Obesity remains a huge problem in Australia, especially with the gastronomic revolution in the country which is greatly influenced by the ever-growing cultural diversity of the country. To fight this serious health problem, fitness facilities are proliferating, especially in economically capable communities whose residents can afford the expensive fees of customised fitness programs and memberships.

However, despite the boom in health centres or gyms, many are simply not inclined to join the exercise movement these places promote, even if fitness programs promise to be fun. Well, people really have different preferences, and in some communities in Melbourne, the idea of improving the health and fitness of community members is not promoted by gyms through the use of the latest fancy exercise equipment. Rather, they encourage the practice of keeping fit by engaging in a sport that young and old, and men and women, can all play together.

Netball sport in Airport West is what gets families and friends out of their homes to sweat those extra pounds away. So, how does it manage to do that?

First of all, it’s a much-beloved sport.

Secondly, it delivers a high-energy game. Even if you’re not playing, you’re actually likely to burn calories due to the energy and excitement radiating from the competition. For players, meanwhile, they get to work out different parts of their body and improve their agility as they play. A single game can definitely burn a lot of calories.

Thirdly, it’s simply more fun because it’s a team sport. Most of the time, people just don’t want to do things alone and that’s pretty much how it is when you’re at the gym — you may have a lot of people around you, but you’re essentially an aggregate. You surely can’t be a lonely player in netball, especially at Melbourne Social Netball, because everybody is required to work together to achieve a win. Also, it can take away too much of the focus on the self; rather, people make sure to work with others to achieve the same goal, which is a win. You encourage others as much as they encourage you, and these dynamics never fail to get people doing their best physically and mentally while also enjoying themselves.

Fourth of all, netball games are social events. There are always new people joining, and you’re competing with other teams; just because you’re battling each other on the court doesn’t mean you can’t be friends once the game’s over. For friendly, sociable folks, netball games are perfect opportunities to get a workout, meet like-minded people, and create good relationships.

And lastly, it’s a competition. People’s mindsets change when something is a competition. They are not afraid to push their bodies to the limit when there are real opponents and they know what’s on the line. Plus, the idea of winning does wondrous things for people’s confidence, and “can-do” people commit to doing what’s best for themselves and others.

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