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Badminton - Health Benefits

Badminton, the lesser-known cousin of tennis, is easy to learn, a fun social activity, and numerous physical benefits. So when you need a good workout, head to your back yard or local gym for a recreational game against a friend or two. Badminton is a racquet sport that is played on a rectangular court. The players score by hitting the shuttlecock or birdie with the racket over the net and into the opposing half of the court. And while it might not seem like your "standard" gym workout, a half-powerful, hour-long game of badminton can help you burn as many calories as half an hour of exercising on the treadmill. Badminton doesn't require a lot of talent, and for people who like boxing training is a little too extreme, it's a great alternative.

According to research, a 155-pound person burns about 317 calories an hour while playing a reasonably intense game of badminton. This means that a game of badminton is classified as moderate to vigorous activity under the CDC's guidelines on physical activity, depending on the level of play. Playing badminton can help improve physical fitness: Playing improves coordination, flexibility, and balance because you have to be so focused to hit the birdie when it comes to your side of the court. The actions required to play badminton also help exercise the gluteal muscles, abdominal and back muscles, and strengthen the joints. The game can help improve endurance as it is a form of aerobics. You move quickly around the court, which increases your heart rate and helps you burn calories.

Since badminton promotes physical fitness, it helps reduce stress and anxiety. Exercise increases endorphins, which are the brain's feel-good neurotransmitters, and have also been shown to improve mood and sleep. Badminton is also likely to put you in a good mood because it's a social activity. You need at least one opponent, but you can also play with a teammate and two other opponents. The social interactions of a game, combined with feel-good endorphins, will lead to positive feelings after a game on the court. If you play outside in the summer months, you have the added bonus of vitamin D exposure from the sun. Badminton is a simple hobby to record. Many cities have special badminton clubs that anyone can attend. If you already belong to a gym, check to see if the facility has badminton courts. As badminton grows in popularity, more and more gyms are adding badminton courts to their properties. If you don't belong to a gym, you also have the option of purchasing a badminton kit, which usually includes rackets, a net, and birdies. The set can be set up anywhere - in your garden or in a park. As with any physical activity, badminton must be played with caution. Because of the fast-paced nature of the game, make sure you protect your ankles, which can be easily sprained if you move quickly. People with tendonitis and bruises should not participate in the game, and anyone who plays should be aware that shoulder pain may occur after an intense game.