Soccer can be a great workout and lots of fun. The health benefits include that it:

1. Increases aerobic capacity and cardiovascular health

2. lowers body fat and improves muscle tone

3. builds strength, flexibility and endurance

4. Increases muscle and bone strength

5. Improves health due to shifts between walking, running and sprinting.

6.teaches coordination

7.promotes teamwork and sharing

8.teaches you to ‘think on the run’

9. helps to increase skills in concentration, persistence and self-discipline.

10. Is a great way to meet people and exercise with friends.

11. Can provide an opportunity to increase your confidence and self-esteem, and help to reduce anxiety

12. Requires very little equipment so it can be played in the backyard or park.

13 is relatively easy to learn, so beginners can easily join in the fun and play basic soccer for recreation

14. Is an international sport.

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