Health and Wellbeing
Small-sided football is one of the most effective and fun ways to keep fit in 2017.
Reach your fitness goals by scoring goals. Or at least trying to.
One of the best ways to keep fit is to regularly play the beautiful game, various scientific studies on small-sided football have highlighted the wide ranging health and wellbeing benefits that further cement the sport as the best game in the world.
With 61% failing of adults in the UK to meet national physical activity guidelines, 68% of men classed and ‘overweight’, and 32% of men with high blood pressure; the need maintain and healthy weight and to practice a healthy lifestyle has never been greater.
At Powerleague we offer a range of ways to get on the pitch and burn a few calories – from an adhoc weekend kick-a-bout with your mates under our floodlights, to one of our structured weekly leagues offering competitive football, to walking football for seniors.
All of our pitches feature 3G and 5G artificial turf that’s designed to be soften impact on the joints and decrease the likelihood of injury vs. sand based pitches.
Better overall workout than 11-a-side (Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 2010)
Better overall exercise than running or weightlifting (Krustup, 2010)
Better at improving fitness than swimming and cycling (British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015)
Can burn up to 800 calories in one 60-minute game (Allen et al, 1998)
Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol more than just running (Krustup, 2010)
Proven to reduce fat and increase muscle mass (Krustup, 2015)
Participation in sports has been shown to drastically improve children's motor skill development and educational potential (Sport and Development, 2016)
Proven to reduce stress and worrying more than 'passive' activities such as running (Krustup, 2010)