History Tour de France

History Tour de France

History Tour de France

The Tour de France is one of the most iconic and famous yearly cycling events. But… the historic race began as a publicity stunt for a newspaper!

In 1903, a journalist of the French newspaper L’Auto came up with the idea of a race through France. That would boost sales and defeat competition.

With a length of five weeks, only a few candidates were found. That is were they cut the length to nineteen days to attract more bikers.

The participants were almost exclusively French, with a few from Germany, Sweden and Italy. Among them famous names like Lucien Pothier and Maurice Garin. Many of the cyclists were amateurs attracted by the promise of a daily allowance. Many of them were unemployed or looking for adventure.

Fans were charmed by the scope of the race. And some stages were so long that riders had to keep cycling on into the night…

It was Maurice Garin who took an early lead in the first race. He was the first winner of the Tour de France. He finished over two hours ahead of the others and 64 hours ahead of the last finisher. No time limits then.

Needles to say there was disparity in talent with unorthodox challengers…

This only endeared the Tour de France to those who were already hooked by the massive race.

During the first race, readership of the newspaper L’Auto almost tripled. Mission accomplished. The installment of the Tour de France was a fact. A race that survived and refined over the years.

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Although, the some of the benefits of lavender was discovered several years ago, it seems like every day we turn around and there is some new way that we found that lavender can  help us in yet another way. As most of us know lavender’s  most common benefits relate to helping with stress and relaxation.

However, if you take lavender and make it in other forms such as lavender tea, it will work its miracles and become beneficial in so many other ways. Lavender tea can help with inflammation, arthritis, and several more problem areas.

Are you a person that suffers with these very painful problems? Well let me help you then. I would love it if you stuck around and let me explain some different areas lavender tea can help. Even if you are not suffering from these painful issues, I might be able to help you by explaining what lavender tea is and how to make it. This way you maybe you can pass it on to someone else who might be in constant pain.

What is Lavender Tea?

What is lavender tea? I want to start off by telling you to make lavender tea you use the bud of the flower. This part has a sweet but very savory flavor. Are you ready for the best part? You can make hot lavender tea or iced lavender tea and both are super easy. Actually I will even leave you a recipe for both a little further down on this post.

Since I am letting you know what lavender tea is, I also want to explain to you the different nutrients that you can find in 1 cup of  freshly brewed hot lavender tea. I hope this way you can also see the full impact of how healthy this natural tea is for you.


  • Niacin 1%
  • Pantothenic Acid 1%
  • Phosphorous 1%
  • Riboflavin 1%
  • Selenium 1%
  • Zinc 2%
  • Cholesterol 1 mg.
  • Sodium 5 mg.
  • Potassium 1 mg.
  • Total Carbohydrates 9 grams
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Copper 2%
  • Folate 1%
  • Iron 2%
  • Magnesium 1%
  • Manganese 4%

Wow  what a list right? As you can see not only does lavender have many benefits that can help you like reducing stress and muscle soreness, but it also has a ton of nutrients that can be very beneficial to your health as well.

Now would you like to know how to make lavender tea so you can start benefiting from all of these great nutrients? Well next I am going to explain to you how you can make hot lavender tea.

Hot Lavender Tea

When I first heard of this I have to say I was sort of thinking “I don’t think this would be good tasting”. However, now that I have read more into it, it sounds amazing. And to be honest I will be trying this very soon. Apparently the lavender bud actually has a very sweet and savory flavor.

Now I also read where people would also add all natural honey and even sometimes a little bit of lemon for just a tiny bit extra flavor. So even if it is not the exact flavor you are looking for there are some way to dress it up some. However, I want to recommend using all natural items this way you still are getting the best  possible nutrients and benefits you can.

Okay so here you how you make

Hot Lavender Tea

  1. You will start off with boiling water. (8oz) Now I am giving you this number so you can get a general idea of the amount of ingredients to mix. But you can always do more or less as you like or need.
  2. After the water reaches boiling, go ahead and pour it into a cup.
  3. Next you will want to take 4tsps. of freshly ground lavender (remember we are using the bud of the flower) and put it in a tea ball or a tea bag holder.
  4. Set this lavender down in the water and let it sit for 10 mins.
  5. Last but not least remove this lavender and sit down and sip away!

See it is a super simple recipe! Plus you can dress it up some if you like. Some ideas would be, mint, fresh cinnamon, lemon, and natural honey. Can you imagine how wonderful this would taste! It is making my mouth water.

But how about if you do not really like hot tea? Well no worries! I have a super simple recipe for making iced lavender tea as well!

Iced Lavender Tea

Personally, I like both hot tea and iced tea so I can see I would enjoy this either way. But I have to say a nice big glass of iced tea on a hot summer’s day is one of the best inventions there could be. And now there are also saying if I add lavender to this I could also be helping myself health wise as well. Yep, I am in what about you? O wait you need the recipe first! Okay here you go.

Iced Lavender Tea

  1. You are going to start this one off the same way but a larger quantity. For this recipe you are going to want to boil a 1/2 gallon of water. (And just like above you can adjust this recipe for your own needs)
  2. Then you want to pour it into a pitcher. (It would be best to use one that will with stand the heat and not melt).
  3. Now for this next part you are going to add the freshly ground up lavender into the water. (You can play with this amount to fit your taste needs).
  4. Next it is best to let it sit for about 15 mins. This way the lavender’s flavors can completely mix in.
  5. And finally you can either leave the lavender in or strain it out. But go ahead pour you a glass add some ice and you have a nice cool refreshing yet healthy drink.

There you have it 2 very easy ways to make some really great sounding lavender tea. Both offer such great benefits. Now earlier I mentioned that these 2 lavender teas could help you with aches and pains, so how about we go ahead and look at how many different things the lavender tea can help you with!

Can Lavender Tea Help You?

Let’s face it this old world is tough on our bodies. We end up with all kinds of aches, pains and sicknesses. And although, there are lot of different ways to help ease some of this most of them are not natural and can cause even more harm.

But there is great news! Lavender tea can help you out with several issues and it is all natural. Would like to know some of the healing benefits it helps with? You know see if you suffer from any of these and lavender tea can help you as well? Well take a look at this list of aliments that lavender tea can help with.

Lavender Tea Can Help With These

  • Tired muscles/muscles spasms
  • Insominia
  • Cholesterol issues
  • Detoxifier
  • Headaches
  • Digestion issues
  • Inflammation
  • Skin problems
  • Arthiritis
  • Anxiety
  • Some kinds of infections

Keep in mind these are just a few of the aliments that lavender tea can help with, but there are so many more. And if you take a look at this list and you do have one of these issues, how many different medicine have your tried to help with this issue? Did it work? Did it cause more side effects?

Now take a minute to think, wouldn’t it be worth a try to try all natural lavender tea? It is all natural and so even if it didn’t work for you, you wouldn’t have to deal with the extra side effects that other medicine would leave.

I am not trying to tell you this will 100% work for everyone, but what I am trying to explain is there are a lot of people who do say it helps them. Might be worth a shot to help ease some of your pains and sicknesses.

Have You Tried Lavender Tea?

As I mentioned earlier I have not yet tried lavender tea. But I have to say from everything I have found out, it sounds very tasty and since I suffer from all ton of these aliments myself it has moved to my category of it is well worth a try to me. Have you tried lavender tea before?

If so I would love to hear what you have to say about it and how it helped you out, or even if you just like the way it tastes. If not does it sound like something you want to give an honest try? I would love to hear from you as well.

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Basic Skills for Soccer

Basic skills for soccer

Basic skills for soccer

Soccer, better known as footbal is magnetising crowds.

With the football season going on, many will wonder if they fit the job. Football is more than a game. It is exercise, strategy, competition, teamwork…. with a lot of skills that need to be mastered

What are the basic skills required for soccer?
A question many will ask and wonder about, right?

Soccer requires some fundamental skills and they can be cultivated in many ways.

The first is to observe what fits your bill. Where do you want to play and how? An attacking position, a defensive one, or rather stay in between, or perhaps become a goalkeeper, or ref… just name it.

Second, try to understand by observing what kind of skills are required, and work them out. Visualize what you want to imitate and perfect your imitation with exercises to become a master player.

Third, the game has many plays and players. With exercise and observation, you will soon find your perfect stand. Just remember it is a team game in the first place. Without team, no game. If you are not a team player, you better consider another sport.

Once you have decided where you fit, confidence and exercise will grow your abilities. Learning by doing as they say. Until you master your kicks and motion.

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What are the skills needed for soccer?

This brings us to an important concept. The kicks.

Essentially there are two types of kicks, the ground kicks and the volley kicks. Beginners love the volleys, but the art is on the ground. The position of your feet, the power and precision of the shot and the swing of your body need to be balanced.

Once this work is done, you will gain control of the ball. Inside cut, outside cut and cut under body will move the ball in the right direction. A precision needed when playing in team.

After the feet, the heading is important too. Use the upper side of the forehead to direct the ball. Popular techniques include diving, glancing, and flick

Not to forget the dribbling and the pass. The most popular in the game. These include several moves. From basic to advanced.

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