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Is Karate Good for Stress?

Stress is a major cause of health problems in today’s society. People are so busy all the time, under constant pressure from work and home life responsibilities. Many turn to food or alcohol or other things that aren’t so good for them to get some stress relief. Others find things like yoga or meditation, but these aren’t for everyone.
Karate can be a great way to reduce stress and here’s why.
1. Physical exertion, great for blood flow
2. Deep breathing – karate training forces you to breathe more deeply which has a calming effect and releases serotonin.
3. Requires Focus – This gets you out of your head, you don’t have time to stay focussed on things that are stressing you out.  
Next time you’re feeling stressed out get to your local dojo FAST! It could save your life.