Question: . Some people believe that group sport as football or hockey too competitive and encourage the worst side of human behavior They should be replaced by non-competitive exercise- based activities like jogging swimming that also keep us fit. What do you think?
Playing sports is beneficial for our health, especially for people who have lots of work to do, which takes up much sporting time nowadays. There are two types of sports: competitive sports and non-competitive sports. In some sense two or more people who exercise together can be called a competition (Competitive sports 2009, p. online). People who like sports have their own reasons for choosing different types of sports.
On the whole, competitive sports are team work. Joining the game is the best way to show yourself and a “must win” attitude is essential (Competitive sports 2007, p. online). At the same time, we should study how to get along well with each other, and not just show off; that will serve to isolate us. It’s the why and wherefore we must have competition rules. However, competition does exist. It’s fierce on losers. They may not only loss the game, but also lose their faith. So, before we join competitive sports, we must make sure we can admit defeat. When we play sports such as football, badminton etc, we also have to look after our bodies because competitive sports make people try their best to win the game; we need to protect our bodies from harm (Competitive sports 2009, p. online).
On top of that there’s a wide variety of non-competition sports like street boarding. Maybe competition sports can be time-consuming compared with non-competitive sports, which ofter more personality and convention. There is no time limit. We can enjoy ourselves. Non-competitive sports mean we just challenge ourselves. Most of the non-competitive sports are conditions our body through the many exercises; we can believe that it is a good way to improve our bodies. It benefits our health both...
References: Competitive sports (2009), Time for change [Online]. Available at:
http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/Brief/193368.htm. [Accessed 12 October,
Competitive sports (2009), Time for change [Online]. Available at:
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