Questions and Answers
What do you recommend martial arts or bodybuilding which will be help full for me ?
Explain and justify your logic ?
Comparatively, while Bodybuilding teaches a bit of discipline [You have to keep to the program, or you get nothing] it is otherwise pretty worthless except as a tool to look good.
And before someone argues that bodybuilding makes you strong- That’s incorrect. Even professional bodybuilders admit that the methods they use to build muscle don’t give you any real improvement in your athletic ability, they just induce hypertrophy in the large, visible muscle groups. To quote Milos Sarcev, a famous bodybuilder- “We are not athletes. We are athletic mannequins.”
Overall, if you want to improve your health and fitness, Martial Arts is a superior method.
The original Latin quote from the poet Juvenal is also still commonly used nowadays: “mens sana in corpore sano.” It’s often cited as a call for being a well-rounded person or providing education for both the mind and the body, or to recognize the link between physical and mental well-being.
Nowadays we think of a healthy mind as a psychological state – mental health as opposed to mental illness and other modern ills such as addiction. You can connect physical fitness and mental health in these terms as well, but cautiously – think of the pro athletes who depend on drugs.
My impression from seeing these phrases used in older English literature is that in past centuries the perception of a healthy mind was more about virtue: not being lazy, selfish, gluttonous, cowardly, and so on. Even though we may now see the link between mind and body differently than those writers did, we can still say that physical activity is one part of keeping our minds confident, alert, and active.