Social442 & NHS Football Health Report

Social442 reports show obesity rates are increasing particular fast in children due to change in the environment as genes cannot change this quickly.  Junk food is easily readily available with a wide variation to choose from.  People are also exercising less due to the change in the nature of jobs, furthermore with the advancement in technology children are more interested in computer games rather than going outside to play.

We are seeing the world get fatter with Football being an ideal way to combat this issue. Football can have significant health benefits, whilst being fun. As football combines periods of sprinting as well as slower movements it makes the heart work harder to help control body fat. By speeding up and slowing down the body it does not have time to find its comfort zone, forcing the body to adapt and in turn burn more calories. The excitement of the game means that people don’t notice the good workout that is being achieved. This will stop boredom which is one of the most common reasons for not exercising.

Football is great for releasing endorphins which help in improving moods; this means it can help alleviate issues such as depression and anxiety, as it provides an escape from the stresses and strains of life. As football is game played with others, it can also promote social interaction and confidence. Football can unite people from different backgrounds and cultures and for children can teach discipline in a fun environment.

It has also been reported the NHS in Britain, are considering options to pay obese people to lose weight. It is a bizarre option and highlighted failure in the education system to help manage obesity and correctly educate the young on the health and financial implications this has. Schools are clearly not doing enough and this option by the NHS seems rash. Social442 have expressed the same in their health report, and highlight that technology can play a greater role in helping people to lose weight. Social442 has spent the last 3 years developing digital technology to help young people and schools participate get more involved in sports, as the biggest sport in the UK, football is the main focus. Too many children are staying in-doors. Their digital tool allows young people to connect with others, setup up their profiles, track their progress, upload training and match videos in order to make the whole footballing process more fun. There are also features where users can easily arrange football playing, training or match sessions in a time efficient manner. As a kid, I remember having to call each person one by one, using this technology, users can instantly invite and see who else will be joining, and if someone changes their mind, get a notification. Digital technology has changed the way we act, and can encourage regularity of sports activities that make the future of the UK healthier.

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Jhon Arthur is a healthcare advocate with extensive knowledge of health industry, my aim is to bring you lots of valued information about healthcare industry.