Moyes open to joining Beckham’s MLS ‘magic’

first_imgDavid Moyes has expressed his interest in joining the “magic” of David Beckham’s new MLS franchise, with Inter Miami an opportunity he would not pass up.Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Beckham is set to see his expansion side join the elite ranks of Major League Soccer in 2020 .The club is currently in the process of tying up loose ends, such as getting players on board and a manager in place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It has been suggested that former United and Everton boss Moyes, who has been out of work since leaving West Ham in 2018, is among those in consideration for a coaching post.The Scot admits he would be keen on taking the role, with the chance to work in the United States something that appeals to him.Moyes told talkSPORT on his links to Beckham’s new venture: “It is something which looks a really interesting project.“I watch the MLS quite a bit and it is getting better. I don’t know how many people have seen Atlanta. The soccer team are getting more support than the NFL team.“We talk about Tottenham’s stadium and that is incredible but wait until you see Atlanta’s stadium, it is unbelievable. So MLS is growing and Miami is a great city. It is something which I would consider as an option.“Miami has got a bit of magic about it. Atlanta’s training centre is as good as anything in the Premier League and I know Miami are trying to do the same over there. The MLS is an exciting league.”Moyes is still looking for a job in England at this stage, having rebuilt his reputation during a brief stint at West Ham, but concedes that anything could happen as he keeps all of his options open.He added: “My preference would be to be back in the Premier League bit if the opportunity came around, I would have to look at it.“I do know David from our time at Preston so there is a bit of history but we will have to wait and see.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Being Overweight Can Cause Hypertension Oped

first_imgDuring the week of May 17, organizations around the world are raising awareness about how being overweight can lead to high blood pressure, or hypertension. Hypertension is caused when blood pressure becomes too high and stays high, often without obvious warning signs. Hypertension causes damage to the arteries, weakens organs, and can cause blood clots. All of this significantly increases risk of strokes, heart attacks and kidney disease. Each year, seven-million people worldwide die because of high blood pressure. In Nova Scotia, almost one third of adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Women are slightly more likely to suffer from the condition than men and rates are considerably higher, close to 70 per cent, for people with diabetes. Being overweight is a growing concern for Nova Scotians. We are facing twin epidemics of unhealthy eating and physical inactivity. Almost 60 per cent of people over 18 are overweight or obese, and about half of adults are inactive. About 25 per cent of boys and 20 per cent of girls in Grade 3 are overweight and only 35 per cent of Nova Scotians meet the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables. Two good ways to monitor your weight are to regularly keep tabs on your waist size and body mass index (BMI). Extra weight, particularly around the waist, increases your risk of hypertension, as well as other chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. A health-care professional can measure your waist size, help you calculate your body mass index and provide the best target weight for you. A healthy weight can be achieved by eating a healthy diet and increasing physical activity. Cutting down on foods such as cheese, chips, bacon and sauces, eating fewer processed and fast foods, reducing your portion size, and limiting consumption of alcohol are some ways to do this. Information to help increase fruit and vegetable intake is available on the Department of Health Promotion and Protection’s fruit and vegetable campaign website at www.freshcannedfrozen.com . Staying active is extremely important for children and adults. Taking the stairs, getting off the bus two or three stops early, and replacing a coffee break with a walk break are easy ways to increase physical activity. You should gradually build up to 30 to 60 minutes of moderate activity per day. Another major cause of high blood pressure, high sodium intake, can be prevented by reducing the amount of salt you eat. Small steps you can take are cooking without salt, not putting a salt shaker on the table, making your own sauces instead of using store bought sauces and reading food labels for sodium content. Talk with your health-care professional about how to best maintain a healthy weight and blood pressure. If you do not already have your blood pressure checked regularly, starting this simple procedure is vital. As we age, our risk for hypertension increases and, if you have diabetes, your risk is substantially higher than the general population. It is important to know where you stand before you can take the right steps. Three provincial programs — Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia, Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Renal Program — have a shared interest in addressing hypertension to reduce chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. You can help fight hypertension by personally taking action on achieving a healthy weight and blood pressure. -30-last_img read more