The surprising health benefits of badminton - Republik City News

If you want to get into exercise, you needn’t stick on the Lycra and go for a jog or venture into your windowless gym at work. Instead, give badminton a go – not only does running after the floating shuttlecock bring joy, but it also has significant health benefits.

A recent study suggests badminton has a positive impact on your brain. The research, conducted by Tohoku Gakuin University in Japan, assessed the cognitive abilities of 20 participants after they had taken part in different forms of exercise. The researchers found that performance was boosted after participants played badminton and “complex sports” – but not after going on a treadmill. They concluded that badminton requires the player…

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