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The Benefits of Joining an Adult Sports League

AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
March 16, 2020

CATEGORIES:
Around Town,
Company Culture,
Healthy Life

READING TIME:
2 minutes

This article was written by Madeline G.

Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you have to stop playing sports. In fact, most major cities have organized adult intramural sports leagues. Some of the coolest companies (like Reynolds and Reynolds) form their own leagues. Regardless of which league you join, the benefits are the same for everyone.

Physical exercise

The obvious benefit. Sports leagues are an easy way to fit exercise into your weekly schedule, especially if you hate going to the gym. It would be easy to go to work all day; then just go home and sit on the couch. But, since sports leagues have a predetermined schedule, you’re more likely to stick to it, ensuring you get the exercise every adult needs (hint: it’s recommended adults get 150 minutes a week).

Relieving stress

Elle Woods says it best: “Exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” And she isn’t wrong. Physical activity makes your body produce endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. Plus, you can leave all of your work and life stress at the door and just have fun with your friends for a couple of hours.

Meeting new people

Being on a team is a social activity. If you’ve moved to a new place for a job or simply want to expand your network, an adult sports league is the perfect way to do that. It brings together people from all around the company in different careers and gives you a common goal. Plus, there are more leagues than just the traditional ones – softball, volleyball, or basketball. You could join a bowling league, try your hand at euchre, or participate in something low key like corn hole. Not only will you meet new people, but you’ll be able to connect through a shared interest.

It’s one of the few things you’ll do just for fun

As an adult, you have a lot of responsibilities. You have to go to work, pay off loans, raise a family, the list goes on. But you don’t have to assign a purpose to an intramural sports league. It’s a break from “adulting” to go out and enjoy activities you haven’t participated in since you were a kid. You’re not going pro, so go out and play just because you can. It’ll be fun.

Start Experiencing the Fun

Regardless of what kind of league you join, simply joining in the first place will allow you to reap these benefits. A simple Google search will help you find leagues in your local area. If you’re interested in joining a league in the Dayton area, check out Dayton Sportcial or Gem City Social Sports and start experiencing the fun today. And if you want a great league and an awesome company to work for, step up to the plate and apply at Reynolds and Reynolds today!


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