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Benefits of Sports
From a presentation to a High School: Benefits of Sports (PDF 104k). 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
Students who play sports work harder in the classroom. A study of 2,308 student athletes in grades 7-12 found that 56 percent received As, 45 percent received Bs and Cs, and the rest aren’t worth mentioning here. 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!  

IMPORTANCE and BENEFITS OF SPORTS
Have you ever thought why people do sports? Absolutely, many people seem not to know the reasons. As a anectode, there are many people who do sports for nothing around us. Everyday we can encounter with these people. They regularly do sports; however, none of them realizes the benefits and importance of sports. In fact, vice versa, some people want to be fit and attractive, look smart. Unfortunately, these people can’t consider other benefits of sports. In my opinion, there are several benefits of sports that people often do not consider: sports are required to be healthy people, are needed for enjoyment, and are great market for countries’ economies.

The first advantage of sports for people is that they help people be healthy, and be fit. Throughout history, people can’t give up their interest at their body. I belive that now many people love themselves no matter how beautiful or ugly they are. Naturally, people’s first aim should be healthy and fit with the benefits of sports. Due to this fact that Sports keep our body healthy. As a possible example, imagine that there is a car which has not worked for years. If you try to run the motor engine, it will not work anymore since it has been rusted and its engine may be broken down. As a result, people is smillar to engines and motors. If we don’t do sports, we will be forced to rust, in other words, decomposition of our body; afterwards, we may have some problems with our body when we even need to small walk. In addition, sports balance our body’s blood pressure and circulation. According to many researchs which have been done by scientists, we can prove the importance of sports for our health because 70% middle aged people who did not do sports in their youth are now struggling with the problems such as high tension, trouble with blood circulation, easily become tired due to the lack of sports.

The second advantage of sports for people is that they are required for our daily lives and competing at the international area because of enjoyment of sports. For many years, sports have been done by people. For example, have you ever thought why people want to...
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