Not only is boxing a great physical workout, it’s also a great form of exercise for stress relief and can even help improve bone mineral density. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of boxing training:

1‍) Better overall body strength – This might be obvious if you’ve ever watched a professional boxer, but boxing builds muscle!! Whether you box, bag, or fight, you use many different muscles. You will often use the punching bag dozens of times during a single workout, which will increase your endurance. There are many ways and angles to hit the bag, and repeated practice will give you more muscle throughout your body.

2‍) Stress Reliever – Boxing is the ultimate cardio workout. This means it can help release hormones that help us feel good, such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine. It can also reduce stress by lowering cortisol. Both activities together help us feel relaxed, calmer, reduce stress and help us sleep better. Boxing requires focus, and when you concentrate intensely on one thing, it forces you to put stressful thoughts aside. This means that your hand-eye coordination is tested, but your brain can relax a little and stop firing.​​

3) You can get great abs – Many people think that boxing is only about the arms and upper body. Yes, if you are not taught properly, your shoulders and arms will get a tough workout. However, learning to box effectively should involve the entire core. It is also an effective exercise for the abdominal muscles. To gain control and power behind boxing, you must transfer your weight from your feet to your arms through your hips and torso. It exercises and strengthens the abdominal muscles.​​

4) Better bone density – Weight-bearing exercises are exceptionally beneficial for increasing bone strength. Exercise that involves frequent but controlled impact can help the body increase mineral density. It can be a great way to reduce and sometimes even cure osteoporosis.​​

5) Better Cardiovascular Health – Boxing is a great sport for your heart health. It’s an intense workout, and cardio is one of the most important things we can do to keep our hearts healthy. The NHS recommends that adults do at least 2.5 hours of moderate exercise a week for heart health. That’s the minimum. Going to three boxing classes a week is far from being modest as it will help improve overall. The intensity of boxing raises your heart rate and takes your fitness to a new level. It’s also a great way to burn calories.

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