Top 6 Health and well being benefits of Martial Arts Training
Martial Arts Training such as Muay Thai & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are some of the best forms of exercise as it has a number of health benefits. From physical fitness to mental and physical enhancement, martial arts is a pathway for people to reach their peak fitness potential.
Even if you do not have any experience in Martial Arts Training, it’s a great activity to pick up. Here’s a list of six amazing health benefits:
- Improves cardiovascular health
Martial arts requires you to undergo vigorous exercise. The different drills increase your heart rate, helping you build cardiovascular endurance. A great way to improve heart health is by participating in activities that make it work at a high level – The movements in Martial Arts are some of the best for your cardio health as they involve almost all muscle groups.
- Improves your flexibility
The kicks, Punches & evasion techniques are an important part of Martial Arts Training teaching. Discipline like MMA and Muay Thai help greatly in improving your flexibility. And having a flexible body reduces your risk of injuries.
- Assists in losing weight
Martial arts is a moderate to high-intensity physical activity that allows you to burn up to 800 calories in one class. All the movements in Martial Arts are intense and help you burn calories. When you practice martial arts, you tend to have less food cravings. Your eating habits are more likely to be better and chosen with awareness when participating in Martial Arts training.
- Keeps blood pressure in check
As most martial art techniques require intense training, it results in overall fitness. The repetitive movements you practice are similar to HIIT, which aids cardiovascular health and controls high blood pressure.
- Improves reflexes
If you have ever noticed, good Martial Artists have fast reflexes. Constant repetition improves your reflex and allows you to have a faster reaction time. There are many drills for reflexes practiced daily in Hammers Gym Muay Thai classes.
- Helps you achieve a healthier lifestyle
Many calories are burned due to the whole-body nature of Martial Arts workouts. They also regulates your craving signals and thereby reduces your food cravings and chance of a blow out in your diet.
Try Martial Arts today at Hammers Gym with a free 5 day trial of all classes. We highly recommend you try a Novice Muay Thai class as we have a fully structured and beginner friendly system to ensure you have a great time while burning calories and kicking your goals.