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both martial art and social topics!
both martial art and social topics!
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Getting Martial Art Fit The Natural Way
When I told him that I never used such stuff, or at best very rarely, but I did do a lot of fist press ups and the such like due to being a martial arts instructor he was clearly surprised. Although I hasten to add that back in those days I was a young chap and always on the go so that was of course also part of the reason.
It was due to that question all those years ago that started me thinking about how best to keep fit but without the need for expensive equipment and at the same time avoid the use of such equipment that sometimes can put an unnatural extra strain or weight on the body.
Doing press-ups of course sprang to mind straight away as you were only putting your own body weight on your arms and hands so it was a more natural way of exercising, and given time and effort, would get your arms, chest and shoulder muscles better developed. But the best part of all however is that it costs nothing doing it this way as no equipment, or paying to visit a gym, is needed or required.
So if you are thinking of getting fit why not go swimming, jogging, (in moderation due to putting a strain on the Knee joints), or better still just walking everyday?
On a final note - remember keeping fit on the inside, heart and lung muscles for example, will help you to live a lot longer than overdeveloped muscles on the outside.
Published on the 28th of March 2015 - all copyrights reserved!
You would think that in the 21st century people would no longer have to sleep rough in the streets or beg for food 'but here we are' and nothing has changed.
You would think that with all the technology to hand and billions of pounds being spent on massive nice buildings or, even more billions, being used on various non essential projects the common man in the street would no longer need to suffer the indignity or the humiliation of having to sleep rough with their hand out asking for money for a simple cup of tea - but here we are still facing an age old problem after all this time.
The belief that such people have ended up on the streets due to their own fault, due to drink or drugs in the main, is not always the case. In fact many end up on the streets simply through lack of housing.
There are many reasons for someone ending up on the streets and two of those reasons are not having a job or a place to live in the first place.
The 'poverty trap' is a term that simply means it is not worthwhile for a man, or a woman, to go to work as they can, and do, end up with no money to cover such things as rent, food, clothing and all the other regular bills that they have to pay if they have a family to look after. On the other hand however being out of work can get them financial benefits for their children and the rent paid in addition to some bills lowered due to their situation. This means of course they are a little bit better of being out of work and not having to work for low wages all day long. Although I hasten to add they are often only a little bit better off in the end.
This situation, over the years, has lead to business people recruiting workers from outside of the country who are better of working in the UK than their own country, and often, happy to work for less than the minimum wage.
The government of course is happy to do this as it gets jobs done and money coming in via taxes, and the such like, and also business people get to sell their products. But there is a price to pay for doing things this way.
Even if a hundred social housing homes were to be built each and everyday the demand is still ever increasing as the population continues to grow ever faster and with people living longer and due to more and more people requiring single accommodation, maybe due to divorce and the such like, the demand for homes is far greater than they can be provided. This situation is not only getting worse by the day but we now have migrant workers also needing somewhere to live.
The business sector and the government may be getting rich through migrant workers but the sad fact is that due to this situation there are now many thousands of people living rough in the streets, due at least in part, to migrant workers taking up vital homes that are needed for local people.
Migrant workers maybe good for the economy and helps the rich get richer but telling that to someone desperate to find somewhere decent to live, or someone living in a substandard accommodation, I think will not impress them on a cold winters night.