National Physical Fitness Month Challenges!

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May is National Physical Fitness Month!

As martial artists one of our goals is to work on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That includes exercise both in and outside of class.

Every week in May we will be issuing a new challenge! All students, parents and siblings are encouraged to participate!

Week One (May 3-9): SIT UPS! Do 100 sit ups (vary them) daily. It doesn’t have to be all at once. If you need to, spread them out through the day.

Week Two (May 10-16): LUNGES! Do 100 lunges every day! They can be varied (stationary, walking forward, jumping) and spread throughout your day.  Keep up the good work!

Week Three (May 17-23) CARDIO!  Add an extra 10 minutes of cardio to your daily routine. It’s your choice – running, jump rope, fast feet, etc.

Week Four (May 24-31) PUSH UPS! Do 100 push ups every day. Again, it’s okay to do them a few at a time. Let’s see how many the school can do!

Have fun! Remember if you have questions about adding to or improving your fitness routine, please see one of your instructors. We are here to help!

Nutrition and Self Defense

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March is National Nutrition Month!

What you eat and drink is as an important part of your self defense practice as your blocks and strikes. Good food choices make your body and mind feel better!

Everyone is different. There is no diet plan perfect for everyone. Make sure you listen to your doctor and pediatrician.

1. Be mindful of what you are eating! Try not to eat while you are doing something else. Think about why you are choosing a certain food over others.

2. Read labels! Watch for added sugar and ingredients you don’t recognize.

3. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables! Spend more time on the grocery store perimeter than in the isles.

4. Drink plenty of water!

5. Check out farmers markets, co-ops and other natural food stores!