• 24May

    Racing horses has been in our history for a very long time. It is said to have originated way back in the ancient times of Greece and Egypt. This equestrian sport, which provides entertainment to a lot of crowds ever since it has begun, had evolved throughout the years. This post is going to talk about a couple of horse racing tips that every person ought to know.

    What are the different types of horse races?

    Technically, there are two general types of horse races: the flat race and the jump race. As its name suggests, flat racing would require horses to race on flat turfs; whereas in jump racing, these four-legged creatures would have to jump or leap over obstructions and barriers that are strategically positioned in the race track. Ideally, flat races are shorter in comparison to jump races.

    What are the several factors to consider during a competition?

    The condition of the turf. The condition of the race course plays a vital role in the performance of the animal during the competition. This is simply due to the fact that some of the horses run better in wet tracks while the others would have a better performance in turfs that are dry.

    Distance of the race. Horses are very popular with regards to their stamina and endurance; which is why a lot of men and women would have this common notion that they can run for miles. Despite of this being true, the distance they will be running is still considered as an important factor in equestrian competitions. This is because some horses the distance can affect the pacing of the animal during the contest.

    Breeding and preference of the animal. Knowing the breed of the animal is rather important due to the fact that

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  • 24May

    Liquid vitamins vs. pill form can be asked from several different positions, some of which are inter-related. The most notable consideration is quality followed by absorption ratio. Not unimportant is the cost of each. We view these variables all important but in my opinion nothing is more important than quality so the discuss that first.

    From a quality standpoint concerning liquid vitamins vs. pill vitamins the winner in this arena is “liquid vitamins”. Vitamins in pill form, to preserve the nutrients for shelf life, must be dried in a way that requires heating which is often times detrimental to the preservation of nutrients. The heating process is always a challenging aspect of preserving nutrients for shelf life of nutritional supplements. In 2000 I attended a conference where a keynote speech was given by the economist Paul Zane Pilzer who was giving a speech on the soon to be trillion dollar wellness industry. In his speech he cited the dismal quality record of vitamin manufactures with only 6 of the top 18 companies actually providing the nutrients that they claim on their packaging. These vitamin producers are rated by the NSF and 2/3 of the top 18 failed to measure up. We have had, until recently, few choices outside of pill form vitamins as they are easier to produce.

    It is, obviously, much easier to produce vitamins in pill form than liquid vitamins. The problem is, again, the drying process, which destroys important nutrients. Nutrient potency almost always suffers from the transportation process, whether by rail or truck, both of which expose the product to decay and environmental pollution. One of the down sides of farming and production is the time required to transport the raw form product to the manufacturer and this has a direct impact of the preservation of the important

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  • 24May

    We tend to ignore what is around us and what we eat everyday unless we have the time and attention to have a closer look at them. Rice is one of such things.

    You might know that rice is the primary dietary staple for most of us. But you will probably be amazed at the fact that it is actually the staple food for half of the population on this planet.

    You might know that rice comes in two forms at large – white and brown. But you may not know that there are over 4000 varieties of rice that are cultivated in different parts of the world.

    You may think that rice has been always there. What would you say if I tell you that the rice is only 5000 years young?

    These facts are not created to amaze people. There are good reasons for rice to get so high a position in the lives of human beings.

    The primary reason is that rice is nutritional and healthy. It provides the human body with required nutrients and energy. Carbohydrates are among the main energy providers contained in the rice. In addition, it has very low salt, cholesterol and fat content, which is good for the health of the heart.

    Do you have ever counted how many methods there are to prepare rice? Have you ever tried any of them?

    The most popular ways to prepare it for meals in China are rice porridge and boiled rice. Boiled rice can be automated with rice cookers. To prepare rice for two, just pour a cup of rice with twice as much water into the cooker and press the cook button. When the cooker trips off, it’s ready to serve.

    Don’t forget that rice

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  • 23May

    Yoga might be a great way to relieve stress and tone your body, but without the appropriate clothing in which to train, individuals might not be able to make the most of each and every session. Purchasing the right yoga pants for men doesn’t just mean buying an outfit that will look great once you hit the gym; it also means investing in the clothing that will help you get more out of your workouts.

    1.Tight Enough To Show Off Your Shape

    Yoga pants for men should never be too tight or too loose; in fact, it is best to look for pants that will show off the shape of your muscles without restricting your movement in any way. Remember, choosing the right outfit will help you to feel comfortable as you go through every facet of the exercise without making it difficult for your body to move as naturally as possible.

    2.Cotton Allows The Skin To Breathe

    Since you might end up breaking a sweat during your workout, it is important that the material you wear allows your skin to breathe. Cotton is a great material to use for this type of outfit, although a mixture of spandex and cotton might allow the material a bit more stretch without taking away from the light feel of the item. It is generally a good idea to try on a few different outfits before determining which one you are most comfortable in, especially since you are going to be the one training in it.

    3.Must Be Durable

    Take the pants you are thinking about purchasing and stretch the material out a bit; this should give you an idea about how durable the material is. If you are going to be training in this outfit a

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  • 23May

    Meditation has suddenly gained prominence and popularity amongst many people in the world. It is a form of spiritual heightening with regular practice and exercise. It is a great form of focus and concentration where one can attain peace of mind and inner happiness. With the hectic and chaotic life that we lead, some inner peace, satisfaction and a genuine sense of self awareness is very crucial otherwise stress and chaos will get to us which will eventually lead to a mental breakdown. Well, meditation, especially for beginners, is a rough ride because it takes time to get it correct. But do not get disheartened and preserve! Here are some guidelines on how to go about doing it:

    Breathing in the correct fashion is very crucial. Properly inhaling of oxygen and exhaling out the carbon dioxide is very important. Proper breathing will make your mind more focused, pump more blood and regulate the pressure in the body! Did you know that is you breathe deeply, it helps your mind focus more and this is the center stage of meditation!

    Did you know that chanting Mantras help? Chant which ever mantra you know and see the effect it has on your breathing and focusing capabilities. It slows your heart rate, mind concentration is better and breathing becomes regulated if you chant the mantra over and over again – so think about it, especially if you find it difficult to sit still and focus.

    Make sure you sit alone in your room, preferably not facing a wall (it tends to block positive thoughts and energy). Few minutes, away from the chaos of the world, will do you good and will go a long way in meditation.

    Persevere and persevere! There is no shortcut to good meditation practice. You

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