New research reveals there is little correlation between exercising and being thin, reports the Atlantic. Americans workout more than people in any other country yet have the highest obesity rate in the world, reports the Atlantic.
Growing evidence suggests exercise could even slow down metabolism, reports the Atlantic.There are plenty of other health reasons to exercise but weight loss may not be the best one, reports the Atlantic.
In the United States, people are working out more than ever, but the obesity epidemic has only gotten worse. A new study shows that from 1988 to 2006, women more than doubled their frequency of exercise, while men upped theirs by nearly 50 percent. The prevalence of obesity among Americans increased from 23 percent to 35 percent in the same time period
Globally, too, there is little correlation between exercise and obesity rates. People in Norway and Japan, for example, are less likely to be active than Americans are—yet they are also much less likely to be obese. On an individual level, the connection between physical activity and BMI is murky: Most studies show that exercise has a limited effect on weight loss, and it’s far less reliable than watching your diet
This might be because the energy you use up isn’t directly tied to how much you move. When scientists strapped GPS devices onto 30 Hadza foragers in northern Tanzania, they found that the foragers walked up to twice as far as Westerners each day—but didn’t burn any extra calories. The same phenomenon has been observed in the animal kingdom: Monkeys in the wild have been found to burn no more calories than those in zoos. Our bodies, it seems, work against our workouts. Recent research found that subjects burned more calories when they started exercising but that energy use plateaued as activity levels kept increasing. Growing evidence suggests that our metabolism might even slow down as we lose weight—perhaps because increased activity triggers the body to save calories, so that an energy deficit doesn’t disrupt important bodily functions This is, of course, no reason to set fire to your Pilates mat. Exercise can still help prevent bone and heart disease, some cancers, and potentially even depression. But controlling your diet appears to be a far better solution to weight woes—if exercise doesn’t undermine that, too: One small study found that people fresh from the gym overestimated their energy use by up to 400 percent and ate more than twice as many calories as they actually burned
The three Whole Foods stores in Bergen County will be raising money for Table to Table. Whole Foods will donate 5 percent of every customer's bill to Table to Table, an organization collects food that would otherwise be wasted and gives it to other organizations who feed the needy.
Whole Foods has three locations in Bergen County:
The arms race for luxury goods at Bergen County malls hit a high point this week when Westfield Garden State Plaza confirmed the imminent arrival of Versace and four other swanky brands. Garden State Plaza spokeswoman Lisa Herrmann said Versace, Ferragamo, Longchamp, Burberry and Hugo Boss will be arriving at Garden State Plaza just before the holiday season.
The international retailers will open adjacent to Neiman Marcus, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Co. in the mall's upscale fashion wing.
Rivals The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack and The Mall at Short Hills boast many of those same retailers.
Westfield also said Michael Kors Men, a new-to-market Timberland concept and The North Face will also be setting up shop in the Paramus mall, one of the nation's largest.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is the richest American for the 21st straight year, with an estimated fortune of $72 Billion. Overall, the combined wealth of the 400 richest in America is $2.29 trillion, up from $2.02 trillion in 2013. Forbes’ attributes this climb to a strong showing in the U.S. stock market. In New Jersey, the wealthiest resident is hedge fund manager David Tepper of Livingston, who comes in at 47th. Tepper, 57, has a net worth of $10 billion, up from $7.9 billion last year. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Tepper's Appaloosa Management saw one of the "greatest five-year performance stretches" in hedge fund history, according to Forbes. Donald Newhouse, 84, is the second-richest New Jersey resident, according to Forbes. Newhouse is co-owner of Advance Publications, the parent company of NJ.com and The Star-Ledger, Conde Nast and dozens of other media outlets across the country. He checks in at 51st and is worth $8.7 billion. Leon G. Cooperman, 71, resides in Short Hills. He climbed the ranks at Goldman Sachs before leaving in 1991 to found hedge fund Omega Advisors. Cooperman is worth $3.9 billion, earning him the 133 spot on Forbes' list. Another Short Hills resident is Peter Kellogg, 71. Kellogg comes in at 179th with a net worth of $3.2 billion. Kellogg began running his father's investment house Spear, Leeds & Kellogg in 1973. He eventually sold it to Goldman Sachs in 2000 for $6.5 billion. Forbes' refers to number 374, Larry Robbins, as "one of the hottest hedge fund managers of recent years." The Alpine resident is the founder of Glenview Capital Management, and is worth $1.71 billion. Two former New Jersey residents, Jacqueline Mars and Laurene Powell Jobs, cracked the top 30. Mars, the Mars candy heiress, comes in at 19th. Mars, formerly of Bedminster but now living in The Plains, Virginia, is worth $22 billion.
Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, grew up in West Milford. Powell Jobs, an advocate for higher education, checks in at 28th with a net worth of $16.6 billion.
Victor Cividini, senior vice president for SJP Properties, focuses on two things when he gives tours of the Modern, the 47-foot glass tower casting its shadow on the George Washington Bridge.
The first is views. At night, if games are going, you can see the lights from both MetLife Stadium and Yankee Stadium.
While it may not be the tallest building in the state, Cividini believes the Modern's foundation, on the 300-foot-tall Palisades Cliffs, makes it the highest. The second is amenities. The Modern recently hosted a Super Bowl party for residents in a first-floor lounge with two big-screen TVs, surround sound and a dining area. There's an Internet lounge with another TV, a conference table and and a plethora of USB and electrical outlets. Residents can send documents to two wi-fi enabled printers from anywhere in the building.
"We're trying to create a soul for this building." There's a video game room, a movie theater a golf simulator, a spa, a covered dog run, a pet wash, a bike room and a gym. And while it was covered in snow when Cividini gave a tour Tuesday, outside there's a pool, a basketball court and a grassy area with another giant screen (on Tuesday playing "Gravity" to an audience of no one).
"We're trying to create a soul for this building," Cividini said. "It's one thing to have bricks and mortar, but it's another to have the residents interact and creally create a life in the building."
The Modern has filled a quarter of its 450 apartments since leasing started in October. Monthly rents start from $1,925 for studios up to $7,300 for the three-bedroom penthouses on the 47th floor--luxury prices for sure, but low enough to lure New Yorkers looking for more space, Cividini said. Residents can take a free shuttle from the apartment to George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal.
"All they're paying for is the subway ride," Cividini said.
From the 47th floor, one can see the activity on the ground below. A second tower will start to rise in the next year, and Hudson Lights, a residential and retail project, is already under construction on a lot that sat fallow for more than 40 years.
The history of the the 16-acre lot has been marked with stops and starts, including a mob attempt to bribe former mayor Burt Ross to approve a plan for the site. Long considered one of the most valuable undeveloped properties in the state, it was a boondoggle long before Xanadu.A tour of the Modern in Fort Lee The Modern in Fort Lee. (Myles Ma | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
"It was just very, very big and very, very expensive, and the bigger the property and the more challenging the property and the more expensive the property, your pool of qualified developers shrinks," Mayor Mark Sokolich said.
The latest attempt to develop the property succeeded in part because Fort Lee required prospective developers to subdivide the property into two more manageable 8-acre parcels, Sokolich said.
The next challenge will be to prepare the borough for the coming influx of new residents. Fort Lee and traffic problems are now probably synonymous, but Sokolich said that was no reason not to develop.
The borough is a conduit for thousands of commuters looking to the George Washington Bridge. Development in Fort Lee won't change that, he said. In anticipation of the new developments, Fort Lee has realigned its streets and plans to install an adaptive traffic signal system, similar to that in use on Route 17. "If we develop in a smart way and we put in the appropriate safeguards we'll be fine," he said.
The film lineup consists of 12 feature length films and 50 short films by filmmakers from around the world spanning 15 countries as well as local filmmakers right here in New Jersey. There will be "Brunch & Learn" Seminars, Networking Hours, and After-Parties
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