In recent days, mental health issues are a major social concern. Unfortunately, the majority who suffer from depression and/or anxiety don’t tend to seek help. It has been studied and has shown that martial arts training appears to be an effective sports-based mental health intervention that could be a more affordable alternative to counselling/therapy.
Generally, we tend to overwhelm ourselves with tasks, places to go, things to do, people to see. While we think we’re being productive, it’s actually stressful – the unhealthy kind of stress.
Martial arts training is a great stress reliever. It combines cardio exercise which is good for the heart and also helps manage anxiety. It also involves breathing and meditation exercises, which help to ease tension. When you train, you get to de-stress, reduce frustration, and also become relaxed while you keep your body physically fit.
Martial arts is one of the most enjoyable and accessible activities a person could choose. It can be a form of recreation as well as a solid foundation for self-defence and activity for weight loss.
Martial arts allows you to stay active since it requires you to train regularly. It also boosts your mood by releasing hormones like endorphins so this will be an excellent method to focus and aim your energy into something so beneficial for you.
As we get older, our bodies start to lose dopamine, this is essential for our sensations of pleasure and happiness. Martial arts training allows you to release hormones which then naturally boost your mood even if you’re having a bad day. When you’re in a happy mood, you increase your self-esteem by engaging with the people around you.
Focus is the mind’s ability to center its attention on a specific task or object. No matter how big or small your life goals are, you will not achieve them until you learn to focus your attention and avoid any distractions.
Martial arts can do many things, one being to teach you the value of focus and concentration and why it matters not only inside the dojo but also in real life situations.
For some people, martial arts is just a hobby but for others, their career. Part taking in martial arts gives you a sense of purpose in life. As you begin training and pave your way through the higher ranks, you’ll get to understand its purpose in your life and how it benefits you in so many different ways.
Even when you feel like giving up, you can look back to when you first started and to what stage you have gotten to. This will give you that extra push to keep going and keep pushing to better yourself more and more.
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