Handball, is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins.

Handball is known for being a fast-moving, high-speed, dynamic sport that incorporates elements of running, passing, looping, throwing and team-tactics.

Handball benefits the body in a variety of ways:

  • The fast-paced sport is a full-body workout that promotes muscle tone and strength, particularly in the upper body and arms.
  • The constant movement in handball increases cardiovascular endurance. In a one-hour game, players may run several miles.
  • The rigorous exercise burns fat and helps players stay in shape.
  • Further, the sport requires that players use both hands and both sides of the body equally, so the body learns to become more balanced and agile.
  • Handball also works the brain. Players must quickly anticipate where the ball will be next so they can move to that location. This helps develop hand-eye coordination.