Health Benefits of Playing Basketball

I’m not a professional basketball player. I don’t even watch basketball on television. If you’ll gonna ask me about who is my favorite basketball player I will answer you nothing. Just one thing I know is I love playing it.

During my high school and college life I thought joining in sport activities will be too hard me. It’s because I got easily breath in short gasps after exertion, like running in just a minute. So all throughout my childhood and teenage life I avoided putting myself in activities that needs too much exertion except when it is necessary.

Until I realized this year how important is exercise for my health. Yes I know it’s important when I was a nursing student before, but the problem is I do not apply it to myself. But it’s not too late to begin for a change right?

Here are the top 5 benefits of exercise that I like most:
1. It’s good for the heart. Exercise reduces LDL cholesterol, the kind that clogs arteries.

2. Exercise promotes weight loss. Research has shown that to manage weight, you should exercise energetically for at least 30 minutes a day.

3. Exercise is an excellent de-stressor. Exercise acts as a temporary diversion to daily stresses and it improves self-esteem.

4. Exercise prevents colds. Health experts believe that exercise spikes the immune system for a few hours each day, helping to ward off colds.

5. Exercise has anti-ageing effects. Recent literature suggests that the greatest threat to health is not the aging process itself, but rather inactivity.

It’s been almost 3 months that I don’t play basketball because of my busy schedule and laziness. But I really missed the feeling that while playing all of my stress is moving out of my body one by one. So yesterday I invited a friend to play with me right after work. I didn’t wear make-up cause I know it will just vanish when I got sweaty. 


I’m just a newbie so I don’t know the rules and tactics about playing basketball. Luckily my friend taught me somehow. Dribbling and shooting the ball is my favorite part. Even though I‘m not a shooter I really enjoyed it. All parts of my body produced sweat. And I know for sure that most of my clogged arteries have been unclogged after I play. Whew! I’m planning to play this again in a regular basis.

After the play I ate one of my favorite, the hot lugaw with tokwa!

That’s it for now, ba-bye. Be right back

28 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Playing Basketball

  1. EthelM says:

    My bf’s been reminding me to exercise for thirty minutes a day, but I’m just too lazy to do it! Would you recommend ways to help motivate people like me? hehe

  2. kaka16 says:

    I only love to watch basketball games but sometimes I also play it not with the pros but with my kids and nephews for fun. -KarenT

  3. GilCamporazo says:

    The sports everyone hates is the sports they occasionally play. Basketball is my pasttime kind of sports when I was a kid. I even burned my feet with the hot cemented floor of the basketball court which we used to play at the public plaza. I joined with some of my kids playing while I was just using a rubber slippers. I put them aside for they might be destroyed when I wear them while playing. But I didn’t anticipate the my feet be the one affected.

  4. GilCamporazo says:

    It was treated by a physician. The affected area in my foot was incised by a blae. It was too painful. That was when I was still a freshman high school.

  5. Roselle says:

    Haven’t played a real basketball, but I experienced one in H.S. just for fun. I think if I’m going to play this game it will be really exhausting because I’m small that’s why I’ll have to exert too much effort.

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