I chose to play badminton a few years ago. This is because my health condition worsened as I spent too much time on my laptop and mobile phone. This brought me problems with my hand, wrist, back, neck, and so on.
I will never forget the day that I felt totally strengthless when I stood up and tried to open the door. This happened after I was sitting in front of my laptop for a few hours.
Benefits of Playing Badminton
I felt that I needed to play some physical games to improve the strength of my body. I choose badminton eventually for the following reasons:
The proper amount of exercise
I loved playing football and basketball while I was a child, but football and basketball are too exhausting. I finally picked badminton as it is the game I love to play, and I always feel good after playing for about an hour.
Sports like basketball might be more exciting, but it is easy to get injured due to high-frequency physical contact. An adult is heavier, and he is not as flexible as a child, so it is more difficult to control the movement to avoid collisions. As a result, it is almost inevitable to get hurt if one plays a lot.
In contrast, badminton is safer as it has no physical body contact with the opponent. As long as I play mildly and taking good protection of my body, it will not be easy to get injured.
Playing badminton is not just hitting a birdie. It includes all kinds of movements and physical exercise of all body parts, including the brain and eyes. You may think only one hand is used to play badminton, but the other hand plays an important role in balancing the body.
So I chose badminton and kept playing for a long time, and my health condition was getting better. For the first time, I played the game because I needed to play. Gradually I found that I came to love this game, and I mean. I really love it!
I ever played the game every day for a few months! After that, I found I had been overly exercised, and I then reduced the frequency by playing 3 days a week.
It was like getting addicted once I discovered the fun of playing badminton. I believe most badminton lovers have that same feeling as mine.
I become more flexible. I can do something I couldn’t do before because I can now act/react faster. Sometimes I react faster than my mind. I retrieved it before I knew it! That feeling is really amazing.
I love playing doubles, and it is enjoyable! Two players working together could create a good mutual understanding. And you will also discover the fun of playing singles once you improve your skills to another level.
Train your eyesight
Playing badminton makes people have better eyesight is very simple: when playing badminton, your eyes need to constantly observe the opponent’s swing and the shuttle in high-speed flight.
Your eyes need to follow the high-speed flying sphere closely. The eye’s ciliary muscle will continue to contract and enlarge. This greatly promotes the blood circulation of the eye tissue, thereby improving the function of the ciliary muscle.
Playing badminton for the long term can improve the visual sensitivity of the human eye and the responsiveness of the eye. For ordinary badminton enthusiasts, especially those who use their eyes very frequently, it will significantly improve their visual sensitivity if they insist on playing badminton.
Full body exercise
Badminton is very suitable for weight loss. In badminton, it is necessary to constantly use the power of the wrist and arm to hold and swing. You will also need to exercise the foot, knee, ankle, etc., fully, so the whole body muscles and joints will get sufficient exercise.
Moreover, during picking up the shuttle and receiving the shot, you will continue to bend and raise your head. This will also fully exercise the muscles of the waist and abdomen.
Making new friend
Through playing badminton, you may get to make new friends. Since you all have the same hobby for sport, you may gain a friendship that can last forever.
By organizing some badminton competitions, it will help in badminton skill training. Players can learn from each other and improve their skills together.
When you are playing at the badminton court, make sure you are having fun with your partner. You all should play in a good mood and play happily.
People who play badminton are flexible, savvy, energetic, and agile. When playing badminton, uses the entire body and bones. Making different strokes like the smash, lob, lunge, the drive makes the body very flexible.
Badminton players must play not only with their hands but also with their brains. They need to study the weaknesses of the opponent. They need to come out with the right strategy to beat the opponent. Therefore, they keep exercising their brains, making the player keep sane most of the time.
The Benefits for Girls Playing Badminton
Smart women will use sports to shape their bodies. Badminton is the first choice for many aerobics enthusiasts.
If you are playing 45 minutes of badminton, you will need to make over 200 times of physical adjustments. You need to hit the shuttle hundreds of times, and most of the time, you need to do a large swing to hit the shuttle. Each time you need coordination of various parts of the body.
For playing doubles, this number will be even more substantial. The most intuitive data shows that playing badminton for 15 minutes at a normal rhythm will consume 90 kilocalories of calories. For slimming and weight loss, it is safe and healthy.
1. Fast fitness
Playing badminton can make you sweated in less than ten minutes. Thus, the fitness effect is remarkable.
For badminton players, both men and women, most of their bodies are well-proportioned. Especially female players tend to have long and slim limbs. This is the trait of badminton training. Other sports are not easy to train in such away.
Badminton is an indoor sport, and the temperature and humidity for indoor are mild. It is not like playing tennis outdoor, which is often exposed to the sun with high temperatures. This may cause the skin to get dehydrated. While for playing badminton indoor, it is not just that women will get good exercise. Better yet, they will keep the beauty of their skin.
4. Women’s rights
Because of physical differences, women are far less powerful than men in terms of strength and speed. But badminton is the most complex sport in terms of technical, and it is not all about strength and speed. Often, you can see a woman on the badminton court beat a man.
Badminton is a sport that emphasizes coordination, active stretching, footwork, and good playing skills. If you watch professional players play on the spot, you must envy their elegant movements. Unlike other sports, badminton is not emphasizing strength and physical confrontation, such as tennis.
Playing football or basketball is too rough for women to play. And if you can’t master tennis skills, you can’t even catch the ball.
While playing badminton, you can hit the shuttle back and forth with your partner a couple of times, even if you are totally amateur. You may find it fun by just playing a few times as the sport is very entertaining.
The Disadvantages of Playing Badminton
You cannot play alone
It is not like jogging or swimming, where you can do it solo. You will need a partner to play with you in badminton.
Cost of playing
There are also disadvantages to playing badminton. Sports injuries are inevitable once you play more. Typical badminton injuries are:
- Sprained Ankle
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Tennis Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Patella Tendonitis
You need to be careful and prevent yourself from getting injured while playing badminton. If you have an injury, then you need to get proper treatment. You should put on proper protective gear to reduce the chances of injuring your body when playing badminton.