Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Aikido & judo keep you mentally healthy

Today the USA Today reported on some recently published research that concluded that playing video games does not really provide any cognitive benefit - they'd previously been suggested as a way to help seniors stay sharp mentally.  USA Today provided some positive suggestions instead of video games...
  • Keep stress levels low. Research shows it lifts mood and cognition.
  • Stay aerobically healthy.
  • Prevent or treat hypertension and diabetes.
  • Find something that keeps your mind engaged — anything you find interesting.
Hmmm.  Lower stress, go aerobic, control blood pressure and blood sugar, and stimulate your mind...  Sounds exactly like a prescription for aikido or judo class! 
Call me at 601-248-7282 or write me an email at if you would like me to help you get started in an aikido or judo class.
Patrick Parker is a Christian, husband, father, martial arts teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: or phone 601.248.7282 木蓮
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