Martial arts can be a good activity for senior citizens to practice, despite martial arts being seen as something for younger people. Martial arts is good exercise, highly social, and great for the mind. For senior citizens in particular, martial arts can break the monotony of daily life, slow the aging process, and bolster self-esteem. MMA or Muay Thai, which are higher-impact martial arts, should be avoided by senior citizens, but other martial arts such as tai chi, jiu-jitsu, and wing chun are quite viable for older people.
- Martial arts can help someone stay independent and stay in shape at the same time.
- Martial arts is a great way to do cardio and it also will help you improve your coordination.
- Martial arts can help you get much better range of motion, improve flexibility and stamina.
“Doing martial arts regularly can help your aging loved one remain independent while aging in place.”