Thursday, May 23, 2013
Doubles Anyone? Tackle Tennis
The mind-body connection of tennis goes even further - tennis players seem to have higher self-esteem and optimism, while having lower levels of depression, anger and anxiety. It's a perfect activity for anyone who wants to spend more time with their family or friends - even kids can take up the sport. Take a few minutes to stretch before any workout, especially a strenuous one like tennis, in order to prevent injury. Remember to hydrate with water or healthy sports drinks before, during and after playing, especially when you're playing in hot, humid weather or for extended periods of time. Anyone can take up tennis, but if you suffer from certain health conditions or are new to the sport, then it's a good idea to check with your doctor first.