Physical Health and Other Benefits of Playing Basketball as an Adult
Playing basketball as an adult has a multitude of social, mental and physical benefits. It is a great workout that also allows you to socialize, reduces stress and enhances your ability to work within a team.
- Shooting hoops burns 300 calories an hour
- Playing a half-court game brings it up to 558 an hour
- Playing a full court game will burn around 747 calories an hour
According to the Heart Foundation of Australia, it is recommended to do at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity every day of the week. Research has confirmed that it’s never too late to start being active, and people of all ages can improve their health and well-being by starting some moderate-intensity activity, like basketball!