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Mayweather, McGregor smack tour only free thing for fans

first_imgNCAA: Teodoro heats up as JRU nabs first win End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on as money rains down on Conor McGregor during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at Barclays Center on July 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will earn perhaps nine-figure paydays while fight fans will be charged $100 to watch on TV in high def and can’t get into the arena for anything less than a $500 face-value ticket —if they’re lucky.But in New York, where a “Hamilton” seat can cost you a rent check, there’s still a deal to be found — even in the fight game.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslationcenter_img McFaul, a McGregor fan, said he’ll watch the fight with friends to split the $99.95 bill for the high-definition pay-per-view.“You’re bringing the best of two worlds together,” he said. “But I think the press conference is going to be better than the fight itself.”READ: Expletives, excitement as Mayweather, McGregor face-off Tickets were free and a limited number were still available at the box office about 5 hours before showtime. But security turned fans away 30 minutes later and told them there were no more available. The dejected fans would have to probably watch the insults and vulgarities exchanged online.Or they could turn to the web: eBay had press conference tickets available for $50 for the Brooklyn tour stop and were going for about $80 for the final one in London.ADVERTISEMENT Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission “That’s just dirty, selling press conference tickets,” UFC President Dana White said. “You can’t sell tickets to a press conference.”READ: Mayweather to quit for good after McGregor bout The tour ends Friday with its fourth stop in London — who knows, that may be more rounds than the actual fight, which many experts believe will be lopsided for the undefeated Mayweather.“Mike Tyson back in the day knocked out people in the first round,” McFaul said. “I want to see the spectacle.”Yes, the hype could go down as a more entertaining time than the 154-pound fight Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. The fighters can entertain as much as anything on Broadway.READ: LOOK: McGregor wears suit with ‘F you’ pinstripes to MayweatherMcGregor wore a white Gucci mink coat and raised a steel chair high over his head during a press conference at Madison Square Garden in November to promote his last UFC fight. And Mayweather has been living up to his “Pretty Boy” and “Money” nicknames as both fighters try to hype the fight.McGregor encouraged the crowd to shout expletives at Mayweather and his family before launching into a nearly 10-minute profanity-laced tirade during a stop Wednesday in Toronto. Mayweather mocked McGregor for being less wealthy and answering to UFC chief Dana White. And some fans accused McGregor of being racially insensitive when he yelled, “Dance for me, boy! Dance for me, son!” during an exchange.’READ: Before Mayweather-McGregor … Ali v Inoki Mutual respect between the fighters has suffered a resounding KO. View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES The fight angling to become the richest in sports history is offering fans a bargain-basement price for this weeklong smack-talking circus: Free. It’s the cleanest four-letter word uttered by the Irish UFC star McGregor and the undefeated boxer Mayweather during a foul-mouthed promotional tour that stopped Thursday at the Barclays Center.READ: Mayweather, McGregor take trash-talk tour to New York FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Fans lined outside the home of the Brooklyn Nets hours before they were allowed inside the arena. They flocked in TMT gear or draped themselves Irish flags as they waited for the pair to start trading insults weeks before they exchange blows.NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor face-off during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour event at Barclays Center on July 13, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFPJon McFaul, 28 of South Jersey, ordered his ticket online not long after they were made available to the public. McFaul and his friends showed up at noon for their shot at being among the first through the doors. Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite “I don’t think these guys necessarily hated each other before we started this thing,” White said. “But by the time we leave London, they might not necessarily like each other very much.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Sharapova rediscovers winning form on Madrid clay

first_imgMaria Sharapova won for the first time since the Australian Open as she beat Mihaela Buzarnescu, 6-4, 6-1, on Sunday in the Madrid Open.The Russian five-time Grand Slam champion has been struggling with an arm injury, losing her last four matches, crashing out in the first round in Stuttgart last week.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I think it was a great match. I played really well. Of course, maybe she didn’t play her best, but she’s always tough to play against,” Halep said.Halep has been having fitness issues with her legs and lost to CoCo Vandeweghe in the second round on the Stuttgart clay last week.“I don’t have problems any more. I had a lot of treatment. I took care of my leg,” Halep said. “It was actually coming from the back. I always have little issues with my back, so I know how to treat it.”A third Romanian, Sorana Cirstea also reached the second round by beating Czech Katerina Siniakova, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.“All the girls from Romania are really strong. They train a lot. They play really well, if they are confident,” Halep said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In-form Romanian Buzarnescu reached the Prague Open final last week, but unseeded Sharapova, who took the title in Madrid in 2014, dominated this first round meeting.Sharapova jumped to a 5-2 lead in the first set but Buzarnescu briefly showed some resistance by winning the next two games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Russian seized the momentum by breaking again to clinch the set and dropped only one more game as she won in 82 minutes to set up a second-round match with another Romanian, Irina-Camelia Begu, who upset No.5 seed Jelena Ostapenko the evening before.In another Romanian-Russian clash top seed Simona Halep crushed Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-0, for a 13th straight victory in the tournament. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Floyd Mayweather Jr. to visit Philippines ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew There was a mild upset in the men’s tournament, where unseeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet knocked out Czech 14th seed Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-2.Canadian Denis Shapovalov joined Gasquet in the second round after seeing off American Tennys Sandgren 6-1, 6-4.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Was an accident waiting to happen – Granger

first_imgCamp Street blaze…says Govt thinking over structure of new facilityGovernment will be going back to the drawing board to consider a new structure to house prisoners at the Camp Street penitentiary, President David Granger has said.The Head of state said the condition of the facility has rendered it inadequate,President David Granger; Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo along with fire and prison service officials on Tuesday at the flattened Georgetown Prisonnoting that the fire on Sunday was an “accident waiting to happen”.Granger made the remarks moments after leaving the Camp Street premises which were gutted on Sunday by fire, allegedly started by death row inmate Royden Mark Durant, also known as Mark Williams and “Smallie”. The President, along with his team of Cabinet members, visited the facility to get a first-hand view of the aftermath.According to President Granger, Government will have to go back to the drawing board to determine whether it is appropriate to have a facility such as the Prison at the centre of the city.“The three major prisons were constructed by the British in Berbice, Demerara and Essequibo. This was adequate maybe 120 years ago, certainly it is not adequate now, so we will definitely have to go back to the drawing board to decide whatever facility we’ll need. But we are not going to have the same type of facility here again,” the Head of State said outside the gates of the Prison ruins.He said the devastation was “almost total” and there were no intentions ofDrone shot showing some of the damage to the Georgetown Prison at Camp Streetrebuilding it as it were before.Asked whether Government was disappointed that better security measures were not taken to prevent such a recurrence, President Granger said the Administration was aware of the situation and was acting on the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI).He said Government knew that it needed to strengthen Mazaruni, since money was provided and the Administration was in the process of expanding the facility at Mazaruni when the incident occurred.“This is an accident waiting to happen,” the President said, continuing that the New Amsterdam penitentiary was also in a fragile state.“So we are working as quickly as we could with the limited resources and we can assure you that at the end of it, the Ministry of Public Security will have a more secured prison that is not susceptible to this cycle of breakouts. This is the last breakout,” he said.“We are aware of the fragile structures that were erected over 100 years ago, andA firefighter puts out a small blaze that reignited at the Camp Street Prisonwe have done our best in the circumstances.”Among the recommendations of the CoI following the deadly prison fire in 2016 was the automatic release of prisoners, who were on remand once the time served equalled the sentence which the offence attracted. Further, maximum limits for the time inmates were on remand was also under consideration.It was also suggested that the high number of prisoners on remand was responsible for overcrowding in the prison system.Other recommendations to ensure reduction of overcrowding included the resolution of legal issues required, the abolishing of Preliminary Inquiries (PIs) as an urgent priority of the Judiciary; a robust programme of community-based sentencing alternatives and a piloting of alternative and community-based sentences with women and juvenile offenders.last_img read more

LEGEND PAUL McGRATH SAYS HE HOPES COLEMAN JOINS UTD

first_imgFormer Manchester United and Republic of Ireland defender Paul McGrath believes Seamus Coleman has got what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford.Seamus ColemanUnited and their manager Louis van Gaal are admirers of the Killybegs man and speculation has been rife that they are preparing a bid of £15m for the Everton star.United have tried in vain to sign Coleman’s Everton team mate Leighton Baines but having missed out on Dani Alves, have turned their attention to Coleman. The belief is that Coleman’s marauding style could complement the skills of their new Dutch winger Memphis Depay.One man who is keen to see a deal being struck is Paul McGrath.McGrath told TalkSport: “I definitely think he would be a good fit for Manchester United.“He has got every attribute a right-back wants. He works so hard, he is a good defender, and he has got an engine like no other. “I think he would be great for Manchester United and I really hope that is one of the deals that goes through.”LEGEND PAUL McGRATH SAYS HE HOPES COLEMAN JOINS UTD was last modified: June 30th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalKillybegsMan UtdPaul McGrathseamus colemanlast_img read more

Newman Named MVC Pitcher of the Week for Seventh-Straight Week

first_imgThis year, Newman is 23-6 overall with a 0.95 ERA (fourth in nation) and a nation-leading 327 strikeouts. She leads the nation in strikeouts per seven innings at 13.0 and hits allowed per game at 2.81. Her 23 wins are the most by a Drake pitcher since Laurie Bowden won a program-record 28 games in 1990 This season, Newman has three perfect no-hitters and two no-hitters. This is her ninth MVC Pitcher of the Week award this season and a league-record 22nd in her outstanding career. ST. LOUIS – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the seventh-straight week, the MVC office announced Monday, April 29. Newman and her teammates clinched its second-straight MVC Regular Season championship with Sunday’s win over Missouri State. Newman and her teammates host Iowa State Wednesday night at 6 p.m. in the first of its final four regular season games. The Bulldogs return to league action Friday when Evansville visits Buel Field for a 2 p.m. doubleheader. The teams end the season Saturday at 12 p.m. All four games will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Last week in four appearances with three starts, Newman went 3-0 with a 0.72 earned run average with 35 strikeouts and just two walks. In her first two starts, she threw back-to-back no-hitters with the first in a 1-0 game win at UNI where she struck out 13 and allowed one walk in the fourth inning. In her next start, Newman followed that with a five-inning no-hitter in a 9-0 win at Missouri State where she struck out 11 and hit one batter in the fifth inning. In her final start of the week, she pitched a complete game in a wild 9-5 comeback win over the Bears where she allowed two runs with 11 strikeouts and one walk.last_img read more

FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLING GORSE FIRE IN WEST DONEGAL

first_imgFire crews have been called to deal with a gorse fire at Meenaleck, Crolly this evening (before 4pm).The fire is in an area on the Crolly side not far from Leo’s Tavern.There are a number of houses in the area but it is not thought any are in danger. Locals have also been involved extinguishing the blaze that is expected to be brought under control shortly.The fire service in Donegal has advised anyone seeing a gorse fire to ring the emergency services and not assume someone else will do so. FIRE FIGHTERS BATTLING GORSE FIRE IN WEST DONEGAL was last modified: April 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DD Gardening: Heather, the modest fellow of the garden

first_imgThere are few plants which perform as consistently has heather in the garden. When planted they last for many years and will flower and grow year after year… IF… you get to know your Callunas from your Ericas.Callunas are wonderful heathers which are in flower now in the garden centres, they’re generally brilliant white or bright pink and will 100% catch your eye when you see them. Ideal for planting into pots and containers for winter colour interest these will flower during the Autumn and Winter months, looking wonderful as they do it. After flowering, you’re best to discard the plant. Advertisement When planted in the garden they get tall and woody and not at all attractive, and they need a really peaty soil in which to exist in… so wonderful, amazing for the short term but a hassle long term.Erica is another genus of Heathers which grow much lower than Calluna, and are tolerant of a wide range of soil types. Erica grow more like a carpet than the more upright Calluna, so are wonderful when planted in groups in borders and for long-term display in containers and pots.A wonderful display of Ericas in Flower at RHS Harlow CarrAvailable in White, Pinks and Purples there Ericas produce buds from Autumn through the Winter and then these open in the Spring months. These open flowers are a magnet for bees in the springtime.In addition to the Pinks and Purples there is also an attractive range of foliage colours, from dark to light green and some golden colours mixed in. Advertisement So with careful selection of varieties, you can end up with a nice colourful area of the garden all year round when you combine the foliage and flower colours. Add in some dwarf conifers such as the orangey tones Thuja Rheingold and the Blue Juniper Blue Star and some dwarf Narcissus and draw Tulips and you have the making of a fine display of colour.clippersWhen planting in the garden it’s important for impact that you plant Ericas in groups of 3/5/7 etc, this will give you much greater impact and much less overall maintenance.The only real maintenance that Ericas need is a light trim when they go out of flowering (this keeps them squatter and thicker), and if the centre of the plant starts to go sparse with age, just cover it well with some compost and the plant will self-layer and grow back fresh again in the centre.The challenge with Ericas is that they’re not 2 metres high with flowers the size of your head, they don’t jump out and blaze flowers in your face, they just do what they do nice and consistently and all but a few weeks in the year you may never pay them much attention but they’re certainly worthy of being added to your garden. DD Gardening: Heather, the modest fellow of the garden was last modified: October 26th, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gardeningheatherlast_img read more

African group speaks out at COP 17

first_img5 December 2011A grouping of the 54 African countries at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban spoke out on Monday, expressing concern at what it described as attempts by some developed countries to kill the Kyoto Protocol.The group is taking the lead in demanding that a second commitment period to the treaty be finalised immediately and that a legal political agreement be reached in Durban.The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), currently taking place in Durban, is also the 7th meeting of parties to the Kyoto Protocol, which is due to expire at the end of 2012, unless renewed.The marathon talks entered their second week on Monday, but there has been no clear indication as to what will happen to the Kyoto Protocol. Countries have to sign up for another legally binding emissions reduction period if they want to keep the protocol going after 2012.The African common positionThe African delegates are also demanding immediate action from all parties “to stop Durban from collapsing”.They also want the African common position – agreed upon in Mali in September – to be advanced in Durban if the continent is to benefit at all from the talks.“Developed parties to the Kyoto Protocol must honour their commitments through ambitious mitigation commitments for a second and subsequent commitments period,” said Tosi Mpanu Mpanu, the African group chairperson.The group further said that, should a second commitment period be achieved, developed nations should reduce their carbon emissions by at least 40 percent in the period 2013 to 2017 and by at least 95 percent by 2050.“We stress the urgency of agreeing to a second commitment in Durban and of elaborating measures to avoid a gap between commitment periods,” said Mpanu Mpanu.Developed countries “have shown us economic leadership, political leadership and sometimes military leadership – and now we want them to show us climate leadership.”Call for review of Clean Development MechanismOn adaptation and finance, Mpanu Mpanu said Africa wanted Durban to agree on a review of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which he said was currently not effective, with very few states benefiting from it.The CDM allows a country with an emission-reduction or emission-limitation commitment under the Kyoto Protocol to implement an emission-reduction project in developing countries. Such projects can earn saleable certified emission reduction (CER) credits, each equivalent to one tonne of CO2, which can be counted towards meeting Kyoto targets.It is the first global, environmental investment and credit scheme of its kind.“What we are saying is that the CDM should be doing what it was meant to do. We should ensure that the rules are fairer and meet the expectations of African states,” Mpanu Mpanu said.EU lambasts Kyoto naysayersIn a separate press conference, the European Union (EU) lashed out at countries that have indicated that they were no longer interested in signing up for the Kyoto Protocol.The EU also reiterated its support of the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol, but said it wanted a roadmap out of Durban that would illustrate each country’s contribution to curb climate change.It highlighted its unhappiness over Japan, Russia and Canada’s insistence on staying out of the agreement.Poland’s new environment minister, Marcin Korolec, said: “The EU has been the only party here that has been consistently saying Durban must produce a package of decision to help us mitigate climate change but we want an agreement that will be equal to everybody… we see a second commitment as a bridge, and it must be achieved.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Partners With Forum One on Community Management Research

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market ReadWriteWeb is excited to announce that we are launching a partnership with technology consultancy Forum One Communications, focusing on online community management. Forum One hosts events, offers consulting and publishes in-depth reports about the finer points of community management based on extensive survey data gathered from diverse practitioners.In the initial stage of our partnership:We will be promoting Forum One’s body of reports to our readers interested in detailed, topical, survey-based advice centered on the community of active community management practitioners. Forum One will be promoting our Community Management Guide, an overview of the practice of community management based on interviews, content curation and dynamic discovery of the hottest daily conversations on the topic, to their community. (That’s a real honor for us.) We will be encouraging community managers in our community to fill out the Forum One 2009 survey on community manager job compensationAnd they’ll be sharing the results of that survey with us to report on here. (The findings are always quite interesting.)Forum One publishes detailed reports on topics like Online Communities: Surviving & Thriving in the Downturn and Online Communities: Platform and Services Satisfaction Report. Those reports are based on surveys, and Forum One reaches inside both large enterprise firms and small startups in their research.We’re proud to get the opportunity to work with these experts in the field and we’re excited to get to share with our readers some of the hard numbers that we’ll help Forum One collect. We hope this is just the first step in a fruitful collaboration to help foster more effective community management online. We hope you’ll give Forum One’s reports a look, as you’ve been so supportive of ours, and if you’re a community manager then we hope you’ll fill out the compensation survey as well. Tags:#news#web last_img read more

Stress: An Issue of Modifiable Lifestyle Factors

first_imgAuthor: Christian Maino Vieytes, B.S. Nutritional Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. Candidate, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignFor a long time, it has been common knowledge that stress kills. Scientific knowledge has come to the forefront while attempting to answer how stress mediates this effect. Indeed, there are now enormous research efforts examining the relationships and mechanisms by which psychological stress mediates decreased longevity. Population-based research has demonstrated that those that bare higher amounts of psychological stress also have a higher risk of death as compared to their more jovial counterparts1.What do we mean by stress? Stress is routinely dichotomized into two varieties: eustress and distress2. Eustress can be thought of as “good” kind stress and is the kind of stress that motivates you to engage, for instance, in the activities one enjoys pursuing. Distress, on the other hand, is the type of stress associated with feeling overwhelmed or fatigued. Namely among the variables impacted by high amounts of distress are physical activity, sleep, and diet/nutrition. By understanding how psychological distress influences this three-legged stool we get a better sense of how we can address them. Thankfully, there has been much research examining this matter.Lack of sleep stemming from significant stress can be problematic because it also affects the other two legs of the three-legged stool we have identified (diet and physical activity). Studies have demonstrated that a lack of sleep can cause an increase in the amount of calories we consume on a given day3. Negative mood stemming from psychological stress and lack of sleep may also be responsible for evening-time overeating patterns4. The way that decreased sleep may impact eating patterns is by its effect on our hunger hormones5. Lack of sleep may also contribute to a lack of engagement in physical activity, which then leads to poorer outcomes and a higher risk of stress and chronic illness6.Importantly, however, is that the other two legs of the stool (diet and physical activity) also exert effects on sleep quality. A 2017 study done on 5,062 women found that those women who exercised more tended to be protected from insomnia7. In a meta-analysis review of multiple studies looking at the effects of exercise on sleep, researchers found that regular exercise imparts benefit on and impacts total sleep time, sleep efficiency, sleep onset latency, and on sleep quality8.The question of how diet can affect sleep is also an interesting one that has gained attention. In a cohort study of 3,816 men that examined eating and sleeping patterns in men, researchers from Penn State and Harvard Universities found that those that overconsumed calories had low intakes of fruits and vegetables, and had the greatest intakes of sodium and trans-fat also tended to have the highest likelihood of experiencing insomnia9. Several studies have suggested that consuming a diet that is more Mediterranean in nature may be a way of combatting insomnia 10,11. Research focusing on specific dietary nutrients that may be associated with sleep quality and insomnia have narrowed in on the importance of getting adequate amounts of vitamin D12 (which we obtain primarily from the being outside and exposed to sunlight!).The 3-legged stool framework examined and explored here was only modestly addressed. The extent of the research on the effects of combatting stress through a comprehensive lifestyle and wellness regimen that focuses primarily on sleep, diet, and physical activity, is massive. Nevertheless, the following big-picture conclusion is substantiated by the research reported as well as novel and ongoing research: following a plan that focuses on consuming a diet that revolves primarily around whole-foods, limits the consumption of high-fat and processed foods, and incorporates a daily physical activity regimen is likely to, in some way, impart benefit to the psychological distress you face in your life13.References:Okely JA, Weiss A, Gale CR. The interaction between stress and positive affect in predicting mortality. J Psychosom Res. 2017;100:53-60. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.07.005Le Fevre M, Matheny J, Kolt GS. Eustress, distress, and interpretation in occupational stress. Journal of Managerial Psychology. 2003;18(7):726-744. doi:10.1108/02683940310502412McHill AW, Wright KP. Role of sleep and circadian disruption on energy expenditure and in metabolic predisposition to human obesity and metabolic disease. Obes Rev. 2017;18 Suppl 1:15-24. doi:10.1111/obr.12503Liu Y, Song Y, Koopmann J, Wang M, Chang C-HD, Shi J. Eating your feelings? Testing a model of employees’ work-related stressors, sleep quality, and unhealthy eating. J Appl Psychol. 2017;102(8):1237-1258. doi:10.1037/apl0000209Stern JH, Grant AS, Thomson CA, et al. Short sleep duration is associated with decreased serum leptin, increased energy intake and decreased diet quality in postmenopausal women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014;22(5):E55-61. doi:10.1002/oby.20683Booth FW, Roberts CK, Laye MJ. Lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases. Compr Physiol. 2012;2(2):1143-1211. doi:10.1002/cphy.c110025Spörndly-Nees S, Åsenlöf P, Lindberg E. High or increasing levels of physical activity protect women from future insomnia. Sleep Med. 2017;32:22-27. doi:10.1016/j.sleep.2016.03.017Kredlow MA, Capozzoli MC, Hearon BA, Calkins AW, Otto MW. The effects of physical activity on sleep: a meta-analytic review. J Behav Med. 2015;38(3):427-449. doi:10.1007/s10865-015-9617-6Cheng FW, Li Y, Winkelman JW, Hu FB, Rimm EB, Gao X. Probable insomnia is associated with future total energy intake and diet quality in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016;104(2):462-469. doi:10.3945/ajcn.116.131060St-Onge M-P, Mikic A, Pietrolungo CE. Effects of Diet on Sleep Quality. Adv Nutr. 2016;7(5):938-949. doi:10.3945/an.116.012336Jaussent I, Dauvilliers Y, Ancelin M-L, et al. Insomnia symptoms in older adults: associated factors and gender differences. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011;19(1):88-97. doi:10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181e049b6Grandner MA, Jackson N, Gerstner JR, Knutson KL. Sleep symptoms associated with intake of specific dietary nutrients. J Sleep Res. 2014;23(1):22-34. doi:10.1111/jsr.12084Soltani H, Keim NL, Laugero KD. Diet Quality for Sodium and Vegetables Mediate Effects of Whole Food Diets on 8-Week Changes in Stress Load. Nutrients. 2018;10(11). doi:10.3390/nu10111606last_img read more