With the current situation of 2020 many people are turning to the martial arts as a form of exercise. Consistent training in martial arts has a tremendous effect on both your physical and mental states, setting it apart from more traditional types of training. Perhaps the most dynamic form of martial arts training is Muay Thai. It is a fast-paced art that, with proper instruction, can be one of the most effective ways to lose weight, gain flexibility, increase energy and improve day to day performance.
Practiced for hundreds of years the art of Muay Thai is one of the most effective forms of empty hand combat. One of the main reasons why it has gained popularity among mixed martial arts fighters. It utilizes punches, kicks, elbow and knee strikes, this varies the training making it an amazing full body work out. Gary Wickman from healthguidence.com describes Muay Thai as an exercise that “burns the fat quickly making a person lean and thin which is a great achievement in itself. It has been seen that those practicing Muay Thai have seen a better, glowing complexion as it releases all the toxins and waste from the body.” The high intensity and dynamic classes result in vastly improved fitness in relatively short periods of time.
A high level of fitness is a goal many people have, whether they hope to avoid complications as they age or just to look and feel better on a daily basis. Muay Thai is one of the most effective and fun ways to improve you fitness. Each class will feature new techniques, all of which work together to achieve a fantastic full body workout.
The benefits of Muay Thai are not only limited to improved fitness, as Muay Thai will also strengthen your mind and help relieve stress. An older art that has been gaining popularity in recent years, Muay Thai is the way to get in great shape and have fun doing it.
Although tai chi is slow and gentle and doesn't leave you breathless, it addresses the key components of fitness — muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and, to a lesser degree, aerobic conditioning. Here's some of the evidence:
Muscle strength. Tai chi can improve both lower-body strength and upper-body strength. When practiced regularly, tai chi can be comparable to resistance training and brisk walking.
Although you aren't working with weights or resistance bands, the unsupported arm exercise involved in tai chi strengthens your upper body. Tai chi strengthens both the lower and upper extremities and also the core muscles of the back and abdomen.
Flexibility. Tai chi can boost upper- and lower-body flexibility as well as strength.
Balance. Tai chi improves balance and, according to some studies, reduces falls. Proprioception — the ability to sense the position of one's body in space — declines with age. Tai chi helps train this sense, which is a function of sensory neurons in the inner ear and stretch receptors in the muscles and ligaments. Tai chi also improves muscle strength and flexibility, which makes it easier to recover from a stumble. Fear of falling can make you more likely to fall; some studies have found that tai chi training helps reduce that fear.
Aerobic conditioning. Depending on the speed and size of the movements, tai chi can provide some aerobic benefits. If your clinician advises a more intense cardio workout with a higher heart rate than tai chi can offer, you may need something more aerobic as well.
Try 2 weeks of free Tai Chi/Qigong at: https://www.taichiandqigongonline.com/beginning
“…I’m enjoying myself immensely… lost a little bit of weight… stress is beading up and falling off of me like it ain’t no thing.” Jeff Collins
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Job fair at CherryWood Village Wednesday, 3/25, from 10-12 and 2-4 in the Village Square parking lot. 1417 SE 107th Ave Portland, OR 97216.
Hiring for temporary and on-call positions including office staff, waitstaff, kitchen staff, care givers, and med techs.
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a- What can you do today for your fitness? Walk, run, lift weights, practice martial arts, stretch etc…
b- What can you do today for continuing education? Read a book, listen to audio book, classes, documentaries etc…
c- What can you do today to improve your relationships? Go to lunch with a friend, call your parents, plan a date with your significant other etc…
d- Think of how your schedule affects you. Do you control the flow of your time or do you let it control you?
e- Think of something that is important to you. You can always make time for it. If you don’t, then it really isn’t a priority.
f- In Martial Arts, practice makes perfect. Repetition is the key to mastery. Think of one technique you want to improve on. Take 5-10 minutes every day outside of class for the next week, and study it like you were going to have to teach it to another student as if you were an expert on it.
For more on these ideas check out this article.
Joy Through the Holidays
Adventist Health Community Event for those who have lost a loved one
Struggling with grief? Find new hope, healing and celebration this holiday season. Join our Spiritual Care and Hospice teams for a community of support to honor loved ones and special caregivers. Featuring guest speakers, live music, light refreshments and helpful resources. Add a special name to our Tree of Hope following the event.
Please RSVP by calling 503-251-6105 or visiting the classes and events page at adventisthealth.org/portland
Monday, Nov. 25
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Adventist Health Portland, lower level
Education Centers A & B
10123 SE Market Street, Portland
Chamber member, Michelle Gillmore with the SMART Reading program, would like to invite any members of the Chamber to hear from their ED and the school principal, and experience SMART's literacy program firsthand!
Community Thanksgiving Concert - NOV 23rd
Adventist Health Portland invites you to the 11th anniversary of our community Thanksgiving concert, an expression of gratitude for your faith and support.
Join us in welcoming Matthew Maher, a contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter and worship leader has written and produced nine solo albums. He has penned numerous No. 1 hits and performed around the world.
Free admission with your ticket*, a nonperishable food item and a
new pair of socks for our community.
Space is limited—visit or call today!
adventisthealth.org/portland/thanksgiving or 503-251-6174
*Tickets are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved by
phone. Limit of four tickets per family.
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
New Hope Community Church
11731 SE Stevens Rd Happy Valley OR 97086
SE Stark Street Project Open House
PBOT is planning to make improvements along the 3-mile section of SE Stark St between SE 108th Avenue and 162nd Avenue. Drop-in anytime between 5 - 7 p.m. to learn about draft design alternatives, talk with PBOT staff, and share your feedback.
WHERE: Floyd Light Middle School Cafeteria (10800 SE Washington St)
WHEN: Monday, Nov.18, 2019 from 5 - 7 p.m.
For more information, visit the project website: www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/saferstark
Central City Concern is looking for passionate, skilled people to put our innovative Blackburn Center model into action! We're aiming to build up our staff to be reflective of the East Portland community we will serve. Visit us on May 14th at IRCO, 10301 NE Glisan Street, to meet CCC's HR representatives and hiring managers. Fair runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Opportunities include jobs in primary care, substance use disorder treatment, pharmacy, operations, administration and more!
Check out all Blackburn Center job listings at www.centralcityconcern.org/blackburncenterjobs
Join me for an evening of outdoor adventure inspiration & education! "Five Steps to YOUR Adventure" will provide basic steps for getting started in the outdoors. No previous experience or special gear needed! This is open to all skill levels; if you're already hiking & otherwise adventuring in the outdoors, this information will aid you in empowering others to get out there, too!
Registration & admission includes refreshments & entry into a raffle for items that will gear you up for exploration. Entry to the event begins at 6pm; the educational presentation will begin at 6:30pm, with time for additional discussion from 7-8pm.
Contact Cat Eckrode with any questions regarding this event or The Outdoor Adventure Kind.
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