Spring is here and with the weather getting nicer more people will be enjoying time outside and along with that our nutritional intake may be different. You are probably wondering how nutrition and martial arts work together. Any physical training is like nutrition to the brain. Such as martial arts, it allows for cognitive development through increasing blood flow as well as establishing patterns in the brain. So the next time you perform a certain form or technique in class, your brain will recognize this foundation allowing you to adapt to build a quicker, better, and stronger skill set that is essential to brain development. Feed your brain with martial arts.
Well, like with any exercise routine you need to consume the right food nutrition to thrive and do your best. Everything we put into our bodies is comprised of nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins and fats, as well as micronutrients such as sodium, sugars and vitamins. Nowadays we constantly see in magazines, on social media, or on the news what is good nutrition and what is not. Please remember that nutrition is a very personal choice because it encompasses everything we consume. As adults, we have control over that, but what about children? They depend on their parents and guardians to supply a healthy and nutritious diet. A healthy diet throughout life supports normal growth, development and aging, helps to maintain a healthy body weight, and reduces the risk of chronic disease leading to overall health and well-being.
“To change your body you must first change your mind”. ~Anonymous