5 Health Benefits Of Soccer

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By Jeff Nachmani

boysoccerSoccer is a very beneficial game. Soccer is the greatest sport in the world. Soccer involves a higher number of viewers per year than any other team. In soccer almost one hundred and fifty teams perform. But it is played all over the world because some teams can’t even qualify in the count. Football is a very tough game to play as in a world cup there are more than a hundred teams which tend to qualify, but only thirty-two are selected. Football World cup provided by Fifa is one of the biggest sports events to happen. A football World cup takes place after four years of the previous World cup to happen and collects a great revenue. There are a lot of spectators willing to see the world cup and the viewers of a single world cup are near to the population of World. Which means this game is supported by billions of people.

There are many other events which happen to give soccer a better image. But soccer is not only beneficial for watching but it even helps us physically with these five health benefits.

1- Better Stamina

If you play football regularly and for more time it can affect your stamina a lot. In football, you need to perform a sprint in regular intervals and throughout your game. These sprints help you a lot with your stamina. If you play for a longer time, you can gain an ability to play for more time with the increase in your stamina.

2- Strong body

With better shape playing football can give you a more tough body. In football, you must go against many hurdles such as tackles. You can get injured while playing football. But receiving regular tackles and suffering pain can make your body stronger and tougher against many odds.

3- Decreases the body fat

Another big advantage of playing soccer is that it decreases the body fat of a person. Body fat is a big problem for a person. This body fat makes a person look uglier and unfit. With the increase in body fat, a lot of unhealthy problems can occur in the form of pain. With an increase in your weight your strength of doing any task decreases and if you perform any unusual or difficult task it can result in pain. But soccer helps us burn our calories to decrease our body fat.

girlsoccer4- Strength

In soccer, you regularly face hurdles and tackles. With regular receiving of these hesitations, your body gains the essential strength to overcome them.

5- Brain activity

In soccer, you have to think of various tactics, and you have to analyse the game. This helps us get Increase in Cognitive Brain Function.

If you want to get healthy, you must play football. But if you want to play soccer you must know how to play it. Soccer gap can help you as a guide.

– Jeff Nachmani is a football coach. He is obsessed with soccer and encourages outdoor games. He regularly posts at soccergap.com.

More Kids Injured Playing Football, Soccer

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boyssportsFrom Your Health Journal…..”A very interesting article from CNN that I wanted to promote here about sports and injuries. We have discussed here so many times how the obesity epidemic facing the youth of the world is on the increase, along with obesity related illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, or type 2 diabetes. One of the suggestions to combat obesity with children is to get them on recreation or travel teams, but for many parent, and understandably, they are worried about sports injuries. Recently, a new study as suggested that football injuries among children have increased 22% in the last decade. Overall, however, sports injuries among children have decreased. The research also concluded that recreational activities – such as bicycles, trampolines and roller sports – saw the biggest decrease at 24.9%. But injuries from ball sports showed a slight uptick of 5.5%, with football and soccer leading the way. Please visit the CNN web site (link provided below) to read the complete article. It was well written and informative.”

From the article…..

Football injuries among children have increased 22% in the last decade, according to a new study. Overall, however, sports injuries among children have decreased.

The findings surprised Dr. Shital Parikh, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the study’s lead author. Parikh will present his research at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ annual meeting on Thursday.

When he started analyzing the numbers from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, Parikh expected to find a big increase in kids’ injuries based on what he and his colleagues have seen in their practice.

Instead he found that the overall number of activity injuries for kids aged 5 to 14 decreased 11.3%. The researchers looked at data from bicycle, basketball, football, roller sports, playground equipment, baseball/softball, soccer and trampoline injuries.

Recreational activities – such as bicycles, trampolines and roller sports – saw the biggest decrease at 24.9%. But injuries from ball sports showed a slight uptick of 5.5%, with football and soccer leading the way.

Parikh’s research did not address the “why” behind these trends, but he said there are probably several causes.

The overall decrease in injuries could be attributed to the overall decrease in kids’ physical activity and the increase in childhood obesity, he said. Sports may also be safer than they were 10 years ago, thanks to continuing education and preventive programs.

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