Monday, February 8, 2016

The Emotional and Social Effects of Playing Sports

Most people are aware only of the physical benefits of playing sports: bodily strength, coordination, improved bodily functions, and overall fitness. However, playing sports brings more than just physical benefits, but emotional and social ones as well:

Stress relief Playing sports helps release endorphins, which make a person feel more energized and have a sense of wellbeing. When a person is stressed, playing sports can help by lessening feelings of frustration and anxiety.

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Improved self-Image Getting involved in a sporting activity gives players an improved self-image. They take measures on how to take care of their bodies. Sporty people are less likely to smoke, get drunk, and do drugs. Their self-esteem is intact; they know who they are and where they stand because they are confident about themselves.

Good academic or work performance Playing sports provides people with a sense of competitiveness. This is the reason people who play sports are good with work and school—they want to see the best version of themselves. Moreover, people who play sports are more productive and are less bored, because they always look for an active outlet.

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Better social skills People who play sports have a tight sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal responsibility—which makes them better in dealing with social situations. They can easily overcome adversity because they look for ways their “team” can escape a tough situation. Sporty people are also more likely to establish good friendships not just with their teammates, but with other people, too.

Playing sports can make you look good and feel great about yourself. John Eilermann here. Know more about my love for sports when you visit this blog.

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