How learning Jiu Jitsu can improve your mental health
It is no secret that exercise can do wonders for your physical health; from weight loss to a healthier heart, the physical benefits of exercise go on and on. Yet, the benefits exercise can have on your mental health still go unacknowledged by many, despite it being one of the most effective ways to overcome mild mental obstacles. Martial Arts teaches more than just physical ability, it teaches discipline and resilience.
Exercise can improve the release and re-uptake of serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline; all of these neurochemicals have been proven to have links to mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety.
Medical professionals across the UK, and across the globe, continue to stress the benefits exercise can have on your mental health and how much joy it can bring to your life. Meditation is often commonly associated with martial arts, and this is a great way to improve your mental health, as martial artists focus their mind and fully connect the body to the soul.
Many people engage in martial arts as they teach more than just physical prowess; these ancient forms of combat and can provide many life lessons, as well as teaching skills such as patience and resilience.
Learning Jiu Jitsu can do wonders for your mental health. Not only will the exercise increase your neurochemical activity, and thereby boost your mood and outlook, but the social benefits of martial art classes should not be overlooked.
As an opportunity to make new friends, the social element of attending a martial arts class can also have positive effects on your mental health. Alongside the physical health gains , you will most likely notice a large boost in confidence, even if you were very shy and timid before. This is because immersing yourself in something, whilst also having fun and making friends, is a great way to find your true potential. Confidence is one of the most important things anyone can cultivate in life , regardless of age. It will mean they are more likely to aim high, set goals to achieve them.
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