The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

The Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise

July 2012


Staff Who Play Together, Stay Together

Published on July 31st, 2012, 19:52. in General.
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Relationships, we can’t avoid them. We are in relationship with our family, friends, partners, spouses, co-workers and even our pets. The quality of our relationships have a big impact on our personal wellbeing. The relationships we spend the most time engaged in are going to have the biggest influence on our well being, and sense of self. For most of us, work is where we spend most of every week day and so keeping good relationships with co-workers is not only good for the staff, but also good for the company. There have been many studies done on the benefits of team sports. They demonstrated that people felt much more cohesion as a group, building respect, and trust.

Playing a team sport such as indoor cricket is a great way for staff to get to know each other. People who share a common goal naturally tend to pull together, overcoming differences and building stronger bonds between those on the same team. Indoor cricket has none of the weather constraints and can be played all year round. Games are fast and thrilling and teams can be mixed sexes. Why not consider offering places in the company team as part of the benefits package received by the employees?! It is a relatively low cost effective morale booster. Uniforms that proudly display company logos, team names or perhaps nick names for the players are another great way to bring a team’s spirits up as well as great advertising.

If regular weekly games are not what you are after as your company has too many employees then consider organising multiple teams that play each other in tournaments over a weekend on a quarterly or half yearly basis. Be flexible, that’s another one of the benefits your staff and management will learn as they play together and get to know each other and their strengths.

People reported better relationships with management and supervisors after playing with them in team sport, getting to know each other on a friendly personal level helped them to be more aware of their similarities rather than feeling like they were unapproachable. On an individual level, staff who take part in team sports reap the fruits of greater health and fitness which in turn lowers stress levels and makes them better employees. In short, it helps people feel happy, healthy and connected with others. Could your company do with its own indoor cricket team? Why not give it a try, form your staff team today and see for yourself.


Exercise Made Easy with Indoor Sports

Published on July 3rd, 2012, 19:48. in General.
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As kids we used to spend hours playing sports – back then, all you needed to play a good game of cricket was some rocks, a rickety old bat, even a fence paling would do, and at a push, a tennis ball. Yes, back before we started playing organised sport at school it is amazing what fun we used to have with the minimum of equipment. It was also an easy way to keep fit and healthy. If you are a little nostalgic for your youth and looking for a more fun way to exercise than riding a bike or running around on a track that goes nowhere, you can play indoor sports might offer an alternate and a more enjoyable solution.

Indoor sports provide you with a lot more of a fun way to exercise and a great way to meet people. You can also get the guys at work involved for a spot of team building. Nothing is quite as satisfying as a game of action cricket as a way to unwind from a hard day’s work. What is just as great is that indoor sports can be made up of teams of various different age groups – you can take your kids with you and enjoy a fun-filled game of cricket, volleyball, netball, soccer or handball which are among the many indoor sports you can play together.

Of course, indoor sports also provide a great way for those of us that are too busy for full games of sports – even a limited overs cricket game can take all day – how many of us can spare the whole day to enjoy a game of cricket? Indoor cricket, however, is over in a few hours and can be played in a single evening.

The rules for indoor sports are usually slightly different to those for sports played out of doors. This is because the field of play is usually a good deal smaller. When it comes to indoor volleyball, netball and handball, the fields are usually about the same size but indoor soccer and cricket are played on fields that are much smaller. As a result, the rules are adjusted accordingly.

As a general rule, indoor sports Brisbane can be played with teams of mixed ages and genders as well. Although the games can get pretty competitive, the emphasis is usually more on having fun than on winning the game unless you want to be in graded competitions. It is great for building a great team spirit and is also good to foster a great team ethic in kids.

That is not to say that the games don’t get heated – indoor sports can become pretty intense as well simply because they are played in such close quarters and over a shorter time frame. It is even possible to set up a competitive league if that is what you are looking for. In short, indoor sports can offer something for everyone – from the ultra-competitive to the sportsperson just looking for a friendly match.


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