The Many Health Benefits of Karate

a group of adults practicing karateStaying healthy and active can be difficult, especially for hardworking adults who live busy lives. Countless people sign up to their neighborhood gym with dreams of working out (either before or after work) only for their dreams to remain just that, dreams. If you’re looking for a great way to stay in shape, consider karate! This martial art may be more popular among younger participants but it’s still able to provide adults with a plethora of beneficial outcomes. You’ll achieve a total body workout, improve your cardiovascular health, and lose up to 500 calories, in only one hour! Keep reading to learn more about the great benefits martial arts have to offer.

Achieve a Total Body Workout

How often have you gone to the gym only to feel completely overwhelmed? Maybe you run for ten minutes on a treadmill then do a few reps with dumbbells and you finish your workout out by doing a few sets of bench presses. But the next day you feel unfulfilled. Sure, your arm muscles are sore somewhat but you want more; you want a full body workout. You could look up these types of workouts online but you’ll probably have to hop from one spot to the next in order to work out the right muscle groups. But gyms are almost always full which means your desired machine might be taken for the entire time you’re there.

If you want a total body workout without the stress, consider karate! As a highly-aerobic workout, karate makes use of every muscle group so you’ll be able to improve everything from your muscle tone and flexibility to stamina and balance, all without having to tour every inch of your local gym.

Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

In order to improve heart health, it’s necessary to partake in activities that make the heart work harder. This is why jogging is such a popular and beneficial cardiovascular activity. Martial arts are in the same category. We understand that not everyone’s a fan of jogging. So, whether or not you enjoy to run, you can improve your heart health by partaking in karate.

Lose Weight While Having Fun

The fast-paced nature of karate means you’ll be able to lose weight while having fun. This makes karate (and other martial arts) a great option for adults who are looking for a way to stay active and live happier healthier lives! To put it into perspective, one hour of karate can burn up to 500 calories. If you practice karate three times a week for a month, you’ll lose 6,000 calories! Not bad for only an hour-long workout.

Improve Your Reflexes

If you’ve ever seen a martial arts movie, you’ve probably noticed how fast martial artists react to certain things. They can dodge and block oncoming attacks like nobody’s business. This may seem unrealistic (and, such, the movie might’ve been edited to look a certain way), but there’s no denying that martial arts training not only improves reflexes, it also yields faster reaction times! You may not need to block an oncoming attack from a gang of bad guys anytime soon, but you will be able to react quickly to avoid accidents while driving! That doesn’t sound like something you could gain from going to the gym, does it?

Become Part of America’s Best Karate, Today!

If you’re ready to witness the benefits of martial arts training firsthand, then contact America’s Best Karate! We proudly offer classes for kids and adults alike. Give us a call to learn more about our specials.