Health benefits of Soccer

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Health benefits


Soccer can be a great workout and lots of fun. The health benefits include:

  • Increases aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health
  • Lowers body fat and improves muscle tone
  • Builds strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Increases muscle and bone strength
  • Improved health due to shifts between walking, running and sprinting.

Other benefits


There are many other benefits from playing a team sport like soccer. For example it:

  • Is generally a non-contact sport
  • Teaches coordination
  • Promotes teamwork and sharing
  • Teaches you to think on-the-go
  • Helps to increase skills in concentration, persistence and self-discipline
  • Is a great way to meet people and exercise with friends
  • Can provide an opportunity to increase your confidence and self-esteem, and help to reduce anxiety
  • Requires very little equipment so can be played in the backyard or park
  • Is relatively easy to learn, so beginners can easily join in on the fun and play basic soccer for recreation
  • Is an international sport.

Avoiding injury


To protect yourself from injury and prepare your body to play soccer, make sure you:

  • Warm up your muscles and joints before starting
  • Maintain your fitness to play well and avoid injury or fatigue
  • Ensure you have plenty of fluids on hand and rehydrate regularly
  • Don’t overdo it – depending on your age and physical condition.
  • Wear the correct protective equipment.

Source: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Soccer

About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

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