Wednesday, June 30, 2010

News: Health Fitness


Love,

Brian Sir

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

News: Health Fitness



Keep Walking.....

The Organs of your body have their sensory touches at the bottom of your foot, if you massage these points you will find relief from aches and pains as you can see the heart is on the left foot.

Typically they are shown as points and arrows to show which organ it connects to. It is indeed correct since the nerves connected to these organs terminate here. This is covered in great details in Acupressure studies or textbooks. Nature created our body so well that she thought of even this. She made us walk so that we will always be pressing these pressure points and thus keeping these organs activated at all times. So, keep walking...






Love,

Brian Sir

Monday, June 28, 2010

News: Health Fitness

Prevention is better than cure.



HEALTHY JUICES



Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.



Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.



Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.



Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.



Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.



Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.



Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion. Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.



Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .



Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.



Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.



Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation




Love,

Brian Sir

News: Health Fitness

Prevention is better than cure.

HEALTHY JUICES

Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.

Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and eliminate stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and eliminate bad breath.

Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion. Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and str engthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation

Love,
Brian Sir

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tournament: International (held at Malaysia) depart 30Jul2010 1pm

Please scan a copy of your passport (the page with details and photograph), email to me at zentkd@hotmail.com by 3 July 2010.
(while scanning, please ensure that your passport has at least 6 months validity)

Date: 30Jul2010, Friday
Time: 1pm
Venue: TBA
Transporation: by coach (4hours)

All are still in estimated figures (will be announced later)
Hotel and transportation = S$200
Competition = 1 event (S$38), 2 events (S$75)
Insurance = S$30
Compulsory Tour = S$50
Meals = at own cost



# of pax = 43
Brian Peh
Girlene Tan
Justin Peh
Jet Peh
Marcus Wan Kah Wor
Muthurajan Karthikeya Sankar Sree Ranjane (aka Sree)
Jeffrey Teo Joo Hong
Crystal Cha Shi Ya
Ryan Ho Jun Yuen
Lim Jun Jie
Alex Teh Hao Yang
Tan Toh Sheng
Eric Sim
Benroy Sajeev Choy
Michelle Cheng Soo Yuen
Ethan Wong Kaixu
Lim You Jie
Tai Wen Bin
Poon Xiang Yuan
Andy Tan Cheng Hueng
Stella
Polo
Koh Poh Ling
WenBin Parent 1
WenBin Parent 2
You Jie Parent 1
You Jie Parent 2
Xiang Yuan Parent 1
Ang Leng Kee
Michelle Lee
Marcus Parent 1
Marcus Parent 2
Sree Parent 1
Sree Parent 2
Sree sister
Ee Feng
Grace Soh
Siang Ern
Poh Wee Yong
Rei Ho
Rayner Quek
Cheiw Su Kheng
Marcus Lee


John Lam



outstanding:
Forms/Indemnity

Stella
Polo
Eric Sim
John Lam





Love,
Girlene mdm

Photo: Zone 3 Training

It is training as usual with the construction going on...


Love,

Girlene mdm

Black and Poom Certfication


Yee Xuen collecting his long-awaited Poom certificate (he was absent when it was presented to first batch of Poom)


Benjamin Teo, senior instructor, collecting his Black Belt certification from Brian Sir.


CONGRATULATIONS!

Love,
Girlene mdm

News: Health Fitness

Tips :
Answer the phone by LEFT ear .
Do not drink coffee TWICE a day.
Do not take pills with COOL water .
Do not have HUGE meals after 5pm.
Reduce the amount of OILY food you consume.
Drink more WATER in the morning, less at night.
Keep your distance from hand phone CHARGERS .
Do not use headphones/earphone for LONG period of time.
Best sleeping time is from 10pm at night to 6am in the morning.
Do not lie down immediately after taking medicine before sleeping.
When battery is down to the LAST grid/bar, do not answer the phone as the radiation is 1000 times.

Love,
Brian Sir

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Class Cancelled in July 2010

Since there is a change in dates of National Tournament in Year 2010, class will continue as usual on 24 Jul 2010.

However, class will be cancelled on:
31 Jul - Laguna & Zone 3 (Malaysia invitation Tournament)


Class as usual on 30 Jul - NYP (Malaysia invitation Tournament) -self training

Luv,






Girlene mdm

Tournament: National Tournament tentative dates (Sep2010)

National Tournament has been postponed to:

Event Dates*
4 Sept 2010 (Sat) - 2 pm to 9pm
5 Sept 2010 (Sun) - 9.30am to 9pm
11 Sept 2010 (Sat) - 2 pm to 9pm
12 Sept 2010 (Sun) - 9.30am to 9pm

*Dates and venue are tentative as the SSC is unable to confirm the availability of the venue

Venue*
Yishun Sports Hall

Deadline*
17 July 2010

Eligibility Grade
Based on July 2010 grading

More info: http://www.stf.sg/uploads/dad4749f-0766-9829.pdf

Love,
Girlene mdm

Monday, June 14, 2010

Grading: 4 Jul 2010 Centralised Colour Belt Grading

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Mock Grading
Date: 3 Jul 2010(Sat)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Tampines St 11
Bus No: 8 17 18 28 34 39 59 518
Attire: Club Jersey & TKD pants
~ on 2 Jul (Fri), 3 Jul (Sat) training (No need to wear full dobok on the final training before grading)
~ on the way to Sports Hall before changing into full tobok
~ on the way home after grading
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Actual Grading
**************
Date: 4 Jul 2010(Sun)
Time: 9am to 11.30am (junior belts will be able to leave for home even earlier)
We will conduct warm-up & run-through of the pattern before the grading.
Venue: Yishun Indoor Sports Hall (101 Yishun Ave 1 SE 769130)
Meet: Main entrance
Nearest MRT: Khatib
Bus: 851 852 853 854 855 858 969
More info: STF website
Attire: Plain white T-shirt for the ladies, full dobok for all

Wef from Jan 07, all ladies are required to wear plain white T-shirt beneath the tobok. Failing which, STF may stop the ladies from taking part of the grading.

(Wearing of Club Jersey is highly encouraged to ensure that students, especially young kids, will be easily identified if lost during transit, as there will be a lot of movement to shift from one location to another. And, to ensure that the uniform will be kept clean on the grading day.)

Map:




Green belters & above are reminded to bring their shin, forearm, & groin guards to the grading.

For brown belters, you will be sent for grading provided that you have mastered all 4 patterns by 2 Jul 2010.

Poom/Black, you are highly encouraged to attend this grading as your assistance to ZEN TKD is required for the grading to go on smoothly. Please bring along your personal shin, forearm and groin guards.

Outstanding namelist
If you have yet to pay Jul2010 grading fees, it would be $40 if you still wish to be graded.

Jul to Sep 2010 training fees and Oct grading fees are due 26 Jun 2010. Please pay if your name is in above list.

Love,
Girlene mdm

Jul 2010 Grading Fees received

These are the payment received for July grading fees (exclude Rohan, Winnie and Serene who paid but will not be going for July grading)

Please clarify with Girlene mdm if you have paid but your name is not shown:

Zone 3
Nic,
ZhuoHeng,
Paul
I-Ting #
Gen,
Sree
Shiny
Sahru
XiaoTing,
XiuBin
Joel #@

Zone 4
Celine,
Xanthus,
Xaiver,
Vishal

Laguna
Sean,
Ryan
Jared
Matthew,
Tyler
Joshua

NYP - refer to NYP Blog

Bayshore
Anjali,
Angela,
Snigdha

Jordon* #@

# $100 for Dan
@ Grading on 3 Jul Saturday for Dan


Love,
Girlene mdm

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Kukkiwon Certification - Black Belts

The STF encourages all its poom and black belt holders, especially those who wish to participate in international competitions and seminars, to apply for Kukkiwon certification.

Those who are interested to apply for Kukkiwon certification should apply through their respective clubs. The current rates including administrative fees are as follows.

· 1st dan S$125.00
· 2nd dan S$160.00
· 3rd dan S$210.00
· 4th dan S$265.00
· 5th dan S$525.00
· 6th dan S$615.00
· 7th dan S$790.00

All qualified members of STF-affiliated clubs should apply for the certification immediately after the announcement of their grading results so that they will not lose out in their Kukkiwon ranking seniority.

Holders will receive the support and/or recommendation of STF for participation at competitions, courses and other activities organized or sanctioned by the following organizations:

· International Olympic Committee
· Asian Olympic Council
· World Taekwondo Federation
· Asian Taekwondo Union
· Asean Taekwondo Federation

Brian Sir and Girlene Mdm encourages all black belters to convert at least 1st Dan Kukkiwon cert, pls get the form from Girlene Mdm.

More info: http://www.stf.sg/modules/news/article.php?storyid=676


Regards,
Nicholas.

Congratulations to STF 100 tables achieved

The Singapore Taekwondo Federation (STF) Anniversary Dinner and Dance which will be held on Saturday 19 June 2010 at Suntec International Convention Hall receives overwhelming support from affiliate members and well-wishers.

The organizers’ target of 100 tables was reached on 26 May 2010 with the ‘we are family’ theme.

Yes, taekwondo family members have shown tremendous support for all activities organized by the STF and it certainly presages well for the future of the organization.

Now the organizers are looking forward to surpassing its target and encouraging those who have not bought the tickets to do so in order not to miss the color, excitement and festivity of the evening. As the function hall can accommodate a maximum of 110 tables, the STF urges members to pick up the tickets before they run out

The program for the evening starts at 6.30pm with a cocktail reception and includes imaginative games, sensational entertainment and attractive prizes.

STF President Milan Kwee said: “I am delighted to learn that we have hit the 100 mark and would like to thank one and all for their support and contribution to the event.”

Thank you all indeed. The STF cannot make it without you. See you at STF greatest gathering ever for such function.

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NOTE: To buy a ticket, please approach Brian Sir and Girlene mdm, those who have bought a ticket, please meet punctually at 6.30pm at Suntec International Convention Hall (Further details to be informed on later date).
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Regards,
Nicholas.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grading: July 2010 eligibility

Students with >75% attendance are eligible for grading.

These are the eligible students for Zone 3 July2010 grading
(For Bayshore, please check with Brian Sir)
(For Zone 4, please check with Kingston Sir)
(For NYP, please check with Fusen)

Jia Wei Darren
Jia Jun Daryl
Marcus Kah Wor
Kevin Kai Lun
Yee Xuen
Xiao Ting
Xiu Bin
Teng Chiong
Teng Chung
Gerick
Gerald
I Lok
I Ting
Justin
(Shiny) Srepadmashiny
K.S. Sree Ranjane
Devarajan
Nicholas Wei Hao
Jet
Paul
Zhuo Heng
(Dasi) Alysson Rae Sarosario
(Govinda) Anderson Sarosario
Benjamin Zhe Ming

Eligible, but cannot miss anymore training
Eugene Kay Lee
Serene Ying Xian
Genevieve Qi Hui
Russell
Rohan



For details: http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=1ec259973c0952c30de4fc1039a01674c4aa31a3981383bc292b492bd5edc68e



Love,
Girlene mdm

Tournament: International (held at Malaysia)

Zen Taekwondo has been invited by Traditional Taekwondo Sports Centre Melaka, Malaysia (TTSC) for Kyorugi (Sparring) and Poomsae, for 7th TTSC Invitation Championship 2010.

They are expecting competitors from Scotland, England, Ireland, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

DATE : 31st July 2010

VENUE : S.M.J.K (C) Notre Dame Hall, in Melaka, Malaysia

ORGANISER : Traditional Taekwondo Sports Centre

COMPETITION RULES : Conventional WTF Competition Rules

METHOD OF CONTEST : - Full knockout elimination
FOR SPARRING EVENT - (2 minutes X 3 rounds X 1 minute rest) for senior and junior category
- (1 1/5 minutes X 3 rounds X 1 minute rest) for minor and children category
*Time duration will be change if the current time duration is affecting the flow of the competition.
- Each club could send more than one team.
- If an athlete got seriously injured during the match, organizing committee will only give the best first aid and deliver him/her to the closest hospital. Committee does not assures the medical treatment cost for the injured athlete at the hospital. The medical treatment cost will be assured by his/her own team.
- Holder of Brown belt and above*

INDIVIDUAL POOMSAE : Individual event offers 4 categories:-
EVENT Senior category (above 18 years old)
Junior category (15-17 years old)
Minor category (12-14 years old)
Children category (below 11 years old)

Pair/Mixed Pair and Team event offers 2 categories:-
Senior category (above 15 years old)
Junior category (14 years & below)

Fees: (for Foreign participants only)
- Team Registration USD25 + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
- Sparring/Kyorugi USD25 per person + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
- Individual Poomsae USD25 per person + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
- Pair Poomsae USD25 per person + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
- Mix Poomsae USD25 per person + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
- Team Poomsae USD25 per person + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
- Pattern package USD50 per person + accomodation + transport + meal (TBD)*
(consist of all 4 pattern event)

(All payment to be submitted with participation form(word) or form (PDF)
Payment by cash or cheque to “Girlene Tan Lee Fong in SGD)*


PROTECTIVE : a) Participants are encouraged to use their SPARRING own sparring equipments
EQUIPMENT
b) The Organiser will not provide any vest, head
gear, and groin guard. All individuals are responsible for their own protective guards.

c) Soft protective guards for the forearm & shin
guard, body vest, head gear and mouth guard are compulsory during sparring events.


INSURANCE : Participants are advised to have a valid insurance coverage.
Those without any can buy their insurance coverage from the Organiser. Please produce us the insurance coverage during the registration

ACCOMMODATION/ :
TRANSPORTATION Round trip airfare, ground transportation, accommodation, meals and miscellaneous expenses shall be borne by the respective participating states/clubs.


CLOSING DATE : The closing date for completed entry forms & payment to
Girlene mdm by 26Jun2010*, late entries will not be accepted.

* note that ZEN has raised the restriction limits in accordance to Singapore rules.

Meanwhile, we are seeking clearance from Singapore Taekwondo Federation to participate in this invitation tournament. We are eager to know the outcome, and will follow up with a posting in this blog by 16Jun. To avoid last minute rush, please do not hesitate to fill up the forms and pass to Girlene mdm, as soon as possible. We will collect the payment on 25 & 26 Jun depending on the training days you are having.


Love,
Girlene mdm



More info:
TENTATIVE PROGRAM
* subject to changes, prior notification will be given

30th July 2010 @Hotel
3.00pm Registration of team
4.00pm Managers meeting

31st July 2010 @S.M.J.K (C) Notre Dame
8.00am Competition begins

10.00am Opening ceremony

10.30am Competition continues

1.00pm – 2.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm – 5.30pm Competition continues (Semi-finals & Finals)

5.30pm Prize giving


1st August 2010
Tour to Melaka Historical city

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Grading: 4 Jul 2010 Centralised Colour Belt Grading

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mock Grading
Date: 3 Jul 2010(Sat)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Tampines St 11
Bus No: 8 18 28 518
Attire: Club Jersey & TKD pants
~ on 2 Jul (Fri), 3 Jul (Sat) training (No need to wear full dobok on the final training before grading)
~ on the way to Sports Hall before changing into full tobok
~ on the way home after grading
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Actual Grading
**************
Date: 4 Jul 2010(Sun)
Time: TBD
We will conduct warm-up & run-through of the pattern before the grading.
Venue: Yishun Indoor Sports Hall (101 Yishun Ave 1 SE 76)
Meet: Main entrance
More info: STF website
Attire: Plain white T-shirt for the ladies, full dobok for all

Wef from Jan 07, all ladies are required to wear plain white T-shirt beneath the tobok. Failing which, STF may stop the ladies from taking part of the grading.

(Wearing of Club Jersey is highly encouraged to ensure that students, especially young kids, will be easily identified if lost during transit, as there will be a lot of movement to shift from one location to another. And, to ensure that the uniform will be kept clean on the grading day.)

Map:



Green belters & above are reminded to bring their shin, forearm, & groin guards to the grading.

For brown belters, you will be sent for grading provided that you have mastered all 4 patterns by 2 Jul 2010.

Poom/Black, you are highly encouraged to attend this grading as your assistance to ZEN TKD is required for the grading to go on smoothly. Please bring along your personal shin, forearm and groin guards.

Outstanding namelist
Jul 2010 is $25 if you pay by 12 Jun.
Thereafter, $15 late payment will be imposed.

April to Jun 2010 training fees and Jul grading fees are due since early April. Please pay if your name is in above list.


We will be collecting Jul to Sep 2010 training fees and Oct 2010 grading fees on 26 Jun 2010.

Love,
Girlene mdm

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Water is good for body and soul

Water is good for body and soul, but you don't need to drink as much as you might think. Here's the truth about what's enough, plus five other myths about water.

By Catherine Guthrie

For the past 50 years, nutritionists and other health experts have been exhorting Americans to drink more water. And if the ubiquity of the water bottle is anything to go by, this message has been heard loud and clear. Everywhere you look—college campuses, commuter trains, yoga classes—you see the plastic water bottle in all its variations.
But now that it's been firmly established in your psyche, and you either dutifully swig water constantly or feel guilty for not doing so, new research lets you off the hook. As it turns out, much of the water craze springs from a deep well of misinformation. Our experts debunk some of the most popular water myths and relieve your guilty conscience in the process.


MYTH: You need eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to be healthy.
TRUTH: The familiar "8 x 8" rule is based not on ironclad scientific certainty but more likely on a misinterpreted recommendation from the 1940s, says Heinz Valtin, M.D., a kidney specialist and retired professor at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Hampshire. Valtin traces the prescription to a 1945 recommendation by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council to take in "1 milliliter for each calorie of food."
The problem, as Valtin explains in an American Journal of Physiology study in 2002, is that most of that allotment already comes from the foods we eat. He not only pooh-poohs the need for most people to consume eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day but also writes that the recommendation is potentially harmful "in making people feel guilty for not drinking enough."
The crux of the miscalculation hinges on the definition of water. "The consumer ended up thinking only plain water counts," says Ann Grandjean, Ph.D., a hydration researcher and the executive director of the nonprofit Center for Human Nutrition in Omaha, Nebraska. But almost all liquids—including tea, coffee, and beer—count toward the daily water intake, she says.
So, how much should you be drinking? If you would like hard and fast guidelines, you can follow the advice of the National Academies' Institute of Medicine, which reconfigured its recommendations for water intake last February. After reviewing more than 400 studies, including Valtin's, the authors set the general daily intake for women at roughly 91 ounces and for men at approximately 125 ounces.
But remember, these numbers include both food and water. The average American gets 20 percent of his or her water intake from food. Even spaghetti is 66 percent water (see the chart at the end of this article). The remaining 80 percent comes from all beverages. Taking that into account, by the institute's reckoning a woman should drink 72.8 ounces (nine 8-ounce glasses) daily and a man 100 ounces (12.5 glasses). But, unlike what you may have heard before, those 72.8 ounces can come from coffee, tea, or soda—not just water.


MYTH: Caffeinated beverages zap your body's water reserves.
TRUTH: Grandjean first became interested in the reputed link between dehydration and caffeine while working as a consultant to the United States Olympic Committee. "I worked with elite-level athletes, and I noticed they drank a lot of caffeinated beverages without showing any sign of dehydration," she says.
In 2000, she published a study on caffeine consumption and hydration in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. For the study, Grandjean and her colleagues recruited 18 healthy men and on various days had them drink 59 fluid ounces of liquid that included varying amounts of plain water, diet cola, and coffee, depending on subjects' body mass. Researchers tested each participant's body weight, urine, and blood before and after drinking. The authors discovered the body doesn't discriminate between regular and decaf beverages when it comes to hydration. After the study exonerated caffeine, Grandjean, like Valtin, was stunned by the public's reaction. "Consumers started calling and saying 'This is wonderful,' " she recalls with a chuckle. "All those closet caffeine addicts—it was as if they'd all been liberated."


MYTH: If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated.
TRUTH: While thirst is an accurate barometer of when to imbibe, the notion that thirst signals a dehydrated body is not true, says Valtin. Dehydration occurs when the blood's concentration of solid particles rises by 5 percent. Thirst is triggered when blood concentration rises by 2 percent. So thirst sets in before dehydration. (The exception is older people, who may not feel thirsty even when they're slightly dehydrated.)
That said, the fact that you're not dehydrated yet is no reason to avoid water. "Thirst is the first indicator of the body's need for water," says Dee Sandquist, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. And people who shrug off their thirst will find themselves on the path to dehydration. Signs to look for include headache, dry mouth, rapid pulse, and light-headedness.


MYTH: Urine should be clear.
TRUTH: Perpetually clear urine can actually be a sign of drinking too much water, which can dilute the body's electrolytes, according to Grandjean. "Healthy urine should have some color," she says. Certain vitamins, such as riboflavin (B2), can darken urine. If the flow is unusually dark or cloudy—and you know that it's not from supplements—see your doctor to rule out any health problems.


MYTH: Drinking lots of water suppresses the appetite.
TRUTH: While being adequately hydrated helps your metabolism run at its optimal level, drinking vast quantities of water won't affect the amount you eat. Because water empties from the stomach very quickly, it has little effect on appetite, says Barbara Rolls, professor of nutritional sciences at Pennsylvania State University. A better way to feel sated with less, studies show, is to eat foods that have a high water content: fruits, vegetables, soups, and grains (see the chart at the end of this article).


MYTH: Bottled water is always better than tap water.
TRUTH: Although much ink has flowed on the pros and cons of tap versus bottled water, there is no simple answer. The government keeps tabs on the safety of tap water, but the water from your sink may have trace levels of contaminants, such as lead from old pipes.
To determine the health of your municipality's water supply, visit the Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water site (www.epa.gov/safewater/dwinfo). To find out if lead from old pipes is seeping into your taps, consider a home water test, such as Watersafe ($17 at www.watersafe testkits.com). If any contaminants show up, try using a filter appropriate for the type of contaminant, suggests Jeff Migdow, M.D., a holistic physician affiliated with Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, Massachusetts.
If you'd rather buy bottled, splurge on spring water from a reputable source. "Much of bottled water is simply tap water that's been filtered," says Migdow. Indeed, a 1999 report from the Natural Resources Defense Council cites government and industry findings that roughly 25 percent of bottled water is nothing but plain tap water. If you're curious about the source of your favorite brand of bottled water, go to www.nsf.org/consumer and click on "bottled water."

drink your food No more eight glasses a day: New research says you can get your water from food and even coffee.
SERVING SIZE AMT. OF WATER % BY VOL.
lettuce 1/2 cup 1.8 oz. 95%
broccoli 1/2 cup 2.7 oz. 91%
grapefruit 1/2 cup 3.4 oz. 91%
raw carrot 1 medium 2.1 oz. 87%
apple 1 medium 3.5 oz. 84%
spaghetti (cooked) 1 cup 3.3 oz. 66%
watermelon 1 cup 5.1 oz. 92%
skim milk 8 oz. 7.5 oz. 94%
coffee or tea 8 oz. 7.9 oz. 99.5%


Catherine Guthrie is a health writer and yoga instructor in Bloomington, Indiana.

Regards,
Brian Sir