Boxing and its Impact On Mental health

Often regarded as a high-intensity sport, Boxing has plenty of physical benefits like aiding weight loss, improving heart health, lowering blood pressure, and improving body-mind coordination.

However, there are certain mental benefits of boxing that are overlooked. It is also rarely known that boxing is a great sport for people with anger issues. The blog explains how boxing helps with anger and other mental health issues.

Boxing- Know more about it.

A combat sport, boxing involves two people throwing punches at each other. They are covered with various protective equipment in a boxing ring. It was initiated in Ancient Greece in 688 BC (1).

But recently, various fitness enthusiasts have adopted it in their workout routine. Instead of a human competitor, they use a punching bag. This also helps them to avoid injuries and gives the same benefit as the real sport.

Some of the physical benefits are as follows:

  1. Serves as a whole-body exercise.
  2. Can help to treat Parkinson’s disease and helps to do complex movements.
  3. Lowers both systolic and diastolic pressure and reduces stress on blood vessels.
  4. Boxing is a HIIT and it helps to decrease body fat and overall body composition.
  5. It is a good choice to burn calories. Almost 400-550 calories can be burnt by a 68-kg in a 60-minute session.

Also read: Can boxing make you ripped?

Mental health benefits of Boxing.

Apart from these benefits to the body, the game also has an incredible impact on our minds. Here are a few of them listed below:

1. Anger Management

Got anger issues? Boxing is the answer. Usually, people facing such kinds of issues find it difficult to let them out. But what is better than punching a bag to let out all your stored frustration.

In addition to these, boxing also helps you to control the amount of anger you need to let out.

2. Self-belief

Hitting that bag with all your power makes you feel stronger and confident about your movements. You feel a lot of power in yourself. That makes you believe in yourself and empowers your thought, not just inside the ring, but beyond it.

3. Community support

Boxing makes you feel a part of a global community. Having friends who pursue something similar to you, is great for your mental health. You look forward to connecting with these people more often and thus, this makes you feel mentally better.

4. Concentration

Boxing is a game of complex moves. There are plenty of movements and comebacks that you need to remember and implement accordingly. Thus, this increases your focus on the game and also on anything that you do in your daily life.

Also, you learn how to channelize your thoughts, stay alert and remove distractions.

5. Stress Reliever

Rings can be a great place to relieve yourself, after a tiring day. It feels great when you get distracted from all those stressful thoughts for a moment and focus on something you love.

In addition to these, it also releases endorphins which make you feel better.

See how boxing can beat your anger issues and other mental health-related issues. Got something more to share about the game? Our comment boxes are open to your experiences.


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