Getting Up a Good Head of Steam
When you were thinking about the life you would live as a senior citizen, you may have held that old idea of sitting on a rocking chair and watching the world go by. That silly idea for some reason seems like an ideal situation for people in their golden years.But what is ideal for you from a quality of life point of view is to be an active and energetic senior citizen and not to see retirement as your time to stop moving about completely. In fact, there are plenty of good reasons that you should get out and walk every day. If you make it as much a part of your daily routine as your morning coffee, there are tons of great benefits that you will reap.Of course, your kids and your doctor already been on you about the benefits of walking for your health. And those are valid to be sure. Walking will keep your blood flowing, improve your circulation, do your appetite a world of good and keep your joints and muscles limber and exercised. What that means is that the more you walk, the longer you will be able to walk. So if you see older seniors around your neighborhood or in your retirement apartment moving about in wheelchairs or walkers and you don’t like that prospect for yourself, then get out of that chair and get out there and walk.But there are many benefits that making walking part of your lifestyle can bring your way that have nothing to do with health. That tired out old phrase of “getting some fresh air” has more wisdom to it than you know. As you continue to process your transition from a busy adult life to retirement life, there is a lot to think bout. For good solid decision making, there is nothing better than a brisk walk with all the oxygen it will give to your brain.You should make it policy never to make a decision late at night, after a few drinks or when you are upset if you have not gotten out of your home for a few days. Hold that major decision for the walking trail. If you have good blood flow… Read more
What A Cardio Dance Workout Does To Your Body
More people are now aware of the fact that having a good exercise regimen is crucial to have a healthy life. This is due to the fact that more people are now cognizant of the health benefits of having a good workout regimen. There are many reasons why people are exercising, but all have one and the same goal, to live a healthier life.The good thing about exercise is that there is no specific routine or type of exercise that must be followed. As long as you’re sweating it out, moving your muscles and increasing your heart rate, it’s good enough. This is the reason people can choose the type of exercise that is in line with their interests. One type exercise that is increasing in popularity is cardio dance workout.
A cardio dance workout borrows many movements from different dance disciplines and incorporates it into exhilarating dance routines. Dance disciplines such as Jazz, African, and Ballet are evident in a cardio dance routine. A cardio dance workout isn’t simply a humdrum dance class. Dance classes focus on memorizing certain routines and involve a number of technical moves. On the other hand, a cardio dance workout has a twist of science to it since it incorporates specific moves that increase the heart rate of people effectively. Having an increased heart rate is what triggers your metabolism to work faster, and when it does, your body will be able to burn fat in a more efficient manner.
Since burning fat is the primary objective of a cardio dance workout, it makes sure that the exercise allows the body to maintain optimum heart rate levels for a prolonged duration. However exceeding optimal heart rate conditions can have negative effects on the body especially for those with heart conditions. This is why people have the option to choose the degree of difficulty of a cardio dance workout. Some classes are done at a slower tempo, allowing beginners to have an easier time in keeping up and perfor… Read more
How to Learn Krav Maga the Right Way
By The Editor
If you want to learn self-defense to help you survive tough situations you may encounter on a daily basis, learn Krav Maga because it uses the most practical and effective methods available. There are no artsy moves, nothing fancy, only pure natural body movements that are realistically applicable to various dangerous situations like thugs pointing a knife up your throat, for example.
The History of Krav Maga
A Hungarian-Israeli martial arts expert named Imi Lichtenfeld found this unique defense system dating back the Nazis’ regime. He was very good at both wrestling and boxing, found a way to improve these skills, and later fused them to what is now known as Krav Maga. During the 1930s, he taught this to the Jewish military and even the public in order to defend themselves against the Nazi soldiers. In the 1940s, Imi fled and relocated to Israel where he began to teach this combat method. The Israeli Defense forces later adopted his techniques in their hand-to-hand combat encounters during the war. Over the years, Krav Maga has been revised to better serve the military forces around the world and was even incorporated in such martial arts including, Jujitsu, Karate, and even Wrestling.
Learning Krav Maga
One good thing about it is that you can learn Krav Maga in a day or two if you’re willing to pay attention and remember all the basic moves being taught by your master. Once you do, you can now deal with attacks quickly and effectively. This is one of the main reasons why this has been incorporated in military and police defense operations.
If you are serious to learn Krav Maga the right way, then you must take a course with an exact duration of how long the training will last. Some people get good at it even within a short period. Others continue intensively for a couple of weeks, even months until they have perfected the skill. It really depends on your prefe… Read more