Add a dash of fun to your fit­ness regime with bad­minton

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Time Out - Re­laxnews

Are you per­pet­u­ally plan­ning to get into a fit­ness rou­tine, but are un­able to act on it? How about try­ing a sport like bad­minton in­stead? The Bad­minton World Cham­pi­onships 2017 are cur­rently tak­ing place in Glas­gow, Scot­land, and now is a good time to look at the health ben­e­fits of this sport. Here’s why get­ting out on the court can not only be a lot of fun, but will ben­e­fit your health. Can burn calo­ries: Bad­minton can def­i­nitely work up a sweat. And although you might not be as fast as two-time Olympic cham­pion Lin “Su­per” Dan, a game of bad­minton will still get you mov­ing and your heart rate up. Even a moder­ately in­tense work­out can help pre­vent car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases such as heart at­tacks and strokes as well as re­duce the risk of obe­sity and di­a­betes. Longer life: A large-scale study pub­lished last year looked at over 80,000 Bri­tish adults found that rac­quet sports such as bad­minton, ten­nis, and squash lower risks of early death, with those who en­joy a game on the court ben­e­fit­ing from a 47% re­duc­tion in their mor­tal­ity risk than those who do no ex­er­cise at all. You’ll get some fresh air: Bad­minton is great to play out­doors in the sum­mer­time. Go­ing out­doors and soak­ing up some vi­ta­min D can also bring ad­di­tional health ben­e­fits, in­clud­ing im­proved men­tal health and a re­duced risk of mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease and asthma.


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