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What are women's sports?


Basketball is one of the sports in which women have excelled and achieved success. It is a team sport played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, and each team tries to score goals by throwing the ball into the opponent’s goal, and this sport has many benefits. It is positive for girls and women who practice it, regardless of whether they play it in a competitive framework, or just as a hobby and entertainment with friends, and its benefits include the following:

  • The risk of chronic diseases decreases with age, as women’s participation in sports constantly enhances the strength of their immune system, and reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some types of cancer, later in life.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Women who exercise regularly are less likely to be obese or overweight, compared to other women who do not engage in any sports activity.
  • Regular menstrual cycle times; Her menstrual cycles are more regular, she bleeds less, and she doesn't have severe cramps.
  • Smoking decreases, as women who exercise tend to adopt healthier habits, most notably avoiding smoking, which affects their breathing and physical activity.
  • Reducing stress and anxiety, as sports give women an outlet to unload their negative energy and reduce their pressures, which improves their mood. 
  • Enhance self-confidence and self-esteem. Women who exercise in general are more self-confident and self-respecting.


Netball is one of the sports suitable for women. It is a team sport derived from basketball. It consists of two teams of seven players. The matches are played on a rectangular court with high goal rings on each end. The most prominent benefits of women’s practice are as follows:

  • Increase physical activity, and prevent the risk of developing chronic diseases in the future. 
  • Reducing depression and anxiety. 
  • Enhance eye-hand coordination. 
  • Build muscle and increase endurance. 
  • Maintaining cardiovascular health. 
  • Improve body fitness and flexibility.
  • Burn more calories. 
  • Enhance problem solving skill and teamwork skill.


Football is one of the most popular sports, in which matches are played between two teams in a rectangular court with goal posts on each side to score goals. Many women’s teams have participated in international and local football tournaments. Among the most prominent benefits of this sport for women are the following:

  • Running a soccer game helps support cardiovascular health. 
  • It increases muscle mass and reduces the level of fat in the body. 
  • Increases bone density by 3-2%, delaying bone aging by 3-6 years. 
  • Strengthening motor coordination, due to the transition between jogging, walking and running, as a result of dribbling, passing and turning movements. 
  • Support the skill of concentration, self-control, and perseverance, because it is a fast game and requires quick decisions and self-control at the same time. 
  • Increase interaction and social support.


Volleyball is one of the wonderful sports for women, as it maintains her physical fitness and enhances her health, in which matches are played between two teams of six players separated by a high net, and the players use their hands to hit the ball back and forth over the net, in an attempt to make the ball touch the court inside The discount area, and its other most important benefits for women are the following:

  • Burning fat and calories, which helps maintain a healthy weight, and reduces the possibility of obesity. 
  • Strengthening the muscles of the shoulders, arms, feet, and thighs. 
  • Respiratory support. 
  • Increase the metabolic rate and raise the energy level. 
  • Enhance physical skills, such as: balance, flexibility, and speed. 
  • Increase the level of social skills, such as: communication skills, cooperation, and leadership. 
  • Improving heart health, by increasing the heart rate, which stimulates the body to pump more blood and nutrients to the body, and this enhances overall health.


Swimming is one of the sports suitable for women, in which the body is pushed through the water with joint or alternating movements of the arms and legs and the natural buoyancy of the body. Among the activities that depend on swimming: diving, rescue, windsurfing, synchronized swimming, water polo, and swimming has many health benefits belonging to women, the most important of which are the following:

  • Increases the flexibility of the body's muscles, because its exercise requires the involvement of most muscles, such as: back muscles, shoulders, arms, legs, and abdominal muscles. 
  • It burns calories and fat, which maintains a healthy weight, and reduces the risk of obesity. 
  • Reduces depression, anxiety and sleep problems. 
  • Swimming increases the flexibility of the body, which is important in reducing injuries during exercise. 
  • Reduces symptoms associated with chronic inflammation, such as: arthritis, and muscle inflammation.


Golf is one of the wonderful sports for women, in which the player tries to throw the ball in the fewest possible number of strokes, to land it in 9 or 18 consecutive holes on the field using a stick. Among the most important benefits of practicing for women are the following:

  • Golf teaches a woman how to be honest with herself to the extreme, as it is the only game in which the referee is the player himself. 
  • It is a wonderful exercise for the body and mind, it activates the mind, and increases the flexibility of the muscles of the body. 
  • The game of golf helps a woman to expand her social circle. 
  • Develop communication skills that will play a major role in developing your professional life.

field hockey

Field hockey develops women’s fitness in general, and it is a very interesting and enjoyable sport. Two teams of 11 players each play, each aiming to direct a ball towards the opponent’s goal with a hockey stick. The most prominent benefits of hockey for women are the following:

  • Reducing stress resulting from the stresses of daily life. 
  • Increasing awareness of following healthy habits, through developing the mind, which leads to healthy eating and drinking habits. 
  • Burn more calories, thus reducing body fat. 
  • Support muscle health, including those in the legs, forearms, and thighs. 
  • Hockey is a great way to learn how to deal with challenges and face disappointments. 
  • Enhance the skill of self-control, and the skill of working in a team.

soft ball

Softball has become popular in many countries in the past few years. It is similar to baseball but is played with a larger and softer ball. Among the most important benefits of practicing this sport for women are the following:

  • Softball provides a full body workout, including hands, eyes, arms, shoulders, and most other parts of the body. 
  • It enhances self-esteem and reduces stress, which makes the woman who practices it more able to control her emotions. 
  • Develops the skill of teamwork and cooperation with others to reach the desired goals. 
  • It improves leadership skills, because it provides women with the opportunity to lead the team.

tennis ball

Tennis ball is one of the best sports that a woman can practice, because of its great benefits. A small, hollow ball made of rubber is used in it, and each player hits the ball with a tennis racket to bounce inside the opponent’s lines and be able to score points, and among its benefits are the following:

  • It helps to get vitamin D from the sun, which is necessary for the absorption of calcium in the body, which helps prevent osteoporosis. 
  • Improves movement control skills of major and minor body parts. 
  • It burns more calories, thus helping to maintain a healthy weight. 
  • Increases the player's ability to balance. 
  • Promotes feelings of pleasure, relaxation and mood improvement.


Not long ago, kickboxing was the preserve of men, but it is now gaining increasing interest from women, because of its great benefits. It is a sport in which two competitors fight by hitting each other with their hands and kicking each other with their feet, and its benefits include the following:

  • Helping burn fat, especially the annoying belly fat that increases the risk of many chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. 
  • Support heart health, increase endurance. 
  • Tighten all the muscles of the body, including the muscles of the legs, thighs and arms. 
  • Enhance the ability to balance, flexibility and coordination, through the movements that require it. 
  • Martial arts training.


Gymnastics is a sport with comprehensive benefits in terms of health, entertainment and competition, and it is one of the competitive sports in which players perform optional acrobatic movements, to show their strength, balance and control over their bodies. The most important benefits of this sport for girls are as follows:

  • Balance and flexibility, one of the most prominent physical benefits. 
  • Improving focus and control in the body, by achieving good coordination between the brain and muscles when performing the required movements. 
  • Teaching the players how to avoid injuries by how to fall in a way that does not harm the body. 
  • Teaching the players how to struggle to reach the goals needed for success. 
  • Develop social skills, such as problem-solving skills.

Contemporary dance 

Contemporary dance, unlike classical dance, is a form of expressive dance that is performed through free and improvised movements, during which dancers seek to connect the mind and body through fluid dance movements, and the most important benefits of it for women are the following:

  • Promote cardiovascular health by increasing the heart rate, which helps pump blood throughout the body. 
  • Improve body strength and balance ability. 
  • Suitable for women who suffer from health problems that prevent them from moving quickly. 
  • Enhance the ability to think with age. 
  • A comprehensive sport for all parts and muscles of the body.


Ballet is not only practiced by young children but can also be practiced by older girls. Ballet is the following:

  • Ballet helps improve body strength and balance. 
  • Ballet helps increase focus and mental strength.
  • Ballet enhances the skill of collaboration and teamwork. 
  • Ballet increases self-confidence and self-esteem.


Skating or skating is a fun sport that combines fun, training the muscles of the body and improving its balance. In this sport, the player slides, skates or jumps on skates, and the most important benefits for women are the following:

  • Activate and exercise the muscles of the body, including the muscles of the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and legs. 
  • Burning fat, which helps to lose weight, especially belly fat. 
  • Improving the ability to balance, control reflexes, and increase flexibility. 
  • Reducing anxiety and stress, which improves mood. 
  • Promote the health of the mind and body.


Diving is a sport in which the player dives under water at different depths using special breathing equipment. Diving is associated with many health and physical benefits for women, the most prominent of which are the following:

  • Increase muscle flexibility and strength, and improve endurance. 
  • Maintaining the health of the respiratory system, including promoting the breathing process, and reducing respiratory problems such as asthma. 
  • Helping lower blood pressure in women who suffer from high blood pressure. 
  • Increase the levels of fitness and agility of the body. 
  • Promote a sense of well-being, freedom and happiness.

mixed martial arts

Mixed martial arts has become one of the most popular sports among all age groups, and the number of women practicing martial arts is constantly increasing, because of its many benefits. It is a combat sport that allows players to use a wide range of fighting techniques, including hitting, kicking, and others. Its benefits include the following:

  • Practicing martial arts teaches a woman how to defend herself in the event of any danger. 
  • Practicing martial arts improves the physical and mental strength of the body. 
  • Practicing martial arts helps burn fat and lose weight quickly.
  • Practicing martial arts boosts self-confidence by overcoming fears, which makes women more proud of themselves. 
  • Practicing martial arts develops interpersonal skills, including problem-solving and self-control.


Badminton brings together many physical and mental benefits for its players, and it is a sport played by two or four players on a rectangular court with a high net in the middle, and the players try to score points by hitting a small object called badminton across the net using a racket. Come:

  • It increases muscle strength and flexibility, and increases body fitness. 
  • Helps burn fat and lose weight. 
  • It increases the levels of metabolism, and the expulsion of toxins from the body through sweating. 
  • Improves the freshness and elasticity of the skin, due to the support of the body's ability to expel harmful toxins. 
  • Enhances communication, collaboration, and teamwork skills.


Surfing has many general benefits, and it is one of the sports that depends on swimming, and includes surfing on a special skateboard, and the most important benefits of practicing it for women are the following:

  • Helps improve body strength and fitness. 
  • Women gain balance skill. 
  • Reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood. 
  • Increase the circle of women's social relations. 
  • It enhances communication with nature, which increases environmental awareness.


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