It’s always a good idea to add exercise and movement into your daily routine. Exercising regularly can keep your heart, body and mind healthy. Exercise can also increase endorphins, which is what keeps you happy. Breaking a sweat is the best way to keep your metabolism in check, and keep any excess weight off. Being overweight can lead to many other health issues down the road. If you’re looking to lose weight, a fun, challenging and effective workout to try is kickboxing.
Kickboxing is a type of exercise that incorporates kicks, punches, and jumps. Kickboxing is a killer workout because you’re getting in your cardio while also engaging in circuit training, resistance training and core training. Most kickboxing classes also incorporate weight training and aerobics into the program as well, giving you a full body workout.
The moves done in a kickboxing class work the upper body muscles like the arms and shoulders while also engaging your core. Typically a kickboxing class will last one hour and you can expect to burn anywhere between 600-900 calories in that time, depending on how hard you’re working. Kickboxing is also a great way to blow of some steam and destress – plus, it can be really fun. You do need equipment for kickboxing, including boxing gloves and a heavy bag. You often need a partner as well. Because of this, we suggest you start by taking a class taught by a professional.
At Physicians Age Management Centers, our number one priority is your health. We specialize in treating obesity and related illnesses like Metabolic Syndrome. We can help you lose weight and get in shape in a healthy way, as well as help lower your blood pressure and get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle with diet, exercise and supplementation. If you think you may be suffering from obesity or Metabolic Syndrome, or just want to get in shape, take our weight loss test to get started, or give us a call for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.