The Benefits of Playing Badminton…

August 1, 2006

imagesd.jpgPlaying badminton or basketball or any other ball games that require physical activity is not only fun but beneficial to one’s health!  Here’s Why….

Exercise can have beneficial effects on the wellness of one’s body:

1. It can increase ones HDL or good cholesterol by 13%, therefore reduces your risk for heart disease.

2. It can decrease Blood Pressure by as much as 11/8 mm Hg, therefore reduces the burden to your heart.

3. It can decrease the production of sugar by the liver and therefore overall can decrease fasting blood sugar.  In fact in one study…the Diabetes Prevention Program… exercise was able to decrease the incidence of developing Diabetes by 58% even better than medication.

4. It can cause weight loss… a 7% weight loss was proven to be enough to reverse or stop the progression of certain diseases related to obesity like diabetes and hypertension.

5.It can improve cardiorespiratory fitness, improve sense of well-being, improve mood and self esteem and therefore….overall

Exercise can enhance

Quality of Life….

so MOVE!!!!


43 Responses to “The Benefits of Playing Badminton…”

  1. Loida S. Sandoval Says:

    I was fascinated to know the beneficial effects of playing badminton…
    Please clarify me some vague points…

    How true is it that playing badminton is not good for people who have arthritis? They say it can dislodge bones and its a dangerous game. Please enlighten, thanks.

  2. Doc Gerry Says:

    Hi Loida… Tennis and Badminton are pretty strenuous activities requiring a lot of running and jumping. These are activities that cause a lot of pressure on your joints. Arthritis for example can occur mainly because you are overweight and your putting all your weight on your knees when you standup or walk. The same principle of putting “load” to your knees happen when your run a lot a what happens with badminton or tennis. Meaning…if you play these sports, use proper shoes to lessen the pressure on your knees and feet. Plus…if you can no longer speak properly while playing …means you’re overdoing the activity. So play these games at most 1 hour 3 x a week should be an ideal exercise with less burden to your knees. Your knees need rest in between. Hope this advise is helpful.

  3. Sohail Khan Says:

    I am playing badminton with my friend, I am 40 year old and my friend is 37 year old he is high blood pressure patient. we play continue 30 to 45 minute 5 days in week.

    Is this much play harmfull for him?

    • jenny rose Says:

      youre a good player in badminton am i rigth
      …ammm i just want you to be the one and member of our team …if youre interested please….come with us in calendola school

  4. Doc Gerry Says:

    Hi Sohail….

    It depends…he should make sure his BP is within normal limits on medication. If so, it is completely safe to play badminton. Those with poorly controlled blood sugar or BP are the ones who should avoid strenuous activities until their conditions are well controlled or otherwise advised by their doctors.

    Thanks for your question

  5. jay Says:

    playing batminton is simply boring….just keep on hitting till your hands pain…yuck!

  6. arief Says:

    Playing badminton is really fun! I play 3 times a week for about 1,5 hour.It has really increased my fitness. I feel healthier then ever.

  7. Laurence Says:

    playing badminton is fun!. I play everyday except saturday. I loss 20 lbs. Its only a huge guest but the past and the present is a big differences. I got 4 abs now.

  8. Hamid Raza Wattoo Says:

    I started playing badminton in January this year with my weight hovering around 125kg (with 6ft height). It is October now and my weight has come down to 98kg all because of 1-hour badminton every day except Sunday which I use as a rest day. I love it (the game) and love what it has done to my personality.

  9. sowjanya Says:


    Can any one tell me how much in weight can you loose in one month by playing badminton every day for 1 hour.

    Your advise will be much appreciated.

    • Doc Gerry Says:

      Sow….weight loss results from calories out being more than calories in! so make sure you know how much you eat and how many calories youre burning. Lets say … playing badminton burns you 500 calories then you ate a burger amounting to 500 calories…end result…no weight loss!

  10. Devika Says:

    I am 30 and overweight.RA factor was detected in my blood after a long period of viral fever.After medication I am absolutly noramal and have stopped the medicies.I had no problems in the winter also.I would like to start with badminton which is my that be safe? I am afraid of exercise though I am not suffering anymore.Please suggest.

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  12. David Ralte Says:

    Hi, i used to play badminton from the last 3 months i.e. December 2009 everyday except sunday. I am 33years old and my weight is 85kgs. My recent lipid profile indicates that my triglyceride is 361. I have also a fatty livermeasurement is 16.2. While playing badminton, i had twice giddiness and a mild headache. After i went home and relax, i checked my B.P. and was 140/100mm.hg. My question is “is it dangerous/harmfull for me to continue playing badminton? Or, shall i keep playing?” i am a chronic gastritis patient for more than 5 years.

    • Doc Gerry Says:

      David… have a check up and executive checkup. Have this BP controlled first before you do a ny exercise activity. You are developing the metabolic syndrome profile and at risk of developing diabetes and heart problems in the future so since you are still young, be guided by a specialist

  13. David Ralte Says:

    In addition to my question above, i used to have a high b.p. around 150/100, 140/100, 130/90 while my normal b.p. used to be 120/80mm.hg.

  14. pallavi Says:


    i want to loose my weight effeciently and effectively. i m 18 years old. i m around 65 kgs with hight 5.3 . can u plz tell me the best way.

  15. sagar Says:

    juz try to eat less calories and do some belly exercises…..

  16. karla Says:

    Hi I played badminton with my sister today and me and her are trying to lose weight.I am 5’1 and I weigh 120 pounds and she is 11 years old and she weighs around 100 and we play in the hot sun for about 2 hours on and off.How much weight will we lose?

    • Doc Gerry Says:

      kArla…ones weight is really detrermined by your calories taken in!!! no matter how hard you play but after playing you then eat fries and burgers then forget about losing weight….

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  18. Tan Says:

    May i know playing badminton is suitable for diabetic person ? TQ!

  19. Aatif Imtiaz Says:

    I am 23 year’s old. . In januaray 2009 it was diagnosed that i am having high blood pressure it was 150/90. Later on it gets normal but whenever i go to doctor my blood pressure suddenly shoots up. Doctor’s recomend me beta blocker’s by looking at the readings. .what should i do. . And can i cure it by exercise. .my height 5 11″ weight 75.

  20. Johnny Says:

    Thanks for the tips, I gotta start playing badminton more often!

  21. lean esmeralda Says:

    i love playing badminton with my team, i am a fourth year student and i am playing for 5 years…i dont know where school i must enrolled to continue my hobby and sport , pls help me find…thank you….

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  23. ashwani dagar Says:

    playing badminton early in morning makes me feel active and light throughout the day

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  25. Flory Says:

    I really had so much fun in playing badmenton…:) even if im very thin but i do believe that physical exercise is indispensable in our body…i play it at least one hour everyday including weekends….i love it…:)

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