Doctor insights on:
Boise Martial Arts
Not fast: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low fat, low sugar: The best diet for martial arts or any sport that requires speed and agility, is one that is going to help you to lose wt, without losing energy. If you want to reduce wt, i usually advise a low fat/ low sugar diet, with lots of vegetables, whole grains, and avoid refined sugar. The important thing is to be patient and stick with the exercise and diet! congratulations are your endeavor to train! ...Read more
Neither: Practicing martial arts should not make one shorter or taller. The most significant factor is genetic: the height of one's parents and ancestors. The second is eating a nutritious diet with adequate calories for your age and activity level. If there are still concerns about stature, one should consult with a pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more
Absolutely!: I'm glad you posted this question...Having studied martial arts myself and having enrolled my son in the study as well. 'studying' imparts not only self-discipline but confidence and self esteem as well; and can be great in potentially dealing with "bullies". The only warning would be the demeanor of the sensei(or teacher); your child needs to 'fit' with him/her so meet with first and decide. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi docs, can you tell me if some martial arts are better than others in terms of staying in shape?
Conditioning: Make sure that you stretch and warm-up properly to maintain good flexibility. Make sure that you learn and maintain good technique because you want to maintain efficiency in your motion. Understand that martial arts when practiced is more than a sport or form of exercise but a way of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes. Which Style?: Yes. Obviously, any martial art or fighting that involves contact with the head can lead to concussion, traumatic brain injury, etc. There may be some styles which may be safer, such as Tai Chi & Aikido. These arts rarely have percussive impact. It all depends upon how you train. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sometimes think it is creepy when adult men teach martial arts to little kids. Am I overreacting to the news of 'wrestling' with kids?
Who will teach them?: I can understand your concern but who else is going to teach them? Other kids? For the most part, martial arts teaches kids discipline, respect, and increases confidence in addition to improving their balance, cardiovascular health, and flexibility - all very positive things. Some schools allow parents to participate in class with their kids, and maybe you would feel more comfortable with that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- The pros and cons of each fighting style used in mixed martial arts
- Inguinal hernia martial arts
- The best martial arts for powerlifters
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Martial arts for people with heart problems
- What if my toes turn white and numb during martial arts?
- Martial arts hip pain
- Aikido martial arts
- Talk to a sports medicine specialist online for free