Health Boxing – The Varsity

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Mental wellbeing affects how we think, feel, and act. If you strive to improve your mental well-being, you can cope with everyday stress, discover your talents, and among other things increase productivity. There are a number of activities that can help you improve your mental wellbeing, but one that is not widely talked about is fitness boxing.

We generally think boxing is a physical sport that has a high risk of injury. In fitness boxing, however, the risk of injury is nowhere near as high. Instead, you throw punches at a target – usually in the form of a bag, usually filled with sand or old clothes. When done correctly, fitness boxing can vastly improve your mental wellbeing.

Fitness boxing requires precision, speed and strength. To maintain these three qualities, you need to maintain focus throughout, which leaves little room for any stress you may have had before you started boxing.

As with any physical exercise, the more you box, the more endorphins your brain produces. Endorphins are chemicals that reduce pain and increase pleasure. Another important benefit of boxing is that you can learn more about your body. Boxing is a measure of your agility as well as your brain’s reaction time. Boxing can improve mental health as it increases self-esteem and overall self-confidence.

You may be thinking, “How can I fitness boxing during the pandemic?” Fortunately, there are plenty of punching bags and gloves that can be found online. If you can’t buy these items, you can experience the same benefits of breaking the air and using your imagination to envision a target in front of you.

The next time you feel stressed out, consider fitness boxing as a starting point for your worries and feel them fade with the blows.