Is MMA Safer than Boxing? MMA VS Boxing Rules and Differences

MMA has become increasing popular over the last few years. MMA may seem dangerous at first glance but did you know that MMA is safer than boxing? Boxing has a lot more serious and fatal injuries reported compared to MMA. There are rules in MMA that keep the fighter safer.

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Different sized gloves

The size of the boxing glove makes a difference. Since the glove is bigger and has a lot of padding more impact is absorbed to the head of the opponent. In MMA the glove is a lot thinner making a lot more direct contact with the persons fist. This doesn’t disperse as much impact to the head which makes the MMA glove safer.

Standing eight count

In boxing there is a standing eight count. This rule gives fighters eight seconds to get back up after they’ve been knocked down by a punch. The problem with this is that a boxer can suffer a concussion and then get back up a few seconds later to fight. Getting knocked out after already having a concussion can be very dangerous.

Of course somebody can suffer a concussion while fighting in MMA and continue. However in MMA when the fighter is knocked out or unable to defend themselves the fight is usually stopped. This makes the rules in MMA safer.

Shorter rounds

In MMA the rounds are shorter. Pro MMA has three five-minute rounds or five five-minute rounds for championship fights. In pro boxing the rounds can be anywhere from four to twelve depending on experience. Twelve is for championship fights.

Striking, grappling, and submissions

In MMA kicks and knees are allowed. This means more areas can be targeted such as the midsection and legs resulting in less strikes to the head as opposed to boxing which is just punches.

Fights have been won in MMA before by not throwing any strikes. The grappling aspect of MMA allows a fighter to take the fight to the floor. Once on the floor a fighter can win by TKO or submission. This also makes MMA safer than boxing.

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At the end of the day MMA seems to be significantly safer than boxing for a few reasons. From the outside MMA may seem more dangerous but when it comes to serious injury Boxing is the combat sport that is more dangerous.

Is Incense Smoke Bad for Your Health? Incense Smoke Health Risks

Burning incense can seem safe but did you know incense smoke can actually have negative effects on your heath that are similar to second hand smoke? Inhalation of incense smoke can over time cause health problems which can be potentially serious. Studies have shown that long term exposure to incense smoke in your home can put you at an increased risk of heart disease and cardiovascular related deaths. Also a lot of incense are treated with chemicals and other harmful ingredients.

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Different types of incense can have different effects since not all incense is made the same. If you do decide to burn or keep burning incense always make sure you have proper ventilation like having the incense close to a window.  Never burn too much incense in a smaller room. Certain guidelines can help minimize the risk but all in all it is still probably not a good idea to keep burning incense over a long period of time.

Are energy drinks bad for you? 

Are energy drinks bad for you? Energy drinks such as redbull or monster are popular inside of convenience stores. They are similar to coffee because they both contain caffeine. Although red bull and monster contain caffeine they also contain other ingredients such as taurine. Taurine is a stimulant and when mixed with caffeine as well as other ingredients, it can enhance the effects of caffeine.

The EFSA confirmed in 2015 that ingredients in energy drinks are safe. This should not be overlooked. Regardless of this statement energy drinks should not be consumed more then once a day if at all. If you work long hours it is best to find an alternative. Coffee should also be limited through out the day.

The ingredients inside of energy drinks mixed with caffeine can have negative effects on the body if consumed to much. Calcium Oxalate can be found in energy drinks and soda which over time can increase the likelihood of developing kidney stones. It is probably best to avoid energy drinks and find replacements.