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Fitness Benefits of Kickboxing

Kickboxing is one of the most core engaging forms of exercise. Nor only does it give your body good exercise, it is also a great tool when it comes to self-defence. Talk about something tackling more than one of our needs. Kickboxing is a practice that I have always advised people to take up, and even my basic daily exercising has some elements of it incorporated in the routine.

A high-energy kickboxing workout can get all the parts of your body well trained. My kickboxing workout regime is similar to most routines that include kickboxing. The focus is on combining martial arts techniques with great heart-pumping cardio. Which is why it is also very beneficial for people wanting to shed some pounds. Mostly the core kickboxing workout routine is suggested once per week, but I have learnt to enjoy a tiny amount of it incorporated in my daily routine as well.

Kickboxing is also said to reduce stress and boost confidence levels. You release endorphins and that helps boost your mood and also helps you feel more confident. Which is why after a good kickboxing workout, you feel happy and positive. Because you are punching and kicking, it is a great way to release stress, not only mental but also physical.

It is seen as a bit of a aggressive release, but I might have imagined the punching bag as my problems and worked away at it at more than one occasions. The kicking and punching help you engage several of your core muscle groups that help your body get a complete workout, hence also loosening up your body of stress.

You know that it is a high-energy cardio routine, which is why you will see a rise in your energy levels as time progresses. You will be breathing hard during your workout, and also sweating out toxins – all this not only helps elevate mood but also helps your body energize.

The movements in the exercise are all in quick successions, which helps you better your reflexes and coordination skills. It also helps you focus more because you have to pay attention as to what your next move is going to be. It can be better if you practice it with someone. With reflexes and coordination, it also helps you improve your posture.

Most of our jobs include typing away at computers, being at a desk – not being much active in general. Your muscles start tightening up and your posture becomes poor. Because kickboxing engages a lot of your muscle groups, it helps you improve your posture.

It is also great for weight loss. Your core muscles are targeted, that means your waist and abs get a total workout because you need to develop more balance in your body. This helps shed fat around your middle, which is a problem area for many. It is said that one hour of kickboxing can help you burn around 800 calories.

Kickboxing is a great exercise regime to follow to get your body in shape, increase your core strength, and reach your fitness goals.

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5 Sports that Help You Lose Weight

Playing sports is a great way to hit many birds with one stone. It helps you stay fit, increases stamina and flexibility, helps you lose weight, and also helps you have fun. Different sports teams that I have been in have given me a chance to meet so many people with the same interests as me. It also works as a motivation to do more in the sport you are partaking in.

1. Taekwondo

Taekwondo is a Korean martial art form that is said to have many benefits for your body. It involves dynamic punching and kicking drills along with blocks, core-strengthening exercises, and stretches.

Because there is a lot of physical activity involved, it helps you build stamina and core strength, it improves muscle tone and appearance, and also improves overall flexibility of your body. Going through a rigorous training also increases your heart rate and helps you lose weight. Taekwondo for an hour can help you burn more than 900 calories.

2. Kickboxing

Kickboxing like Taekwondo is a form of martial arts. It is mostly learned as a self-defense technique. It focuses on your core while also focusing on your arms, shoulders, legs, and glutes. It engages your entire body in exercise and also helps increase stamina. It is also a great cardio workout and will also help you lose weight and tone your body. An hour of kickboxing can help you burn more than 770 calories.

3. Swimming

Swimming helps tone your muscles, build stamina, and increase core strength. A few laps can usually make a huge difference in your overall fitness level as well help you lose a considerable amount of weight. An hour of swimming can help you burn more than 880 calories.

4. Running

Running is one of the common forms of exercises that people take up whenever it comes to losing weight. Reason for it is quite simple, you don’t usually need special equipment or place to run. You just need shoes and you are good to go. It helps strengthen your body muscles and also increases your stamina. You work up quite a sweat and it helps you burn calories. An hour of running can help you burn more than 700 calories.

5. Cycling

Cycling is another one of the popular sports taken up by majority of people to lose weight. It is also used to rope in some great cardiovascular exercise. You should try substituting your transport for cycling, because it will help you get in exercise while also helping you reach from point A to point B, and is also environment friendly. An hour of cycling can help you burn more than 500

I would suggest joining local groups so that these also become a time for you to socialize and enjoy yourself, while you also work on yourself. Having people around also helps you keep going. You won’t give up as early as you would if you do it alone and face difficulty.