Boxing is increasingly gaining more interest on the SA front. Traditionally it might be seen as more of a male sport, but there are actually many benefits for women as well. Here are our reasons for suggesting boxing for women:
Regular physical exercise has many mental benefits, and boxing is no exception. Boxing can teach you many things about yourself, and aside from the physical benefits, have a positive influence on your mental wellbeing, too.
Losing weight in summer is hard enough, add the cold of winter and it’s a downhill battle! If you’re like thousands who go out of their way to reduce your pants size, but nothing seems to be happening, we understand. Regardless of how much time you spend on the treadmill or how many salads you eat, you just can’t seem to drop the kilogrammes.
One of the perks of being a woman is the uncomfortable onset of menopause which can occur anywhere between the ages of 30 – 55; depending on genetics, lifestyle factors, possible autoimmune diseases, chromosome defects, and even epilepsy. Thus, you can never be sure when menopause will occur, but you definitely know when it’s busy happening. Forget about the hot flashes and mood swings, most menopausal women also have trouble sleeping and maintaining a healthy weight.
Unfortunately, winter is quickly creeping in, turning your normal everyday workout routine into something to be dreaded. Not only is it tough enough getting out of bed on a cold winters day, working out seems to be the last thing on your list. Apart from wanting to eat all the time and stay warm and cosy under a blanket, we lack the motivation to get our bodies in shape. With all the layering, no one’s going to see the extra love handle, right?
As driven human beings, we tend to overdo it at times; especially if you work a full-time job and spend plenty of overtime at the gym. We understand. The more time you spend working out, the better you feel. The better you feel, the more time you want to spend working out. However, ever so often, it all gets the better of us. Too much can be bad for your health, in which case it’s a good idea to take a rest day.
When it comes to working out and losing weight, you want to ensure that you replace the fat with muscle instead of losing body mass solely. You want to increase your strength and show some definition between each abdominal muscle, right? However, no one said working out and developing your muscles would be easy, but it can be fun regardless. Which is why you ideally want to build muscle mass once and find methods of maintaining it instead of having to start from scratch after a few days off.
Let’s face it, going to the gym can often be a struggle; especially if you’re not used to it. Your mind starts playing tricks on you and somehow, you come up with extremely valid reasons in your mind as to why it wouldn’t be such a good idea to go to the gym today. Don’t be ashamed. We’ve all been there at some point during our weight loss mission.