Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Short Takes

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Short Takes

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Avoid tailgate tummy About that crowd size Take a birding hike any Saturday A driving beat has been silenced Tailgate tummy is a condition many football fans encounter as they crowd around televisions and in stadium parking lots - often with a beer in hand and salty, fatty or processed foods in the other. After a long season it can add up and lead to weight gain. Dr. Aaron Clark, a family physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers tips for fans hoping to avoid scoring those extra pounds.

* Stand to cheer on your team: Lying down after drinking is a big mistake. Beer relaxes the boStand to cheer on your team:dy already, and lying down won't help. You'll be less likely to want to get back up and be active.

* Drink water: While it may be tempting to wash down salty, processed foods with beer, water will work just as well. Sure you can still drink some beer, but alternate with glasses of water.

* Full body exercise: It's easy to think that doing exercises that work the gut will make belly fat disappear. Not so. Focus on full-body workouts to get rid of fat.

Much ado was made by the Trump Administration - and then the national media - about the media's reports that hundreds of thousands fewer people attended Donald Trump's inauguration than did Barack Obama's in 2009 and 2013. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called a news conference to berate the national media for reporting such. "This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. Period. Both in person and around the globe, Spicer emphasized, offering no data to back up his claim.

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway note-worthily said the next day that the administration had "alternative facts that showed different numbers than the media had reported.

Really though, this brouhaha can be easily explained. Perhaps the Trump administration truly believed his inaugural crowd was bigger, despite multiple reliable data sources proving otherwise. Rumor is the Trump administration used the same people to estimate crowd size as did the organizers of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta back in its heyday.

Mystery solved! …

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