What are supplements

As defined by the Ministry of Health, supplements are preparations made in the form of tablets, capsules, tablets, powders or liquids, which have in their composition nutrients (macro- and micronutrients) and / or other edible substances that are consumed in quantities defined in addition to the usual food intake.

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Boom your bike

Markus Lewe rides his bike to work. Every day, in all weathers. So far nothing special that will make many people now in Germany. But Markus Lewe’s mayor, has to represent, has tens of official events on the day. This too is not a problem. For Markus Lewe is the mayor of Münster, the bicycle capital of Germany. The 300-000-inhabitant city has twice as many bicycles as citizens. Markus Lewe has even four: a road bike, a folding bike, a city bike and a touring bike. The official channels he denies the wheel. Because that is simply more practical. Münster is manageable in size, located in the plains and the cycling infrastructure is in any other German city better developed than in the Westphalian university town. On the car-free ring around the city have cyclists and cyclists free ride. You to the center quickly. And the bicycle station at the main station, the largest in Germany, provides 3500 secure parking spaces – including workshop service, bicycle hire and car wash. “Today in Münster 39 percent of roads are handled with the wheel,” said Lewe proud “only 33 percent with the CAR.”
Münster is the trendsetter of a development that is currently observed in Germany. The people to rise from the CAR to the bicycle. This is not only healthier, greener and cheaper, it is often faster. Because especially in the towns you come by bike better from A to B. After the last major bicycle monitor the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 2013 already go 35 percent of respondents with a bike to work or training center, more use the wheel for purchases and short errands , With increasing spatial size the intensity of use of the car decreases, so the bike monitor. This is particularly evident in BERLIN. There above average forego many people in the CAR and are by public transport and just enjoying the countryside. Also Bundestag as Hans-Christian Ströbele ride the bike from the apartment to the nearby government quarter. In Frankfurt bankers and consultants will cycle along the Main river to the city. And in Cologne is even the Archbishop Rainer Woelki, from time to time to see on a bike – “if I do not have to occur in the cassock.” The example Münster radiates internationally. Representatives from London and New York have already informed in Westphalia, as a “cycling city” works. Not only their cities are facing a gridlock. Any other reason the Frenchman Christian Prudhomme was in Münster. The director of the Tour de France is thinking about a stage or the prelude to the most famous bicycle race in the world in Münster.

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Fitness Tracker: helpful or harmful?

Almost every third person in Germany now uses so-called fitness tracker for recording health values. This is the result of a representative survey of the IT industry association Bitkom. The most common values ​​are measured body temperature (99 percent of users), body weight (75 percent), number of previous steps (62 percent) and the distance (57 percent). According to the survey FAIRS but also 31 percent of all respondents have their blood pressure using a conventional instrument, in the age group from 65 years even 60 percent. “The greatest potential of wearables is future in the prevention of disease and in the treatment of patients,” says Bitkom CEO Dr. Bernhard Rohleder.
Cheaper fare against health data?

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