Whether you’re a beginner or experienced practitioner, your Jiu-Jitsu training will have an overall positive effect on your health and lifestyle.
Here are just some of the ways that Jiu Jitsu is good for your health:
1. You get a full-body workout, that’s also fun.
Many people start training Jiu Jitsu because they’re looking for a new and different way to get fit and lose weight. Jiu Jitsu is not only an effective functional workout, and it’s also fun. If you’re bored with your current workout routine and struggling to find something you want to stick with, then Jiu Jitsu is definitely worth trying.
2. You improve your overall functional fitness.
Not only is Jiu Jitsu an effective full-body workout, but it will improve your functional fitness. Strengthening key muscle groups, like your core and hips, improves your overall fitness. As a result, the activities you perform in your daily life become easier. As you get more fit, you’ll experience improvements on the mat as well as in your everyday life.
3. You’ll increase range of motion in your joints and improve flexibility.
If you sit for most of your workday, you might experience a limited range of motion in your hips. Strengthening your core and hips through Jiu Jitsu will improve your joint range of motion and muscle flexibility, contributing to your comfort level throughout the day.
4. You’ll get better at balance and coordination.
Balance and coordination are skills that aren’t easily trained. And as we age, we tend to experience a decrease in these physical skills. But activities like Jiu Jitsu, where you synchronize movements in your arms, legs, and core, will help you maintain and even improve your balance and coordination.
5. You’ll improve overall lifestyle habits.
Many have said that Jiu Jitsu is not just another sport; it’s a lifestyle. And when you’re consistent with your training, you increase your chances of building healthy habits in other areas of your life. For example, you might find that you eat better, go to bed earlier, or improve your mental health.
6. You strengthen your body and mind.
It’s easy to assume that Jiu Jitsu is all about physical work and effort. But Jiu Jitsu doesn’t just develop a healthier and stronger body. It also builds a strong and healthy mind. You’ll practice overcoming challenges, solving problems, and bouncing back from setbacks both on and off the mat. And you’ll also build valuable mental skills like resilience, confidence, and self-discipline.