Health and Social Benefits

As well as having fun, bowls offers many health and social benefits. Bowling provides anaerobic exercise giving a variety of muscles a workout, while also exercising the mind as you learn tactical play.

Health benefits:

In a typical game you will:

  • Bend approximately 42 times
  • Walk about 0.8 miles (1,260 metres)
  • Swing your arm with a 3-pound weight about 40 times.

The social benefits of bowls include:

  • Can be played by all age groups
  • Provides an opportunity to make new friends
  • Allows partners to play together
  • Facilitates regular social contact
  • Provides an opportunity to become part of a community.

Get yourself along to the NSC and try it for yourself – you will be made most welcome.

Find out more:

The game of bowls

Etiquette of the game

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