Sports Help You Become Healthier
You must have heard of the saying, “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy”. Well, that’s true. A life lacking mental or physical activities is a dull life. Playing sports can bring differences in people’s lives. While there are no such thing as quick fixes but sports has the ability to positively impact your health and mind over the years. Sports can be really beneficial for our overall constitution and development, and this is how:
10 Ways Sports Help You Become Healthier
10. SPORTS AS A RECREATION FOR BOTH PLAYERS AND NON- PLAYERS
Recreation is an activity that stimulates, amuses and even diverts us from your daily grind of living. It is a very significant part of our lives that we, most of the time, choose to ignore with excuses of a tight routine. Researches opine that sports and such recreation are beneficial in reducing anti-social behaviour and deflecting the mind away from criminal impulses especially for young adult children. For school level learners, recreation helps build retention, social and cognitive skill, attitude towards learning, physical and mental wellbeing. Recreational activities can help develop positive type of risk taking attitude both in the participants as well in non-participants. It can be a vehicle to enhance academic achievements, job-readiness or even enjoyment and relaxation that will help renew health and spirit.
9. SPORTS FOR A FLEXIBLE BODY
There has been countless studies telling you how sporting and exercising is beneficial for the body and mind but little attention has been paid on flexibility. But why do we need flexibility in the first place? Because the doctors say so! David Geier, the director of sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina says, “Flexibility is the third pillar of fitness.” Sports that involve a lot of stretching can set flexibility right into your body. This is because when we stretch our muscles we also length our tendons that are attached to the bone. Besides, more flexibility means stronger muscles. So participating in sports can make up for all your loose/short muscle that you daily develop by hunching over the computer for hours.
8. SPORT HELPS BUILD STRENGTH
Building strength – physical and mental – is easier said than done. We require strength to go on with our active life. It is vital for everyday survival; you’d need strength to catch a bus, to kick a ball, to even manoeuvre through a tightly packed concert crowd. Participating in sports can increase your muscular strength. In West, strength training actually became popular in the 1980’s following the release of the bodybuilding movie ‘Pumping Iron’ and the subsequent popularity of Arnold Schwarzenegger. But you don’t have to go on and start ‘strength training. Just play anything with considerable sincerity; play cricket play football, play kabaddi, just play regularly. Strategise to win, it’ll strengthen your mind. Keep at it daily and pretty soon you’ll find your muscles as well as strength looking all pumped up.