Martial-Arts-Supports-a-Healthy-Lifestyle-Ascendant-Martial-ArtsWhether you’re doing virtual classes from home or you’re practicing in a studio, your martial arts training plays an important role in creating a healthy lifestyle.

A lot of people get into martial arts because of the physical aspect. And it’s true that martial arts is a great workout that improves many elements of fitness, including endurance, strength, speed, and agility. But your martial arts practice does so much more than make you a better athlete.

Here are just a few of the ways that martial arts supports a healthy lifestyle:

1. Martial arts is a great workout.

We’ll say it again. Martial arts training is a great workout. And finding a fun way to work out that you stick with week after week is not always easy. You get a full-body workout with all the health benefits of regular physical activity, like functional fitness, stress management, and even a healthier immune system. As you develop skills on the mat and increase your range of motion, flexibility, balance, and coordination, you’ll benefit from these improvements in your daily life as well.

2. Martial arts helps you develop mental skills as well as physical.

Martial arts is as much about training your mind and improving mental skills just as much (if not at times, more) than your physical fitness. And the mental skills you learn through martial arts will benefit you in all areas of your life. Some of these skills, like respect and focus, develop through direct instruction. Other skills, like self-confidence and self-discipline, you learn over time by staying committed to your training.

3. Martial arts improves a variety of lifestyle habits.

The combination of physical and mental skills you learn through martial arts lead to improvements in your other lifestyle habits. One healthy habit, like consistent physical activity, sets off a snowball effect in your life. For example, you might find yourself drinking more water, getting more sleep, and eating more nutritious foods. Your martial arts training encourages you to find other ways to improve your health and well-being.

To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering at Ascendant Martial Arts in Regina, contact us today.