first_imgThe need maintain social distancing may force many to embrase cycling as mode of transportation at least for a while. Thousands of Britons have taken up cycling amid the coronavirus pandemic, with many now planning on riding their bikes to work when they eventually return to the office. According to Victoria Joyce, a former triathlete and clinical tutor in sport physiotherapy and rehabilitation at Liverpool Hope University, having the saddle in the wrong position by just two millimetres is all it takes to sustain an injury. “Cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit. It’s particularly great for those with arthritis, as it reduces the amount of load through particular joints compared with running and walking activities. You’re off-loading the joints and getting them moving in a nice controlled manner. Furthermore, it’s great for your mind because you’re spending time outdoors” she told FEMAIL. Here are some of the things that you must look out for according to the former triathlete. Get the seat height right: The most important thing in terms of injury prevention on a bike is the set-up – and this starts with getting the saddle height correct, whether it’s an old bike or a brand new one. Supportive footwear: Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Cycling to work may be the in thing to achieve social distance to work If you’re experiencing pain, numbness or tingling in your toes, if could be as a result of putting too much pressure on the metatarsalgia – a neurological pathway under your foot. ‘It might be caused by uncomfortable trainers, foot position, or your seat being at the incorrect height,’ Invest in cycle shorts: Because of the position you’re in when you’re cycling, you can get some perineal irritation, and that goes for both genders. Cycle shorts will help, anti-chafing lubrications can have you feeling more comfortable. Get the handlebars in the right position Read AlsoOlympic Cycling legend and wife dump 16-year old marriage Don’t go and buy a downhill mountain bike if you’re only commuting to and from work. It’s not going to be ergogenic and efficient. For a standard cyclist, the bars should be about level with the seat.last_img read more

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid The next killer app just might be developed by a girl still in high school. Meet Kira Becker, Emily Moschella, Tara Abrishami and Anna Venetianer. Not one of them is older than 16, but they’re already accomplished programmers. The four have spent the past five months developing Navi Car. Since they attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a magnet school that attracts gifted students from all over the Washington, DC, area, their commutes are often lengthy. The girls all have active after-school lives, including tennis, track & field and theater, but it’s not always easy to get where they need to be. So the girls decided to solve their commuting problem by building an Android app. Since January, the four friends have spent weekends and afternoons making their app a reality with the help of a free programming tool, MIT App Inventor. Building Apps To Solve ProblemsNot everyone feels adept enough to build an app to solve his or her problems. But for the next generation of programmers, it’s second nature. “Technology is becoming more and more accessible. I definitely think people will be making their own apps in the future for exactly what they need them for,” said Venetianer. Encouraged by a teacher, the girls were spurred to enter their app in a programming contest specifically for high school girls, the Technovation Challenge. Under the name Team Round of APPlause, they’ve been selected as one of the top ten global finalists. On Thursday, they visited Twitter HQ in San Francisco to have their app judged. Although the very existence of a programming contest just for teenage female participants reveals the severity of the gender gap in computer science, the girls said they never felt like they were doing anything groundbreaking. Girls Coding: Not Unusual?“Being in the community that we are in, everyone is so supportive. there are so many other girls [at Thomas Jefferson] interested in computer science and tech in general,” said Abrishami. “I guess a lot of people are impressed and proud of us, but nobody thinks it’s unusual.”As sophomores in high school, none of the girls have made a decision about whether or not they want to pursue computer science careers. But if app building appears as accessible to others of their generation as it does to them, the future of programming looks very bright. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts center_img Tags:#apps#education#future of IT#women in tech lauren orsini How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees?last_img read more

first_imgThe sight of Gagan Narang kissing his golden gun is one of the iconic images of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.The Hyderabadi ace shot down four gold medals, then won two silver medals at the subsequent Asian Games and was finally honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna last year.Narang’s journey to the London Olympics began on that fateful August 11 in 2008. As Abhinav Bindra stood on the top of the air rifle podium in Beijing, Narang, who missed out on the final by a point, vowed to match the exploits of his teammate and rival.Following the Olympics, Narang shot a new final world record of 703.5 in the World Cup Finals in Bangkok, including a perfect 600 out of 600 in qualification. This was only broken by Chinese legend Zhu Qinan late last year.Thereafter, medals just kept coming, culminating in a 10m air rifle bronze at the 2010 World Championships in Munich and the rich haul at the back-to-back extravaganzas in New Delhi and Guangzhou. He beat Bindra both times. In fact, had the CWG not been unrecognised by the International Shooting Sports Federation, Narang’s score of 703.6 would’ve been his second world record.Last year, a knee problem limited his participation to just one World Cup, where his performance wasn’t noteworthy. Since then, Narang has been on the comeback trail, but has kept himself among the two best Indian shooter in each of the three rifle events – 10m air rifle (his main event), 50m rifle 3 positions and 50m rifle prone.Narang has been shooting high scores in all the World Cups this year, but a highest position of ninth means he has been keeping some of his energy in reserve. If he manages to give his best in London, he can return with at least one gold medal.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA protest rally here on Tuesday against FDI in retail turned out to be a two-hour long cultural meeting of pro-Trinamool Congress intellectuals and artists who blocked a part of the Esplanade area of the city.A section of intellectuals of Kolkata, close to Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, organised a protest rally in the heart of the city to protest the Central government’s decision to allow FDI in multi-brand retail. Intellectuals like painter Shuvaprasanna, painter Samir Aich, film director Haranath Chakrabarty, singer Indranil Sen, music composer Jeet Ganguly, theatre personality Bibhas Chakraborty, Arpita Ghosh, Saoli Mitra, sports personalities PK Banerjee and Amal Dutt, and actors Dev and Sandhya Roy were on the dais at the protest.Bhibas Chakraborty recited lines of a play mocking retail FDI and the centre’s economic policies.These are the same intellectuals who had jumped on Banerjee’s bandwagon during last year’s assembly polls in her fight to decimate the 34-year Left Front regime in the state.Apart from a few words of expression against retail FDI, the protest turned out to be a cultural meeting of the intellectuals, where they sang songs from Rabindrasangeet to popular Bengali item numbers.Banerjee, who was at the rally with other Trinamool Congress leaders as guests, was seen instructing the intellectuals to recite poetry.Several actors and actresses of the Bengali film industry used the occasion to strike a rapport with Banerjee and other Trinamool Congress leaders.”Are they protesting against retail FDI or spending a nice evening by singing songs and blocking roads? They should be ashamed for blocking roads,” said Santosh Pal, a banker.advertisementlast_img read more