Speedskating is one of the oldest winter sports. Early skates were made with bone in Scandinavia as early as 1500 AD. Since then there have been many transformations in the sport, including steel blades and most recently, the clap skate, but the activity has remained relatively unchanged in nature. It is mostly an amateur sport, but there has been a professional aspect since the early 20th century. Today, while mostly resigned as a professional sport to Europe, particularly the Netherlands and Norway, there are professional athletes residing all around the globe, and competitions as well. Olympic Speedskating on ice exists in two forms most commonly known as Long Track and Short Track. Long track is the traditional form, with two skaters competing at once in different lanes with times being the essential factor. The usual track length is 400 meters while there is some leeway in terms of corner length and radius. Short Track skating gained popularity in the United States in the 1970′s and became an official Olympic Sport in the 90′s. It has increased in popularity at a greater rate than long track skating as the rink size, confined within a hockey rink, in a much more common occurrence than the speedskating-specific long tracks which require considerable funds and interest to construct. There are several Long Track facilities in the United States and Canada, and many in Europe, but nowhere near as many are there are hockey rinks. Short Track skating is done “pack” style with multiple competitors on the same course at the same time. Competitors wear helmets as crashes in this kind of event are much more common. Short Track skating has been dominated by South Koreans since it’s inception, while Long Track skating has seen many competitors from many different countries winning medals. The United States, Canada, Russia, China, Germany as well as most of the Scandinavian countries have won many Olympic medals. Women have been competing in the sport for some time, with the world governing body sanctioning events as early as the 1950′s. Speedskating today remains an exciting sport that continues to grow in popularity all around the world.
Amsterdam is a wonderful city and it is great that you have decided to find out a few things about the transportation in the city. There are different people and therefore there are different expectations. This is why it is better to know where to go and how to reach it. If you don’t have enough money to rent a car or to go from point A to point B with taxis then the best you can do is to use the public transport. Find bed and breakfast in Amsterdam in a nice neighborhood because there are lots of bus stops and therefore you will be able to catch easily the public transport. This is one big advantage of Amsterdam apartments compared to Athens apartments or Barcelona apartments holiday for example.
If you are going to land in Amsterdam on Schiphol then you will need to know the best way to go to the city. So the best way is with the help of the direct rail link. It will cost you approximately 4 euros and will take you to the city for 10 minutes. One small advice from me – make sure you have change in hand in order to avoid lines because if you have change you will be able to use the ticket machines.
There are also airport shuttles that are departing every 10 minutes so you don’t have to worry if you miss one. There are more than 200 hotels in the city but as I mentioned above it is better to rent an apartment – this is a personal opinion of course – if you prefer to stay at a hotel – feel free to do so.
Once you are in Amsterdam you will need to find out the best ways to go around the city with the help of the public transport. By the way Holland’s capital is a perfect city for walking and I would recommend you to make a nice walk on the streets – of course if the weather let’s you do so.
GVB is the company that runs the public transportation in Amsterdam. It is providing metro, bus and tram services. So if you are 100 % sure that you will use the public transport the best you can do is to buy a discount card. There are cards for 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, 144 and 168 hours and all of them will allow you to use unlimited times the public transport. By the way you can purchase a one-hour discount card but personally I would not recommend you to do so because the price is not that low.
The best way to go around Amsterdam are trams – they work until 12;15AM. The local people are using the buses if the want to reach the suburbs and the metro is pretty useful as well but it is better to use it if you plan to travel on long distances. I think that will do it! The most important thing is not to forget to buy a discount card! t;line-height:115%;font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA’>Embarking on Pyrenees journey one must have strict self-instilled discipline which is necessity for this kind of outdoor activity. Always carry light packs and don’t forget to bring along maps to guide you in your week long of walking galore. if you visit all of them you will be satisfied by the things you have seen and experienced.
Superfruits are fruits that contain vital vitamins, minerals, as well as dietary fiber that occur naturally in the fruit themselves. Many fruits such as the African mango are being synthesized such that they can be consumed in an efficient form such as a pill. Dr. Oz, a celebrity doctor, supports and endorses a number of superfruit supplements.
Supplements that contain raspberry ketone and green coffee bean extract are known to improve metabolism about a person, especially if that person’s lopsided in his or her diet. He or she may be taking in too much fat, salt, and sugar for instance. This is very common in the U.S. but is a growing problem in even developing economies where fast food and junk food are becoming the norm.
Dr Oz says that if you interject and introduce a super fruit into your diet at a rate of one different fruit per week you’ll quickly see an improvement in your metabolism and will notice an obvious different in energy levels and in your mood as well.
We tend to forget that our diets rule everything. We literally are what we eat and not much else. And if all we’re consuming are these foods that are absolutely soaked in preservatives, then that’s all we are: preservatives and nothing more.
And so superfruit not helps with diluting preservative residue in our bodies but these supplements also attempt to kick our physiological pipes back into good working order. Everything is derived from this. Whether or not we’re emotionally happy and content is based on what we eat. Whether or not we have the physical energy to work well during the day is based on what we eat as well.
As a part of this superfruit regiment Dr Oz recommends taking in as much water as you can. Chances are you are not getting enough. Even if you were to drink water every time you thought of drinking water you couldn’t possibly be getting enough. 8 ounce glasses is the general rule of thumb but if you can do more the better. Clean, good water has been shown to improve cellular reproduction and genetic reproduction (slows down the aging process). A good, substantive amount of water on a regular basis coupled with superfruits and regular exercise makes for a combination that ensures that you’ll be in tip top shape in a relatively short period.