Benefits Of Playing Sports

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Playing sports has many benefits to the average person (s). Today's average lifestyle is a hectic one and has no room for something like sports because after all, most sports are only games. Or so the average person thinks. One of the major benefits of playing some sport on a somewhat regular basis is that you can keep yourself in good health and avoid such diseases as a heart attack and the possibility of high blood pressure. The latter, as you may know, has no symptoms until it is too late.

In addition, because of our hectic lifestyles we spend little or no quality time with our families. Playing sports with family and friends gives them the incentive to exercise more and to think of better nutrition and all the things one needs to do in order to be a good athlete. So as a sports person, you are pointing your family and friends in a direction of health as well as doing the same for yourself.

It is important to give children the incentive to join sports such as football, volleyball, basketball and other activities. Our children today have become sedentary because of the computer and television. As a result, we have to fight the causes of obesity, depression and other such diseases in children. Sport help to keep their bodies fit and trim through proper diet and nutrition. These same activities can keep the child's brain active and quick resulting in better grades and creativity.

Women and girls that take part in sports activities have better self-esteem and see themselves differently than those that do not take part in sports. Taking part in some sport gives women and girls a more positive body image. Most importantly, taking part in sports activities reduces their stress and anxiety levels. Sports can teach them leadership skills and teamwork. Women and girls that take part in some sports activity reduce their chance of obesity. Women and girls that are active in some form of sports activity say they are happier than their non active counterparts.

Source by Jenny LaBrie

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