Martial Arts and Weight Loss!

Regularly practicing martial arts provides several physical and mental benefits. From a physical perspective, martial arts is ideal for individuals that are looking to lose excess body weight, increase their cardiovascular endurance, improve muscular tone, and increase their overall flexibility, coordination and balance.

On the mental aspect, regularly practicing martial arts is an excellent activity for increasing discipline, mental balance and stability, and self-confidence.

Route 250 Health and Performance offers many types of martial arts, including Judo, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, and MMA wrestling. Each type of martial arts discipline offers different variations of movements and skills that will create an environment conducive to improving your health. Coupled with a sound nutritional diet, achieving personal weight loss goals is not only possible, but much more probable as well.

There are a wide range of movement types among the different martial arts disciplines. Some movements would include, punches, kicks, jumping and throwing. The wide variety of martial arts programs and the range of activities within the different disciplines keep the workouts exciting and interesting. Our martial arts programs are performed with a high level of focus, intensity and effort, promoting effective weight loss.

Regularly practicing punches and jabs target your upper body, while kicks and jumping focus on your lower body muscle groups. Essentially all movements require some type of twisting and rotation, so your entire core will be exercised as well. All of these movements will develop balance, coordination and flexibility for your body.

Most martial arts workouts are performed at a very rigorous level and will challenge your cardiovascular endurance. You can possibly burn 300-400 calories in each workout. This will help you achieve your personal weight loss goals.

Since most movements and sequences performed in all of the martial arts disciplines incorporate multiple muscles at the same time, the movements place a large demand on your body and require additional oxygen and blood flow. This means your heart rate and breathing will increase rather quickly.

An added benefit would be that you will become more limber making everyday activities easier to perform. Being more agile and limber, improving your flexibility of muscles, ligaments and tendons, along with greater coordination and balance can reduce the chance of injuries and other accidents.

Incorporating martial arts into your weight loss program will provide several physical and mental benefits. Martial arts exercised your entire body, providing you an excellent muscular and cardiovascular workout. The movements and sequences are fun and engaging. It’s hard to become bored with martial arts because these movements and sequences are constantly evolving as your skill set improves.

Emotional, mental and spiritual strength and health will also increase with martial arts training. Most disciplines have philosophical dogmas that coincide with the physical learning. These teachings help create calmness, focus and a centering of mind and body. They assist individuals in learning to cope with everyday stress and challenges.

Martial Arts programs are fun, engaging, dynamic workouts that will improve your life and are an excellent addition to virtually any weight loss program. Not only do they promote a high level of caloric expenditure, they teach self-confidence and improves ones’ self-image. These life lessons are just as important as the physical skills and capabilities that you will be learning.

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