Badminton is good for your mind too
We all know that exercise is good for our body, but a new research says that it helps our mind too. And badminton of all exercises is good mind game.
Researchers found cognitive performance was boosted after participants played badminton – but not running on a treadmill – because a player has to make decisions and use coordination. This has positive effects on the brain and can help prevent disease such as dementia.
The study investigated whether a single session of exercise could stimulate the part of the brain called the executive centre, which controls your attention span, organising and planning, initiates tasks, regulates emotions and exercises self-control.
So next time you pick up that racquet, remember that you’re exercising your brain too.
The winning of Pullela Gopichand in the All England Open Badminton Championship in the year 2001 inspired PV Sindhu to start playing badminton. She chose the racquet despite her parents being champs at Volleyball.