Sport

How netball benefits mind and body

Netball is making a comeback. More and more people – primarily women, but a decent handful of men too – are registering to play the sport. Unlike when you were at school, this time it is voluntary!

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Netball has been said to have some incredible benefits on players’ lives, both physical and mental, but what are these benefits?

It really does boost your mental health

Like many sports, netball can have an incredible effect on your mental health. For one, the endorphins released in exercising are scientifically proven to improve the exerciser’s mood. You will be training not only your body but also your mind as you pick up and improve upon a new skill in life; after all, one of life’s great joys is trying and learning new things!

It helps you to keep fit

Netball is a demanding and physical sport. Regardless of your position on the netball court, you are going to face a physically demanding game. Combined with prior training, this will do absolute wonders for your fitness – a simple trip to the gym will have nothing on this! For an idea of what you might expect, why not check out some basic netball training drills to get the gist of the sort of training you might require?

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It builds and strengthens key muscles

Not only will you have the benefit of keeping fit but also you will train your muscles, which is bound to come in handy during your life. If you previously got tired when dashing up the stairs, you will notice this getting easier. Similarly, any lifting you may have struggled with previously will begin to feel lighter as you improve your core and calf muscles. You never know when these muscles might come into play, not only in sports but also in everyday life.

You will make friends for life

Another benefit is the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends; after all, netball is a team sport and you will soon find yourself bonding quickly with your teammates when running through netball training drills together. With hundreds of people picking the sport back up, now is a better time than ever.

Remember that these are just a few of the many benefits of trying out netball. Why not give it a go?