Benefits of playing lawn bowls.

Lawn bowls is a precision sport in which the goal is to roll slightly asymmetrical balls (called bowls) closer to a smaller white ball (the ‘jack’) than your opponent is able to do.

The main objective is to get as many of your bowls as close as possible to the ‘jack’. Therefore, the sport involves concentration and enhancement of hand-eye coordination.

Lawn bowls is a low-impact, therapeutic sport that has many health benefits. As well as the physical rewards, it can improve your social life and contribute to all-round happiness and wellbeing. Whether you are eight or eighty, novice or experienced, lawn bowls is a great game for people of all ages.

There are advantages to joining any type of sporting or social club and lawn bowls is no exception. It can be a fantastic way to meet new people, learn some new skills and enjoy some fresh air. 

1. Lawn Bowls Is Not Just for the Elderly

Years ago there was a stigma attached to lawn bowls. Younger people assumed you only took up the sport when you were too old to play anything else. True, lawn bowls have always been popular with seniors, but in the modern world, even teenagers are having a go and everyone in between.
Lawn bowls is a relaxed and technical sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, so don’t let age stand in your way. Enjoy some lawn bowls today.
2. You’ll Make Loads of New Friends

Outdoor bowls clubs are all about getting together with other like-minded people and participating in a fun sport. Because of the very diverse age group that now plays lawn bowls, you’ll make awesome new friends, both young and old.
Not only will you meet new people while out on the bowling green, but you can socialise with them inside the club or local pub where you can have a few beers and enjoy their company after the game.

All social clubs give you access to meeting new people. Bowls clubs are no exception.
3. Learn New Skills and Have Fun

While lawn bowls isn’t a physically challenging sport by any means, it can be a very skilled and technical one. At a glance, it might look relatively easy, but when you actually play the game, it’s much harder than it appears.
So, if you think you won’t be challenged enough when you take up this sport, think again.
You’ll learn some great new skills and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process. At the end of the day, having a good time is the name of the game.
4. If You’re Competitive You Can Join The Team and Play Competitively 

Not everyone who participates in lawn bowls wants to get competitive and serious about it, but if that’s your mindset, then there are plenty of competitions and tournaments to get involved in to pit your skills against other serious players.

Naturally, you’ll want to master the game a little before you take that step, but the option is there if you want to become a more ‘professional’ player and take the game seriously.

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  Health Benefits

5. There Are Health Benefits

For starters, if you’re playing outdoor bowls, you are getting some fresh air and sunshine. This is always good for your health, so long as you wear some sun protection.
Lawn bowls help improve your coordination and self-esteem, as it’s mentally stimulating as much as physically.

Although it’s far from being a high-octane, strenuous sport, it’ll still help improve your fitness levels, joint mobility and flexibility the more you play.

This is one reason it’s always been so popular with seniors.Because it’s a low-impact form of exercise, lawn bowls are kind to the muscles and joints whilst still getting some form of exercise.

Health professionals recommend playing bowls, particularly for older people, as it provides a number of health benefits, including:

  • Improved fitness.
  • Improved coordination and skill development.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem.
  • Enhanced mental wellbeing.
  • Increased Social interaction.

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