The application detects a strong increase in the practice of sport in Chile: it is the most popular

The application detects a strong increase in the practice of sport in Chile: it is the most popular

According to the easycancha application, it is expected that this year there will be 4.1 million reservations in sports clubs in the country, an increase of 25% compared to 2022.

With the arrival of spring and good weather, Chileans are preparing to resume physical activity outdoors and practice their favorite sports. According to the data provided by the startup easycancha, is projected a significant increase of 9% in the number of sports bookings for the last three months of the year.

This increase is not an isolated phenomenon, if we compare the total booking figures for the years 2022 and 2023 in this application, where we observe constant growth. Last year, total sports bookings exceeded 3.3 million, while By 2023, it is expected to reach 4.1 million, representing an increase of 25%.

This growth demonstrates the dedication of sports clubs and the Chilean population. towards improving your health and well-being through physical activity.

“We are committed to facilitating access to sport for all Chileans, and with these indicators we can conclude that we are on the right track. We are happy to see the positive impact this has, above all, on the mental health of our community,” says Eduardo Donoso, easycancha’s Chief Growth Officer.

Physical activity is essential for health. Photo: Getty Images.

Regarding the disciplines most practiced by Chileans in recent times, the easycancha platform reveals that Paddle tennis remains in first place, followed by tennis, table football and golf.

The demand for doing sports is increasing: the months with the highest demand

Although the months marked by good weather, which obviously help to develop greater physical activity, are the most requested and requested, the growth that the winter months have shown is also interesting, if we compare 2022 to 2023. For example, July marked a 35% increase.

Maximiliano Torres, academic of the kinesiology degree at the University of the Americas (Viña del Mar), specialist in clinical biomechanics of the motor system, emphasizes that physical activity is above all important for maintaining health. “Allows you to age in good health, It is also associated with the prevention of diseases such as diabetes or hypertension. It provides benefits when a person is suffering from an illness such as cancer, for which evidence has been found that can help people recover.

Below you will find reservation details for all months of the year:

Month: 2022 – 2023 – Growth

January: 277,885 – 354,886 – 28%

February: 260,510 – 297,170 -14%

March: 326,275 – 399,608 – 22%

April: 274,663 – 367,019 – 34%

May – 261,349 – 344,738 – 32%

June: 250,911 – 327,633 – 31%

July: 254,066 – 344,230 – 35%

August: 280,008 – 347,724 – 24%

September: 259,533 – 293,142 – 13%

October: 286,861 – 356,302 – 24%

November: 272,841 – 328,628 – 20%

December: 322,723 – 384,690 – 19%

Total: 3,327,625 – 4,145,770 – 25%

Football is one of the most popular sports. Credit: Patricio Fuentes Y.

The demand for sport is increasing: patience and resilience

Regarding the growing interest in resuming physical activity, José Ignacio Castro, head coach of Runnit Chile indicates thatPatience is a virtue very important in sport “The results do not come quickly, so you have to be very resilient in this aspect,” he emphasizes.

With this in mind, Castro recommends four ideal disciplines for returning to exercise. “Running can be a very good starting point, followed by cycling or spinning, which allows us to go through different intensities without as much impact on the body “, he maintains.

It’s important to consider, says Torres, “that maintaining physical activity only has benefits when done regularly and consistently throughout the week or throughout life.”

Finally, “swimming is one of the sports that I recommend the most to improve our physical condition and take care of our joints” adds Castro.

The kinesiologist and academic from the University of the Americas explains that the benefits are quite varied. “In the organism in general, we could divide it into what it has for the body itself, in those it has for the brain and for the cardiovascular system. In particular, for the latter, practicing physical activity prevents heart attacks.

“At the brain level, it reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety, and also prevents them. It is also known that people have higher cognitive levels, that is, a greater ability to make appropriate decisions, when distinguishing between one task and another. And finally also, in the ability to be attentive. » adds Torres.

The frequency recommendation depends on the age group. “But in general, for children, the ideal is to have at least one hour of physical activity per day, and at least three days of strengthening per week. In adults, 150 to 300 minutes of aerobic activity per week, from moderate to intense, trying to break the sedentary lifestyle,” concludes Torres.

Source: Latercera

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