Want to live longer? Play Squash


Squash has been finally been acknowledged as a one of the best ways to enhance your wellbeing, even prolonging the health of the older generation.

This study was carried out by a team of researcher from the UKK Institute in Finland, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, Loughborough University, and University of Exeter in the UK, Victoria University, and University of Sydney in Australia, and University of Graz in Austria.

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The study was published on 30 November 2016, and  we reckon it gives Squash a solid endorsement alongside racquet cousins Badminton and Tennis.

Be that as it may, what does this mean for Squash? Indeed, this report was most talked article and even trending with the hashtag of #lovesquash via social media and gives Squash greater, significantly all the more gloating rights over different sports and will be a component increasing Squash across the world, especially in countries where the sport is experiencing a decline.

As health clubs with Squash courts, it’s time for their owners/ management to rethink business plans for facilities and look about investing more money to develop their Squash courts – even adding a Gamification element to draw more Squash members.

For the local authority leisure centres, which are managed by leisure management companies; will now look stupid in removing of Squash courts for mediocre sports such as Trampolining – must act upon and think strategically in providing sports that have proven health value for their users instead of a piggy jumping approach to business development – in other words ‘do away X as Y is growing with no evidence to prove it’.

With the junior squash market, for years Squash has played a minor role in sports that great for children – now with this new report can hold its head up high and demonstrate that as a sport it will one of the many sports that help tackle the obesity problem amongst young people.

Let us not forget Squash has plenty of international stars from all edges of globe moreover development in nations where the game is developing in popularity – thus it is time that Squash receives inclusion in the greatest event of them all – the Olympic Games; let us hope the IOC take note.

Click here for the article in the Daily Mail