Connect with us

International

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says Donald Trump would ‘turn over Ukraine to Putin’

Published

on

Spread the love

Chris Christie has slammed Donald Trump’s assertion that he could have ended Russia’s war with Ukraine in the span of a day – claiming the ex-president could only accomplish such a feat by handing over the country to the Kremlin on a silver platter.

Christening his fellow conservative as ‘Putin’s puppet’, the former New Jersey governor tore into the controversial statement in a post to Twitter following the 70-minute event – which was televised by CNN Wednesday.

Presided over by the station’s 31-year-old rising star Kaitlan Collins, the event was tense from its start, and saw the ex-White House correspondent press the politician on a range of topics at breakneck speed.

Trump, at points, appeared peeved by Collins’ aggressive line of questioning, which covered subjects such as Trump’s recent court loss to E. Jean Carrol and allegations of fraud during the 2020 election – which Trump continued to maintain was ‘stolen’.

That said, perhaps even more controversial was Trump’s brazen claim he could end Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine in a matter of hours – a clear dig at his successor and his handling of the conflict.

Among those to take issue with the declaration was Christie, who in recent weeks has been increasingly critical of his GOP rival as he mulls a bid for the Oval Office himself.

Scroll down for video: 

Donald Trump defiantly declared he could end Russia's war against Ukraine in the span of less than a day during his high-profile town hall Tuesday - a statement that was almost immediately met with scrutiny on social media

Donald Trump defiantly declared he could end Russia’s war against Ukraine in the span of less than a day during his high-profile town hall Tuesday – a statement that was almost immediately met with scrutiny on social media

Chris Christie took to Twitter Wednesday night to slam Donald Trump's assertion that he could have ended Russia's war with Ukraine in the span of a day - claiming the ex-president could only accomplish that feat by handing over the country to the Kremlin on a silver platter

Chris Christie took to Twitter Wednesday night to slam Donald Trump’s assertion that he could have ended Russia’s war with Ukraine in the span of a day – claiming the ex-president could only accomplish that feat by handing over the country to the Kremlin on a silver platter

‘Donald Trump says he would end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours tonight on CNN,’ the 60-year-old Republican wrote in one of two scathing posts Wednesday night. 

‘Despite how ridiculous that is to say, I suspect he would try to do it by turning Ukraine over to Putin and Russia.’

The onetime Trump supporter put a cap on the unofficial statement with a pointed hashtag that accused the 76-year-old politico – who during his presidency was criticized for being too soft on the Russian President – of being ‘#Putin’sPuppet.’

Moments before, Christie – who in March said he would not be backing Trump come 2024 – decried the Manhattan native for refusing to say whether supported the embattled nation when questioned by CNN’s Collins.

‘Donald Trump refused to say tonight that he wanted Ukraine to win the war with Russia,’ Christie sniped, before reiterating his earlier characterization of his potential GOP opponent.

‘More proof that he continues to be Putin’s puppet.’

The comments came less than a day after Christie celebrated Trump’s court loss in the Big Apple during an interview with Fox News, after federal jurors found the ex-head of state liable of sexually abusing Carroll during an alleged encounter in 1996.

Moreover, they were delivered less than two months after Christie told reporters that would make a decision about whether to run for president in 2024 in the ‘next 60 days.’

At the time, the conservative said that a visit to New Hampshire, one of the earliest states in the primary process, would be a factor in his decision – and coincidentally served as the site of Trump’s first public interview since the bombshell ruling.

The hard-hitting questions ranged from Trump’s recent court loss in the Big Apple, to allegations of voter fraud during the 2020 election.

Other touchy subjects included the insurrection on January 6, and Trump’s litany of legal issues.

Eventually, the discussion also turned to the ongoing invasion in Eastern Europe, which Trump claimed would be already over if he was president. When asked about if he wants Ukraine or Russia to win the war, Trump remarked: ‘I want everybody to stop dying. Russians and Ukrainians’ – and was met with uproarious applause.

Christening his fellow conservative as 'Putin's puppet', the former New Jersey governor tore into the controversial statement

Christening his fellow conservative as ‘Putin’s puppet’, the former New Jersey governor tore into the controversial statement

Trump defiantly declared he could end Russia's war against Ukraine in the span of less than a day during his high-profile town hall - but stopped short of saying he supported the embattled nation when questioned by CNN's Kaitlan Collins

Trump defiantly declared he could end Russia’s war against Ukraine in the span of less than a day during his high-profile town hall – but stopped short of saying he supported the embattled nation when questioned by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins

When asked if he wanted Ukraine or Russia to win the war, the president - who during his presidency was criticized for being too soft on Russian President Vladimir Putin - provided a decidedly diplomatic response, along with a characteristic boast

When asked if he wanted Ukraine or Russia to win the war, the president – who during his presidency was criticized for being too soft on Russian President Vladimir Putin – provided a decidedly diplomatic response, along with a characteristic boast 

The warm reception from the New Hampshire crowd was not limited to that assertion, with Trump – for the most part – successfully addressing Collins’ line of questioning in a stately manner.

When asked if he wanted Ukraine or Russia to win the war, the president provided a decidedly diplomatic response.

‘I don’t think in terms of winning and losing. I think in terms of getting it settled so we stop killing all these people,’ the 76-year-old Republican explained.

He then used the opportunity to provide a now trademark boast – which served as a simultaneous barb toward his successor Joe Biden.

‘If I’m president, I will have that war settled in one day, 24 hours,’ he said, again to applause.

When directly asked a second time by Collins if he stands by Ukraine, Trump again gave an oblique response that was well-received – asserting he just wants ‘everybody to stop dying.’ 

‘Russians and Ukrainians, I want them to stop dying,’ he said, before repeating the second half of the sentence with particular emphasis. 

‘And I’ll have that done in 24 hours.’

When asked a third time, Trump provided a hint as to his stance on the issue, simply stating: ‘I’ll say this: I want Europe to put up more money.’

He went on to snipe: ‘They have plenty.’

The warm reception from the New Hampshire crowd was not limited to that assertion, with Trump - for the most part - addressing Collins' line of questioning in a stately manner

The warm reception from the New Hampshire crowd was not limited to that assertion, with Trump – for the most part – addressing Collins’ line of questioning in a stately manner

When asked a second time by Collins if he is against Putin's invasion, Trump gave an oblique response -while syaing

When asked a second time by Collins if he is against Putin’s invasion, Trump gave an oblique response – stopping short of decrying the longtime Russian leader

The Kremlin invasion of Ukraine has raged for the past 15 months, with the results of Russian airstrike in Orihiv on Wednesday seen here. Trump said that if he was president, the conflict would be resolved 'within 24 hours'

The Kremlin invasion of Ukraine has raged for the past 15 months, with the results of Russian airstrike in Orihiv on Wednesday seen here. Trump said that if he was president, the conflict would be resolved ‘within 24 hours’

When Collins asked if the jury's decision in the E. Jean Carroll case would deter women from voting for him, Trump said, 'No, I don't think so.'

It saw Trump joke about his allegations from writer E. Jean Carroll that he raped her in a department store dressing room in the mid-90s, and vow to pardon ‘the majority’ of revelers hit with charges following the Capitol raid on January 6, 2021 

The lengthy event was intended to be a public forum, but for the most part served as a sparring match between Trump and Collins, that at times threatened to descend into a complete argument.

It saw Trump joke about his allegations from writer E. Jean Carroll that he raped her in a department store dressing room in the mid-90s, and vow to pardon ‘the majority’ of revelers hit with charges following the Capitol raid on January 6, 2021. 

That said, even after Trump slammed the former CNN and Daily Caller White House correspondent a ‘nasty person’ after being pressed as to why he had classified documents in his possession, Collins kept her cool, and the ex-president followed suit.

‘That’s not what the Presidential Record Act says,’ Collins insisted of the documents kept at Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago, after the former president argued he was allowed to have the documents under the Presidential Records Act.

Trump then claimed both Barack Obama and Joe Biden previously kept and maintained documents – a claim not true in regards to Obama, and only partially true in reference to the current president, who handed his over when he found some in his Chicago home from his time as VP. 

‘They didn’t raid the house of Joe Biden, they didn’t raid Obama,’ Trump insisted.

Collins, however, hung tough, and continued to test the aspiring president. She confronted him with how him the his successor didn’t ignore a subpoena on the issue – something Trump did earlier this year.

Collins, who is rumored to be the next CNN anchor to take on Chris Cuomo’s old’ primetime slot, asked why Trump did not turn over the requested material when repeatedly asked by the federal government.

Trump became visibly annoyed by the aggressive line of questioning, leading to an outburst.

‘Can I talk? Are you ready?,’ he said at a tense point in the discussion.

‘I would like for you to answer the question. That’s why I asked it,’ Collins retorted.

Trump then exclaimed: ‘You’re a nasty person, I’ll tell you.’ 

The statement garnered gasps from those in attendance, but Collins ignored his insult and continued: ‘Can you answer why you held on to the documents?’

The exchange continued for several minutes, and captivated those in the gallery and the thousands watching live across the globe.

‘Do you still have any classified documents?’ Collins asked, again annoying Trump.

‘Are you ready?,’ Trump asked, keeping calm.

‘Do you?’ she pressed.

‘No, no, I have no classified documents,’ he said but added: ‘They become automatically declassified when I took them.’

He also argued he had every right to take them.

‘I had every right to do it, I didn’t make a secret of it. You know, the boxes were stationed outside the White House, people were taking pictures of it,’ he said. 

Donald Trump during CNN's 70 minute town hall

The lengthy event was intended to be a public forum, but for the most part served as a sparring match that at times threatened to descend into a complete argument

Trump faced aggressive questioning from CNN's Kaitlan Collins

Collins, however, kept her cool, and continued to test the aspiring president, confronting him about inconsistencies with his statements and pressing him on a plethora of issues

Joe Biden's reaction to the CNN town hall: 'Do you want four more years of that?'

Joe Biden’s reaction to the CNN town hall: ‘Do you want four more years of that?’

In regards to the war in Ukraine, he praised President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying he ‘backed me up with a phony impeachment, impeachment hoax number one.’

‘I was totally exonerated, by the way,’ Trump was sure to add.

However, Collins, while staying cordial, continued to point out inconsistencies in the Republican’s statement 

‘You were impeached over that. You were impeached over that.’

‘I was impeached by a crazy woman named Nancy Pelosi,’ Trump said.

He said he would meet with Zelensky and Vladimir Putin to settle the war.

‘They both have weaknesses and both have strengths and within 24 hours that war with be settled,’ Trump noted.

He wouldn’t say Putin was a war criminal but conceded the Russian president ‘made a tremendous mistake.’

Trump also touted his recent performance in several polls, which has him at the forefront of all Republican candidates.

He also doubled down on his false claim he won the 2020 presidential contest – despite repeated interjections from Collins calling the claims untrue – saying only ‘stupid people’ thought it was a fair election.

‘I think that when you look at that result and when you look at what happened during that election, unless you’re a very stupid person, you see what a lot of the people in this audience and probably maybe a couple that don’t, but most people understand what happened. That was a rigged election,’ Trump said.

He made that claim several times during the event. It was his first public appearance since a federal jury in Manhattan ruled he must pay Carroll $5million for alleged sexual abuse, and later defaming her after the face.

The former president repeated his claim he didn’t know Carroll and then proceeded to insult her repeatedly – accusing her of ‘hanky panky,’ claiming she has a cat called ‘Vagina’ and that she called her husband an ‘ape.’ He slammed U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who was appointed to the job by President Bill Clinton. 

‘This woman, I don’t know her. I never met her. I have no idea who she is. I had a picture taken years ago with her and her husband, nice guy John Johnson. He was a newscaster, very nice. She called him an ape, happens to be African American. Called him an ape,’ Trump claimed. 

‘The judge wouldn’t allow us to put that in. Her dog or her cat was named Vagina, the judge wouldn’t allow to put that in,’ he added.

‘We had a horrible Clinton appointed judge. He allowed her to put everything in,’ he said. 

Trump also said of Carroll: ‘What kind of a woman meet somebody and brings them up and within minutes you’re playing hanky-panky in a dressing room, I don’t know if she was married then or not. John Johnson, I feel sorry for you.’

Following the anticipated interview, several criticized the president for his sensational claims, while others hailed his handling of a difficult public appearance despite his litany of legal issues. 

It even spurred a reaction from President Biden, who sniped in a post to Twitter: ‘Do you want four more years of that?’ 

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

International

Elon Musk’s X breaches social media rules with ‘verified’ blue checkmark accounts, EU says

Published

on

Spread the love


The European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk’s X are misleading and that the online platform falls short on transparency and accountability requirements, the first charges against a tech company since the bloc’s new social media regulations took effect.  

Continue Reading

International

I’m a famous serial killer profiler – here are four actions women can take to avoid becoming victims

Published

on

Spread the love

A famous serial killer profiler with 50 years of experience has revealed the steps women should take to avoid becoming the next victim.

Dr Ann Burgess, who spent decades studying the minds of serial killers, has found these individuals always search for women who are unprotected, appear weak and are living alone.

This has been the case in many infamous examples including the victims killed by Ted Bundy from 1974 through 1978 and the ‘Co-ed killer’ who went on a murdering spree from 1972 to 1973.

While those are decades-old cases, Burgess has warned that there are still serial killers among us and has shared four actions that will deter them from choosing you for the next horrendous crime.

Edmund Kemper (pictured) murdered his grandparents, six young female college students, his mother and her friend in the 1970s

Ted Bundy (pictured) murdered at least 30 women during the 1970s, although federal officials believe that number is higher

Dr Ann Burgess studied the methods of 36 serial killers to understand why they committed the heinous acts and the trauma that led to it. She has now revealed what women can do to protect themselves from becoming victims

Dr Burgess joined forces with the FBI in 1978 to consult with its Behavioral Science Unit, which developed the first-of-its-kind psychological profiling for serial killers.

They studied the methods and motives of 36 serial killers including Edmund Kemper (‘The Co-Ed Killer’) who murdered his grandparents, six young female college students, as well as his own mother and her friend in the 1970s.

The team examined how past trauma impacted the killer’s crimes and found that all serial killers had similar mental patterns from abusive mothers and absent fathers.

Burgess’s work with the FBI led to the arrest of high-profile killers including the Menendez brothers who murdered their parents Jose and Kitty at their Beverly Hills home in 1989. 

She has recently shot to fame again in a new Hulu three-part docu-series titled ‘Mastermind To Think Like a Killer.’

‘There is this misogyny that develops or this acting out against women due to these mommy issues, more or less,’ the show’s director Abby Fuller told PEOPLE.

‘Oftentimes they were victimized, so it’s like there’s this idea the victim becomes a victimizer and the kind of the scene is played out, only this time they’re the one in control rather than the victim.’

1. Trust your gut

If something feels wrong, Burgess said it probably is and you should immediately remove yourself from that situation or area.

Too many times, women feel something is off and think ‘Geez, I’m just overreacting,’ Burgess told PEOPLE, but by ignoring these thoughts, ‘they found themselves in very tight positions.’

When you feel that tight, clenching feeling in your stomach, ‘that’s your limbic system reacting,’ Burgess said.

‘It’s an involuntary system that is set in us to alarm us and you should pay attention to it. I just think that’s only good sense to listen to it, and not to override the system.’

Dr Ann Burgess (pictured) joined forces with the FBI in 1978 to consult with its Behavioral Science Unit where they were developing the first-of-its-kind psychological profiling for serial killers

Dr Ann Burgess (pictured) joined forces with the FBI in 1978 to consult with its Behavioral Science Unit where they were developing the first-of-its-kind psychological profiling for serial killers

2. Get a German Shepherd

Protection dogs, especially larger breeds like German Shepherds, have an intimidating appearance that could deter people from invading your home, Dr Burgess explained.

In particular, German Shepherds are naturally protective because they’re born with a gene that makes them form a strong bond with their owner.

They are also the most loyal, intelligent and courageous dogs in the canine family and have a sense of alertness that allows them to keep watch over the home for hours and can quickly notice any changes in their environment. 

German Shepherds are very vocal and often whine, growl and bark – making themselves known to a possible serial killer and alerting you to the invader’s presence. 

‘Get a German Shepherd. That’s the one thing I always say — get a German Shepherd,’ Dr Burgess said.

3. Put a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign outside your house 

Dr Burgess advised that a ‘Beware of Dog’ sign could stop serial killers from entering your home out of fear that they could be attacked.

They’re looking for an easy victim, someone that is alone and vulnerable, and this type of sign could stop serial killers from targeting you.

However, homeowners should be warned that ‘Beware of Dog’ signs can entice burglars to enter the residence out of curiosity over what valuables might be inside, according to researches at the University of Pennsylvania.

4. Put workman’s boots outside your door

Dr Burgess said she often puts workman’s boots outside her front door if she’s home alone to make it look like her husband is there.

Having these masculine boots outside the house could scare off serial killers who don’t want to fight someone to execute their plans.

‘A lot of killers seize opportunity,’ Dr Burgess said. ‘So if they … think that a man is there who could possibly fight them, they’re going to move to the next house for the easier victim.’

Continue Reading

International

Fogbow, a US firm with military links, eyes maritime plan for Gaza aid

Published

on

Spread the love


A private US firm run by former military and ex-CIA members is pushing plans to build a movable jetty off Gaza’s coast so more lifesaving goods can get into the besieged Palestinian enclave. But UN officials, aid workers and several European government officials have expressed doubts about the project and voiced scepticism over the group’s origins and motives.  

Continue Reading

International

Have you got financial confidence – and is it the trick to getting wealthier? This is Money podcast

Published

on

Spread the love

  • Plus on this podcast: What Labour means for pensions and the stock market
  • Can you set up your own investment trust?
  • Where is Britain’s best customer service?


Do you feel financially confident? When it comes to budgeting, saving, investing, and building your pension, are you clueless, comfortable, or cracking on?

A piece of research this week by Moneybox claimed that being financially confident could add £67,000 to your lifetime wealth – on average those with confidence were worth £145,000 on average, compared to £78,000 for the unconfident.

But what does being financially confident actually mean and how can you get there?

On this week’s podcast, Georgie Frost, Tanya Jefferies and Simon Lambert look at how to boost your financial confidence and whether the tips to do so could work.

Plus, a week into a new government and with a planned pensions review looming, the team look at what Labour could mean for our retirement savings.

Poll

Are you financially confident?

  • Not really 0 votes
  • Yes, mainly 2 votes
  • I’m highly confident 2 votes

Meanwhile, investors seem to be cheering Labour taking charge and this week investment giant BlackRock flagged Britain’s ‘relative political stability’ and cheap stock market.

So does that mean good future returns and how can you invest?

Investing a large sum was on the mind of a reader who asked This is Money an unusual question: I’m inheriting £10million, should I set up an investment trust? So, what is the answer to that?

And finally, a new report has revealed Britain’s best places for customer service – did your favourite make the list?

Listen to the This is Money podcast

We publish the podcast every Friday to the player on This is Money, above, and on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), the most popular, Spotify, Audioboom, and so many more.

To download the Apple Podcasts app go to the App store. On Android devices, go to the Google Play store to download the podcast app of your choice. 

You can press play to listen to this week’s full episode on the player above, and wherever you get your podcasts please subscribe and review us if you like the podcast.

If you’re not happy using apps, you can also listen to the latest episode and archive on the This is Money podcast page. 

Continue Reading

International

Two French rugby players formally charged with aggravated rape in Argentina

Published

on

Spread the love


Two French international rugby players were charged with aggravated rape after a 39-year-old woman accused them of assaulting her in a Mendoza hotel room following a match. The men deny the accusation, but according to their lawyer “are worried about this whole situation that they have had to live through”.

Continue Reading

International

Inland surfing is coming to Scotland for the first time with the launch of Europe’s largest wave pool (that’s THREE TIMES the size of a football pitch)

Published

on

Spread the love

  • Scotland’s Lost Shore Surf Resort will swing its doors open in September 2024
  • It features a ‘state-of-the-art’ surfing pool within a 60-acre country park 
  • The resort will offer lodges, sleeping pods, eateries, shops and a spa  
  • READ MORE: Six restaurants it’s maddeningly difficult to dine in

Europe’s largest wave pool and what’s billed as ‘the world’s first inland surfing resort’ is opening this autumn – and it’s certain to make a big splash among surfers.

Located near Edinburgh, Lost Shore Surf Resort will also be Scotland’s first inland surf resort, offering a ‘state-of-the-art’ surfing pool three times the size of Wembley’s football pitch and up to 1,000 waves an hour.

Set within a 60-acre country park in Scotland, it will feature luxury lodges, ‘premium’ accommodation pods, restaurants, and spa and shopping facilities.

But the highlight is its enormous wave pool and surf lake, which are fronted by an expansive beachfront.

Surfers will be able to ride waves for up to 22 seconds, with 20 different kinds of waves to enjoy. 

Located near Edinburgh, Lost Shore Surf Resort (rendering above) will be Scotland's first inland surf resort, offering a 'state-of-the-art' surfing pool three times the size of Wembley's football pitch and up to 1,000 waves an hour

Located near Edinburgh, Lost Shore Surf Resort (rendering above) will be Scotland’s first inland surf resort, offering a ‘state-of-the-art’ surfing pool three times the size of Wembley’s football pitch and up to 1,000 waves an hour 

The wave technology at Lost Shore Surf Resort was developed by Spanish firm Wavegarden, which operates inland surfing centres in locations that include Bristol, Snowdonia and Alaia Bay, Switzerland (above)

The wave technology at Lost Shore Surf Resort was developed by Spanish firm Wavegarden, which operates inland surfing centres in locations that include Bristol, Snowdonia and Alaia Bay, Switzerland (above)

Lost Shore says it will ‘welcome surfers of all levels, from beginners to developing Olympians of the future’.

Beginners can take advantage of surf lessons with ‘expert tuition’. Wetsuits, gloves, boots and surfboard hire will be included in the cost. Indoor heated changing rooms will also be available before or after a surf.

Lost Shore Resort is ‘ideally’ located just 10 minutes from Edinburgh Airport and 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh. For those travelling from Glasgow, it’s only a 45-minute drive.

Aside from surfing, the resort will boast 53 luxury lodges and premium pods sleeping up to eight people.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy the resort’s wellness treatment studio and amenities.

Lost Shore Surf Resort will feature luxury lodges and premium accommodation pods. Pictured is the planned final design for the premium 'Wave' pod, which sleeps up to six people

Pictured is the planned design for a two-person sleeping pod at the resort

Lost Shore Surf Resort will feature luxury lodges and premium accommodation pods. Left is the planned final design for the premium ‘Wave’ pod, which sleeps up to six people, and right is the planned design for a two-person sleeping pod 

This picture shows the master bedroom inside the 'Wave' pod

This image shows a King-sized bed inside the Wave pod

LEFT: This picture shows the master bedroom inside the ‘Wave’ pod. RIGHT: The King-sized bed inside the Wave pod

Pictured is the final design for the living room inside the premium pod

Pictured is the final design for the living room inside the premium pod 

The resort is set to ‘significantly enhance’ Edinburgh’s tourism economy and announced it would create over 100 new job vacancies last month.

Andy Roger, Chief Executive of Lost Shore Surf Resort, said: ‘Lost Shore Surf Resort is going to make a huge splash when we open in September. Being a Living Wage Employer we are committed to building a fantastic team to help us deliver our vision for Lost Shore Surf Resort.

‘The opening of any new business is an exciting moment. The build-up to the first day is part of that journey with the new team learning about the resort and becoming well-placed to deliver for our visitors from the day we open.’

The wave technology at Lost Shore Surf Resort was developed by Spanish firm Wavegarden, which operates inland surfing centres in Bristol and Snowdonia. 

For more information about Lost Shore Surf Resort, visit www.lostshore.com. 

Continue Reading

International

Philipsen wins stage 13 of Tour de France in sprint finish as Pogacar keeps overall lead

Published

on

Spread the love


Jasper Philipsen won the 13th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish and two-time champion Tadej Pogacar kept the yellow jersey on Friday. 

Continue Reading

International

I’m a health expert – these are the 10 surprising everyday habits that are seriously ruining your health

Published

on

Spread the love

Enjoying a coffee first thing in the morning. Forgetting to breathe through your nose instead of your mouth.

These might seem like two innocuous and totally unrelated things – but they could be having a big impact on your health.

Chris Boettcher is a physical therapist in South Carolina who has garnered a large social media following for his everyday health tips and weight loss advice.

Drawing on recent research, he revealed the ten surprising habits that cause weight gain, ruin sleep and leave people less energetic.

A doctor has revealed nine daily habits that he says are undermining health (stock)

A doctor has revealed nine daily habits that he says are undermining health (stock)

Revealing his list online — already viewed by 700,000 people — he said: ‘Health is simple.

‘[Junk food companies have] just spent the past several decades moving your lifestyle, foods, and the information you consume as far away from simple as possible.’

Maybe avoid an early morning coffee, says Boettcher (stock)

Maybe avoid an early morning coffee, says Boettcher (stock)

Drinking coffee first thing 

The first is drinking coffee too early.

The reason you reach for a cup of Joe so early is for the buzz, right? But Boettcher warned that caffeine is a diuretic which causes the body to lose water.

In the morning, you’re already dehydrated because you haven’t consumed water for eight hours and you lose fluid when you sleep through sweat.

He advised having around four cups of water first before getting your coffee fix.

The USDA says men should drink 13 cups of water per day while women should drink 11 cups.

Emails in bed

Reaching for your phone first thing may not be a good idea (stock)

Reaching for your phone first thing may not be a good idea (stock)

It can be tempting to grab the phone first thing to check up on emails and notifications messages.

But Boettcher warned against this, saying there was ‘no worse way’ to start the day.

‘Spend some time outside, preferably moving, before you check your devices,’ he suggested.

Experts suggest that using phones early in the morning can trigger a stress response, causing therelease of cortisol in the body — affecting mood during the day.

Studies have also suggested phones have a ‘brain drain’ effect, and reduce the amount of cognitive capacity people have when they are nearby.

Half of US adults are mouth breathers, studies suggest (stock)

Half of US adults are mouth breathers, studies suggest (stock)

Mouth breathing

More than half of Americans are thought to be ‘mouth breathers’, primarily breathing through their mouth instead of their noses.

Mouth breathing can cause dry mouth because the constant flow of air in and out can cause water to evaporate, raising the risk of bacteria growth and then issues like tooth decay or infections.

It can also impair sleep if the tongue rolls back in the mouth and blocks the airways, causing snoring and sleep apnea — interrupting healthy sleep.

To combat this, Boettcher recommended practicing ‘mindfully breathing through your nose, and consider using tape while you sleep.’

Texting in bed is not a great idea, say experts (stock)

Texting in bed is not a great idea, say experts (stock)

Hitting send before sleep

While settling down in bed, many play on their phone — scrolling the latest news or sending the odd text or email.

But experts warn against this, saying the blue light from phones can disrupt sleep and it can keep brains in an ‘active’ mode.

Boettcher advises turning off all devices after 5pm, using do-not-disturb mode and scheduling this for every evening.

Using a phone before sleeping can cause pre-sleep hyperarousal, making it harder to fall asleep.

It can also trigger stress, prompting the release of hormones like adrenaline — which also make it harder to shut off.

Cereals may be best avoided in the morning (stock)

Cereals may be best avoided in the morning (stock)

Eating cereals for breakfast

Cereal companies love to remind us breakfast is the day’s most important meal.

But cereals are often packed with refined carbohydrates and sugars, which can trigger rapid sugar spikes when consumed.

‘It’s why you feel chronically fatigued and hungry later in the day,’ Boettcher said.

Instead of cereals, he recommended a breakfast based on proteins and fats — such as one including eggs, oatmeal, berries and nuts.

Eating too little protein

Doctors say eating protein is a great way to feel full for longer and lose weight.

High-protein diets are recommended (stock)

High-protein diets are recommended (stock)

And Boettcher is no exception to the rule, also recommending people focus on a high protein diet.

The USDA says people should eat 50 to 175 grams of protein every day.

Boettcher urges everyone to aim for the top of this estimate — equivalent to nearly four steaks per day — to gain the health benefits.

‘We want protein to be at the heart of our diet for satiety, muscle growth and repair, and immune functionality,’ he said.

Protein is the most satiating of the three macronutrients – carbs, fat and protein.

Desk jobs carry health risks, say experts (stock)

Desk jobs carry health risks, say experts (stock)

Sitting at a desk

More than eight in ten Americans work desk jobs, estimates suggest.

This can see them rooted to the same spot for upwards of eight hours a day, which can have negative effects on their health.

Boettcher says staying at a desk for more than six hours raises the risk of numerous complications including poor posture, weight gain and an increased risk of chronic diseases.

And his assertion is backed up by studies, which found desk workers were 13 percent more likely to die from any cause than those who were not at desks.

Boettcher said workers should try to move every hour by standing, stretching or walking to limit the negative health effects of the job.

Sodas are packed with sugar (stock)

Sodas are packed with sugar (stock)

Drinking sodas and juices

Calorie-filled drinks are appealing, but it may be best to avoid them.

One can of Coca-Cola contains 39 grams of sugar — above the daily recommended intake for both men and women — while a glass of orange juice contains 25 grams.

Experts warn that because there is no fiber, this sugar is absorbed directly into the bloodstream — prompting a sugar spike. 

‘Cutting liquid calories from juices, sodas and alcohol is a big lever to pull for weight loss and overall health,’ Boettcher said.

Alcohol can disrupt sleep (stock)

Alcohol can disrupt sleep (stock)

Enjoying alcoholic beverages at dinner

Many of us like to enjoy the odd glass of wine or a beer at dinner after a hard day at work.

But Boettcher warns against this, saying it can cause weight gain, anxiety and raises the risk of chronic diseases.

Drinking alcohol late in the day also raises the risk of sleep being disrupted, because it suppresses REM sleep — which is needed to help process memories from the day. 

A pint of beer or glass of wine contains roughly 14 grams of pure alcohol.

With the liver breaking down alcohol roughly at a rate of 10 grams per hour, it can take up to two hours to remove just one of these drinks from the bloodstream.

‘A few drinks a week won’t kill you,’ said Boettcher, ‘but if it’s everyday it might’.

Bright lights close to bedtime disrupt sleep (stock)

Bright lights close to bedtime disrupt sleep (stock)

Viewing bright light close to bedtime

Another complication from viewing screens in bed is they can disrupt sleep.

These use blue light, which can inhibit the release of melatonin in the brain — which signals its time to sleep.

Boettcher recommends using blue light blockers or turning off screens an hour before bed to avoid this.

‘We want to avoid this at all costs,’ he says. 

Continue Reading

International

Russia increases income taxes for the wealthy to help fund Ukraine offensive

Published

on

Spread the love


Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a bill that raises income taxes for the rich, part of efforts to help fill government coffers depleted by the war in Ukraine. The tax hikes were being presented domestically as “systemic reforms”. 

Continue Reading

International

Paul Skenes named starting pitcher for MLB All-Star Game as Olivia Dunne’s boyfriend makes more history

Published

on

Spread the love

Paul Skenes has been selected as the starting pitcher for the National League at the 2024 MLB All-Star Game. 

It means the Pirates prospect, who has enjoyed a stunning start to his MLB career, is the first rookie to be named starting pitcher since 1995. He is only the fifth rookie ever to be given the role.

Skenes made history earlier this month, when he became the first player ever to be drafted with the No 1 overall pick and then become an MLB All-Star in their first season.

The Pittsburgh sensation also became the first rookie pitcher in the team’s history to make the All-Star team.

Skenes, whose relationship with gymnast Olivia Dunne has heightened the attention around his short career, has shone since taking to the mound for the first time.

The 22-year-old made his maiden big league start on May 11 and is 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 10 starts and 78 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. He has thrown 74 pitches of 100mph or more.

Skenes is one 13 NL pitchers for the game, which takes place at Arlintgon’s Globe Life Field on July 16. 

MORE TO FOLLOW 

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Derniers Articles

France3 mins ago

Pourquoi le passage de la flamme à Vigneux-sur-Seine relève d’un pari fou

Spread the love Depuis juin 2022, la ville « a mis le paquet » pour faire partie des lauréats en Essonne. Après des...

Santé11 mins ago

ces produits de beauté qu’elle n’utilise plus pour prendre soin d’elle, “Ils ont brûlé ma peau”

Spread the love À 46 ans, Laetitia Casta n’a rien à envier à la nouvelle génération de mannequins. Et pour cause,...

France17 mins ago

une «désorientation» liée à un manque de visibilité, selon le BEA

Spread the love Le journaliste de télévision et grande voix d’Europe 1 Gérard Leclerc, mort en août dernier dans le...

International19 mins ago

Elon Musk’s X breaches social media rules with ‘verified’ blue checkmark accounts, EU says

Spread the loveThe European Union said Friday that blue checkmarks from Elon Musk’s X are misleading and that the online...

Santé24 mins ago

Chaleur, photosensibilité : voici les précautions à prendre avec médicaments et cosmétiques en été

Spread the love Si ce début d’été a été assez pluvieux sur une grande partie du territoire, les chaleurs estivales...

Afrique27 mins ago

Camille Makosso: l’influenceur ivoirien prévient les détracteurs d’Emmanuel Adebayor

Spread the love xr:d:DAFYONKyRO8:382,j:43089568592,t:23031116 Fabrice AGBLEMAGNON 2 heures . A la Une, People Récemment, Emmanuel Adebayor, la légende du football...

Sports28 mins ago

Watch: Highlights as Scotland beat Slovakia 2-0

Spread the loveHighlights: Slovakia 0-2 Scotland

International33 mins ago

I’m a famous serial killer profiler – here are four actions women can take to avoid becoming victims

Spread the love A famous serial killer profiler with 50 years of experience has revealed the steps women should take...

France42 mins ago

Les joueurs de rugby Oscar Jegou et Hugo Auradou mis en examen pour viol aggravé en Argentine : Femme Actuelle Le MAG

Spread the love Nous avons un cadeau pour vous Créez un compte et inscrivez-vous à la newsletter Femme Actuelle pour...

France43 mins ago

le taux du LEP passe à 4%, le livret A maintenu à 3%

Spread the love À mesure que recule l’inflation, qui lui sert de boussole, le taux du Livret d’épargne populaire (LEP),...

Afrique58 mins ago

Simon Adingra, la pépite ivoirienne pistée par un club français

Spread the love Simon Adingra va-t-il rejoindre la Ligue 1 Française ? Selon la presse sportive, l’international Ivoirien est dans...

Santé1 hour ago

Bye-bye les lèvres sèches, ce baume au miel disponible en pharmacie se vend toutes les minutes dans le monde

Spread the love Il existe des sensations désagréables dont il est difficile de se débarrasser. Si vous avez déjà été...

France1 hour ago

Une fillette de 6 ans portée disparue en Seine-Maritime, le plan alerte enlèvement déclenché

Spread the love Le plan alerte enlèvement a été déclenché ce vendredi soir pour tenter de retrouver une fillette de...

Société1 hour ago

Beyond the usual suspects: 5 fresh data science tools to try today

Spread the love Serdar Yegulalp is a senior writer at InfoWorld, covering software development and operations tools, machine learning, containerization,...

Santé1 hour ago

À Bristol, les deux valises abandonnées contenaient des restes humains

Spread the love Mike Kemp / In Pictures via Getty Images À Bristol, les deux valises abandonnées contenaient des restes...

France1 hour ago

Libre antenne – Romain est victime d’une spoliation d’héritage, il se bat aujourd’hui pour faire reconnaître ce préjudice

Spread the love Vous pouvez vous abonner au téléchargement périodique d’un fichier audio. Vous pouvez conserver l’émission ainsi téléchargée sur...

International1 hour ago

Fogbow, a US firm with military links, eyes maritime plan for Gaza aid

Spread the loveA private US firm run by former military and ex-CIA members is pushing plans to build a movable...

Sports1 hour ago

Jacob Greaves: Ipswich Town sign Hull City defender for undisclosed fee

Spread the love Ipswich Town have completed the signing of Hull City centre-back Jacob Greaves on a five-year deal for...

Afrique1 hour ago

Kim Kardashian: la star choque avec cette révélation

Spread the love Dans l’univers en perpétuelle mutation de la beauté et des soins de la peau, Kim Kardashian a...

International2 hours ago

Have you got financial confidence – and is it the trick to getting wealthier? This is Money podcast

Spread the love Plus on this podcast: What Labour means for pensions and the stock market Can you set up...

Advertisement

Trending