University of Chicago
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Benefits of Sports
It is widely accepted that sport is good for us. Sport is good to our body and mind, it help us to keep in shape, control the level of blood sugar and blood pressure, and it is very good way to cure depression. Sports can be divided into different categories. Game sports like Hockey, football, or basketball need a lot of running and throwing. They are good to some people but not everybody can take part in. Other sports like tennis, table tennis, and volley ball are milder and more enjoyable by the majority of people.
Sports can be very dangerous if you are not careful. However, I will argue that moderate exercise is good for everyone. Jogging, walking, and aerobics are the kinds of exercise I enjoyed most. They are definitely good for my body. Moderate exercise is good for middle aged and elderly people. It helps them to lower the cholesterol level, blood sugar level and blood pressure level. Moderate exercise is good for maintaining their bone denseness. Exercise is good for our mind too. This is very beneficial when you suffer from depression.
Another thing that can learn from sports is teamwork and how to work well with others. This happens when parents and coaches commend their young athletes for unselfish play and congratulate them on their team’s efforts as well as their own. One more thing that a child learns from sport is how to cope with difficulty. Children learn how to live with losing and the fact that there are not always going to get thing their way. They also learn how to turn these defeats into positive things, by learning from their mistakes.