Can BJJ help depression? This is the question from our friend Alexander today.
I assume he is depressed and wondering if Brazilian Jiu-jitsu would be helpful in combating the mental illness.
In this video I share two books, and some of my own experiences.
Here are the two books I reference and the links to them. Heads up these are affiliate links. So if you buy from them it gives me a kickback. This costs you nothing. I just wanted to be upfront.
Go Wild: https://amzn.to/2QhNj3h
Most of us feel amazing after a bout of exercise. Maybe tired, but good over all. And in the video I share 1 of the reasons why scientists theorize why we feel so good after exercise.
Besides referencing books I also share some stories from experience with myself and my students about how Brazilian Jiujitsu has been useful with treating their depression.
All in all I do think that BJJ training could be useful for depression. Obviously it’s no substitute for medication or a doctors guidance. But from what I’ve seen from my friends and students. It can be helpful.
Let me add a big line of caution. If you have any questions about treatment for depression and medications. Please contact a doctor for more guidance.
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