Choe’s HapKiDo – Hey parents! It’s slowly starting to cool down! And hopefully, it’ll cool down a lot by the time we reach Halloween—which is in a couple short days…Can you believe it?!?
Speaking of which, we’d like to share with you our final Halloween Safety Tip for the season: Inspect Your Children’s Halloween Bags Before They Consume Anything.
Whether your child has allergies or you’re planning to visit an unknown neighborhood, making sure everything received is safe to consume is always a sigh of relief. Not to mention, you can have jabs at all your favs first. 😉
A solution for this tip: Include a pocket/ziplock bag full of Halloween candy with your child’s costume. They can still happily be munching on sweets while going Trick-or-Treating.
Choe’s HapKiDo – The idea of starting another diet or a 30 day workout challenge is always inspiring. Because as we know it, the battle to getting healthier comes up frequently. All we need is a whim of inspiration to get a jumpstart. The only problem about that burst of positive feeling is when it’s gone. Are we willing to stick with what we started? Does the diet fit us? Is the new workout regimen reaping in the desired results?
The fact is that losing weight is easier when we choose to make healthy lifestyle changes. This strategy is way better than trying to aim for temporary diets and workouts. And the results are impressive because our whole selves change, rather than just the outisde.
Lifestyle changes are kind of like the new life rules that we establish for ourselves. So, if we want to be healthier, the different angles that we should self-assess include —
Physical Activity: Being active throughout the day in addition to working out is just as important. Because we sit down a majority of the day, squeezing in mini workouts is beneficial. Those bonus workouts can include taking a walk around the office building, doing calf raises while heating up lunch, and holding planks or something during commercial breaks.
Overall Diet: Load up on the nutrients and avoid the processed stuff. When we feed ourselves well, our bodies are happier because they can function better.
Amount of Sleep & Stress Management: When we have too little sleep or too much stress, our appetites and cravings increase. And unfortunately, we gravitate more toward the high-carb, deep fried foods. This increase in calories contributes to weight gain.
Making lifestyle changes not only helps with better weight loss results, they are also meant to be small, simple changes. Examples include waking up 10 minutes earlier than usual on the weekdays, aiming to walk 30 minutes a day, and making it to bed by 10, Make them simple, manageable, and positive, and watch how the small changes add up. They’re almost like small victories that we experience daily, and they’re a way to slowly and steadily regain control over our lives.
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Today, we share with you a second Halloween Safety Tip. Another way to stay safe during this Halloween season is to pay attention to our surroundings. So that means being proactive by putting away things that may distract us like our phones and other devices.
We highly recommend this tip because anything can happen within a couple seconds. To have undivided attention during something like Halloween could make a difference.
What’s great about this tip is that you and your family can start practicing this technique wherever you go. Whether that’s dropping kids off to school, watching them at the park, or going shopping, avoiding to look at the phones and tablets allows everyone to be more alert of their environment. Plus, your kids will have a vote of confidence knowing that their parents are watching out for them.
We understand there are lots of exciting videos and social media friends to check out. But sometimes the phones/devices don’t hold high importance compared to other times in our lives such as needing to watch over the kids. Devices can be replaced whereas we cannot with the people we love.
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Choe’s HapKiDo – Hey moms and dads! We’ve really hit Halloween month! And it’s also a great time to start going over safety guidelines with your kids. As you know, Halloween is a great event of fun, but because we’re hanging out on the streets and possibly visiting unknown neighborhoods, it’s important to go over safety when dealing with streets, strangers, etc.
One area of safety that we’d like to dive into today is costumes. It can be a fun event to be out picking out attire with your kids. But as we browse ninja costumes and princess dresses, also keep a look out for different things that may interfere with their safety.
A Couple Safety Tips on Costume Choices:
1) Make sure costumes won’t catch on to anything or make your child trip.
A fitted costume will give you and your child confidence and relief that they can run around freely with no worry. Whether they’re just going door to door or running around for fun, a trip cause of clothing can end all fun.
2) And with masks, be sure they don’t block your child’s vision (peripheral too).
If masks are too big, or the eye slits are too narrow, they can really obscure vision. Not being able to see greatly can cause your child to run into something or again, trip.
We can have fun and be safe too!
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I Love Martial Arts Georgia – If you are not feeling great about yourself, stop for a second and take a look at who and what you’re surrounded by. Something as little as being next to someone who constantly complains or an environment that is cuthroat competitive can fill a place with negativity. If the environment and people are negative, chances are you’ve caught it, too.
We are our best when positive. When we’re surrounded by things like unsupportive people or an environment where we stop growing, we end up depressed, angry, etc. As a result, we take out the repressed feeling on people who may not deserve it. The solution? Change your environment.
And ifyou are in a season of talking negatively about yourself (which we all have been there), you also need to change your surroundings. Even if that’s just changing scenery for a little bit. Take a break from the office and step outside. Go for a walk or a drive to a nearby park.
You don’t have to, but it sure helps to be surrounded by a positive, thriving environment where people are wanting to help others improve. And that’s why we LOVE doing Martial Arts! The people here are the most supportive bunch, and we’re always bringing out the best in one another.
This is how life should be!
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Self Respect in Martial Arts at Choe’s HapKiDo – One of the things we see in martial arts that we LOVE: when students start respecting themselves. It’s easy to believe the negative talk others might say about us. We may also catch ourselves putting ourselves down or shooing away compliments, not realizing how it affects our self-esteem.
People come to our dojang for various reasons. The common factor is that they want to work on themselves. While some want to be more confident, others may wish to become more disciplined and focused. And while another person’s intentions is to become fit, another student’s goals may include to become a Black Belt. We get it. We all have things that make us insecure, but our members learn how to respect themselves through Martial Arts.
The beauty of martial arts is that you’re required to give yourself a chance. And not just once, over and over again. Everyday. Bad days, good days, it doesn’t matter. You’re having to push yourself to try to do your best. And at the end of every class, you see how much you’ve grown. From belt to belt, you see what you’re made of through learning Self Respect in Martial Arts
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