• 03Jun

    Wheelchair sports were first recognized in 1957, with the first Wheelchair Games taking place in New York City. Since then, the sport has evolved from wheelchair basketball and wheelchair soccer, to extreme sports that are utterly unpredictable. That is why Wheelchair Extreme Sports have earned such respect and are emerging as competitive sports that are to be taken seriously. The best thing about Wheelchair Extreme Sport is that it doesnt demand a crazy amount of media attention or ask to be recognized, but simply continues to make its mark by achieving incredible feats never believed to be possible.

    The thrills of 4-wheel downhill mountain biking is mind-blowing. Its secret is a 4 wheelers low centre of gravity and stability, which proves to be phenomenally useful on the bends. The scene is rife with techno-weenies, who know all the ways in which to invent and re-invent faster 4-wheelers, guaranteed to show any gravel track what real speed feels like. The fitness of wheelchair athletes is remarkable, not to mention their outstanding upper body strength and relentless endurance on epic 4-wheel races. If seeing is believing, is a phrase that applies to you, then the UK is where its at. The recently founded, Rough Riderz club, aims to promote downhill biking whether its on 2 or 4 wheels and to create an all-inclusive sporting environment, because, lets get real whether youre going to jet down a steep dirt track at a speed where only tunnel vision is possible, on 2 or 4 wheels, youre still pushing the limits of, extreme, and thats what its all about.

    August 26 2010, was an unforgettable day for the wheelchair sports arena: Aaron Fotheringham completed the worlds first-ever double backflip in a wheelchair. It was sick. The 18 year old from Las Vegas earned himself

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  • 02Jun

    If you want healthy kids then the very first thing that you must do is begin by taking care of yourself. Most parents think that they can tell their children what to do and how to be and think little about the type of example they are truly setting for their little ones. Children begin learning very early and this is why they can walk and talk so early on. They act as sponges for information from the time they are born and it is for this reason that it seems to take them a little while to begin speaking. They are just too busy absorbing everything.

    When it comes to being a parent the road isn’t a simple one. Good health begins at birth and most parents really dont give things such as obesity even the slightest thought during the first few years. As a matter of fact, who doesnt love a cubby, little bundle of joy, or the chunky legs of a toddler just mastering walking? Right? Well, your children are learning your habits very early on and therefore you must realize that everything you do is becoming a factor in everything they do.

    Those that take parenting seriously and have a greater level of understanding not only want to improve their habits and make them healthier in an attempt to be a better role model for their child but they also want to do so with the chance of being able to stay around for longer in the life of that child. Healthier habits lead to a more productive, happier, and longer life and this is just a fact.

    If you are planning on having a child or you are just becoming a parent then it is important to understand that you need to make the changes

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  • 02Jun

    Prenatal supplements (PNVs) are specially formulated vitamin and mineral supplements that women may take before pregnancy to be sure that they will have all of the essential nutrients they need during pregnancy. Studies have shown that a healthy baby can benefit from the use of prenatal supplements before and throughout pregnancy.

    Prenatal vitamins come in a variety of formulations. Most PNV are distributed as samples to physician’s offices. This gives you the chance to try multiple samples. Some will come with stool softeners, while other’s will have binders. This sampling allows you to find out which you may, or may not tolerate. Selecting one you can tolerate makes it easier to take, and makes it easier for you to remember to take it daily.

    What Is The Ideal Prenatal Vitamin?

    Some components of PNV supplements are common to all formulations. They are folic acid, iron, and calcium. Most prenatal vitamins include only 100 to 250 mg of calcium. Women need approximately 1,000 to 1,200 mg daily, so a separate calcium supplement should also be taken. With this exception for calcium, never take any additional supplements with your prenatal vitamins unless they are prescribed by your doctor.

    Many over-the-counter supplements may contain levels of vitamins and minerals that are too high. It may be smarter to use a PNV that has been specifically formulated for pregnant women and/or women trying to conceive. Unless a mother is considered to be at “nutritional risk,” PNVs are not recommended postpartum. Some women may benefit from the taking of prenatal vitamins postpartum if they are planning to become pregnant in less than one year. However, most experts would recommend spacing pregnancy by at least one year.

    Who Should Take Prenatal Vitamins?

    Ask your doctor. A prenatal supplement may not be necessary if you are a healthy woman who eats a

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  • 02Jun

    Everyone raves about the benefits of team sports for children. They develop teamwork. They develop social skills and networks of friends and so on. But team sports may pale in comparison to individual performance sports when it comes to things like independent thought, leadership, and self reliance.

    Self reliance is a skill undoubtedly developed in individual sports. As a sole performer, you’ve got no one to rely on but yourself. Training for that event you may have several friends and training partners helping you, but you know that it’s up to you on performance day. Whereas in group sports most athletes have the knowledge that success and failure both are a team effort, and no matter how well or how poorly one performs, it’s up to the team as a whole to work together and win. One may argue this develops dependence rather than independence.

    In team sports, there may be a team captain whose real job is to boost moral and lead the team with confidence and focus. But the rest of the team is just that, part of a team. They are expected to perform their functions on that team to the best of their ability, and follow the team structure set up by the coach. They are trained to follow. Individual performance sports however, do not teach this skill as such. Trainees are still taught to follow and trust the coach, but the act of standing alone under pressure and following your own plan is what translates more closely to those skills of a leader.

    Individual performance sports like martial arts, gymnastics, and various track and field events force the trainee to stand alone, to fight alone, and to perform alone. Decisions must be made by you and only you in the moment. If you

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  • 02Jun

    Anybody who has tried to lose weight has tried a diet pill or weight loss program that did not work out quite the way they thought it would this does not necessarily mean that all over the counter diet pills are not effective. When it comes to diet pills many people automatically assume that if they are only available through a prescription that it makes them a more effective pill than an over the counter weight loss medication. If this was the case there would be no question about what are the best weight loss pills or medications and how successful they have been.

    Prescription diet pills do have to be approved by the FDA and by this association there is some comfort in knowing that it has been through testing and has shown some success and can be monitored for health complications. One problem when a diet pill is approved by the FDA the public automatically assumes that it will work, when in truth just because a diet pill has been approved by the FDA there is no guarantee that it will be more effective than an over the counter pill. Being approved by the FDA really just means that it could help with weight loss and that the medication involved might not necessarily be designed just for weight loss. Prescription weight loss pills also bring many health factors into the equation, most prescription pills can cause many serious and harmful health problems.

    Over the counter diet pills on the other hand are not subject to the scrutiny of the FDA, this is both good and bad. The bad part is that if they are not under the thumb of the FDA it usually means that it has ingredients that are as not as powerful as ones found in prescription pills.

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