Nutrition

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Nutrition and Taekwondo Training

We are all both mind and body, two things constantly affecting each other through their close connection. Our mental state affects our ability to perform physically, the state of our physical body can affect our mental abilities. One important factor for both our physical and mental performance is the nutrition in our diet.

 

The benefits of a good diet are often not appreciated till the diet is actually practiced. It is easy to consider our compromised health to be normal rather than the side effect of poor nutrition.

 

Advantages of good diet when doing martial arts include;

  • Lower body fat, which is beneficial for speed.
  • Faster reflexes, a mental and physical aspect of martial arts.
  • Clearer thought.
  • More rapid improvement through training.
  • Significantly improved endurance.
  • Greatly improved immune system.
  • Better mood.

 

It is not difficult to know about the right food to eat, though it can be difficult to stick to the right food. Avoid all processed food and stick to food as it occurs in nature. This means steak and chicken rather than hotdogs or pastry. Cook fresh vegetables and eat fruit. We should know to stay away from junk food.

 

It can be a good practice to eat smaller meals every 2-3 hours rather than the traditional habit of eating larger meals three times per day.

 

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Drinking plenty of water, eating what we know is a healthy diet, and training well make all the different to martial arts and taekwondo training. We live better lives through doing things well.

Mouth Breathing

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Our bodies naturally breathe through the nose. While it is quite possible to breathe through our mouths it is not optimal, and mouth breathing has been linked to many health problems, both major and minor. Mouth breathing in children can compromise proper development.

Mouth breathing may occur because an individual cannot breathe well through their nose. This might be because of enlarged tonsils, nasal polyps, any of several disruptions to the airways, or because of a chronic allergy.

Children who habitually mouth breathe can compromise their lower jaw and dental development; they hold their tongue in the wrong place and keep their jaw open, leading them to form longer faces and misaligned teeth. Mouth breathing causes some facial muscles to develop at the expense of others.

 

Nasal breathing nose is necessary for the production of Nitric oxide, something required for appropriate childhood growth, oxygen levels, blood pressure, cognitive functioning and general wellbeing. Mouth breathers will compromise all these areas of their life.

 

Significantly for teeth, breathing through the mouth causes the teeth to dry out. This lack of saliva, as well as being uncomfortable, significantly increases problems with decay.

 

Even if the cause of the mouth breathing is treated individuals may find they continue their habit of breathing through their mouth. Retraining may be required.

 

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It is best to address breathing problems while an individual is still young, lest the breathing issues affect their development. If you notice a dry mouth, night-time snoring or simply become aware of mouth breathing, then talk to your Shine Newington dentist about any concerns.

We look after many surrounding areas, including Ermington dental patients and Dental Wentworth point clients.

Hints For a Heathier Life

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Eating a better diet makes all the difference. Even if we only feel a slight improvement it is worth the effort.  A healthier system improves every aspect of our life.

 

Make things convenient for yourself.

People often complain they don’t have the time, which is a semi-valid issue. Or else, they have trouble motivating themselves. But this is our heath we are taking about; making time to improve our health means we can do everything else a little better.

 

Try preparing things to use beforehand. Cut up some vegetables and fruit and leave them in the fridge ready to be blended in the morning. You may feel this is a lot of trouble in the morning, but if it’s ready to go you find there is minimal effort. Drinking some vegetable/fruit juice in the morning is a solid way to improve your health.

 

Most processes food is of poor quality, the exceptions being foods specifically designed to be healthy. Superfoods smoothie mix is made from organic ingredients, and is free from preservatives. This avoids all the problems associated with other convenient foods.

 

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Order some superfoods smoothie online and have them ready to use at home, work, in the car or carry one in the purse/briefcase. Avoid bad snaking habits by having a better option with you at all times.

Martial Arts Quotes

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Knowledge and mental attitude are part of any physical training, especially Martial arts training. A few insights, few good quotes can mean we approach our training in a more effective manner.

 

“By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist.”

In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.”

Miyamoto Musashi – The Book of Five rings

 

“Training is one of the most neglected phases of athletics. Too much time is given to the development of skill and too little to the development of the individual for participation. …

“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Bruce Lee

 

“In the struggle between the stone and water, in time, the water wins”

“Fall down 7 times, get up 8 times.”

 

Japanese Proverbs

“Use your head, or somebody else might.”

“The more you sweat in practice the less you bleed in practice”

Anon

“There is no finish line. When you reach one goal, fine a new one”

Chuck Norris

 

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

— Dave Barry

What We Have Inside Us

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The human body is a complex system. And while we are far from knowing all the details of how it works we do know that feeding it correctly helps it to function properly. The optimal way to feed our body is still not fully understood, but natural ingredients seem to make all the difference. Antioxidants have also been shown to be highly beneficial.

Antioxidants
The cells in our body are complex systems made of complex molecules. Damage to these cells and molecules breaks down the very materials from which our bodies are made; this is obviously unhealthy. Oxidation is one form of cell/molecule damage. Oxidised molecules lose an electron, which makes it easier for them to chemically react with other substances. This is rather like the rusting of metal, only it occurs inside our bodies. Antioxidants, as the name implies, prevents this problem. With antioxidants the cells and molecules of the body suffer far less oxidization, and only react in way that are healthy for correct body functioning.

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Superfoods smoothie mix has many natural ingredients, including many antioxidants. The combination of these ingredients keeps our bodies functioning optimally for much longer.

Self Defence for Women Sydney

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How to avoid many Confrontations.

  • Be aware of your surroundings. Keep a note of where police, petrol stations, phones and other facilities are. You may have to escape there. Look for somewhere to flee in an emergency.
  • Check any situation before you enter it, even if you have been there many times before. It is too easy to walk into a convenience store and then see it is being held up. With luck, you might even help someone else who is in trouble.
  • Don’t walk around listening to music or talking on the phone. This is a distraction, and you need to be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a distance from other people. This means all strangers, not just those who look suspicious. People with an honest face are sometime the worst criminals.
  • Never accept help from strangers. In infant school we learnt not to accept lifts from strangers. Serial killers have used this technique. Criminals will be cunning.
  • Walk wide around corners so you don’t get jumped. Walk wide around any blind spot.
  • If your car has a flat tire, either wait for the service repair truck or drive somewhere safe.
  • Never let a stranger in the house. Even children are used by criminals to get through the front door. If they want to use the phone to call the police, make the call for them.
  • If a criminal just wants your money, give it to them. No amount of money is worth even a moderate injury.
  • Self Defence classes can be useful for many women. The right techniques give you a better chance of overcoming your attacker, hopefully without causing legal problems.

Acupuncture for Pregnancy

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Pregnancy Acupuncture Sydney

There are many complex issues with our healthy functioning, and many more when it comes to having children. Yet sometimes the solution to ostensibly complex problems is a simple missing ingredient; people can find dehydration or lack of an essential nutrient was the cause of an ongoing issue. At other times we just need a general boost in energy.

 

Pregnancy can be difficult if the body is not at its optimum. It can be difficult to get pregnant, it can be difficult to deal with the morning sickness and side effects, and there is always concern for carrying the pregnancy to term. Good diet and exercise improve our lives at every level, but we may also benefit from acupuncture. Acupuncture aims to bring our body into the best possible balance, making us able to deal with whatever situations we find ourselves in. If we are fully healthy and balanced there is a significantly greater chance of a deliberate and successful pregnancy.

 

IVF Acupuncture Sydney

IVF can successfully deal with an individual woman’s inability to conceive a child, but it often takes many attempts. Acupuncture can increase the chances of successful conception and birth, meaning fewer IVF treatments are required. Mature age women who usually have the hardest time conceiving seem to have slightly greater benefits from combining acupuncture and IVF treatment.

 

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Acupuncture works like adaptogens – it makes us better at handling all health issues, even mental ones. Talk to MJ clinic in Sydney. Whether It’s daily stress or the desire for children, acupuncture might provide the missing element.

Self Defence

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  • In any situation the best advice it to stay level headed. A person who can think clearly on their feet always has an advantage. Of course this is easier said than done; we don’t know how we react till we find ourselves in such a situation. Breathing techniques help, as will familiarity with stressful situations. If you have been use to adrenaline before you are partly familiar with the situation.
  • Blocking a hit can actually work against you. An attacker expects to hit you or be blocked. If you can fend off the attack and dodge them you confuse their expectations, at least to a small extent.
  • Move the body. Standing still is a mistake. If you are knocked to the ground, keep moving and try to trip them.
  • If you have to attack, confuse them by hitting from all directions. Tripping them up helps. Anything that confuses them is an advantage.
  • Keep the confrontation as short as possible. If you prolong it by just defending yourself you give them more opportunities to land a successful punch. Attack and then get away,
  • Don’t hit their mouth. You are just as likely to damage your hand as damage them; and you don’t want your hands damaged as you need then to fight. Hitting the opponent’s mouth will probably give your hand an open cut.

 

If you have some self-defence training you may find you respond out of instinct. The best techniques in the world are wasted if you freeze up in a conflict. But if you are used to sparring and the adrenaline rush you will handle the situation better. Some people find they develop a reflex for responding to a situation. This is what you need when seriously provoked- responding before you have a chance to feel fear.

North Rocks dentist

Dental visits are sometime avoided due to the cost, with about 20% of individuals citing this as a reason for not seeking or delaying treatment.

People sometime delay or avoid dental treatment due to cost or inconvenience. This is much more frequent for those in low income situations, occurring with about 28% of these people. People with high incomes only cited cost as a factor in 12% of cases. Those living in rural areas sometime avoided treatment due to travel times and the extra cost (with lost time and income) incurred.

 

Wisdom Teeth Removal North Rocks

Wisdom teeth appear in most young adults, and often need to be removed as the mouth become overcrowded. This can be delayed for some individuals, though they will endure some pain or discomfort. In a few cases problem wisdom teeth can lead to extreme or life threatening issues. Treatment is essential.

 

North Rocks braces

Braces can be fitted at any age once the adult teeth are in place. Understandably some individuals will wait till they have the finances to pay for the treatment. But the earlier a person has their teeth straightened the longer they can enjoy the benefits.

 

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Dental treatment is often essential for good health, though sometimes just beneficial for appearance sake. But it is always advisable to have treatment as soon as possible. The sooner a problem is addressed the less difficult it is to repair. This also tends to make it less expensive. Always have dental issues treated as soon as possible.

Some Misconceptions with Orthokeratology Sydney

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The orthokeratology treatment reshapes the front of the eye.

It is misleading to think that the lenses physically push the eye into the correct shape. Rather, the hydrostatic pressure induced between the lens and the surface of the eye causes the reshaping. Fluid dynamics in the eye cause a redistribution of the cells on the surface of the cornea, reshaping the eye and slightly adjusting the focus.

 

Myopia Control Sydney

The exact adjustment of the cornea for correct vision needs to be very precise. That is why several visits are often required. Once the correct amount of adjustment is found the treatment tends to be quite stable. Continued use will not only allow near optimal vision, it will prevent the underlying myopia from becoming worse.

 

Keratoconus Optometrist Sydney

Orthokeratology is particularity well suited to Keratoconus issues. Keratoconus has a misshapen cornea due to fluid pressure. Orthokeratology corrects misshapen corneas, partly by working with fluid pressure. As such, this particular treatment is well suited to the particular vision impairment. There are only concerns when the impairment is extreme.

 

Ortho K Sydney Optometrist

Orthokeratology is idea for minor short sightedness through to Keratoconus vision problems. Talk to your optometrist about any vision problems. For Keratoconus Sydney optometrist Centre Eyes at Neutral Bay is highly recommended.