Nguyễn Tiến Hùng seen at the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon 2018 . — Photo courtesy of Nguyễn Tiến Hùng Viet Nam News Runner Nguyễn Tiến Hùng has done very well in his sport. His sport has also been good to him and given him wonderful memories. One was running in the moonlight, passing rice fields, waterfalls and friendly people. Nguyễn Tiến Hùng loved it so much he switched off his headlamp and ran only with the light of the moon to guide him. Nguyễn Tiến Hùng, 34, is considered the best amateur runner in the country. He beat more than 200 rivals from across the world to win the men’s 100km event at the Việt Nam Mountain Marathon (VMM) 2018, the country’s biggest ever mountain race in September. At the Long Biên Marathon 2018 in late October, he also defended his title in the men’s 42km category. Thanh Nga talks to him. Inner … [Read more...] about Running by the light of the moon
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Viet Nam News By Dr. Philippe Collin* Constipation is a common problem in childhood. Almost every child will experience it at some point. Constipation is when a child passes infrequent hard painful stools over a long period of time. Unfortunately, many times this problem goes unnoticed. Dr Philippe Collin provides some guidelines to spot the problem early on: How often should my child poo (bowel movement?) It depends on how old he or she is. In the first weeks of life, most babies have four or more bowel movements each day. They are soft or liquid. In the first three months, some babies have two or more bowel movements each day. Others have just one each week. By age two, most kids have at least one bowel movement each day. They are soft but solid. Every child is different. Some have bowel movements after each meal. Others have them every other day. How will I know if my child is constipated? Your child might: - Have fewer bowel movements than normal; - Have bowel … [Read more...] about When you child cannot ’go’
Viet Nam News By Jill Tuong Truong * Say goodbye to your sugary drinks Sodas and other sweetened beverages provide a lot of added sugar that your body does not need. Let's think about your morning routine. Do you start your day with some coffee or tea with sugar? And do you then drink sodas, sweet tea, or energy drinks all day? This is the first place you can cut back. Giving up these drinks can be hard, but here are some helpful tips. Try to cut the amount of sugar in coffee or tea by half each week, until you are down to one teaspoon. Substitute the sugary sodas for no-calorie sparkling water, then squeeze in a wedge of lime, lemon, or orange to add flavour. Feel free to add some mint leaves, lemongrass or other herbs you like. Trans fat - What is it and why should you avoid it? Artificial trans fat (or trans fatty acid) are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid vegetable oils to make them more solid. Trans fats are used commonly in industrial food, … [Read more...] about How to enjoy life without overdoing sugar and alcohol
Viet Nam News It takes a lot of work to get information together to have an idea what the weather might do. Five young men collect such information at the Đầu Đẳng Hydrological Station. They live a simple life, far away from any shops so they grow vegetables and raise chickens to give themselves food. The nearest market is so hard to get to that if they bought food there it would last only a few days without being in a fridge. by Nguyễn Thanh Bình* Twilight came when we were still deep in the forest. I could not stop thinking about the afternoon. We had been to the Đầu Đẳng Hydrological Station and met five young men stationed there, in the middle of nowhere. There were no local residents, no paved roads, no market and, of course, no electricity. It was accessible only by boat. Four times every day the men had to row a boat to the middle of the river and measure the water level. When there's a flood, they have to measure 24 hours a day, no matter how heavy the rain or how … [Read more...] about Self-sufficiency out at the station
More than a third of Americans are obese, another third or so are overweight, and the rest of us—well, we wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds. But we’re finally doing something about it. Americans are ingesting about 9 percent fewer calories than they did a decade ago, and they seem to have cut down on soda the most easily. Soda consumption is down 25 percent from its peak in the 1990s. That’s great for people’s waistlines but not for the soft-drink industry, which really wishes people would focus on another way to shed the weight. “Sugar-sweetened beverages have been singled out,” Muhtar Kent, Coca-Cola’s chief executive officer, wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in 2009, but “it’s not just about calories in. It’s also about calories out.” To that end, Coca-Cola and other soft-drink companies often try to raise awareness about the other causes of, and solutions to, the obesity epidemic. As reported by the New … [Read more...] about Should companies like Coca-Cola fund anti-obesity research?