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What does OOYO Sports Stand for?

OOYO™ Stands for "Out On Your Own" which reflects the individuality of sport and the fact that you are responsible for your own health and wellbeing.   Apart from the sense of achievement you get when you reach a goal or the satisfaction that comes from winning, sports and activities can make a substantial contribution to an individual’s physical and psychological well-being. OOYO™ Sports is focused on promoting healthy, active lifestyles, encouraging you to participate in fun activities and social interaction.


The Physical Benefits of Sports & an Active Lifestyle

There is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence on the positive effects of sports and physical activity.  Taking part in sports improves your general health and wellbeing.   

Regular exercise can keep you physically fit, reduce your body fat, control your weight, change your appetite, increase your stamina, strengthen your bones, aids coordination, balance and flexibility as well as helping you improve your quality of life and independence as you get older. 

Engaging in regular physical activity can prevent chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression and osteoporosis.


The Psychological Benefits of Sports

Exercise may also play a therapeutic role in addressing a number of psychological disorders.  Studies have shown that exercise has a positive influence on depression, self-worth, physical self-perception, including body image and self-esteem.

Physical activity can reduce stress, improve concentration and sleep patterns.   The social and inter-personal benefits of sports and physical activity can produce positive health effects for individuals and communities.  Sport is a means to build linkages between various social groups and communities. 

Successes in sport can improve morale and there is the added sense of joy and satisfaction that comes from achieving a new goal or challenge.  

Sport can enrich your life, whatever your age or your ability