Improve Your Racquetball Score—And Your Savings Potential—With Our Partner, Health IQ

Jan. 23, 2018, 10:07 a.m. (ET)

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Improve Your Racquetball Score—And Your Savings Potential—With Our Partner, Health IQ


With the new year often comes the resolution to get healthy—which is why you might see many new faces on the racquetball court and find yourself going back more often. That’s no surprise given that participation in racquet sports can significantly lower risk of early death by 47% and reduce risk of death from heart disease by 59%. Also, 3.5 hours a week of strenuous activity, which includes racquetball, is associated with a 29% decreased risk of breast cancer in women.


Our partner Health IQ understands these health benefits of racquetball and uses them to convince life insurance companies that racquetball players deserve better rates—up to 33% exclusive savings!



In order to help you make the most of your health and financial resolutions, Health IQ has collected some tips to help you improve your agility as well as your ability to rapidly change direction when playing racquetball. While the two skills may seem similar, they have a distinct difference. Agility requires you to move your whole body quickly in response to a stimulus—usually in reference to the split second decision-making required when a racquetball is rapidly coming towards you. Change in direction, however, is pre-planned explosive movement. This is usually seen when one is accelerating or decelerating on the court. While change of direction does not specifically refer to agility—which is prompted by a visual stimulus—agility does incorporate the skills needed to change direction.

 

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Practice these tips at least a few times a week and you may be well on your way to improving your racquetball score.

  1. Improve visual acuity and agility by practicing the “drop and get up” drill. To do, throw a racquetball 10 feet (or higher) in the air, drop on the ground to your belly, and get up fast enough to catch the ball before it bounces twice.
  2. Improve your deceleration skills by choosing two points—A & B. Then sprint as fast as you can from point A and try to come to complete stop just before reaching point B. Deceleration training is key for helping one brake effectively and efficiently transfer energy in the opposite direction.
  3. Improve your acceleration skills with sprints and plyometric box jumps—which help the whole body move explosively from the first step. Acceleration training helps one move quickly and efficiently to the desired target.

  4. Lateral training can help with side-to-side movements—especially needed when trying to move and keep one’s eye on a flying racquetball. Do side-to-side shuffles in order to build up lateral strength as well as address muscular imbalances, which can sometimes lead to injury.

  5. Get your core up to speed with medicine ball standing side throws, which help one rotate the body powerfully, quickly, and efficiently—especially helpful when swinging at a speeding racquetball.


Thanks Health IQ for sharing some tips to help all racquetball players, from newbies to old pros, improve their performance. And when you’re done with your workout, head on over to HealthIQ.com to learn more about how Health IQ makes life insurance fair for health conscious people, like racquetball players, and to see if you qualify for special rates.

 

ABOUT HEALTH IQ

Health IQ’s mission is to celebrate the health conscious through financial rewards. That’s why Health IQ is the fastest growing life insurance company in the United States, saving those who qualify up to 33% lower rates on their Life Insurance.

Fast facts:

·   Secured $7 Billion in coverage

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·   Partners with the nations top rated Carriers

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