If you have given an option of losing oodles of weight while having fun then you must think that the person who is giving you this choice is insane. But, this is possible by taking up a sport and nothing is better than badminton because of its simplicity. The easiness of this sport makes it a great racket sport. You can play it without noticing the passage of time because it is so entertaining.
Let’s have a look at the other advantages of this amazing badminton game.
Easy and entertaining
That is what we were talking about because the basic requirements of this game are very simple and will not burn a hole in your pocket. These are:
- Badminton net
- Adequate space for playing which can be a badminton court, roof, park or lawn
Since this is a partner game means you can engage your family members or friends in the game and spend a very good time which will make you happy and content.
You can burn around 100 – 200 calories per thirty minutes session of the game depending on your weight. You can increase the calorie burning by increasing the playtime, your speed and intensity of strikes. You should play singles game as it gives you opportunity to cover more playing area.
Tone up your body
This is a high intensity game and provides a full body workout as it engage all major muscle groups of your body. It involves various dynamic movements like walking, running, swinging, jumping, smashing etc. which affects different parts of the body at the same instant.
Healthy heart and lungs
Your heart and lungs are then in charge of meeting the excess requirements of oxygen supply throughout the body during the game session. The regular practice of the game makes them more efficient and the constant stop and starts of the game which acts as an interval training helps in improving their overall health and functionality.
This exercise involves many jumping and short runs affect the bone density. It helps in increasing the bone density and also prevents the condition of osteoporosis by strengthening the bones and generates new cells.
Increase good cholesterol
The regular practice of the game increases the level of high density lipoprotein (HDL) or the good cholesterol and lower down the level of triglycerides, low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and very low density lipoproteins (VLDL) which are considered as the harmful cholesterols. The reduction of bad cholesterol in the body reduces the risks of heart attack and strokes.
Sharpen your skills
You can enhance your speed, reflexes, productivity and intelligence with this simple racket game. Since it requires focus, co-ordination and quick decisions in order to hit the shuttlecock therefore it highly affects your mental abilities and increase your overall efficiency which also reflects in your daily living and at work.
Ward off negative emotions
This game is so intriguing that you will get addicted to it. It makes you energetic and happy while reducing the stress level in the body. It lowers down the stress inducing hormone and thus you will get rid of sleeplessness and lethargy. It boosts up your confidence and self-esteem by giving you a total physical and mental makeover.