London, UK -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/20/2012 -- Lately the quest for more alternatives to weight loss other than diet and regular exercise has reached a record high. Now more than ever, more people have embraced the idea of healthy living and are looking for fun and exciting ways of shedding off pounds. While some people associate exercise with boring routines, kickboxing enthusiasts have come up with innovative ways of exercising.
A blog dedicated to fitness through kickboxing, familykickboxing.com is maintained by John Green, a sports enthusiast who is also a father to three boys. Looking for more exciting and fun ways of exercising with his boys has led him to create the website. Starting off with practical tips on losing weight and healthy lifestyle, the blog has evolved into what it is now today. Working towards weight loss can sometimes be boring hence there is a need to look for new ways to provide more motivation.
Because of its benefits on health, kickboxing has gained rapid popularity not only among men but also with women. One widely used form is called aerobic or cardiovascular (cardio) kickboxing. This is a combination of the principles of aerobics, boxing, and martial arts designed for overall physical conditioning and toning. This is a cardiovascular exercise routine that has tremendous benefits to the body and does not involve physical contact between competitors.
Stressing on the benefits of kickboxing ACE’s Chief Exercise Physiologist, Richard Cotton said. "Original estimates suggested that cardio kickboxing can burn up to 500 to 800 calories per hour. Realistically, only a very large person exerting an above-average amount of energy for an extended period of time would be able to do that." ACE stands for American Council of exercise. This research on the physical effects and benefits of cardio kickboxing, found that the routine gives adequate workout to keep our hearts fit and strong.
Another study on the advantages of kickboxing was done by Dr. Kurt Jackson, a physical therapist and the neurology coordinator of the University of Dayton's doctor of physical therapy program. He discovered that “kickboxing is safe, may improve the balance and mobility of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can be adapted for people with varying degrees of the disorder”. He further adds, "Ideally, a person with MS needs to perform exercises that target balance, aerobics, strength and flexibility. Kickboxing lets a person do all of these in a single activity."
About Family kickboxing academy
Family kickboxing academy is a well-known blog for kickboxing and fitness. It is authored by John Green who is an advocate of healthy lifestyle and lives by the principle of fighting our way to fitness and weight loss.