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Healthy Benefits of Playing Baseball

Baseball is the most favorite game in the United States. Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams having nine players in each team, who take turns batting and fielding. This sport develops eye-hand coordination, quick thinking, and reaction skills. While playing this game you have to do running, catching, throwing, and swinging a bat which provides tremendous strength and cardiovascular benefits. It is a great way to stay healthy and physically fit when played on a regular basis.

Healthy benefits of baseball

  •   Calorie Burn

According to MayoClinic.com, a person who weighs 160 pounds can burn 365 calories an hour playing baseball. The more your weight more calories will burn. Baseball players have to run a lot, especially at the time training, at that time more than 600 calories burned per hour. In this, there is a lot of movement like running, catching and even walking. All are the physical activities that can help to burn calories.

  •  Cardiovascular training

Cardio exercise strengthens your heart muscle and improves lung capacity, which you definitely get from running around the field. In baseball, you have to throw the ball at a significant distance. Repeatedly throwing ball will helps for muscular development. You have to run while fielder to catch a ball & also at the time of beating to draw runs. Running helps to improve your cardiovascular fitness.

  •  Hand-eye coordination

Pitching the ball and batting requires a great amount of hand-eye coordination. To have increased the ability to catch and throw the ball accurately once it is hit, so you need a good hand to eye coordination.

  •  Stress relief

Getting involved in a game of baseball develops mental focus, concentration and refreshes the mind from everyday distractions. It is a game of team. So you can spend time with your friends.

  •  Sharpen the mind

While playing this game you have to take a decision in a second & also you have to apply right strategy to win the game. So you have to keep your mind sharp and alert.

  •  Overall fitness

Baseball improves your health fitness. While playing baseball there is a continuous movement of the whole body. Playing game is nothing but doing exercise.   

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