22128116 250487 Jonte Maybel

Topics: Health, Sociology, Social relation Pages: 6 (1153 words) Published: April 28, 2015
Title: The influence of sports on culture
Introduction: Sports influence our culture in many ways. Some of those are health, discipline, civic participation and teamwork. Body: Health: People have the tendency to be healthier physically and mentally when they participate in sports. Discipline: Because of the rules of sports, people that practice sports get use to follow rules inside and outside the field. It is shown in personal life as at work. Civic participation: Through sports more people share their values. People involved in sports are more respectful. There is a social integration through sports. Teamwork: Been part of a team at sports, makes us part of team in general. It consolidates the idea of a team at work, at school and in our families. Conclusion:

It is important to introduce sports to children so all the benefits from it can be present as they grow up.

The influence of sports on culture
Sports have a big influence on culture as it generates several benefits for society. It is one of the most dominant forces that shape our social behavior. Sport is very significant for people, as it directly affect both participants and audience. Some examples of how sports have a great impact are health, discipline, civic participation and team work to mention some. Sports have the power of bringing great amount of people together, whether at national or international level. Joint practice of sports for several family members can serve to promote and preserve the bond between them. On many occasions, sports are linked to feelings of national pride and a sense of national identity. In a context of personalization, sports can celebrate merit, performance and competitiveness among equals. Health:

Considered altogether, people who do sports are more likely to report good health. The practice of sports is valued as an essential aspect in the quality of life of people. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease. It contributes to establishing a positive relationship with one’s body and allows living experiences of solidarity and trust, as well as promoting the formation of an identity. People that practice sports are more likely to consume more fruits and vegetables and less likely to smoke or consume alcohol. There are direct effects of engaging in a sport and the prevention of several chronic diseases, including: diabetes, cancer, obesity and depression among others. Discipline:

Sports have rules to be followed by those who practice them. When people are involved in sports they become accustomed to obey those rules and keep up with a schedule. When sports are involved, society grow to be more conscious, generally speaking. When kids are connected to sports, they mostly show more moral values, respect to others, cooperation and friendship. Discipline is reflected in all aspects of life, like been on time either for work or for a social event. Through sports, the little ones are taught to respect others like they respect their family members. They are also introduced to the concepts of compliance and respect for the rules of coexistence. Children that practice sports are generally more organize. They learn from an early age to combine the time with sports and school activities, like practices and homework. This way they learn how to deal with deadlines for pending work. Civic participation:

Civic participation greatly facilitates social relations within a community. Sport is a factor of social integration, source of enjoyment, health and wellness. The patterns of participation and social relationship should contribute to the development of certain characteristics as: respect for others, respect for the environment and quality of life as factors of social coexistence. People who participate in sports are more likely to volunteer for different activities. We can see sometimes at schools, how parents donate their time to coach a team without remuneration....
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