Basket Ball: More than Just A Game

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 (the ‘basket’) under organised rules. It is played in 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 a fast moving game that involves a lot of variety, including shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, defence and much more.

Basketball is good for your heart because it can help you develop cardiovascular endurance and reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke, as confirmed in a university news release. The game also helps develop both upper- and lower-body strength. Having strong muscles helps your balance and reduces your risk of falling,

You can also lose Fat:

Depending on your intensity, you can burn 700 or more calories an hour when playing basketball. Playing basketball and other sports also might help reduce stress and give you the opportunity to socialize. People who are social are less likely to have depression, and also tend to have a stronger immune system.

Basketball definitely can help build confidence and self-esteem through competition and accomplishment.

The rigors of basketball can also have very positive effects on body shape and composition, which can be very beneficial to girls and women of all ages. Builds up muscles and tones the body.

Basketball can be a great fun and workout. Almost all the limbs in our body are used and moved during the game. Dribbling, passing, and shooting the ball can be likened to lifting dumbbells. The hours of running and jumping can significantly shape up the calf and thigh area.

Builds endurance:

Basketball is a very tough and demanding game that requires the players to be in great physical shape. Through playing this particular game, your level of endurance will increase and you will even grow stronger.



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