Thursday, October 17, 2013

Change your life with Kickboxing Classes in Cumming GA - weight loss and fitness

Stuck in the same ole thing, People tend to get stuck in the same routine, They go to work, come home, eat whatever is quick, lay down and watch TV then get up and do the same thing all over again. They ask themselves why my joints ache so much. Why do I have to take all these pills? Then they come back with all these excuses, no time, stress at work, too old, too out of shape. You cannot change anything by just sitting on the couch and watching TV.  You must get moving. 

Change is never an easy thing and commitment seems even harder. The key is to just start. Start small, walk, one kickboxing class a week and then build up. The pain and aches in your body is your body telling you that you are destroying it. The old saying is true you are what you eat but you are also what you do about it. If you think you are too tired to start exercising then you are wrong. Exercising pumps you up and more and more will give you more energy. My own children can’t keep up with me now. It can be difficult to start alone but in reality you’re not alone there is care and support from everyone around you trying to achieve the same goals.   

However exercising should not be the only change, changing your eating habits is crucial to getting healthy and fit. Allow yourself to have small changes at first like stopping sodas, then breads, chips, and sweets. Treat yourself one day a week, and starting off have that one thing you crave, like chips or sweets, however just have a palm full of chips or one piece of chocolate. I know what I am saying may be sound nuts but trust me once your body is detoxed from all the bad foods it will crave the healthy foods. Think of it like your body is a gasoline car. If you put diesel fuel in the gas tank instead of regular gasoline what happens is it tears up your car and you have to spend money to fix it. Well the same thing applies to your body. You put lots of grease, fat, bad carbohydrates and sugars in your body it in a way breaks it then you have to spend money on medicine to try to fix it. Ask yourself what you would rather have to do, spend lots of money on medicine that may or may not work, or change your outlook, change your behavior, start exercising and eating right. I know that once you start treating your body right then your body will start acting right. Your body will slow get fit and tone but more important it will give you more energy, less pain, more ability to spend time with friends, family, and even grandchildren. Stop tearing up your body, stop putting the wrong fuel in your body and exercise; get fit! It’s never too late to make that change. Get up and get moving!

Instructor, Cumming Kickboxing Classes
Choe's HapKiDo of Cumming and Suwanee
3020 Old Atlanta Rd.
Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk - Kickboxing Classes in Suwanee GA can Help!

Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle Can Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Cancer. This one little word represents one of the most feared diseases in the United States. And with good reason, the statistics are scary. According to the American Cancer Society, 1:2 men and 1:3 women living in the United States will develop some sort of cancer during their lifetime.

All cancers begin by the rapid multiplication of a single mutated cell. But research has yet to pinpoint exactly what causes certain types of cancer to develop. If one specific cause could be identified, prevention and treatment would be simple. It is believed, however, that most cancers are caused by the combination of two or more risk factors over a long period of time. These risk factors can be broken into 4 main categories:
l  Genetics and family history
l  Environmental exposures
l  Lifestyle choices
l  Obesity and diet

Most people believe that a family history of cancer means their own risk of developing cancer is practically inevitable. Research has shown that genetics accounts for only 5-10% of a person’s total cancer risk. This means the vast majority of cancers are NOT inherited.

Environmental exposures account for 25% of a person’s risk of developing cancer. Repeated exposure to hormones and pesticides in foods, household cleaners, secondhand smoke, and toxins in the air, soil, water, and workplace contribute to this risk.

30% of a person’s overall risk of developing cancer has been linked to his or her lifestyle choices. While smoking is the number one cause of cancer, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity have also been shown to increase cancer risk. Moreover, not smoking, consuming little to no alcoholic beverages, and consistent physical activity can decrease the risk of developing cancer.

35% of a person’s total risk factor is linked to diet and obesity. Increasing evidence suggests that carrying excess body weight not only raises the risk of developing cancer, but also raises the risk of cancer recurrence and lowers the chances of survival for many types of cancer.

With an overwhelming 65% of a person’s total risk of developing cancer attributable to diet, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle choices, a cancer diagnosis can no longer be seen as a horrible twist of fate. Rather, this should be translated to mean that each person has control of 65% of his or her overall cancer risk. By eating a healthy diet, maintaining a proper weight, staying physically active, and not smoking, it is possible to considerably reduce the odds of developing cancer.

In response to increasing evidence that a healthy lifestyle can decrease overall cancer risk, organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer have published guidelines for what is now believed to be a cancer-preventative lifestyle. They include: 

l  Eating 5 or more servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.
l  Select whole grain breads and cereals over those made from refined grains.
l  Limit the consumption of red and processed meats. When possible, replace them with lean meats.
l  Replace regular milk and dairy products with low-fat versions.
l  Limit daily intake of salt, saturated fats, trans-fatty acids, and sugar.
l  Avoid sugary juices and carbonated beverages.
l  Limit consumption of alcoholic beverages.
l  Control your portion sizes.
l  Exercise for 30-40 minutes five days a week.
l  Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
l  Stop smoking.

A healthy diet and daily exercise cannot prevent a person from ever developing cancer. But even modest changes have been shown to have a positive effect on fighting cancer, both during its initial development in the body and during treatment. It is possible that by making only dietary and lifestyle changes, 20% of the American population currently expected to receive a cancer diagnosis could instead live their entire lives without ever being diagnosed with cancer. 

Instructor, Cumming Kickboxing Classes
Choe's HapKiDo of Cumming and Suwanee
3020 Old Atlanta Rd.
Suite 300
Cumming, GA 30041

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Choe's HapKiDo Karate Classes in Cumming GA teach the importance of Cumminity Service - Susan G. Koman Fundraiser

Choe's HapKiDo Karate Junior Instructors
The Junior Instructors at Choe's HapKiDo Martial Arts Academy in Cumming GA are very excited about our yearly fundraiser to support Breast Cancer Awareness by selling T-Shirts and Bracelets and donating the proceeds to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for a Cure.  This speech was given at our belt test in our Cumming location to all of our kids karate students, Adult Martial Artists and the parents and family that was in attendance.  A huge part of being a Martial Artist is serving the community, it is by teaching the students to give back that we can use the skills we learn at the Martial Arts School to make a positive impact on the world!  


My name is Siddharth Nambiar and I am a junior instructor at Choe’s HapKido. Today I would like to talk to you about the Susan G. Komen foundation. The Susan G Komen foundation is a fundraiser for breast cancer. Before she married Stan Komen, Susan Goodman was extremely close with her sister, Nancy Goodman. Even after Susan married Stan and Nancy moved to Texas they still remained close. In the 1970’s, at age 33, Susan received terrible news; she was diagnosed with breast cancer. To treat it she received a subcutaneous mastectomy. She thought that her troubles were gone; unfortunately 6 months later it came back. She learned that the cancer had spread to one of her lungs. She continued radiation but the cancer still spread. She became a stage 4 patient, the worst kind. The cancer kept on spreading to all different organs. Susan decided to travel to Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. There she received chemotherapy. Unfortunately, a few years later Susan died. Before she died, she made her sister promise to start a fundraiser to ensure a cure for breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise and soon the Susan G. Komen foundation was built. Choe’s HapKido and their junior instructors are selling bracelets and T-shirts to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Last year we raised an amazing $700. This year, the 30th anniversary of the organization, we hope that everyone decides to help Susan G. Komen by getting a T-shirt or bracelet. We hope to raise more money than last year. Thank you."

Choe's HapKiDo Karate of Cumming
3020 Old Atlanta Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 513-5436