July 12, 2017
As a library is necessary for the mental health of a person, so is a playground for the physical health. Playing sports indoor or outdoor is important for the mental, as well as physical development of an individual and every sport, has its own unique advantages.
We’ll be discussing how a few sports like (football, hockey, swimming, chess, and cricket) impact us? How each one of these sports benefits our bodies? How sports are the most natural way to stay fit, since playing a sport never seems like an effort but also seems fun.
How each one of these sports benefits our bodies?
It is well accepted that exercises are good for body and mind and that is definitely true. Exercises especially, when we are young has all sorts of benefits like strengthing our bones, clearing out bad cholesterol from our arteries and decreasing the risk of stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Our brain also releases a number of chemicals when we exercise including endorphins. These natural hormones which control pain and pleasure responses in the central nervous system can lead to the feeling of euphoria. Which is often called runners high. Increase endorphins and consistent physical activity in general, can sharpen your focus, improve your mood and memory.
Regular exercises and sports activities are fun and exciting, at the same time helps in shedding that unwanted extra fat to stay fit for a long run.
So does that mean we get just as many benefits going to the gym five days a week, as we would by joining the team and competing?
Well, here it is when it gets interesting. It turns out that if you find the sport and team you like, studies show there are all sorts of benefits that go beyond the mental and physical benefits of exercise alone. Some of the significant and psychological benefits, both in the short and long term, some of those come from communal experience of being in the team. For instance learning to trust and depend on others to accept help, give help and to work together towards a common goal. In addition, commitment to a team and doing something fun, also make it easier to establish a regular habit of exercise.
School sports participation also has been shown in reducing the risk of suffering from depression for up to four years. Meantime your self-esteem and confidence can get a big boost. There are few reasons for that one is found in training that Just by working and working to improve the skill especially with the good coach, you reinforce a growth mindset within yourself. That is when you say, even if I cannot do something today, I can improve myself through practice and achieve it eventually. This type of mindset can be helpful in all walks of life. There is also learning through failure.
One of the most transformative long-term benefits of playing sports is the experience of coming to term defeat, building resilience and self-awareness necessary for managing academic, social and physical hurdles. You being a part of any sporting community means you will be building your confidence, you will be exercising your body and nurturing your brain and not to mention having fun.