Thousands of players with 20+ years of squash on their back complain about similar problems: aching knees, hips and ankles from playing squash on the solid hard wood flooring. Find out how easy it is to make sure you’re not one of them.
There is clear evidence that regular physical activity is the best way to look after your body and prevent knee and hip problems. Playing squash can help us maintain normal joint movement, it increases muscle flexibility and strength, it helps maintain weight and improves endurance and cardiovascular fitness.
Further research has shown that playing squash can improve bone mineral density. Increasing bone mineral density is a good thing. You may not know it but this is paramount to good health – especially as you age. Once you hit 40 you bone mineral density declines at an accelerated rate. However, age should not be a barrier when it comes to increasing bone density.
When it comes to the benefits of squash, building bone strength is just the tip of the iceberg. Apart from the other physical health benefits, it also keeps you in good mental shape. All of this means that you can enjoy a better quality of life as you age if you keep playing squash. By chasing that little black ball around the box you get a total body workout and each time you step off the court you leave feeling challenged and motivated, ready to come back for more.