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I really liked the Taichi session! I thought it was even better than yoga.
If time permits, I would like to sign up for a proper course. It was good exercise :)
Ms Yvonne Yoong, Teacher
- Beatty Sec
Very interesting & though Taichi is a slow impact exercise, it very strenuous.
Ms Jeerah, Teacher
- Beatty Sec
Very enlightening and attractive. Coaches gave clear instruction and well prepared.
Mr Sin Lai Keong, Teacher
- Beatty Sec
Thank you! Great Taichi session, I enjoy so much!
Monica Loh
- ICA
I had fun during the wushu program, and it was good exercise :)
Joy Fu, Student
- CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School
I had a lot of fun. You know I have never experienced something so picturetaking
There were so many moves of self-defense. Coaches are very nice. This rocks!
Harviran Singh, Student
- Northland Primary
Very interesting and a rare opportunity for me to take part. Thumbs up :)
Crystal, Student
- CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School
The main reason I keep coming for Taichi lesson is that I want to be healthy & fit.
Coach make us feel “Taichi"
Qing Wen, Student
- Hong Wen School
It is very good for beginners & the Coaches are very friendly & patient.
I want to learn more advanced Taichi.
Brian, Student
- Hong Wen School
I actually hated wushu but Coach Yip made me like wushu.
Brandon Oh, Student
- Princess Elizabeth Primary
I like learning new movements because it helps my body.
The coach is very good in Wushu, I would like to continue learning.
Jonathan, Student
- Princess Elizabeth Primary
I wish that Coach Yip will come here again to teach us and he is very friendly.
Muliati, Student
- Princess Elizabeth Primary

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Vitamin Supplement & Exercise
Jane Tan, Senior Coach of NewAgeTaichi, Copyright 2009
(WORD COUNT: 286)

There are certain reasons as to why physically active individuals need to take vitamin supplements. Taking for example, in certain types of athletic activity such as gymnastics and ballet, athletes may undertake prolonged semi-starvation or starvation diets. Although this is not a recommended procedure, some athletes may still do it in order to obtain or maintain an optimal body weight for competition. In such situations, when the energy intake may be well below 1,200-1,600 calories per day, many surveys have shown that athletes may not be receiving enough vitamins.

Research suggests that vitamin depletion, mainly the water soluble vitamins, can happen quickly in humans on low calorie diets and that these vitamins should be replenished daily. Athletes may also need vitamin supplementation if they are subsisting on poor diets. Moreover, some vitamin requirements are increased in pregnant women and the elderly, so those who exercise need to consume vitamin rich diets (Williams, H. Melvin, 2007)


In general, athletes should obtain all the vitamins and minerals from their diet. Since athletes use up more energy as compared to sedentary people, they probably will eat more too, and so any extra requirement for vitamins or minerals should be met by their increased food intake (providing the diet is balanced).

However, there have also been some studies which have shown that many athletes don't have sufficient vitamin and mineral intakes. This may be due to the fact that they restrict calorie intake for weight control. The other reasons for insufficient vitamin and mineral intake include irregular training routines which makes meal planning difficult and following a dietary that is not providing a balanced diet (Vitamins and minerals and the athlete Website, 2008).

Keywords

Vitamin supplements, exercise, energy intake.

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Vitamins and minerals and the athlete Website (2008) http://www.bupa.co.uk (12th May 2008)

Williams, H.M., (2007) Nutrition for Health, Fitness, & Sport (8th Ed) McGraw Hill