When it comes to the sport of bowling, there are a plethora of health benefits no matter what your age. For children who are developing motor skills, this is by far one of the best ways to improve things such as hand to eye coordination and more. In this week’s blog, we focus on how well the activity works along with ways of improving your child’s development.
While many people have had the pleasure of bowling at least once in their life, this $10 million-dollar industry seems to carry on the legacy of being a great past-time for both individuals as well as families. However, one thing that is overlooked is bowling is a physical activity that can help engage and strengthen things like endurance and muscles.
In addition to strengthening muscles, other physical benefits can include, relief from stress and anxiety, to improving balance. Other than balance and relieving stress, if your child has slow motor skills, this is one of the best exercises you can offer him or her.
The game requires the body being in motion and understanding when to release the ball, this calls for sophisticated hand-eye coordination. Mental awareness of when to drop the ball and to use the markers on the lane creates a thorough concentration. Once the ball begins to careen down the alley, the eyes are focused on that movement, strengthening the eye muscles. Players who focus on their strategies are also keeping their other skills sharp.
While some would argue about keeping skills sharp and using gravity to hit a strike, others would agree the sport is one that can keep your coordination in excellent condition. In comparison, you will gain good upper and lower body flexibility and lower body fat as this is a form of aerobic activity as well.
Next time you’re looking for sport, your child can attach to, introduce him or her to this 5000-year-old game and watch how much they improve these physical and healthy attributes. In fact, in most cases, kids love the game and are willing to put down the remote control to enjoy a good time with friends and family, even if they aren’t concerned with the health benefits.
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