Volleyball is an amazing game that brings people together. Known as a beach sport, Volleyball is often misunderstood. It is a fun team sport that everyone should get into. Find out 3 benefits of the sport below.


3 Benefits of playing Volleyball

Team sports are some of the most fun activities we can do these days. One of the most exciting team sports played around the world is Volleyball. Said to be the sixth most popular sport in the world, Volleyball is loved by many and has even been a part of the Olympic games since 1964. Here in the Philippines, we may not see Volleyball being played as popular as football, futsal, badminton, or even basketball, but the sport still has a huge following. Simply ask how many people watch the Olympics Volleyball matches; the number will surprise you. That said, there are many benefits to playing Volleyball. Apart from the obvious, let’s look at three benefits below.

It can make you taller, maybe

Although research has yet to prove this statement concretely, there is a huge correlation in the number of times a person jumps and the height of the person. It is said that the more (and higher) a person jumps, the taller they will grow to be. It is estimated that a Volleyball player jumps an average of 300 times during one match. This alone should result in a significant height increase.

Even if this fact is not proven, just take a look at Volleyball players and you will notice their height as taller than the average person. There you have it – simple observation that Volleyball makes you taller.

It’s good exercise!

Like duh! Every sport is good exercise. Wrong! Volleyball is the best exercise because you get a full-body workout. Being in a team challenges you to use your mind and entire body to move and to keep that ball from touching the ground. You run from one side to the other to catch your opponent’s serve. When the ball nears you, you leap and smash it to the floor. All this movement results in extreme cardiovascular activity, increasing your heart rate and burning fat in the process. Not just for athletes, but for us who aspire to be fit, Volleyball presents a huge opportunity for fitness goals.

It’s cheap

Contrary to popular belief, Volleyball is not expensive to play. All you need is an open space or somewhere with a net. In the Philippines, Volleyball is generally played at the beach. All you need is a net and a ball. You can use a football if you have one handy. If not, you can also use a beach ball (which may turn out to be more fun). If you have a ball but don’t have a location, simply rent a badminton court. It’s got a net and a flat court similar to the Olympic gyms Volleyball tournaments are held in.

This low maintenance sport is amazingly effective at bringing people together. Call you friends and family to join in and you’ve got a team. Hit the beach with a ball and start the volley. You’ll notice strangers ask you if they can join in the game. How cool is that?!

Now that you know 3 benefits to Volleyball, it’s time for you to go out there and kick butt. Check out all the necessary Volleyball products from brands such as Wilson and Molten for a quick start.

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