Team sport is back on..... (well training at least)


This is great news and will be of great benefit to both individuals and the community. Even though it's in limited form at the moment, a return to training is a welcome step forward for all of us.

Team sports not only help you get in shape and stay that way, but also are a great way to connect with people from different backgrounds and become part of a larger community. Several studies have also revealed other holistic benefits of participating in team sports.

Team sports reduce obesity and increase overall health.

With obesity at an all-time high, it is essential to participate in physical activities, especially if you spend most of your day sitting at a desk. You should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise each week, which helps avoid such chronic diseases as diabetes, arthritis and heart disease.

Being part of a team enhances self-esteem.

If you feel good about how you look, it may help you feel good about who you are. Athletes who participate in club sports exhibit improved self-esteem. They also report fewer depressive symptoms, in part because of the positive social interactions that team sports create.

Competition improves endurance.

Routine physical activity is key in building endurance. In turn, endurance builds cardiac strength. Additionally, exercise builds bone density and increases muscle mass — all of which contribute to optimal health.

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