Importance of Sports in Schools

“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” Nelson Mandela

Today’s young generation is the future of tomorrow’s world. Sports can calm your mind, heal your heart and make you a strong person. Sports are played both inside and outside. Cycling, basketball, and tennis are a few outdoor sports. Badminton is an indoor sport. Some sports aren’t really something where you actually do physical exercises. Instead, these sports require critical thinking, as well as physical and mental well-being, which comes naturally when we involve ourselves in sports activities. Sports help in improving our overall personality and make us more active and attentive.

Sports can make you strong, and playing sports can also improve blood circulation. Muscles need more oxygen than they do when we’re at rest, so we have to breathe more quickly. Our heart starts to pump harder and faster to circulate blood to deliver oxygen to our muscles when we’re exercising. Subsequently, blood pressure rises and improves. Apart from the above, playing sports can make you active and happy. When our body is active and is exercising, it produces a hormone called endorphin, which throws us into a good mood. Playing sports is great for our morale!

Did you know that playing sports can improve your patience? Yes, patience is a very important factor in sports.  Professional Golfer Gary Player once said, “Patience, practiced correctly, is a powerful mental tool that unlocks so many other positives and that will also give you the kind of perspective others may lack under pressure.” Every sports person must have the patience to complete practice and start the game.

Stress can also cease by playing sports. Exercise causes your body to release endorphins, the chemicals in your brain that vanquish pain and stress. It also reduces the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline and studies have shown that 20 to 30 minutes of exercise each day can make students feel calmer. Teamwork can also be grasped by playing sports and can help give students stronger communication skills and teach them to work better with others.

Sport has great importance in building personality, too. For some people, it is not only the body movement or playing strategy, but it’s a life philosophy. Sports develop teamwork and team spirit, which in today’s world is very important. But many look at the sport as a waste of time due to current changes, which is wrong. So, in the end, I would like to encourage each one of you to choose a sport of your choice and participate in it while encouraging others to do so as well.

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