Racket sports and its smashing health benefits

World Health Day is here, the day when all eyes should be on health and well-being. In light of this, we thought we’d take the opportunity to doodle down 3 ways in which racket sports can improve the overall health. Tag along.

So, according to WHO (World Health Organisation), physical inactivity is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes. Even though MATCHi and our products are far from the cure to this, we like to think that we - and especially the sports we all know and love - can play a part in helping people become more active, social and all in all feel better. Here’s how.  

The heart wants what the heart wants

Playing racket sports is an excellent way to improve your cardiovascular health, your beloved heart in other words. As you know, racket sports require constant movement, something that increases heart rate and improves circulation. What else? By being active, you can help lower your blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and improve cholesterol levels. That’s pretty great if you ask us.   

The mental side of things

Playing racket sports can have a positive impact on mental health. As you’ve probably come to terms with by now, racket sports require a whole lot of focus and concentration (shocker, we know), which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Besides that, it can also provide a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence, something that can improve your overall mood and well-being. Who doesn’t love the feeling of hitting the perfect stroke, bandeja or serve - make it a habit.

The art of socialising

Some of us are introverts, others extroverted or somewhere inbetween. Regardless, racket sports offers a great way to socialize and connect with others. Let’s face it, each and every racket sport is often played in groups or pairs - something that can work as a perfect platform for social interactions and forming of new friendships. Speaking of which! As a pure coincidence, in the very near future, we’ll release a new feature that surely will make the racket sports experience even more social. Stay tuned for that!

There you have it folks. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to tie your shoes, get your racket in hand and get out there on the court!


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