Weight training has been shown to combat these signs of aging.
Pain is normal. It’s a signal that something isn’t right for your body, and it’s an exceptionally helpful tool that moves us away from negative things instinctively. However, chronic pain is not normal, and can have a devastating impact on quality of life, productivity, and mental health. When a person suffers with chronic pain, the ‘pain pathways’ in their body are hyper-sensitive, firing off at the lightest stimuli(1). Be it fibromyalgia, low back pain, or osteoporosis, it’s a problem you never want to have.
Concentration is crucial in combat sports, and its a fundamental requirement for effectively anticipating and intercepting attacks while planning counter-moves. Repeated practice invariably hones and sharpens your instincts. In everyday life, this has been shown to translate to better ability to pay attention.
We all know what it feels like to lie awake in the wee hours of the morning, tossing and turning before falling into a fitful sleep. It’s certainly no fun, and it’s the fast track to waking up feeling cranky and unrested. Now, that might be bearable for a day or two, but constant sleep troubles can take a heavy toll on the mind and body.