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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. In addition, folic acid supplementation in pregnant women is a recommended requirement to protect an unborn child from developing spina bifida. But we’re meant to be getting that from our foods, right? 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. Vitamin C

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Grounding: The Overlooked Benefit of Walking Barefoot By Dr. Mercola While still in the vast minority, an increasing number of people are joining the barefoot running trend, throwing their shoes to the wind and letting their feet run free, literally.In the modern world, it might sound "extreme" to give up your shoes, particularly when engaging in an activity as hard on your feet as running, but surrounding your feet with thick cushioning and stiff supports is actually the "new" trend, evolutionarily speaking. Humans Went Without Running Shoes for Millions of Years

VO2 max test Home > Fitness Testing > Tests > Aerobic Endurance > VO2 max The VO2max test is the criterion measure of aerobic power in athletes. Described here is the method to measure VO2max directly by indirect calorimetry. equipment required: Oxygen and carbon dioxide analyzers, ergometer on which workload may be modified, heart rate monitor (optional) and a stopwatch. Expired air may be collected and volume measured via Douglas bags or a Tissot tank, or measured by a pnuemotach or turbine ventilometer. procedure: Exercise is performed on an appropriate ergometer (treadmill, cycle, swim bench etc.).

SPEEDO LZR RACER - the world's fastest swimsuit Ryan 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. Golf advances To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser Folic acid, folate and cancer Even recommended by governments Folic acid (vitamin B-9) is the synthetic form of the naturally occuring folate, a member of the vitamin B family. Folate is almost certainly a crucial vitamin in the prevention of cancer, but our knowledge is still in its infancy. There is some evidence (in colon cancer research) that synthetic folic acid may not provide the benefits of folate fully. Cellular growth We know that folic acid works with vitamin B-12 in the development of new cells in the body.

Dumbbell Exercises Complete with Animated Diagrams Dumbbell exercises form an integral part of most strength training programs. They can be used to develop the various different elements of strength such as maximal strength, hypertrophy or muscle mass, explosive power and strength endurance. Why Free Weights? Free weights such as dumbbells activate smaller stabilizing muscle groups to control the exercise. Resistance machines on the other hand, tend to work muscle groups in very strict planes of movement. The downside of this very strict movement is that while some muscle groups will become significantly stronger, other, smaller muscles are neglected.

Inspiring Our Children to Pursue STEM Through the Olympics  The 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.

How Does Grounding or Earthing Impact Your Health? By Dr. Mercola Do you notice you feel better when you walk barefoot on the Earth? Recent research has explained why this happens.Your immune system functions optimally when your body has an adequate supply of electrons, which are easily and naturally obtained by barefoot contact with the Earth. Research indicates that electrons from the Earth have antioxidant effects that can protect your body from inflammation and its many well-documented health consequences. For most of our evolutionary history, humans have had continuous contact with the Earth.It is only recently that substances such as asphalt, wood, rugs, and plastics have separated us from this contact.It is known that the Earth maintains a negative electrical potential on its surface.

oper Test - 12 minute run to assess your vo2max Testing and measurement are the means of collecting information upon which subsequent performance evaluations and decisions are made but in the analysis we need to bear in mind the factors that may influence the results. Objective The Cooper Test (Cooper 1968)[1] is used to monitor the development of the athlete's aerobic endurance and to obtain an estimate of their VO2 max. Required Resources To undertake this test you will require: 400 metre track Stopwatch Whistle Assistant Experts slam omega-3 link to prostate cancer as 'scaremongering' A raft of industry and academic experts have slammed the publication of a recent study claiming to 'confirm' a link between long-chain omega-3s and an increased risk of prostate cancer - arguing that the authors conclusions are overblown and have caused widespread scaremongering. The study, reported on NutraIngredients yesterday , has drawn widespread criticism for the way in which the authors of the observational study jumped to the bold conclusion that their findings have "shown once again that use of nutritional supplements may be harmful." Indeed, many comments noted that the observational nature of the study (which can be found here ) means that it cannot show any sort of cause and effect relationship.

Energy Pathways for Exercise - Aerobic and Anaerobic Metabolism How the body converts food to fuel relies upon several different energy pathways. Having a basic understanding of these systems can help athletes train and eat efficiently for improved sports performance. Sports nutrition is built upon an understanding of how nutrients such as carbohydrate, fat, and protein contribute to the fuel supply needed by the body to perform exercise. These nutrients get converted to energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate or ATP. It is from the energy released by the breakdown of ATP that allows muscle cells to contract. However, each nutrient has unique properties that determine how it gets converted to ATP.

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