Physical Fitness - Is Your Workout Missing Something?

Written by Mike Adams

Copyright 2005 Mike Adams

Hiking along a rocky trail, two ofrepparttar three friends carefully picked their way from rock to rock. But one leaped from rock to rock, bounding byrepparttar 150374 others like a gazelle running and leaping from rock to rock. Never missing his footing,repparttar 150375 others wondered at his almost supernatural grace and skill. "How does he do that?" they thought.

When most people think of physical fitness, they think of strength and cardiovascular fitness. If they are really thinking about it, they'll add flexibility torepparttar 150376 list.

But there's something few people think about when working out, a missing component of physical fitness. You can't get it just by lifting weights or running on a treadmill.

The missing component is agility.

Agility is what let my friend run rings around us, leaping from rock to rock alongrepparttar 150377 Pedernales River in Texas. Agility is what you see in top athletes who make great skill look effortless. Agility is what helps a ballet dancer make it look effortless. Agility is how Jackie Chan can still do martial arts even while he is rolling over tables, bouncing off walls, leaping betweenrepparttar 150378 rungs of ladders.

I didn't understand that until years afterrepparttar 150379 hike alongrepparttar 150380 Pedernales River. Now, after doing martial arts for almost 30 years, I understand. When you watch someone who moves with grace and skill, you're seeing agility.

Have you ever had an experience where you felt clumsy?

Have you ever fumbledrepparttar 150381 ball, or tripped over your own two feet?

Or have you ever seen someone who is in great shape, but they just can't coordinate, they can't move?

Vitamin Supplements : Tips, Myths, Facts, and Online Store!

Written by Jasdeep Singh

With dietary supplements making their way in our daily life, we find it difficult to survive without them. We have very smartly and effectively heralded these supplements as panacea for all ills. But asrepparttar saying goes, too much of even good things can be bad! So, we should be cautious enough not to make supplements our oxygen. To know your thresholds ofrepparttar 150347 supplements, read on.

Myth: When it comes to vitamins and minerals, more is better!

Fact: A person might become hypervitaminosis if he eats too much of vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins like vitamin B and C don't affectrepparttar 150348 body much if taken in high quantity as they can be flushed out ofrepparttar 150349 body but fat soluble vitamins like vitamin A,D,E and K gets stored inrepparttar 150350 liver and might become toxic eventually if taken in large amounts. We get most ofrepparttar 150351 requirements from our daily food (provided it is a balanced diet) but incase of malnutrition and sickness, you may need to take multivitamins doses.

Myth: Intake of supplements during illness harm our body!

Fact: During illness, cells are destroyed and exhausted adrenal glands do not function properly because they are deprived of nutrients. Hence body needs its fighting team of vitamin c, B6, folic acid, zinc in higher amounts. Other important thing to be noticed here is, fever and stress deplete most essential nutrients from our body. Hencerepparttar 150352 need for extra supplements is allrepparttar 150353 very more. Piece of advice: Always take supplements during illness after consulting with your physician.

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