The mind & body benefits of boxing

Boxing is a great cardio workout that can burn up to 800 calories an hour. Women’s Health Magazine ranks it as the second biggest calorie burner among fitness classes.

But there’s more to health than burning calories, and boxing also builds strength and bone density, which is especially important for women

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In addition, while they might seem like polar opposites, boxing—like meditation—requires focus, which can draw your mind away from stressful thought patterns.

Boxing also builds confidence. Unfortunately, being a woman in our society can come with a certain sense of vulnerability.

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While I will never deliberately put myself in harm’s way, it’s nice to know that I have the power to defend myself if need be.


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