Love taking out your stressful day on a punching bag? Good, because it’s amazing for your anxiety levels. “Personally, I like high-energy cardio workouts, like kickboxing,” says Lombardo. Indeed, boxing professionals believe that one of the main reasons people keep coming back is for the mental benefits. “While boxing tones the body from head to toe, what keeps people coming back week after week to boxing sessions is not just the physical changes but also the mental benefits clients are reaping from it,” explains Shadowbox instructor Jaws Nelson.