March 9, 2018

What sports should you play at the backyard?

Sport is one of the best methods for fitness and exercises your body. People, who play sports regularly, look fresh and healthy. It is not necessary to be a professional player. You can play lots of sports while being at your home.  There is low space available around your home so you can play some of the big sports in a limited way.

Playing Soccer

Do you have a football?  If you don’t have we recommend you to buy a football from the shop. There is no need for 22 players to play football at your home. What do you can do then? Collect some friends around you and play football as 1 Vs 1, 2 Vs 2, 5 Vs 5 etc. It gives a lot of benefits if you do it regularly. It is good for keeping your body fitness and healthier. It also grows your power or stamina. Best time to play football is at early morning or at an evening.  Play soccer for 20 minutes to 40 minutes every day.

Playing BadmintonPlaying Badminton

You can play Badminton in the backyard. To play badminton, you just need two bats for you and your friend.  Take some badminton shuttlecocks also. If one is damaged, you can play continuously using another one. Playing badminton in the backyard doesn’t need any specific rule. Also, there is no need of net but you can use rope instead to make the game more interesting. Playing badminton is good for hand and shoulder muscles. Jumps, you do in badminton help to strengthen your leg also.

Short Walking or Running

You can walk for 20 – 30 minutes every day surrounding your house.  Many people go out at early morning or at evening for walking and running and exercising the body. But if you are not willing to go far away, you can walk forward and come backward surrounding of your house. It is very good for health. Walking gives benefits for people who are suffering from High Blood Pressure and Sugar and others diseases.

Jumping/High Jump

Jumping is a high impact fitness exercise. Jumping increases your muscle strength. It builds the strength of your upper and lower parts of the body. At home, jumping exercise can also be done for the benefits of the body. You can jump over a rope or a box. You can jump for joy also. You can also jump at a place where you are standing for 1-2 minutes continuously and you need to break it and again repeat the same process. You can jump for 10-20 minutes every day to keep your body fit and fine.


Basketball is the most popular games for people. It is most popular in schools and colleges also. If you have the basketball court in your home, you can play basketball as you want. It is very helpful for strengthening your health on many levels. Research shows that playing basketball every day reduces stresses and increases spatial awareness. It also improves decision-making capabilities and helps mental coordination. It also develops confidence level. For each hour of playing basketball, a person of 165 pounds weight can burn nearly 600 calories. Similarly, a person of weight 250 pounds can burn up to 900 calories. Beside this, basketball increases the overall strength of body muscles.


Cycling is easy and available everywhere for any age group in the world. People do cycling for fun and entertainment purposes, for racing with friends, for traveling small distances and for other businesses. It can also be considered as sports that can be played in the backyard.  Many people may not have known about the benefits of cycling although they do cycling frequently. Cycling is considered as a low impact method of burning calories for your body. It makes not only happier but also makes your brain stronger. Research says that people who do cycling almost for three months regularly will have the brain size of those three years younger people. It means cycling keeps your brains fresh and prevents from aging.


Volleyball is a hand game. If you have good knowledge of volleyball, it can be your one of the best home sports for fitting up your body. Volleyball is considered as healthiest sports because it increases the metabolic rate of our body and increases blood circulation in muscles.  Playing volleyball burns lots of calories of our body. Harvard Medical School had published a report that a person who plays volleyball for half an hour can burn 90 to 133 calories during a normal non-competitive game. However, burning calories is depends on a person’s weight and hour of exercise. Similarly, in competitive games like tournament and beach volleyball, a person can burn 120 to 178 calories in 30 minutes.


You can do gymnastics practices while you are at home also. It makes the body more flexible and strong.  It also makes the good appearance of the whole body. Gymnastics helps to grow up physical and mental development of the body. It is also beneficial to those people who are wishing to be a good athlete in future. Gymnastics in overall is very helpful for strengthening muscles and fitness of the body.

Throwing Stone

This is one of the oldest game popular to every people and every nation of the world. It consists of a heavyweight stone mass or an iron ball. This game can be easily played in the backyard. To play this game, first of all, mark a line from where you have to throw the ball. Then come some meters behind that line. Then hold that mass by your one hand lift up to the neck-shoulder region. Then take your another hand to cover that mass from above and take some race. While you reached the line you marked, throw the mass forcefully on the ground. Measure the distance you are able to throw the mass. Note that, while throwing that mass, you have to use only one hand and covering hand is to be removed quickly before throwing. You can use a mass of 2 to 5 kg so that you can play within 20 m straightway.

Table tennisTable tennis

Table tennis is the popular game for kids, children and also for any people who love it. It strengthens hand muscles and also grows up mind concentration. Easily it can be adopted in the home and can be played for enjoyment with your friends.

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