The Health And Fitness Benefits Of Sport


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The Health And Fitness Benefits Of Sport

For sure, playing sports is a generally a fantastic way to improve your fitness and health. Taking part in sport will improve your general health and wellbeing. There are plenty of reasons why you should become involved in sport.

-Sport makes you stronger physically and mentally.

-Sport makes you accept defeat.

-Sport teach you challenge.

-Sport make you a social person.

-Playing sports helps reduce body fat or controls your body weight.

-Sports allow you will gain the satisfaction of developing your fitness and skills.

-Sports can help you fight depression and anxiety.

-Sports allows you to challenge yourself and set goals.

-Playing sports helps strengthen bones.

-Sports help aid coordination, balance and flexibility.

-Many sports can help improves stamina and concentration.

-Sports allow you to experience the highs and lows of both winning and losing!

-Through sports you will meet people with a similar interest to yourself and are likely to gain many new friends.

Great Benefits of Playing Sport

Taking part in sport can help us feel fitter, healthier and mentally strong, and that is just the start of it. Sport can also be fun, especially when played as part of a team or with family or friends.



Better Sleep: Fast Company suggests that exercise and sport triggers chemicals in the brain that can make you feel happier and relaxed. Team sports provide a chance to unwind and take part in an activity that improves your fitness. If you play sports outside, you can benefit from fresh air which is said to promote a good night’s sleep.

A Strong Heart: Your heart is a muscle and needs frequent exercise to help it keep fit and healthy. A healthy heart can pump blood efficiently around your body. Your heart will improve in performance when it is regularly challenged with exercise. Stronger hearts can improve overall health of the body.

New Connections: Sport brings together a mixture of people from different communities, backgrounds, religions and beliefs. Sport can offer a new way to meet others that you may not interact with day to day. As a result, you can make new friends. And who knows, playing a sport might even open new career and business opportunities for you.

Increased Confidence:By training frequently and working towards seasonal goals you can build your confidence and abilities. This is especially noticeable through tournaments and matches where you and your team put your skills to the test. Small, incremental achievements throughout the year can build personal confidence over time, giving you the ability to take on new projects and assignments at work with your new-found confidence.

Reduces Stress: When you are physically active your mind gets a chance to unplug from daily stresses and strains of life. Physical exercise reduces the stress hormones in your body and stimulates the release of endorphins. These endorphins may give you more energy and focus for whatever life has.

Improve Mental Health: The Public Health Agency report that regular participation in sport and being active can also promote good mental health. This includes improving your mood, enhancing your sense of well-being, reducing anxiety, combating negative emotions and protecting against depression.

Sport Builds Leaders: All sport teams need leaders to show the way and help develop new or younger team members. An emergentics study has found a correlation between playing sports and strong leadership qualities. Sports enable people to develop a ‘team mindset’ whether its winning, losing or training together.

Sports That Do Damage to Your Body

Sports are fun, but in order to stay safe, you should know the sports that do damage to your body. Sports are all fun and games until someone ends up hurt. Kids are very likely to get hurt while playing youth sports. However, it's a good idea for kids to play sports since they can lead to successful adults. To avoid unnecessary injuries know ahead of time the sports that do damage to your body. Common sports, such as basketball, baseball and football are very physical sports and can lead to terrible injuries if you're not smart and don't take the proper precautions before playing. You should do sports to improve your fitness, just be smart doing it.



Basketball: Basketball can do significant damage to your body. There have been 533,509 injuries since 2016 related to basketball, which makes it a significant risk. It's a fun sport to play but running on the court while dribbling a ball can be dangerous, leading to knee injuries, foot injuries and even brain injuries if the ball hits your head with enough speed and force.

Ice Hockey: In 2016, ice hockey was viewed as one the most dangerous sports since it can do some serious damage to your body. There were 12,336 people who were injured playing this sport that year alone, landing it on the list of sports that do damage to your body. The concept of skating on ice at fast velocities, all the while controlling a puck, increases the likelihood of injury. Also, in general, ice hockey players are aggressive and will be quick to punch someone or get into a fight during the game if roused. It's not uncommon to see ice hockey players slammed up against the glass fighting over an unfair call, or getting chippy when the referee's aren't looking.

Football: It wouldn't be an accurate list of dangerous sports without including possibly the biggest culprit: football. This activity comes with some serious bodily risk, to the tune of 420,581 injuries in 2016. It goes without saying that tackling someone and running into them at a fast speed can cause brain injuries as well as knee injuries, and more minor wrist sprains. You should play this sport if you have the passion since it's a great form of exercise and can prevent long-term illnesses, but make good decisions when playing.

Swimming: Surprisingly, swimming can end up causing severe damage to your body. In 2016, there were 184,190 injuries related to swimming. This sport isn't a contact sport, but that doesn't make it without risk, and it can still do some damage to your body. Some common injuries received while swimming are swimmer's shoulder, knee injuries, hip, and back injuries.

Gymnastics: Gymnastics is a favorite among many people since it allows you to stay in shape and show off your flexibility and talent. However, it is actually very dangerous and caused 36,001 injuries in 2016. Some popular injuries from this sport are wrist sprains, ACL injuries, plus foot and ankle injuries. When practicing gymnastics make sure to always warm up and stretch since it's a very physical sport, and avoid overworking your body to avoid unwanted injury.

Special questions:

1. What are the advantages of playing sports?

2. What kind of sports can be damaging to our health/body?

3. What are the positive effects of sport?

4. What are the benefits of playing team sports?



5. How does sport connect people and communities?
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