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Category: Child Fitness

28 March

I just read this article from CNN discussing the findings from a nonprofit health advocacy group which found that most kids’ meals fail to meet the standards for basic nutrition and had to share it.  ‘Obesity on the menu’ for kids, group says Among the findings, of the nearly 3,500 meals studied 97% failed to […]

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26 March

We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives us energy, improves brain function, and primes our metabolism for the day. But children can be hard to please when it comes to giving them the nutrition they need. That’s why  it’s important that we make a tasty, healthy, […]

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18 June

As parents, we operate on two levels. Most of the time, we’re consumed with the issues that confront us on a daily basis — paying the bills, managing the household. But when a crisis happens and our child is confronted physically or mentally, we drop everything and snap into action. So I ask the question: Do […]

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06 June

Is your child hesitant to try new things? Children can view new experiences as exciting challenges – or as insurmountable barriers. It’s all in the attitude. The fear of failure is a powerful deterrent to trying new things and gaining new skills. It contributes to feelings of low self-esteem. It is a negative barrier that […]

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06 June

Why is self discipline so critical to your child’s development? Because, without the ability to use self discipline or willpower to delay gratification, your child will not develop the skills necessary to excel and to compete in an increasingly complex and competitive world. Everything in life takes work. Teaching our children to work and achieve […]

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06 June

What is the martial arts code of conduct? The code of conduct represents a system of social skills that, when practiced along with the physical components of martial arts training, form the foundation of all martial arts. Although the code may vary slightly from school to school there are some rules and behaviors that all […]

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06 June

When we talk about teaching martial arts values we are referring to the traditional values of respect, honor, integrity, loyalty and the development of other personal attributes such as humility, maturity, a disciplined character and inner peace.These are the elements that combine to form a solid foundation from which to build the character of a […]

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06 June

The idea of physical fitness may conjure up visions of workouts at the gym or an early morning run for most adults. But for children fitness and exercise really means playing and being active in all their activities. In effect, children are exercising any time they are participating in sports, riding bikes with their friends […]

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06 June

As parents we want to encourage our children to make physical fitness and healthy activity a daily priority. Like a healthy diet, adequate sleep and good hygiene, physical activity should be a routine part of their daily lives. All the experts agree that regular physical activity has significant health benefits. But just what are they […]

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06 June

Now what, you ask? I understand that physical fitness is a critical element of my child’s well being and happiness. But how can I motivate them to get off the couch and get active? The following tips can assist you in helping your child to make lasting lifestyle changes that will help to keep them […]

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06 June

Fitness has been shown to be the most important lifestyle factor for good health. Many health experts believe increasing physical activity and exercise is an almost magic elixir for improved well being. Yet, despite the proven health and psychological benefits of increased fitness, a large percentage of the population does not get a sufficient level […]

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06 June

Nutrition is defined as the process of providing your body with the food necessary for life and growth. In order to understand nutrition, you must realize that all food put into your mouth is either expelled as waste or converted into just four substances: glucose, amino acids, fatty acids and glycerol. That’s it. No matter […]

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