quality of life

Ep 082 - The Importance of Faith, Family, and Friends in Living Longer

Ep 082 - The Importance of Faith, Family, and Friends in Living Longer

The last couple of weeks we’ve been talking about the world’s Blue Zones. There are 9 common lifestyle habits the world’s longest-living cultures all have. The first 3 habits involve staying physically active, finding a sense of purpose, and having ways to shed stress. Then we talked about not overeating, incorporating beans in your diet, and drinking alcohol regularly in moderation. Tim, Steve, and Dr Al Peters continue with the last 3 longevity secrets:

  • Choose to be around a small group of friends with similar values and lifestyles

  • Have faith and prayer in your life — no matter the religion or denomination

  • Put your family first — invest time and love in your spouse and children

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Ep 081 - Eating Habits in Blue Zones with Dr Al Peters​

Ep 081 - Eating Habits in Blue Zones with Dr Al Peters

What are Blue Zones? Why do so many residents in these places live to 100 and longer? They all seem to have 9 commonalities that lead to longer, healthier, happier lives. On the last episode we talked about some of those lifestyle habits.

Dr Peters joins Tim and Steve again to discuss a few more longevity secrets that cultures in blue zones have in common. Talk includes what to eat, when to eat, and even how to eat:

  • Stop eating when you feel 80% full — you’ll lose about 17 pounds

  • Incorporate various types of beans into your diet

  • Drink alcohol moderately and regularly

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Ep 080 - Live Longer and Feel Better with Dr Al Peters​

Ep 080 - Live Longer and Feel Better with Dr Al Peters

Dr Albert Peters is the owner and medical director of the Center for Anti-Aging Medicine & Hormone Wellness. In this episode, learn how to transform your family and your community to live longer and better.

Dr Peters joins Tim and Steve to share some of the longevity secrets that cultures in the blue zones of the world all have in common. The first 3 lifestyle habits include:

  1. Move naturally and stay physically active

  2. Have a sense of purpose in your life

  3. Have a routine to get rid of stress

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Ep 037 - Competing in MMA Often Takes a Toll On Your Body

You can’t respect others until you respect yourself, and that begins with respecting your own body. Martial arts exist to strengthen and preserve our minds, our bodies, and our spirits — not tear them down. While we are the first to say hardship builds character — and just like muscles, sometimes things need to be broken down in order to grow stronger — we’ve seen many regret wearing out their bodies simply for ego and financial gain. Unfortunately, that’s what primarily is being promoted with the sport of MMA. And that’s what often attracts young practitioners.

Mixed martial arts are what we study at Hoover Karate Academy, yet NOT for the combat sport of MMA in which two competitors attempt to achieve dominance over one another. Our system is reality-based and intended for life outside the ring or cage, where there is no referee present and no rules. The physical tools are designed to save your life if needed, yet we understand the importance of avoiding injury. Training shouldn’t interfere with work and school. It should enhance the quality of your life — not lower it. (Obviously, things can always happen. It’s still not chess.)

We like to see people train and reap the benefits of martial arts for a lifetime, not just 5-10 years. Going at something full steam ahead sometimes can be good, but not if it’s detrimental in the long run. This applies to everything in life — relationships, careers, even diets. And if it IS a good thing — you’ll want to be able to sustain it without gassing out. Anything valuable must be maintained to keep that value. Strengthen — maintain — and preserve your assets.

Is there something you did that abused your body that you now regret? In hindsight, would you avoid it altogether or approach it differently? Comment below — or reach out privately via the Form on the right.

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