Playing football provides numerous types of advantages, such as increased aerobic and anaerobic fitness, improved fitness skills and even psychosocial benefits. Football also suffices as a form of exercise that meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s minimum recommended exercise recommendations of 150 minutes per week. Football can benefit all ages, provided the participant’s doctor approves, and his developmental stage, maturity and physical size suits a contact sport.
Football involves running, sprinting and drills that require generous energy expenditure and engage the cardiovascular system. Regularly participating in aerobic exercise such as football offers benefits such as increased longevity, as well as reduced susceptibility to heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Abiding by the rules of the game and adhering to the coach’s instruction teaches players discipline and emotional temperance. The competitive aspect of the game helps the players learn how to deal with disappointment, develop resilience, practice good sportsmanship and learn how to grow from constructive criticism. Football can also instill confidence and self-esteem, and help players overcome shyness, Cisar explains. The fast-paced nature of the game requires players to harness a great deal of concentration, adaptability and quick thinking. Football can also help ward off depression, as well as help players develop positive social circles and role models.
Since starting the classes I have trained many Turning point and Aspire service users at various venues and have seen a lot of changes in their behaviour.
I am so grateful for the opportunities that the Active Body Healthy Mind project has given me and I do feel so much better, in body and mind.
The activities I have experienced with Aspire have been great for me. Getting my fitness up & meeting new people has been excellent.
All activities were brilliant & it has been an amazing experience. It’s given me better relationships with my peers and I’m grateful to Jamie Hamilton & Racheal Torrance for involving us in this.
Doing these sports is a huge boost to my self-confidence and mental well-being, helps me to build a social network and improves my physical fitness which is growing every week.
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