It’s 2019 and here come the ‘New Year, new me’ posts. But instead of cringing at the thought, why not make good on all those New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and be healthy? Everyone wishes for better health and wellness, but few realize the correct path to achieve these goals.
Truth is, it takes an incredible amount of willpower and determination to live a healthy lifestyle. It’s certainly not easy. But there are devices available that will make the journey less arduous. The road to a better you starts with making better decisions.
Change starts from within. If you want a healthier body, you have to start making healthier choices. If you want to be leaner, stronger, and more athletic, you have to put in the hours and work out.
Boxing is an amazing martial art and has been around for centuries as a sport and as a combat discipline. Over the past few decades, it has really transformed itself into a mainstream sport, followed by millions of people across the globe.
There is a multitude of reasons why people choose to train in boxing, and one huge reason is for its many health benefits. Boxing can help people lose weight fast in a healthy and safe manner. It brings practitioners to the best shape of their lives. Apart from that, it also has many other benefits — physical, mental, and spiritual.
Let’s take a look at a few ways boxing is the perfect martial art for you to try in the New Year. Today, Evolve Daily shares five reasons why you need to start boxing in 2019.
1) Lose Weight Fast
Boxing is one of the best workouts available to lose weight and get in shape fast. First of all, it’s an incredibly intense cardiovascular exercise. It works a lot of both the upper and the lower body. Because it is the science of punching and moving, boxing deals a lot with upper body movement, particularly the arms and hands.
Furthermore, boxing features a lot of footwork, engaging the lower body with rigorous routines. It also stimulates the core muscle group. In essence, boxing is the ultimate full-body workout. One hour sessions cab burn anywhere up to 1,000 calories, depending on the intensity of the workout. If you’re looking to expend a lot of energy and burn calories efficiently, boxing is the perfect workout.
It will not only allow you to lose weight at a rapid and safe pace, boxing will also get you in the best shape of your life physically. It works very fast in making you stronger, leaner, and faster. After just a few classes, you’ll feel your body start to change as your strength improves.
2) It Opens The Door To Martial Arts
Boxing is the perfect gateway martial art. For those looking to get into martial arts or are thinking about an alternative to their traditional gym routine, boxing could open up the door to a whole new world of fitness.
Martial arts are a great way to introduce new training techniques and methodologies to your usual fitness regiment. It offers a unique take to exercise and overall health and wellness. Martial arts’ philosophies incorporate multiple aspects of life into a seamless, full-body experience.
Those looking to dive into this new world of fitness can start off with boxing. Boxing is easy enough to pick and learn and anyone can do it, young or old. The basic techniques are simple enough to learn in the first few weeks, but also offers a more complex system beneath the surface that is both challenging and satisfying.
3) Get An Extra Boost Of Confidence
Boxing will not only get you in shape and bring you to your prime physical condition, it also features a host of benefits that transcend the walls of the gym and permeate into your personal life.
Boxing, and martial arts in general, is known to boost self-confidence. This 2019, look to have more confidence in yourself. Whether it’s walking into a classroom ready to recite a speech, or stepping into the office conference room to deliver a presentation, having an extra boost of confidence leads to success. Martial arts can help make you more self-confident.
Through constant training, practitioners are able to achieve many different milestones. Boxing and its techniques require a certain degree of patience and attention to detail to master. The various offensive and defensive maneuvers take a lot of repetition to perfect. However, once practitioners are able to execute and learn techniques correctly, there is a sense of accomplishment that comes with it.
This sense of accomplishment leads to confidence. The more confidence you have in your boxing, the more confident you’ll become in yourself and this begins to seep into different aspects of your life.
4) Equip Yourself To Face A Year Full Of Challenges
2019 will no doubt be a year full of challenges for everyone. At the same time, it’s also a year full of opportunities and chances to overcome these challenges and achieve many great things. The next year is a new slate for everyone. In order to get the most out of the year, make sure you equip yourself with the tools you need to succeed.
By tools, this means not only confidence, but also patience, hard work, dedication, improved reflexes, and improved athleticism, among others. Boxing empowers practitioners with all this and more.
Throughout the year, there will no doubt be many instances where we will be faced with the toughest challenges — obstacles and hurdles that may initially feel impossible to overcome. Through boxing, we learn how to best tackle problems systematically and how to best use our physicality and intelligence to achieve success.
By training in boxing, we are directly enhancing our problem-solving capabilities. No matter how difficult things get this year, you’ll be fully equipped to handle anything and everything.
5) Be An Example To Your Friends And Family
Last but certainly not the least, we all want to influence others to take on the path that will lead them to greatness, especially our friends and family.
By showing them through action and results, we can serve as the best example to those closest to us. Being in the best shape of your life will already inspire those around you to do the same. But also exhibiting improvement in every aspect of your existence, it catches on like fire.
Believe it or not, boxing has the power to inspire. It’s an incredible phenomenon that never fails to amaze. After discovering the wonders of boxing, there is no doubt that you will want to share it with your loved ones. The best way to get your loved ones to follow in your footsteps is to serve as a good example. Once they witness firsthand the profound effects that boxing training has had in your life, they will soon follow suit.
So what are you waiting for? Make the decision to being training in boxing today. Take the leap early and get a jumpstart to the best version of you in 2019.
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