Why are we concerned with nutrition as a martial arts school?? We are all about total success for your mind and body, and we understand the important role nutrition plays in your success.  If you eat right and get plenty of exercise, you’ll feel great, look great, and increase your strength, focus and energy.  Isn’t that what we all want?

 

Good nutrition is a healthy diet for the body & mind.  It is knowing the right foods to eat, and having the support and discipline to eat them.  It’s knowledge and action!

 

  • At JP Wood Martial Arts we encourage healthy nutrition for the betterment of all our families:
  • Each year we have fun with our Nutrition Challenge Week where all our students strive to eat five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day along with healthy eating all week long.
  • We have a yearly Nutrition Seminar with guest speakers for all our families.
  • We offer Nutrition information and support in our Kickin’ Workout Classes.

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 How can you develop good nutrition for yourself or your family?

 

  • Give yourself time in the morning to start out right with a healthy breakfast including good sources of protein (You should eat at least 15 grams of protein at breakfast).
  • Pack a good lunch if you won’t select a good one.
  • Drink lots of water, including at least 16 ozs. of water within an hour of waking up.
  • Don’t consume high fat protein sources with lots of preservatives such as fried meat, bacon, hot dogs, salami, etc.
  • Keep healthy foods at home and encourage your family to buy healthy food.  Healthy eating starts each week when you grocery shop.     
  • Keep healthy snacks in arm’s reach at your home, such as bananas, carrots, and apples, and don’t snack late at night.
  • Take a pharmaceutical grade multivitamin (not over the counter ones).
  • If it’s white, don’t bite!  Avoid white foods (simple carbohydrates), including white rice, white bread, sugar, pretzels, and noodles.  Select whole wheat grain (not multi grain) products.  Use breads such as sourdough, rye, cracked wheat and barley.
  • Limit high carb meals to before or after you workout.
  • Avoid processed foods. Strive to increase your intake of organic foods.
  • Concentrate on increasing your veggies and fruits each day and reducing your fats and sweets.
  • Don’t eat too much sugar!  This includes pop, juice, cakes, cookies, candy and cereal and drinks with artificial sweeteners.  Artificial sweeteners are NOT a good substitute for sugar and studies show they can be worse that sugar.
  • Eat foods low on the glycemic index.