Benefits of Kickboxing
Submitted on November 13, 2013
Attack the physical and mental lethargy! Kick box your way into good health.
Tired of spending hours on the treadmill going nowhere? Sick to death of lifting weights day after day with no immediate reward? Are you afraid of falling asleep in your regular yoga class? If you answered yes to any of the above, it may be time to switch things up in your exercise routine and introduce a much-needed new flavor into your boring workout. Why not try kickboxing to add a high-energy buzz to your daily regime?
If you are one of the many people who believe that kickboxing is only for the super fit or the uber healthy, then think again. Kickboxing workouts combine the best of cardio to pump up your heart rate and use a variety of martial arts techniques to build muscle and re-energize your flagging mood. Anyone can practice kickboxing whether you are a long time gym fanatic or a workout virgin. As long as you train under a certified experienced instructor, we promise even one session of kickboxing a week can make all the difference.
Here are some of the top health benefits of kickboxing
- Kickboxing Reduces Stress: Who can deny the fact that punching and kicking your way through a one-hour kickboxing workout gets your aggression out (in the safest way possible)? So go ahead and imagine that irritating work colleague when practicing your right-left-right hook.
- Kickboxing Is An All-Body Workout: As you kick, jab, punch, dodge and shuffle your way for sixty minutes, every muscle group in your body receives a challenging and total workout. At the end of the class you are sure to discover muscles you never knew existed as well.
- Kickboxing Boosts Your Confidence: Kickboxing provides a sure fire adrenalin rush as the endorphins flood your body and boosts your spirits. On days when your mood drags or your energy levels flag, a bout of kickboxing is sure to make you feel happier and more confident about yourself.
- Kickboxing Burn Calories: No one can argue with the weight loss benefits of burning up to 800 calories in one sixty-minute kickboxing session. If weight loss is your fitness goal, try and include a minimum of one kickboxing session a week to jumpstart your metabolism and lose inches fast.
- Kickboxing as a Detox: Sweat your way through a kickboxing routine and rid your body of harmful toxins while you are at it. In addition to being an excellent cardiovascular and heart healthy workout, kickboxing also helps cleanse and rejuvenate the body.
- Kickboxing Improves Coordination: Problems such as poor coordination, bad posture, and slow reflexes are addressed by kickboxing. The speedy movements and quick changes in posture help sharpen your focus and improve overall hand-eye coordination. Apart from this, kickboxing moves challenge and strengthens your core abdominal muscles and helps reduce back pain and bad posture.
- Kickboxing May Help in Rehabilitation: In a recent study, kickboxing was shown to help patients with multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. According to the study conducted by the University of Daytona and published in a leading journal, a five-week kickboxing program was recommended to a group of individuals who suffered from multiple sclerosis (MS). While the kickboxing routine in this study was modified and adapted for the participants, at the end of the study, a marked improvement was noted in terms of balance and mobility. Dr. Kurt Jackson, the coordinator of the study found kickboxing a safe and effective workout to help MS patients combat the degenerative nature of the disease. Further studies on the effect of kickboxing on patients with Parkinson’s and stroke are on the cards as well.