Kickboxing is a form of exercise that uses massive amount of calories as compared to other form of aerobic exercises. 400 calories can be burned instantly in 30 minutes of kickboxing. It has been seen that average calories that get burst is between 6 and 8.3 calories per minutes.
Kickboxing enhances the heart beat to a steady 50 to 85 percent of the maximum, well within the guidelines recommended by the American Heart Association for optimum heart health. The benefits that can be drawn from aerobic kickboxing include reduced level of blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, as well as prevention of coronary heart disease and diabetes.
Kickboxing benefits every part of the body and assists to provide power and strength all the important muscle groups. This forms the complete workout for the body which all fitness enthusiasts can use to exercise his/her entire body in a short span of time. This exercise helps in improvement of both the large and small muscle groups.
As kickboxing is a form of martial art, it can be used as a form of self defence. The sport teaches an individual proper agility, punches and the methods of kick and swift movement of feet. These skills can be very helpful in a threatening situation. It helps in development of quick hand eye coordination and is specifically important in defending oneself. Reflexes get improved by leaps and bounds. During the process of training endorphins are released that enhance the mood and improves the confidence level that allows the practitioners to remain calm and focused in a moment when danger is imminent.
Spending about 30 to 40 minutes in kickboxing, punching and kicking, many people find their tensions and stress levels severely reduced. Any work out is a natural form of stress reliever and the avenue for taking out anger and frustration. The suitable combination of controlled and balanced movement and enhanced heart beat, which is followed by required cool-down period, can be used as a total body fitness regime and stress buster.
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