A To Z of Health – “K” is to Know Key Benefits of Kickboxing

By      25-Jan 2020       Reading Time: 4 Mins

A To Z of Health – “K” is to Know Key Benefits of Kickboxing

Are you short-tempered or feel like punching someone when angry or upset? Well, we cannot arrange ‘someone’ for you but we definitely can arrange ‘something’ for you. 

You will be glad to know that this fierce cardio workout is not some random activity but is a type of workout where you can kick, punch or jab and will put your heart pumping.

Kickboxing is a form of martial arts that enhances endurance and lets you give benefits of high intensity workout. Hitting or kicking a heavy bag requires serious strength and utilises whole lot of power from the body. Tough muscles can conquer this hardcore workout better, and that stands true for every muscle group—including your shoulders, arms, back, abs, legs, and butt. 

Improved coordination and balance

While kickboxing, your brain learns to act quick as it responds to punches and masters sharp reflexes. It also helps you build a stronger mind and a powerful body which in turn helps the brain to improve coordination and balance.

Better mental health

People feel kickboxing as their therapy. They feel empowered and their strength gives them happiness and puts emotions like stress and anxiety away from them. They develop a sense of freedom, relaxation and flexibility. 

Aids in Weight loss

It’s no secret tip that regular exercise can help you manage your weight. Kickboxing provides an aerobic workout that helps burn calories and can help you lose weight.

Cardiovascular health

Practicing kickboxing three day a week for at least one hour boost the heart health as the maximum oxygen uptake is increased. Also, cardiovascular endurance is increased and an indicator says that the higher it is, the more efficiently your body is getting and using oxygen.   

Builds strength

Helps in toning up, hitting or kicking a heavy bag not only requires strength but also builds some. This great combo of cardio and strength is a hard core workout and helps every muscle group (shoulders, arms, abs, legs, butt, and back) build.

Over to you

Most kickboxing workouts comprises of a total-body warm-up or active recovery intervals, featuring moves like squats, lunges, situps, pushups, or burpees and so the muscles from head to toe gets trained.

The benefits of this form of workout not only give benefits but also go well beyond strength and cardio. Kickboxing also improves speed and agility. Give this boxing high a try!

Consult a doctor before going for it in case you have some medical condition or have back or knee injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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