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Why you Should Play Baseball

Baseball commands a huge following in the US, South America and even parts of Europe. Maybe it’s because it’s not complicated like other sports. The sport has not lost its relevance despite the buzz that was created by video games which has decreased the number of people participating in activities. In fact, most families play baseball when they are passing time during national holidays. There are also some people that make a fortune by participating in the sport. As a matter of fact, some people believe that baseball should be played by professional athletes only due to its risky nature. On the contrary, everyone can play the sport regardless of age or any other factor. In case you didn’t know, playing baseball comes with many benefits that are backed by facts. Here is a list of reasons why you should consider playing baseball when you are not busy.

1. It’s Safe


Most people avoid playing baseball due to fear of fatal injuries. Although there have been several cases of deaths that have been reported in the past. There is always a way of avoiding the risks. Wearing proper protective gear is the surest way of protecting your body from the impact of a stray ball. A helmet should be worn at all times when the game is in play. It’s also important you wear Bat Sleeves as they help in absorbing the impact of the ball when you are in a catching position. And it doesn’t end there. You have to put on some gloves when waiting to hit the ball with a bat. This helps in ensuring that the bat doesn’t slip through your hands and injure other players.


2. Interact with Others


If you have been living a solitary life, it’s high time you considered adopting baseball as a new hobby. This is because the sport will give you an opportunity to meet new people. In fact, baseball fans usually form teams that go to different places to compete among themselves. It’s during such interactions with other teams that you can meet people that can become part of your support group. There are actually families that play the sport during reunions as it helps them catch up with each other.


3. Maintain Healthy Weight

Playing baseball contributes by a great deal towards staying fit. This is because you get to burn hundreds if not thousands of calories as you chase the ball around the field. In fact, you can never be overweight due to the fact that the body consumes all excess fats to generate energy that you need to keep you going. It also saves you from the trouble of lifestyle diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes. Besides that, it exposes you to sunlight so that you get vitamin D, an essential nutrient that strengthens the bones. And as an added bonus, the sport teaches you to coordinate the movement of your hands with the eyes. In fact, this comes naturally as you follow the ball with your eyes as you try to catch it.

4. Boosts Muscles Strength


Chasing the ball helps in strengthening the muscles in your legs. Throwing the ball also enhances the muscles that are in your arms. In fact, playing baseball more often guarantees that you will experience increased flexibility in the joints. But most importantly, the sport rewards you with improved lean muscle mass so that you can have more tolerance.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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