Do you work in an office? No matter how active you try to be you can’t get away from having to sit in front of a computer for hours at a time. Even if you get up and stretch from time to time you’ll still feel stiff and out of kilter. Over time your muscles and ligaments will end up stretching into positions they really shouldn’t be in.
Exercise is important for all office workers. It helps counteract the long hours spent working at a desk. Regular breaks to get up, walk round and stretch will certainly help, but martial arts has some significant advantages too.
Firstly it helps with posture. You’ll soon notice you feel better at work because you’ll sit properly. You’ll probably get fewer aches and pains too. Furthermore since you’ll feel fitter the longer you practise martial arts, you’ll probably be more inspired to get up more frequently to walk round the office. A quick trip to get a drink, to visit the loo or simply to stretch your legs can help negate bad posture and ensure you feel far better than you did before.
Since martial arts does improve your fitness levels you’ll feel more positive on a regular basis. You’ll start noticing how you sat at work before and how bad that position was for your posture. You’ll become more aware of many things, including the need to get up every now and then.
You may not be able to change the fact you do office work, but you can change the way you approach it. Martial arts teach many things, but perhaps one of the most important is how to be aware of your body, both physically and mentally. Take a different and more positive approach to office life today courtesy of martial arts.