BENEFITS OF SPORTS

Sport

Get healthy!

Health is the reason for exercise, not sports — sure. But a great side-effect of sports is exercise. Exercise improves cardiovascular fitness and controls your weight. More importantly — being active in sports can help you look good! Athletic activity:

  • Reduces body fat, strengthens bones, and builds muscle
  • Improves coordination, balance, flexibility and endurance
  • Slows the aging process
  • Reduces the risks of injury, and helps you recover faster

It also establishes a healthy pattern of lifetime physical activity, and makes your friends jealous.

Get smart!

Healthy body, healthy mind. Improving in sports translates directly to improving in school. Sports can help you…

  • Increase concentration and develop problem-solving skills
  • Learn how to set and attain goals
  • Gain “Training Transfer”, skills that start showing up in school or on the job
  • Improve self-esteem through success (and failure!)
  • Learn time-management skills

Get social!

Sports can help you learn social interaction, as well as give you a chance to exercise leadership. In competition, you quickly learn what your teammates — and you — are made of. You rely on your teammates and opponents to make you stronger, and pretty soon, you have a new set of friends.

Get relaxed!

Playing sports releases stress and tension. Sports competitions teach you to feel relaxed in high-pressure situations. Athletics also helps you fight depression and anxiety — endorphins are our friends!

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