If you’ve been contemplating organising a weekly 5-aside-football game, you must plunge in and take that step. Whether it’s because you want to have a fun and enjoyable game with your mates or you want to relive your passion for the sport, the life benefits of playing regularly five-a-side football are undeniably significant and cannot be missed out, these include:
Improves your physical fitness
Playing an exhilarating game of five-a-side with your mates increases your body’s agility, flexibility, and overall fitness levels. In this way, your stamina and speed levels spike and you lose fat, all that while having fun. The regular stretching and warm-up session before the game promotes blood circulation and facilitates the lowering of cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, while also keeping your muscles and bones healthy.
Meeting up with friends and socialising with new people
Most of your working hours are spent with people from your department. This limits your network to just a handful of people throughout the workplace.
Being a group game, a five-a-side football game gives you a fantastic excuse to leave your house and mingle with a new group of passionate and energetic individuals like you. Not only do you get to enjoy kicking the ball with your mates, but you also get to mingle with new team members and socialise with them. This increases your social circle and improves your networking skills.
Hones your team-building skills and competence
Playing a fun and intense sport like football automatically brings you and your colleagues closer as a team and improves your relationship. It is a good exercise. Assembling in the football pitch, playing, planning, and strategizing together and cheering each other promotes a certain camaraderie.
By engaging in a game with four other teammates, you get to experience team building and coordination. Exercising together as well as communicating with each other and strategizing during the game increases this formidable skill. And also, your competence in becoming a better player.
Improves your mental health and state of mind
Studies time and time again have shown the impact of a five-a-side football game on mental health.
This sport involves intense physical activity and exercise, which is known to release hormones like endorphins and serotonin that are responsible for uplifting your mood and keeping your spirits high.
Football allows you to put your head into the game and participate in it fully. This enables you to expel all the pent-up emotions and frustrations into the game and play it as intensely as possible. After the game, you find yourself in a fresh mental state, and a positive frame of mind, ready to take on any challenge or hurdle life throws at you.
Builds motivation, focus, and leadership skills
A football game is challenging and compels you to put all your focus and energy on playing to the best of your ability. This enthusiasm and energy get directly transmitted to work after a fulfilling round of the game each week. This, in turn, motivates you to bring your best version to work as well to your personal life and give your all to it.
Do it for a while, and you will see miraculous improvements in work performance and productivity in your personal and professional life.
These above reasons prove that engaging in a weekly sport such as five-a-side football can impact your professional and personal life positively, all while keeping you fit and healthy.