A group of Tracks BJJ students listen and learn to an instructor's demonstrationWhen we think of health, it’s easy to zero in on our physical health. Habits that improve our physical health include activity, food choices, and sleep. But Jiu Jitsu can help you achieve a variety of health and lifestyle goals.

Your BJJ training improves your physical health, along with other elements of your overall health and well-being. Here are a few ways that Jiu Jitsu improves your physical, mental, and social health.

Physical: BJJ improves your fitness.

If one of your goals is to improve your fitness, you might be looking for the best way to start. The good news is with so many different options to choose from, the most challenging part will probably be selecting an activity. If you’re not thrilled about lifting weights at the gym or dusting off the treadmill in your garage, why not try something new? Jiu Jitsu classes provide a full-body workout where you’ll not only improve your fitness, but you’ll also learn skills for self-defense. BJJ increases strength, endurance, power, balance, flexibility, and coordination.

Mental: BJJ provides new challenges.

Finding a new challenge to tackle is a great goal that will benefit your mental health. At the same time, taking on such a challenge will jumpstart your motivation and excitement level for goal-directed behavior. By starting a martial arts practice, you will always find skills and techniques to learn and improve. So, whether you’ve been training Jiu Jitsu for a while or you’re brand new to martial arts, it’s a great way to challenge yourself mentally.

Social: BJJ expands your network.

Jiu Jitsu can also help you expand your network of friends. If you’re looking for a way to meet new people and have more social interaction outside of work or your regular group of friends, Jiu Jitsu is a great solution. Participating in martial arts will introduce you to a group of students with similar interests that make up a supportive and respectful community that enjoys working hard while having fun.

Contact us at Tracks BJJ in Coon Rapids today to learn more about how we will work with you to provide the highest level of martial arts training and instruction.