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WHAT IS BOXING?
Boxing is a combat sport with two people competing in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance and will by throwing punches with gloved hands. Scoring is computed by points based on the number of clean blows regardless of impact or physical damage. Fighters must wear protective headgear in order to reduce the number of boxing injuries and knockouts.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF BOXING
Boxers need to have enhanced cardiovascular health as they need to be fit and healthy, this helps prevent conditions like heart disease. Boxing also offers a full body strength workout, it can help decrease your stress and improve your hand-eye coordination.
COMMON INJURIES IN BOXING
As boxing is a physical combat sport, there are many injuries associated with it, the most concerning being boxing head injuries or even a boxing brain injury. The impact of a punch or the repetition of impact can cause a boxing wrist injury or often boxing hand injuries. Ankle, knee and leg injuries such as tendonitis and stress fractures can occur due to overuse or trauma.
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