Archive for septembre, 2010

Facebook entre dans l’ère de la géolocalisation

Facebook entre dans l’ère de la géolocalisation

Grâce à Facebook,vous n’allez bientôt plus entendre la phrase qui a envahi les rues depuis l’avènement du téléphone portable :
“Allô! T’es où?”. En effet, à partir d’aujourd’hui, les utilisateurs de l’application mobile pourront partager des informations liées au lieu où ils se trouvent. (suite…)

Mapping Stereotypes : cartographie des préjugés en Europe

Mapping Stereotypes : cartographie des préjugés en Europe

Pour ceux qui n’ont pas déjà vu, je ne peux m’empêcher de partager avec vous le travail du graphique Yanko Tsvetkov qui propose, dans son projet Mapping Stereotypes, une cartographie des préjugés centrée sur le territoire européen. Ce travail plein d’humouret d’érudition  sur les représentations spatiales saura réveiller les géographes qui sommeillent en vous. (suite…)

L'Urbavidéo du mercredi #4 : The City par Matthew Young (Youtube Play)

L’Urbavidéo du mercredi #4 : The City par Matthew Young (Youtube Play)

En juin dernier, la plateforme de vidéos en ligne YouTube et le Musée Guggenheim se sont associés à travers le projet YouTube Play. Il s’agit d’un concours ouvert à tous cherchant à sélectionner les projets vidéos les plus innovants du web. (suite…)

Best Foods for Weight Loss

Best Foods for Weight Loss

 

 
 
 
 

Weight loss is a concern for many, and it’s a complex issue that requires a lot more than just doing the right workouts. Plenty of research has been done into different kinds of diets and the effects of certain foods on weight loss and management. As research continues to be conducted, scientific knowledge regarding weight and which foods may or may not affect it is continually updated, but citing the latest research, these foods just may be the best for anyone looking to shed some pounds. Check out the latest biofit probiotic reviews.

Barley

Barley

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A cereal grain, barley is high in dietary fiber, which one study published in The Journal of Nutrition found makes a person feel more full and reduces the risk of developing obesity.

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Lemon

Lemon

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The polyphenols (micronutrients in many plant-based foods) found in lemons suppress weight gain and fat accumulation, according to a Japanese study published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. This is how Biofit works.

 
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Green tea

Green tea

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A study published in Physiology & Behavior found that the catechins (a type of plant chemical and antioxidant) and caffeine in green tea help your metabolism work more efficiently. That isn’t the only benefit of this beverage; another study found that green tea may reduce the risk of heart attack, making it one of the best foods for your heart.

 

Potatoes

Potatoes

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A University of Sydney study on satiety of common foods published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that boiled potatoes filled people up more than any other food studied. Cold potatoes, on the other hand, are found to have high amounts of resistant starch, which yet another study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition concluded promotes weight loss and maintenance due to a variety of factors, including increased fat breakdown, lower levels of fat storage and preservation of lean body mass.

Des jardins à partager au coeur de Paris

Des jardins à partager au coeur de Paris

Créé en premier lieu aux États-Unis dans l’optique de se réapproprier des terrains en friche au cœur de la ville, le concept de jardins partagés s’est développé en France depuis une dizaine d’années. Gérés en commun, ces jardins sont le fruit d’une riche histoire du jardinage urbain, dont on peut distinguer deux branches : les jardins communautaires et les jardins familiaux. (suite…)

L'Urbavidéo du mercredi #3 : Traversée des Etats-Unis en Stop Motion

L’Urbavidéo du mercredi #3 : Traversée des Etats-Unis en Stop Motion

Aujourd’hui, l’urbavidéo du mercredi vous propose de suivre un homme qui traverse à pied les Etats-Unis en stop motion. Cette épopée photographique qui nous fait voyager du pont Brooklyn au Golden Gate s’est déroulée du 17 juin au 1er juillet 2010 sous la direction de Peter Cote dans le cadre d’une campagne de marketing viral du fabriquant de Jeans Levi’s. La finalité est commerciale mais la réalisation vaut le détour. (suite…)

Retour sur le

Retour sur le « Tee in the Park(ing) »

Ce samedi 18 septembre 2010, l’équipe d’Urbamedia s’est installée rue des Martyrs pour participer à la première édition parisienne du Park(ing) Day. Pour cette occasion, nous avons invités passants et touristes à s’entrainer au mini-golf au sein d’un parcours de 10m2, soit l’équivalent d’une place de stationnement. (suite…)

L’Urbavidéo du mercredi #2 – Berlin et New-York en Tilt Shift

L’Urbavidéo du mercredi #2 – Berlin et New-York en Tilt Shift

Pour ce second opus des urbavidéos du mercredi, je vous propose deux vidéos de Berlin et de New-York prises en « Tilt Shift ». Cet effet consiste entre autres à travailler la profondeur de champ et la saturation des couleurs d’une image afin de lui donner l’aspect d’une miniature ou d’une maquette. La ville apparaît alors comme un grand plateau de jeu grandeur nature mettant en scène les constructions et leurs habitants. (suite…)

Tee in the Park(ing)

Tee in the Park(ing)

Samedi 18 septembre 2010, l’équipe d’Urbamedia réalisera sa première intervention en ville. Vous êtes invités à venir nous voir pour cette journée que nous espérons belle et joyeuse. Votre présence est la clé de la réussite de ce projet de sensibilisation. (suite…)

L'Urbavidéo du mercredi #1 - Joshua Allen Harris

L’Urbavidéo du mercredi #1 – Joshua Allen Harris

L’équipe d’Urbamedia vous propose une nouveauté en cette période de rentrée. Afin de vous faire découvrir toujours plus de facettes de nos villes, nous vous proposons une série hebdomadaire de vidéos qui nous plaisent et devraient vous faire réagir. Vous pourrez les retrouver tous les mercredis, à partir de 9h00.

Pour inaugurer ces Urbavidéos, voici une présentation du travail d’un jeune artiste, Joshua Allen Harris. (suite…)

Weight loss Diets explained

Weight loss Diets explained

If anyone knows how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off, it’s me. My struggle accelerated as soon as soon as I entered adulthood. At 18, in my last year of high school, I moved to Italy. In six months, in a town near the Adriatic sea, I managed to put on 25 pounds.

The reason for my Italian waist expansion was clear: I ate ice cream, bread, and mozzarella di bufala like I’d never see it again. Before school, it was not uncommon to stop at a cafe and gossip over cappuccinos and bomboloni — custard-filed donuts. After school, gelato. Dinner usually featured plates of pasta, cheese, and bread. Who needed vegetables when you had fresh mozzarella?

The stay in Italy was delicious. I made friends. I learned the language. I studied the streets, squares, and galleries of Rome and Florence. I also got fat. It took about three years to return to my pre-Italian sojourn size. And keeping the weight off since then has required daily thought and effort: avoiding sugary drinks and late meals, preparing food at home whenever I can, keeping running calorie counts in my head or iPhone app, and regularly weighing myself. When the number on the scale goes up — and it still does sometimes — I try to figure out where I’m going wrong and re-focus. I don’t view these efforts with disdain; I accept that they’re a necessary part of staying healthy, this is how biofit works.

It is with this context that I give you what I hope is a helpful guide to thinking about weight loss. Again, I know how difficult it is to manage one’s weight, and how annoying it is to see articles about « 10 tricks » that will help bust your belly fat or promises about magic diet-pills and potions. I know from personal experience that there are none, and I wanted to offer you an alternative, something that actually reflects clinical experience and what science tells us about keeping healthy.

I conducted more than 20 interviews with leading diet and nutrition researchers, registered dietitians, physicians, and evidence-based thinkers on weight loss from across North America. Together, they’ve written or reviewed hundreds of studies and treated thousands of patients. I asked them pretty basic questions: based on the best-available evidence, what advice do you have for people who struggle with their weight? What do your patients who lose weight and keep it off have in common? Where do people go wrong? I distilled what they told me, for you.

1) There really, truly is no one « best diet »

The experts I spoke to all emphasized that science has now shown us, pretty much unequivocally, that all diets — low fat, low carb, Weight Watchers, Atkins, etc. — have the same modest results in the long run, no matter their macronutrient composition.

Consider the findings of Dr. Mark Eisenberg, who looked at the research on the South Beach, Atkins, Weight Watchers, and Zone diets for his recent review. He and his co-authors found that no matter the diet, people tended to lose about five to seven pounds in a year, eventually regaining some of that weight later, take a look to the latest Gluconite reviews.

 

This latest bit of research follows other large-scale studies that have come to the same conclusion. This randomized trial involved 300 women on either low-carb, high-carb, or low-fat diets. The researchers found that, while women on a low-carb diet (specifically Atkins) lost a little more, weight loss through this diet was « likely to be at least as large as for any other dietary pattern. » In other words, there was no « best diet. »

Weight change on various diets over one year
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Instead of studying the effectiveness of one diet over another, the researchers I spoke to said they were moving toward trying to understand better how individuals — with their varied personalities, preferences, and genetic makeups — respond to different lifestyle changes. The future is in figuring out more tailored alternatives to the current one-size-fits-all approach, they said.

Until we have that answer, the findings from the literature should be liberating: they mean that we’ve been sold this idea that if we just buy into one particular diet, we will walk the path to thinness. But science (and experience) have shown us that that’s not true. You can save your money, and tune out fad diets that will inevitably come in and out of fashion. There’s no need to wedge your habits and preferences into an unreasonable or unsustainable diet plan that time has shown will fail. Instead, the experts suggested cutting calories in a way that you like and can sustain, and focusing on eating more healthfully.