Category Archives: Fitness

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Getting a Grip: The Wonderful Sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

By Andrea Pow

Considered by some to be the ultimate form of self-defence, Brazilian jiu-jitsu requires no hitting or kicking and is accessible to men and women of all ages and ability levels.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defence system that focuses on grappling, especially ground fighting. It was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals and eventually came to be its own art through experimentations, practices, and adaptations from the judo knowledge. Continue reading

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From Boomers to Zoomers

By Leigh Carter

Ten compelling reasons why your fitness should be at the very top of your priority list.

For some seniors or baby boomers, weight loss is the main motivator for getting back into shape. Busy lifestyles and work can get in the way of proper nutrition and exercise. But the benefits of staying in shape are profound! Not only does regular physical activity improve your longevity, it also decreases your risk of cancer, improves your sex life, and provides healthier skin and more. If you are already fit or looking for a little motivation to get back into shape, review these ten reasons for regular exercise and training. Continue reading

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A Simple Winter Equation

By Mary Kozicki

Healthy Minds + Healthy Bodies = Energy

Many studies have found that good nutrition, along with exercise, positively affects the health of our mind. This is especially important in children, from birth to adulthood, in creating a healthy learning environment. A number of studies have shown that students who eat a nutritious meal and engage in moderate exercise are better able to focus and have higher test scores. And according to these studies, the most important meal of the day is breakfast, which many kids and even parents miss. Continue reading