Please be inform that classes will resumes on January 21st, 2023 Saturday
Health, Body & Mind
1. Cardiovascular Health
Meeting the physical activity guidelines of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention can be difficult. According to their research, only one in five adults actually meets their suggested amount of exercise. Cardiovascular health, in particular, is very important to manage, as it is closely linked to heart health. Especially during training, drills can really help ramp up one’s heart rate, helping you build cardiovascular endurance and increasing the positive impact of your aerobic exercise.
2. Muscle Tone
Students of aikido can increase muscle mass and help them become more toned over all.
3. Weight Loss
As previously mentioned, improving your muscle mass and tone can help improve your metabolism, which can contribute to weight loss. Aikido is a great form of exercise, especially if you practice two to three times each week. The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, each week (roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes).
Fast reflexes are required of good martial artists. Whether it’s sparring or fighting in a competition, blocking and dodging the attacks of your opponent is important to every martial artist. Through repetition, your reflex will improve and you’ll notice faster reaction times in all parts of your life. Quick reflexes can help in a number of day-to-day activities in school or at work.
Many martial arts disciplines require mobility and agility and practicing martial arts is a terrific way to improve your body’s ability to move faster and more efficiently. Over time, you’ll notice greater speed, especially if your form of martial arts requires a lot of footwork.
6. Blood Pressure
Most types of martial arts require rigorous training that contributes to improved fitness. One of the benefits of engaging in any martial arts practice is improved blood pressure. Especially during training, repetitive movements can behave like high intensity interval training. This type of training will improve your cardiovascular strength, slowing down your resting heart rate and lowering your blood pressure.
7. Mental Health
A number of studies have shown that exercise can help improve your mental health. Aikido can help relieve you of your daily stressors and help you focus on your task at hand, providing you with the opportunity to get rid of distractions. Keeping active will also trigger your body to release endorphins, reducing the risks of premature death, Martial arts often comes with certain philosophies that help the students learn more about themselves, further promoting self-discipline, healthy competition, and goal-setting.