Handball, is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.
Handball is known for being a fast-moving, high-speed, dynamic sport that incorporates elements of running, passing, looping, throwing and team-tactics.
Handball benefits the body in a variety of ways:
The fast-paced sport is a full-body workout that promotes muscle tone and strength, particularly in the upper body and arms.
The constant movement in handball increases cardiovascular endurance. In a one-hour game, players may run several miles.
The rigorous exercise burns fat and helps players stay in shape.
Further, the sport requires that players use both hands and both sides of the body equally, so the body learns to become more balanced and agile.
Handball also works the brain. Players must quickly anticipate where the ball will be next so they can move to that location. This helps develop hand-eye coordination.