Sunday, October 25, 2015

Tai Chi used for Self Defense (part 2 of 2)

Every posture has applications with regards to martial arts. You just have to find an instructor that is adept in explaining it all. Don’t settle with teachers that are fixed in one structure. An instructor who is skilled enough can teach you wide assortments of defenses and attacks.

Practice is a durable way of perfecting a specific move. You first start with your techniques. Through the practice of Push Hands, you can be trained about dynamics of the body and balance. It can be curtailed like that of the Judo enthusiasts.

Once Push Hands techniques are learned, you can naturally convert it as a form of martial art self defense or in an offensive manner. Now, if you already have joined any kind of martial art before, Tai Chi can be pretty effective in reconstructing your skill and enhancing it into something that can be translated as an improvement and a challenge.

Even though it was already stated several times now, people who are attracted to Tai Chi never consider it as a kung-fu type but as a form of relaxation and meditative process. And some would rather follow the crowd than make a jump out of the ordinary and consider other options that the exercise can be applied to.

Practically, Tai Chi is not a martial art BUT can be applied as one. You can’t be a black belt by being an expert in every Tai Chi strategy and movement, though the principles of fundamentality are always present. But if your teacher is really good, he or she can make you learn specific Tai Chi techniques and add-ons that will make you a better martial artist. Like the one with Push Hands.

It needs a specific kind of softness, pushing, yielding, pressing, neutralizing and rooting. These are only very few to mention but will greatly help you to become more potent.

Tai Chi used for Self Defense (part 1 of 2)

Tai Chi or Tai Chi Chuan is a kind of exercise that doesn’t entail only meditative and relaxing states but also the martial art aspect. If can be a sort of self defense like judo or karate.

Tai Chi Chuan is also known as “Supreme Ultimate Fist”. Which means that it can be used in terms of grand styles in fighting. It uses the philosophy of the positive and negative energy which is known as the yin-yang symbol.

Tai Chi Chuan is somehow based on duality as the philosophy applies. It came centuries ago since the time of Taoism which is the basis of the martial art. This kind of martial art uses slow movements that flow through the different nerves and vessels of the body to develop relaxation, inner power (known as Chi) and leg strength.

Many questions involving the usage of Tai Chi in terms of martial art is given such contradiction. Tai Chi is an advanced level of martial. But that is all supported by backbone theories.

So the question goes, “How does this kind of slow motion exercise be a matter of self defense?” Contradictory to what other arts teaches you, in Tai Chi, you are taught to move slowly in order to move quickly. The precision of Tai Chi and impeccable coordinated movements give justice to the query. If done in a fast form, Tai Chi can doom to fail because it is equated to coordination and the sense of being one thus being done in quick but imprecise motion can end up with the crucial details to disappear.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Cardio Kickboxing - Its Benefits And Some Safety Tips (part 2 of 2)

Safety for Yourself

Cardio kickboxing is practically an intense form of exercise. It results to sweating and at times it lets out a burning sensation. As a fat burning program, it is sure to let you sweat out. Therefore, there are a couple of safety tips that you must be aware of.

Take things easy. Kicking and punching should not be done overboard. Don't display the amount of energy which your own physical ability doesn't permit. For a first timer, it is important to watch out for your full kicks and firm punches. Be sure to use the proper positioning or else you may end up with injured muscles or broken bones.

Refrain from doing the consecutive kickboxing. If you want to be able to stay fit, start out with a weekly basis. Increase the frequency as you develop more resistance and agility. Avoid performing it twice in a day as it may do damage to your muscles, tendons, and joints.

Be guided. The best professional to turn to is a trainer. He will surely give you the vital pointers.

Warm up. To further save yourself from intense body pains, be sure to warm up for at least 10 minutes.

Don't be too ambitious. If you are a newbie, remain humble. Never execute the moves which are beyond your own capacity.

By and large, kickboxing can be played by anyone who is willing enough to engage in proper training. Ensure that you follow these safety tips so that you may gain the abovementioned benefits.

Cardio Kickboxing - Its Benefits And Some Safety Tips (part 1 of 2)

Employing cardio kickboxing as your means to achieve a healthy and fit physique will entail the pursuance of a formal training which is of course handled by a professional trainer. As you are able to get on with your own pace and as you have already gauged your own abilities, then it is the perfect time to simply follow the instructional videos which are widely available.

The program is in itself fun, esteem-boosting, and fat burning. Instead of keeping a close watch at the type of food that you ingest, might as well devote your time in this cardio exercise.

The Benefits Revealed

What can you get out of this cardio exercise? Like any other thing, kickboxing has its own advantages or benefits. Read on below and find out more about them.

The punches and the kicks that you perform will loosen your nerves. With all of the hustles and bustles that your daily life opens up for you, your nerves are all shaken up. It is through this exercise that you may let go of your inhibitions. Restricting your moves on the other hand will only defeat the entire purpose of this fitness program. Thus, be sure to allow your body to move freely!

It is good for the heart. Since this is a heart-pumping activity, it is sure to enhance the performance of your heart rate as well as your breathing.

Boxing and taekwondo when put together are surefire fat burning activities. The exercise then develops your endurance, alertness, body harmony, and flexibility.

It is a defensive routine. It does employ some stints used in martial arts so in one way in another you develop a skill in self defense. You then get to know how to go about with the fast switching motions.

It trains your triceps and biceps. The routine develops your muscles in terms of getting toned.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Yeast Infection Test (part 2 of 2)

So what happens then? If this has happened for the first time, your doctor can prescribe something to  make it go away after 7 days. If however this has happened again, you can try to use tablets, creams or suppositories depending on the recommendation of your physician.

Studies show that having  a yeast infection makes you more susceptible to contracting HIV as vaginal irritation may allow the easier package of this fatal virus into the bloodstream. Although this does not happen often, women who experience it and are resistant to treatment should already be checked for other causes because the doctor has already ruled out the overuse of antibiotics which happens to be one of the causes of this disease.

Some people have used some items at home to get rid of yeast infections. Some examples of these include cranberry juice, vinegar, yogurt, curds, olive leaf and grape fruit extract, potassium sorbate, acidophilus as well as a water solution.

The entire time that you are being treated for yeast infection, make sure that you do not engage in any sexual contact because you could also infect your sexual partner with this problem. You can still spread the disease even if your partner is wearing a condom and you applied cream already because the oil based creams damage it as this is only made from latex.

The yeast infection test is the best way for doctors to tell if you have this problem or not even if you already show these symptoms. You might think that this is unnecessary and a waste of time but your doctors has to follow certain procedures so they will be able to recommend the right treatment for your condition.

Yeast Infection Test (part 1 of 2)

A yeast infection test is the best way to confirm whether or not you have this disease. In fact, there are many types of these you can take but the first step is to first see a doctor.

Once you are in the clinic, the doctor will ask you some questions. These include what symptoms are you feeling, for how long have you experienced it and what medications are you currently taking. You have to be honest about everything especially if this has happened before. If this is the first time, then that is good if you have had previous history, then there is a good chance it will happen again.

But perhaps the most basic test will be for the doctor to take a sample and then wait for the results to come out. There are two kinds. The first is called the vaginal culture which is usually taken during a wet mount test. If you happen to have more than the usual amount of yeast down there then you have yeast infection. The doctor may also do a blood test because yeast infections are sometimes caused by diabetes or another health related problem.

Some doctors also conduct a pelvic examination because an inflammation of the skin of the vulva which is within the vagina and on the cervix. What the doctor is looking for here is if it is dry or if there are white plaques on the vaginal wall.

If the tests have confirmed that you have yeast infection, it is time for the doctor to figure out the type of treatment to be administered.