Boxing is growingly hugely in popularity for women around the world.
A sport that has gained huge popularity in recent years is boxing, as it can help your physical, mental and emotional health in many different ways.
Boxing helps women’s mental and physical health, and an even improve their relationships, sleep habits and nutrition.
Many fitness experts claim women make better choices when boxing.
What Is Boxing?
Boxing is a form of martial arts that incorporates high intensity interval training. It’s designed to improve strength, speed, endurance and power. The sport also helps women learn self-defense and provides an outlet where they can release pent up anger or frustration.
By learning how to box, women are empowered to take control over their lives and have a positive impact on the people closest to them as well as their world around them.
The Many Benefits of Boxing:
A study by Zebby et al. showed that females who took part in regular boxing exercises displayed more muscle definition than those who did not exercise at all.
With boxing you’ll notice weight loss within two weeks because it burns more calories than other workouts, as it is very high impact, like running up a hill or on a treadmill.
Several studies have shown that women who take up boxing improve circulation, body shape, and strength.
A study in 2013 found that women who took up boxing had a decrease in weight, BMI and waist circumference over time.
Boxing is also a great way to lose weight and build muscle at the same time. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to burn calories while working out.
In addition, another study by Cambridge University revealed that people who exercise regularly are more likely to sleep better and have more satisfying relationships with their partners. A University of Michigan study found that after a 12-week training program, women who box were sleeping about 45 minutes longer per night than before the program began.
Lastly, it’s been noted that people who exercise regularly enjoy eating healthier food more than those who don’t work out as much. Whilst it’s not completely clear why, suggestions are that women who are working out are more aware of their nutrition and therefore make more conscious and better food choices.
In terms of mental health, when you box you’re constantly challenged by your opponent–a partner or on your own–to be the best version of yourself possible, which also has a positive overall effect on mental health.
It’s not just punching bags and sparring sessions either. Boxing forces women out of their comfort zones by pushing them past the boundaries they set themselves while still challenging them with new skills and techniques.
As a result, many women find that boxing has helped them build stronger relationships and healthier lives.