(HealthDay News) — Fitness boxing is a popular way for adults to stay fit.

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Unlike regular boxing, fitness boxing does not involve sparring, so there is no risk of head trauma, says Harvard Medical School. Instead, participants throw punches at the air or at a punching bag.

Harvard mentions these benefits:

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  • Increased upper-body strength.
  • Better hand-eye coordination.
  • Increased aerobic fitness.
  • Improved mood.
  • Better balance.

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