Letters to the editor: super school and punishment
Jen Wilson, Mooroopna
The old saying ‘you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone’ is something to which many can relate.
•A conversation I had with two strangers a few weeks ago has been playing on my mind.
Convincing children about the health benefits of drinking water is a brave decision when the temptations for sugary alternatives are so strong.
Today we launch our new approach to delivering news, which we hope will make it easier and quicker to find out what is happening in our region.
I had a week off work last week because sometimes you just need to step off the hamster wheel and do nothing.
As the leaves and temperatures started to drop at the start of winter, I remember thinking there would be no chance the cold weather could ruin my fitness routine. For some unknown reason, I thought I would be able to defy all odds and make it through with several nights of gym work each week and yoga topping off my positive habits. However, it wasn’t until I went for a second bowl of pasta the other night after having not been to the gym in about three days that I realised the winter blues had gripped me. As a way of counteracting the damage of two months of carb loading and no high intensity exercise, I decided to go with an all-or-nothing approach, committing to my first Grit class at the gym. A 30-minute high-intensity interval training workout, the class incorporates cardio, weights and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups. Having seen extremely physically fit people taking part in Grit, I never thought it would be the type of class for me due to a general lack of fitness coupled with a lack of coordination. As the music started blasting through the speakers and the other participants quickly removing their jumpers and jackets, it was safe to say I was a little nervous. Feeling flushed after simply the warm-up track, I knew I was in a bit if trouble. Then the burpees came. I don’t know anyone who enjoys doing burpees, especially when they are coupled with mountain climbers, push-ups and a combination of squats and lunges. I remember having a thought about the lack of exercise I had taken part in during the winter months, cursing myself for all the time I had spent snuggling up in bed with a snack or two. As the 30 minutes came to an end and, I finally had a chance to catch my breath and stop the room from spinning, I was excited to get back into it and hopefully shave some kilograms of winter warmth I had stored up in recent times. Although intimidated, it was great to get that fit feeling back and, although there was no way I could get through the whole routine with 100 percent effort, it was an important step to get moving once more. I’ve now tackled my second Grit class at the gym and although I’m not considering a career change into the world of personal training, it did feel wonderful to use muscles that hadn’t had a workout in a while. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the pain of leaning down, sitting and getting out of bed for the next couple of days. The pain across the top of my shoulders as I type this is also less than desirable. Get up and get moving. Your body will thank you, no matter the season.
The idea to introduce a law that would prevent homelessness is puzzling. As it’s such a trivial topic any proposal that can reduce the impact or number of homeless people is certainly welcomed. But just because it seems to be providing positive outcomes in Wales, doesn’t mean it could work in Australia, let alone Shepparton. Governments spend millions implementing new laws and campaigns, but outcomes are still the same, sometimes worse. An example of this is the road toll. There are some important facts around these potential laws the Shepparton region would love to see. When implementing the law using three different stages in Wales, the duty to prevent homelessness was successful for 68 per cent of clients. It was also successful for 41 per cent of clients when local councils tried to help secure housing and 80 per cent successful when the local council has a duty to secure the housing if in priority need.
The zero waste movement is fighting plastic pollution in a positive way and is something that should be embraced by our community.
The decision by the AFL to scrap its high paced, colourful T20 version of football, referred to as AFLX, is a relief.
Call me old-fashioned but there is nothing I love more than snuggling up in bed with my nose buried deep in a book.
‘‘Greater Shepparton is a place where business is growing, and the emerging success story is horticulture.’’
If you are to listen to the politicians, the problems with the Barmah Choke have just occurred in the last irrigation season.
What does a Woolworths’ Lion King Ooshie and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan have in common?
Police are currently on scene investigating the circumstances after a man was stabbed in Shepparton this afternoon. Police were called to Wright Ave around 2.20pm where they found a man with a number of stab wounds. A 19-year-old Shepparton man has...
A WOMAN in her 40s is likely to be flown to Melbourne after jumping out of a moving car in Moama earlier today. Murray River Police District Inspector Paul Huggett said Moama and Echuca police and Ambulance Victoria were called to Perricoota Rd near...
POLICE are investigating after Echuca’s Amcal Pharmacy was held up this morning. The Hare St robbery occurred about 8.55am where a man threatened staff members before stealing a large amount of pharmaceutical drugs. No-one was injured. The man was...