21 Nov HEALTH ADVANTAGES OF PLAYING SPORTS
Participating in sports at all ages is important for your health. Good health improves the quality of your life. Apart from helping improve your physical fitness involving yourself in sports has other unique benefits. Here are some of them;
- Emotional and mental wellness
Being involved in a sport requireslearning, repetition, focus and teamwork. The skills acquired are also utilised in other parts of your life like your job. It helps one understand the importance of hard work. It also improves your goal setting skills, becauseevery time you achieve something you set out to during a game you get rewarded.
- Control your weight
Involvement in sporting activities helps you keep your weight at a constant or a good range. You can achieve an optimum weight though prolonged practice nd training. Unlike the gym where you may have to do everything by yourself or through the help of a trainer, during sports, you may have a team which supports you and cheers you on. The team spirit motivates you to carry on.
- Physical development
Children and teenagers who play sports attain healthier bones and muscles. Further, they fully grow up. Theyhave stronger bodies and are less likely to suffer from diseases that are preventable as well as physical injury. They also recover faster and quicklyin case they get sick, due to theirhealthy immune.
- Cardiovascular endurance
Getting involved in sports decreases the chances of heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Having this kind of tolerancehelps the athletes to reach their maximum potential and its good for their hearts and cholesterol levels.
- Better blood circulation
Doing sports improves the blood circulation in your body. Good blood circulation helps to transport important nutrients to all parts of the body and the body also gets properly oxygenated. Sports also help to increase amounts of haemoglobin and the blood volume which is ley to a good immune system.