The art of boxing is showing no signs of slowing down and there are a few keys reasons why this form of exercise remains a favourite among many celebs and models. Not only is boxing a strength and cardio workout in one, it is also a great form of stress relief.
Below is The Beauty Book’s 5 key reasons for putting on the gloves.
Sculpt every muscle.
In addition to boosting your strength and cardio, boxing improves a number of skill-related parameters of fitness, including balance, coordination and agility. As a result, boxing is far from simply an upper-body workout as the driving power comes from your hip and legs. You will also work your back, shoulders and core.
Burn calories, fast.
With a potential burn rate of 13 calories per minute, boxing goes head-to-head with other types of cardio such as running and cycling. In one 30-minute session, you can burn off anywhere between 200 to 400 calories depending on the boxing style and fitness levels.
Relieve stress like never before.
The main thing that sets boxing apart from other cardio workouts is the degree of stress relief. Not only is punching a bag or pad a healthy and productive way to help let go of tension, the rush of endorphins may make you happier too.
Improve your coordination.
Hand-eye coordination is key for boxing. Punching a bag or sparring requires focused movements and amazing recall, challenging your muscles and your mind.
Never stop learning.
It’s easy for your fitness routine to become, routine, but boxing will keep you on your toes. This is because boxing requires complete focus and there are so many ways to mix it up.
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