_39638.jpg
Image with caption: "Merryl Bear, Director of NEDIC warns that dieting can have negative side effects, including increased risk for developing an eating disorder. (CNW Group/National Eating Disorder Information Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140425_C5166_PHOTO_EN_39637.jpg
PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/04/25/20140425_C5166_DOC_EN_39640.pdf
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY.
Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
Nov. 23, 2014 07:30 PM EST Reads: 1,648
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open.
Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's large...
Nov. 23, 2014 12:30 PM EST Reads: 1,328
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Nov. 23, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,591
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela.
Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Nov. 23, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 1,293
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution.
Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
Nov. 23, 2014 08:00 AM EST Reads: 1,412
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs.
In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Nov. 23, 2014 07:45 AM EST Reads: 1,439
We are all here because we are sold on the transformative promise of The Cloud. But what good is all of this ephemeral, on-demand infrastructure if your usage doesn't actually improve the agility and speed of your business? How must Operations adapt in order to avoid stifling your Cloud initiative?
In his session at DevOps Summit, Damon Edwards, co-founder and managing partner of the DTO Solutions, will highlight the successful organizational, process, and tooling patterns of high-performing c...
Nov. 23, 2014 02:00 AM EST Reads: 1,185
The definition of IoT is not new, in fact it’s been around for over a decade. What has changed is the public's awareness that the technology we use on a daily basis has caught up on the vision of an always on, always connected world. If you look into the details of what comprises the IoT, you’ll see that it includes everything from cloud computing, Big Data analytics, “Things,” Web communication, applications, network, storage, etc. It is essentially including everything connected online from ha...
Nov. 22, 2014 10:00 PM EST Reads: 1,313
Software-driven innovation is becoming a primary approach to how businesses create and deliver new value to customers. A survey of 400 business and IT executives by the IBM Institute for Business Value showed businesses that are more effective at software delivery are also more profitable than their peers nearly 70 percent of the time (1). DevOps provides a way for businesses to remain competitive, applying lean and agile principles to software development to speed the delivery of software that ...
Nov. 22, 2014 08:00 PM EST Reads: 1,511
Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability. Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions, network setup, and other details of this environment. This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization." But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their small...
Nov. 22, 2014 06:45 PM EST Reads: 1,301
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Nov. 22, 2014 05:45 PM EST Reads: 1,426
Cloud Expo 2014 TV commercials will feature @ThingsExpo, which was launched in June, 2014 at New York City's Javits Center as the largest 'Internet of Things' event in the world.
Nov. 22, 2014 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,422
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's
Nov. 22, 2014 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,441
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and asse...
Nov. 22, 2014 05:30 PM EST Reads: 1,264
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy.
How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
Nov. 21, 2014 09:15 PM EST Reads: 1,351