Category: Sports

Health Benefits of Playing Soccer

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Playing Soccer

Since 2014, Brian Petruzzi has served as the founder and CEO of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Galloway, New Jersey, where he is involved in overseeing all aspects of the restaurant’s operations. In his time away from work, Brian Petruzzi enjoys coaching soccer.

Soccer is one of the most physically demanding sports in which one can participate. From youth leagues all the way to the professional level, the total use of the body that soccer demands translates into a number of health benefits for those who play. Here are a few ways that soccer can improve a player’s physical health.

Soccer involves running and then walking at various intervals for 90 minutes, often in quick succession. This back-and-forth interval workout greatly improves the aerobic ability of the heart to quickly get oxygen and glycogen to the muscles when it’s needed, allowing for shorter recovery periods between extreme exertions.

Those who play the sport regularly also tend to experience improved cardiovascular health. The heart rate is consistently elevated throughout a match due to the level of exertion taking place, which promotes better overall heart and vascular health by making the heart stronger, guarding against arterial blockages, and lowering blood pressure.


Seeking a Scuba Mask


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Scuba Mask

In his role as founder and CEO of Galloway, New Jersey-based 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Brian Petruzzi maintains direct responsibility for managing the restaurant’s culinary and marketing operations. A fan of outdoor recreation, Brian Petruzzi enjoys scuba diving at various marine locations throughout New Jersey.

Perhaps the most important piece of equipment for a scuba diver is the mask. They come in various shapes and sizes and there are several factors that determine whether or not a certain mask is best for your scuba setup. Here are some ways you can test a mask to see if it’s right for you.

Most importantly, the seal on the mask should be watertight. Tilt your head so that you are looking straight up and put the mask on. It should fit evenly against the skin without the strap. Then add the regulator and reassess if gaps are present.

With the regulator in place, put your head in a normal, forward-looking posture and take a gentle nose breath. A good-fitting mask will form a seal against the face when this happens. If all these tests have gone positively and you still have access to the nose pocket–used to equalize the ears–then it’s the right mask.

Distinctive Places to Scuba Dive in New Jersey

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Deauville Inn docks

As the founder and CEO of 1000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Galloway, New Jersey, Brian Petruzzi oversees culinary and marketing operations. He is also responsible for the company’s expansion into other parts of New Jersey and into Connecticut and California. In his spare time, Brian Petruzzi enjoys various hobbies, including snorkeling and scuba diving.

Listed below are some distinctive places to scuba dive on the Jersey Shore.

1. Located in Monmouth County, The Manasquan Jetties are an ideal area for divers since crabs, blackfish, striped bass, and lobster are abundant. The Manasquan Inlet is also good for underwater photography. Additionally, divers will be able to find relics of wrecks from small boats that have run aground over the years.

2. The Deauville Inn docks are located in Strathmere, Cape May County. Named for the restaurant near Corson’s Inlet, the area is known as a great place to recover bottles dating from the mid-19th century to the prohibition era. Many divers have also found jewelry and coins along with an abundance of marine life.

3. Also in Monmouth County, the Western World Shipwreck, or the Spring Lake Wreck, is a British sailing ship from 1853. The ship ran aground while journeying from Liverpool, and the wreckage was not discovered until the early 1960s. Divers can get permission to see the wreck from the Spring Lake chief of police.