Did you know that there are scientists out there researching sports fans? Yeah. And they've actually found some ways that being a sports fan can contribute to good health. What?! Yeah. So it’s March, admit it, you've already broken your resolutions to be healthier this year at least 20 times. Let me help you with an easier way to health and happiness: just come watch some roller derby.
If you’re already a fan of roller derby, congratulations! You’re obviously very smart. You've made good decisions in life. But being a roller derby fan can actually help keep your brain in shape. Watching sports forces your brain to process a lot of information very quickly. When you first watch roller derby you probably don’t realize everything that’s going on. Everything happens fast. You can blink and miss an incredible block that forces the jammer to cut the track and get a penalty or a jammer landing an apex jump to score four points and call it off (so no blinking allowed!). Watching roller derby is essentially a workout for your brain, and the longer you're a fan the more you’ll notice strategic blocks and know when the jammer needs to call it off. The more derby you watch the more interesting it becomes and the smarter you will be.
2. Watching roller derby can improve your sex life.
So we all know that physical activity promotes testosterone production, right? Well researchers have now found that even just the act of watching sports can also increase testosterone levels. Why is that good? Increased testosterone equals increased wanna-sex-you-up-ness. This goes for the boys and the girls. So come watch some roller derby and then go home and celebrate that win in the best way possible! I’m just trying to get you laid, Boo.
3. Watching roller derby decreases loneliness and depression.
Being a fan makes you part of a family. Probably a very weird and dysfunctional family but that’s okay! We are not meant to be alone but it’s way too easy to become isolated these days. I’m blaming you, internet! Shared love for a team bonds you together with tons of awesome people you wouldn't have otherwise met. Fans create a community which helps to fight away the blues.
4. Watching roller derby can help improve your relationship.
Yeah, we’re saving marriages here!! Okay, maybe not. But bringing your bae to watch roller derby can bring you closer together. Studies have shown that couples who watch sports together are more satisfied with their relationship. Sharing the trials and triumphs of your favorite team is great way to bond with your partner. And don’t forget about the sex. That’s not going to hurt your relationship either. So mark your calendars to make bout night date night. Trust me, your partner will thank you.
5. Watching roller derby will get you ready for bikini season.
Come to a bout and you’ll see all types of beautiful bodies kicking ass. We've got tall girls and short girls, skinny girls and curvy girls but they all have one thing in common. They’re strong, fearless women and that’s sexy as hell. There’s a lot of negative crap out there but we hope when you look at us you’ll be reminded that you’re gorgeous and powerful and sexy just how you are!