The Hassles Of Playing Sports Outdoors

Playing indoor sports takes the hassle out of playing sport that usually accompanies playing a sport outdoors. During recent times, there are more indoor sports centres available for people to sign up to, demonstrating that there are more and more people embracing the indoor sports movement. At Salisbury Super Sports the facilities are second to none, which means that you spend less time worrying about the hassles and more time enjoying your team sports.

Sun Risks

The risks from the sun are all too real for many of us. Every person now knows someone, or knows of someone who has had their health affected by too much exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Playing sport outdoors calls for us to be diligent in ensuring that we are committed to appropriate sun safety, which can be a real drag, especially if you are allergic to sunscreen as some of us are. When playing an indoor sport you never have the bother of putting on sunscreen, or making sure that you can wear your hat while playing your sport of choice, so it’s much easier to simply turn up and do what you do best.

Limited by the Weather

How many times have you had your game cancelled due to weather, or the threat of a weather event? Often when playing sports outdoors we are limited by wind, rain and storms, which can put a real dampener on the season, especially if you end up missing out on a few games. When you sign up to play with an indoor sport team, you are ensured that your games will always go ahead, rain, hail or shine – and in a clean, well maintained facility such as Salisbury Super Sports, all you need to worry about is getting out there and giving it your best!

Insects

One of the most annoying hassles of playing sports outdoors is the insects! Midges and other irritating insects can really put a spanner in the works when playing sports outdoors, calling for the need to put on various insect repellents and creams to combat the uncomfortable bites and stings. When playing sports indoors, you don’t have to worry about getting bitten so you can give 100% to the game.

Distractions

Playing sports outdoors means that there are a lot more distractions, which you don’t experience when playing indoor sports. When playing indoor sports you will find that you are more focused on your game and able to get the most out of it, rather than losing focus and dropping the ball – sometimes literally.

Benefits Of Working Out With A Team Rather Than On Your Own

For some people the idea of working out on their own excites them, and they are motivated enough to stay the course and keep to the program. However, let’s face it; for most of us, working out on our own is not only boring, if we had to rely on motivating ourselves to do it, we probably wouldn’t bother. On the other hand, working out or exercising with other people can be all we need to motivate us to get out there and get our bodies moving.

Motivation and Inspiration

The number of people who pay for expensive gym memberships and then never bother to go more than once, is what keeps gyms in business. Having said that, there are definitely people who enjoy going to the gym, otherwise there would not be people in there, but for the majority of us, working out on our own is uninspiring. Working out with a partner or team can make all the difference to keep us inspired to keep going, which is why many find team sports such a beneficial way to get fit.

Keep Boredom At Bay

Everyone talks about wanting to get fit, but when it comes to actually doing the repetitive workouts, procrastination becomes a lot more interesting, and often we find a million things to do, other than doing the work to actually get fit. Unless we have a clear goal in mind, working out on our own can be one of the most boring things to do, but having someone to discuss our progress with can keep boredom at bay, and help us to stay the course.

Team Inspiration

Doing stuff with other humans is fun – which is why so many people opt for getting fit via playing a team sport. We get to socialise with other like-minded people who are also committed to their own fitness, and discuss our progress. Being the social beings that we are, we humans need the connection that we get from other humans to keep us in good spirits and working out is definitely better when we get to share the journey with someone else. If personal growth is your goal then look no further than Salisbury Super Sports team sports, where you will be inspired by your fellow team players.

How Playing Sports Makes a Woman Feel Sexy Inside and Out

Marketing and beauty companies will have you convinced that you need a particular type of makeup or a particular type of clothing to feel sexy, but this just isn’t the truth. The truth is that feeling sexy as a woman, is the same as happiness. It’s an inside job. Nobody else is going to make you feel good about yourself except for you, and you are your best friend when it comes to cultivating self-belief.

People get themselves feeling good through many different means and for a lot of people when they feel great physically, they exude a confidence and presence that is often thought of as sexy. For a woman to feel complete she needs to feel happy with her own appearance, live a healthy lifestyle and have confidence in herself. Playing a team sports such as those played at Salisbury Super Sports can get you there!

Toned and Terrific

If there is one thing that comes without trying when you are playing sports, it is getting fit and toned. While some may choose to slug it out at the gym, to try and shed those extra kilos or tone up, others find that this is too forced, and often the motivation just isn’t there to reach the goal. Playing a team sport allows you to have fun, while losing those extra kilos; and in no time at all, you will notice how toned and terrific your body is. As you review your new body in the mirror you will feel sexier than ever before.

Self-Confidence

Another attribute of a sexy woman is self-confidence. Sexy women exude an aura of knowing who they are, and what they want, and others are drawn to it. Playing a regular team sport gives you that extra edge of belief in yourself, which comes up from inside of you, and nothing in the world can take that away. Those seemingly small achievements with your team on the court translate into much larger benefits that happen inside, where your self-belief resides.

Healthy Lifestyle

Any man or woman will tell you that one of the sexiest things about a person is a healthy lifestyle. Being part of a sports team encourages you to make healthy choices for yourself and your life, and this is reflected outwardly in the presence of who you are. Living a healthy lifestyle has benefits for your whole self, inside and out, and is an important part of feeling like a sexy, complete woman, every day.

Netball: Benefits To Your Thighs And Upper Body

Playing a team sport such as netball is a great way to tone your thighs and upper body, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process. Unlike the boredom of going to the gym, on the netball court there is always a lot happening and the inspiration of having a team to answer to helps with staying the course. Joining a netball team such at Salisbury Super Sports will be one of the best choices you make for your body, mind and spirit.

Get Moving

A netball game moves really fast, and you have to stay on the ball to keep up with what is happening, so you are burning a lot of calories while you play. Because you are moving around the court all the time, following the ball, your thighs, calves and buttocks get a great workout as you are burning off the calories. Our netball team players at Salisbury Super Sports love coming to their weekly game for their workout because they know they are doing something great for their bodies.

Body Toning

Have you ever played a sport or been active with friends and noticed afterward that you can feel muscles that you never knew were there? This is the best way to get fit, while you aren’t even thinking about getting fit. Netball involves a lot of chest passes, and throwing the ball to one another, which makes it a great way to tone your arms, shoulders, chest and back, giving you more upper body strength. The advantage of choosing netball over a gym workout is that while playing netball you don’t even notice that you are getting a workout.

Build Endurance and Core Stability

After playing netball with your team for a few weeks you will start to notice many positive changes in your body, mind and general wellbeing. Your arms, chest and thighs will become more toned and you will be breathing easier due to all the fresh air that you get into your lungs while running around the court. Because your focus during the game is on watching the ball and moving as a part of a team, you’ll notice your mental clarity has improved. Overall, you will notice that you are feeling better, and looking great, which makes netball a great choice for keeping active.

Tips on keeping yourself hydrated this Summer!

Playing outside at the beach, playing at the park, playing at an in ground playground or even relaxing at home, our bodies need water to function properly which helps to regulate the body temperature to flush out waste.

Water, also known as H20 is essential daily; especially in Summer with the increase in temperature and higher humidity. Dietitians recommend at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily. If you work in an office, have that bottle close by to drink throughout the day and refill as needed.

Below is some unusual facts about water that you may or may not know!

  •  There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your faucet could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.
  • Water is composed of two elements, Hydrogen and Oxygen. 2 Hydrogen + 1 Oxygen = H20.
  • Nearly 97% of the worlds water is salty or otherwise undrinkable. That leaves just 1% for all of humanity’s needs – agricultural, residential, manufacturing, community and personal needs.
  • A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.

For more fun facts about Water, visit this website –

https://www3.epa.gov/safewater/kids/waterfactsoflife.html

How do you know if you are dehydrated?

Feeling dizzy, thirsty, lightheaded, tired, discolouration in urine or migraines? You may be dehydrated. To avoid dehydrated, ensure you consume enough water throughout the day to keep your body functioning and always remind your friends and family of the risk factors from not drinking enough!

Pouring Water

Health Risks Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

The human body, at its best, is a magnificent self-regulating machine with all parts working amongst themselves to produce the many different chemical reactions that are required to keep everything in optimal condition. Science and history tell us that being the hunter-gatherers that we are, by nature, our body is designed for an active lifestyle, where we are on the move throughout the day, and resting at night.

The modern way of life for most human beings though, is far from active, as we spend a majority of time sitting in air-conditioned cars, offices, or standing in the one position for hours at a time while at work. This can cause the machine of the human body to not run as smoothly as it could and over time a sedentary lifestyle can contribute to illness and disease in the body and mind.

Weakened Heart

As we all know, the human heart is designed to pump blood around the body, day and night. No matter what we do, our heart is constantly working at this, regulating the body’s systems by ensuring that the blood is running smoothly and that there is enough oxygen getting to all the different cells.

An issue with a sedentary lifestyle that causes a weakened heart is that when we are not using the body the heart gets used to the conditions of that lifestyle. It adapts according to how hard it has to work, and over time this can become its default setting. Unfortunately, when we do decide to get moving, and our heart is used to not working very hard, this can cause problems for it, as it needs to work a lot harder to do what it needs to do.

Weight Gain

For a magnificent piece of machinery such as the human body, that is designed for running, jumping, exploring and being active, a sedentary lifestyle is eventually going to cause weight gain, especially if you are not eating well. An active lifestyle keeps the body’s metabolism at its optimum by flushing out toxins and using up the energy that would become fat, before it settles in and makes itself at home around your hips, stomach and other areas.

Mental Health

As many of our healthy sports people from Salisbury Super Sports can attest to, your mental health can be greatly affected by a sedentary lifestyle. The more oxygen you have moving through your body and the more active you are, the better you will feel. Not only does activity produce endorphins, but getting out of the same four walls and inspiring the imagination is like a balm for tired souls and melancholy minds.

Why Consider Indoor Sports For Company Team Building

They say that if there are problems within a team, such as staff leaving the job, or seeking more sick days off, the problematic link could often be the supervisor directly in charge of the team. This can be due to any number of issues, such as one of the staff members feeling under pressure and not feeling heard, or overworked and not able to meet their targets. One of the key reasons that teams encounter problems is due to communication issues between the team members.

Often companies will organise different activities for the staff in their company, to assist with team building activities. This not only lifts morale, but introduces valuable skills to assist people with working as a cohesive team player within their work environment and their staff team. It is believed that building a healthy team of staff ensures better outcomes for the members and therefore the business.

Enhances Communication

When it comes to effective team work, one of the most important ingredients is good communication. Often if staff feel that they can approach their supervisor or other team members with problems, they are more likely to feel that they are heard, while having problems solved. This allows the cogs to turn on the work that is being produced, without other members of the team getting caught up in issues that may have been easily solved. Playing indoor team sports requires people to actually work together to achieve the common goal during the play of the game, which translates into a cohesive unit, working together.

Relationship Skills

In a team work environment, or any team where more than one person is working towards a common goal, if there is one team member that is not happy it can end up affecting the whole team output. Often relationship problems within a team can bring things to a grinding halt, which will, if left unchecked, can put a strain on the productivity of the business.

Learning how to communicate and problem solve effectively as individuals assists us in all our relationships, whether they are personal, or business. Sport gives people the opportunity to be put into situations where they are faced with their own issues in relationships, and it is a great place to work them out, rather than during work hours. Salisbury Super Sports has a variety of different indoor sports that could be utilised as an opportunity for team building, so contact us today to discuss your ideas.

Introducing some of our Monday Night Umpires

Monday Night Umpires

 

Grant Bryson – Grant has been a member of staff with SSS for a number of years, officiating Handball, Cricket and Soccer at the venue.  Has been a member of our Major League Indoor Cricket A Grade Men’s team for some time and is an avid supporter of the game.

Sally-Ann Marsh – Sally is a member of staff with SSS, officiating its Netball competition. Sally also assist with covering our other night staff when needed and previously has been a valuable member of our Superleague netball teams.

Both umpires brings many years of experience to the roles and are here to officiate your sports, safely and in a fair manner so that all players and spectators will enjoy their time at Salisbury Super Sports.

So what are the roles and responsibilities of an umpire?

The definition of an umpire is one having authority to decide finally a controversy or question between parties: as

a :  one appointed to decide between arbitrators who have disagreed

b :  an impartial third party chosen to arbitrate disputes arising under the terms of a labor agreement. Another definition is an official in a sport who rules on plays.

 

Benefits Of Sports Activities For Physical Endurance And Mental Acuity

The human body is like any other machine; its needs tune ups in all ways, including mentally, spiritually and physically. When you play a team sport you use the whole body, including your brain as you problem solve while planning and preparing your next move on the court.

Through the experience of moving an object (such as a ball) around within the team environment you are practicing viewing the scene from your mind’s eye, which is a form of mindfulness practice. Mindfulness practices are known throughout the world as a way of improving mental acuity and performance, and are used by many of the world’s top CEOs.

Physical Endurance

Playing a sport is one way of improving physical endurance, because it is like oiling the parts of the machine and carrying out maintenance on it. If you have a machine that does not get regular maintenance, parts of it can become stiff and problems could arise, which cause it to not work as well as it could. It is the same with the human body.

Mental Acuity

In a world where we often spend a lot of time sitting at computers, or in front of screens of some sort, our brains can start to become tired and worn out from the monotony. Participating in team sports that require us to think outside of our regular box can assist our brain in getting the workout that it needs to keep it clear and focused when we really need it.

Release of Emotional Traumas

In life, there are some things that cause the human body and mind to go into a state of disease. One of these is emotional traumas that remain within the body without finding some outlet for release. This can affect both mental acuity and physical endurance due to the anxiety that is caused by holding on to emotional trauma. Exercise provides an outlet for releasing and clearing away any of the emotional debris that may build up over the course of the average day in the life of a human.

Salisbury Super Sports has a huge variety of different team sports to choose from, so you will be sure to find one that suits your personal tastes and ability levels. Stop by some time; have a chat to us about what interests you and help us to help you to keep your body and mind strong and healthy.

Why You Need The Right Equipment For Your Workout

The purpose of a good workout is to further you along on your chosen physical journey, to achieve your goals and gain whatever skills or attributes you are working towards. Using the right equipment and using it properly, is an important part of getting the most out of your workout, and your body. Using the wrong equipment could cause you injury and lead to damage that may cause ongoing issues for your body, and general well-being, so it is important to choose the right equipment for your workout.

Appropriate Shoes

As you might have seen, sports shoes are very intelligent these days, and there are many different types of shoes to suit any particular sport, or workout that you partake in. Wearing appropriate shoes for your workout is really important in ensuring that you do not do damage to your feet, knees, back or any other part of your body. Ill-fitting shoes or shoes that do not have enough ‘bounce’ will prevent you from getting the most out of your workout.

Protective Clothing

Wearing suitable clothing and protective equipment while working out could be your saving grace, especially if you happen to get a ball to the face. Depending on what sort of workout you are engaging in at the time, ensuring that you have the equipment you need, will keep you out of trouble.

Equipment that is Suited to the Workout

If you are a tiny person then you are not going to be attempting to bench press weights that are beyond your limits. Knowing your limits and only using the equipment that is suited to your height, build and ability is all part of using equipment safely. Using a baseball bat for playing indoor squash is of course a no-no, because you might break something, or yourself, in the process.

Well-Maintained Equipment

Using well-maintained equipment is another important part of having a good workout. If you suspect that some of the equipment might be faulty, or not serving its purpose, don’t risk your health and well-being. An ill-fitting mouth guard will not protect your mouth as well as one that has been especially prepared for your mouth specifically, and the same goes for any other protective equipment. At Salisbury Super Sports we maintain all our equipment regularly to ensure that there are no issues that may cause harm to any of our players.