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  • Chico Physical Fitness, Self-Defense & Nutrition at Azad's Martial Arts Center

    Chico Physical Fitness, Self-Defense & Nutrition at Azad's Martial Arts Center

    Why Watermelon Days at Azad's!
    At Azad's Martial Arts Center we have lots of fun! During summer months not only we have a number of new programs, classes, playful days, and activities but we have lots of cool things going on like the Watermelon Days! Here is why: Watermelon is refreshing, and hydrating. But there is more to it than you think! Just read the following article from Shape Magazine: Nutritious, refreshing, and low in calories, watermelon also serves up serious protection against heart disease. Researchers from the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that it raises levels of arginine, and amino acid shown to improve blood-vessel function in the body. Study ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi: Tai Chi can improve cognitive function!

    A sharper mind: Tai Chi can improve cognitive function
    There are lots of jokes about forgetting where you put your keys, but as you get older, changes in your mental function are no laughing matter. Changes in your brain that start around age 50 can affect your memory, as well as other cognitive functions such as your ability to juggle multiple tasks, process information rapidly, and focus on details. By age 70, one in six people has mild cognitive impairment (which can progress to Alzheimer's disease). Up until about two decades ago, it was believed that your brain only produced new cells early in life. But research has shown that the brain has the ability to change throughout ....

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  • Are you experiencing back pain?  Chico Tai Chi can help!

    Are you experiencing back pain? Chico Tai Chi can help!

    This is a great video of real people experiencing back-pain getting massive relief by practicing no drug approaches such as Tai Chi exercise. At Azad's Martial Arts Center we help you get more flexible while building your strength in your muscles, tendons and ligaments in each class. Tai Chi is a very low-impact form of exercise that dates back to 1400 century. Many of our students report to us that their Tai Chi lessons at Azad's has helped them dramatically in reducing their pains and aches. Please watch this video and if you are ready to take the first step toward Tai Chi, then fill out the form at our Tai Chi page on this site https://azadsmartialarts.com/classes/Tai-Chi . Our ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi Classes: How To Prevent Falls As We Get Older By Practicing Tai Chi!

    Chico Tai Chi Classes: How To Prevent Falls As We Get Older By Practicing Tai Chi!

    To Prevent Falls, Try Tai Chi New analysis finds this gentle martial art works better than other exercise to keep you steady on your feet By Teresa Carr Every second of every day in the U.S. an older adult falls, making that the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An analysis published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that practicing the ancient Chinese martial art of tai chi can slash that risk by half. Researchers analyzed results from 10 studies involving more than 2,600 patients ranging in age from 56 to 98 years old. Participants took ....

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  • At 70, Lynn H. Elliott becomes a black belt at Azad's Chico Martial Arts!

    At 70, Lynn H. Elliott becomes a black belt at Azad's Chico Martial Arts!


    At 70, Lynn H. Elliott becomes a black belt
    Photo: Lynn Elliott, 70, does some kicks with Grandmaster Farshad Azad on Nov. 4, the day Elliott passed his test to become a black belt. (Jason Halley/Staff Photo) By MARY NUGENT | mnugent@chicoer.com | Chico Enterprise-Record PUBLISHED: November 13, 2011 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: April 21, 2018 at 11:26 am CHICO — Lynn H. Elliott is an accomplished playwright, author and screenwriter. He is a professor emeritus at Chico State University, where he also was chair of the English department. In May, he retired. Nov. 4, he mastered a different sort of challenge. After six years of dedication and hard work, he tested for a martial arts ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi: "11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health"

    Chico Tai Chi: "11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health"

    11 Ways Tai Chi Can Benefit Your Health
    What is tai chi?

    Tai chi is a form of exercise that began as a Chinese tradition. It’s based in martial arts, and involves slow movements and deep breaths. Tai chi has many physical and emotional benefits. Some of the benefits of tai chi include decreased anxiety and depression and improvements in cognition . It may also help you manage symptoms of some chronic diseases, such as fibromyalgia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) . Read on to learn more about the benefits and risks of tai chi, and how you can begin practicing this exercise. Share on Pinterest 1. Reduces stress

    One of the main ....

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  • Motivational Monday Message: Manage Stress through Chico Martial Arts Training

    Motivational Monday Message: Manage Stress through Chico Martial Arts Training

    Have you ever had to go through real tough times in your life? Are you going through a real stressful time in your life? It’s tough to be in that space mentally, spiritually and physically. But you are fully capable and will overcome whatever challenge it is that you are facing. Essentially you have two choices to deal with your stress: To give up, or Fight Back! This is the time to FIGHT BACK against the very cause of your stress! None of us can determine what the universe will bring to us each day. But each one of us can overcome by deciding how to respond to the situation. I believe that 10% of life is what happens to you, and 90% is how you respond ....

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  • Chico Tai Chi:  "A sharper mind: Tai Chi practice can improve cognitive function"

    Chico Tai Chi: "A sharper mind: Tai Chi practice can improve cognitive function"


    There are lots of jokes about forgetting where you put your keys, but as you get older, changes in your mental function are no laughing matter. Changes in your brain that start around age 50 can affect your memory, as well as other cognitive functions such as your ability to juggle multiple tasks, process information rapidly, and focus on details. By age 70, one in six people has mild cognitive impairment (which can progress to Alzheimer's disease). Up until about two decades ago, it was believed that your brain only produced new cells early in life. But research has shown that the brain has the ability to change throughout your entire life span, growing new cells, ....

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  • Develop Great Positive Habits at Azad's Martial Arts Center

    Develop Great Positive Habits at Azad's Martial Arts Center

    Great positive habits are the keys to your success. Whether you are still in school, working as a professional or a full time mom or dad, you always need great positive habits to succeed in your daily tasks as well as life’s goals. Great habits are hard to build at the beginning, but very powerful for the rest of your life. Many people often ask me how do I manage multiple successful businesses as well as my wide range of highly demanding community service and leadership commitments. The answer is the discipline I have built through over 40 years of daily martial arts training with the highest rank Grandmasters in the world has taught me to follow great positive habits. ....

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  • Azad's Chico Tai Chi Improves Your Balance!

    Azad's Chico Tai Chi Improves Your Balance!

    Tai chi improves balance and motor control in Parkinson’s disease

    Peter Wayne Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School It isn’t every day that an effective new treatment for some Parkinson’s disease symptoms comes along. Especially one that is safe, causes no adverse side effects, and may also benefit the rest of the body and the mind. That’s why I read with excitement and interest a report in the New England Journal of Medicine showing that tai chi may improve balance and prevent falls among people with Parkinson’s disease. This degenerative condition can cause many vexing problems. These range from tremors and ....

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