Explore the health and wellbeing issues concerning rice and rugby.
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Learn about Rice and Rugby Domesticated in China about 3000 years ago rice continues to be a tasty staple in many countries around the world packed with carbohydrates, vitamins E, B and potassium rice is an excellent source of energy. There are some health concerns regarding the high GI of white rice but considering it usually accompanied by a lean protein this low is its overall GI value. Still if you're concern about diabetes and arteriosclerosis opt for brown rice over white. This is the rice with the outer layer of brands still intact. It takes longer to digest and adds much needed fiber to the diet. Scientists have recently discovered that soaking brown rice in warm water prior to cooking it and therefore partly sprouting it increases nutrient levels including a unique antioxidant that enhances carbonate function. In traditional Chinese medicine practitioners would ferment white, polished rice until a red yeast form on the grains. These red yeast rice as it’s called was considered highly medicinal and it seems western science is finally catching up. Recent studies have just proven that red yeast rice can lower the amount of fats in the blood stream and the patients who had recently suffered heart attacks were 45% least likely to have a repeat attack after taking red yeast rice supplements for three months according to the Beijing University. So for a boost to your brain and heart health get into rice. There are many concerns that our youth are changed to computers in a motionless world with social chat consist of pushing buttons to send messages to someone they probably never even met. Against this scenario kid’s rugby looks like a refreshingly real alternative a fast, fun, full contact sport rugby gets the kids out of the house and onto the field. Childhood obesity is a huge concern nowadays. Rugby will have the kids sprinting about burning jewels like nobody’s business as they battle to get the ball behind the opposing teams try line. The kids will develop good coordination as they train up on ball handling skills and they’ll develop upper and lower body strength from all that tackling and pushing. And also rugby time is social interaction time. Team skills and communication are all part of the rugby experience. As you can see though it’s far from being an injury-free sport, most injuries occurred to the shoulder area due to pushing but a thorough overall warm-up before the game can reduce the risk. Playing on the hard ground increases the risk of injury too. Fewer injuries occur later on the season as the ground gets softer. In the 1970’s and 80’s there was a lot of incidents of spinal injury and rugby but due to tougher penalties and legislation the incidents has fallen. It’s up to parents and umpires as well to make sure emotions start escalate out of control in rugby match. Kids need to have the value of sportsmanship instilled in them from an early age. Kids as young as five can start in rugby although at this age they will be playing a tackle version of the game as they introduce to the skills needed for later years. By the time they are seven they can move on to competitive rugby. Will they be on the team with 12 other players, the main object of the game is to score a try by getting the bowl on the ground in the opponents in goal area. The person with the ball is subject to tackling to stop them from running with it. Girls enjoy rugby too. It’s never too late for anyone to get involve with this sport. Women in Japan rub rice brand oil on their faces to eliminate wrinkles apparently at least an ultra violet damage.
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