We all know that it takes good exercise and proper nutrition to lead a healthy life and have a well-
toned body. Yet, currently, we have very little time for exercise or healthy eating habits. Instead of

spending time engaging in fitness activities, many of us wind down by watching TV or spending free
time on the internet. Today, we discuss why it is beneficial to keep fit and tone your body through
taekwondo and other related martial arts disciplines.

Many people regard martial arts as a preserve of the Asian countries. However, types of martial arts
are practiced all over the world. Some of the most common martial arts disciplines are Taekwondo,
Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo, Krav Maga and many others. These and many more are training
programs with exercises and traditions combined to give your body strength and stamina, to tone your
body and to provide you with inner tranquility and peace.

Fitness benefits of taekwondo and other martial arts disciplines

Martial Arts Give you a total body workout

If you are looking for a healthy way to tone your body and lose weight or improve your fitness, then
try out taekwondo and other martial arts disciplines. All the martial arts disciplines are workouts that
use every muscle in the body. The exercises flex your muscles while at the same time improves your
stamina, strengthens, and balances your body. The high-aerobic workouts will improve your
breathing and stimulate fat loss.

Gives you complete body flexibility

One of the major disciplines in martial arts programs is how to be flexible. Having a flexible body is a
major boost to your health because it helps reduce the chances of injuries to the body. Your body
learns to balance itself well, and your joints and muscles become stronger. One of the best-known
martial art disciplines for body flexibility is yoga. In yoga, you learn how to discipline your body
through breathing, meditating and carrying out particular body postures that help with your body
balance and flexibility. Yoga is often recommended as a complementary practice to any combat style
martial art.

Weight loss and building muscles

In martial arts, many programs require punching, screaming, kicking, running and lifting weights. All
these exercises help in building and strengthening your muscles while at the same time cutting down
on fatty deposits in the body. You can also take on other complimentary exercises alongside your
martial arts exercises to get even better results. Exercises like dancing, weightlifting and gym aerobics
among others will set you on a massive fitness trajectory.

Relieves stress

A stressful life increases body inflammation and will give you diseases like high blood pressure and
cardiovascular health complications. Martial arts and yoga can help in relieving stress, which in turn
helps you to keep your health in check.

The concentration you will practice when doing taekwondo is akin to meditation for some, which can
help centre your mind for many hours after your session, not just during your training. Let’s not
discount the idea that throwing a few punches can be great for stress relief.