Losing Weight with Martial Arts

There are a large number of reasons why a person may have trouble controlling his or her weight.  Some have medical conditions, which make it difficult to shed unwanted pounds.  Others have high stress positions, and because of that undue stress find that they continue to put weight on.  Still others, don’t get enough physical activity to burn the extra calories consumed each day.

For many, martial arts training can make all of the difference.  While the classes at Key Martial Arts can cure all medical conditions, they can help you alleviate stress, teach you to harness your will power, and give you the physical activity you need to burn calories.

There are many different forms of martial arts that can provide these benefits, but four of those that provide the greatest weight loss advantages are:

Jiu-Jitsu You can burn more than three hundred and fifty calories in a single session of Jiu-Jitsu.  Not only do you burn fat, you can also build lean muscle, which will help you achieve the thin, strong frame that you wish for.

Karate Certainly among the most common forms of martial arts in this country, karate is favored for good reason.  It teaches many useful skills, which translate beautifully to the workplace, school, and even to tasks around the home.  It also places a lot of influence on proper decision making and inner strength, which means that you might be better equipped to make good food choices.  Each class can help you burn nearly three hundred calories, too!

Taekwondo Burn twice as many calories – as many as 600 calories – in a taekwondo class.  There are few activities that can help you burn that many calories in a single hour, and the martial art form is so much fun for most students that they don’t even recognize it as a form of exercise.  They also walk away with greater muscle mass and improved self-esteem.

Tai Chi Kill the unnecessary stress in each and every tai chi class.  A 30 minute class can burn 250 calories, and teach you how to focus your thoughts and your energy on positivity, so the stress-relieve extends beyond the dojo.

By |2016-03-18T23:22:08+00:00March 18th, 2016|Health|