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Do Kittens Cure Cancer? Do we know the best way to eat, part 2?

 

Do you like my title?  I figured it would grab attention.  Please go back and reread part 1 to make sense of this because I’m just going to hop into part 2.  We are talking about why we don’t really “know” scientifically the best way to eat.  Most of the studies are not reported accurately or true scientific studies are not being done.

So here goes:

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Do We Know the Healthiest Way to Eat? Part 1

 

We are inundated with headlines saying that science has now proven this is how we should eat to be healthy.  No, no this is what we need to do. Why can’t the “experts” agree?  Here’s my limited understanding of why we don’t know the healthiest way to eat.  Because it seems like it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out right?  We’ve sent men to the moon; we should know this.  

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Why should we test for Taekwondo rank?

 

I recently heard of a student who told one of us that they didn’t see the point of testing. I’ve been pondering this a while and one of the best ways for me to ponder is to write.

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Food for Thought Kid Style

 

Looking on the Internet there are hundreds…probably thousands of blogs on how to eat healthy for adults.  Not many people tackle how should kids eat to be healthy.  But we all know from observation that obesity affects kids as well as adults.  Eating is such an emotional and cultural experience, and family bonding time as well; that makes it hard to change. 

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Plan to Succeed!

 

Some people are planners by nature.  Others are not.  I tend to be in the not category.  I can spend hours pouring over a great healthy cookbook and not try one recipe because of lack of planning.  Is it New Year’s Resolution time yet?

But planning for health is so important.  Without it life happens and unhealthy choices become so easy!

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Maintenance is hard!

 

When I was in the middle of my weight loss I was on a roll.  Think snowball rolling down the hill.  Finally I was given some keys to weight loss and I was having success! It’s exciting to see a goal being fulfilled and that change is a motivator to keep on doing what you’ve been doing to see that change.  

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What to Expect, When You Start Training:

 

Congratulations!  You’ve been thinking about joining us in our adult martial arts program.  Our adult program includes all classes that are designed for adults, both taekwondo and Kisado Fitness.  Thinking about joining is the first step!  Second step come try out a free class!  But come prepared!

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Chelsea's TKD Journey!

 

So excited that one of our students took time from her very busy schedule to write down her taekwondo journey to share with others!  So inspiring Chelsea! Thanks so much!  We'd love to hear from others, adult taekwondo students or parents sharing their children's taekwondo stories.  If you've been studying martial arts for any length of time you have a story!  It amazes me the perseverance and inner strength we all build overcoming our own unique challenges.

 

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Perseverance is for adults too.. And courage...

 

I’d like to share some more of my personal taekwondo journey.  In my previous blog I mentioned what I love about adult martial arts.  Now I’d like to comment on some of the low points in my taekwondo journey.

 

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Why I love adult martial arts!

 

I just asked our adult martial artists to comment on our Facebook page; what do you like about adult taekwondo classes.  (Or don’t like)  So I thought it time to share a bit of my journey.

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I love to cook!

 

Remember my previous blog “I love to eat”? Now I love to cook!  I’ve always enjoyed cookbooks, the ones with pictures especially.  I’ll buy a new one and browse through all the pictures and look at the ingredients to see which ones sound like something I’d actually love to eat. I’ve actually got a few that I’ve never tried a recipe out of…should of returned them I guess.

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Martial Arts: The Fountain of Youth?

Many adults are discovering the life changing benefits of martial arts.  Do you want to stay "forever young"?

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When I Eat I Feel Guilty

The news media has inundated us with nutrition advice from every source imaginable.  What am I to do?

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The Rewards of Routine

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The Challenge is nearing an end!

 

Well our challenge time is almost over.  How has it been going?  March 31st measure, weigh, and count your push-ups and let us know your achievements, so we can celebrate with you!  I would love to share some of your journey stories on our blog!  Write them up or if you don’t want to write, call Rise Martial Arts and ask for Tammy or e-mail us at info@RiseWithMartialArts.com for an interview and I will write up your story for you.  Let your success motivate someone else!

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Tournament Time: The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

 

Everyone wants to win first place.  It’s human nature.  No one goes to a tournament hoping to come in last.  But someone has to.  Last tournament I was out on the first round of sparring, counter aggression, and board breaking.  So this cycle I worked harder on counter aggression, trying to figure out what the judges were looking for. 

 

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Learning curve

Sorry just found out I wasn't doing my links right.  So I will repost the links here...hopefully correctly.

This video and the links are really worth your time, so please try them again!

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Why is it so hard to make myself do the right thing?

 

In our kids taekwondo and cubs (pre school) taekwondo classes we teach the meaning of self-control in a fun way, complete with hand motions.  I will make myself (thumbs pointing to ourselves) do the right thing.  (Finger pointing out pumping, like a mom, saying “do the right thing”)  =) But we all know kids don’t always want to do the right thing, because they would rather talk to their neighbors in class than listen to the teacher or would rather wiggle than sit still.  It’s hard to make yourself do the right thing.  But as adults doing the right thing takes on a different meaning.  We want to sit still and Facebook or read or watch TV or what ever rather than getting up and playing.  Playing takes the self-control rather than the sitting still.  

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I LOVE TO EAT!

I've been told that 70-80% of the finess battle is in what we eat!  Check out the video of a fellow martial artist's battle with a debilitating disease to see how healthy eating helped her.

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Why Adult Martial Arts? (Part 2)

Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults

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