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on Friday, January 31, 2014

ACG International School Jakarta Expands its Secondary Programme

on Thursday, January 30, 2014
ACG Jakarta is pleased to announce the expansion of its secondary programme for the 2013 - 2014 academic year.
Year 12 starts in August 2013 and Year 13 the following year, offering the Cambridge International AS and A levels.




How Much Exercise Do I Really Need?

Everyone needs to move their bodies to stay healthy. Find out how much is enough.

Most healthy people should aim for at least 30 minutes, five times a week, of moderately intense activity such as brisk walking, plus 10 to 15 minutes or so of strength-training (digging in your garden counts) 2 or 3 days a week. This is enough exercise to help you lower your risk for health conditions like high blood pressure, stroke, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, and osteoporosis, and to prevent the natural loss of muscle mass that slows metabolism and contributes to weight gain in your thirties, forties, fifties, and beyond.

If you’re trying to lose weight, more activity is better. An hour or even 90 minutes of moderate exercise, or 1/2 hour of vigorous activity such as jogging, strenuous aerobics, or fast-paced cycling, is ideal. Of course, anything you do is better than nothing, and consistency counts. Fitting in 30 minutes most days of the week, even in 10-minute bursts, is better than playing the weekend warrior by overdoing it once or twice a week.

If you’re the type that just doesn’t enjoy going to the gym or using a treadmill, choose an activity you enjoy that you can do for 10 to 30 minutes or longer and that raises your heart rate. This could be dancing, playing tennis, chopping enough wood to heat your house for the winter, or lining up strenuous yard work or housework that feels like a workout.


Banana Cake (Procedure Text)

Quick and easy to prepare using basic ingredients, this cake makes a healthy snack for hungry children just back from school, and is a handy addition to lunch boxes. It's best made with very ripe bananas, so it's a good way of using up bananas that are past their best.

2 large ripe bananas about 400 g in total, weighed with their skins on
1 2⁄3 cup (250 g) self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄4 cup (55 g) firmly packed soft brown sugar
100 ml sunflower oil
100 ml low-fat milk
2 eggs
1 cup (125 g) sultanas
1  Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2  Grease an 18 cm round deep cake tin and line the bottom with baking paper. Peel the bananas, then mash with a fork. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Whisk together the oil, milk and eggs and add to the flour mixture. Stir in the sultanas and mashed bananas, then pour the mixture into the prepared tin.

3  Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the cake is well risen and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

4  Leave to cool for 15 minutes, then loosen the edge of the cake with a knife and turn it out onto a wire rack to cool completely. The cake can be kept in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


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