The Sugar Sands pickleball group of Mexico Beach along the Forgotten Coast in Florida is inviting all interested Mexico Beach area locals to come and play a free game of pickleball at their pickleball meet-ups. This is a great way to get to know people in your area and make new friends.
The Sugar Sands pickleball group plans to meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning through December 31 as long as the weather permits. There is no fee to play games and they start at 9 AM and go till 11. The pickleball courts are located at 111 N. 21st St., Mexico Beach right next to the Mexico Beach City Hall. Whether you are an avid pickleball player or just starting out it is sure to be a fun activity where you can get to know other people living in your area. This pickleball group has been meeting since 2015 and is very welcoming to all new members. For more detailed information on the group and games you can join the private Facebook group Sugar Sands Pickle Ball.
Some surprising health benefits of playing pickleball
Not only will joining the pickleball club be a fun way to meet new people in the Mexico Beach area, it is also a great way to get in a workout without realizing you are actually working out. Here are some surprising health benefits of playing pickleball:
Physical health benefits
Playing a game of pickleball is an excellent way to keep moving and improving your physical health. This of course is not so surprising, but staying active and healthy does help to boost the immune system and improve sleep as well.
Mental and emotional health benefits
It is not hard to have a lot of fun and maybe even some laughter while playing a game of pickleball beyond just having fun. Playing does a lot to boost your mental and emotional health. The simple act of any exercise releases endorphins in the brain that are feel-good chemicals that elevate your mood and regular exercise has been known to ward off anxiety and depression as well as increase your self-esteem and how you view yourself.
Though some of us need social interaction more than others, humans are a social species. Even the most introverted person that recharges from quiet alone time benefits from being around someone else from time to time. A surprising added benefit to socializing is that it has been shown to lower the risk of dementia in older individuals. Playing a game of pickleball with someone else and getting to know people around you is an excellent way to stay social and increase several health factors.
There are many great and fun ways to get to know people all along the Forgotten Coast. The small town of Mexico Beach has very friendly people and is a fun place to live and get involved in your local community. For more information on living in Mexico Beach, including Mexico Beach real estate, please contact us anytime.