The Amazing Health Benefits of Soccer

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: With the popularity soccer is getting all over the world, the health benefits are becoming clear.
Air Date: 7/15/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins, MD, MBA
02 Dr John HigginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
The Amazing Health Benefits of Soccer
With the growing popularity of soccer in the U.S., the health benefits are becoming clear.

The best part is that soccer-playing children are having so much fun, they don't realize they're also getting a great workout.

S Strength: stronger muscles and flexibility
O Organization: teaches TEAM playing
C Coordination: improves hand-eye
C Cardio: a great workout
E Endurance: time on field
R Real easy: cheap, fun, and played worldwide

John P. Higgins, MD, discusses all the amazing ways children and adults alike can benefit from one of the best workouts you can get.