Mindfulness training has become a popular technique to improve mental well-being. Psychologists utilise it to reduce stress and to manage several different mental health conditions.
One of the leading benefits of boxing and kickboxing training is that the activities involved require a lot of mindfulness.
When you learn different punching & kicking techniques, you need to be present. You must be mindful of what you’re doing; combine this with cardiorespiratory & cognitive benefits, you’ll get a nice one-two punch for mental health.
Boxing & Kickboxing training has a high cognitive demand, the need to be present and focused on the activities can lead to benefits such as stress reduction, mental clarity, decision-making, executive functions, and dual tasking.
By engaging in any exercise that requires skill, coordination, and balance, we have to focus on the present time, which is the fundamental basis for mindfulness training.