If you’ve grown tired of your same old cardio and weightlifting routine, you might be looking for a change in your exercise regimen. Your workout might be due for a change. How about an activity with that will get you in shape, widen your circle of friends, and recapture the camaraderie of being on a team? How about indoor soccer?
While these benefits might be enticing enough, considering the following additional perks you’ll enjoy from indoor soccer.
It’s a Fun, Social Activity
Playing a sport is a great way to meet like-minded folks who are at a similar stage in life and who enjoy doing similar activities. When you are on a team and see your teammates several times a week for an entire season, you get to know each other and become friends. Many adults who play soccer consider practices and games to be an important part of their social life. Most continue to play for many years because it’s so much fun, and often consider their team to be part of the family.
Exercise for your Brain
Running mindlessly on a treadmill might be great cardio, but it, along with most other forms of cardio, doesn’t require a lot of brain power. Indoor soccer does. Aside from the workout your legs, heart and lungs will enjoy, the concentration required to keep up with this fast-paced game will help improve cognitive brain function. And improving foot-eye coordination by syncing up motor skills with visual stimuli strengthens your brain’s neurotransmitters.
It’s widely known about the benefits of exercise and its associated feel-good endorphins, but consider how enjoyable pounding a soccer ball into the back of the net will feel after a long day at work. There are countless studies supporting the fact that exercise reduces stress and promotes good mental health.
Unlike many team sports, indoor soccer is very affordable. It does not require the expensive equipment that some other sports do. A pair of comfortable soccer cleats and shin guards are all you’ll need to participate.
Why not get some friends together and consider forming an indoor soccer team for the upcoming winter season? Men’s leagues play 6 on 6 and coed and women’s leagues play in teams of seven. For more information on our adult indoor soccer leagues, call Apex Indoor Sports at (682) 518-8844. If you don’t have a team and are not able to form one, ask about adult free agent indoor soccer.