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What are the benefits of soccer?

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2009-02-15 20:05:32
2009-02-15 20:05:32

it makes u strong and healthy and tall and skinny and um....u know all good stuff for ur body n all! :) you need to be able to work as a team you should work out at least 4 times a week and should eat healty you will be in great shape by the time you need to start playing

A study by Danish researches found that soccer players had more fun, shed more fat, built more muscle and were less tired than a comparison group who spent the same amount of time jogging. The researchers selected men with similar health profiles aged 31 to 33 and split them into groups of soccer players, joggers, and couch potatoes - who not surprisingly ended the three-month study in the worst shape. Each period of exercise lasted about one hour and took place three times a week. After 12 weeks, researchers found that the body fat percentage in the soccer players dropped by 3.7 percent, compared to about 2 percent for the joggers. The soccer players also increased their muscle mass by almost 4.5 pounds, whereas the joggers didn't have any significant change. Those who did no exercise registered little change in body fat and muscle mass.

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