Top 10 reads on martial arts, health, and fitness

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on martial arts, health, and fitness.

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Mastering Basic Sweeps for All Martial Artists
“Sweeps from the guard are a vital part of grappling. From a competition point of view, sweeps can win points and can help put a fighter in a better position to dominate their opponent. From a self defence point of view, sweeps are vital.”

Foam Rollers as an Alternative to Massage
“Foam roller exercises offer many of the same benefits of massage therapy without the massive expense. It’s not all that uncommon for fitness centres to have foam rollers available to their clients. If they’re new to you, I’ll explain how they work.”

Healthy Cooking Thursday: Unconventional Breakfasts
“It helps to have some good Plan B’s in the arsenal to get by on days when you’re out of bread and eggs and don’t have time to cook a batch of steel cut oats (or ran out of your stash in the freezer).” Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 5/28/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on health, fitness, and martial arts.

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What to do about a stinky judo partner?
What do you do if your grappling partner is smelly enough that it makes you want to tap, just to get away? Patrick Parker has some tips for how to handle it.

How to cheat on your diet and still lose weight
Budget for treats, plan 2 splurge meals a week, and other ways to “cheat” without derailing your eating healthy plan.

Dieters Underestimate What They’re Eating
According to a new survey, most doctors believe people aren’t realistic about the number of calories they are eating.

Work out at work
Use the bathroom on a different floor, and other ways to sneak in fitness during the workday. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 5/21/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, health, nutrition, martial arts, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Grandmas Use Self Defense To Fight Rapists
Kenyan grandmothers are learning self defense to combat a spate of rape attacks targeting elderly women.

Here’s Your Burger and Your Change, and By the Way, That’s 1,213 Calories
Would you want to see the total calories of your order on your restaurant receipt? One burger chain is doing just that.

The 25 Most Common Cooking Mistakes
Are u making any of these 25 common cooking mistakes? I’ve definitely been guilty of oversoftening butter when baking!

Usain Bolt v.s. George St. Pierre Part Two:
Want to develop a fast takedown like GSP? You need to work on acceleration. This post has 3 great drills for you. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 5/14/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, health, nutrition, martial arts, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Healthy Eating: The Importance of Protein at Breakfast
Research shows protein at breakfast helps control hunger.

How to use your whole body to improve technique
Whether you’re throwing a punch, applying a joint lock, batting a baseball or throwing a football, there are three things you can do to help integrate your entire body.

Which Burns More Calories: Cardio vs. Strength Training
New study suggests weight training may offer more bang for your buck in the calorie-burning department than cardio.

5 Ways to Lighten Up Your Cooking
Tips on cooking light by making low-calorie substitutions and literally trimming the fat. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 5/8/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Bullies Target Obese Kids
New study: being overweight increases the risk of kids being the target of bullying by 63 percent.

Mental MMA!
How to become a better martial artist by tapping into the power of visualization.

The Top 7 Kicks in Martial Arts Movie History
YouTube videos of the top 7 foot-smacks doled out in martial arts movie history, based on a combination of style, athleticism, and influence in pop culture.

Men get their own super-skinny mannequins – and a host of new body issues
Male mannequins with 27-inch waists are making their debut in Britain, as doctors report more male patients being treated for eating disorders. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/30/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Your High-Protein, Low-Cal Snack Ideas
Having a snack attack? High-protein choices are the best for refueling your body and giving you energy, especially before an evening workout. Here are 9 snack ideas you can try.

What are the best breakfasts to tide me over until it’s time for lunch?
Do you get hungry midmorning? Breakfasts with protein and fiber satisfy the longest. Here are 4 breakfast ideas to try.

Bad habits: Poor diet, smoking, drinking, sloth can age you 12 years
Four common bad habits combined — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet — can age you by 12 years, sobering new research suggests.

Schedule Your Life: the Best Time of Day to Schedule Anything
When it comes to good timing, all hours are not created equal. Here’s your cheat sheet for when to pencil everything in from a workout to a root canal. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/23/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Can We Be Too Healthy and Live Too Long?
If Japan, where ancestors are revered, is plagued with unhappy seniors, what does it bode for us in our push for better healthcare and longer lives?

Britney Spears: Airbrushed to Unhealthy?
Celebrity photo retouching sets the bar for even fit, healthy women to strive for the unrealistic.

15 Minutes of Exercise ‘Boosts Childrens’ Concentration’
Recent study shows that kids who undertook moderately intensive exercise performed significantly better in concentration tests than those who hadn’t.

Eat Colorful Foods to Cut Cancer Risk by 40 Percent
A terrific overview of the specific nutrients different colored fruits and vegetables have, and how they can improve your health. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/16/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Jamie Oliver: Flash Mobs and Jumbo Caskets
Have you seen the super-size caskets made for the obese? Jamie Oliver hoped they’d send a wake-up call to people.

People get hungrier when they’re starved for sleep
People not getting enough sleep eat a big mac’s worth of calories more in a day!

Michelle Obama Asks Foodmakers To Help Battle Childhood Obesity
Michelle Obama on Tuesday called on corporate food giants such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kraft Foods to step up efforts to produce more healthful food and then market that, rather than junk food, to children.

How to Stretch Your Food Budget
Feed your family with less without sacrificing taste, freshness, quality, or nutrition using money-saving tips. Read the full article →

Top 10 reads on health and fitness – 4/9/2010

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

Here’s a round-up of the 10 best tips and articles we found this week on fitness, nutrition, health, child safety, and childhood obesity prevention.

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Dirty Dozen: Top 12 Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic
If you’re just beginning to shop organic, start with these 12 fruits and veggies, as they’ve got the most pesticides.

Michelle Obama promises childhood obesity plan
It’s clear that Michelle Obama is making healthful eating by children her signature issue. Here she outlines the her plan to combat childhood obesity.

The Ultimate Triceps Workout
With the warm weather comes tank top season! Try these de-jiggling arm moves from Self Magazine.

Slideshow: 24 Foods That Can Save Your Heart
The top foods for heart health go beyond cholesterol busters to edamame, nuts, salmon, even coffee. Check out this slideshow to learn more. Read the full article →