How to get rid of bat wings: The best exercises
- Bat wings can result from excess weight in the upper arms.
- Targeted exercises can help to reduce weight in this area, though a person is likely to experience more satisfying results from a full-body workout.
- The exercises below focus on building muscle tone in the upper arms.
- This exercise directly engages the tricep muscles and requires one dumbbell.
- If a person is overweight, tricep exercises alone may not reduce the appearance of bat wings.
- The most effective way to tone muscle may be to take up exercises that use the whole body, such as swimming or jogging.
- Over time, these activities tone muscles in every area of the body.
- However, a person is most likely to see results when they develop an exercise program that engages all the body's muscle groups.
Free navigation in South China Sea 'never a problem', says Chinese army officer
- Beijing's top military official posted to Australia has claimed freedom of navigation has "never been a problem" in the South China Sea despite the Chinese military aggressively challenging foreign ships and aircraft that pass through disputed waters or airspace.
- In rare public comments, China's defence attache Senior Colonel Wang Jingguo said it was a matter for the Australian government to decide whether to conduct freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea, notably stopping short of the bellicose tone of Chinese state-owned media that warns Canberra would suffer consequences for interfering.
- Australian Strategic Policy Institute head Peter Jennings said Colonel Wang's claim that freedom of navigation was not a problem in the South China Sea was simply untrue.
Rejuvenating blood vessels and vitality for an antiaging effect
- David Sinclair and his team at Harvard Medical School claim to be able to reverse the aging of blood vessels and it restores youthful vitality.
- Using the synthetic precursors of two molecules naturally present in the body, the scientists also managed to reverse blood vessel demise and muscle atrophy in aging mice, boosting their exercise endurance in the process.
- A group of 32-month-old mice—the rough equivalent to 90 in human years—receiving the combo treatment for four weeks were able to run, on average, twice as long as untreated mice.
- In comparison, mice treated with NMN alone ran 1.6 times farther, on average, than untreated animals.
- Restoration of NAD + levels in old or diseased animals can promote health and extend lifespan, prompting a search for safe and efficacious NAD-boosting molecules that hold the promise of increasing the body’s resilience, not just to one disease, but to many, thereby extending healthy human lifespan.
The West needs to watch Russia and China's military partnership
- Thursday's maneuvers were the capstone of Vostok 2018 -- the military exercises that Russia has billed as the largest it has staged since Cold War-era drills in 1981.
- But the most striking thing was the sight of Russian and Chinese forces operating jointly in a region not far from where China and the USSR fought a real border war in 1969.
- And Russia and China have been quietly stepping up military cooperation in recent years, even as relations between Moscow and the West entered a deep freeze.
- Far away from the exercise in eastern Russia, Moscow is engaged in a real-world conflict in Syria, where its air power and limited numbers of ground troops have backed the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Chinese military has a big and glaring weakness, and it's turning to Russia to fix it during massive war games
- The Russian and Chinese armed forces are putting their military might on display on land, in the air, and at sea in a massive exercise in Russia's far east, where China is learning lessons from Russia's warfighting experience in Syria and other global hotspots.
- A recent article in the Global Times explained that one of the reasons for the ongoing exercises is to learn from the Russian military.
- Russian state media confirmed by way of a commander that "generalized Syrian experience was used in the drills - from limited objective attacks by landing forces down to firing and reconnaissance rules." Newsweek, citing the South China Morning Post, reported that Russia is compiling a textbook focused on its Syrian war experience and plans to share it with China.