Improves Cardiovascular Health
This is probably one of the best benefits of playing Football. The average player runs about 8 to 11 kilometers in a full game. The constant walking, jogging and running help keep the player’s heart rate up, providing an excellent cardiovascular exercise. This constant movement helps players strengthen their hearts, resist plaque build-up in the coronary arteries, reduce their blood pressure and burn excess calories.
Increase Confidence and Self-Esteem, and Helps to Reduce Anxiety
Building physical strength and endurance help build confidence in a player both on and off the field. Confidence and self-esteem not only impact sports performance, but also performance in school, career, family life, and friendships. Also, as with all forms of exercise, the feel-good endorphins released into the body after a match are major stress and anxiety reducers. Several studies point to exercise as being a highly effective treatment for depression and anxiety.
Perhaps the most obvious skill, but an important one nonetheless. Playing a team sport can help you contribute better to a team at work. Team sport requires communication, trust and compromise – all skills that are useful in professional situations. Applying these skills in the office can make you a better player in your department