Fitness & Wellness

What Is Gut Health?

What Is Gut Health?

Good gut health is important. It’s one of the things considered when suggesting foods to eat here in Commack, NY. Just like good hydration and plenty of sleep, it’s also one of the more neglected areas in fitness. Luckily, a healthy diet promotes good gut health with soluble and insoluble fiber, plus many other nutrients that help boost the beneficial bacteria in your body. Gut health is having the right balance of bacteria and other microbes that aid digestion and help reduce the amount of microbes that have a detrimental effect on the body.

Gut health starts with a healthy balance, but there’s more.

You’re never really alone, even if you don’t have a pet. You always have trillions of microorganisms living in your body or on your body. These microorganisms can be beneficial and help maintain bodily functions or detrimental and create chaos in the body. There are estimates that each person has about 100 trillion of these microscopic hitchhikers inside and on us with as many different types as 1,000. There are just 30 to 40 species that are the most common ones found. Since they’re microscopic, they really don’t weigh that much, just a pound or two. However, without some of these, we couldn’t live. Most are found in the digestive system and make nutrients available for the body. No microbes would mean malnutrition.

It’s more than just good digestion that counts.

What you eat makes a huge difference in your gut health. Eat more sugar, boost the amount of fungi, such as yeast. They can boost the craving for more sugar, too. There are far more diseases than you might think linked to poor gut health. It’s not just digestive problems, but also mood disorders, autoimmune diseases, mental health issues, skin conditions and even cancer. Poor gut health can lead to nutritional deficiencies, too.

Gut health can be boosted.

You’ve probably already familiar with probiotics and eating fermented foods to boost your gut health. There are other ways besides just boosting it with kimchi, sauerkraut, kifir and live culture yogurt. High fiber diets is one of those. They provide prebiotics. These foods feed the good bacteria that live in the large intestines. That means it helps boost the probiotics in your body for a healthier gut. Taking antibiotics disrupts the gut health. Doctors are more aware of the dangers of using antibiotics to frequently, since they can create super germs that are resistant. They also disrupt gut health and create digestive problems. If you take antibiotics, eat probiotic foods to replace the healthy bacteria.

  • Getting sleep is ultra important to gut health. Staying hydrated is also important. Both help the body’s friendly bacteria. You need good hydration for softer stools that are easier to pass.
  • Help those little friendly buggers by chewing more. The more you chew each bite, the more digestion takes place in your mouth and the healthier your digestive system will be. Slower eating also helps weight loss.
  • Skip the processed foods and stick with whole organic foods. Organic foods have fewer chemicals and whole organic foods have the fewest. They provide fiber and don’t add substances to the body that can kill the healthy bacteria and poison you in the process.

Foods That Are Good For Your Heart

Foods That Are Good For Your Heart

Eating a diet high in foods that are good for your heart means eating foods that contain nutrients that boost heart health. Foods high in Omega3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin D, folic acid, CoQ10 and potassium are heart healthy nutrients, so finding foods high in these can help you keep your heart safe and healthy. Each of these is also important for other body functions, so even if you don’t have a heart problem, they’ll still provide a great deal of benefit.

Omega3 fatty acids are important, but so is balancing them with Omega6 fatty acids.

The American diet is far too laden with Omega6 fatty acid. The ideal ratio is one part Omega3 to four parts Omega6. The average American diet is one part Omega3 to twelve to twenty-five parts Omega6. Not only does that make for bad heart health, studies show that it also can cause other distress. One study shows that violence was cut by far more than half in a prison when the diet included more Omega3. The body doesn’t produce this essential fatty acid, so it’s important to get it in your diet. Fatty fish such as salmon, herring or flaxseeds and other seeds and nuts can provide this heart healthy nutrient.

The sunshine vitamin isn’t always available.

Vitamin D deficiency can make you at risk for heart disease. It helps regulate your blood pressure and does many other things for the body. While you can get adequate vitamin D from exposure to the sun and giving the body the elements it requires to create it, sunny days may be few and far between in the winter and even when they occur, you don’t necessarily want to expose as much of your body as necessary to soak up the sun. Even in warm weather, too often people use sunblock to keep the rays out. Food high in vitamin D include egg yolks, beef liver, cheese and products fortified with vitamin D.

Magnesium and folic acid play a role in heart health.

Lack of magnesium can cause blood pressure to rise, besides causing muscle cramps (think coronary), mental disorders, osteoporosis, asthma and irregular heartbeat. Foods that contain magnesium include avocados, dark chocolate, raw spinach and soybeans. Folic acid consumed daily reduces the risk of both stroke and heart disease by as much as 20%. It also lowers homo-cysteine levels in the blood, which increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. Natural sources of folic acid are Brussels sprouts, asparagus, lentils and broccoli.

  • CoQ10 helps your heart by reducing high cholesterol levels. Low levels of it are linked to heart failure, high blood pressure and even chronic fatigue syndrome. Organ meats, such as beef heart or liver are high in this substance.
  • Adding fiber to your diet helps heart health. Oatmeal is a good source of fiber and can lower bad cholesterol levels.
  • Colorful vegetables improve heart health. The more color on your plate the more you get a wide variety of nutrients. For instance, grapes and red wine both contain resveratrol, which is heart healthy.
  • Besides eating healthy, regular exercise is also heart healthy.

Exercise Tips If You're Out Of Shape Or Older

Exercise Tips If You’re Out Of Shape Or Older

If you’re out of shape or older, starting a new program of exercise can be extremely scary. You don’t always know how much is too much or whether you’re doing the workouts right. I love to work with people who are new or being reintroduced to working out here in Commack, NY. I have some exercise tips that have proven useful to them and made their journey easier. Anyone over the age of about 35 will find that getting back into shape can be tougher than it used to be. That’s because the body loses muscle mass faster the more you age. The older you are, the more potential there also is for health issues, too. The first tip is simple. Always check with your health care professional first to make sure you can embark on a fitness program and let your personal trainer know if you have any physical limitations. Tip number two, take it slowly at first.

You need to set four types of fitness goals.

Being fit is more than just being able to run a few blocks or lift heavy weights. There are four different types of fitness; endurance, flexibility, strength and balance. The long term goal is to improve all of those. When you pass 35, you’ll notice the loss of muscle mass. Strength building is important to stop that trend. However, if you do only strength training, you’ll limit your range of motion and that can cause injury. You also won’t have the endurance necessary to live a full life. Balance is also important to prevent falls. As a personal trainer, I know it’s important to address all areas. Our circuit type workout does it all.

You don’t have to go to the gym to improve your strength and endurance, but it does help you get faster results.

While our workouts will help you achieve quicker results, if you can’t make it to a gym or simply don’t have the resources, that doesn’t mean you can’t get fit. If you want to work on endurance, try something as simple as walking. It’s an extremely underrated exercise that’s excellent for anyone starting out in a fitness regimen. It doesn’t have the potential to injure the knees, ankles or back like running does. You can also create your own home gym to build strength. Resistance bands are inexpensive and easy to store, yet help you build strength quickly. You can also create weights by filling milk bottles with sand or water, increasing the amount as you get fitter. Everything you lift can be a weight! Make sure you avoid injury by using proper lifting form.

We provide top flexibility and balance exercises, but you can also improve on your own.

There are several types of stretching, but the two most often used are dynamic and static stretching. Dynamic stretch involves moving several muscles together in a controlled yet exaggerated manner. Walking lunges is one example. It’s the best for warmups because it gets the blood flowing. Static stretching is stretching and holding, like lifting your foot behind you and pulling it up before or after a run. It relaxes muscles so it’s better after working out. Standing on your tip toes or one leg improves balance.

  • Try yoga to improve your flexibility and balance if you’re going it alone. It can also provide a great aerobic workout for endurance.
  • No matter what program you take up, enjoy it all. Even if it’s tough, feeling every muscle move can be a great feeling.
  • If you want to ensure you stick with the program, workout with others. It also provides social benefits that can improve your life and health.
  • Getting into shape means more than just working out. You can’t out exercise a bad diet, so start eating healthy, too.

Give The Gift Of Good Health This Year

Give The Gift Of Good Health This Year

Everyone has people on their list that are make it hard to find the perfect gift. They might seem like they have everything. One thing you can’t get too much of is a gift that promotes good health. We have so many options from which to choose, there’s something for everyone at LI LIVE Holistic Empowerment. Many of the gifts from here can help make changes that last a lifetime.

Give them a chill pill in cryotherapy form.

Cryotherapy is relatively new. It’s been adopted by many professional athletes as their preferred form of handling injuries. It’s quick and effective and doesn’t leave you sitting uncomfortably in a bathtub filled with ice for hours. Besides handling injuries and chronic pain, cryotherapy has other benefits. It uses super cooled dry air to trigger the body’s natural healing abilities and has been used for improved production of collagen, reducing cellulite, improved cell regeneration, reducing joint pain, weight loss, a more glowing complexion and stronger hair and nails. Best of all, it’s amazing and your gift recipient will be able to tell people they not only survived a 2to 3 minutes at a -240 degrees Fahrenheit, they also loved the experience and felt great afterward.

Consider a gift certificate.

We’re more than a gym, we’re an experience that focuses on good health. We have a center to detox and de-stress that includes the Infrared Sauna that can help take away all the hassles of the day and available for members. Your gift can be used at the Lightening Bar for smoothies or other healthy drinks. The Health Shop can be another place to help your special someone find exactly what they need for a healthier life, even if it’s just healthy snacks.

Since we’re like no other health club, a gift membership will be a unique gift.

You can give your special someone three personal training sessions for under $20. It comes with all the bells and whistles, including time in the Infrared Sauna, unlimited fresh cold alkaline water, dreamscaping, a wholistic coach and HIIT training. We have something for everyone here at a wide variety of prices to fit almost any budget.

  • Your special someone will find a type of exercise they’ll love. We use calisthenics, bodyweight exercises, training based on yoga and pilates and even kickboxing training.
  • Make it a special gift for a wife, husband or significant other. Go with your special person and workout, too. It boosts the sex drive, so it’s good to go together.
  • You don’t have to come to the gym to give a gift of good health. Get all the equipment for a new hobby, like biking, hiking or rock climbing. Anything active will keep you and yours healthier.
  • Remember, it doesn’t matter how expensive the gift is, it should enrich your loved one’s life. It’s even better if the gift involves you spending more time with them. The holidays should be a time to appreciate all the caring and love that’s given throughout the year.

Circuit Training 101

Circuit Training 101

You may have already taken circuit training and found it tough or done circuit training without realizing it. It’s not a specific exercise or groups of exercises, but a format where you do one exercise, followed by a very short rest and then on to another. It’s a method of exercise that works on both muscle groups and endurance at the same time. Any types of exercises can be used for circuit training. It’s like a mini decathlon style workout in the gym that only takes a half hour to forty-five minutes.

You work at your own pace.

One of the benefits of this type of training is that you call the shots. Of course, your dedication to the workout might be questioned a bit if your rest time between exercises was five to ten minutes. It is tough to do, especially when you have a personal trainer choosing the exercises. He or she uses ones that address areas where you need the work, so they will be harder for you. Not only does circuit training build muscle and endurance, it also burns fat quickly.

It’s good for people who want to lose weight and for those who get bored easily.

HIIT—high-intensity interval training also a type of circuit training, but you only do one type of exercise. You do it a top speed for a short period, followed by a recovery period that’s about twice as long at moderate speed. Both traditional circuit training and HIIT burn calories fast because of the afterburn. Afterburn is the fact that up to 48 hours after you finish your circuit training, it continues to burn extra calories, boosting your metabolism. Since it moves fast, there’s no potential for boredom.

It can be quite like a game.

If you’ve ever watched a group playing musical chairs, you’ll see the resemblance immediately when you watch a group using circuit training. It’s extremely fast paced with people moving quickly from one station to the next. Since there’s not necessarily a specific order, they run to the station that’s open. If you have a personal trainer creating the program, he or she will watch closely to make sure that your need for speed doesn’t affect your form.

  • You don’t have use exercises that require equipment. You can do a body weight circuit that can be as effective as one using equipment. Since you can do those anywhere, you can do them at home, too.
  • Circuit training is fast paced, so you’ll get more done in a short amount of time. It can cut the time you spend in the gym.
  • Using circuit training for building muscle tissue provides benefits for your weight. Muscle tissue requires more calories for maintenance than fat tissue does, so you’ll burn more calories the more you have.
  • If you’re just starting out with a workout, make sure you have the right form before you include into circuit training. Trying to speed it up can often compromise the form, so do it slowly until it’s automatic.

Motivating Your Family To Be Healthy

Motivating Your Family To Be Healthy

You may hate seeing your children on the computer or phone all day playing games when you think they should be out playing and running. You also may hate the fact that they simply hate the healthy foods you make. Motivating your family to be healthy isn’t always easy. In fact, it’s one of the most often problems I hear from many clients that workout. They love how they feel and want to share that great feeling with the family, who reluctantly pokes at their Brussels sprouts or broccoli and barely move when the subject of going for a walk comes up. I’ve put together some ideas for both the young children, older ones and that big child you married (According to many of the women I talk to here and some men!) to get them out of the chair and eating healthier.

Planning make ahead healthy foods at meals.

Planning ahead is so important when you’re first starting on the road to healthy eating. It’s far too often that after a long day at work, it’s just easier to grab take out, rather than cook. The good news is that you can make ahead healthy meals and freeze them. Most of these meals actually don’t look like healthy foods and none of them taste the way people expect healthy foods to taste. Cooking spaghetti squash ahead and turning it into a pasta style vegetable salad is great for light meals or as a side. Lasagna made with zucchini noodles instead of traditional pasta is another great option. Making large batches and freezing food for use in the near future is a great way to make eating healthier easier. So is having fresh fruits and veggies cut up and ready in the refrigerator, which also encourages healthy snacks.

Find ways to boost the family exercise and boost yours in the process.

If you drive your kids to school in the morning, but the distance is close enough to walk, you just found one way to get the kids more active. You’ll benefit from the walk, too. You may not even have to leave earlier if there’s a long drop-off line of cars you face when you get to the school. Do activities that are physical. Even a day at the amusement park involves a lot of walking. Going on family hikes and camping out can also be fun.

Sometimes just being a role model isn’t enough.

You may have tried to get the kids or your spouse active by being a great role model and trying active outings and it works while you’re doing it, but the rest of the week everyone barely budges from the chair. It’s time to turn chores into dance time or give a gift that makes them active. Roller blades, a bicycle or even a basketball and a hoop for the garage can be good. If you use a basketball and hoop or other sporting equipment, join them in the activity.

  • Make a trip walking to the park a reward for having the kids help you with active chores like window washing or lawn mowing.
  • Plan active vacations and have the kids get ready by getting in shape. Even a trip to Disney takes a lot of energy, so encouraging them to get in shape so they can enjoy the vacation can be motivating.
  • Pets, especially dogs, require their owners to be active. Find toys that allow your children to be active and interact with pets. Cat’s love chasing string and dogs love a walk in the park.
  • Have the kids help you in the kitchen and involved in creating healthy meals. If they help cook it, they’ll appreciate it more.

Do You Have A Fitness Routine

Do You Have A Fitness Routine

A healthy diet is part of getting healthy, but so is a fitness routine. By a fitness routine, I don’t mean repeating the same exercises for months, but a scheduled time for exercise and plans for healthy eating. The body needs both nutrients and exercise to be its best and to leave you looking and feeling your best. While eating healthy provides nutrients, plus cuts calories, a workout routine will help build your muscle tissue, which boosts weight loss efforts. That’s because it builds muscle tissue and that burns more calories than fat tissue does. Effectively, it boosts your metabolism, while whittling off inches.

Consistency is the key to getting healthier.

Seriously, you won’t get healthier with one salad or one push-up. It’s a start, but not enough if you’re not eating healthy every meal or working out consistently. That’s why the word “routine” is so important. If you’re not working with a personal trainer or in a group program, you may not be certain that you’re working on all areas of the body and ensuring you’re getting all forms of exercise, balance, flexibility, strength and endurance. That’s one reason working with a trainer makes it easier. The other reason is that it promotes that consistency and keeps your workout in your schedule. No matter how great the workout, if you don’t do it, you won’t get the benefits you hope to reap.

If you’re working out on your own, create two programs to start.

It’s hard to know where to begin when you’re first working out. Running may be good for endurance, but it certainly won’t build strength or flexibility. Doing body weight exercises and pumping iron is important for strength and you can modify it to boost endurance, but there’s no flexibility training. You need all types of workouts for overall health. Strength training helps build muscle tissue, reduces the risk for osteoporosis and helps shed weight. Flexibility training builds your range of motion and helps prevent injury and endurance is definitely heart healthy. All three are necessary and all three must be done safely within your ability, but still stretch you to achieve your maximum. That’s where trainers help.

Once you get into a routine, you have to vary the exercises you do.

Getting into a routine of exercising regularly is half the battle. Once you find the workout that is best for you and the best scheduling of that exercise time, it’s time to start thinking about varying the routine. If you don’t vary your workout, you’ll find you plateau. Plateauing comes from the body’s reduced need for calories due to weight loss and it becoming more efficient at the workout. That means it burns fewer calories. Start preparing for this by creating other workouts to do that provide variety.

  • Consider ways to make working out more fun. Include things like dancing, swimming and maybe even martial arts as part of your exercise regimen. Group sessions can also be fun.
  • Be consistent in your workout, but also by eating healthy. Don’t worry about calories. Start simple by eliminating processed foods and eating more whole foods. You can improve on that as you go.
  • Remember, you don’t have to have the perfect workout to get benefits. While personal trainers often put together programs that work faster to get you in shape, any program of exercise, including walking, is far better than doing nothing at all.
  • Don’t forget to make the workout harder as you get fitter. Adding more weight to your lift, extra sets or a brisker pace increases the difficulty and helps you reach your maximum potential.

Benefits Of Walking

Benefits Of Walking

There’s a lot to see in Commack and no better way to see it than by walking, after all, the name Commack does mean “pleasant lands” in the language of the indigenous people, the Secatogue Native Americans. Seeing local attractions on foot allows you the chance to stop and explore and site things you might otherwise miss, like a mother duck with ducklings. You’ll get a chance to see local architecture and capture a glimpse of Mother Nature you might otherwise miss. However, there are other benefits of walking for your health and your body.

Get and stay healthier when you walk.

If you want to reduce the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and hypertension, you can do it effectively with walking. In fact, walking will also help you control those conditions if you already have them. You need to be aware of the pace when you walk, although any exercise, no matter what the pace, helps. When it comes to walking, a brisk pace is far better. It also helps improve your bone and muscle strength while boosting your mood. Don’t forget, you’ll be burning more calories when you walk, so it helps with weight loss, too.

Could walking be better than running?

While how in or out of shape you are will make a difference, you actually might be better walking than running. There are studies that show walking may actually be better for you, especially for heart health. A study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology concluded that those who walked on a regular basis had better health than people who ran. If you’re running, don’t stop, especially if you enjoy it. However, for those who aren’t inclined to run, walking is a superior alternative.

Let walking get you started in a fitness program.

Too often I hear people who want to get fit, but fear they’re far too out of shape to start. While that’s just not true, since everyone has their own program based on their fitness, if you feel that way, start by walking. It builds your endurance and the more briskly you walk, the better. It also helps prevent osteoporosis, but does nothing for flexibility or upper body strength. To be the best you can be, a full body workout in all types of fitness is important, with walking being a great supplement.

  • Walking helps you lose weight, but the best technique is HIIT and strength training to do that. You can turn your walk into a HIIT workout by varying the speed of your walk.
  • You may think you don’t have time to schedule a walk on a regular basis. Consider these ideas instead. Walk to lunch, take the stairs or park further from your destination and walk to it.
  • You’ll get many benefits from walking, but not core strength or upper body strength that gives the sculpted, sexy look. Other training is necessary for that. If you start with walking, add other types of flexibility and strength training to look fabulous.
  • Just like any type of exercise, make sure you use the proper form when you walk. Check your posture and remind yourself to maintain good posture throughout the walk.

The Big Chill---The Benefits Of Cryotherapy

The Big Chill—The Benefits Of Cryotherapy

You may have heard of cryotherapy, but not known much about it, except for the fact it uses cold air. There are many benefits of cryotherapy. Since it’s relatively new, many of the benefits come from tests on smaller groups of people, but clients provide firsthand testimony to the effectiveness. Cryotherapy lowers the body temperature and causes the blood to flow from the surface skin to deep inside the body and keep it warm. If you have inflammation, it reduces the blood to those areas. When you step out, the blood quickly flows back to the entire body bringing anti-inflammatory proteins with it.

Cryotherapy is better than icing.

If you’ve ever sat in a tub with icy cold water with ice swirling around your body, you know how uncomfortable it can be. For those brave people that jump in the already iced water, it takes 15 minutes of chilling and for those less valiant who add the ice after they’re in the water, as much as 25 minutes. You can get the same and in fact, better effects without the discomfort from a few minutes in a cryotherapy chamber. However, that’s not the only reason you’ll get superior results from the cryotherapy chamber, compared to icing.

Cryotherapy doesn’t require as much time to get results.

An ice bath doesn’t reach the cold temperatures of a cryotherapy chamber. Compare the 45 degrees Fahrenheit to the negative two hundred seventy degrees Fahrenheit and it’s easy to understand. The surface of the skin only reaches a 41 degree Fahrenheit temperature after a considerable period of time while the skin surface in a cryotherapy chamber reaches below freezing in a half minute or so. That means you only have to spend 3 minutes or less in the chamber. Ice baths freeze muscle tissue and require rest for recuperation, sometimes overnight.

Cryotherapy and icing work in different ways.

Cryotherapy doesn’t freeze muscle tissue for results, but tricks the body into believing it does. Once you exit the chamber, blood flow starts back to the muscle area quickly and warms them immediately, so no rest after a session is required. There’s no interruption of oxygen to the skin that can cause skin issues with cryotherapy, yet you get even better effects for muscle pain relief in a fraction of the time and it doesn’t require a long recovery time, like ice baths do.

  • Cryotherapy sends the blood to the core to protect organs and keep blood from cooling. That change causes it to pick up more nutrients quicker than it normally would and once out, send those nutrients to the muscles that need repair.
  • Cryotherapy addresses pain throughout the body all at one time. Referred pain may trick you into treating one area, where the pain actually comes from another. It’s not a problem with cryotherapy.
  • Cryotherapy was created in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Yamaguchi for rheumatoid arthritis treatment. He found it caused endorphins to be released and brought immediate relief from pain.
  • There are many more benefits that come with cryotherapy, some of which come from the increased blood flow after exiting the chamber. However, there are also some side effects that need to be investigated, such as increased blood pressure in people with untreated hypertension. Always consult your health care professional first.

Kickboxing For Fitness

Kickboxing For Fitness

Kickboxing is a form of self defense that provides many other benefits. It’s an exceptional way to boost your confidence and fitness at the same time. Here in Commack, it’s part of the fitness program, because of its benefits for health and fitness. It’s fun, for starters, so it gives more incentive to stick with a workout program and keeps clients coming back when they otherwise might quit. It certainly beats doing just a workout and keeps everyone more focused and involved. No matter how effective the workout, there are no benefits if it’s skipped.

Kickboxing works all parts of the body.

You’ll get a full body workout when you’re doing kickboxing. It works all muscles in the body whether your doing drills or in the ring. It strengthens the core muscles, which boosts your functional fitness and builds synergy with moves using multiple muscles, tendons and joints. There’s no upper body day and lower body day, because every day you participate, you get a full body workout, strength training, endurance and flexibility training.

It hits all areas of fitness.

If you run, you’re working on your endurance and cardio. If you lift weights, of course, it’s strength. Yoga and stretches improve flexibility, but Kickboxing helps all those areas of fitness, plus improves balance. It’s been proven that HIIT—high intensity interval training—can improve your endurance far more quickly than solid state running. HIIT means you go at top speed for a as little as 10 seconds, then spend an equally long or longer recovery period at normal exertion. That sounds like kickboxing, doesn’t it? You’ll build strength with the kicks, while boosting your balance and flexibility.

Kickboxing promotes functional fitness.

Functional fitness is the way the body’s muscles, tendons and joints all work together to successfully perform the activities of daily living without injury and with ease. It focuses on multi-muscle use, core strength from abdominal and lower back muscles. Everyday movements aren’t anything like traditional gym movements. They tend to be more chaotic, requiring the body to make muscles work together to perform certain tasks. Kickboxing is a true functional fitness workout.

  • Kickboxing promotes self-confidence. One of the reasons many people fail at getting fit is their self-control and failure to follow through with a healthy diet and a program of exercise. This confidence building sport helps boost that self-control and promotes success.
  • The more involved in kickboxing you become, the more you’re aware of your body and its needs. People often find they start taking better care of their health, eating healthier and getting adequate sleep as they progress.
  • Kickboxing helps you burn off the hormones of stress. Stress hormones, such as cortisol, can cause harm to the body if they continue to build without being burned off by flight or fighting.
  • Practicing kickboxing builds energy levels. The more energy you have, the more physical activities you’ll do and the more exercise you’ll get.