Improving fitness with football

Recently, more and more people are looking to expand the active wear section of their wardrobe. It’s becoming increasingly more popular to have a myriad of kits to style – new gear means a new-found motivation to get yourself moving. The bright colours, and myriad of different cuts can really be the persuasion you need to get yourself off to training.

Now that the look is sorted, it’s often difficult to figure out where you want to put your focus when it comes to your workout of choice, and many forget that working on your fitness doesn’t necessarily have to be gym orientated; there are so many ways to get exercising.

It’s clear to see that the days are getting lighter, brighter, with a little bit of warmth hanging in the air. This is often more of a motivation to get moving; be it running, netball, football or hockey. Superdry has created a fun quiz to determine what sport would best suit you.

Research shows the UK’s most popular sport is swimming, followed by running, football and cycling – sports that Team GB succeeded at, at The Olympic Games last year.


● 15.74 million people play a type of sport in the UK
● Over 2.5 million people implemented swimming as part of their weekly routine in 2015/16
● Over 1.8 million people in the UK love to play football at least once a week
● Interest in athletics has risen by an incredible 85% since 2005/6

Although it might feel like a lot of effort, focusing on your health and fitness can be fun, and you can reach your goal if you’re persistent.

To get you in the warm weather mood, try brighter tones in your active wear. Deep sea blues, bright oranges and lime colours are a sure-fire way of staying ahead of the game with your style when you’re getting yourself ready for a good exercise session.

According to research, football has a myriad of fitness benefits including:
-building endurance and bone strength
-improves health due to the HIIT aspect of the sport – walking, running and sprinting
-improves your cardiovascular health
-improves muscle tone and decreases body fat

The quiz considers the basics: your age, height, current exercise routine, and the more unusual: your preferred stamina, agility and team or individual sport preference.

Superdry said:

“We understand that many of us are at a loss with where to start when it comes to starting a fitness journey. Getting an exercise kick can come from both the gym or a particular sport, so we wanted to show you that there is so much on offer that you could try. Your health is incredibly important, so whether you’re up for a five minute HIIT session or a full 90-minute kick about, our quiz is worth trying!”


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