Even if you're an avowed hater of cranberries, candied yams and pumpkin pies, there's something magical about Thanksgiving. The air is cooler and crisper. The leaves are a variety of brilliant autumn colors. Homes are full of the wonderful scents of dishes being baked. And, most importantly, people from far-flung locations are gathering together to celebrate the thing they cherish most - family.
In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, let's take a look at three reasons to be thankful for America's number one participatory sport -- bowling.
Bowling brings friends together
Few sports are more social than bowling, and that's one of the reasons for its enduring popularity. Many modern bowling centers offer a variety of entertainment choices, along with excellent food and beverage options you can enjoy while relaxing with friends. All of this makes a bowling center the perfect setting for an afternoon or evening spent socializing with friends.
Bowling can help you feel better about yourself
If you're looking for an easy way to add some physical activity to your routine, bowling makes a fantastic choice. Studies have shown that exercise doesn't just improve your fitness, it can also enhance your mood. Bowling also doesn't require a tremendous amount of exertion, so the odds of injury are low.
Bowling is accessible to virtually everyone
You don't have to own expensive equipment to enjoy bowling. In fact, you don't have to own any equipment at all. Bowling is relatively inexpensive compared to other major sports. It also doesn't have a steep learning curve. If you can pick up a ball, you can have a great time.
We'd like to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to bowlers everywhere! If you need help locating the bowling center nearest you, please visit GoBowling.com's website.