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Xiaomi Mi Band 5 review: Fitness was an integral part of our lives. Was, is the keyword here. It already seems ages when going to gym was a normal. Few months back treadmills were replaced by cycles and dumbbells started going out of stock from most e-commerce websites. And, like all other trends, these lasted less than Glen Maxwell does on the crease, especially in the IPL. If you are late to the party, then a fitness tracker is a must in the beginner’s kit. Xiaomi has launched one just in time – the Mi Band 5. Priced at Rs 2,499, the band costs marginally (Rs 200) more than the Mi Band 4. So, what do you get for 200 extra bucks and is the Mi Band 5 the budget fitness tracker to buy this festive season? Let’s find out in our review.  

Xiaomi Mi Band 5: Design 

The Mi Band 5 looks very similar to any other fitness band available in the market, both by Xiaomi or others. But who is to blame! What can you possibly do with the design of a fitness band! There is little scope to play around and Xiaomi has tried that by using a bigger and capsule-shaped display.  

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The new fitness band features a 1.1-inch AMOLED full touch display which might be a minute upgrade but makes a major difference in user experience. I have seen my mom and others struggle with the smaller displays on fitness bands. On Mi Band 5, the text and numbers are clearly readable. The brightness is good as well both for indoor and outdoor conditions. The touch control is responsive and makes the band easy to use.  

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Xiaomi has used the basic silicone straps on the Mi Band 5 which seem comfortable even during long usage. At the back, you get the heart rate sensor and charging pins. Now, this feature can leave the room divided. I personally prefer USB charging on fitness bands that don’t require you to carry an additional cable. But, Xiaomi has gone with a magnetic charger. The problem is if you lose it, there is no way of charging the tracker unless you buy a new one. 

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There are unlimited watch faces which you can change using the Mi Fit app. It helps you customize the band experience.  

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 review: Performance  

Xiaomi is offering a number of features on the Mi Band 5. It comes with 11 professional sports modes that track all indoor and outdoor activities like walking, running, Yoga, rowing machine, jump rope and more. All this data is stored in the band as well as on the app. Along with this, the Mi Band 5 also features an improved 24-hour continuous heart rate and sleep monitoring due to the improved PPG

Return of Dubai Fitness Challenge

DUBAI- The Dubai Fitness Challenge, DFC, is all set to return to the city from 30th October to 28th November 2020 to strengthen its spirit of community and inspire residents and visitors to pursue an active lifestyle. Launched in 2017 by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the fourth edition of the Challenge will feature an action-packed calendar of virtual and physical events including sports, health and wellness activities.

DFC 2020 seeks to motivate members of the Dubai community to commit to 30 minutes of activity for 30 days.

Dubai Fitness Challenge has been designed to help people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels improve their health and social well-being and experience a diverse range of physical and virtual fitness, sports and exercise programmes. Public health and safety will remain paramount throughout DFC, with all physical events strictly following preventive regulations outlined by the Dubai government, including social distancing, safety precautions and hygiene and sanitisation guidelines.

Inviting members of the Dubai community as well as government entities, businesses and schools to take on the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said, “The return of Dubai Fitness Challenge is a testament to the emirate’s resilience and its commitment to rebuild a stronger and happier society by embracing the benefits of fitness and wellness habits. When we create the right habits and make them a part of our lives, we have the opportunity to truly transform ourselves.

“Dubai is a city that recognises the importance of physical, mental and social well-being, and constantly strives to provide everyone opportunities for an active lifestyle. All it takes for you to succeed is an unyielding pledge to enjoy 30 minutes of activity for 30 days. I challenge each and every one of you to embrace your fitness journey and make a difference in your life. Together, let’s make the UAE the most active country in the world.” The Dubai Fitness Challenge is committed to creating a safe environment for everyone to be physically active. DFC’s programme of events and activities ensures Dubai’s residents and visitors can stay committed to their health and wellness in both safe, socially distanced settings and from the comfort of their homes. Encompassing all preferences, this year’s programme of events and activities expands its focus from a purely physical approach to a holistic perspective to empower everyone to embark on their own unique fitness journey.

Recognising the importance of fostering a virtual support network to encourage the whole city to keep moving wherever they are, whenever they can, DFC 2020 will have a special focus on at-home sessions with the return of its “Find Your 30” virtual content hub on www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com. The free-to-access, one-stop destination will host a wide range of fitness content for all ages and abilities, while providing inspiration and trusted information for users to craft their individualised fitness programmes.

Participants can explore workout videos, 30-day exercise programmes, discipline challenges, healthy

Peloton and Planet Fitness Pumped for Pandemic Workouts. Here’s Why.

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Macquarie analyst Paul Golding sees double-digit upside for upscale exercise-bike maker Peloton and low-cost gym chain Planet Fitness.


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The Covid-19 pandemic has closed gyms, pushing consumers to work out at home. But an analyst at Macquarie is bullish on both

Peloton Interactive

and

Planet Fitness.

Peloton stock (ticker: PTON) has soared to new highs, rocketing 368% so far in 2020. With gyms were closed, Peloton sales soared as consumers poneyed up for the company’s premium exercise bike and $39-a-month connected fitness subscription. At the same time, Planet Fitness stock (PLNT) fell 15%.

Macquarie analyst Paul Golding has Outperform ratings on both stocks. On Tuesday, he raised his Peloton price target to $150, and maintained a $78 price target on Planet Fitness. That represents 13% and 23% respective upside for the stocks.

Golding thinks Peloton is a good value for consumers, at the price of about three SoulCycle classes a month. He thinks the company’s can leverage its value and bundle equipment. He also thinks it could acquire an athleisure brand or develop a strength platform either by issuing more shares or using liquidity on hand, if the company wants to own the broader fitness category.

Consumers can get a Peloton bike for about $49 a month, the Peloton Treadmill at about $64 a month, and the membership at $39 a month. He thinks an additional $8 a month for a bench and weights could help boost retention. Such a scenario highlights the trouble Peloton could spell for gyms. Golding expects membership cancellations to hit midtier and high-end gyms, boutique gyms, and studios.

But if consumers combine Peloton’s at-home instruction with a low-cost gym membership, Planet Fitness could actually stand out, according to Golding.

“Enter Planet Fitness—with its almost 2,100 stores and Black Card reciprocity, and with a 50% gym membership rate across Peloton subscribers as an example across in-home platforms, we think Planet Fitness is poised to become the de facto bricks-and-mortar gym for many looking to diversify their fitness offerings,” Golding wrote. “And of course, reciprocity comes by virtue of being open and well capitalized.”

Pointing to industrywide struggles, Golding thinks Planet Fitness can benefit from consolidation.

“We think certain swaths of the competitive landscape like midtier gyms as well as boutiques and studios are likely to be affected by the secular shifts toward virtual fitness, leaving fewer brick -and-mortar alternatives to Planet domestically (especially at these price-points), and leaving more real estate available for Planet franchisees to take advantage of,” he wrote.

In Tuesday morning trading, Peloton stock is down about 1% to $131.90, while Planet Fitness stock is flat.

Write to Connor Smith at [email protected]

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Get the new Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness watch for $38

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The Mi Band 5 recently hit US shores. You can get one for just $38.  


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The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has arrived in the US, bringing a wealth of impressive features to your wrist on the cheap. How impressive and how cheap? Let’s start with the latter: Walmart has the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 for $38. That’s a couple bucks below the last time I shared this deal and the lowest price I’ve seen yet. Note that it’s being offered via a third-party seller, not Walmart proper.

The Mi Band 5’s predecessor, the Mi Band 4, was already a pretty solid product, selling for around $35 and standing toe-to-toe with the pricier Fitbit Inspire HR

The water-resistant Mi Band 5 features a 1.1-inch color AMOLED display (just slightly larger than the Mi Band 4’s), heart rate and oxygen sensors, dozens of animated watch faces, a magnetic charge cord and a 14-day battery.

That battery represents a bit of a downgrade, as the Mi Band 4 was rated for up to 20 days — though two weeks is still pretty fantastic. The Mi Band 5 adds several new sport modes, however, bringing the total to 11. It also adds menstrual tracking.

Although CNET’s US team has to yet to do a full-on review of the product, CNET en Español covered the Mi Band 5 back in August. You can use Google Translate to read an English version of that review. Verdict: “Interesting new features that together with its low price make it a great choice for those who want to start taking care of themselves.”

If you’ve already bought the new wearable, hit the comments and let me know what you think of it!

First published earlier this year. Updated to reflect new sale price and availability.


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Fitness Innovator Teams with Leading Fitness Platform to Enhance Customer Training Experience with In-App Exercise Programs

LITTLE CANADA, Minn., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As fitness app usage soars, with over 84 million consumers using apps in the US alone, Dragon Door announced they would be making their best-selling fitness content available on the TriadXP fitness platform and TriadXP.com.  Dragon Door will use TriadXP to convert their exercise routines into in-app workouts that are performed with the TriadXP app. The app’s voice and visual cues walk exercisers through all exercise routines guiding them on what to do, when, how many, or for how long. With guidance and tracking, customers  enhance their training experience and improve workout efficiency. And, since the TriadXP mobile fitness app tracks the user’s performance as they workout with minimal effort on the users part, it eliminates the need for other apps or pen and paper to track results.

“TriadXP supports virtually any kind of workout,” said John Du Cane, CEO of Dragon Door Publications. “As fitness innovators, we know that long-term results are usually the result of consistent goal setting and the consistent measurement of results. You get what you measure for, and the measurement motivates you to maintain your progress. In that regard, we see TriadXP as the perfect solution to help our customers optimize their workout results.”

Addressing the need for home-based and callisthenic workouts, the bestselling 16-week Get Strong program from fitness gurus Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo will be the first program launched.

Dragon Door, credited with launching the modern kettlebell movement, is a publisher and online fitness retailer and provides advanced training and certification for fitness instructors. When searching for a partner who would provide the requisite technology platform from content conversion thru mobile app, Dragon Door found their answer with TriadXP. TriadXP knows fitness technology and delivers an optimal workout experience for a fitness enthusiast. The easy-to-use mobile fitness app and its versatility were critical in the decision. Equally important was TriadXP’s AI-driven conversion tools, which quickly convert content without needing any technical knowledge at Dragon Door.

“We are excited to partner with a leader like Dragon Door,” said Mike Elia, CEO of Triad Fitness Group. “They have a lot of great content, and we know their users will find it easier to work out and perform their routines on our TriadXP app.”

About Dragon Door Publications
Dragon Door Publications is a publisher of innovative fitness content that offers effective, safe, and proven methods for maintaining a high level of health and physical performance over the long-term. The company is best known for having launched the modern kettlebell movement in 2001. Learn more at www.dragondoor.com

About TriadXP.com
TriadXP.com, a fitness content platform from Triad Fitness Group, provides services and technology to allow content providers to convert text-based programs and related exercise imagery and videos into in-app exercise programs to be performed and tracked with the TriadXP mobile app. The app is free and compatible with iOS and Android devices. TriadXP is making workouts better for everyone. Learn more at www.triadxp.com

Contact: John Du

2,000 free sessions on offer under month long Dubai Fitness Challenge starting October 30

Hamdan in DFC
Sheikh Hamdan participating in the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2019. Sheikh Hamdan on Tuesday challenges each and every one in the city to embrace fitness journey and make a difference in life.
Image Credit: instagram.com/Faz3

Dubai: Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC) is set to return from October 30 to 28 November to inspire residents and visitors to pursue an active lifestyle by committing to 30 minutes of activity daily for 30 days.

Launched in 2017 by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, the fourth edition of the challenge will feature a calendar of virtual and physical events including sports, health and wellness activities.

Fitness for all age groups

DFC has been designed to help people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels improve their health and social well-being and experience a diverse range of physical and virtual fitness, sports and exercise programmes. Public health and safety will remain paramount throughout DFC, with all physical events strictly following preventive regulations outlined by the Dubai government, including social distancing, safety precautions and hygiene and sanitisation guidelines against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transform

Inviting members of the Dubai community as well as government entities, businesses and schools to take on the Dubai Fitness Challenge 2020, Shaikh Hamdan said: “The return of Dubai Fitness Challenge is a testament to the emirate’s resilience and its commitment to rebuild a stronger and happier society by embracing the benefits of fitness and wellness habits. When we create the right habits and make them a part of our lives, we have the opportunity to truly transform ourselves.

“Dubai is a city that recognises the importance of physical, mental and social well-being, and constantly strives to provide everyone opportunities for an active lifestyle. All it takes for you to succeed is an unyielding pledge to enjoy 30 minutes of activity for 30 days. I challenge each and every one of you to embrace your fitness journey and make a difference in your life. Together, let’s make the UAE the most active country in the world.”

At-home sessions

DFC 2020 will have a special focus on at-home sessions with the return of its ‘Find Your 30’ virtual content hub on its website. The free-to-access, one-stop destination will host a wide range of fitness content for all ages and abilities, while providing inspiration and trusted information for users to craft their individualised fitness programmes. Participants can explore workout videos, 30-day exercise programmes, discipline challenges, healthy recipes, health and wellness articles, vlogs, educational videos for children, and much more from leading experts in the fitness and health industry. The hub will also provide easy access to DFC’s events and sessions, ensuring participants can navigate their personal fitness journeys both during the Challenge and beyond.

The hub will also feature ‘City is a Gym’, a virtual map spanning 30 locations across the city where individuals can exercise for free without any equipment. Upon arrival at each location, participants will be able to

Fitness Innovator Teams with Leading Fitness Platform to Enhance Customer Training Experience with In-App Exercise Programs | Nachricht

LITTLE CANADA, Minn., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —As fitness app usage soars, with over 84 million consumers using apps in the US alone, Dragon Door announced they would be making their best-selling fitness content available on the TriadXP fitness platform and TriadXP.com. Dragon Door will use TriadXP to convert their exercise routines into in-app workouts that are performed with the TriadXP app. The app’s voice and visual cues walk exercisers through all exercise routines guiding them onwhat to do, when, how many, or for how long. With guidance and tracking, customers enhance their training experience and improve workout efficiency. And, since the TriadXP mobile fitness app tracks the user’s performance as they workout with minimal effort on the users part, it eliminates the need for other apps or pen and paper to track results.

Dragon Door Publications

“TriadXP supports virtually any kind of workout,” said John Du Cane, CEO of Dragon Door Publications. “As fitness innovators, we know that long-term results are usually the result of consistent goal setting and the consistent measurement of results. You get what you measure for, and the measurement motivates you to maintain your progress. In that regard, we see TriadXP as the perfect solution to help our customers optimize their workout results.”

Addressing the need for home-based and callisthenic workouts, the bestselling 16-week Get Strongprogram from fitness gurus Al Kavadlo and Danny Kavadlo will be the first program launched.

Dragon Door,credited with launching the modern kettlebell movement, is a publisher and online fitness retailer and provides advanced training and certification for fitness instructors. When searching for a partner who would provide the requisite technology platform from content conversion thru mobile app, Dragon Door found their answer with TriadXP. TriadXP knows fitness technology and delivers an optimal workout experience for a fitness enthusiast. The easy-to-use mobile fitness app and its versatility were critical in the decision. Equally important was TriadXP’s AI-driven conversion tools, which quickly convert content without needing any technical knowledge at Dragon Door.

“We are excited to partner with a leader like Dragon Door,” said Mike Elia, CEO of Triad Fitness Group. “They have a lot of great content, and we know their users will find it easier to work out and perform their routines on our TriadXP app.”

About Dragon Door Publications
Dragon Door Publications is a publisher of innovative fitness content that offers effective, safe, and proven methods for maintaining a high level of health and physical performance over the long-term. The company is best known for having launched the modern kettlebell movement in 2001. Learn more at www.dragondoor.com

About TriadXP.com
TriadXP.com, a fitness content platform from Triad Fitness Group, provides services and technology to allow content providers to convert text-based programs and related exercise imagery and videos into in-app exercise programs to be performed and tracked with the TriadXP mobile app. The app is free and compatible with iOS and Android devices. TriadXP is making workouts better for everyone. Learn more at www.triadxp.com

Contact: John Du Cane
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Be Fit? An ETF for Health & Fitness

The Global X Health & Wellness Thematic ETF (BFIT) seeks to harness the effects of changing consumer lifestyles by investing in companies geared toward promoting physical activity and well-being, asserts Jim Woods, editor of The Deep Woods.

The fund aims to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the Indxx Global Health & Wellness Thematic Index.

BFIT enables investors to access high-growth potential through companies at the leading edge of a long-term, health and wellness trend affecting multiple sectors of the global economy.

Composition of the ETF transcends classic sector, industry and geographic classifications by tracking an emerging theme. In a single trade, BFIT delivers access to dozens of companies with high exposure to the health and wellness sector.

Only 41% of the fund’s portfolio is invested in U.S. companies. BFIT’s other holdings are in foreign emerging markets. This strategy reflects that many industry powerhouses are based elsewhere.

For example, Puma SE and Adidas AG are headquartered in Germany; Shimano and Asics Corp. are in Japan and Fila Holdings Corp. is in South Korea. 

This exchange-traded fund provides diversification domestically and across the globe. Better yet, no individual stock represents more than 4% of the portfolio. The fund has $19.6 million in assets under management, a 0.35% average spread and 58 holdings.

BFIT currently trades around $23 and has a 0.55% dividend yield. The fund has been growing steadily since its inception in May 2016. It is up more than 50% since then, and with an increasing interest in healthy living and general wellness, the fund looks poised to continue growing higher.

The health and wellness ETF tracks an index of equities from companies that promote physical well-being. Its universe of holdings includes small-, mid- and large-cap public companies from developed countries that earn the majority of their revenue from the market niche or whose stated business objective relates to good physical health.

Health and wellness crosses the sector boundaries found in traditional classification systems to include nutrition and weight loss, nutritional supplements, fitness equipment and apparel, among others.

BFIT has a high expense ratio (0.75%) in comparison to other exchange-traded funds and, as a health and wellness fund, has a very different investment strategy than others in this segment.

I urge interested investors to exercise their own due diligence in deciding whether this fund fits personal portfolio goals and risk tolerance.

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Former downtown London fitness studio to become city’s first ‘zero waste’ grocery store

London’s grocery scene will be a little greener in November with the opening of the city’s first and only “zero waste” grocery store in the city’s downtown. 

The couple behind the store is Heenal Rajani and Kara Rijnen, who own Reimagine Co. the city’s first “waste-free” store. Their grocery venture, Reimagine Gorceries, will be located inside a building that once housed a former fitness studio located at 206 Piccadilly Street just off Richmond Row and will be based on a similar philosophy. 

Rajani told CBC News Monday that the store will sell all of its goods in bulk. 

“Rather than just grab a package of rice and throw it into your cart, you’ll actually be able to choose. ‘Will I need this whole kilo of rice or maybe I just need half a kilo?”

“You’re not going to be dictated to based on package size. You can grab as much or as little as you want.” 

He said it means customers will have to remember to bring their own Tupperware, jam jars or reusable bags and if they forget, the store offers its own reusable containers on-site. 

“You can bring containers from home or we’ll have containers there that you can pay a small deposit on.”

“You wash them and bring them back or we sanitize them with a commercial dishwasher, so that way the containers are going to be used 10 to 1,000 times.” 

The store was made possible after Rajani and Rijnen launched a crowdsourcing campaign last month, quickly surpassing their $50,000 goal and increasing it to $75,000. In the end, the couple raised more than $88,000 thanks to the donations of more than 865 supporters. 

Rajani said the 865 people who donated to the cause will be reimbursed once the store opens with the equivalent of their donation as pre-purchased groceries. 

The exact date of the grand opening hasn’t been determined yet because there is still plenty of work to be done on-site to get the store ready, including renovations, permits and installing commercial appliances. 

The only real hitch, Rajani said, is making sure everyone who contributed and anyone who’s curious doesn’t show up all at the same time. 

“What we don’t want is for all 865 people to show up on opening day. That’s not something we would be able to handle, but we will be continuing to communicate through our social media channels to let people know how we’re going to be opening.”

“Maybe it will be a soft opening, where we’ll open for a couple of hours on the first day and gradually bring that up.” he said.

“It’s such a new concept.” 

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DC gyms and fitness studios adapt, hope for mild weather or close for good as winter nears

D.C. gyms and fitness studios have been faced with a daunting realization: winter is coming. See how they are making changes, building workout pods, opening new facilities and also closing for good due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Students joined Betsy Poos of Realignment Studio on Capitol Hill for one of the last yoga classes before the studio closes at the end of October. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

WTOP/Dan Friedell

Marcus Lowe leads a class at Cut Seven’s new location off 14th Street NW. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

WTOP/Dan Friedell

Election Studio, on H Street NE., has built individual workout pods hoping that students will come back to spinning classes this winter. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

Courtesy Candice Geller

Reggie Smith, the co-owner of BOOMBOX, has been leading classes on the roof of Union Market during the pandemic. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

Courtesy Reggie Smith

Chris and Alex Perrin, who own Cut Seven, leased and renovated a new space so they could run a hybrid indoor/outdoor class out of an old auto garage. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

WTOP/Dan Friedell

Betsy Poos will continue leading online classes during the winter, as will her studio’s teachers, even though Realignment Studio will close at the end of October. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

WTOP/Dan Friedell

David Guisao leads a BOOMBOX class on the roof of Union Market. Reggie Smith said he hopes people are willing to come back and exercise indoors when it gets cold outside. (WTOP/Dan Friedell)

Courtesy Reggie Smith

When the coronavirus pandemic swept across North America in March, it closed schools, businesses, restaurants and fitness centers, forcing many people to work from home and limit their mixing in society.

There was one silver lining: the weather, while brisk and blustery some of the time, was generally good, and getting better. It made exercising outside tolerable, and even appealing most days.

While many people continued their fitness programs over the last seven months with Zoom classes or dripping sweat on a treadmill or Peloton bike indoors, many moved outside.

Lured by good weather in the spring and fall, some people even survived the sultriest days by working out early in the morning or late in the evening.

But now, winter is coming.

What will fitness studios and gyms, many of which have moved workouts outside, do at the end of October as days get shorter and frigid mornings make it harder for clients to peel back the blankets and get out of bed?

For the owners of four D.C. independent fitness studios, there are four distinct choices: invest in a new studio that supports a hybrid indoor/outdoor workout; encourage athletes to come back indoors while working out in masks and maintaining their distance; build individual workout “pods” separated by a frame and plastic sheeting; or, sadly, decide to shut down for good.

For Chris and Alex Perrin, the husband and wife team who own Cut Seven, a facility that offers an intense, boot-camp style workout in Logan Circle, the pandemic put on hold expansion plans, moved classes outside onto a D.C. school’s soccer field, and