IF WE DONT POSITIVELY SUPPORT/NURTURE AND ENCOURAGE TODAYS YOUTH THEN HOW CAN WE EXPECT THEM TO SUCCEED?
Gabby Douglas came out of nowhere to lead the U.S. women to Olympic gold in the gymnastics team competition. Two days later, the 16-year-old continued her historic march — clinching her second gold medal in the individual all-around competition.
Douglas flipped her way onto the covers of Time and Sports Illustrated and will soon appear on her own Wheaties box. Her athleticism, grace and incredible poise under pressure — along with her infectious smile and bubbly personality — have made her American’s newest sweetheart.
She is the first American gymnast to win gold in the team and all-around competitions.
Douglas also broke another barrier. She is the first African-American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the individual all-around gymnastics competition.
One would think Douglas’ accomplishments would be a source of pride for all Americans.
Yet, rather than applauding this young woman’s stellar achievements, what have some people chosen to fixate on?
The self-annointed hair police — women and men — have taken to social media sites to complain that Douglas’ hair was unkempt during her performances. That she should have gotten it “done” knowing that she would be “representing” on an international stage.
It appears that some folks had an issue with the fact that rather than spending her valuable time working with her coach and perfecting her routines, Douglas should have been in somebody’s beauty shop with a stylist and a hot comb.
As a parent w/ a daughter of my own, i look to young women like this as possible role models for my little girl. The dedication, the grace, the tenacity, and of course the health/fitness, not the hairstyles.
We here at V for Life frown on this sort of attitude. We firmly believe in : HEALTHY MIND-BODY-PLANET the only way for this to truly be acheived is thru positive reinforcement not cyber-bullying. We applaud her awe-inspiring talent and hope to see her amazing feats inspire the next group of young athletes after her. Besides shouldnt everyone be more concerned that she’s is getting the right vitamins and nutrients? We are! With such an intense training program and fierce competition, vital minerals and vitamins must be available to keep our Olympians at their peak. MyVforLife.com offers exactly what we all need, whether youre an Olympic competitor or just a spectator, here are my “TOP 5 Health Benifits from Vitamin D” one of our super-special ingredients!!
Top 5 Health Benefits of Vitamin D”
Regular exposure to sunlight allows our skin cells to use ultraviolet-B rays to synthesize vitamin D, which has several benefits, including:
1.It helps the intestine absorb nutrients, including calcium and phosphorus. This ensures strong bones and a strong immune system.
2. Vitamin D prevents osteomalacia and rickets. Osteomalacia, which causes weakness of the muscular system and brittle bones, is most prevalent among adults with vitamin D deficiency. Rickets is a skeletal deformity mostly seen in children with vitamin D deficiency.
3. Vitamin D provides calcium balance in the body that prevents osteoporosis or arthritis.
4. Vitamin D regulates blood pressure, reduces stress and tension, relieves body aches and pains by reducing muscle spasms, reduces respiratory infections, helps in differentiation of the cells, aids in insulin secretion, helps fight depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles, makes skin soft, strong, and smooth, and improves cardiovascular strength by providing a protective lining for the blood vessels.
5.Vitamin D is recommended in the treatment of several diseases. It may prevent preaclamsia by improving kidney function, cancer by controlling abnormal multiplication of cancer cells, diabetes mellitus by controlling insulin production, hyperparathyroidism by reducing parathyroid numbers, osteomalacia by improving bone and muscle strength, hypophosphatemia by controlling the phosphates in the body, hypocalcaemia by preventing abnormal deposition of calcium, and renal osteodystrophy by regulating calcium content and fibromyalgia.
The benefits of vitamin D can be obtained by increasing exposure to sunlight and including vitamin D rich foods into your diet like fish, cod liver oil, milk, and eggs. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also good sources of vitamin D.
Although vitamin D supplements are not as effective as synthesizing vitamin D naturally by the body, they are still effective in treating several medical conditions. Vitamin D fortified food products and fortified milk can also provide this essential nutrient to our body.
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