Bowling And Weight Control
Bowling is a sport that can get quite emotional and because of that, it can also be used to relieve stress and tension. It is a good way to let off steam for people who lead a stressful life and have a high pressured job. Apart from these benefits, bowling can be a useful element in your weight loss program.
After all, you get to move a lot of your body muscles in bowling. It keeps you physically active, so you burn calories as well. Therefore, not only are you getting some physical activity, but you will be getting rid of some excess fat too. It will help keep your back, leg and arm joints supple, particularly if you are over 50.
If you take part in this sport, you will be almost assured to keep your body in top condition. Depending on how much weight you have to lose and how frequently you play bowls, you may be able to give up your other weight management exercises.
That would suit most dieters as it is the exercising that bothers most people. It would also save you money as you will not have to pay to use a fitness center and buy work out clothes and track suits. The best thing to do would probably be to join a neighborhood team. These teams usually have local competitions, so you might be required to play twice a week.
The weight control benefits of bowling fall into the following categories.
Light muscle toning is achieved by normal bowling activities like walking, bending and swinging your arm in order to roll the ball. This is just like when you exercise by walking, which is one of the best physical exercises. Bending and swinging your arm to bowl is also good for your joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. Furthermore, it also promotes good blood circulation. So, overall, bowling is a fun way of exercising and losing weight in the process.
Mild fat burning will be achieved by the actions of walking, flexing, stretching, and swinging. If you play often you will be losing weight on a regular basis too. It can be extended by walking to and from the venue of parking your car half a mile away from the club. Walk up and down any stairs involved, do not take the lift
Melancholy can be avoided by mixing with your friends and fellow team members. Many dieters do become depressed when dieting. This can be for numerous reasons. Your weight loss might be slower than you hoped for or it could be chemical. A sudden drop in calories could leave you feeling down.
Bowling can assist here by helping you build friendships. You get to create good social relationships, which are known to promote better heart performance and good heart performance is a good match with weight loss or control.
So, you see, bowling is not just a great, fun game, it also helps build strength and helps you expend energy, which means calories, and gives you some exercise that you would not otherwise have had.
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