Bowling after Christmas celebrations

December 26, 2018

YOU may be thinking of shedding some pounds after the parties but you find it tedious to do because you still have that “post momentum” effect of holidays and all you want is to rest, sleep and relax.

We find one effective sweating activity for you which you would surely enjoy doing with your friends – bowling.

Bowling is enjoyed by millions of people around the world and continues to grow through entertainment mediums such as video games for home consoles and hand held devices.

Bowling is an anaerobic type of physical exercise, similar to walking with free weights.

This game would definitely burn calories and make muscle groups that are not usually exercised work.

The flexing and stretching in bowling works tendons, joints, ligaments, and muscles in the arms and promotes weight loss. Apart from the physical benefits it also has psycho-social benefits, strengthening friendships or creating new ones in groups.

Like any other physical activity, warming up helps to prevent injuries. Checking the soles of shoes for sticky objects helps to avoid falls.

Since bowling balls are heavy with varying weight ranges, to avoid back and wrist injury they should be picked up with both hands. It’s recommended to bend one’s knees while picking up bowling balls to avoid back injuries. The bowling ball return mechanism has a driven wheel, and bowlers should keep their hands clear of it.