Health & Fitness Runs To The Front Again, In A Week That Podtrac Says Brought Mixed Results. | Podcast News Daily

Podtrac say downloads held steady for a second consecutive week last week. But among the publishers and shows it measures, downloads were still up a significant 55% versus the corresponding period last year.

As has been the case several times this summer, the Health & Fitness category was the week’s big winner. It tied with Society & Culture for the best week-to-week increase in downloads – they were up seven percent – ​​but it also had the strongest growth year-over-year with a 166% increase in downloads.

Which other genres were up versus last year? All of them. Gains were also recorded for Comedy (+91%), True Crime (+72%), Sports (+61%), History (+57%), Society & Culture (+53%), Business (+47%), News (+38%), Science (+27%), and Arts (+8%).

Podtrac earlier reported that the average top 20 publishers had a three percent month-over-month decrease in their US unique monthly audience last month. But compared to

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Is losing weight an important health goal?

Advertisements, pop culture and even doctors can talk about health and weight as if they are one and the same: smaller bodies are healthier, and larger bodies must be unhealthy.

A higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with conditions like diabetes and heart disease, said Philipp Scherer, professor of internal medicine and director of the Touchstone Diabetes Center at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. However, BMI is a controversial way to measure health, and it’s just one of many factors associated with changes in a person’s well-being, said Dr. Asher Larmie, a UK-based general practitioner and activist.

Still, we often place a lot of importance on a person’s appearance when assessing their health, said Shana Minei Spence, a registered dietitian in New York. And even if we learn to shed the burden of societal beauty standards, it can be difficult to feel confident in your body if you

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Japan prime minister tests positive for COVID, isolates | Health and Fitness

By YURI KAGEYAMA – Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has been diagnosed with the coronavirus Sunday and canceled his planned travels while he isolates and recuperates.

Kishida developed a slight fever and cough late Saturday and tested positive in a COVID-19 PCR test, said Noriyuki Shikata, the cabinet secretary for public affairs at the prime minister’s office.

“Prime Minister Kishida is isolated inside his residence,” he told The Associated Press on Sunday.

The 65-year-old prime minister was on summer vacation last week and was scheduled to return to work Monday. It’s not clear where or how he was infected.

Kishida won’t go in person to a conference on African development later this month in Tunisia but will participate online. He also postponed his trip to the Middle East.

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Yankees retire Paul O’Neill’s No. 21 jersey, Cashman booed | Health and Fitness

By LARRY FLEISHER – Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight years ago, Paul O’Neill was thanked by the Yankees for his contributions to their dynasty with a plaque in Monument Park.

On Sunday, the Yankees retired his No. 21 — the 23rd player or manager in the franchise to have that happen.

This ceremony was slightly different from others.

Because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, O’Neill couldn’t interact with any current New York players in the dugout. And with the Yankees stuck in a 4-14 rut, there were noticeable boos for managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman during the 33-minute ceremony.

New York’s first jersey retirement ceremony since 2017, when Derek Jeter’s No. 2 was honored, had the usual video tributes and messages, gifts and an acceptance speech.

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Tasty, Nutritious School Lunches for Your Budget | Health & Fitness

SUNDAY, Aug. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — School lunches can be nutritious, help kids maintain their energy throughout the day and fit into a budget.

One nutrition expert offers some tips for cost-effective healthy lunch options.

“All foods belong in our diet, but we need to view them as energy,” said Courtney Cary, a senior registered dietitian at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “For lunch, parents should look for foods that provide the most sustained energy to get their kids through the school day.”

That means staying focused on proteins and carbohydrateswhich are basic nutritional building blocks, Cary noted.

Some high-fiber carbohydrate options including whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, beans and fruit. Lean protein choices are canned chicken and tuna, boiled eggs, lean deli meat and yogurt.

“As long as there’s a protein and a carbohydrate in your child’s lunch, they will be set up

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