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Greece travel warning: Staggering Covid cases chart shows deadly increase – is it safe?

Deaths haven’t surged with them, as eight people died, matching the present seven-day average.

In total, Covid has infected 429,144 Greeks and killed another 12,754.

But while the surge of cases has persuaded the UK Government to forge ahead with a trimmed-back lockdown, it has had the opposite impact in Greece.

Officials are now considering reimposing some Covid measures.

They recently repealed restrictions on travel and entertainment to kickstart their tourism-based economy.

Author: Liam Doyle
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Sleep by age chart: How much sleep do you REALLY need? Simple guide

Sleep is fundamental for the growth and development of babies, young children and teenagers. It is also important as it enables your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you awaken. Healthy sleep ensures your body is healthy and can defend itself from diseases and without it, your brain is unable to work properly.

Sleep is essential to one’s health.

Lack of sleep can cause a range of issues from mood imbalances to much more significant ailments.

One in three people suffers from poor sleep with stress, computers and taking work home often blamed as the causes of disrupted sleep.

The cost of a bad night’s sleep can mean more than just a bad mood and lack of focus.

Regular sleepless nights can put you at risk of many serious medical conditions including obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Doctors and medical professionals have also linked poor sleep to a shortening of one’s life expectancy.

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Author: Kaisha Langton
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Heart rate chart: What should YOUR exercising heart rate be? Key levels per age group

Often we don’t think about our hearts beating away in our chests, as it does so quietly and typically without cause for concern. However checking your heart rate can often give indications for a range of illnesses, the general health of your body and even your fitness levels. So what should YOUR exercising heart rate be?

Having a healthy heart means the right amount of blood is making its way around your body to support anything you are doing.

This means when you exercise your heart rate increases, in order to supply your muscles with the blood they need.

You can measure your heart rate a number of ways, with the typical way being to hold two fingers on your wrist.

Smartwatches can also measure heart rate, helping you to monitor your resting and active heart rate.

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For adults, this is different, with the normal resting heart rate range being between 60 and 100 bpm.

If you have a resting heart rate that lies outside of the normal resting heart rate range – you can sometimes experience symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue.

If you are concerned about your heart rate and experience any symptoms, book an appointment with your GP.

However, the resting heart rate range comes with caveats, as having a heart rate lower than 60 doesn’t necessarily mean you have a medical problem.

What should your exercising heart rate be?

When exercising, there are limits for where your heart rate should fall depending on exertion levels and these are

Age 20

  • 50 to 85 percent exertion – 100 to 170bpm
  • 100 percent exertion – 200bpm

Age 30

  • 50 to 85 percent exertion – 95 to 162bpm
  • 100 percent exertion – 190bpm

Age 35

  • 50 to 85 percent exertion – 93 to 157bpm
  • 100 percent exertion – 185bpm

Age 40

  • 50 to 85 percent exertion – 90 to 153bpm
  • 100 percent exertion – 180bpm

Devices like smartwatches can measure your exercising heart rate, and to ensure your heart keeps healthy the NHS recommends 10 things you can do day to day.

1. Give up smoking

2. Get active

3. Manage your weight

4. Eat more fibre

5. Cut down on saturated fat

6. Get your five a day

7. Cut down on salt

8. Eat fish

9. Drink less alcohol

10. Read the food label – watch how calories and certain foods fit in with your diet

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BMI chart by age chart: What YOUR BMI should be – simple guide

In 2019, the average adult BMI for those aged 16 to 24 was 24.6, which was up from 24.5 in 2018.

The average adult BMI for those aged 25 to 44 was 27.4 in 2019, increasing from 27.1 the year before.

The BMI average for adults aged 45 to 64 was 28.6 in 2019, which was the same in 2018.

The average adult BMI was 28.3 for those aged 65 and over, which was up from 28.2 the year before.

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Cholesterol levels by age chart: What YOUR cholesterol levels should be – simple guide

Having high levels of cholesterol can cause several health problems. Too much cholesterol can cause blocking in blood vessels, which may cause someone to have a stroke or experience heart problems. By keeping a healthy diet and taking regular exercise, many people can lower their cholesterol if it is too high, while some may need to take medicine for the condition.

What causes high cholesterol?

High cholesterol can be caused by lifestyle factors, like eating fatty foods or not exercising enough.

Being overweight, drinking alcohol and smoking can cause high cholesterol too.

In some cases, high cholesterol can also run in families.

What should cholesterol levels be by age?

In terms of age, healthy levels of cholesterol don’t vary much for most adults, according to MedicalNewsToday.

However, in some cases the cholesterol levels someone should aim for might be different to another person due to factors like health conditions.

Speaking to a doctor can help give a clearer indication of what someone should aim for with their cholesterol levels.

What can cholesterol tests find out?

Cholesterol tests can measure total cholesterol, good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (called LDL or non-HDL), and triglycerides, which are fatty substances similar to bad cholesterol.

HDL cholesterol helps to clear out cholesterol from the arteries, but LDL cholesterol can cause clogging in arteries.

Cholesterol tests can be carried out at GP surgeries and some pharmacies and will normally involve either a finger prick test or a small blood sample being taken for tests.

As high cholesterol is usually symptomless, cholesterol charity Heart UK recommends all adults go for a cholesterol test to check their levels.

What should cholesterol levels be by age?

In terms of age, healthy levels of cholesterol don’t vary much for most adults, according to MedicalNewsToday.

However, in some cases the cholesterol levels someone should aim for might be different to another person due to factors like health conditions.

Speaking to a doctor can help give a clearer indication of what someone should aim for with their cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol levels by age chart: What is a healthy cholesterol level?

Cholesterol levels by age chart: What is a healthy cholesterol level? (Image: EXPRESS – HEART UK)

See the chart above for a general cholesterol levels guide for healthy adults, as per the Heart UK charity’s website.

For children, cholesterol level guides are slightly different from adult levels.

According to Healthline, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggest cholesterol levels for children are as follows (in mg/dL):


  • Total cholesterol – 170 or less
  • HDL cholesterol – Greater than 45
  • LDL cholesterol – Less than 110
  • Triglycerides – Less than 75 in children 0–9; less than 90 in children 10–19


  • Total cholesterol – 170–199
  • HDL cholesterol – 40-45
  • LDL cholesterol – 110–129
  • Triglycerides – 75-99 in children 0–9; 90–129 in children 10–19


  • Total cholesterol – 200 or higher
  • HDL cholesterol – n/a
  • LDL cholesterol – 130 or higher
  • Triglycerides – 100 or more in children 0–9; 130 or more in children 10–19


  • Total cholesterol – n/a
  • HDL cholesterol – Less than 40
  • LDL cholesterol – n/a
  • Triglycerides n/a

Author: By Katie Sewell
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AMH levels by age chart: What is a healthy range? What your AMH levels are telling you

There is some limited evidence that AMH can be used as a genera gauge for menopause, but isn’t as definitive as using a timetable.

One recent study by MultiCenter found that AMH measurement could help doctors estimate when your final period will come.

Some people believe that AMH levels can help predict a baby’s gender, but there’s no evidence to suggest this is true.

Mark P Trolice, Medical Doctor and director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Centre, and professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, said: “Male and female foetuses will produce different amounts of AMH during the pregnancy. 

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Blood pressure chart: What is a healthy range? 8 signs your blood pressure is too high

Blood pressure, when too high, is often related to unhealthy lifestyle habits like drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes, eating unhealthy foods, being overweight and not doing enough physical exercise. When it’s left untreated, high blood pressure can seriously drive up your risk of developing numerous long-term health conditions, like coronary heart disease and kidney disease. Low blood pressure is much less common, and is sometimes brought on by medicinal side effects.

What is a healthy blood pressure range?

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood within the human arteries and is produced primarily by the heart muscles contracting.

Blood pressure is measured using two recorded numbers.

The first looks at systolic pressure and is measured after the heart contracts at its highest level.

The second, called diastolic pressure, is measured before the heart contracts at its lowest, while blood pressure elevation is referred to as hypertension.

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Eight signs your blood pressure is too high

Hypertension can be terrifying because many people who get it won’t experience any symptoms.

In some cases, it may take years or decades for the condition to reach levels high enough that symptoms become obvious.

Even then, it’s easy to attribute the symptoms to other health ailments, but acting for a symptom of high blood pressure can be fatal so be extra wary if you think you could be affected.

The best way to know if you have hypertension or your blood pressure is too high is to have regular readings, but signs to look out for include:

  • Headaches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds
  • Flushing
  • Dizziness and nausea
  • Chest pains
  • Visual changes
  • Bleeding in the urine

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Terrifying chart reveals UK Covid cases SOAR as other nations plummet – UK 'undesirable'

This takes the total number of first doses to 43,448,680 and the number of people who are fully vaccinated to 31,740,115.

However, with other nations less progressed with their vaccine rollout, the UK is beginning to be seen as undesirable for travel.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has caused outrage in the UK when she said all EU countries should force holidaying Britons to go into quarantine on arrival.

Ms Merkel said: “In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go into quarantine – that’s not the case in every European country and that’s what I would like to see.”

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Spotify Only You: What is the audio birth chart feature, and how does it work?

Spotify has launched a new personalised feature, dubbed Only You, that generated all-new playlists around a certain theme to keep you entertained with new and well-worn tracks. Only You centres are six lists – with your tunes organised around each theme.

For example, Your Audio Birth Chart is one of the new playlist themes. As the name suggests, this picks tracks like a horoscope, with music suggested by the clever AI algorithms presented with links to your birthday and horoscope. For example, the artist branded as “Your Sun” will be your most-streamed artist from the last six months.

According to Spotify, Only You is designed to be a fun way of presenting its vast library of music throughout the year. Spotify launches its feverishly-anticipated Wrapped feature at the tail-end of the year, which creates a playlet of your most-listened songs, albums, artists and podcasts from the last 12 months.

It also generates facts and statistics about your habits within the Spotify app, which users can share with friends and family in messages apps, like WhatsApp, or social media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook.

“While you’ll have to wait a few more months for Wrapped and the songs and podcasts that soundtracked your 2021, Only You is all about celebrating how you listen,” the music service, which recently cranked-up prices for subscribers across the globe, announced.

Here’s how the company describes the six possible themes for playlists generated by Only You…

1. Your Audio Birth Chart: It’s a musical meeting of cosmic proportions. Your Sun sign details the artist you listened to most over the last six months. Your Moon sign demonstrates an artist you listen to that best shows your emotional or vulnerable side. Your Rising sign brings it all together with an artist you’ve recently connected with.

2. Your Dream Dinner Party: Choose the three artists you’d invite to the dinner party of your dreams. Once you select the trio, Spotify will create a personalized Spotify Mix for each artist to set the mood of the meal.

3. Your Artist Pairs: This experience demonstrates unique audio pairings that you’ve listened to recently that show your range of listening interests. For example, who else would play some Greta Van Fleet right after jamming out to Olivia Rodrigo?

4. Your Song Year: When is the music you listen to from? This part of the experience shows how you’ve musically travelled through different time periods with music.

5. Your Time of Day: Early bird or night owl, discover the music and podcast content you listen to at certain times, whether early in the morning or late at night.

6. Your Genres/Topics: Finally, bring it all home with the combination of music and podcast genres that sets your listening apart.

Only You isn’t the only new playlist-generating feature launched by the hugely popular music streaming service. The second, dubbed Blend, is the first time Spotify has forayed into collaborative playlist creation.

Currently in a public beta, Blend is designed to enable two friends to merge their musical tastes into one curated playlist made just for them, which Spotify hopes will make it “even easier for users to connect, discover, and share the music they love with one another.”

Blend will be updated daily. Spotify subscribers only need to invite a single friend to blend with. Blend will grow with each user over time based on how their listening changes, Spotify says.

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Tech Feed

UK Charts: Miitopia Falls To Ninth As PlayStation Discounts Cause A Chart Shake-Up

Poor Jeff!
Poor Jeff!

UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 29th May, revealing that Miitopia has fallen to ninth spot in its second week on sale.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, the RPG’s physical sales fell by 45% week-on-week, leaving it a little shy of the chart’s top spots this time around. In total, four Switch exclusives made their way into the top ten, with Animal Crossing: New Horizons leading the pack.

On the whole, though, it was PlayStation’s turn to shine. Thanks to a number of discounts at retail, games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and The Last of Us: Part 2 saw much-improved sales this week.

Here’s a look at this week’s top ten all formats chart:

[Compiled by GFK]

< Last week’s charts

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