CAIRO, SEPTEMBER 10 (SEE): Stress, anxiety, anger and depression strike us all, but how about turning these destructive emotions into positive ones ?. Unrelieved stress can lead to high blood pressure, headaches, heart problems and emotional disorders, so when you feel like hitting a wall, hit a boxing bag instead, it’s both beneficial and calming.
When you hit a punching bag, you are physically responding to stress. Physical exercise has a “neurochemical” effect on your body. Adrenaline and cortisol are your body’s natural stress hormones. Endorphins are the hormones in your body that improve your mood. When you hit a punching bag, you decrease your stress hormones and help increase your body’s production of endorphins, which improve your mood.
A single punch to a bag will not help you get stronger or improve your fitness level, but consistent self defense, boxing or cardio kickboxing classes can help improve your self confidence. When you gain physical strength, energy and stamina from exercising, you will build your self-confidence and improve your self image. In turn, you will find yourself emotionally stronger and better prepared to effectively handle daily tasks and the related stress
If these aren’t enough reasons to drive you running down to your nearest sports equipment store to buy a punching bag I don’t know what will. Stress reliever, cardio and strength gaining should all be on our daily intentions.