USDA: Nutrition Assistance Expanded for Seniors Amid Pandemic with American Rescue Plan Funding



The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced this week that it is increasing food assistance to low-income seniors – a population that has been especially hard-hit by the pandemic – by providing nearly $37 million in additional support to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). States and Tribal nations will receive the new funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act to serve additional seniors, in addition to up to $2.6 million in administrative funds from a previous COVID relief bill.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the hunger crisis in America, but help is on the way,” said Agriculture Secretary

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Bi-County Nutrition menu | | wvnews.com

To contact Bi-County Nutrition, call 304-622-4075. Sites are located at Lost Creek, West Union, Salem and Nutter Fort. Donations are accepted. Lunch is offered at noon; deliveries are available by calling Bi-County Nutrition.

Monday — Sausage gravy over biscuit, sliced potatoes, mixed vegetables, milk, applesauce.

Tuesday — Stuffed pepper, broccoli, corn, milk, pears.

Wednesday — Pork rib patty, sweet potatoes, peas, milk, pineapple delight.

Thursday — Seasoned drumsticks, scalloped potatoes, mixed greens, milk, oatmeal raising cookie.

Friday — Cook’s choice.

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19 Pilates Benefits Backed By Science

Originally called “Contrology,” Pilates is a method of whole body exercise designed to improve daily activities and livelihood.

Though there is an emphasis on core work, core strength alone is not the end goal. Rather, using that core strength to develop functional and sustainable movement patterns throughout the body is the goal.

Created in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, the exercises coordinate movement and breath together to work the smaller and deeper stabilizing muscles of the body as much as your prime movers.

Pilates aligns your entire body’s overall structure and supports its joints. What appears to look

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The New York TimesWeekly Health Quiz: Feeling Blah, Outdoor Mask Use and Ice After ExerciseThe term for this mental state was coined by a sociologist named Corey Keyes and refers to a sense of feeling blah, empty and aimless:.2 days ago

The New York TimesWeekly Health Quiz: Feeling Blah, Outdoor Mask Use and Ice After ExerciseThe term for this mental state was coined by a sociologist named Corey
Keyes and refers to a sense of feeling blah, empty and aimless:.2 days ago… Read More

Exercise pills: Should we use drugs that mimic benefits of a workout?

Researchers are developing medicines that replicate the health benefits of exercise. In the process, they’re gaining insights into how to treat currently untreatable diseases

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21 April 2021

Martin Leon Barreto

RONALD EVANS never intended to kick off a performance-enhancing drug craze, but that is what happened. Despite a ban on its use in sports, the substance he has long been studying has now been detected in doping tests of cyclists and boxers, while runners and bodybuilders share stories online about how it makes them leaner and stronger nonetheless.

The story begins in 2002, when Evans, a

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Seven surprising ways exercise can boost human health

If you are partaking in regular bouts of exercise, you can expect to experience a range of benefits, like the burning of excess fat, lower risk of heart trouble and a healthier state of mind. Recently, however, scientific studies have started to shine a light on how regular physical activity can benefit human health in more subtle ways, some of which you might not expect. Let’s take a look at some interesting examples.

Enhanced learning from a single workout

A study involving mice found a short bout of exercise enhanced the expression of a particular gene that increases synaptic connections
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Six Exercises to Improve Your Posture

Watching athletes transition from cycling to running during a triathlon, you can always spot the competitors that will have a successful race even 100 yards into a run, says Earl Walton, the Tampa, Fla.,-based global director of training and coaching for Ironman. “The runners that are able to come off the bike and run tall are ready for the challenge ahead. Your run will be more successful if you can carry your upper body weight in an efficient manner.”

After hours hunched over a bicycle, or a laptop, it is easy for muscles like the hip flexors to tighten causing

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Your Waist Size Is a Clue to Your Heart Disease Risk

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The need for measuring waist circumference in the clinic stems in part from the limitations of body mass index . Layla Bird/Getty Images
  • A group of American Heart Association experts calls for measuring patients’ waist circumference to gauge their risk for cardiovascular disease.
  • The need for measuring waist circumference in the clinic stems in part from the limitations of body mass index (BMI).
  • BMI doesn’t show where the fat is located — which can affect a person’s health risks.

When trying to reduce your risk of obesity-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes, monitoring

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At this point, COVID-19 is a preventable disease — even as thousands continue to get infected every day

A year ago when Michigan was being ravaged by COVID-19, the big problem was a novel virus that had no vaccine and no effective treatments, and scientists were still trying to figure out exactly how the virus was transmitted.

Today, Michigan is being ravaged in a surge that’s even worse than a year ago.

But there’s some big difference this time: Vaccines are now available and we know the strategies that best stymie transmission.

“It really is mostly a preventable disease,” said Dr. Joel Fishbain, an infectious disease specialist for Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe.

So the fact that Michigan emergency

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Ticks that cause Lyme disease as plentiful near beaches as in the woods

Beachgoers may have felt safe from Lyme disease, but a new study suggests those heading to the shore also need to keep a careful eye out for disease-carrying ticks.

Researchers in California were surprised to find just as many adult black-legged ticks carrying Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme, in areas of grass and scrub leading to the beach they did as in the woodland habitats in the northwestern part of the state.

“We went into new habitats and found them in numbers we didn’t expect,” said lead author Daniel Salkeld, a research scientist at Colorado State University. “A

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