What benefits does the practice of soccer provide for health?

In 1948, the First World Health Assembly proposed that a "World Health Day" to commemorate the founding of the World Health Organization.

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April 7 commemorates and raises awareness about global health. From FootballLab We take the opportunity to talk to you about the benefits of practicing football.

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and is practiced in most countries, it is an irrefutable fact. The nature of the game means that players can be sprinting, running fast or slow, and can even stand still.

Since the game during soccer is continuous, soccer is great for fitness and cardiovascular health. Soccer can be played by people of all ages and skill levels, and those of all sizes can do it equally well.

doProfits for the health of soccer practice?

  • Increases the aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health
  • Reduces body fat and improves muscle tone
  • Gives flexibility and strength
  • Increases muscle and bone strength, improving health due to changes between walking, running and sprinting.

Plus Benefits?

As it is generally a non-contact sport it teaches coordination, encourages teamwork and sharing, teaches “thinking on the go”, helps increase concentration, persistence and self-discipline skills, is a good way to meet people and do exercise with friends.

It can be an opportunity to increase confidence and self-esteem, and help reduce anxiety.

It requires very little equipment, so it can be played in the yard or in the park.

It's relatively easy to learn, so beginners can easily join in on the fun and play basic soccer for recess.

doHow to plan soccer practice?

Playing a basic soccer game does not require a large number of people or necessarily a field, although it would be ideal. If you're a fan, it can be as simple as hanging out with friends. Playing soccer just for fun can be done in backyards, streets or beaches. All you need is a ball ⚽.
Even so, there is much more to keep in mind when you want to be a ball professional or coach a team, which is why we encourage you to take our Master in physical preparation and injury prevention endorsed by the UCA and thus, always keep your team healthy.

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