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Benefits of Boxing as a Form of Exercise

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Benefits of Boxing as a Form of Exercise

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Boxing is building back up in popularity, and for good reasons!

Not only is it back in the social sphere in recent years from celebrities getting into the sport, but it’s also been proven time and time again to be a fantastic workout for the entire body.

Below are some of the biggest benefits you can get from boxing and why it might be the best new exercise regimen for you!

1. Helps You Build Balance

Balance is important in every part of our lives.Whether you drive a motorcycle as your main mode of transit, or you’re a parent who’s chasing around your children, having a good balance ensures you don’t have to fear stumbling or tripping. Boxing requires you to be light on your feet, capable of moving around freely and quickly, and gives you the tools to apply that in all parts of your life.

2. Aids Your Endurance

We’ve all tried a sport or activity that we thought we could handle better, only to realize that we’re overwhelmed and out of energy. Boxing helps you learn how to roll with the punches and keep going even after you usually would have reached your limit. It can take time to build up your endurance to the level you want, but by boxing, you can train yourself to take on more and become better at what you’re doing.

3. Improves Your Posture

Whether we work a nine to five office job or we’re a USPS delivery driver, our posture will change how easily we can do our job and how comfortable we’ll be while doing it. Boxing trains you to pay attention to how you’re holding your body and in what way that boxing stance will affect how you feel and move. Good posture can improve health, give you the chance to be more flexible, and decrease the pain you go through in your daily life.

4. Helps With Quick Thinking

A large part of boxing is problem-solving. As a boxer, you have to recognize what move your opponent will toss at you next and what you can do to block it or possibly work it against them. This type of fast-paced thinking encourages you to make connections quickly and think through all of your options without having to pause to consider them.

In your daily life, this can be useful because it helps you save time instead of freezing up at options. Although some things in life should be thought through thoroughly, faster decision-making can allow you to free up a lot of time that would have otherwise been wasted.

5. Strengthens Your Core and Upper Body

Boxing needs you to be strong to throw a good punch or take one like a pro. This increases the strength in your upper body and core, which is fantastic for several reasons. Most obvious of all is that it increases your muscle mass, making you more attractive to potential partners, and who can say they don’t want that?

We hope you enjoyed this article. If you have any questions around boxing, feel free to share in the comments below.

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