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Benefits of Sports

Physical Fitness

Physical exercise is good for body, mind and spirit. Sports not only serves as an excellent physical activity to improve general fitness, but also sports offer unique benefits. Engaging  in sports from a young age not only strengthens  bones and muscles, but also tones your body.

Physical exercises help in increasing strength and stamina. Regular physical activity throughout the lifetime have control on  maintaining the weight.

Sports often involve physical activities like jumping, running, moving and stretching will turn out to be a good body workout. Sports like soccer that involve running, kicking or throwing a ball help to strengthen the arms and legs.

Swimming replenishes a full body workout. Thus engaging in sports directly translates into overall fitness. 

Academic Benefits 

Some may think that playing sports can distract students from schoolwork.Improving at a sport requires repeated learning and memorization, honing these skill sets can carry over into other activities, like at academics, work etc. Researches shows that sports improve Math skills in children.  Also, the determination and goal-setting skill sports required can be transferred to the classroom.

Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of playing sport on academic achievement, in large part because of the positive influence of identity formation and emotional development takes place here. Sports that involve aiming and hitting skills, for example, tennis, badminton and baseball  help them to increase focus. They help to develop leadership qualities and foster team spirit in kids.They involve in competitions, they involve winning and losing. This exposes children to both aspects of life, success and failure, and prepare them to accept both with a positive spirit.

Researches have shown that children and youth participating in sport, when compared to peers who do not play sport, exhibit: 


 Self-knowledgeable and attain higher grades,

• Self-esteem and confidence builder,

• Stronger peer relationships and  manage emotions,

• More academically oriented friends and greater family attachment,

• More restraint in avoiding risky behavior and

• Greater involvement in volunteer work with leadership activities. 


Team Work 

Having your team depend on you can encourage you to show up at practices and put in a greater effort preparing for competition than you might on your own. Team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication, and leadership, among many other traits.
Athletes have to practice hard to reach an elite level. Success is determined by the player's own desire to succeed, which comes from a love of the sport and a vigorous team work.  Putting it all together by playing a sport is a winning combination.

Playing sports is very beneficial for the development of social skills. Sports teach you to interact with people, communicate with them and collaborate as a team.

Sports build a competitive spirit in children and teach them to be participate irrespective of whether the result is success or failure. Sports foster collective thinking and harness your planning and also delegation skills.

The most important benefit of sports is the sportsman spirit they inculcate. Sports help you become  more positive and stronger. Winning  a game gives you a sense of accomplishment, which boosts your confidence further.


Relieve stress 

Exercising is a natural way to release stress. Research on the role of exercise confirms that it improves mood and alleviates many forms of depression, and also having teammates can provide a support system.

According to the American Council on Exercise, electrical activity that’s recorded in tensed muscles shows a decrease after a workout. Medical researchers also report noticeable drops in individual cases of hyperactivity and jitters in the aftermath of exercise.

Taking up a sport can relax blood vessels, reducing heart rates and blood pressure that often accompanies worry. The fight-or-flight response in challenging situations can cause a buildup of stress and glucose in the body. The American Diabetes Association recommends taking up a sport  to help your body more effectively process the tension.




Improves Quality of Life
Playing sports reduces the risk of osteoporosis and prevents bone loss. Sports benefit cardiovascular health. Research has shown that physical movement can affect the brain’s physiology by increasing cerebral capillary growth, blood  production of neurotrophins, growth of nerve cells in the hippocampus, flow, oxygenation, neurotransmitter levels, development of nerve connections, density of neural network, and brain tissue volume.
These changes are associated with improved attention, improved information processing, storaging and retrieval, enhance coping with positive affect and reduce sensations of cravings and pain.
Youth sport stresses on not only learning the important life skills of goal setting, but also time management combined with enjoyment.  And also development of a strong sense of morality and the development of an appreciation of diversity.
Social Benefits

Playing a sport will boost self-esteem, participating in any sport can protect young athletes against social isolation. Sport provides an opportunity for children and youth to engage in valuable and positive relationships, to safely navigate and negotiate between right and wrong as they learn to interact with peers and adults. Youth involved in sports is more “psychologically resilient”.

Life skills such as goal setting, persistence, teamwork,  perseverance and character development may transfer from sport to academics, family life, and  work. Adults recognize many positive benefits of sport to society. Eight out of ten adults agree that sport provides a source of fun and enjoyment and can reduce youth crime and delinquency. 


Generally, sports entail physical activities that are usually carried out for some "recreational" functions such as self-satisfaction, entertainment, competition, etc. Fun still tops according to the recent surveys. Ask kids about what they want to get out of sports, and the vast majority still says that the number one reason kids play sports is still to have fun. Given a choice between fun and winning, most still say having fun. They would rather play on a losing team than sit on the bench of a winning team.
Quiz Section !

  1. Playing sports helps in developing?
     Life Skills   Social Skills  Both the above None
  2. Team sports involves in?
     Socializing Isolation  Insomnia   None
  3. Playing sports improves _______?
     academically  math skills   cardiovascular health  all the above
  4. The primary reason kids choose for playing any sport is?
     Fun  Relieve stress  Improve health  Time management
  5. Participating in sports protects from?
     Isolation  Dysgraphia  Insomnia  Dyslexia
  6. Which is the best sport for reducing weight?
     Wrestling   Chess  Hockey  Swimming
  7. Which sport mainly enhances thigh muscle growth?
     Chess  Football  Badminton  None
  8. Winning a game boosts for?
     Depression  Stress  Confidence building  None
  9. Analytical skills is improved by playing?
     Soccer  Wrestling   Baseball  Chess
  10. Life without sport will be?
     Boring  Happy  Enjoyable  None
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