There’s no denying that martial arts practice does wonders for the body physically. Many people who walk into our Los Angeles fitness studio realize this, and they’re eager to take classes to improve their flexibility and muscle tone.
But, some of the new students we get have no idea of the tremendous benefits of practicing martial arts that go well beyond creating a great physical form. They don’t yet know how simply taking a class a week, in one of our martial arts-influenced disciplines, can increase wellbeing holistically.
Martial Arts for Overall Mental and Physical Health
Practicing martial arts is not only a good way to get a fantastic looking body, it’s an ideal form of exercise to strengthen the mind and the body’s internal systems. When you engage in martial arts, you relax, stimulate, challenge, and workout the brain, muscles, skeletal system, and many other parts of your body, which encourages the body to work as one cohesive unit for the benefit of your total health.
People who practice martial arts have seen improvement in mental health conditions, disease, and physical challenges of different scopes and scales. They’ve successfully overcome problems with organ systems and brain chemistry, leading to more enjoyment of life in terms of doing things that were difficult for them before or finally living stress free.
Martial arts practice is a great way to heal the body, and it’s an excellent means to preventing stresses and diseases that are all too common in today’s crazy world.
Choose Any Martial Arts Practice
There are many types of martial arts, including traditional practices and variations of those practices that were born of certain influences but offer new approaches to mind and body wellness. At A4Fitness, we encourage you to explore many kinds of martial arts disciplines and to step into our studio to see how we take the core tenants of martial arts practice to a new and exciting level.
At its most basic, martial arts includes aerobic and/ or strength (stretching) training. Sometimes, martial arts practice is multidimensional and it draws on several influences to benefit the practitioner in a multitude of ways. No matter what martial arts practice you choose, you’re still engaging your body in total mental and physical exercise, which helps prevent disease and promote allover wellness.
Martial Arts to Transform the Body
By practicing martial arts, you give your body the training it needs for many physiological changes to take place – which happen for the better to strengthen all of your body’s systems. Most people start noticing these changes about three weeks into their practice. As you take martial arts classes, you will likely see a profound positive change in blood sugar, circulation, blood pressure, and metabolism, among other health indicators. These changes are noticeable in the body, but they’re also happening in the brain as anxiety is reduced, depression goes away, and chronic fatigue is no longer an issue.
Martial arts does amazing things for the brain first, which translates to positivity throughout the body. While practicing martial arts, concentrations of neurotransmitters that regulate the body’s systems are brought into balance so that the entire body can function in harmony. Many clinical studies prove these emotional and physiological changes that accompany martial arts practice, most of which directly relate to the balancing of neurotransmitters.
In fact, many martial arts practitioners who are in their 70s and 80s credit martial arts for their good mental and physical health, and their avoidance of depression, thyroid disease, respiratory ailments, liver problems, bone fragility, and brain illnesses.
We encourage you to come visit us at A4Fitness to talk about martial arts in Los Angeles and how practicing this ancient form, and variations of it, can help you prevent disease and come to a place of total health and wellness. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding thousands of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.