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Coronavirus and Cleaning Your Gear

Concern about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been on the rise across the country, martial arts schools are no exception.
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Protect Your Heart with Martial Arts

  All martial arts involve physical activity that increases both your mental and physical endurance. But did you know that practicing martial arts also helps to maintain healthy heart function and a strong cardiovascular system?
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Remembering Bruce Lee

  Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in the hour and year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac. November 27th, 2019, would have been his 79th birthday.
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Fighting Depression With Martial Arts

  It is no secret that an active lifestyle has positive benefits to your physical health. Experts also say that getting a good workout can help your mental health. If you’re feeling low, whether it be from depression, anxiety or general stress and a bad mood, there are ways that you can fight back!  
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The Bare Bones Facts of Bone Health – And Why It’s So Important!

  Your bones are one of the most important parts of your body. They not only provide the support your body needs to hold muscles in place and move freely, but also supply calcium to the body's cells, holds the bone marrow that helps make your blood and bone cells, and protect your organs. Without healthy bones, your body and life would be much different. This is (part of!) the reason why eating right and exercising are so important.  
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How to Not Go Totally Insane When an Injury Forces You to Take Time Off Training

  A few weeks ago, I was heading out to hang out with some friends after an afternoon of training. As I was getting ready, I became aware of a growing pain in my lower right leg, starting at the ankle and moving up the shin. It just felt like a bruise, so I ignored it – until I went to put on jeans, and noticed a swelling the size of half a grapefruit (or a large orange; I’m not a fruit expert) ballooning from the limb.
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5 of the Most Common Martial Arts Injuries (And How to Reduce Your Chances of Getting Them)

  Whether your martial art has you rolling on the ground and grappling, striking and sparring, or working with weapons (hopefully the unsharpened variety!), there are five common types of injuries martial artists tend to see. It is nearly impossible to avoid all injuries, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of injury that everyone who practices any martial art should be aware of.  
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Get Heart-Smart for February!

  Did you know? February is American Heart Month! Although you should be taking care of your heart all the time, no matter where you live, this is an especially crucial issue for those of us in the States: heart disease is the leading cause of death for both American men and women. In fact, one out of every four deaths are caused by heart disease.
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The Best Ways for Seniors to Savor Their Lives - And Get Healthier!

  Do you feel like, as you’ve grown older, you’re losing some of the best of your youthful attributes? I don’t just mean lush hair or tight skin – I mean the important ones, like a sharp mind and relatively pain-free movement. Since aging is inevitable, you may feel like you have no say in the matter. But you have far more control than you think!    
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Thinking About Adding Supplements to Your Healthcare Routine? Read This First!

 
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