When I was young I have a weak body, I am so thin and I easily got sick specially in the lungs part because I think when I am still a baby I was diagnose with bronchitis. if I over play specially if it involves running expect that I will cough my throat out at night and by tomorrow I can’t go to school because I am sick. I’ve been sickly until fifth grade but I lost already the interest in outdoor games. When I reach around 3rd year High School one of my classmate introduce to a sport badminton. at first I find it boring and I don’t like it because I will hold the racket and exert energy to pass back the shuttlecock to my opponent and if your unlucky to face an opponent who is good with the sport he will play hard and make you run to catch up with shuttlecock. So I didn’t continue it. I prefer watching Television and listening to music. When I go to college they have this intramural its like a sport fest which every department should take part in the sport, in our department no one would like to take part except in basketball and volleyball so what the professor did who is in charge for the badminton is he pick random student from every subject that he handle and I was being chosen yikes! not good at all. but as we do the 3x a week practice I come to enjoy it. I like how I sweat by stretching from side to side just to batter the shuttlecock, the movement is natural and it makes my body feel good, my mind is relax it makes me feel happy. that how I started enjoying and engaging myself to play badminton.
Common Health Benefits
Badminton is an active sport in which the player’s entire body gets a workout. This starts with the muscles and extends to the internal organs – the heart and lungs. Here are some changes that you may notice in your body and health once you begin playing badminton regularly.
Heart Health – your heart health relies on cardio exercises. This means increasing your heart rate to improve blood flow throughout your body. Since badminton is a sport where there are periods of rest followed by active swinging and movement, the sport can be considered one of the finer interval training elements. Those who exercise and play sports regularly tend to experience lower cholesterol levels as well as lower risks for cardiac disease.
Mobility – Mobility is a problem that many of us experience trouble with as we age. Keeping active throughout your life can help to prevent these problems in mobility. Badminton is an active sport that will keep you moving throughout the matches and thus, improving your mobility each time you play. Keeping mobile is important as it keeps your joints lubricated, preventing arthritis and similar afflictions from developing.
Flexibility and muscle strength– flexibility and mobility go hand in hand. The more you move, the more flexible you become, especially in a sport like badminton where swinging and reaching are constants. In addition to improving flexibility, players also gain muscle strength and endurance. Over time, muscles build up and gain endurance, allowing you to play better and for longer.