top 10 health benefits of playing tennis
1. Tennis is a whole-body workout
2. It’s a great calorie burner
3. You’ll improve your coordination and balance
4. It will make you run faster
5. It lowers your risk of diabetes and heart disease
6. You can play it as often as you like
7. It’s brilliant for your brain
8. You don’t need to commit to regular matches to get started
9. The stop-start nature of tennis is good for you
10. It will improve your mood
[Source: TESCO Living]
playing tennis improves your overall fitness
scientific research results have demonstrated the health benefits of playing tennis
Tennis is one of the best sports for you to play according to many world-renowned scientists from a variety of disciplines. A study on caloric expenditures discovered that competitive tennis burns more calories than aerobics, inline skating, or cycling.
According to Physician Ralph S. Paffenbarger, Jr., an internationally renowned exercise authority, and a professor at both Stanford University School of Medicine and Harvard University School of Public Health, who studied more than 10,000 people over a 20 year period in his landmark 'College Alumni Health' Study, people who play tennis 3 hours a week (at moderately vigorous intensity) cut their risk of death in half from any cause.
Research by Dr. Jo Finn and his team from Southern Connecticut State University showed that tennis players scored higher in vigor, optimism and self-esteem than other athletes and non-athletes, while scientists from the University of Illinois believed that playing tennis may generate new connections between nerves in the brain and therefore encourages the continuing development of the brain.
Tennis also outperforms most other sports, including golf and inline skating, according to Dr. Jim Gavin, author of The Exercise Habit, in developing positive personality characteristics.
how to play tennis
1. Cardiovascular fitness
2. Anaerobic capacity
3. Power and muscle toning
4. Core stability and ab toning
[Source: Net Doctor]
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