EXERCISE WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT ‘AND YOU’LL HAVE A BRIGHTER BABY’

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Don’t be alarmed – these dozing tots in the electrode head caps are in fine health.

In fact, they’re providing the proof that mothers who exercise during pregnancy give their children a head start in life.

Researchers found that being exposed to physical activity while in the womb boosts brain development. Just three 20-minute sessions a week makes a difference.

The Canadian researchers looked at new babies – such as the one in the picture – but believe the benefits could last for life.

The babies, above, were played sounds by researchers, who then monitored their brain activity. It was established that the tots whose mothers had exercised during pregnancy showed greater brain development

‘We are optimistic that this will encourage women to change their health habits, given that the simple act of exercising during pregnancy could make a difference for their child’s future,’ said the team from the University of Montreal.

They asked ten pregnant women to exercise enough to leave them slightly short of breath at least three times a week. They clocked up an average of almost two hours of exercise a week – some walked briskly, while others ran, cycled or went swimming.

A second group of mothers-to-be did not take part in exercise and so were only moderately active for around ten minutes a week.

When the babies were born, the researchers measured their brain activity using a cap covered in more than 100 electrodes cushioned in sponges.

As each baby slept on its mother’s lap, it was played a bleeping noise repeatedly. Occasionally, the bleeps were interrupted by a second sound.

Brain activity, picked up painlessly by the cap, showed that the babies whose mothers had exercised found it easier to tell the two sounds apart.

This is seen as a sign of maturity and suggests their brains had developed more rapidly.

‘Our research indicates that exercise during pregnancy enhances the newborn’s brain development,’ said study leader Professor Dave Ellemberg.

The annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience heard that previous research had concluded that exercise in pregnancy improves IQ and vocabulary until at least the age of five.

Other research suggested that women who are active in pregnancy may be boosting the heart health of their children in later life.

It is not clear why exercise helps the unborn child’s brain but it may be that it increases the oxygen supply. Exercise may also increase production of a brain-boosting protein called BDNF.

Researcher Élise Labonté-LeMoyne said that exercising in pregnancy could be a simple and inexpensive way to give a baby a head start in life. ‘Thinking about your child is very good motivation but also do it for yourself,’ she said.

‘You are training to give birth and that is probably going to be the hardest thing you will do in your life. If you are physically fit it could be a little easier to get through it and get back from it.’

Colleague Professor Daniel Curnier said: ‘While being sedentary increases the risks of suffering complications during pregnancy, being active can ease post-birth recovery, make pregnancy more comfortable and reduce the risk of obesity in children.’

 

D’BANJ MAKES A GLOBACOM COMEBACK

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Looks like the artists that have decamped from Don Jazzy’s camp have all pitched their tents with Telecommunications giant, Globacom.

Days after Wande Coal signed a luctrative deal with Globacom, we can confirm that Dbanj has followed suit.

It would be recalled that Dbanj had a fall out with Globacom over sign on fees years back, but all that has been settled as the pop star has inked his second endorsement deal with the Nigerian telecommunications company after weeks of deliberations.

Exact figures of both endorsement deals were not immediately available.

 

 

TED CRUZ, THE INFAMOUS US SENATOR THAT DISSED NIGERIANS IS ACTUALLY A DRUNK

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TED CRUZ, THE INFAMOUS US SENATOR THAT DISSED NIGERIANS IS ACTUALLY A DRUNK

In case you did not hear about the news when it made the rounds, Ted Cruz, a US Senator three weeks ago took a swipe on Nigerians when he joked that all the Email hackers from Nigeria were responsible for the hitches the Obama Care website is facing.  He has since apologized for the naughty remarks. Anyways, here is the news.

The Boston Globe poked around Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s time at Harvard Law School. Some of the findings are almost too good to be true.

Among them: the Republican senator once got so drunk that he couldn’t perform in a school play the next day.

From the Globe:

“After the successful first performance, Cruz spent the cast party imbibing so much Everclear — a powerful grain alcohol — that he couldn’t make it through the next night’s performance. His fellow actors had to coax him into going onstage, but by Act III his condition worsened.

A video of the performance shows him sitting on a bench onstage, his head buried in his hands for nearly five minutes straight. After meekly delivering a line, he walked off stage in the middle of the scene, forcing cast members to improvise around the departure of a lead character. He didn’t return for the remainder of the play.”

HILARIOUS! THE OLAMIDE POSE THAT HAS GONE VIRAL

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Its been a while I let out this much laughter. This weekend loads of people (including the famous), posted pictures on Instagram trying to nail the posture Olamide had on his recent album art cover; ‘Baddest Guy Ever Liveth.’

Its time you join me in the laughter. And by the way, you decide who nailed it and who didn’t.

Lets start with the Famous:

On Air Personality, Tosyn Bucknor

International Super Model, Trya Banks (not sure if this picture was a coincidence though)

And then came the kids…

The Aladure’s outnumbered everyone else

We could not forget this hilarious bunch

 

 

VIDEO: NIGERIAN RITUALIST CAUGHT WITH 2-YR-OLD BOY MURDERED & PACKED IN A TRAVELLING BOX

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The quest for wealth keeps driving many to do the unthinkable. A Man believed to be a ritualist was caught with a dead 2-year old boy that was well packaged in a travelling bag. It is believed that he was headed to carry out some money rituals.

However, he ran out of luck as a crowd suspected his motives. Upon interrogation, the dead body was discovered in the bag. Watch the video to see how everything panned out.

 

 

WOMAN ABDUCTS EX-TENANT’S TWINS

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A LANDLADY has repaid her former tenants’ love in a strange and painful manner – she abducted their twins.

The police at Abayi Division, Abia State, are holding a woman identified simply as Chioma for allegedly abducting the twin boys of her ex-tenants Mr. and Mrs. Okwudili Nwaeze.

The Nation gathered that Chioma visited her former tenants’ home to, according to sources, exchange pleasantries with them. “

Mrs. Nwaeze, who was on her way to the bathroom, apparently uncomfortable with the visitor, changed her mind and waited until she (Chioma) left the compound.

Mrs. Nwaeze was said to have gone back to the bathroom, leaving her twins (James and John) inside their room, unknown to her that her ex-land lady was still in the compound.

A source close to the Nwaeze family said: “When she finally returned to their room, the twin babies (James and John) had disappeared. It was at this point that she started to raise alarm.

In agony, she began a desperate search for her babies. Neighbours who had seen Chioma carry the babies told Mrs Nwaeze that her ex-tenant had the babies.

An Afor Ule market trader, Abayi Aba, said nobody suspected that Chioma abducted the babies’ because she had lived with the children’s parents before the incident.

She said Chioma, on getting to Afor Ule junction, flagged down a commercial tricycle driver, who took her and the kids away.

An unconfirmed report said Chioma had, at the initial contact with the children’s family, demanded a ransom of about N10million, which the family told her they did not have.

On how the ex-tenant was apprehended by the police, sources said she was caught by some people selling wares at the Afor Ule market. They spotted her while she was attempting to drop the children on the main road.

They took her to the Abayi Divisional police station where the Nwaezes had reported that their children were missing.

When contacted, the Abia State Police PPRO, Geoffrey Ogbonna, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

But, a police source at the Abayi Police Division confirmed the incident, adding that the police were still investigating the matter.

 

OMOTOLA’S DAREST LOOK EVER

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The mother of four has refused to back down on her sexiness. Although some might applaud her for staying in shape, others may have some reservations as to how daring she has gone with her fashion sense. This dress right here takes a sumptuous deep into her famous back side. Do you think she has gone too far? Meanwhile we hear she is to be conffered with a chieftaincy title this morning.
Activities are already on going at the Palace of HRM Oba Dr Victor Ademefun Kiladejo