Balloon volleyball likes the doctor! Appropriate exercise and mental health are recommended keywords.

Volleyball has been widely concerned in China. However, due to the fact that hard volleyball in traditional competitions requires certain skills and strength, it has not become a very popular sport. Zi Niu news reporter recently learned that a new member of the volleyball family-gas volleyball is gradually coming into people’s sight and has been praised by many experts. Proper exercise, less sports injury, enriching social interaction and improving reaction ability are all keywords recommended by doctors.
Why can balloon volleyball "capture" people’s hearts? Lightweight, easy to use and not easy to get hurt.
"I didn’t expect balloon volleyball to be really addictive." Ms. Cheng, a post-90s banker, likes all kinds of sports and fitness at ordinary times. Not long ago, she "into the pit" a new sport with her friends, that is air volleyball. "I think that the sports I used to do were all done by one person, such as yoga and swimming. I found it very interesting after contacting balloon volleyball." In Ms. Cheng’s view, this ball game, which requires teamwork, is light, handy and interesting, and can be regarded as a combination of sports, leisure and entertainment. More importantly, compared with hard volleyball, it is painless, which is undoubtedly "suitable for all ages."
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There are thousands of notes on the keyword "air volleyball" entered on the sharing platform, and tens of thousands of videos on the video website share the air volleyball technology. Why can balloon volleyball "capture" people’s hearts? Similar to Ms. Cheng’s idea, Wang Bo, a college student, played balloon volleyball because it was less risky. "I used to love watching volleyball games, but I never really touched volleyball, thinking that I couldn’t fight at all. I didn’t expect balloon volleyball, which is a better choice for our non-professional enthusiasts. It is not easy to get hurt and has a high participation rate of all ages. " The reporter learned that as a new sport, balloon volleyball has been favored by more and more students. In many colleges and universities, balloon volleyball has gradually become one of the sought-after courses.
Proper exercise is good for mental health, and balloon volleyball is also praised by experts.
It is reported that nearly 200 million people in the world are attracted by balloon volleyball, while nearly 10% people in China are involved in balloon volleyball, which is second only to football and basketball. So what is balloon volleyball? The reporter learned that balloon volleyball, which is purely made in China, can be traced back to about 40 years ago. At first, a unit organized retired workers to play with balloons on the volleyball court, then changed to children’s soft plastic balls and revised the rules with reference to six-person volleyball. Finally, balloon volleyball came into being. As one of the five major sports events of the National Sports Association for the Aged, it has been well promoted in Zhejiang, Fujian, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Hunan, Guangxi, Chongqing and other places since its launch.
So specifically, how is balloon volleyball different from conventional volleyball? According to reports, first of all, as the name implies, the materials are different. Balloon volleyball is made of soft plastic, and most of the volleyball liners are made of PU, and the weight of the ball is 100-150 grams lighter than that of ordinary volleyball. The net of balloon volleyball is low, the height of men is 2.1 meters, the height of women is 1.9 meters, and the mixed net is 2 meters. The hard volleyball net is 2.43 meters for men and 2.24 meters for women. It is no wonder that a fan told reporters that he can easily control balloon volleyball when he is 1.6 meters tall.
At the same time, balloon volleyball is not so demanding on the venue. Badminton courts can be used. The venue is 13.4 meters long and 6.1 meters wide, and activities can be carried out indoors and outdoors. However, regular volleyball requires an 8-meter *9-meter rectangle with an open space of at least 3 meters around, and there must be no obstacles at least 7 meters above the field. It is worth mentioning that although the playing and scoring methods of balloon volleyball are basically the same as those of ordinary volleyball, the rules are relatively loose. All parts of the human body can touch the ball, as long as the ball is hit above the ground in the opponent’s court according to the rules. Because you can get started without long-term and systematic training, it is more convenient to fight.
"Popular" and "grounded" balloon volleyball is not only flying into the homes of ordinary people, but has also been praised by some professionals in recent days. "The amount of exercise is more appropriate." Relevant sports medical experts believe that gas volleyball activities include running, jumping, squatting and turning, which makes the brain, eyes, hands, waist and feet move, but the amount of activities is not large, and the probability of sports injuries is much lower than other ball games, which is conducive to fitness and strong body.
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Wang Chunxue, chief physician of Department of Neurology, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, also pointed out that balloon volleyball is helpful for mental health. In Wang Chunxue’s view, balloon volleyball is characterized by the participation of many people, with strong continuity and few interruptions, which makes the sport itself more interesting. Just like the experience of Ms. Cheng and Wang Bo, this team sport has also set up a new scene for social interaction. You take me "into the pit", I pull you into the group, and the players work closely together. At the same time, the competition between teams is also a good opportunity for individuals to learn to overcome difficulties and forge ahead. Experts also said that the skills and tactics repeatedly used in the competition can produce rich signal stimulation to the neural network and nerve cells of the brain, which is helpful to improve the cognitive ability of quick response and flexible thinking. Applied to work and study, it is an improvement to the quality of life and health level.
Yangzi Evening News/Zi Niu News reporter Lu Yanlin
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Real estate weekly and first-tier cities are expected to lead the real estate market to stabilize and recover.

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Recently, many new signals have appeared in the real estate market. According to the data of the National Bureau of Statistics, the signal that the real estate market in first-tier cities stabilized and rebounded in September was obvious. It is worth noting that the central and local policies to stabilize the property market continue to increase, the market is clearing, and normal investment demand has rebounded. In first-tier cities, the policy of "recognizing housing but not loans" is superimposed on the traditional "golden nine and silver ten", and some positive changes have taken place in the real estate market in first-and second-tier cities.
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In the past two months, various support policies for the real estate market have been implemented nationwide, and the policy effects are gradually emerging. The real estate market is showing signs of recovery-the real estate market in first-tier cities is the first to recover.
According to the housing price data of 70 cities published by the National Bureau of Statistics in September, the sales price of new houses in first-tier cities turned flat from 0.2% in August, with Beijing and Shanghai rising by 0.4% and 0.5% respectively, with Shanghai leading the country.
Since the end of August, the easing policies of the real estate market in many places have been continuously released. In particular, the four first-tier cities in the north, Guangzhou and Shenzhen have successively implemented the policy of "recognizing houses but not loans", which has obviously boosted the real estate market. Take Shanghai, which led the rise in September, as an example. Following the announcement of the implementation of commercial loans on September 1, on October 17, Shanghai announced the optimization of the criteria for determining the number of housing provident fund loans. If Shanghai has no housing, no provident fund loans in the country or the first provident fund loans have been settled, it will be recognized as the first set of housing … The policy has been continuously exerted, boosting the Shanghai real estate market.
From the perspective of the second-hand housing market, the price of second-hand housing rose by four cities in September, an increase of one city compared with August. First-tier cities turned up for the first time after falling for four consecutive months, with an increase of 0.2%. Among them, Beijing led the national second-hand housing market with an increase of 0.7%; Followed by Shanghai, the price of second-hand housing rose by 0.6%.
Some insiders believe that the price of second-hand houses in Beijing and Shanghai has increased month-on-month, mainly due to the strict implementation of the policy of "recognizing houses and recognizing loans" in Beijing and Shanghai. After the implementation of "recognizing houses but not recognizing loans", the demand potential released is relatively large, especially in Beijing and Shanghai. There are many old second-hand houses, and there is great potential for improved demand, and the activity of second-hand houses has increased.
It should be pointed out that although first-tier cities take the lead in recovery, this recovery is still unstable, and there are still divisions within first-tier cities. The prices of new houses in Guangzhou and Shenzhen continued to fall, with a month-on-month decrease of 0.6% and 0.5% respectively, and a year-on-year decrease of 1.7% and 3%. The price of second-hand houses in Guangzhou decreased by 0.7% month-on-month, while the price of second-hand houses in Shenzhen was flat.
In addition, although the sales price of commercial housing in second-and third-tier cities has increased and decreased year-on-year, the chain is still declining. From the ring comparison, in September, the sales price of new commercial housing in second-tier cities decreased by 0.3% from the previous month, and the decline rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than that of the previous month. Second-hand housing decreased by 0.5% month-on-month, the same as last month. The sales price of new commercial housing in third-tier cities decreased by 0.3% month-on-month, and the decline rate narrowed by 0.1 percentage point from last month; Second-hand housing decreased by 0.5% month-on-month, and the decline rate was 0.1 percentage point higher than that of last month.
At present, the risk release of the real estate supply side continues, and residents’ income and expectations need to be further improved, which has affected the stabilization of the real estate market in second-and third-tier cities to a certain extent, resulting in the decline in house prices in second-and third-tier cities. In addition, the recovery of first-tier cities brought by optimizing real estate policies needs to be further stabilized.
Due to the implementation of policies such as "recognizing houses but not loans", the demand for housing replacement in first-tier cities has been released, which has led to a significant increase in the number of second-hand houses listed in first-tier cities. Under the background of a large increase in supply, the prices of second-hand houses in first-tier cities are still in a downward channel in the short term.
Some insiders believe that whether it is just needed or improving demand, residents usually "buy up and not buy down". At present, consumers’ confidence in housing prices and the market is weak, and they are more cautious and slow to enter the market. In this regard, it is necessary to further optimize the real estate policy, "stabilize housing prices" and "stabilize expectations" and promote the repair of the real estate market.
In the short term, the real estate market is still facing adjustment pressure. However, in the medium and long term, the urbanization rate of permanent residents in China is 65.2%, and the urbanization rate of registered population is only 47.7%, so there is still much room for improvement in urbanization. In addition, although the total number of houses in China has reached about 40 billion square meters, the houses are mainly small and medium-sized units with great improvement potential.
The market expects that the policy is expected to continue to be optimized around stabilizing housing price expectations, activating the replacement chain, and lowering the threshold for reasonable housing demand. In particular, with the further liberalization of policies such as purchase restriction in first-tier cities, hot cities will enter a more solid market recovery stage, which is expected to lead the real estate market out of the bottom area and stabilize and recover.
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