Tae Kwon Do is Great For All AgesWritten by Joe Serpico
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Learning forms or patterns can really tax your brain. Many of forms have 26+ different movements. It's your job to remember them, in order, and learn them proficiently. In theory, by learning forms, it'll help you to become a better fighter. For example, one form might start out: high block, front kick punch left; high block front kick punch right. Turn 90 degrees, down center, knife hand left, knife hand right, knife hand left, spear hand. And so it goes. If you master these, when it comes time to spar, you can implement some of these patterns into your match.
Many people enjoy Tae Kwon Do, or any of martial arts for that matter, because it is an all inclusive exercise program. It's fun, it's challenging, and it's an excellent way to get in or to stay in shape. As with any exercise program, start slowly and consult your physician. If you haven't participated in much physical exercise in a while, your muscles will be very sore for first few weeks. Don't be intimidated by other students may appear to be in better shape that you are. Everyone started out as a white belt. Just have fun; and get moving!
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Centenarian or Bust!Written by Sherri L Dodd
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Aside from smoking, there are many complex formulas contributing to each Centenarian’s lifespan that ethnicity, socio-economical class nor special diets fail to pinpoint. The search will surely be relentless. In interim, there is another factor that has been proven to postpone aging process time and again – exercise. A new initiative – National Blueprint: Increasing Activity Among Adults 50 and Older – is striving toward a national campaign in order to make physical activity more comprehensible to older adults. This measure aims to include educational fitness programs, exercise-supportive advice by clinicians and even possibility of some of these fitness expenses being covered by healthcare.
Aside from all healthcare prospects, simply knowing that golden years are getting all this long overdue attention is a treasureable notion in itself. And, jeez, doesn’t it make you feel young again? From where you stand now to end point of your own century…makes me feel like grabbing a lollipop and playing a quick game of hopscotch.
Sherri Dodd is the creator and author of Mom Looks Great - The Fitness Program for Moms. She is an ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant with over fifteen years of exercise experience. She has lectured to groups on her fitness plan and is a freelance writer on the topics of fitness and general nutrition as well as the humorous side of motherhood.