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Martial Arts for Life New Providence, NJ

Making our community healthier & safer, one person at a time.

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

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June 19, 2012 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

No Excuses! The Holidays Are Officially Over!

Just a Quick Reminder: The Holidays Are Officially Over!

If you’re like many adults you made a promise to yourself that once the Holidays were over you were going to start eating right, exercising and concentrating on better health and fitness. Well, the Holidays are now over and it’s time to take action!

That’s why we’re inviting you to check out our Thai Kickboxing class. We offer a fast-paced exciting workout based on real Martial Arts that is GUARANTEED to get results. We also offer complimentary nutritional counseling from a certified nutritional consultant and we specialize in beginners.

We have limited space available for motivated men and women. Call NOW to reserve your spot! 908.464.2836

Martial Arts for Life

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Personal Improvement and Self Defense to individuals and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website athttp://www.BeginKarate.com to learn more about our Academy and our programs.

January 7, 2010 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Holiday Eating: 5 Tips for Healthy Holidays!

Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season!

Did you know the average adult gains 7 pounds during the Holiday Season?!

Below are some tips for healthy eating during a very challenging time of the year – the Holidays! We all know that food (and drink) can be an important part of many holiday celebrations. It can be quite challenging not to overindulge, especially when anticipating a new exercise and diet plan that you’ll start January 1st, 2010! Rest assured you can enjoy your favorite holiday foods and still maintain your weight.

1.) Be physically active. Everyone’s schedule gets hectic around the Holidays with parties, shopping, visiting family, etc. Physical activity such as brisk walking, jogging, or cycling can help regulate your appetite and burn extra calories from holiday eating.

2.) Decide in Advance (D.I.A.). Before attending a holiday party or event decide in advance what foods are important to you to eat, how many drinks you’re going to have, and what desserts you would like to partake in. Don’t allow yourself to stray from your plan – moderation and self-discipline are the keys here.

3.) Choose beverages wisely. Alcoholic drinks are high in calories – some liquors contain up to 450 calories per glass. If you must drink, limit yourself to one or two drinks per occasion and try to choose “light” beers and wine drinks.

4.) Don’t go to a party hungry. Enjoy a light snack prior to arriving at a party. If you go to a party on an empty stomach you are much more likely to overeat and make poor food choices. Consider having a piece of fruit or a cup of yogurt before you head off to celebrate.

5.) Chew gum. This is a simple little trick that can help you avoid diving into the bowls of snacks or buffet table.

Martial Arts for Life – Proud to offer Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Development to individuals and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

December 9, 2009 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Health Risks of Diet Soda

This was originally featured on AOL Health and was written by Deborah R. Huso
Diet Cola

Diet Cola

If you think you’re doing yourself a favor by drinking diet soda instead of the real deal, think again. It’s true you may be protecting your waistline from empty calories, but new research suggests you may be beating up your kidneys instead.

Over the weekend, researchers from the Nurse’s Health Study  in Boston released findings that indicate women who drink two or more diet sodas a day experienced a 30 percent drop in kidney function over the course of a two decades long study. More than 3,000 women participated in the study, the median age being 67. Lead researcher Julie Lin, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a physician at Brigham Women’s Hospital says the outcomes were especially startling because the women surveyed all had health kidney function at the start of the research.

After critically analyzing the beverage intake of study participants, researchers found those who drank two or more diet sodas daily had a significant dip in the kidneys’ glomerular filtration rate, which measures kidney function. Natural aging generally results in a decreased filtration rate of about 1 mL per minute per year after age 40. In contrast, the rate of those who consumed diet soda significantly decreased by 3mL per minute per year. The study showed no link between decreased kidney function and other beverages or any decreased function in women who had less than two diet sodas a day.

This doesn’t mean your kidneys are safe, however, if you opt for regular sodas. A study published earlier this year in PLoS ONE, a journal of the Public Library of Science showed that women drinking two or more cans of regular soda a day are nearly twice as likely to suffer from early signs of kidney disease as non-soda drinkers. Researchers don’t understand the cause for certain but suspect it has to do with the intake of large amounts of high fructose corn syrup.

With some 26 million Americans suffering from chronic kidney disease, it’s obviously become a national health problem. While studies to date on the relationship between kidney function and soda (diet or regular) have been small, they add more fuel to the fire for cutting soda intake, even if you’re a diet drinker. When it comes to your health, water is always the best beverage.

Definitely some food for thought. Even drinking diet soda a few times a week seems to be a poor choice. If you’re serious about changing your diet and appearance consider becoming part of our team. Nutritional consulting is included (at no extra charge) with all our adult programs.

Martial Arts for Life – Proud to offer Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Development to individuals and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

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November 6, 2009 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bruce Lee vs. The Karate Kid

This is an amusing commercial from a few years back. If you’re old enough to know who Arnold from Happy Days is, you’ll get a kick out of it.

Martial Arts for Life – Proud to offer Martial Arts, Fitness, & Personal Development to individuals and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teen Fitness Network & Martial Arts

 

Heavy Weight Advice For Teens

Heavy Weight Advice For Teens

Below is a link to Mr. John Graden’s Article entitled, “HEAVY WEIGHT ADVICE FOR TEENS.”

Check out Mr. Graden’s article here:  http://www.teenfitnessconnection.org/tfn/mma.php#

Martial Arts for Life has been a proud charter member of Mr. Graden’s Martial Arts Teachers’ Association since 2005.

Please contact us with any questions or for a FREE Introductory Program. Call us at 908.464.2836.

Martial Arts for Life

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Life Skills, Fitness Training to children, teens, and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn about our Academy and our programs.

 

June 17, 2009 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Shape Up Programs at Martial Arts for Life

Shape up for Summer!

Shape up for Summer!

Summer “Shape – Up” Specials at Martial Arts for Life

If you’d like to try something new to get in shape this summer, consider our Thai Kickboxing Program.

– Your muscles will be toned and tight. Your clothes will fit you better. We strive to develop not just the type of body you can show off at the beach – but the kind of body you can use. You’ll have power, but you won’t be slow or bulky.

– You will quickly notice an improvement in your level of energy and mental focus.

– Sculpt, chisel, and create functional muscles that you’ve never had before, even from weights.

– You will get an incredibly complete, intense workout in less than 1/2 the time of a traditional strength training workout. Finally, more time to enjoy life.

– It’s a great way to get in your exercise if you’re trying to lower your blood pressure AND it’s also easy enough to follow for someone who hasn’t worked out in 20 years

…The choice is yours. You can either waste your time in some overcrowded class at the gym and throw thousands of random punches with no rhyme or reason OR…you can accomplish two things at once – fitness and ingrained self-defense techniques!

Give us a call and try our program for FREE! No strings attached. Mention that you read our Blog and you will also receive a complimentary nutritional consultation!

We have limited space available for motivated men and women. Call NOW to reserve your spot! 908.464.2836

Martial Arts for Life

The Village Shopping Center, 1260 Springfield Ave., New Providence, NJ 07974

Proud to offer Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Personal Improvement and Self Defense to individuals and families in New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Union County NJ, Morris County NJ and all surrounding areas.

P.S. Visit our website at http://www.BeginKarate.com to learn more about our Academy and our programs.

 

 

May 13, 2009 Posted by | Martial Arts & Fitness | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment