If you have brittle bones or have a family history of weak bones, badminton is an excellent activity to take up. It boosts the activity of cells that form bones, making it the ideal exercise for those suffering from osteoporosis. Additionally, it helps bind the calcium in your bones’ matrix, making them denser and stronger.
Badminton involves fast-paced physical action, but it also gives your mind a good workout. Anticipating the opponent’s move in a split second and reacting to it builds your mental faculties, making you more agile while sharpening your thinking skills and concentration.
A few games of badminton a week are all you need to bring those notorious cholesterol levels under control. Regularly playing badminton boosts good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers levels of bad cholesterol (LDL).
Apart from being an excellent cardio exercise, playing badminton gives your waist, abs, quads, calves, hamstrings and butt a solid workout. This is exactly what makes it a great sport to play if you want to burn calories and tone your muscles at the same time.
With the risk of Type II diabetes threatening 1 in 3 children born in the 21st century (according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the need to prevent it is urgent. Playing badminton helps pack in enough physical activity in an hour to significantly decrease the production of sugar by your liver, thereby reducing fasting blood sugar levels and helping improve diabetes.