Boxing is a fantastic, fun and enjoyable sport. Boxing has a range of benefits for your health, fitness and wellbeing. Here are 4 reasons you should do more boxing.
1. Cardiovascular Health
Boxing decreases your risk of Cardiovascular disease (CVD). In Australia, CVD is a leading cause of death (The Heart Foundation, 2016). Australia’s country health profile indicates that1 in 6 Australians are affected by CVD.
Participating is regular exercise such as boxing is great for cardiovascular fitness and prolongs your quality of life. Boxing in Bathurst is a great way to get out, get active and reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
2. Weight Loss
Boxing is great for burning fat. Scientific research suggests that the fat burning zone is most efficiently achieved when performing high intensity interval training (HIIT). Boxing classes in Bathurst are extremely popular for Women (and men) who want to achieve their fat burning zone.
The amazing UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm is a multiple-time boxing world champion. Have you seen that girls body? She looks amazing.
3. Core Strength
We are all aware of the latest trend that we should ‘strengthen our core’. It improves your posture and balance, reduces back pain and enhances your performance.
What exactly is your core? Let me explain, think of your core as a cylinder. The top part of the cylinder is your diaphragm, the bottom is your pelvic floor and the circular part is your Transverse abdominis (TA) and Multifidus.
When ever you execute a strike in boxing your core is the first section of your body to activate. You will also find that boxing classes will include a wide variety of other exercises that target core strengthening, such as squats, lunges and push-ups. Next time you are doing rounds on the bag, just think you are also doing wonders for your core.
4. Reduce Stress
Boxing can knockout your stress. If you have had one heck of a day balancing work and kids and you find yourself gasping for a breathe of silence, boxing can be your perfect remedy.
Scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise, such as boxing has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension and elevate your mood (The Anxiety and Depression Association, 2016).
Boxing is fun, exciting and most importantly great for your overall health. Boxing challenges you mentally and physically. Next time you are hitting the bag, rest be assured you are improving your cardiovascular health, trimming the weist, strengthening your core and reducing stress levels.
The Heart Foundation (2016). Retrieved from http://heartfoundation.org.au/about-us/what-we-do/heart-disease-in-australia/cardiovascular-disease-fact-sheet
The Anxiety and Depression Association America. (2016) Retrieved from http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/other-related-conditions/stress/physical-activity-reduces-st[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]