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Home Exercises for Martial Arts

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Some aspects of home martial arts training, such as those required to perform a particular technique, are specific to a particular martial arts. Others involving overall physical fitness and endurance are likely to improve performance in most styles. You can target your home workouts to improve both aspects of your training.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/331023-home-exercises-for-martial-arts/

 

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5 Stretches to Ease Lower Back Pain

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When you’re dealing with the aches and oftentimes debilitating soreness of lower-back pain, there’s a good chance all you want to do is stay in bed. Yet research published in JAMA found that any kind of exercise—whether it’s core strengthening, aerobic exercise, or stretching—is the best way to ease pain and reduce the risk of another back pain attack.

http://www.prevention.com/fitness/5-stretches-to-ease-your-lower-back-pain/slide/4

 

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Child Safety

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This month’s failed abduction of a 10-year-old girl on the streets of Philadelphia has parents across the country asking what more they can do to keep their children safe. Captured on video, the attempted abduction highlights the importance of children knowing what to do in a similar situation.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-higley/child-safety_b_1703608.html

 

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The History of St. Patrick’s Day

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St Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on March 17th, the traditional religious feast day of St. Patrick and the day he is believed to have died in 460 A.D.  The Irish have observed this religious holiday for thousands of years. But, how did we come to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the United States?

http://www.hellokids.com/c_20331/reading-learning/stories-for-children/st-patrick-s-day-history-and-fun-facts/the-history-of-st-patrick-s-day

 

Best Advice for Beginners in Martial Arts

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“I was nervous as anything,” Cynthia Rothrock said of her first tournament, after which she started to laugh.

“I was an orange belt competing against black belts in forms. I was doing the most basic forms, and they were so advanced.”

She ended up placing second in that event. It was but the first in a string of victories, for she went on to win the world forms championships from 1981 to 1985. In 1982 she became the weapons champion in the men’s division, as well.

http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-entertainment/martial-art-movies/cynthia-rothrock-best-advice-for-beginners-in-the-martial-arts/

10 Superfoods for Spring

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foods-for-spring-season-400x400There’s a food movement afoot: Eating well to look, feel, and perform our very best is hot. And as Jamie Oliver and Michelle Obama alike are showing us, this isn’t a matter of choking down foods because they’re good for you. It’s about filling your plate with delicious fare.

“Food, if it’s chosen well, can reshape our medical destinies for the better,” says David Katz, MD, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center. It can also improve our mood, focus, energy, skin, and metabolism. Here’s how to graze your way to a supercharged you.

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/

 

Top 10 Home Safety Tips for Kids

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Home — it’s where children grow and learn, the place where they find comfort, love and care. It’s where they can see, touch, explore and experience the world around them, so their minds and bodies develop properly. It’s also a place where children need to feel safe.

However, home injuries are a leading source of accidental death for children. Almost 21 million medical visits and 20,000 deaths each year are the result of accidents in the home [source: Home Safety Council ]. Media reports bring attention to the possible accidents that can occur, such as being bitten by a trusted pet, choking on balloons or wandering out the front door.

http://health.howstuffworks.com/pregnancy-and-parenting/10-home-safety-tips-kids.htm

 

Ten Reasons Martial Arts Benefit Kids

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In a culture that seems to glorify violence in everything from music to video games and television shows, the idea of enrolling your child in martial arts training classes doesn’t always seem like a good one. While martial arts-centered action films seem to be filled to the brim with violent behavior and gory injuries, you may be surprised to learn that martial arts’ training is actually very beneficial to kids. Like so many other things that Hollywood doesn’t always get right, martial arts isn’t quite the brutal, vicious pastime that it seems. In fact, these are 10 of the reasons why you may want to consider martial arts training for your kids.

10 Reasons Martial Arts Benefits Kids

 

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How Burglars Use Facebook To Target Vacationing Homeowners

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You’re out on vacation and you want to make your friends back home jealous, so you post every detail of your itinerary on Facebook, you tweet about it on Twitter and you check yourself in on Foursquare. It’s natural. We all want to brag about how much fun we’re having away, but what experts say you should be aware of is that all of this information can easily make you a target for burglars… (more)