Whether you’re practicing at home or in a studio, your Jiu Jitsu training has a positive effect on your physical and mental health. Here are just some of the ways that Jiu Jitsu impacts your overall health:
1. Fun, full-body workout.
Many people start martial arts because they’re looking for a new and different way to lose some weight and get more fit. Jiu Jitsu is an effective full-body workout, and it’s also fun. If you tend to get bored with the gym, then something like Jiu Jitsu might be worth a try.
2. Improved functional fitness.
Not only is Jiu Jitsu a full-body workout, but it also improves your functional fitness. As you strengthen your core and hips, your overall functional fitness will also improve. Functional fitness makes the activities you perform in your daily life easier to carry out. So you’ll not only get more fit on the mat; you’ll also feel more fit in your everyday life.
3. Greater range of motion and flexibility.
If you find yourself sitting for most of the day, you might experience a limited range of motion in and around your hip joints. Strengthening your core and hips will also increase your range of motion and joint flexibility.
4. Better balance and coordination.
Without participating in activities that promote maintaining and increasing balance and coordination, you might experience a decrease in these physical traits. Jiu Jitsu training treats your body as a synchronized unit resulting in movements where your arms, legs, and core all work together.
5. Overall lifestyle habits.
Many have said that Jiu Jitsu is more than a sport; it’s a lifestyle. The more consistent you are with your training, the greater the chances are that you’ll begin adopting healthier habits in other areas of your life. You’ll find yourself eating better, going to bed earlier, and improving your overall lifestyle.
6. Stronger body and mind.
On the surface, it’s easy to assume that martial arts is all about physical training. But Jiu Jitsu will help develop a strong body and mind. You’ll train character traits like resilience, respect, and discipline. You learn how to face challenges, solve problems, and bounce back from setbacks both on and off the mat.
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