Browsing: Health & Fitness

by Bryan Balandowich It seemed fitting that with the first chapter being about starting the New Year right, and hint: this writing is full of many metaphors, a New year is not just Dec.31st, but can be any day, only you can tell yourself what day it is so to speak. Time in the grand universe is relative. Body Back Guarantees One of the biggest topics during this time of year is getting in or back into shape. Gym memberships sell hard and customers go for broke to get that beach body. Problem is that unless you’re living in the tropics,…

by Bryan Balandowich “The martial arts are ultimately self-knowledge. A punch or a kick is not to knock the hell out of the guy in front, but to knock the hell out of your ego, your fear or your hang-ups” – Bruce Lee Reflect on the past year Sit down. Close your eyes, and reflect on this past year. Are you the person you wanted to be a year ago? The only constant in life is change and in more practical terms and better to set a stage for our discourse, the great Director Steven Spielberg once intimated, “All of…

Today there are so many fitness trackers available for you to choose from various bands, watches and apps. All these gadgets are equipped with accelerometers and sensors to track you all day (and night) long. But do they really work or are they just a gimmick? Here are 3 reasons why if used correctly they can help you become fitter and healthier. 1. You can see your fitness goals: It’s one thing to have a sense of how healthy you are, but it’s another thing to see the numbers. Many fitness trackers can record your steps, calories burned, and sleep,…

With more than 30 years of martial arts experience behind him, Kimura BJJ Purple Belt Steve Baccari of Medford has been training under Master Jean Kleber since 2005. Steve has witnessed the evolution of martial arts training first-hand throughout his career and is always happy to share his deep depth of knowledge with Kimura BJJ students. Steve has been a guest instructor for law enforcement agencies and the U.S. military including the U.S. Navy Seals and national nuclear security team. Steve trains a stable of MMA fighters Kimura BJJ. In this article Steve lays out his 10 commandments of fighting…

by Luke Sherrell from AMN Academy What do you think is more important, Strength and Power, or Coordination and Flexibility? It depends on the goal I hear you cry! Plus, how strong or how flexible are we talking here? There is a big difference between achieving box splits when compared with touching your toes or bench pressing 200kg’s vs nailing a pull up. These are fair comments so let me put this another way. If you could be naturally gifted with strength and power or coordination and flexibility, which would you choose? In the absence of specific goals, the way I’d answer…

In this article I lay out  some of the top 10 Benefits of Running. But before you read any further or dust off those brand new trainers lying in the back of your closet, maybe you should also consider if these benefits are worth sharing with those closest to home. “With the top benefits of running including; Improved Health, Disease Prevention, Confidence, Stress Relief, as well as Mind Development and Co-ordination development don’t you think they are worth sharing with your children?” Today both parents and children are living fast passed busy lifestyles. Muchof the family budget is spent on gyms or fitness…

Pine Pollen may be one of the most potent and powerful natural food sources available today. It is the male spore of the pine tree and has been used for thousands of years. There are 115 species of pine, but only a select few are used for their amazing pine pollen benefits. Our pine pollen is collected from the Masson pine (aka Chinese oil pine) from the mountainous regions at an altitude of 500-800 meters. And what might just be the best thing? We can help you get your hands on this quality super food through our shop!  The Pine Pollen A…

I love Lemons..here are some different reasons why…. In this article I outline some of the incredible benefits of lemons. The incredible benefits of lemons The Incredible health benefits and uses for lemons. If you are a lemon lover and use it daily, be happy! The juice of one lemon gives you one-third of your day’s total quota of Vitamin C. Olive oil + lemon juice = strong nails! Rub the concoction on your nails for a few days and see the results—your nails will shine with good health. Rub the cut half of a lemon on your lips at…

With hot summer months ahead, July to August can present some potential problems for optimal training therefore I thought I’d devote this blog entry to getting the most out of training during the hottest summer months. Here are my 2 important summer supplements. These two important summer supplements have been chosen because they will help you to reach optimum performance during the heat of summer. 2 important summer supplements Magnesium Digestive Enzymes These supplements are great for those spending long hours out in the sun training and who wish to improve their performance as well as aid their digestion. The…

In this article I discuss some of the benefits of mindful walking or walking meditation and how such a practice can bring the practitioner towards a path of mindfulness. A path toward mindfulness The oldest evidence for walking on two legs comes from one of the earliest humans known, Sahelanthropus. Walking upright may have helped this species survive in the diverse habitats near where it lived—including forests and grasslands. Today the habitat of the modern humans are urban areas, and walking no-longer is matter of life and death but a matter of quality of life. As a low impact exercise over 10,000 steps…

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