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Avoid weight loss and diet scams. Seek a sustainable diet and fitness regimen for healthy weight loss and maintenance.

As human beings, we are hardwired to seek the path of least resistance. 

According to evolutionary psychologist Dr. Doug Lisle, animal behavior (including humans) is governed by pleasure seeking, pain avoidance, and energy conservation. In other words, we as a species are always looking for the maximum reward for the least amount of effort. This is no secret and unfortunately there are individuals and companies that exploit this knowledge for gain.

We all want to believe there is a better way, don’t we? There are numerous accounts of scams and schemes that have cost people hundreds, thousands or even millions of dollars. We have all been taught from a young age, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” And yet, multi-billion dollar Ponzi schemes like the one perpetrated by Bernie Madoff still occur.

The fitness and weight loss industries are no different. These companies hire very astute marketing firms that understand psychology and human motivation, and direct their marketing campaigns accordingly. As logical, mature adults, we understand that in order to lose weight, we must eat less and exercise more. If ever there was a magic formula for weight loss, that’s it – eat less, exercise more. However, since we are genetically programmed to seek the greatest reward for the least amount of effort, we suspend our disbelief when a company tells us we can eat chocolate cake and hamburgers, and the pounds will just melt away.

Let’s take a look at a few of the claims that the general public is being sold on right now:

– Chocolate weight loss diet. According to these folks, they will teach you how to eat chocolate and lose weight while you sleep. No, I’m not kidding.

– Low calorie food delivery diet. This company tells you to choose from some of the following breakfast choices: a chocolate frosted doughnut, a cinnamon bun, and southern style biscuits and gravy. What exactly do you think will happen when you stop eating special frozen low calorie versions of these foods?

– Hot dog diet. This plan, which allows you to eat just a few hot dogs over the course of the 3 days in addition to ice cream, peanut butter and eggs. Chow down on hot dogs and lose weight in 3 days? Sounds like a pretty good deal to me!

Perhaps even more telling than these bizarre claims is a report published in 2002 by the Federal Trade Commission analyzing current trends in the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry. According to the FTC, “despite the well-accepted prescription of diet and exercise for successful weight management, 42 percent of all of the [weight loss] ads reviewed promote an array of quick-fix pills, patches, potions, and programs for effortless weight loss and 64 percent of those ads also promised fast results. The ads claim that results can be achieved without reducing caloric intake or increasing physical activity. Some even go so far as to tell consumers, ‘you can eat as much as you want and still lose weight.'” *

Ultimately, the FTC concluded, “the use of false or misleading claims in weight-loss advertising is rampant. Nearly 40 percent of the ads in our sample made at least one representation that almost certainly is false and 55 percent of the ads made at least one representation that is very likely to be false or, at the very least, lacks adequate substantiation.”*

There you have it, hard evidence from the Federal Trade Commission whose stated mission is “to protect consumers from fraudulent or deceptive claims that mislead consumers.” Don’t buy into the hype from diet and weight loss companies. At the very least, these plans and products are ineffective; at the very worst, they could cause harm to your body.

We’ve established that neither diet plans that make ridiculous claims nor weight loss pills and potions that sound too good to be true are the path to healthy weight loss and management. The next option is a nutritionally sound diet, which significantly reduces calories over a period time to foster weight loss. While these types of diets can be successful for short periods of time, research indicates that they are generally not sustainable. In fact, a recent Women’s Health article stated, “by some estimates, more than 80 percent of people who have lost weight regain all of it, or more, after two years. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles analyzed 31 long-term diet studies and found that about two-thirds of dieters regained more weight within four or five years than they initially lost.”**

So what is the answer to healthy weight loss and maintenance? The answer is and always has been a sustainable diet and exercise plan that you can practice consistently for the rest of your life. This is certainly not as sexy as the latest whizz-bang fitness gadget, 90-day hardcore workout program, or Hollywood diet plan – and you won’t even get a free t-shirt! However, eating a balanced, healthy diet combined with regular exercise (3 times per week minimum) will lead to sustainable health and fitness. It may take longer than an extreme diet or workout plan, but the results will be long lasting and worth it.

* “Weight Loss Advertising – An Analysis of Current Trends.” 2002.

** Voss, Gretchen. “When you lose weight – and gain it all back.” 6 June 2010.

 

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

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

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

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We have been providing Martial Arts & Kickboxing classes to residents of Berkeley Heights NJ, New Providence NJ, Summit NJ and all surrounding areas for over a decade. If you are interested in Kickboxing, Fitness Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, or Thai Kickboxing and you live in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit, Chatham or a surrounding area, contact Martial Arts for Life at 908.464.2836 today!

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Health & Fitness Tip #5 – Make Health & Fitness Your Lifestyle

There is an excellent book by Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit, I highly recommend. The author has pored through research, conducted interviews and intensively studied the psychology and physiology behind our habits as human beings. As a corollary of his studies, Mr. Duhigg uncovered habits that dramatically increase one’s chances of succeeding to lose weight and become fit. He refers to these as “keystone habits,” or habits or small changes that have a ripple effect on multiple areas of a person’s life.

Habit #1: Exercise The Power of Habit: “When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. Typically, people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It’s not completely clear why. But for many people, exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.” (p. 109)

If you just get out and exercise once per week it can literally change your life. This conclusion is based on multiple studies in publications such as Public Health Reports and Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health. I firmly believe the habit of regular exercise is the keystone habit for healthy and fit adults.

Martial Arts for Life offers STX Kickboxing (Savate / Thai Cross Training), a kickboxing curriculum founded by Sensei Erik Paulson, former light heavyweight kickboxing champion. STX Kickboxing is a hybrid striking system which focuses on explosive techniques from Boxing, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Savate, Muay Thai (Thai & Dutch methods). In STX Kickboxing, students will learn a blend of elbow, punches and knees from each art. These skills are easily translated in MMA, kickboxing, and self-defense situations. From glove drills to focus mitts, to Thai pads, students will have a wide variety of striking options.

Kickboxing Berkeley Heights 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 Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of Berkeley Heights NJ, New Providence NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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

We have been providing Martial Arts & Kickboxing classes to residents of Berkeley Heights NJ, New Providence NJ, Summit NJ and all surrounding areas for over a decade. If you are interested in Kickboxing, Fitness Kickboxing, Cardio Kickboxing, or Thai Kickboxing and you live in Berkeley Heights, New Providence, Summit, Chatham or a surrounding area, contact Martial Arts for Life at 908.464.2836 today!

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Making our community healthier & safer since 2005.

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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Making our community healthier & safer since 2005.

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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This is a very cool video that was used to promote the Ip Man biopics starring Donnie Yen (great movies for any martial arts fan). In the video Guro Dan Inosanto talks about the influence of the Wing Chun system on Bruce Lee’s martial arts journey and demonstrates some techniques from Wing Chun and Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. For JKD aficionados, the Ping Chuie / Gua Chuie series on the focus mitts is featured towards the end of the video.

In well over two decades of training in the martial arts Guro Dan Inosanto is by far the most knowledgeable and well-versed instructor I have ever had the privilege of training with. His ability to seamlessly transition from style to style and historical knowledge of virtually all arts is unparalleled. And in spite of his tremendous martial arts pedigree and knowledge, he is just about the most humble man you could ever meet.

Master Dan Inosanto

Training with the legendary Guro Dan Inosanto.

 

Making our community healthier & safer since 2005.

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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It’s a THROWBACK! Check out our adult kickboxing demonstration at the 2009 New Providence Street Fair. Happy memories!

Making our community healthier & safer since 2005.

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness | Martial Arts for Life, New Providence NJ

In February, 2015 co-owner of Martial Arts for Life, Mrs. Michelle Brugger (who was several months pregnant at the time) traveled to the set of “Life & Living” to talk about the importance of Organ & Tissue Donation. As a tissue recipient, she has spoken numerous times at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence NJ and also at the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation in Edison, NJ. She has also been featured in the Sharing Network’s “Circle of Life” publication and their “Hero’s Corner” in The Bergen Record’s Newspaper in Education program. .

Liberty Science Exhibit

She was also featured in the Sharing Network’s interactive exhibit on organ and tissue donation and transplantation at The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ (see above).

In June, 2015 as captain of Team Martial Arts for Life, she built a team of 145 members and raised $11,968 for the NJ Sharing Network 5k held in New Providence, NJ. In 2014, the team was 156 members strong and raised over $12,600. Team Martial Arts for Life has participated in the event since 2012 and has collectively raised over $37,000 for the Sharing Network Foundation and brought a total of over 500 team members to this charity event.

She has made it her mission to spread awareness about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

 

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

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

Proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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Guru Dan Inosanto, a true inspiration to all martial artists.

If you saw Bruce Lee’s final film, The Game Of Death, you may remember Dan Inosanto from the infamous nunchaku duel. A Filipino-American martial arts master and member of the Black Belt Hall of Fame, Master Inosanto has graced the big screen as well as the cover of countless martial-arts magazines.

Our chief instructor at a training seminar with Guro Dan Inosanto in 2015.

Our chief instructor at a training seminar with Guro Dan Inosanto in 2015.

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

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

Since 2005, we have been proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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A Tabata / Interval training combination workout from one of our adult martial arts classes at Martial Arts for Life in New Providence, NJ. Our martial arts academy is located in The Village Shopping Center in New Providence.

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

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

Since 2005, we have been proud to offer Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Fitness, Nutrition & Personal Protection Strategies to residents of New Providence NJ, Berkeley Heights NJ, Chatham NJ, Stirling NJ, Gillette NJ, Summit NJ, Kickboxing 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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