Top 3 Food Rules Every Martial Artist Should Follow

Top 3 Food Rules Every Martial Artist Should Follow

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Let’s talk about diet and nutrition, because they can actually end up being two separate things. Diet simply means the food a person eats every day, with no connection to nutrition, which a person consumes every day.

Nutrition is a scientific concept that measures the intake and utilization of food. At the same time, we have very little idea of what a healthy, nutritious diet is, how the effects of diet can vary from person to person, and even what an appropriate caloric intake is based on age, sex, and level of activity, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Furthermore, there are as many martial arts diets as there are martial artists. Before beginning any diet, consult with your doctor and have a full physical with a CBC, chemistry panel, and a urinalysis.

For instance, high protein diets are not recommended for those with impaired kidney function or kidney disease, a history of pancreatitis, and other conditions. Here are the tops three food rules for martial artists:

  1. Your body needs macronutrients – Carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Yes, you do need all three. Carbohydrates are classified as “simple” which are broken down and converted to sugar faster than complex carbohydrates – both give us energy and are important to the kidneys, brain, central nervous system, muscles and heart. Protein helps support growth – especially for children, teens, and adolescents – as well as immune system function and lean muscle mass. Fats are an even more concentrated energy package than carbohydrates, and thus pack more calories. But fat is also vital for metabolizing certain micronutrients, and building cell membranes.
  2. Your body needs micronutrients – Micronutrients are vitamins, minerals, fiber, choline, essential fatty acids, and other dietary factors. These support functions such as bone health, immunity, skin health, and cognitive function. Most Americans do not get adequate micronutrients in their diets, so many supplement either with specific nutrient supplements or a multivitamin or multimineral supplement. Different life stages and different conditions such as anemia and vitamin deficiencies require different intake of micronutrients, and dosing instructions should be paid strict attention.
  3. Your body needs hydration. Dehydration is a common term, but did you know that you can overhydrate, too? The Mayo Clinic advises eight eight-ounce glasses of fluids per day. Of course, if you are very active or if it’s very hot out, you may need to drink more.

There. The top three rules. How you arrange them – whether you go with less of this and more of that – is up to you. You can find a lot of resources online to help you build a healthy, nutritious eating plan for yourself and your family.

We also ignore the effects of stress on your physical, emotional, and spiritual lives with an estimated 10 million men and 20 million women of all ages suffering from eating disorders, and children experiencing the onset of eating disorders as young as eleven years old. Some even express concern about their weight and dieting at the age of five or six.

Even in male teens and adults, the pressure to “juice” or use anabolic steroids is seen as a type of eating disorder akin to the pressure to be “model thin” for girls.

Let’s work together to support and nourish each other, and work together to be healthy with Taekwondo.

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A specific part of our preschool and kids martial arts classes at Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek (East Coral Springs), Plantation, Lake Worth FL is teaching respect, and teaching when to use their new self defense training and when to NOT use them.  We find that our students become more confident to stand up to bullies.  And have more humility and kindness to others though their martial arts lessons.

We encourage parents to watch their children in their kids martial arts lessons.  We love parents getting involved!  And so do their kids.  Even better… join into some of our martial arts classes for adults.   You’re kids will love that you have something in common.  It will build a strong family bond!

Additionally, if you wanted some ‘me-time’?  Simply drop them off, and go grab a coffee.  They will greet you with a huge smile when you return, because they had SO much fun!

No, not at all! 

We find that people start at varying fitness levels.  But, you will find that you do get fit by doing our Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek (East Coral Springs), Plantation, Lake Worth FL martial arts classes.  Isn’t that the point though?

A fun workout that gets results!

Truthfully, the journey to Black Belt is an individual one.  Everyone can progress at a different pace.  There is no judgement on students for how long it does take.  What we can tell you, is that it is SO WORTHWHILE! 

The self defense skills you will master can truly be life-saving!
However, the other benefits of striving for Black Belt, like perseverance, never giving up, commitment and self discipline lead to life-long success.

You will find that your Instructors at Park’s Taekwondo Federation are dedicated to helping you on your journey to Black Belt or whatever your personal goal may be.

We do only have a certain amount of space in our martial arts training area.  To take advantage of our limited time offer…. The fastest way is to fill in form . 

Additionally, you can always call us, we would love to chat with you about what we do, and if our martial arts classes would be a great fit for you and your family!

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Make sure you wear comfortable clothes you can do sport in!  Not really suitable to practice kicks in a skirt.😳

Be sure to bring a water bottle to your martial arts classes. 

You will find Park’s Taekwondo Federation in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek (East Coral Springs), Plantation, Lake Worth FL have martial arts classes for kids and adults that are a great workout and lots of fun! 

Most students are grinning from ear to ear by the end of the class.  I am sure you will be too!

Not at all.  In fact, many students starting in our adult martial arts classes would describe themselves like that before they started.  So you will fit right in!

Give yourself some time, and you will be astounded at how much you improve!  You’ll find that our very experienced martial arts Instructors, are trained to keep their teaching simple.  So even the most uncoordinated person will develop ‘ninja-like’ skills!  Come see for yourself!

Yes, our Instructors are very experienced in this new way of learning. We have found students in Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek (East Coral Springs), Plantation, Lake Worth FL and around the country really LOVE our virtual and online classes – as they can keep focussed without distractions of other students and recordings can be paused and rewound for additional clarification on techniques.

We have our in-person classes and online martial arts classes.

Depending on your membership, live streaming martial arts lessons and/or OnDemand recorded lessons are a perfect way for kids and adults to learn martial arts in the comfort of your own home. Some people choose a combination of in-person and online/virtual martial arts lessons in the Coral Springs, Boca Raton, Coconut Creek (East Coral Springs), Plantation, Lake Worth FL area.

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