A popular racquet sport in South Africa, tennis is a great choice when it comes to having a great time while receiving some substantial health benefits. Here are the top ways playing tennis is good for both your body and mind.
- It is a full body workout, engaging multiple muscular groups at once.
- It is social distancing-friendly – perfect to play during a pandemic.
- It will get your heart pumping and blood flowing.
- It supports your overall cardiovascular health by strengthening your heart.
- As an aerobic form of exercise, it aids in weight loss.
- It increases your range of motion through the broad movements tennis requires, like swinging and reaching.
- It improves balance by requiring your body to maintain its equilibrium while hitting and serving with arm extensions at the same time.
- It can decrease your risk of osteoporosis.
- It promotes agility by helping you be lighter on your feet.
- It enhances motor control as it requires an awareness and ability to stabilize one body part while moving another.
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