Whether you are looking to try something new, or you’ve been practicing for some time, It is important to know how Taekwondo can be beneficial to your physical and mental wellbeing.
Together with the sporting and self-defence aspects, taekwondo also provides an exercise element, which can help to improve your balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture.
In addition to the physical health improvements, taekwondo is also known to benefit mental health through increased confidence, improved self-esteem, focus, concentration levels and self-discipline.
Below are further examples of health benefits which can be improved through practicing Taekwondo:
- Improved muscle tone and appearance
- Improved strength, stamina and cardiovascular health
- Improved confidence and self-esteem
- Improved flexibility
- Improved agility and reflexes
- Improved concentration and focus
- Improved leadership skills
- Greater self-discipline
- Reduced stress
- Opportunity to grow your social circle
Some British Taekwondo clubs offer keep fit sessions, alongside their regular classes, with a focus on improving their members fitness levels, working towards a healthier physical and mental state.
Taekwondo is a hugely popular sport, suitable for all ages and recognised worldwide. We would encourage anybody looking to improve their health and wellbeing to get involved and find a club near you.