Whether you are a football fan or a player, watching the game on the screens or the pitch, introduce some goodness not only to your eyes only but your brain and health. Many people consider the whole watching thing as a waste of time of which they are wrong just take your time and imagine a world without football boaring. I do not say this because am one of them, I have experienced the benefits of taking part as a football fan and to prove my point right, here are some benefits of watching football. Top benefits associated with football watching;
Relaxation, enjoyment, and distraction
It helps you to relax the nerves after work or stressful encounter; Resting helps to give calm the proper nervous co-ordination in the body. Watching football can provide an entertaining time from activities of daily life. Unlike a movie, a football game does not contain thoroughly scripted, ending and pre-ordained plot. In football, there is drama, athletic feats, colorful uniforms, tension, and strategies.
Watching football is a no drug or non-pharmacological. A treatment model for depressed and stressed patients. It can improve your mood during a depression and also stimulate neuronal activities in the brain which in turns drop stress hormone level down.
Social interactions and bonding
Watching football can bring a lot of people together from different classes, including people from diverse backgrounds and religions who would otherwise not interact with each other. Football can be a good excuse to hold a party. And like the weather, football is the cuisine to initiate conversations with strangers. This is the time that people put aside their differences to support the hometown team together.
Watching football mimics some aspects of real life watching players and coaches cooperate and remain confident and calm under pressure can inspire your own life. Only don’t take the imitation too far by wearing helmet and pads to work on something small.
Catharsis or emotional release
Watching football allows behavior and certain outbursts that may not be permitted elsewhere. Imagine screaming and yelling, painting your face and even removing your shirt or T-shirt on a date or at a dinner party. You will only get this on a football pitch.
Eliminates various aspects of life
When watching a football match, you tend to forget about everything going on at that moment. Watching activity sets your mind to that particular game hence ignoring everything else. Even if one was cooking, the whole food might end up getting burnt. All aspects whether it is depression or stress from job, friends, and peers, your full concentration on the game clears stress from your life at that moment .it is not until after the match that you realize how much better you feel. Your involvement and focus on the game make you relaxed and happy for a small period.
Cheering on and celebrating while watching a game does provide some physical activity especially attending a live match in person. But even more, physical activity might result if watching football influences inspires you to take part to play sports before, during or after the game. Watching football contributes positively to both mental, physical, and emotional health. Therefore, you have no reason of missing one.