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WHAT IS ADHD?

Posted: March 11, 2021

WHAT IS ADHD?

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

is a treatable, neurodevelopmental disorder found in kids, teens, and adults.ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in children. Its core symptoms are inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity. Between 60% and 85% of kids (ages 6-12) diagnosed with ADHD may continue to have ADHD as teens (ages 13-17), although the symptoms may look different as your child gets older. These symptoms can affect them at home, at school, and in social situations.


NAH.. I'M TOO OLD FOR THAT, BUT ARE YOU REALLY?

Posted: February 14, 2021

Adults often believe martial arts trainings is just for kids. When an adult does peak interest in getting on the mat for themselves, one of the first things that gets exposed is the their insecurity…

“I don’t want to look silly out there.”

“I don’t like doing that sort of thing with a group, I’m more of a one-on-one kind of person.”


Power me up With Bananas

Posted: February 12, 2021

As you are aware, the martial arts and exercises places heavy demands upon your body. It can rob you of many nutrients as it makes you stronger. One of the best fruits to eat post-workout is a banana. It can help with your post-workout recovery as it is an excellent source of potassium and easy to digest. Bananas help with heart health and blood pressure as well.

Not getting enough potassium can contribute to high blood pressure and increase risk for stroke. Additionally, many medications to treat these conditions drain the body of potassium, so eating bananas can help with replenishment of this nutrient.

Bananas are also great energizers for a pre-workout power up. On your next visit to the dojang or dojo, rather than reach for an energy bar or power drink, bananas provide a low-cost and natural alternative. They provide a quick pick-me-up and replace the important vitamins and minerals you lose during your strenuous free-sparring or ground and pound workouts. In addition, the potassium-rich banana is essential for muscle health.


NEW YEAR! NEW START!

Posted: February 01, 2021

Secrets of Self-Discipline: How to Become Supremely Focused

We all know how entering the new year goes. You make a list of New Year’s Resolutions and do well at implementing them for about the first month or so, then the motivation and desire to fulfill those resolutions gets lost by the end of the year. Here at ATA Martial Arts, we challenge you to make 2020 the year of fulfilled New Year’s Resolutions. If you need help figuring out resolutions, we suggest following along with the Life Skill Cycle over 

Discipline : Is to obey what is right.


SMART SNACK: Food that Boosts your Brain Power!

Posted: February 01, 2021

Back to school is in full force, which means parents and students are filling their schedules with homework. Between learning new math equations and sports like Martial Arts, it’s a good idea to add foods to your diet that improve brain health and memory.  

 

Here are nine easy “grab-and-go” items that will help you stay at the top of your game!


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