By: Loyola Staff
It’s the time of year when college sports enthusiasts and basketball fans look forward to college basketball’s single-elimination, Division 1 basketball tournament. Basketball is a fun sport to watch from the crowd stands and a great option to add to your fitness plan:
Basketball is a great exercise option that can burn several hundred calories per hour. Add basketball to your regular fitness routine for a full body workout
Build balance and coordination
Basketball can help you improve your balance and coordination skills. You’ll run up and down the court and complete plays which trains your muscles while helping you to be more balanced on your feet.
Promotes cardiovascular health
Basketball is can support your heart health. Your heart rate increases as you keep moving on the court. It also helps in building endurance, which is important when you want to make sure that your heart is healthy.
Bored with your current fitness routine? Basketball provides friendly competition while you burn calories.
Provides strength training
Basketball helps in the development of lean muscle. It can help develop your lower back, neck, deltoids, traps and core muscles. It also makes your legs stronger, and the movements like shooting and dribbling help strengthen your arms, hand muscles, and wrist flexors.
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