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The 3 things that make boxing a great fitness tool

Today, thanks to the internet and addictive gaming websites like, people don’t have much time for physical stuff. But people have started to realise the importance of proper exercise to stay fit and healthy. Though boxing comes with a number of physical and mental advantages, not many people consider it a fitness tool. The reason for this can be because boxing can seem so intense to most outsiders. The way it is portrayed in the media is all blood, brawn and broken noses, which can be another for its misconception. But in reality, boxing can be a get way to not only stay physically fit and healthy but also build mental strength and resilience. Here are 3 things that make boxing one of the best fitness tools available today:

1. The physical benefits of boxing

If there is one umbrella term to describe boxers, present and past, it is fit! Boxing is a great tool to improve your physical fitness. It can be a great way to burn fat and better your physique. Regular practice can help tone your body, build muscles and strengthen bones and ligaments. It is also a great cardiovascular exercise and is ideal for improving your core strength, endurance, stability and general physical power. Boxing is a great way to keep your whole body in shape and fight-ready! And along the way, you will also acquire a few skills for self-defence.

2. The mental benefits

The best thing about boxing, especially mentally is that it is the greatest stress-buster. Taking your anger and frustration out on inanimate objects is the best way to stay mentally fit and healthy and calm and stable. Sparring with the punch bag can not only help you leave built-up stress behind but also help you face new frustrations and challenges with a cool, logical mindset! Additionally, boxing also helps you build confidence and self-esteem and helps in attaining holistic mental growth.

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3. You don’t really have to fight with anyone

Boxing isn’t just about knocking off somebody’s teeth (or getting yours knocked off for that matter). In case you aren’t comfortable fighting another human being, you can just opt to spar with the equipment. Basically, it begins with conditioning exercises like burpees and ab toning exercises, to improved physical fitness. Then you can learn how to box using punch bags, other equipment, shadow boxing techniques, etc. So, if you aren’t comfortable boxing with a partner, you can do it all by yourself.

Thus, unlike what people traditionally think and tell about boxing, it can make for a great fitness tool. Boxing on a regular basis can be helpful for your physical as well as mental wellbeing. Boxing can help you get in shape, stay in shape and be stress-free, whatever field you may be working in. Grab the right gear and get ready to make some of the most positive and healthy connections as the boxing fraternity is as close-knit as any other sport!

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