Some sports require a multitude of players in order to get a game going. Basketball is not one of those sports. All you need to hoop it up is a ball and yourself.
Basketball is one of the most popular sports in the world and one of the most widely viewed. It is a team sport that involves two teams of five active players each trying to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 300 cm (10 feet) high hoop under organized rules. It is played on both indoor and outdoor courts. The size of the court, height of the basket, size of the basketball, and length of time that the game is played, can all vary according to the age, size and skill level of players.
Basketball is good for your:
Basketball can help you develop cardiovascular endurance, depending on how many times play stops. In basketball, you rarely ever stop moving and that is what allows you to keep your heart rate up. Building endurance can help keep your heart healthy, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke later in life.
Continuously shooting long range three-point shots during a workout can help develop both upper and lower body strength, as does jumping to block shots. Having strong muscles help you maintain balance and decrease your risk of falling during practice or in a game.
Jumping is a great way to develop and improve bone health. Weight-bearing exercise helps maintain your bone density over the course of your lifetime. Stronger bones are bones that are less likely to break.
By developing eye-hand coordination, basketball builds spatial awareness. Your body will know where it is in space and time. Having high awareness will help raise your basketball IQ and will continue to make you a better player.
Depending on the intensity at which you play, you can burn 700 or more calories an hour. Burn fat while having fun.
- Social Life
Having strong relationships with friends and teammates can translate into good health. Social people tend to have a stronger immune system. Exercising in a group also tends to lead to better continued participation. During group training sessions, we always see athletes working together by pushing each other to get better. Because you’re not exercising alone, you have a built-in support system. That is called teamwork.
- Stress Levels
Played alone or in groups, basketball can reduce stress. Exercise is a proven stress-reliever. Decreasing your stress will help you focus and have more energy to complete tasks on and off the court.
Basketball is not only a fun activity to do with your friends; it is able to change your life. The game can help you gain a healthy lifestyle, turn you into a better all-around athlete and can even take you across the world. Whether you are the next superstar or not, playing basketball is one of the best activities you can do during free time.