Martial arts are often associated with children and movies but they can also be an effective tool in the fight against aging. As we grow older many problems such as the fear of falling down or the stress of everyday life can seem overwhelming. Studies show that those problems can be combated with martial arts. Active people have lower blood pressure and martial arts promotes balance. In addition the social interactions and discipline of martial arts help fight loneliness and help keep the brain sharp.
- Martial arts can help with the physical ailments of aging and to help you get exercise.
- Martial arts can help you mentally as you adjust to the difficulties of age, and keep you in a sound mindset.
- Martial arts can help you to stay mentally “sharp”, which slows the signs of aging.
“Studies have shown, and common sense makes clear, that active martial artists have a much lower risk of falling.
One study, attempting to show the stress relieving effects of exercise,Tae Kwon do showed as much stress reduction in terms of reduced blood pressure.
Old masters not only exist, many are known for outshining the young.
a martial art. It offers a lifetime of learning, contact with a wide variety of people, and a place you can always go.”