Benefits Of Playing Volleyball

Nowadays there is much talk about the benefit of volleyball, as a team sport, to individuals. Both man and woman of different ages can simply go and play volleyball, which can be either indoors, at the beach or outdoors. This benefit is said to be even bigger than that of other more popular sports. Maybe the most popular of team sports is soccer but there are also others, like volleyball, that have the same important effects for the participants. Volleyball, is unfortunately a neglected sport. It has neither been promoted as should have been nor it is of the most popular among young people. However it has positive consequences on people that like to take part in it.

First of all, it helps people to stay healthy and to preserve physical fitness, as it happens with other sports. At the same time it is a way, for young people, to release tension without turning to dangerous outlets such as violence and crime.

Another benefit of volleyball, is its contribution to the development of solidarity and cooperation between the members of the team. The common effort, brings individuals that participate in a volleyball game, closer to each other, while this game gives them the chance to cooperate for the best possible result.

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From all the benefits that are described here, anyone can understand that this sport does not fall short in comparison to other sports. But despite its advantages few people take part in it. The main reason for this is that volleyball is not promoted by the mass media, while at the same time families and schools does not encourage young people to participate, because they think soccer, track and fields and basketball are the best ways of exercise.

However, in the last few years there is a trend to teach volleyball more often in gym classes. It is important that this trend be continued. Volleyball teaching in schools should become more systematic and at the same time young people should be encouraged to take part in volleyball games especially if this agrees with their personal inclinations.


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At the same time the mass media should promote the sport through the broadcasting of volleyball matches or TV programmes that give information about the sport. This way people will discover volleyball and the new dimensions that the sport offers.

One good way of being fit and burning fat is to engage in playing volleyball. Studies have shown that about 45 minutes of volleyball burns an amount reaching to 585 calories. Through consistent exercise, this workout could burn a total 213,525 calories in just one year which is equivalent to an amount of about 61 pounds of stored body fat.

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Playing volleyball enhances energy levels fueling up a person’s capacity to perform well. For those individuals who want to be in a good shape and enhance the legs and lower extremities of the body, playing volleyball can also turn into the best solution.

Apart from being a good routine to promote hand-eye coordination and develop fast reflexes, playing volleyball is also a good workout to build up leg muscles and to keep it fit and firm. Even though there are a lot of traditional ways to improve leg muscles, playing volleyball is the most effective way to achieve fuller, firmer amazing legs.

In conclusion, volleyball, like every sport, has positive results on individuals and so it is necessary for more people to realize the benefits of these results and make the effort to learn and enjoy the game.



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