Few of us really pay attention to our reflexes. The only time we’re likely to think of them is if we try to catch something. Then miss it because we weren’t quite quick enough to get there. A situation like this is going to make us think of how slow our reflexes are. Or how much better they could be with some practice. Do you want better reflexes?
There are lots of ways to improve your reflexes
but there are many advantages of having quicker reflexes too. For example, if you are able to react faster to any number of things, you’re likely to have a chance to stay safer than you would otherwise be. You could end up avoiding an accident while driving for example, or maybe while out riding your bike. Being able to stop quickly or react to any sort of stimuli could make a major difference in your life.
Some people naturally have better reflexes than others, but there are ways you can improve your own reflexes. Physical exercise can certainly help, but some exercises are arguably better than others when it comes to improving this part of your physicality. Take martial arts for example – these can help you improve your reaction times and enable you to enhance them over a longer period of time.
Some people think martial arts are all about being able to defend yourself!
And handle yourself in a fight. This isn’t the whole picture, but they will help you develop your reactions and these could make all the difference when it comes to avoiding injury one day. That holds true whether you’re confronted by an attacker or involved in a situation that could lead to you having an accident. Avoidance is easier to achieve with good reflexes, as you’ll find out when you give martial arts a try.
Owner and Chief Instructor of Deacons Martial Arts and Fitness in Oadby, Leicester.
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