It may surprise people but practicing martial arts could be beneficial to you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Of course, this also considers following proper safety and sanitation protocols to ensure everyone’s continued health. Doing martial arts at a time like this has proven to have numerous positive effects, not the least of which are the following: It improves organ function efficiency. Martial arts are a cardiovascular exercise and engage multiple body systems while you go through strenuous movements. It keeps the body organs working at their best instead of weakening with stagnation from long periods of inactivity. It even increases blood flow and maintains the drive of healthy oxygen-rich blood to the organs, and keeps them healthy. Boosts muscle strength. Because of the lengthy quarantines and lockdowns from the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have not been active. Because of that, their muscles haven’t been getting the exercise and activity that they need to stay strong. With its repeating movements and multiple stances, practicing martial arts keeps muscles in their top form and prevents you from getting injuries due to weakened muscles. Improves your mental health. People all over the world have suffered mentally and emotionally from the toll of the pandemic. They have lost loved ones, jobs, businesses and have continued to live under the specter of the disease that threatens millions of lives. But maintaining health and wellness through martial arts also improves a person’s state of mind. It brings their sense away from the shadows of COVID-19 and allows them to meditate, focus, and even improve their self-discipline and patience. It boosts immunity and resilience. By continuing workouts and exercises, the body becomes more resilient. It fights better against stress and boosts the production of the mood-improving hormone endorphins. As a result, the body’s immunity improves and bounces back quickly from illness. You’d even be able to sleep better at night, and with the body better rested, it’s much more resistant to stress and disease. Martial arts has so many benefits, and it’s ultimately a great way to equip the body with defenses against COVID-19. Keep practicing martial arts at home or at the COVID-safe dojo. Visit Aplomb Martial Arts to find out your options.