Vitamin and mineral supplementation continues to be a contentious issue amongst health professionals. The common catch-cry of the medical community is that vitamins and minerals are adequately available from our food. It’s hard to appreciate the credibility of this advice, when it is delivered from a profession that receives negligible nutrition training. In Australia, this claim contrasts in stark hypocrisy against laws prescribing the mandatory fortification of bread with thiamine and salt with iodine. The inconvenient reality is that food ‘ain’t what it used to be. Whilst sustainable agricultural practices such as biodynamic farming aim to restore our soils to health, we have considerable work to do before this option is universally adopted and available to everyone. Thanks to our current insidious exposure to environmental pollutants, we may also require higher doses of nutrients than any of our predecessors. Whole Food vs Synthetic Supplements Designing a Supplement Program
SPEEDO LZR RACER - the world's fastest swimsuitRyan Lochte (USA) swims in the new Speedo LZR RACER Image Gallery (2 images) February 14, 2008 Following three years of research that included input from NASA, tests on more than 100 different fabrics and suit designs and body scans of more than 400 elite swimmers, Speedo has launched its most hydro-dynamically advanced - and fastest - swimsuit to date. The new suit has 10% less passive drag (meaning the drag present when the swimmer is gliding through the water after a dive or turn) than Speedo’s 2004 FASTSKIN FSII and 5% less passive drag than the FASTSKIN FS-PRO® - which has seen 21 swimmers break World Records since its release in March 2007. The specially engineered, highly flexible fabric called LZR PULSE™is ultrasonically welded so as to appear seamless. The LZR RACER’s unique design also provides swimmers with up to 5% more efficiency** in terms of their oxygen intake, enabling them to swim stronger for longer. About the Author Related Articles
ARC :: Assessment Resource CentreInspiring Our Children to Pursue STEM Through the Olympics | Vince BertramThe world's top athletes are competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Their talents and abilities are truly amazing. Their preparation and dedication to their sport and their country are inspiring. No doubt, millions of children watch these athletes with similar dreams of achieving athletic excellence. But as I previously wrote, the likelihood that any child will reach the pinnacle of sports is slim. However, there is great opportunity for our athletically passionate students to continue their love of sports through their careers. From the half pipe to the ice rink and the snowboard to the speed skating suit, STEM experts make the 2014 Winter Games possible. The clothing worn by our athletes is just as intricately designed and manufactured. Engineers also play a vital role in the stadiums, arenas and venues in which our athletes perform. Consider Shaun White and the half pipe. STEM is the foundation of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
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