The Health Benefits of Kung Fu

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BySifu Lee Jacobs

For centuries Kung Fu along with other martial arts have existed, have been recognized, and accepted for the many health benefits they offer. Kung Fu has long been seen primarily as a form of self defence but it is also an intense workout. In fact, there have been numerous studies conducted that confirm what has long been understood by Kung Fu practitioners – Kung Fu offers numerous health benefits, and at Maidstone Kung Fu we’d like to see you enjoy those health benefits.

Cardiovascular Workout

Cardiovascular workouts bring oxygen through your muscles, and elevate your heart rate during your workout. Your heart is a muscle too, so when you work this muscle it also becomes stronger, and a stronger heart means a healthier circulatory system. This can reduce your risk of heart attack, high blood pressure, and stroke.

Burn Calories

If you have been trying to lose some weight, your Kung Fu workout is a great way to do just that. An average sized person is going to burn 300-400 calories in an hour of Kung Fu training. Have some fun, learn self defence, and melt away those pounds.

Breathing Control

Few of us actually breathe deeply like we should. Breath control is very important in Kung Fu, you will be taught proper breathing meditation, which is also effective in improving your cardiovascular health, and it’s a great way to release stress.

Bone Density

Your Kung Fu workouts will help you to build bone density and that’s important in reducing your risk of developing osteoporosis. Aerobic exercise does an excellent job of strengthening bones and improving your bone density and with Kung Fu you can make that aerobic exercise plenty of fun.

Stronger and Fitter

Kung Fu provides an excellent workout so that you will become stronger and fitter over time. You will develop muscle tone and lose fat. You’ll look and feel healthier, and you will gain strength.

Increased Flexibility and a Stronger Core

One of the most commonly overlooked benefits is the flexibility that you will gain. You will enjoy increased flexibility and you will also enjoy a stronger core.  Both of these health benefits will reduce your risk of injury and of falling or losing your balance.

Self Confidence

Many would not consider this a direct health benefit, but we would, because good self confidence will help you in all walks of life from your Kung Fu training to your workouts, to work, to your home life. You will carry yourself proudly, and know that you have the skills to protect yourself, and take care of yourself.

Kung Fu is an excellent way to enjoy to get fit. Maidstone Kung Fu can help you and your family starts to live a healthier lifestyle. Why not get involved with Kung Fu today?

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