As summer approaches and Covid-19 restrictions are eased, now is a great time to make the most of the physical and social benefits that can come from local recreational sports! Participation in local sports has been shown to help people be healthier, happier and more productive, whilst also bringing the local community together and benefiting the local economy.
As a chiropractor with 25 years experience, and avid sports lover, I have worked with an array of local sporting clubs in the Balwyn, Kew, Canterbury, Camberwell and Hawthorn areas. In fact, I was recently surprised to learn that there is over 165 different sporting facilities in the Boroondara area alone, which cater to the enormous amount of sporting groups and organisations throughout the area. With such a selection of sports, recreational activities and clubs to choose from, there is something for everybody of every age, and all health conditions.
This means that there is bound to be a local sport, or activity, which can get you up and outside to enjoy a bit of sunshine, as exercise is essential for our overall health and well-being, and recreational sports are a great way to achieve this whilst having some fun, and meeting people in the process.
Of course, there may be some people that are worried about the risk of injury that comes with sports, but the truth is – a sedentary lifestyle is far worse for your health than the risk that comes from playing sport! During my career I’ve treated many local athletes in Australian Rules Football, Cricket, Basketball, Soccer and Tennis, and I have been privileged to be associated with the Canterbury Cobras Football Club, the Balwyn Tigers Football Team, the Canterbury Cricket Club and the Hawthorn Basketball Association.
Although injuries can happen for those that play sport, someone who plays sport or engages in regular physical activity will always be healthier than someone that does not, and injury prevention and management is just as essential for successful athletes as it is for the average-joe.
So what are you waiting for?
Click on some of the links in this post to learn what some of the local sports are offered in the Boroondara area, and get yourself active this summer! And, if you do find yourself injured or are worried about whether you should participate in local sports, then book online for an appointment to come in and chat with us. Your body will thank you for it!