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How to live like a queen – Her Majesty’s daily routine to live to 96



What can we learn about living From Britain’s longest-reigning monarch?

Despite living a life of luxury, The Queen preferred a modest and structured approach when it came to her wellbeing.

The Queen did not bother with intense workouts.

She preferred “sensible exercise” like walking her corgis and riding horses, according to the author of “Long Live the Queen!”

When it came to walks, they were not a stroll in the park.

In a speech given when the Queen and Prince Philip visited the U.S. in 1991, then-president GeorgeBush complimented her on her long walks that “left even the Secret Service panting.”

Biographer Sally Bedell Smith once said Elizabeth’s endurance is “striking.”

After a long day of tightly packed events, the tour organizer recounts the moment her Canadian tour guide suddenly realised he had not given the queen one moment’s break, not even to use the loo.

“You need not worry,” said her private secretary. “Her Majesty is trained for eight hours.”

She was fit – but has never lifted a dumbbell, hopped on an elliptical, tracked her heart rate, or done anything resembling a squat, lunge, crunch, press, or curl in a gym environment.

Instead, she preferred a calm walk instead.

She enjoyed time in nature and exploring the Scottish countryside, where she spent her final moments in Balmoral.

The Queen also enjoyed simple meals with a bit of chocolate and gin, never smoked and got good sleep.

So eating a balanced diet, walking, and maintaining a healthy weight — as the Queen did — are key to having a long and healthy life. 


Ivan carves path of utter destruction



After devastating Florida, Hurricane Ian is headed for Carolinas, Georgia

A grim picture of Hurricane Ian’s horrific wreckage emerged Thursday, as millions of people in Florida faced destroyed homes, completely flooded streets and power outages.

The storm’s power turned out to be worse than many had predicted.

Unfortunately, families who did not evacuate have been left stranded as rising water tore through their homes.

So far, hundreds have been rescued from floodwaters, and emergency crews are still struggling to reach some of the most devastated areas.

According to the National Hurricane Center, a storm surge of 12-18 feet hit as destructive waves struck the coast.

Officials say the hurricane knocked out power to more than 2.6 million customers, mainly in southwest and central Florida.

Meanwhile, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) says that the next 72 hours will certainly be the most critical when it comes to rescue missions.

President Biden said there were ‘early reports of what may be substantial loss of life’ saying, that the numbers are still unclear but there are early reports of fatalities.

The President added, “water rescue is critical—Coast Guard deployed 16 rescue helicopter, six fixed wing aircraft and 18-rescue boats and crews. That’s just one element of the many federal search and rescue teams that were pre-staged in Florida.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis detailed the state’s “monumental effort” to help aid recovery and eventually rebuild.

“Those were really difficult images to see but we’re committed to restoring the infrastructure as needed. That is not going to be an overnight task. That is going to require a lot of love and care—it’s going to require a lot of resources, but we’re going to do it because we understand how important it is.”

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Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm



Hurricane Ian could be Florida’s deadliest storm as it continues north towards South Carolina

U.S. President Joe Biden says Hurricane Ian could be the deadliest storm in the region’s history, with early reports suggesting substantial loss of life.

Biden spoke at an afternoon briefing at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema).

Ian made landfall on Wednesday local time near the city of Fort Myers. It has led to severe flooding, high winds and storm surges.

Several areas remain submerged, and more than 2.5 million homes are without power.

Many residents are trapped in their homes and unable to escape. Search and rescue teams are working around the clock to provide assistance where they can.

5,000 Florida National Guard troops and 2,000 Guardsman from surrounding states have been deployed.

Eight teams with 800 members are carrying out search and rescue operations.

More than 200 public shelters have now been opened, housing around 34,000 people.

The National Hurricane Centre has downgraded Ian to a tropical storm for now but warns it will likely become a hurricane again later.

The entire coast of South Carolina is just the latest region to be placed on high alert as the storm continues north on its path of destruction.

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Finland slams its borders shut on Russia



Finland will officially closed its border to Russian tourists, marking the last of Moscow’s E-U neighbours to do so.

Finland will close its border with Russia as Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania also closed theirs.

The Finnish government made the decision following Vladimir Putin’s decision to call-up of 300,000 military reservists.

Queue’s at Russia’s border crossings with E-U nations were stretching for kilometres as people attempted to flee the country.

The closure of the border only applies to tourists – and Russians who are visiting family or travelling for work or study will still be granted entry.

The Finnish Foreign Minister stated that the decision was a difficult one to make, but ultimately it was in the best interest of the country.

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