Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bowling's Health Benefits

Did you know?

Among bowling’s health benefits…

• Bowling burns roughly 240 calories per hour of activity.

• It strengthens and tones your arm, shoulder, chest, and leg muscles.

• It improves heart and respiratory fitness.

• It increases endurance while maintaining bone density.

• It speeds up your metabolism.

• An average bowler swings a bowling ball a full 360 degrees (200 degree

back swing, 160 degree down swing).

• An average bowler with a 16-pound ball swings 864 pounds full circle

in a three-game series (54 shots times 16 pounds per shot). That is

well over one-third of a ton.

• An average bowler walks an average of 60 feet per turn, or about

6/10 of a mile in a three-game series.

• The social aspect of bowling helps improve your mental outlook.

• Bowling is a lifetime sport. It is one of the few sports that allow you

to compete at a high level at an older age.

• Bowling provides an exercise option for those with physical limitations.

• The millions of dollars of scholarships awarded annually to youth

bowlers help them reach their educational goals, which keeps our nation

as a whole healthy.