Monday, July 31, 2017
Some fitness facts that sound true may actually be myths or only partly true. If you want to be successful at slimming down and staying fit, it’s important to know the difference between fitness facts and fiction.
Although fitness experts have debated about the best time to stretch, the consensus is that it’s better, safer, and more effective to stretch after you have warmed up your muscles. “Before exercise you can warm up with easy movements that prepare you for exercise,” says Debbie Mandel, fitness and stress management expert and author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind, and Soul. For example, if you are going on a run, kick things off by walking first, she suggests. Then you can stretch your already warmed-up muscles.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Elevating brainpower during this impressionable life stage of adolescents is imperative to promoting independent life success. Follow the below tips to inspire the best and brightest brain performance and to enhance vital frontal lobe development of your teenager.
Teach your teen to conceive many unique interpretations of movies, books, political discussions,
unsettling school or peer issues, or works of art.
Encourage your youth to be a problem finder and solution setter for issues that arise daily and
discuss how academic content supports this expertise.
Ask your teenager to give you a “message” from a book or movie or hurtful experience rather than a long-winded retell without reflection.
Have your adolescent interpret the lyrics of their favorite song from positive and negative
perspectives and do the same for your song with them.
Watch their favorite TV show with them and share different take-home messages for the different
Push for a multitude of answers to a question or problem versus seeking the “right” answer.
Our brains are wired to be inspired – especially during teen years. Fostering creativity and innovation to tackle difficult and multifaceted problems – in and out of school – will drive successful futures of our youth for generations to come. As Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Sandra Bond Chapman Ph.D
Friday, July 28, 2017
Since its back to school time here is an interesting article to help parents help their children become more successful
4 MINDFUL STEPS to Nurture Empathy:
Your Child’s KEY TO SUCCESS
STEP 1: Teach the Growth Mindset Model
Tell kids: “Empathy can be increased with practice just like your muscles stretch with exercise. Practice is a key to success. The more you practice, the better you’ll be at understanding another’s thoughts and feelings.”
STEP 2: Emphasize Effort
Underscore process as a key to success. (“You are really making an effort to help others. Look how happy your kindness made Grandpa feel”), not the end product (“You delivered twenty canned goods today!”). This subtle switch stresses that empathy can be expanded.
STEP 3: Encourage Practice
STEP 4: Recap the Impact
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Is it true that martial arts students make better grades?
Why does this happen?
Because true martial arts develop individual character. Its not something that happens directly, character development is a bi-product of all the hard work and effort a student puts in to improve their skills. It's a bi-product of learning new material both mentally and physically which in turn add to the individuals character. Collectively the martial arts contribute to building the individuals character.
Here is a fact - it doesn't happen over night. Just as it takes consistent learning, consistent practice, consistent training to earn the next martial arts belt level making good grades and improving a individuals mind takes consistent learning, consistent practice and consistent training. The discipline brought on by the martial arts to accomplish this also becomes the character building discipline in making better grades in young students.