If you’re like many people, the daily grind of work and family obligations leave you feeling like your sole purpose in life is to serve others. At work, the hour hand on the clock seems to make its round a little slower. That coworker who you find a little annoying seems to single you out as his best friend. And then you come home to a house that won’t clean itself, supper that won’t make itself, and a TV with a thousand shows you’ve already seen. This viscous cycle constantly leaves you exhausted, lonely, and in poor health.
It’s about time for you to take back your life and DO something about it! Your hours of backbreaking work should be rewarded with an evening out each week that will make you healthier, happier, and socially connected.
A Night Out On The Lanes Can Change Your Life...
Weight Loss - Bowling helps you slim down by speeding up your metabolism allowing your body to burn excess fat. Depending on your weight and amount of effort you put into the game, bowling can burn anywhere from 170 to 300 calories per game.
Muscle Toning and Strengthening - While bowling, your body and
arms receive a weight-based workout. An average bowler using a ball that weighs 16 pounds swings a total of 864 pounds in a three-game series, which is more than one-third of a ton.
Reduced Risk of Disease - A sedentary lifestyle is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease, according to WebMD. Exercise, including bowling, lowers your risk of stroke, heart attacks, diabetes, increases bone density, improves circulation, lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure, and helps your body utilize oxygen better. Try to bowl once or more each week for optimum benefits.
A Sport for All Ages - Bowling is one of the few sports that allows you to compete at any age and become a pro. There's a low risk of injury, which makes it a popular game for older individuals.
Bowling can help you make new friends - Finding companionship through bowling leagues and teams can ease loneliness in the elderly and others who live alone, reducing stress and depression. Approximately 2 million bowlers socialize and bowl together each week in leagues throughout America. Social relationships around shared interests such as bowling can strengthen the heart muscles and increase longevity.
"It’s a great way to relax and meet new people" - Carol Plautz, Merrill
"It’s fun to bowl - great way to catch up with friends weekly!" - Jan Ament, Merrill
"I like the light competition of the league and socializing with other league members" - Sue Jerzak, Tomahawk
"It is fun and great exercise and best of all you don’t have to be a great bowler to play!" - Jerome Bonke, Merrill
"I started league bowling a couple years ago and have had a great three seasons since!" - Molly Witte, Merrill
"It’s a great way to get out to meet and make new friends" - Jerry Swoboda, Merrill
"I like the other bowlers. It's a unique club, a nation wide club. Make life long friends" - Steve Albert, Merrill
"We are not “die-hard” bowlers so it was a concern to bowl against others who were. But, we love it!" - Jo Henrichs, Merrill
"The league I’m in is a lot of fun. It doesn’t matter if you have a 70 game or a 270 game, it’s always fun"- Sherry Frazier, Merrill