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7 Ideas to Finish Your Summer Strong and Healthy

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We’re deep in the dog days of summer – the hottest months of the year when we can’t decide whether we want cooler weather to come already or whether we want the lazy, sun-soaked days to drag on a little while longer.

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Myths and Truths About Mind Over Matter

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Sometimes, it’s fun to try to wrap our heads around those things that make you go, “hmmm.” To get your mental muscle-flexing, we’re going to play a True or False game today to explore some myths and truths about mind over matter.  The Questions Please take a stab at responding True or False to the following statements. Then, keep reading to see how well you did on our quiz! Mind over matter can help you lose weight. Mind over matter has no impact on sports performance. Mind over matter can create real reactions to fake positives AND to false negatives….

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5 Martial Arts Myths You Should Know

5 Martial Arts Myths You Should Know

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Merriam-Webster defines a myth as “an unfounded or false notion.” Often, we use myths to explain, justify or rationalize something we don’t understand…but this can lead to the perpetuation of many negative perceptions!

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Boost Your Professional Leadership Skills with Martial Arts Training

Boost Your Professional Leadership Skills with Martial Arts Training

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At MP USA, we talk a lot about the life lessons martial arts teaches us. Practicing martial arts can help us improve our physical health, our mental health, and our relationships. Did you know you can also boost your professional leadership skills with martial arts training. Who knew? If you’re a Stephen Covey fan, you’ve probably heard of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Number 7, “Sharpen the Saw,” is our focus today. “Sharpen the Saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have–you,” says Covey. “It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas…

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Life Changing Ways to Bring Positive Energy Into Your Life

Life Changing Ways to Bring Positive Energy Into Your Life

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Spring is here! And with it comes more sunshine, more energy, and new life all around us. This changing of the seasons creates a great opportunity for us to talk about some life changing ways to bring positive energy into your life. Today, we’re going to discuss our favorites. First, we want to give you the definition of “positive energy”  and explain why it’s important. What Does it Mean to Have Positive Energy? Although we may not be consciously aware of it, as the Mindvalley blog explains, “certain people radiate positive energy, and others negative energy.” This energy is a…

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Important Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

Important Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Heart

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Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Lub-dub. Listen up! This is your heart talking, and our conversation today is designed to help it keep pumping. As we discuss some important tips for maintaining a healthy heart, keep in mind that it’s never too late – or too early – to start making healthy changes to improve your lifestyle. “Keeping your heart healthy is simple when you look at the big picture,” says Wendy Fries with WebMD. “Get exercise. Eat right. Stress less. Watch your weight. Don’t smoke.” Let’s break it down… Why Does Heart Health Matter? According to John Hopkins Medicine, heart disease tops…

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7 Ways Martial Arts Stops Bullying

7 Ways Martial Arts Stops Bullying

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We hear a lot about bullying these days. Unfortunately, our schools and workplaces can all too often become places where we feel vulnerable, targeted and even abused. As a result, it’s important to develop personally empowering tools we can use to help keep ourselves from being victimized. Today, we’re going to talk about 7 ways martial arts stops bullying and how you can introduce these benefits to your family by practicing Merpati Putih- the martial art of the Royal Family of Indonesia – at MP USA. Say Goodbye to Bullying! Participating in martial arts can benefit both the people who…

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Keeping Holiday Pounds Off With Martial Arts

Keeping Holiday Pounds Off with Martial Arts

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This week’s blog begins with a little True/False quiz, inspired by a November 2018 article from Health.com called “5 Myths and Facts About Holiday Weight Gain.” How much do you know about holiday weight gain? See how well you fare! True or False? Most people gain 7-10 pounds over the holidays. True or False? Many holiday indulgences can trigger water retention. True or False? It’s OK to “ditch your workouts” during the holidays. True or False? It’s easy to lose weight in January. True or False? Water is a great weight-gain weapon. Spoiler alert! You can find the correct answers…

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Five Tips to Avoid and Relieve Holiday Stress

Five Tips to Avoid and Relieve Holiday Stress

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Let’s face it. Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can make Christmas feel anything but merry! When we’re rushing around to Deck the Halls, all the Jingle Bells can make our heads spin! Luckily, help is available. Today, we’re going to share five tips to avoid and relieve holiday stress. In addition to enjoying martial arts practice at MP USA, here are some ways to celebrate the season without feeling like you’ve been run over by a reindeer. Haul out the holly! 1. Ten Deep Breaths TLC’s best advice for keeping your sanity this holiday season is simply…

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How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

How Children Benefit From Learning Together With Their Parents

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We talk a lot at MP USA about the benefits of doing martial arts as a family. Today, let’s take the conversation a step further to discuss specifically how children benefit from learning together with their parents. Think of it this way. A parent is a child’s first teacher, and a child’s first learning is play. Throughout our lives, we continue to learn through formal education, extracurricular activities and life experiences, and study after study reinforces the pivotal roles parents play in helping their children succeed. From early childhood development and academics to social learning and self-determination, we’re becoming more…

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