Weekly health and fitness agenda: World AIDS Day
Friday 26 November 2010
Famed US actress and 1980s fitness guru Jane Fonda is back with two new fitness DVDs designed for the boomer set. Also: World AIDS Day on December 1.
Jane Fonda's fitness DVDs
November 30/December 27
US Academy Award-winning actress and 1980s fitness pioneer Jane Fonda is releasing two new fitness DVDs providing low-impact workouts for baby boomers. Produced by Lionsgate and her first fitness titles since 1995, the releases are Jane Fonda: Prime Time Walkout and Jane Fonda: Prime Time Fit & Strong. Both are due out November 30 in North America and December 27 in the UK. Since 1982, Fonda, now 72, has released over 20 top selling fitness videos; her first video release sold over 17 million copies and is to date the highest selling fitness video of all time.
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day draws together people from around the globe "to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic." There are now 33.4 million people living with HIV, according to 2008 figures released by the World Health Organization. An estimated 2.7 million were newly infected with the virus and 2 million died of AIDS that same year. To see a calendar of events, download posters, and find out how to get involved, visit:
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 10 percent of the world's population, or 650 million people, live with disabilities. The day aims to "promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities," states WHO. Global events are planned to include forums, public discussions, and celebrations. Stayed tuned to the UN website as scheduled events unfold.
Looking ahead: The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Medical, fitness, and health technological innovations will be on display in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Every year the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) features thousands of exhibitors, and last year's event attracted more than 120,000 attendees. Register early for an Exhibits Plus Pass, which allows access to all exhibits, keynote addresses, and selected conference sessions before December 31 and pay $100 (75 euros). After December, prices raise to $200 (150 euros).
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