The camp

Betsson’s team is about to take part in a martial art boot camp for a week as a means to reduce stress among its employees and strengthen them physically and mentally.

Today, stress is counted as one of the biggest threats to human health, attributed as a factor in a wide range of physical ailments.

Martial arts is not by chance growing in popularity in recent years as it’s one of the best ways to reduce stress and help people improve their overall well-being. With proper instructions you will be able to reduce the tension in your life, take off excess weight and gain self-confidence while learning effective self-defense methods.

A martial arts program is typically designed to keep the body perfectly conditioned. What’s more, the program will help individuals focus on their own characters and development as it fosters courtesy, respect, modesty, loyalty, generosity and dedication as a reward.

Considering the multiple benefits of martial arts, more and more companies, such as Betsson, now encourage their employees to participate in such programs in order to stimulate their overall well-being.

Betsson is an online gambling company offering online poker and casino, scratch cards and sports betting. It was created in 2001 by the Swedes Fredrik Sidfalk, Henrik Bergquist and Andres Holmgren and is currently headquartered in Malta.

Sidfalk explained that since all of the employees in Betsson are working for long hours in front of computers, the company is trying to stimulate their overall well-being by organizing different outdoor activities as often as possible. He added that a lot of them are keen on extreme sports so the company has organized bungee jumping and rock climbing for them in the past.

With the growing popularity of martial arts, however, the company has decided to organize for its employees to take part in a martial arts boot camp for a whole week.

“I’ve recently watched a documentary video about martial arts and its benefits, and thought it might be a good idea to talk to our HR representative and see if we can do that for our team,” Sidfalk added.

The idea was gladly accepted.