Friday, March 29, 2013

XBOX And Greasy Foods Threaten Children's Health...

Choe's HapKiDo Karate Flowery Branch
I know that subject line is probably a bit of a shock, but hear me out for a second, because it's absolutely true.  We have a serious issue on our hands in Flowery Branch Georgia!

Flowery Branch Residents, and western civilization as a whole, has a big problem.

Somewhere along the way it became "okay" to live off of greasy burgers and sugary corn syrup.

Somewhere along the way it became socially acceptable to sit around all day and get zero exercise.

We're starting to see the consequences... Obesity and heart problems are at all time highs.

But the really scary part is, we still don't know exactly how bad this could be for our kids.

When I was a kid, we didn't have fast food on every corner. A "quick" dinner usually meant leftovers, but healthy leftovers, not a grease burger with extra cheese.

And we didn't have an XBOX or a computer to sit around and burn up our free time. For us, having fun was getting outside and being active.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not a cranky old man. I just think we really need to think about how different the world is for kids in the Braselton area today.

When you combine an unhealthy diet with a lack of exercise, it's a recipe for disaster.

Physical fitness is a cornerstone of what we teach in martial arts.

The reality is, when you have a healthy body, you have a healthy mind. You just feel better about yourself.

We do two things to help kids here at Choe's HapKiDo Karate...

First, every time they come to class, they'll learn exercises that are both healthy and fun.

Second, we help them develop the discipline to exercise outside of training as well. This is a lesson that Flowery Branch children really need to learn at a young age, so when they're older and have the choice between getting a workout or just sitting around, they have the discipline to take care of themselves.

Physical conditioning and healthy living are just one of many things martial arts can teach children, but it's also one of the most important.

The easiest way to see if it's right for you and your child is to come by for a free lesson. Simply call 770-967-1700, we'll answer any questions you may have, and we'll get you scheduled for your free lesson.

It could be one of the healthiest decisions you've ever made for your child.


Instructor Anthony and PattiAnn Rivera
Choe's HapKiDo Karate Academy of Martial Arts and Kickboxing in Flowery Branch and Braselton
7380 Spout Springs Rd
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
(770) 967-1700

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