10 REASONS WHY WOMEN SHOULD STUDY MARTIAL ARTS

Learning a martial art is a great activity for just about anyone, so why should the guys have all the fun? 1. It’s empowering – Just about any form of exercise will help teach you about all the “limits” that you can overcome, but there’s something about delivering a solid kick or punch that really makes you realize that you can do some serious damage if you need to. In a world where women are unfortunately still treated like the weaker sex, it’s awesome to know that you can be just as tough (or tougher) than your male counterparts… and it’s even more awesome to prove it. 2. It teaches you to love your body for what it can do- So many workout programs today focus on getting a “beach body” or

IMPORTANCE OF COORDINATION FOR KIDS

A child’s physical coordination will ultimately have a bearing on his skill level in sports, academic performance and even attitudes about school and education, found a report by Lori A. Smith, president of the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. That’s why it is important for kids to have structured games and activities throughout the day that present coordination exercises. With your help, your child can work on developing coordination skills that can help him throughout his life. According to Greg Silva a 7th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate and author of the book “The Silva Solution” Teaching Black Belts from the Inside Out”, “martial arts in like

IS YOUR CHILDREN OVERWEIGHT? HERE IS ADVICE FOR PARENTS

If your child is overweight, there’s lots you can do to help them become a healthy weight as they grow. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to tell that your child is overweight. A child may not look particularly heavy to be overweight. And because more children are becoming heavier at a younger age, we’ve become used to seeing bigger children. Research shows children who achieve a healthy weight tend to be fitter, healthier, better able to learn, and more self-confident. They’re also less likely to have low self-esteem or be bullied. And they’re much less likely to have health problems in later life. As a parent, there’s lots you can do to help your child become a healthier weight. G

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