Tae Kwon Do is Great For All Ages

Written by Joe Serpico

Tae Kwon Do is Korean Karate. It means The Way ofrepparttar Hand and Foot (punching and kicking). There are basically four sections torepparttar 144574 art: Toning, Sparring, Forms and Self Defense.

It is a well rounded exercise program that encompasses muscle toning, stretching and flexibility, increasing strength and stamina through aerobic sparring and mental challenges through becoming proficient atrepparttar 144575 patterns or forms.

Most classes start out with warm-ups. These exercises arerepparttar 144576 calisthenics such as push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, trunk rotations, squat kicks and various leg stretches. For certain you will tighten your abs and strengthen your arms just from performingrepparttar 144577 warm-up exercises. Before you know it, you'll be doing fifty knuckle or triangle push-ups at rapid-fire pace and will be able to lean up against a wall and have someone lift your leg up so that your toes touchrepparttar 144578 wall behind your ear. Tae Kwon Do will definitely help you to become or to stay limber.

Sparring is fighting in a controlled environment. It's not street fighting and all participants wear protective gear: helmet, gloves, shin guards and feet guards, called kicks. Usually you will spar in three minute rounds. It's basically kick boxing. Then a minute rest; switch partners, then spar again and repeat. You will get extremely hot and sweaty. Jab, punch, upper cut, side kick, reverse punch, round house, hammer fist, bob and weave and repeat. It's an excellent aerobic exercise.

Centenarian or Bust!

Written by Sherri L Dodd

Can you rememberrepparttar millennium hype of 1999? Fast approaching wasrepparttar 144573 coming new year – 2000! Sure, it wasrepparttar 144574 mark of a 1,000 year period, but it was alsorepparttar 144575 mark ofrepparttar 144576 next century, which was a victory in itself and no less exciting. Periodicals, books and broadcasts would collectively take accountability for reaching another aged milestone. It was quite obviousrepparttar 144577 squeaky clean and fresh young faces reporting onrepparttar 144578 subject were not even privy to eight-track tapes norrepparttar 144579 game of Pong and I am willing to betrepparttar 144580 silent writers of many similar articles had barely a wrinkle to claim. Therefore,repparttar 144581 “we” that they would boast was more of a false possession to ownership rather than inrepparttar 144582 literal sense ofrepparttar 144583 word.

Fortunately, it looks like “we” will have a whole new meaning inrepparttar 144584 coming years. Rather than our beautiful Earth beingrepparttar 144585 majority possessor ofrepparttar 144586 actual hundred years gone past, more and more individuals will be claimingrepparttar 144587 title of Centenarian. Currently, sixty thousand Centenarians are living inrepparttar 144588 United States. And, amazingly, it is estimated that byrepparttar 144589 year 2050, there could be as many as one million. So what isrepparttar 144590 secret of these blessed souls of longevity? Was it diet and exercise? Was it their hopeful move torepparttar 144591 country? What could possibly postponerepparttar 144592 prerequisite torepparttar 144593 inevitable next beginning?

Scientists have long conducted case studies hoping to narrow in onrepparttar 144594 secret formula to a long life. Without a doubt, there seems to be a primary common factor. According to Dr. Richard Kerber ofrepparttar 144595 University of Utah, smoking is “the one thing that affects longevityrepparttar 144596 most.” And might I add, it is not only a relatively sure bet for premature demise, but also makes for a mighty unpleasant jaunt alongrepparttar 144597 way.

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