The benefits of participating in sports


Taking part in thể thao can help us feel fitter, healthier and mentally strong, & that is just the start of it. Thể thao can also be fun, especially when played as part of a team or with family or friends.As we have seen through our Club game Changers campaign, sport can also develop great leaders và be an opportunity for individuals to shine, whether it is playing for a local grassroots club or at an international level.

If you’re considering signing yourself or family thành viên up for a thể thao and need some encouragement, then it’s worth keeping in mind the many benefits below.

1. Better Sleep

Fast Company suggests that exercise and thể thao triggers chemicals in the brain that can make you feel happier và relaxed. Team sports provide a chance to lớn unwind và take part in an activity that improves your fitness. If you play sports outside, you can benefit from fresh air which is said lớn promote a good night’s sleep.

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2. A Strong Heart

Your heart is a muscle and needs frequent exercise khổng lồ help it keep fit và healthy. A healthy heart can pump blood efficiently around your body. Your heart will improve in performance when it is regularly challenged with exercise. Stronger hearts can improve overall health of the body.

3. New Connections

Sport brings together a mixture of people from different communities, backgrounds, religions and beliefs. Thể thao can offer a new way to lớn meet others that you may not interact with day lớn day. As a result, you can make new friends. And who knows, playing a sport might even open new career và business opportunities for you.

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4. Improved Lung Function

Regular thể thao causes more oxygen to be drawn into the body with carbon monoxide và waste gases expelled. This increases the lung capacity during sport, improving lung function và efficiency.

5. Increased Confidence

By training frequently & working towards seasonal goals you can build your confidence and abilities. This is especially noticeable through tournaments & matches where you and your team put your skills to lớn the test. Small, incremental achievements throughout the year can build personal confidence over time, giving you the ability lớn take on new projects & assignments at work with your new-found confidence.

6. Reduces Stress

When you are physically active your mind gets a chance lớn unplug from daily stresses and strains of life. Physical exercise reduces the bít tất tay hormones in your body toàn thân and stimulates the release of endorphins. These endorphins may give you more energy & focus for whatever life has.

7. Improve Mental Health

The Public Health Agency report that regular participation in sport and being active can also promote good mental health. This includes improving your mood, enhancing your sense of well-being, reducing anxiety, combating negative emotions & protecting against depression.

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8. Sport Builds Leaders

All thể thao teams need leaders lớn show the way and help develop new or younger team members. An emergentics study has found a correlation between playing sports và strong leadership qualities. Sports enable people khổng lồ develop a ‘team mindset’ whether its winning, losing or training together.

9. Develop Stronger Relationships

Sports enables you khổng lồ build better relationships with people you may be aware of, but not know personally. Through frequent thể thao you can get to know a lot about an individual’s personality, their strengths & weaknesses. Sport with colleagues is a good opportunity to build better relationships và networks that may help you in your job.

10. Thể thao aids the healthy development of children

Children who play sports develop stronger bones and muscles, leading lớn a smaller chance of physical injury. Physical exercise before the onset of puberty has been identified by a New Zealand study as a way of reaching peak bone mass, enabling children to lớn become stronger – a great foundation for future growth.

Have you discovered any other benefits of sport?

Tell us what benefits you have experienced through thể thao using the hashtag #GameChangers và be part of the Club trò chơi Changers conversation on Facebook and Twitter.