At-Home Fitness News Discussion Prompts and Pause Points

Before the Movie:


Why is getting exercise important, even during the Covid-19 pandemic?  (Tap prior knowledge)


During the Movie (Pause Points):


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 0:59: What are some benefits of exercise, and why has it been challenging to get active? (Identify cause/effect; Identify problem/solution)

Timecode 1:26: Why is it a good idea to check with a grown-up before you start your workout? (Explain)

Timecode 4:00: How does the Deck of Cards Workout game work? What are the steps? And what are some ways you can change it up? (Identify steps in a process; Explain)



After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to

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More than 30 crore vaccine doses provided by Centre to states/UTs: Health ministry | India News

NEW DELHI: More than 30 crore vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre to states and union territories so far, Union Health Ministry informed on Thursday.
As per the latest data, 30,33,27,440 vaccine doses have been provided by the Centre through the government of India (free of cost channel) and through the direct state procurement category. Of this, the total consumption, including wastages, is 28,43,40,936 doses.
“The new phase of universalization of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain,” the official statement read.
As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the government of India has been supporting the states and Union Territories by providing them Covid vaccines free of cost.
In the new phase of the
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Oxford University explores anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as Covid-19 treatment | India News

NEW DELHI: The University of Oxford said on Wednesday it was testing anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a possible treatment for Covid-19, as part of a British government-backed study that aims to aid recoveries in non-hospital settings.
Ivermectin resulted in a reduction of virus replication in laboratory studies, the university said, adding that a small pilot showed giving the drug early could reduce viral load and the duration of symptoms in some patients with mild Covid-19.
Dubbed PRINCIPLE, the British study in January showed that antibiotics azithromycin and doxycycline were generally ineffective against early-stage Covid-19.
While the World Health Organization, and European and US regulators have recommended against using ivermectin in Covid-19 patients, it is being used to treat the illness in some countries, including India.
“By including ivermectin in a large-scale trial like PRINCIPLE, we hope to generate robust evidence to determine how effective the treatment is against Covid-19, and
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Fitness News — ScienceDaily

Focus on Emotions Is Key to Improving Heart Health in People Living With Obesity

People living with obesity who attended a non-judgemental and personalized lifestyle modification program improved their cardiovascular and mental health during just 10 weeks, according to a new …

Tai Chi Can Mirror Healthy Benefits of Conventional Exercise

A new study shows that tai chi mirrors the beneficial effects of conventional exercise by reducing waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults with central …

Proteomics Reveals How Exercise Increases the Efficiency of Muscle Energy Production

By applying mass spectrometry, scientists provide some of the most detailed data on how mitochondrial proteins cluster into supercomplexes – a process that makes mitochondria more efficient at …

Game On: Game-Based Program Boosts Physical Activity Among Diabetes Patients

Researchers showed that adding gamification with either

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UN propaganda on Kashmir fails, PDP leader Waheed Para gets VIP treatment in Srinagar Jail | India News

Days after Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations (UN) sought a response from the Government of India (GoI) on an alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir with the arrest of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youth president Waheed-ur-Rehman Parra, we have found that the PDP leader is enjoying all the luxuries in a Srinagar Jail.

Usually, a jail term would typically mean a life devoid of freedom and common luxuries and in accordance with the jail authority rules, however for Waheed, who enjoys all jail privileges in a Srinagar jail. Getting special treatment, have a TV, orders food, Enjoys various comforts is a daily norm. The perks are so high that Waheed is allowed to wear personal clothes and has a separate visitors room.

Inputs with us say that during interrogation he was sitting on the chair, laughing and was well treated by NIA and Jammu and Kashmir Police.

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New Marian Regional behavioral health outpatient unit to offer local treatment, intervention | Local News

Officials at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria hope to address gaps in mental health care with the opening of a new Behavioral Health Outpatient Unit in the coming months. 

The facility, which includes beds for eight people, has been in the works for the past few years, with the potential for expansion. Services that will be provided to those experiencing a mental health crisis include intervention, assessment, evaluation, therapy and support resources, according to Dignity Health Central Coast spokeswoman Sara San Juan.

Members of the public and local officials, including Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino, were introduced to the unit on Tuesday through a tour and blessing ceremony.

While a lack of mental health beds and resources in North County previously meant that local residents had to be sent to areas like Santa Barbara for inpatient care, the facility now provides the opportunity for more immediate care for

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Tucker time: Therapy dog supports Davis Park Elementary community | News

A therapy dog at Davis Park Elementary has been on school counselor Katrina Doty’s wish list since she first read “Whistle for Willie” by Ezra Jack Keats to first graders a few years ago. She recognized then how a dog could aide in student reading, attendance and overall behavior.

Tucker time: Therapy dog supports Davis Park Elementary community

Tribune-Star/Joseph C. GarzaWho’s a good boy? Tucker, the therapy dog at Davis Park Elementary, is well loved. But make no mistake — he’s got daily duties.

But therapy dogs can be expensive to purchase and train. Because most fundraisers have all but gone to the wayside since the COVID-19 pandemic, Doty figured it would be years before the school could afford one.

Thanks to a couple of good Samaritans and a grant from United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Youth Success Impact Council, Tucker, the Goldendoodle, is now the unofficial head of the guidance department.

Goldendoodles are a

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DC files antitrust case vs Amazon over treatment of vendors | National News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has sued Amazon, accusing the online retail giant of anticompetitive practices in its treatment of sellers on its platform. The practices have raised prices for consumers and stifled innovation and choice in the online retail market, the DC attorney general alleges in an antitrust suit.

The suit filed Tuesday in the District of Columbia court maintains that Amazon has fixed online retail prices through contract provisions and policies it applies to third-party sellers. It alleges these provisions and policies prevent sellers that offer products on from offering their products at lower prices or on better terms on any other online platform, including their own websites.

“We filed this antitrust lawsuit to put an end to Amazon’s illegal control of prices across the online retail market,” DC Attorney General Karl Racine said in a conference call with reporters. “We need a fair online

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CARISMA Therapeutics to Present Data at The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy 24th Annual Meeting | Tradeshow News

PHILADELPHIA, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — CARISMA Therapeutics Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative immunotherapies, announced findings from two studies accepted for virtual presentation at The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 24th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 11Friday, May 14. The findings mark the first time chimeric antigen receptor macrophages (CAR-Ms) have been assessed in a fully immunocompetent animal model and highlight the potential of CAR-monocytes (CAR-Mono) as an innovative and expedited immunotherapeutic pathway.

Dr. Stefano Pierini, Senior Scientist at CARISMA, will present findings from “Chimeric Antigen Receptor Macrophages (CAR-M) Induce Anti-Tumor Immunity and Synergize with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Pre-Clinical Solid Tumor Models,” which established a fully immunocompetent solid tumor mouse model and evaluated the interaction of CAR-M with the tumor microenvironment and the endogenous adaptive immune system. The findings demonstrate that CAR-M therapy showed

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EXERCISE News Forum – A cement slab bed, 23 hours a day alonein a 7x10ft cell and one hour for exercise:Derek Chauvin’s new life on suicide watchat Minnesota maximum security prison


Megan Sheets


Emily Crane

Original Article

Posted By: Imright,

4/22/2021 10:20:45 AM

Derek Chauvin is spending 23 hours a day alone in 7-by-10-foot cell at Minnesota’s only maximum security prison as he awaits sentencing for the murder of George Floyd.
Chauvin, 45, was whisked to the Minnesota Correctional Facility – Oak Park Heights on Tuesday and placed on suicide watch after a jury handed down its guilty verdict. The disgraced former Minneapolis cop will be held in solitary confinement in what’s known as a ‘Super Seg’ single prison cell for the next eight weeks until his sentencing, where he faces up to 40 years.

Reply 1 – Posted by: earlybird 4/22/2021 10:23:32 AM (No. 763357)

Media salivating over this. I think it’s obscene.

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Reply 2 – Posted by: PChristopher 4/22/2021 10:26:37 AM (No. 763368)

I’m with #1

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