06 Jun Keep calm and play squash
Fast paced with lots of twists and turns, it is hardly surprising that squash has so many fantastic health benefits. The confined space and rapid pace of the game entails stretching, leaping and endurance.
Introducing squash into your life can help your cardio fitness allowing loads of oxygen to be pumped around your body boosting muscular strength, flexibility, core stability and hand eye co-ordination.
It even helps to improve your mental health by giving you a release from the strains of the day and by exercising your brain. High levels of concentration are required to defeat your opponent by keeping your eyes and racket on the little ball as it bounces off wall and floor.
‘Doing 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week, like squash, reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, colon cancer and depression!’ Nurse Liz
On top of all this, squash is the perfect summer sport for all of us living in the UAE with lots of indoor air-conditioned squash courts available to use all over the country.
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