Monday, July 9, 2012

Floorball owe a lots of heavy stuff to Baseball


It is true, in 1953 the whiffle ball was invented - for baseball practice purposes - so without Baseball - well maybe Floorball would not even have been here at all.

As we check out the medicinenet.com we find a listing for Baseball in terms of burning calories (read fat)
Activity Calories as Burned per Hour - Baseball is rated as a light activity (comparable with household chores) and burning 300-240 calories per hour depending on if you are a Man or Woman (read softball).

Maybe the best way for Foorball to give back and say thank you to Baseball - would be to replace as many baseballers as possible with Floorballers?
Why?
Documents from Uppsala University speaks about a calorie burn rate of 800-1000 per hour as you play advanced Floorball..
Or roughly 3 times as intensive as baseball.

Lets say we want to burn fat in the USA and 5 million Baseball players tomorrow switched to Floorball.
Yupp the country would now burn 5 000 000 000 calories per hour played and that is like.. 3 500 000 000 more calories as if the 5 million people would stay with baseball... Amazing huh?

Obesity - do we want to fight it or not? A hot dog in the ballpark or not?

NB no number can exactly provide how much a person actually burn from one activity. there is several different listings of both Floorball and Baseball available online. But doubtless it seems like player gets a much better exercise as they do Floorball versus Baseball in pure terms of burning energy per hour.




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Caution

Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!