It is no secret that in the industrialized world, sedentary lifestyles have become the norm, as have processed and other unhealthy foods, and this has given rise to what most agree is an epidemic of obesity and lack of good exercise. Office jobs, fast food restaurants, television, and more have contributed to this trend, but the good news is that there are ways to reverse it for an individual and get back in shape and its many health benefits. Many different exercise regimens and ideas exist, from bicycling to swimming and jogging and weight lifting. One particular arena of exercise is martial arts, and there are many different types, with classes all over the United States to teach them to newcomers. MMA (mixed martial arts), Muay Thai, karate, and kickboxing, among many others, are possibilities for someone who not only wants to get into shape, but learn self-defense and evenly exercise all muscles groups for a well toned body. The benefits of kickboxing are many, from calorie and fa Read more: “The Benefits of Kickboxing”

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