Are you ready for a whole month of football talk and matches? The FIFA World Cup 2018 officially kicks off today in Russia with the host against Saudi Arabia. Even if you’re not a football fan, this season is sure to rope you in the excitement as you root for your favourite team or teams! But this sport (both outdoor and indoor football) is a great workout too. Here’s why!
1. You’ll burn mega calories
Even if you’re not playing on a big professional women’s football field, just a few minutes kicking the ball around will show you that this sport is all about running — and running fast. Just 30 minutes of casual play burns 230 calories for a 145-pound female. Competitive play burns a whopping 330 calories in just half an hour!