Benefits and Disadvantages of Playing Badminton

February 2018

Often practiced as an outdoor game, badminton is, above all, an intensive sport that requires technical skills and endurance.

It is a sport that provides benefits to both children and adults who engage in it safely. However, there are also some disadvantages that should be considered.

Benefits

Playing badminton improves coordination, flexibility, reflexes, and balance. It exercises the glutei (during accelerations) and abdominal and dorsal muscles (during receptions and returns), and it is also responsible for reinforcing the joints.


Participating in the sport also helps to develop spatial perception and visual acuteness. Additionally, it improves endurance and fights against obesity, stress, and anxiety.

Disadvantages

Although badminton isn't a dangerous sport, some precautions should be observed when playing it. They include the risk of sprained ankles, knee injury, tendinitis, contusions, and shoulder or deltoid pain.


An annual medical consultation is advised, to check that heart, respiratory, ophthalmologic, and articular functions are strong enough for participation in the sport. Beginning at age 35, more advanced cardiac tests are required for competition.

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