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Nepal needs to invest 49 pct of GDP in 15 years to attain sustainable development goals

KATHMANDU, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) — Nepal will have to invest around 49 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) during the period from 2016 to 2030 in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the National Planning Commission said. The commission said in a report that the Himalayan country will have to invest an estimated 17 billion U.S. dollar annually to achieve the SDGs. SDGs – a follow-up on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which expired in 2015 – are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets covering a broad range…

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The hectic holiday guide to keeping your health goals through the silly season

Fitting fitness in is difficult at any time of the year. I’m a personal trainer, I teach group fitness classes, and I love working out. But still, I literally have to add my fitness plans to my weekly calendar, make certain that someone is around to watch the kids, and be ready to adjust if a work emergency pops up (and let’s be honest: those emergencies seem to manifest once a day). Add in holiday parties, end-of-year work deadlines, family visits, and travel, and it feels nearly impossible to make…

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Don’t Let Stress Derail Your Weight Goals

Wake up before sunrise to go running. Purposefully avoid breakfast or a snack in the hope of saving calories. Assume that “more intense” is always better, whether it be in a workout or an eating plan. All this effort and often no results. Many of us are struggling and frustrated that our bodies are not doing what we want. We’re working hard at eating right and exercising, and we don’t know why the number on the scale doesn’t reflect our efforts. Why is that? The answer could be stress. What…

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11 Important Tips to Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Getting fit seems to be the craze right now, and for all the good reasons. Not only is it a great way to improve your health, but also to stay happy and lead an active lifestyle. However, it is equally important to go about it the right way.Below are some of the key points to keep in mind before you embark on your fitness journey. 1. Get a Medical Clearance Before you start any fitness regime, it is important to find out how your body is from within, and if…

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