Jiu-Jitsu can help you achieve a variety of health and lifestyle goals. When we think of health, it’s easy to zero in on our physical health. Habits that improve our physical health are things like activity, food choices, and sleep.
Your Jiu-Jitsu training improves your physical health, along with other elements of your overall health and well-being. Here are a few ways that Jiu-Jitsu improves your physical, mental, and social health.
1. Physical: Jiu-Jitsu improves your fitness.
If one of your goals is to improve your fitness, you might be looking for the best way to start. The good news is with so many different options to choose from, the hardest part will probably selecting an activity. If you’re not thrilled about lifting weights at the gym or dusting off the treadmill in your garage, why not try out something new? Jiu-Jitsu classes provide a full-body workout where you’ll not only improve your fitness, but you’ll also learn skills for self-defense. Jiu-Jitsu increases strength, endurance, power, balance, flexibility, and coordination.
2. Mental: Jiu-Jitsu provides new challenges.
Finding a new challenge to tackle is a great goal that will benefit your mental health. Taking on a challenge can help jumpstart your motivation and excitement level for goal-directed behavior. Whether you’ve been training Jiu-Jitsu for a while or you’re brand new to martial arts, Jiu-Jitsu is a great way to challenge yourself. In a Jiu-Jitsu practice, you will always find skills and techniques to learn and improve.
3. Social: Jiu-Jitsu expands your network.
Jiu-Jitsu can also help you achieve a goal, like expanding your network of friends. If you’re looking for a way to meet new people and have more social interaction outside of work or your regular group of friends, Jiu-Jitsu is a great solution. Jiu-Jitsu will introduce you to a group of students with similar interests that make up a supportive and respectful community that enjoys working hard while having fun.
No matter what your personal goals might be, Rolles Gracie Academy can help. To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering, contact us today.