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Martial Arts Boosts Energy Levels

June 19, 2014

Exercise boosts people's energy levels.

Exercise, such as martial arts, comes with various benefits, from maintaining a healthy weight to alleviating systems of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Another positive aspect of exercise is a boost in energy. Exercise makes people’s lungs and hearts stronger, which increases energy. Children can engage in physical activities without getting worn out quickly. Kids feel better and can take on more challenging martial arts techniques and eventually earn the next belt.

This goes for adults as well. Sedentary individuals who engaged in just 20 minutes of low-to-moderate exercise 3 days a week for six consecutive weeks felt more energized and less fatigued, according to University of Georgia’s “The Effect of a Single Bout of Exercise on Energy and Fatigue States: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.”

A health resource indicated physical activity increases blood flow, carrying more oxygen to muscles, which ultimately boosts energy levels. People can participate in activities they enjoy.  To get up to speed, the CDC recommended adults engage in moderate-intensity activity for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes per week.