Man Utd impressed by Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarkeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke is attracting big Premier League interest.Sky Sports says Manchester United are scouting 15-year-old Reading keeper Boyce-Clarke.The highly-rated teenager caught the eye as he played for Reading Under 23s against Manchester United last Sunday.And he’s now being closely monitored by representatives at Old Trafford. Boyce-Clarke is an England U16 international. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan director Maldini: Bakayoko, Higuain deals dependent on…by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Paolo Maldini admits their transfer policy will be dependent on Champions League qualification.Milan are skirting the boundaries of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play laws.“We’re absolutely convinced we can get fourth place,” Maldini told reporters at Milanello.“We’re not happy with how things have gone this month, of course, when we’ve had a lot of injuries and therefore great difficulty in terms of numbers.“Despite that we expected more, and [Coach Gennaro] Gattuso knows that too. We need to change the attitude during the game, we can’t lie down and we can’t look for sixth.”(Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue) Bakayoko and (Juventus striker Gonzalo) Higuain? We’ve been clear with the players: the Champions League is binding.”
WATCH: Man Utd hero Rio tells fans to stop Ole sack talkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRio Ferdinand has posted a video of himself defending Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to Manchester United supporters.The video came after United lost 2-0 to West Ham United at London Stadium on Sunday.Some supporters have called for Solskjaer to be sacked after the lacklustre display.But Ferdinand told fans the reaction was “knee-jerk” and wouldn’t benefit the club.Rolling up on the fan tv like…. #MUFCpic.twitter.com/66QH4edfgA— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 22, 2019 TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say 4.5 million UK people watch pirated Premier League gamesby Ian Ferris11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNine per cent of Britons admit to having illegally streamed at least one Premier League game over the past 12 months, according to new research by the personal finance comparison site finder.com, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.The figure equates to roughly 4.5 million people over the course of a single season, with a ‘high proportion’ of UK pirate content consumption coming from soccer-related streaming.According to Finder.com’s research, more than 81 per cent of Britons have been subscribed to a streaming service in some capacity over the last year, while 17 per cent admit to streaming films, movies or sports illegally in the same period.’This means that of all those who illegally stream across the UK, 24 per cent view Premier League games,’ the report said. ‘When you look at the numbers of people who illegally stream any type of sport, the number rises to 44 per cent of illegal streamers, or 16 per cent of all Brits.’While both male (83 per cent) and female (81 per cent) respondents said they are streaming content over the last year, men (25 per cent) tended to illegally stream more often compared to women (17 per cent), according to the research.Of these, 14 per cent of male audiences were found to illegally stream soccer compared to other sports (12 per cent), and is double the number of female viewers who admitted to doing the same. Meanwhile, streamers aged between 25 and 34 are the most likely to illicitly stream Premier League matches.Regionally, London-based consumers are the most prolific for illegally streaming Premier League (21 per cent), with Scotland (17 per cent) coming second. The two regions with the lowest percentage of illegal football streamers were Wales (four per cent) and East Anglia (six per cent).
Galatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d make Brighton returnby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGalatasaray striker Florin Andone insists he’d be willing to return to parent club BrightonAndone is on a straight loan at Gala and has admitted frustration with his 12 months in England.Though he told AS: “I was misunderstood and I want to make it clear. My year there was not what I expected. I missed that they had confidence in me, I didn’t play more than two consecutive games as a starter. I don’t ask to play every game, because I’m not a megacrack, I just want continuity. “mI came to doubt myself, my abilities, if I really had a level for the Premier… There were many disappointments. It’s not that I don’t want to go back, I respect Brighton, they signed me for six years and they are worrying about me. I just want to feel like a footballer. “It all starts by recovering my best version and being happy.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State lost a big commitment today. Isaac Nauta, a five-star tight end in the 2016 class, announced on Twitter that he has de-committed from the Seminoles’ program. FSU fans shouldn’t worry, though, according to five-star defensive back commit Levonta Taylor. Taylor, who has been committed to FSU since April, says Nauta will “be back” and tells fans “don’t worry!” He’ll be back. Don’t worry !— Levonta Taylor (@iamlevonta) July 28, 2015Well, that’s a good sign, Florida State fans. The Seminoles’ 2016 class is ranked the No. 3 class in the country by 247 Sports.
National titleCollege football fans are likely happy with Michigan’s quick turnaround under Jim Harbaugh – simply because a good Wolverines team makes the sport more interesting. But apparently, a lot of them are actually starting to believe that UM can both reach this year’s College Football Playoff and – wait for it – win it all too.According to ESPN’s David Payne Purdum, the top five teams by number of bets to win the national title at the Las Vegas SuperBook are Michigan, Ohio State, LSU, Clemson and Alabama. That’s right – the Wolverines are getting the most bets to win it all.Of course – that’s a product of both hype and odds. As of February 1, Michigan was a 12-1 bet to win it all. Alabama was tops, at 6:1.Top 5 teams to win the college football national title by number of bets @LVSuperBook: 1. Michigan 2. Ohio St 3. LSU 4. Clemson 5. Alabama— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) May 20, 2016Oklahoma and Baylor are the teams with the best odds that aren’t part of the list, for what it’s worth.If Michigan does win it all, Las Vegas is going to have a rough night. We’ll find out.
When the orange of the Netherlands flooded into France five weeks ago, a World Cup final was not expected to follow.Their underwhelming 1-0 victory over New Zealand in Le Havre, sealed by substitute Jill Roord’s 92nd minute winner, was similar in many ways to their 1-0 win over Sweden in the semi-finals, which required extra time.Jackie Groenen was the hero this time and it was a great goal, but it wasn’t one that will have struck fear in the United States, holders and three-time winners of the World Cup who had an extra rest day on them already. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Never were they expected to become the first team to break the Americans’ record of scoring inside the first 13 minutes of every game at the tournament, never mind be right in the game up until the hour – the time which marked Megan Rapinoe’s penalty and the start of the USA’s road to a 2-0 victory and fourth World Cup title.The Netherlands’ boss, Sarina Wiegman, had the benefit of watching six coaches before her try to out-tactic this winning machine.Of particular interest to her will have been Phil Neville’s attempts with England in the semi-finals, and Jorge Vilda’s effort with Spain in the last 16.From the former, she embraced the 4-2-3-1 set-up, choosing to deploy Vivanne Miedema behind the lightning pace of Lineth Beerensteyn and, in turn, bringing out the best performance from the Arsenal forward in this tournament. It also brought out the best of the Dutch.“We’ve got such a great counter attack. I think that’s our best thing,” said midfielder Danielle van de Donk after the Sweden win.With the ever so slight tweak from their usual 4-3-3, and Miedema’s change of position, that much was clear.On the back foot, that became a 4-4-1-1, the Oranje sitting deep and happy to let the USA dominate the game to give them what England lacked – defensive solidity.After she had masterminded a victory in the Netherlands’ home Euros two years ago, Wiegman was showing her tactical nous here again.The United States needed two penalties to beat Spain and defensive lapses to beat England. For the Netherlands to win this game, it was going to have to be an absolutely perfect performance.When they were crowned European champions in 2017, it came down to a combination of team spirit, lack of expectation and unwavering home support.The same recipe paved an unlikely path to the World Cup final. The Dutch tried their utmost in noise to make this feel like anything but the away game it was in numbers. The American fans were here in huge numbers, surrounding the bright orange pockets of their opposing fans in the Stade de Lyon.But the way that the Dutch have invaded France, doubling the population of Valenciennes when they packed out the Stade du Hainaut for a group stage win over Cameroon, is a great metaphor for the way their team have exploded onto the women’s football scene.For a long time, the Netherlands have been one of the top teams in world football, three-time runners-up in the World Cup and European champions in 1988.Their tactical and technical roots, inspired by the late and great Johan Cruyff, make them one of the most unique nations in the game – and now, women’s football is enjoying that.At the moment, the Women’s World Cup is the USA’s stage and very rarely in France has it looked like the trophy would not be theirs once this 2019 edition came to an end.But the Netherlands are here now. Nine of their 23 players at this tournament were 25 or under. They have reached two finals in two years – and the World Cup final in just their second appearance at the tournament.Throw their football philosophy and history into the mix, as well as a young, exciting coach like Wiegman, and everyone should be excited.And as the pockets of orange proudly waved their tricolour flags in the final moments of this showpiece, it was clear – they know this will not be their only shot at World Cup glory.
ESPNStar Oklahoma tailback Rodney Anderson left Saturday’s contest against UCLA with an apparent knee injury. Anderson went down late in the first quarter and immediately grabbed at his right knee.The junior running back limped to the sideline where he was attended to by Oklahoma’s training staff before exiting to the locker room. Former Oklahoma fullback J.D. Runnels updated Anderson’s status at halftime of the game.Runnels said “It’s not good y’all,” and asked for thoughts for the star running back.Here’s his tweet.Thoughts for Rod. It’s not good yall— Mr. O.K. Preps (@Just_JD38) September 8, 2018This certainly isn’t the news Oklahoma fans were hoping for after Anderson left the game. Anderson exploded during the 2017 season, rushing for more than 1,000 yards.During Week 1 action against FAU, Anderson needed just five carries to eclipse 100 yards when he raced for touchdown runs of 65 and 30 yards.Oklahoma currently holds a 21-7 lead over UCLA at the half. Quarterback Kyler Murray has been dominant in his second-consecutive game.
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 31: Jalen Hurts #2 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts after a touchdown against the Washington Huskies during the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Jalen Hurts has played well in backup duty for Alabama so far this season, but the Crimson Tide are clearly rolling with Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback moving forward.Alabama head coach Nick Saban said after the Week 1 win over Louisville that Tua was going to be the starter. Jalen, meanwhile, would be used when necessary.“I think everybody knows that Tua’s going to start this game, and we’re going to use Jalen’s skill set in the future to help however we feel that he can benefit the team,” Saban said.“And I just want to be clear with everyone that I have done this in the past where we don’t say who the starter’s going to be for the first game, and we give both quarterbacks an opportunity to play in the game, which is exactly what we did in this game. Not a whole lot different than what we’ve done in the past, aight. So, now we know and you know.”What does this mean for Hurts’ future at Alabama? Well, questions are already swirling.Hurts can graduate after the 2018 season and transfer somewhere else for the 2019 season. He’d be able to play right away and could have two years of eligibility remaining (if he redshirts this year).One college football analyst has named four schools potential options for Hurts when it comes to a graduate transfer.“Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts: Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offense Auburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama move Miami – Might be a QB away from the playoff Oklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers.”Possible destinations for Jalen Hurts:Texas – Texas native and would thrive in that offenseAuburn – great scheme fit and the ultimate anti-bama moveMiami – Might be a QB away from the playoffOklahoma – Will be replacing Murray and loves transfers— Mello (@melloesquire) September 8, 2018Tim Tebow had previously speculated that Auburn could be an option for Hurts, too.(Finebaum just deleted the Tweet in which Tim Tebow speculates recklessly about Jalen Hurts transferring to Auburn. Hmm.)— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) September 7, 2018Alabama, meanwhile, is set to take on Ole Miss today. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field alongside his wife Shelley after his team won 45-24 against the Oklahoma Sooners at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Urban Meyer returned to Ohio State’s football program in full-time capacity today. The Buckeyes’ head coach was suspended for the first three games of the season. He returns to the sideline on Saturday against Tulane.Much has been said about Urban Meyer’s return to Ohio State. Everyone seemed to have an opinion on what the head coach said during his near-hour long press conference this afternoon.Shortly after the press conference, Urban Meyer’s oldest daughter, Nicki, posted a heartfelt tweet.“Family is everything.”Family is everything. pic.twitter.com/O9GLUhzDu8— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) September 17, 2018Of course, there were critics responding to this tweet. Urban Meyer’s other daughter, GiGi, responded to one of them:Praying for you. https://t.co/15YR8itTis— Gigi Meyer (@GG_40) September 17, 2018Urban Meyer will have his family there supporting him when he returns to the Ohio State sideline on Saturday.The Buckeyes are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T. on BTN.
PISCATAWAY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 01: Members of the Texas State Bobcats run off the field before the game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)The college football coaching carousel is starting to spin a little faster, after Week 12.Kansas has already filled its job. Les Miles has officially been announced as the next Jayhawks head coach.This morning, Colorado fired Mike MacIntyre two years removed from a 10-win season and trip to the Pac-12 championship game. MacIntyre’s team has lost six straight since a 5-0 start to the year, and is at risk of another missed bowl.Now, a Group of Five job is opening up, with Texas State making a decision on its embattled coach.According to Football Scoop, Texas State has fired Everett Withers.Withers is in his third year in San Marcos, and has really struggled to get things going for the young Sun Belt club.After a pair of 2-10 seasons, the Bobcats are 3-8 this season. According to the report, he will not finish out the year.Withers (per our sources) will not coach the final game. He’s done at Texas Statehttps://t.co/dV9tUyKXN8— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) November 18, 2018The Bobcats lost Saturday’s game to Troy, 12-7.Withers was a very successful head coach at the FCS level, winning 18 games in two years at James Madison before takng over the Bobcats. He also went 7-6 in one year as interim head coach at North Carolina, after the 2011 dismissal of Butch Davis just ahead of the season.In between that season and the JMU gig, he was on Urban Meyer’s Ohio State staff for two seasons as assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator.[Football Scoop]
ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to pass in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the 2018 SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit has reacted to what we’re seeing in the SEC Championship Game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 4 Georgia.The College GameDay analyst is as impressed with the Bulldogs as everyone else is.Herbstreit has taken to Twitter to praise Georgia and its star quarterback, Jake Fromm, for today’s performance.“Fromm’s body language and facial expressions looks like a guy that spent a lot of time prepping for a semester final exam and knows EVERY answer to EVERY question. Props to Jake and OC Jim Chaney!!” he tweeted.Fromm’s body language and facial expressions looks like a guy that spent a lot of time prepping for a semester final exam and knows EVERY answer to EVERY question. Props to Jake and OC Jim Chaney!!— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 1, 2018Georgia is currently leading Alabama, 28-14, in the second half.What does this mean for the College Football Playoff?Herbstreit believes both Alabama and Georgia could still make it in…If Bama wins close game1-Bama2-Clemson 3-ND4-UGAIf UGA wins1-Clemson2-UGA3-Bama4-NDIf Bama blows UGA out1-Bama2-Clemson 3-ND4-OU/OSU debate.— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 1, 2018There’s still plenty of football to be played, though.Alabama and Georgia are playing on CBS.
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Everyone is making the same joke about Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh following Urban Meyer’s decision to retire from coaching after Ohio State’s Rose Bowl game against Washington on New Year’s Day.The joke: Harbaugh finally has a chance to beat Ohio State.Even a major Michigan newspaper, the Detroit Free-Press, is getting in on the fun.“Merry Christmas, Jim Harbaugh! Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is retiring,” the newspaper wrote this morning.Merry Christmas, Jim Harbaugh! Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is retiring. My instant column https://t.co/TEMxDp3VLv via @freepsports— Jeff Seidel (@seideljeff) December 4, 2018While jokes are being made, there’s a serious side to this Harbaugh story, too.Michigan and its head coach have no more excuses – he has to beat Ohio State.Yahoo! Sports’ Dan Wetzel summed this up, too:“Urban Meyer lifted the Big Ten up even as he completely dominated it. The champ is gone. No excuses now for Harbaugh, Franklin and the others,” he wrote.Urban Meyer lifted the Big Ten up even as he completely dominated it. The champ is gone. No excuses now for Harbaugh, Franklin and the others. https://t.co/J6VGecOx9k— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 4, 2018Meyer went 7-0 against Michigan and led Ohio State to three Big Ten championships over the last five seasons.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)There’s been a lot of talk about Kyler Murray’s 2019 plans over the past couple of weeks, with the Oklahoma quarterback being named a potential first-round pick in the NFL Draft.Murray, of course, was a top 10 pick in the 2018 MLB Draft and had previously said that he’d play the 2018 college football season and then head to the minor leagues.The Oklahoma quarterback’s baseball agent, Scott Boras, has maintained that that’s what he’ll be doing.“We negotiated a baseball contract provision allowing him to play COLLEGE football for 1 year…” Boras said, per Jon Heyman. “He is grateful & will honor agreement w/A’s & wants to be great MLB player. While every player would like to do both he understands why he’s focusing on baseball.”Today, Murray was once again asked about his plans.The Oklahoma quarterback made a definitive statement.“As of right now, I’m going to play baseball,” Murray told reporters. “That’s about it.”Murray gets the NFL/MLB question again: “As of right now, I’m going to play baseball. That’s about it.”— Guerin Emig (@GuerinEmig) December 12, 2018Murray has at least one more big college football game to play. The Oklahoma quarterback is set to face Alabama in the College Football Playoff.Alabama and Oklahoma are set to kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on Dec. 29.
LUBBOCK, TX – OCTOBER 18: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during game action against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 34-21.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)Kliff Kingsbury is set to be officially introduced as the Arizona Cardinals’ next head coach today. The former Texas Tech head coach/USC offensive coordinator accepted the job on Tuesday.The former college football head coach is reportedly interested in bringing a college football head coach with him to the NFL.Texas State’s head coach, Jake Spavital, is reportedly a candidate for Arizona’s offensive coordinator position.Spavital and Kingsbury coached together at Houston.The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman is reporting the news.“SOURCES: The Arizona Cardinals have interest in #TexasState head coach Jake Spavital for the offensive coordinator job under Kliff Kingsbury. (They coached together at Houston.),” he reports.SOURCES: The Arizona Cardinals have interest in #TexasState head coach Jake Spavital for the offensive coordinator job under Kliff Kingsbury. (They coached together at Houston.)— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 9, 2019Hiring USC’s offensive coordinator as your head coach and then Texas State’s head coach as your offensive coordinator would be quite a move for an NFL franchise.These are the NFL times we’re living in, though.Stay tuned.
SANTA CLARA, CA – JANUARY 07: Raekwon Davis #99 of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during the fourth quarter against the Clemson Tigersin the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)One of the best defensive linemen in college football finally announced his NFL draft decision on Wednesday night. Alabama star Raekwon Davis played in what would potentially be his final game with the Tide on Monday night against Clemson.Davis doesn’t want his collegiate career to end with a 44-16 blowout loss in the title game. He took to Twitter on Wednesday night to reveal he’s coming back to Alabama for one more year.“I have a lot of unfinished business on the field and in the classroom as I work to finish my degree. So with that said, after talking to my family, and a lot of prayer, I have decided to return to Alabama for my senior season. I can’t wait to get back on the field with this family, and finish what we started. Roll Tide!” Davis said on Twitter.pic.twitter.com/VWx9KB4zuV— Raekwon Davis (@Raekwondavis_99) January 9, 2019Davis projected as a first-round pick in the 2019 draft, but he’ll put the NFL on the back-burner to play for the Tide once more.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 01: Christian Hackenberg #5 of the New York Jets watches from the sidelines during the second half of their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)One of the most intriguing prospects in the new Alliance of American Football league, former Penn State star and NFL bust Christian Hackenberg, got his first start as a professional football player with the Memphis Express today.But if his performance against the Birmingham Iron is any indication, the Jets, Raiders, Eagles, and Bengals all had a very good reason for getting rid of him so quickly.After just one half of play in the AAF, Hackenberg’s numbers are fairly abysmal.He is currently 3-of-11 for 20 yards and an interception. In the NFL, those numbers would come out to a passer rating of 1.7 per Pro-Football-Reference.Christian Hackenberg’s halftime stats in his first start with Memphis of the AAF pic.twitter.com/btoVfOZdyD— Mike Poorman (@PSUPoorman) February 10, 2019Hackenberg was a star with the Nittany Lions, leading them to a bowl win over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl while putting up record-breaking numbers for the school.He wound up being taken by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, but failed to see any action in two years with the team.In the 2018 offseason, the Jets traded him to the Oakland Raiders, who cut him less than a month later.After signed and later cut by the Philadelphia Eagles in pre-season, he wound up on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, where he was later cut in November.The Memphis Express drafted Hackenberg No. 14 overall in the 2019 AAF Quarterback Draft.
Well and goodThe global wellness trends signal a shift towards holistic healing, both of the mind and body.advertisement Next India Today Spice New Delhi January 10, 2019 ISSUE DATE: January 21, 2019UPDATED: January 10, 2019 16:29 IST Holistic nutrition is big.The wellness industry is currently booming. One of the major reasons for this is that we have gone back about 50 years in many aspects of nutrition and lifestyle. We are now suffering the consequences of our excesses and are searching for answers for optimal health. Here are some ofThe wellness industry is currently booming. One of the major reasons for this is that we have gone back about 50 years in many aspects of nutrition and lifestyle. We are now suffering the consequences of our excesses and are searching for answers for optimal health. Here are some of the major wellness trends that I have seen emerging in the last few years.Holistic nutrition is bigWhile there is a huge interest in the food and pharmaceutical industry, very few take interest in finding out which is the best path to wellness. There are too many mixed messages about what is healthy and what isn’t. We have a huge number of people who think they are suffering from a genetic or chronic illness but they don’t relate it with a lifestyle problem. They think they take care of themselves. “I eat healthy. I go to the gym,” they say. But upon investigation it’s often found that they are not living an optimal life. There is research in the nutritional habits of people in countries where a significant number of people live for more than 100 years and it has been found that 90 per cent of their diet is fat-based with fish being eaten less than three times a week, meat less than five times a month, no dairy, lots of cereals, vegetables, grains and nuts with tea and water being the beverage of choice. This also aligns with what the Harvard Medical School has described as the ideal food pyramid and the Mediterranean and Japanese diets which are followed in countries with the highest life expectancy.advertisementStarving is not sustainableCreating a diet that is attractive but effective is important. Starving and suffering never work in the long run. We believe that for someone to make a change in their life, whether it be diet or exercise, it should be tempting and sustainable enough for the person to want to incorporate it in their life. People will only make a couple of changes and they start to experience the benefit of these changes which leads them to make healthier changes. It is important to listen to your body, as it will give off warning alarms to signal when something is amiss.Technology boosts wellnessNew research and tech allows us to make significant improvements in health recommendations. Bio-energetic medicine allows us to test energy, look for energy blockages and imbalances and give very precise results. It’s helpful in designing lifestyle recommendations. We also have advances in genetic testing which allow us to determine and examine premature ageing, which organs are ageing faster than others and why. The latest non-invasive aesthetic medicine like infiltrations are also giving excellent results. There are tests to determine your level of concentration, relaxation and mindfulness which help personalise wellness techniques. A ground breaking technique developed by NASA and Harvard also allow us to increase brain activity through a neuro-feedback helmet that has been giving remarkable results. The LED light pulses in the helmet help lower depression, anxiety and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.Shifting perceptionsThere is also a change in the way people view wellness. Earlier, a wellness getaway was considered the bastion of people with some free time to kill. The majority of people who seek wellness now are decision makers, CEOs, heads of government, members of royal families, elite sports people and top models among others. Essentially these are people who, when they have free time, would like to make it count by improving their vitality, resetting and becoming a better version of themselves. As people care more about being healthy, the wellness industry will undergo a paradigm shift.By Alejandro Bataller The author is the Vice-President of the award winning SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain.You’ve reached your article limitSign in to keep reading India TodaySign inSign up NOW to get:Premium content on Aaj Tak HD ChannelUnrestricted access to India Today magazine contentGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byshweta keshri Tags :Follow Holistic healing