4 Benefits of Sports Programs for Adults

As you grow up, your physical activity transitions from group efforts, in which everyone plays a role, to singularity, where you’re using the gym equipment alone or working out in your own space during an exercise class.

Yet, more recently, group sports for adults have started making a comeback. And, with North Haven Health & Racquet’s basketball and tennis courts, our facility makes a great place to start! Consider the benefits:

1. More Camaraderie

blog-bballYou already spend a large part of your adult life alone, sitting at a desk at work, driving, or running errands, so a sport gives you some much-needed contact.

And, unlike the competitive atmosphere of your workplace, teams tend to be a true group activity: You all rely on each other, you all get motivated from your efforts, and you start to get a sense of place. Essentially, you begin to relive your childhood sports efforts with other like-minded adults, and might have an opportunity to meet others in your community.

2. Less Stress

Life is stressful enough, so why not have a small break? A 2013 study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity shows adult sports can have such an effect.

3. Physical Activity Goes By Faster

Everyone’s counted down the minutes while at the gym at some point. So, when you plan to get in 30 minutes of activity a few times per week, make sure it’s something you enjoy.

At the same time, you’re getting all of the same benefits, including stronger bones and muscles and lessening heart disease risks.

4. They’re Easy to Join

Unlike that varsity squad, where you just missed the cut, most adult leagues are set up for enjoyment. So, rather than sweat through tryouts, watch a game, ask if you can join, and start to play!

When you’re looking for a court to play basketball, tennis, or racquetball, North Haven Health & Racquet has you prepared. Stop by our facility to see all we have to offer.