Dec
05

Are You Looking for a Way to End Your Year on a Healthy Note?

For the last 10 years you have joked about your weight. Before anyone else even had a chance to think about your recent weight problems, you made a crack about the exercise that you get. From attempting to stand on one foot at a time while you put on your underwear, your jeans, and your socks to running from your chair to the refrigerator, you have lots of one liners that make people laugh. Inside, of course, you are really crying. More than any of your friends and family, you are disappointed in how you look, how your clothes fit, and how you little real exercise you get. And while you cannot quite have a serious conversation about the weight that you have gained, you are hoping that the latest fitness class you are taking will help you change.
Your husband has taken jiu jitsu training for the last three years and is more fit than ever before. You have watched a few of his classes, but know that you do not have the balance or the strength to join him. Your daughters have offered to walk with you in the morning, but your pace quickly bores them. One activity that you think you can handle, however, is the beginner kickboxing class that some of your friends have also signed up for. None of you are in the best shape, but you are hoping that as a group you can take the morning class every day in December and then take turns meeting at each other’s houses for lunch. The group of five is committed to committing the month of December to these two simple routines. You are hopeful, of course, that after nearly four weeks of regular activity and at least one healthy meal a day you will be able to see some results.

The Benefits of Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing Classes Extend Beyond the Time in Action

Whether you are looking at starting to explore the benefits of kickboxing or another kind of martial arts classes, you may find that the core strength that you gain can help you in other areas of your life as well. Unfortunately, fewer than 5% of adults participate in even 30 minutes of physical activity every day, and only 33% of adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity every week.

Making even one change to your habits, however, can set you on to a better path. From exercising to eating right, in fact, if you can lose even 10% of your body weight you can reduce your chances of heart problems. increase your exercise to a one hour session of moderate intensity martial arts can burn up to 500 calories and allow you to start seeing progress. Whether you are considering jiu jitsu or another kind of activity, you can find a way to make a difference to how you feel and look by this holiday season.

Being overweight, remaining inactive, and eating poorly are habits that are not funny. Even if you have been able to laugh off your health condition in the past, maybe this is the time of the year when you finally make a change.

Written by Rachele. Posted in Jiu jitsu, Kickboxing classes, Kids martial arts

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