Formally gymnastic is the exercise for developing and presenting physical alertness and coordination. If I say that it is a base for all sports and physical activities then I am not wrong at all. Gymnastic the world largest dynamic and daring sport that athletes perform on uneven bars and balance beam to show acrobatic feats-leap, turns, flips, handstand and many more. Let me discuss a few health benefits of gymnastics.
The Good thing:
Gymnastic is a sport that plays a vital role in athletes life on a daily basis and teaches them many positive lessons and skills that they can utilize in their life and help them to grow as a person as well as a gymnast. I let you know some of the common ones
- Discipline requires to stay focus on a goal to achieve success means you might miss out on any event such as birthday’s, school function, sleepovers if you are really serious about your sport.
- Gymnast learn how to be tough and push themselves through the pain soreness and injuries
- Gymnasts while training not only learns to balance their body on the beam but also develop a habit to balance their life.
- Determination skill gets polished because one needs to be a focus and determine to achieve the goal.
- Consistency is a key to success and each gymnast learn by keep trying over and over and never giving up.
Benefits of Gymnastics:
Gymnastic is not just a sport actually it benefits your body and mind and also an ideal way to stay fit and fight against the varied diseases. When you identify the health incentive of getting involved in gymnastics then you can develop a routine to get the best out of it regarding health. Well, I am discussing some major advantages that going to be beneficial for your health.
(1) Increase Flexibility:
People who don’t exercise make their body stiff whereas with gymnastic you can condition your muscles more flexible which helps to reduce the chances of injury and also preventing people from forcing the limbs motion to an extreme extent. Regular routine practice gives you good control over your body
(2) The Cure for many Diseases:
Gymnastic work as a barrier to the prevention of several diseases including asthma, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes. The consistent routine in the gym helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a well-balanced diet.
(3) Healthy Bones:
Practicing gymnastics makes the body and bones stronger and healthy which is really important to stay in a shape and it’s also good for kids to develop their bones at a young age. As people grow especially women experience a loss in bone mass and if they get involve in weight-bearing moves in early age then it helps them to preserve bone density and save them from developing a bone disorder that sometime appears later in the age.
(4) Burn Calories:
If you continue your routine of gymnastic on daily basis you burn your calories which aids to tone up your body and build muscles due to engaging the legs, arms, back, shoulder and abs muscles. People who stick to the gymnastic routine have the potential to have a proportionate slim body.
Gymnasts when perform they need to have a certain amount of concentration to carry out their moves properly without risking themselves. And if they continue this practice they will notice that their coordination improves not only inside the gym but also in different aspects of their life.
(6) Improvement in Cognitive Behavior:
Gymnastic beside dealing with the physical fitness also proved beneficial for improving concentration and mental focus, really important aspect, especially in a kid because their time span to focus certain situation are very short. Kid gymnasts get the opportunity to unwrap their imagination and come up with the solution as they learn and practice their routines.
(7) Psychological Effect:
As we all know that the athletes start the training very early age and that why with the passage of time and constant training make their body automatically respond with fluidity in the movement in each event. But as they grow old the routine becomes tough and fierce and some ability to manage the pressure whereas others develop anxiety which can easily ruin the performance. So with the functional training of techniques, moves, and strengths you also need to have mental training from an early age. There is a sports psychology professional available to help on relaxation technique and progressive mental training program which help to reduce the anxiety. Begin with a small technique such as visualization and carry on step by step not too fast and eventually athletes able to conquer their fears.
(8) Social Benefits:
Getting involve in Gymnastic proved very beneficial for kids. It furnishes them with the skill to handle the emotional and physical challenges of life which they face as they grow. Gymnastic give them an opportunity to correspond and work together as a team with the same age group and also able to engage with adults. Some skills such as taking instruction and the following direction improve as well as confidence.
(9) Motor Skill
Play a major role in building range of motor skills and coordination skills and also help them to develop a good sense of their body awareness which assists them in using their different parts of a body in a different way. People develop more body awareness and coordination in gymnastics and that help them later in other physical activities and sports.
(10) Skeletal Benefits:
According to the research conducted and published in “Journal of Bones and mineral research” by Deakin University proves that people who were a part of gymnastics had considerably big bone density radius and that’s why they have large forearms and upper arm muscles compare to non-gymnasts.
I discussed the benefits of gymnastics above in my article but it doesn’t mean that we can deny the reality of the risk injury gymnasts has to face while participating in gymnastics. Participant between 11 to 13 age is most vulnerable around 50.7 percent experienced knee, ankle and wrist injury in the past. This is the sport with the highest rate of injury among the girls as compared to boys, and also consider one the most dangerous sports.