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Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was an American former heavyweight champion boxer and one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. An Olympic gold medalist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times, Ali won 56 times in his 21-year professional career. Ali’s outspokenness on issues of race, religion and politics made him a controversial figure during his career, and the heavyweight’s quips and taunts were as quick as his fists. Born Cassius Clay Jr., Ali changed his name in 1964 after joining the Nation of Islam. Citing his religious beliefs, he refused military induction and was stripped of his heavyweight championship and banned from boxing for three years during the prime of his career. Parkinson’s syndrome severely impaired Ali’s motor skills and speech, but he remained active as a humanitarian and goodwill ambassador. Read more.
🌟Mother’s Day Community Service Project🌟
Hartford Girl Scout Troop 10003 has partnered with My Sister’s Place in Hartford to recognize the 26 women in the program on Mother’s Day. This was a very worthwhile and humbling project, where we continued to teach our Girl Scouts about the importance of community involvement, giving back, practicing selfless acts of kindness, gratitude and helping those in need.
We wanted the mothers at My Sister’s Place to know that they matter and they are appreciated on this special day (Mother’s Day).
Thanks for your support!
Lisa Butler, Troop Leader
Hartford’s Paul Brown, Jazz Legend, Dies
HARTFORD — Jazz bassist Paul Brown, founder of Hartford’s Monday Night Jazz series recognized by the Library of Congress as the oldest continuously run jazz festival in the country, and a member of Faith Congregational Church, died. Brown’s death was confirmed by the Hartford Jazz Society, which took over production of the jazz series after Brown ran it for 40 years. Read more from The Courant here. Read what the Hartford Jazz Society has to say here.
Joelle A. Murchison has been named associate vice president and chief diversity officer at the University of Connecticut. Murchison, currently vice president of enterprise diversity and inclusion for The Travelers Companies, Inc., will serve as the University’s main strategist responsible for guiding efforts to define, assess, and promote diversity, inclusion, and educational and employment opportunity. She will develop programs and coordinate activities to recruit and retain faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. She will begin her new role on July 5.
Losing weight isn’t easy—and doing it in a healthy, sustainable way can make the task feel even harder.
Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2009–2010
- More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
- More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese.
- More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity.
- About one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese.
- More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese.
Using Body Mass Index (BMI) to Estimate Overweight and Obesity
The BMI is the tool most commonly used to estimate overweight and obesity in children and adults.
|18.5 to 24.9
|25 to 29.9
For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are measured by using weight and height to compute the person’s BMI. The BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with the amount of fat in their bodies. An online tool for gauging the BMIs of adults can be found at:http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_BMI/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.htmlExternal Link Disclaimer
My Fitness Pal offers 67 weight loss strategies. For strategies to help manage those extra pounds, click here. After losing weight, people from The Biggest Loser have difficulty keeping the weight off. Read more here.