What are the health benefits of football? Here are the five benefits of the beautiful game for your mind and body.
Football is a simple, universal sport that trains your endurance and cardio fitness thanks to the repeated running involved.
Football movements and skills are physical activities that help you become more toned and coordinated.
And as a team sport, football has numerous benefits for your mental health too!
Improve Your Endurance With Football
You may be envious of footballers being able to do bicycle kicks, but it's actually the running that's going to improve your endurance.
Football is a team sport that revolves around running. Adults will cover up to 10 km during a match.
As well as having fun sending free kicks into the back of the net and tackling everything that gets past the halfway line, you'll benefit from an endurance boost. When done regularly, your matches and training sessions will make your cardio and breathing even stronger.
Football Trains All Of Your Physical Abilities
So stretch out, boost your speed and stay balanced.
In football, you're not just playing with your feet! As with many team sports, you use all of your physical abilities. Whether you're diving to save goals or jumping for headers, you'll be stretching and working on your balance.
Running and accelerating will train your speed, which is one of the keys to this sport. And playing a sport that doesn't use your hands will greatly improve your skill!
Keeps You Mentally and Physically Fit
And to stay fit, you need to stay in formation!
Football isn't just about fitness; it's also about formation. Whether you play as a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3, football calls for team spirit and solidarity. You have to stick to your tactics, respect your teammates and communicate on the pitch to strengthen your team.
It's a sport that teaches you that the quality and potential of a team is more than the sum of its parts. A tight formation and dedicated team can beat a team of much better players. And that's great for your personal development.
Technical, Toning and Physical
Your entire body benefits from football.
Football gets you performing a whole range of movements and technical skills that will improve your physical fitness.
First up, running and controlling the ball with your feet will greatly help your coordination! Running, jumping and kicking will build muscle in your thighs, glutes and abs. What's more, the various technical skills enhance your proprioception and flexibility.
And if you're a goalkeeper, your reflexes, anticipation and agility will also be put through their paces. From muscle tone to flexibility and coordination, your entire body benefits from football.
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Designed for futsal players who've mastered all technical moves and who are looking for lightweight shoes and cushioning on smooth pitches.Looking for lightweight and flexible shoe for playing futsal? The CLR 900 offers exceptional comfort as you play thanks to the low weight of the sole and the material used for the upper.
Designed for young footballers learning their first technical moves playing one to two times a week. To support your child's first steps onto the football pitch, we have developed these F100 football shorts with a fluid, durable fabric to facilitate their movements on the pitch.
Designed for carrying and storing football equipment, also suitable for other sports. Transforms into a backpack. Looking for a bag with lots of compartments? We've developed the Away bag with 6 pockets, including 1 for your shoes, 1 central pocket, and 4 for your personal items. A locker in a bag!
Designed for young beginner footballers playing once or twice a week on hard natural or artificial pitches. Save time with its easy lacing system. This kids' football boot is supple and comfortable to wear. It has an insole with two cushioning zones (on the heel and arch).
Designed for young futsal players picking up technical skills (ball control, passing and shooting) on smooth pitches. Are you looking for trainers you can wear while you learn to play futsal? We've created the durable, versatile Agility 100 Sala so you can safely practise your new-found skills.
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Designed for young futsal players who master most technical moves and are looking for lightweight boots for use on smooth surfaces. Are you looking for comfortable, durable Futsal boots? The CLR 500 kids' boots are supple and comfy. It has an insole with two cushioning zones (on the heel and arch).
Designed for football coaches, allowing them to mark out the field for coordination exercises. To help your players coordinate their strides, we created this 3.20 m ladder with rigid rungs, with an exclusive "arrow" shape and identifying colour for increased visibility.
Designed for children looking for durable trainers with cushioning for playing 5, 7 or 11-a-side over three time a week on firm pitches.These children's football trainers ensure very good cushioning on firm pitches. These boots are supple and comfortable to wear. The sole gives you great footing.
Designed for your convenience! Are you looking for an extra bag for your dirty boots after matches? This Light bag is a large, flexible bag that folds into its own small pocket so you can throw it back in your kit bag.
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I love team sports which are intense and technical, and that's why I love floorball so much. I first picked up floorball when I was in poly and I have been hooked to the sports ever since.