Health Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Health Benefits of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dr. Purushothaman
October 24, 2017

A healthy lifestyle is something that everyone needs to follow, for making your body fit and healthy. A good lifestyle can also help your brain to be more stable and calm; helping you in taking the right steps without any fail. Usually, while talking about exercising, we often choose the regular exercise patterns chosen by all like walking, jogging or going to the gym. For getting a fit body, you can even try out any of the martial arts too, which most people do not even think of. The Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is one of the martial arts that can give you better results at the shortest span of time. Benefits of training jiu-jitsu are described in the article in detail.

Jiujitsu is believed to have started in 1467 in Japan. It was in the Sengoku Era of the Muromochi Period (Japan), that the martial art is said to have its origin. This is a close combat martial art. It includes various kinds of techniques that can be used during situations where we do not find weapons effective. It has influenced many other major martial art forms like keno, kappa, judo, bartitsu, krav maga, Aikido, that form has led to many forms of Jiu Jitsu. The country of Brazil follows the form called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Major Health Benefits of practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Helps in losing fat

If you are facing the problem of high body fat, and if you want to get rid of high cholesterol, then practicing Jiu Jitsu can help you a lot. This rigorous form of exercise will definitely help you to lose the body fat in a quick manner. If you are experiencing high levels of cholesterol and high blood pressure, you should always start the martial art in a slow manner and not in a rigorous manner.

Helps to lose weight

Starting jiu-jitsu training will not decrease your weight all of a sudden. But when you gradually practice the rigorous sessions in a dedicated manner, you will be able to see better results. You will be able to gain muscle. Even though you might weight more, as muscles are heavier than fat, you will be able to feel a more athletic body, gaining the perfect body weight. You also should check your BMI for your body with the help of a physician so that you are able to assess your training and its results.

Helps your cardiovascular system

Jiu Jitsu is the perfect cardio routine that anyone with heart related issues should follow. Those who want to prevent heart diseases in future too can practice this Brazilian martial art regularly. While practicing Jiu Jitsu, you will be able to maintain the perfect blood flow that is very much healthy for the heart. This prevents clogging in the blood vessels. The skeletal muscles too tend to develop well with this exercise. It also gives strength to the heart apart from making the heart muscles stronger. You will be able to stay healthy with a really strong heart.

Other major benefits

Jiu Jitsu Health Benefits are many, apart from those mentioned above. Practicing Jiujutsu will build the body muscles and improves the metabolism, it gives strength to the body, makes the body energetic, gets rid of low blood pressure, helps in increasing the power of the brain, makes the body flexible than ever, gives your mind relief from stress, helps in developing mobility, helps in solving sleep disorders and most important of all, keeps our body healthy and strong.

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