The game of Squash is a great upper and lower body workout, strengthening muscles and burning up to Protected content per hour - perfect for older people who are looking to stay healthy. Remember, Expert advises that older people looking for a more intense workout routine should aim for 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work the major muscles in their body.
You're constantly moving your body during a game of squash, chasing a ball that can reach speeds of up to 170mph in some games. So, playing a game of squash can improve the following aspects of your health:
Cardiovascular - You'll be running, leaping, and diving for that ball.
Flexibility and back strength.
Of course, you'll also be improving your hand-eye coordination and agility on the court. Your brain will constantly be working as you try to work out how and where to hit the ball, in order to gain an advantage over your opponent. Concentration is key during a game of squash. You've always got the be thinking ahead and looking to out-smart your rival - you cannot take your eye off the ball for a second.
Playing a game of squash can also help to reduce any stress that may have built up during the day or week. Much like going to the gym, taking your anger out on the squash ball is a great way of releasing any stress.
Away from the physical side of things, playing squash is also a great social activity.
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