Engaging in sports can yield a ton of benefits. In addition to the obvious physical ones, there are others that help with many areas of life. The type of sport is less important than doing it regularly and seeking to get all there is out of it. Tennis for example, has been a perfect sport of choice for real estate development professional Chase Rubin. Chase credits his involvement with tennis as the foundation for building such a strong work-ethic, as well as learning to trust intuition and be confident. Here is a list of benefits that are valuable to anyone getting involved in sports.
America is in a health crisis with obesity and incidences of diseases related to being overweight like diabetes skyrocketing. If you ask any doctor what the antidote is for solving this issue, most will say that exercise is a necessary tool.
Exercise has a variety of confirmed health benefits that are available to anyone who does it consistently. The key is doing it consistently and with today’s busy schedules, this is not always easy to do. But getting the heart rate up for an extended period of time is a necessity, so finding the exercise that you will do regularly is important.
Sports are a great way to get exercise regularly. They require you to have a playing partner or team which can assist with motivating you to get out and sweat. Additionally, sports tend to make you push yourself harder, as you attempt to keep up with whoever you are playing with or against. From a physical standpoint, the moving, bending, twisting, jumping and running associated with sports builds muscle, strengthens the bones and tendons, and increases the health of the heart and circulatory system. The physical benefits of playing sports are too great to pass up, so you should consider them as your choice for exercise.
Psychological and Emotional Benefits
Professional athletes often talk about the emotional pluses they get from playing their sport. Runners mention a ‘runner’s high’ which is a sense of euphoria they feel when they are partway into their run. This feeling takes them through the pain and discomfort they feel on the run. The positive effects playing sports has on the brain are undeniable, and include: boosting the production of the body’s endorphins, which reduce stress and anxiety, not just during the activity, but often long after. Sports can improve mood, concentration, sleep, confidence, self-esteem, and resilience. They also teach us how to control our emotions. For these and many other mental, emotional, and psychological health benefits, sports is a great activity to undertake.
Too often today people find themselves engaged in activities that are not social or only semi-social. The Internet allows us to connect with each other, but not to be with each other and gain the full impact of being in each other’s space. As a result, many young people who spend long periods of time on the Internet, lag in understanding proper social behaviour. Sports is the perfect activity to teach social skills and provide social interactivity. They provide a great opportunity to learn respect for authority and opponents, camaraderie, teamwork, problem solving, patience, and responsibility.
With so many amazing benefits, playing sports is something you should take a serious look at. Whether it is baseball, football, tennis or some other sport, there are dozens to choose from and each one will be beneficial.