We all know that physical activity is good for us, and committing to a regular martial arts practice is a great way to reap all the health benefits.
One of the physical benefits that comes from consistent martial arts training is a healthier heart. Here are a few ways that martial arts promotes heart health:
1. Cardiovascular Improvements
One way that martial arts promotes heart health is through the overall improvements to your cardiovascular system. Your training is a great way to increase blood flow and circulation throughout your body, making your cardiovascular system run more efficiently. Improving the efficiency of your heart is a great training effect and health benefit.
2. Lower Levels of Stress
Another way that martial arts promotes a healthier heart is through managing ongoing stress. Chronic stress puts a lot of wear and tear on your body, especially your heart. But by figuring out healthy ways to keep your stress levels in check, you’ll feel better mentally and put less strain on your heart. In addition, a consistent martial arts practice increases confidence and resiliency and is a great way to manage daily stress.
3. Overall Healthier Lifestyle
The longer you practice martial arts, the more its lessons and habits spill into your daily life. By staying consistent with your training and gradually improving over time, you pick up values that contribute to an overall healthier lifestyle. For example, you might clean up your diet, get more sleep, or make an effort to stay well-hydrated throughout the day. All of these little changes can add up to significant improvements in your health – particularly the health of your heart.
If you’re interested in learning more about Jiu-Jitsu and how it could improve your fitness, heart health, as well as your daily life, contact us. We’d love to answer any questions you have about the programs we’re currently offering at Rolles Gracie Academy in Old Bridge.