September 5, 2016

Bowling is a unique sport that is enjoyed by everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens. The low risk of injury makes it a popular game for older players. Currently, bowling is a $4 billion industry with over 3,000 bowling centers in the US. Besides being a fun and competitive game for people of all ages, bowling also offer numerous health benefits.

  1. Muscle Toning & Strengthening – As you are walking with the extra weight of the bowling ball in your hand, you are actually exercising your lower body.
  2. Weight Loss – Bowling can result in weight loss by kick starting your metabolism. Depending on the bowler, you can actually burn anywhere from 170 to 300 calories per game.
  3. Improve Social Lives – Building relationships from bowling leagues can ease loneliness, reduce stress and depression while increasing longevity.
  4. Reduce Risk of Disease & Improve Heart Health– Exercise, including bowling, lowers your risk of stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, increases bone density, improves circulation lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and helps your body utilize oxygen better.
  5. Hand Eye Coordination- Bowling is the perfect game for young people to sharpen their coordination skills, as well as for older people to refine tactics and coordination.

Health Benefits of Bowling Infographic- Facenda Whitaker Lanes



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