Apr
11

Have You Ever Taken a Martial Arts Class?

This long winter is almost over. After months inside attending Brazilian Jiu Jitsu basics classes and riding the stationary bike, you are looking forward to the opportunity to supplement your indoor workouts with more consistent outdoor routines. you have always liked to the ride the long trails around the lake, but this winter was one full of snow and sleet, ice and winds. It simply was not safe to get your bike out on the trails. You also really enjoy running and hiking, activities that help you focus on overall strength and your core, but again this winter limited the amount of time when you could be outside so you basically relied on your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu basics classes.

Fortunately, even when the weather is bad martial arts and kickboxing classes can help people get the exercise they need to stay in the best shape. It does not matter if you are transitioning from the winter to the summer or from vacation mode to getting back on a regular schedule, it is important to take advantage of a variety of different kinds of exercise and workout opportunities.

Are You Getting the Amount of Physical Activity You Need to be Your Healthiest Self?

Vacation mode in when you are out of state may mean lots of hot coffee and walking to breakfast. What it does not mean is forcing yourself to keep the same workout routine that you have at home. Taking a break refreshes your body and brain and allows you to return to your regular routine with more energy. This means that when weather or family vacations interrupt your weekly routine of working out you should enjoy the opportunity to exercise in a new place and in a new way.

Consider some of these facts and figures about not only martial arts, but also the health habits of Americans and the many ways that many of us need to improve and increase the amount of exercise that we get:

  • As many as 2.38 million people aged six years and above in the U.S. participated in mixed martial arts for fitness in the year 2017.
  • 54% of the subjects who practiced Tai Chi attributed an improved sense of confidence to their improved balance, according to a recent survey.
  • Children over the age of two engage in at least one hour a day of moderate physical activity, according to the American Heart Association recommendations.
  • The number of six years and older participants who are in kickboxing amounted to approximately 6.9 million in the U.S. in the year 2016.
  • A one hour session of moderate intensity martial arts can burn as many as 500 calories.
  • 66% of parents worry that their child spends too much time on electronic devices.

Whether you make the decision to sign up for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu basics class while you are staying at a vacation resort or you do your time on a stationary bike in the gym when the trails are snowy, it is often in your best if you can find a way to stay active every day even when your schedule or the weather interrupts.

Written by Rachele. Posted in Brazilian jiu jitsu basics, Brazilian jiu jitsu portland, Tai chi portland

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