I have been working out more than ever lately! One of the new workouts I have been doing is kickboxing and I love it — minus all the broken blood vessels on my knuckles! It is seriously the best full body work out and it makes my hour work out fly by!
Here are benefits of Kickboxing by Livestrong.com:
Kickboxing provides for an overall cardiovascular workout that aids in weight loss. It also helps to tone the overall body through a series of punching, kicking and various other movements. Women find kickboxing allows them to receive a cardio and resistance workout at the same time, according to American Fitness Professional and Associates (AFPA).
Kickboxing for women is a total-body exercise, according to AFPA. Kickboxing will work out the entire body and not just target areas. Kickboxing allows for women to strengthen, tone and reduce fat all at the same time. Since kickboxing is a total-body workout, women will also increase flexibility, burn calories, improve coordination and increase cardiovascular fitness.
Kickboxing for women can be used as a means of self defense, according to AFPA. During kickboxing classes, the instructor focuses on teaching kicks, punches, knee-ups and bobbing and weaving. Participants doing kickboxing also learn how to gauge distance and landing punches and kicks. Most moves will be practiced on bags to help with landing the move on a particular object. The bobbing and weaving, kicks, knee-ups and punches can all be used for self defense if ever needed.
Kickboxing can be used as a form of stress relief as well. With stress, it produces enzymes that lower the amount of endorphins. During kickboxing and various other types of exercise, endorphins are released in the body that relieve pain and aid in decreasing depression, according to AFPA.
Hello everyone! I am so sorry I have not posted in such a long time, I have been busy and honestly just put the blog on my back burner for a bit. I wanted to give you all a little update on what has been going on the last few months and let you know that I will start posting a few posts a week! ;))))
So I have been working for an anti-bullying company called BullyVille and it is so awesome! We have such a great team of people; our founder is an ex-marine and is amazing, Dj Ashba from Guns n Roses and Becca Tobin from Glee as our spokes people and they are also so amazing for what they have done to help! Bullying is a HUGE problem all over the world and I am happy to be working with BullyVille to try to do what we can to stop it. Check out my blog for BullyVille.com: http://www.bullyville.com/blog/
While I was away, I also went to visit my sister in Brisbane, Australia! We went all over the city, went down to the Gold Coast, flew to Carnes and went white water rafting, snorkeling by the Great Barrier Reef, drove to a ton of water falls, natural water slides, hiked through forests/jungles and so much more! This was a great vacation!