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How Physical Activity Combats Mental Health Issues with Children

Posted: July 04, 2018

Everywhere you go these days, you will hear a lot these days about how physical activity is good for your children. It keeps them fit and healthy and can help in preventing diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what is less often discussed, though no less important, is the connection between physical activity and mental health in children.

And this isn’t just wishful guessing either. There’s a lot of empirical evidence to back this up. Many recent medical studies have found strong positive links between physical activity and a variety of mental functions, such as more positive self-esteem and self-perception, sharper cognitive functions, and even positive effects on behavioral disorders like ADHD. It has also been linked to alleviating mental health issues in children, such as depression and anxiety.

In honor of mental health month, we’re going to explore some of the key ways in which physical activity combats mental health issues with children and increases your child’s cognitive awareness. We’ll split these advantages into several broad themes:


10 Tips Parents Can Use to Build Confidence & Leadership in Kids

Posted: July 04, 2018

Every parent wants happy, healthy and confident kids.

Here at Winners for Life Martial Arts, our instructors feel that teaching kids martial arts can help build self-confidence in children of all ages. The techniques we practice at our school help children become accurate in their movements, skilled in their learning and confident in their martial arts skills.

As a parent, here are some suggestions on how you can can instill self-confidence in your children at home:


5 Reasons You Should Enroll Your Child in Martial Arts

Posted: July 04, 2018

Let’s clear the air right away. If you grew up in the 80’s or 90’s, you likely wanted to be like the Karate Kid or one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s ok, embrace it.

Now that you’ve got little ninjas of your own, you’re probably weighing the costs and benefits of enrolling them in a martial arts academy. Since the days of mullets and Mr. Miyagi, the options for choosing a local martial arts school have exploded.

Martial Arts Are Something Every Parent Should Consider


A Must Have Guide to Pass EVERY Martial Arts Exam!

Posted: July 01, 2016

Martial arts exams are not quite the same as other regular, sit-down exams. In order to succeed in a martial arts exam you need to put a lot of effort into it.

A combination of physical and mental preparation is required in order to ascend through the martial arts levels and become a true martial artist.

Bruce Lee clearly states what the real form of a true martial artist should be and what the end result should look like:


Martial Arts and Summer Camps

Posted: June 01, 2016

 

What was the best feeling you remember as a child? Mine would be the last day of school… the start of the summer holidays! It was like someone would take the shackles off of me, and every day was a new day. Another great adventure for me was the chance to go to summer camps.

Summer camps are a great way to occupy a child during the summer holidays and can really provide more than just a few days of freedom for the parents.


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