The Jiu-Jitsu that uplifts the public, like it did last weekend at the Worlds, can also uplift you in other ways.
According to a study carried out on a 40,000-person sample group by the Norway’s University of Bergen in conjunction with King’s College of London, people who use their leisure time to practice physical activities are less likely to develop symptoms of depression.
The interesting part of the research was the conclusion that just physical activity isn’t enough. The result wasn’t the same when those studied practiced exercise during the work day or within the work environment.
The conclusion the researchers came to was that social interaction and new friends are vital in consolidating exercise into your routine, more pleasurable and healthy. Now can you think of a better place for socializing than at any of the good Jiu-Jitsu academies out there? Train, make friends, and have mental well-being. Spread the word on this research; join the campaign by drawing friends and family members to Jiu-Jitsu.