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VIE+W | How can sport impact the lives of youth?

Why doing sports is important?

Sports are a crucial part of a student’s growth and development. They help in the development of mental health and physical fitness of the body. Through participation in sports and games, a student gains various skills, experience and confidence that are helpful for developing their personality.

The enhancement of physical and mental development of children is certainly the most important contribution of sports for children Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is definitely one of the greatest things man has ever created. It’s also a powerful tool that breaks down all the barriers and helps us feel good about ourselves, both physically and mentally. Sport is quite beneficial for children too: by playing sports children develop physical skills, exercise, make new friends, have fun, learn to be a team member, learn about play fair, improve self-esteem, etc.

Improves physical and mental health Empower students with life skills Learn time management and discipline Improved leadership and team building qualities Winning and losing is all part of the game

Which types of sport youth prefer nowadays?

I actually used to eat unhealthy which led to slow running or lack of energy. I began playing volleyball and realized that if I ate better I would play better. Besides eating better, sports have innumerable physical health benefits, such as improved cardio respiratory and muscular fitness, increased life expectancy, and prevention of various cancers. Lastly, sports can improve your mood and your attitude. Studies have shown that sports can improve mental health by reducing depression, and improving cognitive functions. When exercising or playing a sport, your body lets out a hormone called positive endorphins. When your body lets out positive endorphins it can reduce stress, ward off anxiety and depression, boost self esteem, and improve your sleep. All of those factors can strengthen your heart, increase angry levels, lower blood pressure, and reduce fat.

Stay active :)


by Vanessa Husaini


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