Martial Arts Benefits for Children Beyond the obvious benefits of kids learning martial arts, there are several reasons to consider when enrolling your children in this type of class. Of course, they will get the knowledge to defend themselves if necessary, but it also teaches them how to avoid dangerous situations in the first place.
Victims often become victims because bullies and predators see them as weak. The confidence they gain by attending these classes will teach
What is the MyFitnessPal App and How Can It Make Your Workouts More Successful? What is the MyFitnessPal App and How Can It Make Your Workouts More Successful?
Sometimes, if you go to the gym by yourself, it can be hard to stay motivated and on track. However, if you get connected to a community of workout enthusiasts, checking in with them on a regular basis can be very helpful. Not only will they encourage you to keep going with your exercise, but they will ask you how y
Why is Aerobic Exercise Important As We Age At some point, we’ve all heard the phrase, “use it or lose it.” Even a young person who doesn’t participate in a lot of physical activity will find that their stamina, strength and endurance are decreased when they decide to use them-especially after a long period of inactivity.
However, as we age, our bodies seem to work against us even more and it’s important to keep up with the strength building exercises. When we put aside our
Surviving the Holidays Without Killing Your Diet By this time of the month, you’ve probably dodged the bowl of peanut M&Ms that someone brought to the office (why do they do that?!), politely declined the numerous fudge trays that have made it to your desk and berated yourself for even thinking about ditching your diet at the office party.
However, there is still one more major hurdle—the actual holiday itself: Christmas.
Hopefully, Christmas is about a lot of family, a
New Year's Exercise Resolutions that Stick Woohoo-Christmas is over and now you’re getting ready to start a brand new year! If you’re not figuring out how to continue your workout plan in the next year, then you might be considering how to begin one in the first place.
One thing is for certain, you don’t want to be a member of the “January Club.” We’ve all seen them—these are the joggers out on January 1st at 6:00am that are nowhere in sight on February 1st. What happened?
After-Workout Smoothies Improve Workout Results We’ve all walked by the smoothie bar at the club at some point, and thought, “Yeah, one of these days, I’m going to stop and get one of those as a treat!” But did you know that a smoothie isn’t just a luxury? By giving your body some of these helpful nutrients, you'd be surprised at how many benefits there are. Consider some of the ingredients that are up on that menu board—some of these are simply fantastic! Echinacea Let’s tal
Stretch Your Muscles and Prevent Injuries Stretching for many of us can seem like one of those areas of exercise that can be skipped without a lot of consequences. That is just not the case. It doesn’t take a long time and it can be incredibly relaxing, helping you mentally prepare either for your workout or your downtime afterward.
Many of the injuries that occur during workouts can be prevented if we would just stretch properly before and after our exercise routine. It’s
Sleep is Not an Option-It's a Necessity Sure, we joke about wanting a nap during some of our busiest days, but we all know that isn’t going to happen. It’s usually at night that we have the best chance of getting the sleep that our bodies so desperately need. If you’re anything like me, then your brain thinks that getting into bed is code for “Let’s come up with some great ideas!” If you’re prepared for these, then you can quickly jot them down onto a notepad beside your bed,
Sitting, the Most Comfortable Way to Die Everyone loves those invitations from friends that start with, come over, let’s sit down and have a cup of coffee! After you read this, the only invitation you extend to friends will start with, Want to go for a walk?
Sitting is now being called the new version of smoking—it’s dying comfortably and constantly. Yes, everyone is dying every day, but there is no reason to speed it up any further by sitting down for too many hours in a
Sugar, the Sweetest Enemy You know the second it hits your tongue—that sweet sensation that follows as you enjoy whatever treat you’re indulging in, and then the guilt hits. There’s actually a good reason for that guilt, as it is a sign that you’re not doing your body any favors.
Processed sugar is one of the worst things you can put into your body and it has more side effects than some prescription medications. When you put sugar into your body, it creates blood sugar spik