Chinese Physical Exercises and Health Care (Chinese by Kaiwen Wang, Jianmei Qu, Lixia Sun

By Kaiwen Wang, Jianmei Qu, Lixia Sun

This e-book starts with a short account of the elemental wisdom of chinese language actual workouts and overall healthiness care, a quick background of the advance of varied methods of conventional actual workouts similar to Taijiquan and Qigong, the fundamental theories referring to their efficacy and mechanism, and the tools as a rule followed in perform. Then the concrete approaches of workouts, all good illustrated with transparent images are offered, to assist the practitioner. moreover, characteristically practiced helping like quite a few methods of self-massage can be brought at size. the reasons and illustrations won't purely make the studying of the booklet an easy adventure but in addition assist in perform.

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The reason manufacturers add sodium to sports drinks is to stimulate thirst and encourage drinking. Sodium also has an anti-diuretic effect, reducing urine production and helping the body retain more fluid. This may be useful for promoting recovery after exercise (see Chapter 2, page 55). indb 33 29/06/2010 11:52:16 ANITA BEAN’S SPORTS NUTRITION FOR YOUNG ATHLETES W A T C H OU T F OR HIDDEN S A L T Three-quarters (75 per cent) of the salt we eat comes from processed food, so you might not realise how much salt young athletes are eating.

That’s because the body steps up its production of antioxidant enzymes in response to regular exercise. However, it’s also a good idea to eat plenty of foods that contain high levels of antioxidant nutrients: fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Scientists have found that supplements don’t work as well as the naturally occurring antioxidants in foods. W H A T A R E F R E E R ADICA L S ? Free radicals are destructive elements, which are produced all the time as a normal part of cell processes. In small numbers they are not a problem but, in larger numbers, they can fur up the arteries, and increase the risk of thrombosis, heart disease and cancer.

It is tempting to believe that supplements will benefit an athlete’s performance but, in fact, there’s little scientific evidence to support their use (IOC, 2004; Lukaski, 2004). , 2009). g. lacking fresh fruit and vegetables; or any major food group), should you consider supplements. In general, young athletes should aim to get their vitamins and minerals from their diet rather than from supplements. Nutrients are absorbed better from food, where there are also other important components such as fibre, protein and essential fats.

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