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Lawn bowls is a game of concentration, precision and accuracy and involves rolling biased or irregular balls as close as possible to a white ball called the Jack. It has been a popular sport in the UK for centuries and there are thousands of bowls clubs up and down the country. As the sport does not involve periods of prolonged and intense activity, it can be played by pretty much anyone. The game is either taken up as a social activity – strictly for leisure – or it can also be played at competition level, for those who want to give themselves more of a challenge.
Here are some of the benefits:
Fitness: Lawn bowls helps moderately improve muscle strength (arm, shoulder, leg muscles), flexibility and endurance.
Mental Health: “The game gets you out into the fresh air and helps alleviate depression and anxiety.
Increases Skills: Bowls involves some element of problem solving skills and also helps improve co-ordination and concentration
Improves Confidence: Participating in a sport helps improve self-esteem and gets you out and about and meeting people.
Self-Discipline: Sports such as lawn bowls involves turning up on time and being organized.
Social Interaction: Lawn bowls helps improve social skills and being part of a team also gives you a sense of belonging.