I don’t know about you, but I’ve sure had a fair share of conversations with people who said that they believed that indoor sports were not very interesting. In all of the circumstances, we agreed to disagree, each of us going to the other side of the road thinking how the other one must be so wrong about their choice. But recently, I thought about why some of the people find indoor sports boring, and I came up with a few ideas. Maybe they dislike them because indoor sports are often associated with elderly people? (Contrary to this somehow popular belief, indoor sports are for everybody – not only for the elderly!) Or maybe, just maybe, they did not actually try to take part in these sports – all we ever hear about them in the media is that they are in a closed space, right? There’s rarely any mention of how fun and friendly they are.
With all of the thinking about how and why people don’t partake in indoor sports as often as they partake in outdoor sports, I decided to dedicate this article to some great benefits playing indoor sports gives us – even if they are played just recreationally!
Without any further ado, here are some of the benefits:
– They help you stay fit.
Whether or not you decide to play hockey, or badminton, one thing is sure: you will get some good exercise out of it. Yes, I know it’s funny that I used an example of badminton, but don’t knock it until you try it – believe me, it’s not as naïve as you may think it is. You have to warm-up before you start playing it, I’m telling you from experience…
– They can help you find great friends!
I know that it is a cliché to say that taking up a new hobby will certainly make you friendlier, but trust me on this one. Indoor sports are not solitary sports, meaning, you won’t be the only person in the venue; they are mostly played in teams, and as usual, teams try to practice unity and connectedness, which is exactly how you will (you guessed it) make more friends.
– They will make you practice healthy competitiveness.
Healthy competitiveness? Does such a thing exist? Why yes, and you can see it in all the clubs and teams that are formed recreationally. There is a friendly competition, but it’s not aggressive, as people are not playing for awards – they are just playing for fun.
– They are safe to play which makes you, naturally, less stressed!
Everybody can play any indoor sport as long as they are willing to learn some basic movements regarding the sport of their choice. What’s even better is that they are played in safe conditions; the venues indoor sport games take place in are sheltered and clean. Even though we don’t think about that often, the environment we are in really takes a toll on our nervous system; the safe environment of indoor sports will surely make you feel less stressed!