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27
Feb

2014

Boxing to Stay in Shape

Helen Bush

When you imagine the best ways to lose weight, you probably conjure up images of cardio exercises like running on a treadmill or eating a light salad instead of a greasy hamburger. However, I am sure that one of the best ways to lose weight did not even cross your mind- boxing. That is right, boxing can help you shed those inches fast. It is quickly gaining popularity and is not just a man's sport anymore. More and more women are joining in on this new fitness craze to experience the many benefits associated with this fat melting and full body fitness routine.

 

Great for weight loss

The first and most obvious benefit of boxing is the effect that it will have on your physical appearance. It is one of the best and fastest ways to lose excess weight. It is very intense, and in only one workout you can burn between 350 to 650 calories. The amount of calories you can burn is determined by many factors, such as your muscle mass, how much energy you put into your routine and the length of your routine. It may seem discouraging at first, but remember you can always go at your own pace. It is okay to take it slow and easy at the beginning until you learn the moves and the correct posture. You will still see results, as long as you keep advancing to the next level and do not get too comfortable.

 

Confidence

Boxing can help you gain confidence. Not only will you feel better about yourself because of your new body, but you will also know a few self-defense moves. You will get to know and become fluent in the basics of self-defense, such as the correct posture for fighting or blocking and how to effectively use attack techniques to fend off an attacker. You will be more able to make those quick second decisions and feel more secure in your decision making skills. It can put your mind at ease knowing that you are a little more prepared for any type of situation should the need arise.

 

Stress Relief

Our world is becoming more and more hectic. Many people believe we are living in one of the most stressful times the world has ever seen. Our jobs, hectic schedules, relationships and family life can all put a lot of pressure on us that can adversely affect our health. We need to find ways that are healthy and effective at releasing this pent up stress. Boxing is a great way for us to relieve our pent up stress. It gives us a way to take out our frustrations on a punching bag instead of keeping it bottled up inside. It can feel great to have a way to physically get rid of your stress in a controlled and neutral environment.

 

    Boxing is a great way to stay healthy, not only physically but also mentally and emotionally. If you are looking for an intense workout that will give you multiple benefits and never become boring, then you should definitely look into boxing. It is a fun, fast-paced workout that will leave you feeling energized and ready to take on the world. You should not be afraid to join, even if you have no prior experience. There are many instructors waiting to teach you every move of this amazing workout. So, lace up your gloves and start hitting that bag, and you will be fit and healthy in no time.

Helen Bush
Helen Bush is a self employed fitness writer who works with many health and fitness blogs. At a young age she discovered her passion for fitness and encouraging others. Helen enjoys being active and loves working out. In her middle and high school years she played an active part in her school basketball teams. Now she loves to study and participate in dance to help her stay active and fit. Her main goal is to help motivate others and push them to reach their fitness goals.