Watching football IS good for you: scientists discover that fans receive a & # 39; cardio training that is comparable to a brisk 90-minute walk & # 39;
- Scientists from the University of Leeds analyzed 25 fans of the city's football team
- The fans' heartbeat increased by around 64%, some peaked at 130 beats per minute
- Winning also lowered fans' blood pressure and gave them a & # 39; psychological boost & # 39;
Watching football is good for you, scientists have discovered in a study that will make sports fans happy.
Researchers from the University of Leeds analyzed 25 fans of the city's soccer team over three championship games.
They discovered that the heart rate of the supporters increased by around 64 percent, with a peak at 130 beats per minute (bpm). A & # 39; normal & # 39; resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute.
This & # 39; training & # 39; is the same as an hour and a half walk, the scientists claimed.
Seeing how their team won also lowered the fans' blood pressure and gave them a & # 39; psychological boost & # 39; which some lasted all day.
However, seeing their club reports had the opposite emotional effect with fans competing against a & # 39; malaise & # 39; compared to & # 39; a friend who dies & # 39 ;.
Watching football can raise your heart rate just as quickly as a brisk 90-minute walk (stock)
& # 39; It was clear that fans were passionate about the game with a raised heart rate during the game to a similar level as during a brisk walk (generally 20 percent higher than resting heart rate), & # 39; said lead author Dr. Andrea Utley.
& # 39; A goal for both teams resulted in a short rise in the heart rate with an average of 20 beats per minute compared to the match average.
& # 39; If you ultimately support your team in a soccer game, you will receive moderate cardiovascular training and, depending on the outcome of the game, a psychological boost or breakdown. & # 39;
WHAT IS DONE TO PROTECT THE SPIRITUAL HEALTH OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS?
Many high-profile sports stars have talked openly about mental health battles.
Mental health among former and current soccer players was put in the spotlight after the death of Gary Speed and the problems that Stan Collymore faced.
Other examples, including Robert Enke, Frank Bruno and Marcus Trescothick, show that mental health is relevant to everyone, even at the elite level.
The FA says that regular clubs should be comfortable, including people with psychological problems, in training, competitions and social.
It claims that it wants to make coaches and teammates confident and comfortable to talk about psychological problems, just like people talk about physical injury.
& # 39; Mental health problems can affect anyone – including football players. I promise to support Time to Change … It's great to talk about mental health & # 39 ;, said Tony Adams, England and Arsenal football icon.
The PFA has a 24-hour telephone line for players to call that offers complete confidentiality.
There were 160 different cases in 2016 where players approached the FA for help with mental health.
That number increased to 403 in the year 2017 and figures revealed to the Guardian show that more than 250 players used the service during the first six months of 2018.
The researchers analyzed Leeds United fans, between 20 and 62 years old, during three major Championship matches last season.
Their heart rate was measured before and after each race, as well as during the break.
In the course of the three games, the fans' heartbeat rose to a peak of 130 beats per minute; 64 percent more than in the beginning.
A goal from Leeds increased their heart rate by an average of 27 percent, while looking at their opponents' score increased it by 22 percent.
Victorian fans also saw their blood pressure drop after the race, while & # 39; losers & # 39; experienced temporary hypertension after their defeat.
When it came to fans' emotions, watching their team resulted in an & # 39; absolute highlight & # 39; that some lasted all day.
It is thought that the excitement of not knowing the outcome of a match excites & # 39; fans & # 39; to a level of & # 39; good stress & # 39; to experience.
"There is good stress and there is bad stress and there is a level of excitement that is actually good for you and the level of excitement that you take over the edge," said Dr. Utley.
& # 39; Although people think that football can get you over the edge, it doesn't.
& # 39; We thought it just kept people at a good level of excitement. & # 39;
However, when the fans' club was defeated, their low mood could & # 39; get pretty serious & # 39; to become.
One said watching his team felt like a & # 39; low hum & # 39 ;, while the other admitted that this was the first thing they thought about the next day.
& # 39; Friday's disappointment meant the first thing I thought of when I woke up on Saturday morning was: & # 39; I don't believe we've lost that match & # 39 ;, said the fan.
& # 39; That kind sets the mood for the rest of that morning until you can pull yourself out. & # 39;
Another went so far that the loss is comparable to a & # 39; friend who dies & # 39 ;.
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