If you’ve been practicing Jiu-Jitsu for a while, you’re probably familiar with the benefits of a regular training routine. Getting to the mats regularly provides numerous physical and mental health benefits.
One of the physical benefits of Jiu-Jitsu involves the most important muscle in your body – your heart. Here are a few ways that Jiu-Jitsu training builds a healthier heart:
1. Elevated Heart Rate
One of the ways that your Jiu-Jitsu training builds a healthier heart is by elevating your heart rate. When you train at higher intensities that take your body out of a resting state, you promote healthy blood circulation throughout your body. As your heart pumps, it pushes oxygen and nutrients to your cells and improves the cardiovascular system as a whole.
2. Experience Less Stress
Chronic stress is hard on the mind as well as the body. When you’re stressed, you usually feel anxious and worried. But stress also creates physical changes, like high blood pressure, that affect your heart and cardiovascular system. Jiu-Jitsu is a healthy and effective way to manage daily stress. Shifting your focus to training, becoming more aware of and in control of your emotions, and practicing mindfulness are great ways to reduce stress and build a healthier heart.
3. Healthier Lifestyle Habits
Your Jiu-Jitsu training extends beyond the mats into your daily life. And the positive changes and habits you pick up during training, like discipline, confidence, resilience, and persistence, lead to improvements in your day-to-day life. For example, you might find yourself cleaning up your diet and making better food choices. Or maybe you start going to bed earlier or waking up earlier and experience better sleep. These types of lifestyle changes affect your overall health and help you to build a healthier heart, as well.
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