Five Martial Arts Forms That Can Help You Stay Healthy

Going to the gym and doing the same old routine that barely yields results can be unfulfilling to say the very least. How about staying fit/healthy, constantly changing up the routine and learning self defense in the process. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?
 

  1. Judo

  2. Judo, more than any other martial art form, will help you strengthen your body through they many techniques its utilizes that involve throwing your opponent. Also, the sheer volume of techniques you need to practice on a regular basis will aid your health on a cardiovascular level.
     

  3. Kickboxing

  4. Kickboxing is, by far, the best cardiovascular workout on the list. The high pace of these training sessions is what really pushes the heart-pumping results. Training kickboxing regularly will result in a slim cut and toned physique. You can find out more about these at http://www.topkicksouthriding.com.
     

  5. Kalaripayattu

  6. This is another fat-burning martial arts form in that it is a very fast paced and energetic for of exercise. The form is all about taking your body’s powers to the next level and reaching your full potential physically.
     

  7. Taekwondo

  8. Taekwondo is best for your legs and core because it involves a lot of lower body strength techniques as well as many different types of kicks. This will help you cut weight yet build up your body at the same time.
     

  9. Capoeira

  10. This is probably the most interesting martial arts form on the list. Capoeira is a combination of dance, fighting forms and acrobatics. The wide variety in this form causes great muscle confusion which causes results to occur very quickly.
     

How Tai Chi Is Helping Turn Back The Clock On Age Related Illness

Tai Chi has always been a martial art that is widely considered to help mental fortitude and overall mental health but doesn’t really have many self defense benefits. It’s now been proven that it can help people defend themselves from age-related mental degeneration. This age old art, as it turns out, can help keep your mind sharp and stave off diseases like Alzheimers through the unification of the mind and the body through martial arts movement conditioning.This simply means that Tai Chi can help prevent mental diseases that disassociate people’s minds and body’s by keeping the bond between the two strong through mental focus and simultaneous physical conditioning. This year the public will really get a chance to learn more about this at the 5th Annual Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo in Burlington, Massachusetts through a workshop with renowned martial artist, Calvin Chin. He will also perform the workshop in Plano, Texas later in the year at www.planokarateschool.com.
 
The workshop will be titled “An Introduction to Tai Chi Paradigm” and it will show attendees of the conference the true mental benefits of Tai Chi and how it can help prevent age-related degeneration. Chin, himself, is extremely accomplished in the martial arts world and has been training for over fifty five years and still trains daily at the age of seventy. So, he is a prime example of the benefits of this program. Check out the demonstration he did below for a better idea of what to expect.