Boxing Offers More Than Fun And Fitness
Posted by Nancy on April 02, 2012
The sport of boxing is enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world and the reasons for this are many. Obviously, it is an excellent form of exercise. It tones and strengthens muscles, improves stamina, alleviates stress and burns calories. Besides this, it is just plain fun. When a person decides to pull on a pair of boxing gloves and get started on this sport, they are in for a great new adventure. Boxing has also been known to change the direction for young people who were heading down dangerous paths in life.
A recent story of a young man who turned to boxing as a way to relieve tension and anger illustrates this point. He had been making poor choices and bad decisions which had resulted in a diminished sense of self worth and quality of life. He was also the oldest brother in a family of four sons and felt some responsibility to his younger siblings who tended to emulate his actions and attitudes. Boxing was a sport that this young man had been drawn to since he was a young child but it wasn’t until he was approaching adulthood that he actively participated in it. He soon recognized that boxing could humble even the most aggressive, the most confident and the most skilled individual. . He confessed that he had no idea it would be so challenging or so fulfilling and that it would become such an important part of his life. Boxing provided the outlet for his excess energy and the focus that was needed in his life.