Did you know that October is mental health and emotional wellness awareness month?
Mental health and emotional wellness are important aspects of our lives that often go overlooked. This October, we're raising awareness for mental health and emotional wellness with a series of blog posts on the topic. Today, we want to talk about how Muay Thai Kickboxing can help improve your mental health and wellbeing. Our classes are a great way to get in shape while also working out your demons!
Muay Thai is a form of kickboxing that originates from Thailand. It's known for its use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins as weapons. Muay Thai training is an excellent way to get in shape and improve your mental health. The benefits of Muay Thai training include improved cardiovascular health, increased strength and flexibility, improved coordination and balance, and increased self-confidence.
In addition to the physical benefits of Muay Thai training, there are also mental health benefits. Exercise has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and stress. Kickboxing is particularly beneficial for mental health because it combines aerobic exercise with an outlet for aggression.
Muay Thai helps with depression and anxiety.
Even just moderate exercise throughout the week can improve depression and anxiety, so much so that some doctors recommend trying out an exercise regimen for these conditions before turning to medication. Muay Thai is a great form of moderate to intense exercise that can help improve depression and anxiety.
Muay Thai also helps with stress relief.
When you’re feeling stressed, your body releases the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” because it's released in response to physical or psychological stress. Chronic stress can lead to a variety of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Exercise has been shown to be an effective way to reduce stress and the release of cortisol.
Muay Thai increases self-esteem and self-confidence.
When you accomplish something physical, it reinforces the idea that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Muay Thai is a great way to get in shape, relieve stress, and improve your self-esteem and self-confidence. From improving endurance to losing weight and increasing muscle tone, there’s no shortage of physical achievements that come about from regular exercise. All those achievements can all add up to a whopping boost of self-esteem—and the confidence that comes with it.
Muay Thai gives you better sleep.
If you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, Muay Thai Kickboxing can help with that, too. Research shows that people who exercise regularly sleep better than those who don’t. They fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly throughout the night.
Muay Thai boosts your brainpower.
Muay Thai can also help improve your cognitive function. A study published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research found that people who did a 20-minute HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workout improved their working memory and executive function more than those who did a steady-state cardio workout.
If you're looking for a way to improve your mental health and emotional wellbeing, Muay Thai Kickboxing is the perfect workout for you! Our classes are a great way to get in shape while also working out your demons. Contact us today to learn more about our Muay Thai Kickboxing classes or to sign up for a class.
October is mental health and emotional wellness awareness month, so what better time to start Muay Thai training? Our classes will help you get in great shape while also improving your emotional wellbeing.