Your friend shared a great idea with you last week. A quick way to prepare two dinners at once. From one pound of ground pork she created two meals and cooked them both in the same amount of time it would have takes to cook only one. This first meal added quinoa and carrots to the pork and was seasoned with liquid aminos, garlic and onion powder, as well as salt and pepper.
The other creation used the same seasons plus ground red pepper, but you added a bunch of veggies that you already had chopped, including broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.
These new recipes were a perfect addition to the exercise routine that you have started. You have been experimenting with kickboxing classes, but have also recently started attending the some mixed martial arts classes as well.
Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) and other forms of martial arts continue to grow in popularity as more and more Americans look for ways to be more active and develop more core strength. In addition to these goals, however, there are also a number of people who are looking for a way to be more physically strong so that you can protect themselves in a number of situations. Finding a way to feel empowered when so many stories of victims are in the news is an increasingly popular trend.
Consider some of these facts and figures about BJJ and the popularity of other kinds of martial arts and the impact that they have on the health of many Americans:
- 54% of the subjects who practiced Tai Chi attributed an improved sense of confidence to their improved balance, according to a study of older adults.
- Approximately 3.71 million people in the U.S. aged six years and above participated in Tai Chi in the year 2016.
- Tai chi dates back as far as 2,500 years, according to some records.
- Even a single hour session of moderate intensity martial arts can burn as many as 500 calories.
- 6.9 million people in America age six years and older have participated in kickboxing.
- Children over the age of two should engage in at least one hour a day of moderate physical activity, according to American Heart Association recommendations.
In a time when 66% of parents worry that their children spend too much time on electronics, it should come as no surprise that there are a growing number of families who are working to prepare healthier meals and to promote active lifestyles. From BJJ classes to other kinds of martial arts options, there are a number of ways that you can promote a healthier lifestyle, while at the same time promoting balance and self confidence.