A New Year is a great time to get involved in new activities and start paying more attention to physical fitness and health. If you don’t yet know what sport to choose – consider soccer. Even people who are not that athletic can take part in it and the health benefits are overwhelming. It’s enjoyable to play and creates a strong sense of community and team loyalty.
During one match, a soccer player runs over 10 km by both sprinting and jogging. This is tremendously beneficial to the entire cardiovascular system. Using large muscles (like the ones in your legs) elevates the heart and respiratory rate. This increases the efficiency of your heart and lungs as they provide muscles with oxygen. It prevents plaque from building up in arteries and reduces blood pressure. This is especially important for those who are at an age when heart problems may appear.