The benefits of playing squash20 Jan 2017
There are a lot of great excuses to get out of the house and play squash. If increased fitness from chasing that little black ball around isn’t enough, here’s a list of just some of the other health benefits you get from playing it.
- Burns calories – voted the world’s healthiest sport by Forbes, playing just 30 minutes of squash can burn in excess of 517 calories.
- Fosters relationships – squash is a socially enjoyable sport. It can be a great way to keep in touch with friends, provide opportunities to meet new people and help connect a community.
- Keeps the heart rate up – playing squash is definitely good for your heart. The running, lunging and swinging keeps the blood pumping which lowers the risk of heart diseases and decreases levels of cholesterol and helps you live longer.
- Good for the brain – as the heart rate increases, so will blood flow to the brain which can stimulate and improve nerve cell connections. This can delay mental illnesses such as dementia. Developing your strategy and hand-eye coordination keeps the brain active.
- Reduces stress – smashing that little black ball alleviates stress. Being on the squash court where you can interact with others who share interests is a great way to unwind.
So what’s stopping you from hitting your way to a healthier lifestyle? Find out more