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Health Benefits of Playing Basketball

INDOZONE.ID – Basketball is a fun sport that is suitable for all ages.

The main objective of the game is to score points by shooting the ball through the ring.

Usually the game of basketball is played in teams. One team consists of five players.

The following are the benefits of basketball as quoted from Healthline:

1. Strengthen muscle endurance

Playing basketball can increase muscle endurance to build upper and lower body strength. Playing basketball can also strengthen your core and back muscles.

2. Improve heart health

According to research from 2019, basketball increases the resting heart rate or pulse of a person in a relaxed state. This has a positive effect on cardiorespiration.

Cardiorespiration is the ability of the heart system and blood vessels to take oxygen and distribute it throughout the body, especially active tissue so that it can be used in the body’s metabolic processes.

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3. Reduce stress

Physical activity releases endorphins, which are the feel-good or happiness hormones. Endorphins can improve mood, relax the mind and reduce depression.

4. Strengthens bones

Research from the 2018 Trusted Source found that playing team sports has a positive effect on bone strength. People who play handball (basketball and volleyball) and soccer have been shown to have higher bone mineral density than those who do not move much.

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