Managing stress is not foreign to anyone. Stress is proven to contribute to fat storage, sleep disruptions, and a host of other medical issues. Many people have come to kickboxing thinking, “Wow. I would love to punch something!” After this, they find that there are even more ways in which kickboxing helps reduce negative stress.
Here is a few ways Kickboxing helps in stress management
1. Kickboxing releases endorphins
The body's “feel-good hormone” that leaves you feeling great, elevates your mood, and gives you a feeling of accomplishment and elation. Stress reduces the output of endorphins, and creates cravings for fatty foods, which pile up in the abdominal area. So kickboxing classes at Smash Hit Kickboxing Club will kill two birds with one stone. Your body increases endorphins, while your increase calorie burn.
2. Provides you with coping instruments
Kickboxing stems from traditional Karate and the sport of boxing with the aim of preparing the fighter’s spirit and mind. The fight philosophy and methods all help in improving your decision making, calming your fears, and projecting self-confidence. The same skills are used to build coping instruments for stress. So when kickboxing in class at Smash Hit Kickboxing Club, you are putting in place a mechanism that will ensure that your stress levels remain low.
3. Sense of fear desensitization
Kickboxing classes at Smash Hit Kickboxing Club often include non-contact partner drills. Although we are not getting hit as in full contact sparring, you will need to confront your fear of getting hurt. This continual experience allows you to deal with not only the immediate fear from the class exercise being performed, but all your internalized fears which may be causing you stress. Stress is often produced when you are afraid that something bad will happen- real or imagined, mostly because you don’t feel able to protect yourself. Kickboxing class gives you the self-assurance to face those fears.
4. Proper breathing technique
In high stress moments, we forget how to breathe. Irregular breathing patterns contribute to your stress level as well as to health complications. Kickboxing class teaches you how to regulate your breathing and reinforces breathing properly. This lesson will serve you not only in kickboxing class, but also in real life scary situations that arise quickly.
5. Increased energy
When you first start, you will definitely feel fatigued, but after regular attendance, you will feel invigorated and at the top of the world at the end of class, and even throughout the day. This is because kickboxing class at Smash Hit Kickboxing Club is increasing your energy and serotonin levels. This kind of feeling combats stress more than anything.
Ok, so here it is. You will lose weight and get fit and keep fit. Burn up to 800 calories in class and keep your metabolism burning well afterwards. That’s not all! You will knock down stress levels that will keep you healthy and vital in a fast paced life. It’s a win-win.