Learn to Play & Love Pickleball

Pickleball Friends Improve Your Health

by Stacie Townsend

Pickleball Friends Improve Your Health | Pickler Pickleball

Pickleball is such a special sport because of the community surrounding pickleball. By picking up a pickleball paddle, you will undoubtedly make new friends and foster relationships that go well beyond the pickleball court. These relationships, founded on the sport of pickleball, will have tremendous effects on your health, as people who have strong social connections and relationships (1) have better health, (2) live longer, and (3) are happier.

More specifically:

  • If you have ever laughed with a pickleball player on the pickleball court, then you increased your immune system, improved your brain function, increased your blood flow and respiration, and improved your blood pressure.
  • If you have ever high-fived, fist-bumped or even hugged a pickleball friend on the pickleball court, then you reduced your stress, decreased depression, and improved your heart's healing process.
  • If you have ever celebrated a point or a win, or even a milestone like a birthday, with a pickleball player on the pickleball court, then you improved your heart function, reduced your stress, and improved your hormonal, cardiovascular, and neurological functions.

In other words, play pickleball, laugh on the pickleball court, and celebrate your love of the sport of pickleball with your friends. If you do that, you will (1) improve your health, (2) live longer, and (3) be happier - who doesn't want that? Play more pickleball!

Reference - J. Guenther 2016, Why Healthy Relationships and Are Good for Your Heart (+3 Ways to Cultivate Them), Johnson Fitness




    Stacie Townsend
    Stacie Townsend

    Author



    Leave a comment

    Comments will be approved before showing up.


    Also in Pickleball Blog

    John
    John "The People's Champ" Davison Revs It Up On and Off the Pickleball Court

    by Stacie Townsend

    What I always find interesting about pickleball players is learning who they are and what they do off the court. I can't tell you how many times I have been surprised at how multi-faceted and how multi-talented the person across from me at the pickleball net really is. Now, let me tell you about the multi-talented John "The People's Champ" Davison...

    Read More

    Time-Out or No Time-Out? | Pickler Pickleball
    Time-Out or No Time-Out?

    by Stacie Townsend

    Did you know that there is an entire section of the 2020 Official Rulebook for USA Pickleball that is devoted exclusively to time-outs? Get the scoop on the standard time-out in pickleball, as well as offer some advice of when and how to use a time-out on the pickleball courts!

    Read More

    Pickleball Is the Ultimate Family Activity | Pickler Pickleball
    Pickleball Is the Ultimate Family Activity

    by Stacie Townsend

    As the saying goes, families that play together, stay together! Especially, when they play pickleball together! Learn why pickleball is the ultimate family activity!

    Read More