How many steps per day really bring health benefits?

The more a person walks, the lower their risk of dying early from various diseases. This has been confirmed by an analysis of 17 studies from all over the world with a total of almost 227,00 participants. However, the number of daily steps required to achieve health benefits is lower than previously assumed. The researchers write in their meta-analysis that just 4,000 steps are enough to reduce deaths from any cause significantly. The study, published on Wednesday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that walking at least 3,967…

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Pamana IV – Philippine Festivals Parade on 1 June 2024 – 13 Hours

The vibrant and colorful Filipino Festivals Parade in Vienna is set to showcase the beauty and diversity of the Philippines’ rich cultural heritage. Organized by the European Network of Filipino Diaspora-Austria (ENFiD-Austria), this historical event brings together the Filipino community in Austria and beyond to celebrate their roots and traditions. Now in its 4th year, the Filipino Festivals Parade will feature representatives from 17 European countries, FilCom, and international organizations based in Vienna. Leading the parade will be the renowned Musikkapelle Musikverein Leopoldau, a multi-awarded music band in Austria, with…

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Wienliebe premiere on Rathausplatz

The Wienliebe Festival will debut on Rathausplatz from May 24 to May 26 next weekend. Culture, culinary delights and products from Vienna will take centre stage. The aim is for the Viennese to get to know their city in a new way. Vienna will show itself from different sides for three days, from Friday to Sunday. Numerous live acts will be performed on the stage where Festival Week has opened. Culinary delights will be provided by numerous well-known restaurateurs. Stalls with handicraft products and a food market await visitors. The…

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Serious health risk: why you should never wash eggs before cooking them

Washing eggs before cooking them can harm your health under certain circumstances. Washing fruit and vegetables before cooking or eating them is generally considered good hygiene practice to remove any dirt, bacteria, or pesticides on the surface. However, washing all types of food before cooking is unnecessary. In fact, washing some foods can be detrimental to your health. For example, you should never wash chicken before cooking it. This generally applies to all types of raw meat. According to Reader’s Digest, eggs are also one of the foods that should…

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How healthy is it to ride an e-bike? Doctors have a clear answer

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) are proving to be almost as beneficial to health as riding conventional bicycles, according to a new study by the Hannover Medical School. This finding could play a vital role for people with health restrictions, as pedelec riding is perceived as less strenuous but still offers significant health benefits.The extensive study analyzed the heart rate and other health data of e-bike users and conventional cyclists. The study showed that the heart rate of e-bike riders differs only minimally from that of cyclists, indicating similar positive effects on…

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Which fruit contains the most sugar?

When discussing healthy and balanced diets, we cannot ignore fruits, as they are known for their numerous benefits and contributions to the desired nutrition of the human body, such as vitamins, essential minerals, fiber, water, and antioxidants.The promotion of fruit consumption for a healthy diet has been recognized worldwide, even by the World Health Organization (WHO), which has promoted its well-known campaigns for the consumption of 5 portions of fruit per day. Despite the described benefits of eating fruit, we must not forget one element they contain: natural fructose (sugar),…

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Portrait: Paterno (Jun) Esperanza Mina Jr. – 36 years of dedicated service to his chosen work

In the bustling city of Vienna, amidst the grandeur of the Austrian Trend Hotel Ananas in Vienna’s 5th District, a Filipino chef de rang has dedicated 36 years of service to the establishment. PATERNO ESPERANZA MINA JR., with his unwavering commitment and selfless dedication, has not only established himself as a hotel pillar but has also played a significant role in helping his fellow Filipinos find employment opportunities within the hospitality industry. He is fondly called Jun by his colleagues and friends. Mina’s journey at Hotel Ananas began when he…

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Holidays abroad: Where parking and speeding are particularly expensive

In the exuberance of a summer holiday, you shouldn’t forget certain rules, especially regarding road traffic: The traffic regulations and costs for traffic offences abroad can differ from those in Austria. ‘Before setting off on holiday, you should learn about local traffic regulations. In principle, what is taboo at home should also be taboo abroad,’ said ÖAMTC lawyer Verena Pronebner on Thursday. Alcoholized: Severe penalties in Italy and SpainAnyone who drives too fast, parks incorrectly or is under the influence of alcohol in popular holiday destinations can face heavy fines,…

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This week’s weather: Rain and thunderstorms in Austria

According to forecasts by Geosphere Austria, the weather will be rather unsettled next week. There is also a risk of heavy rain in parts of Austria on Tuesday. The rest of the week will also be characterised by thunderstorms, the metrology institute reported on Sunday. Monday will be mostly sunny until later in the morning. Then cumulus clouds will become noticeable, bringing rain showers and thunderstorms, especially in the mountains and the north and east. The tendency towards thunderstorms will decrease again in the evening hours. Apart from thunderstorms, the…

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