Students in Sports
Did you know that more than 30 million kids participate in an organized sport in the United States? Sports participation is beneficial to students in many ways (sportsandrecreationalactivityinjury.NationalSafeKidsCampaign.31 October.2012). It can improve physical fitness, coordination, self-discipline and teamwork, as well as promote a sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment. But on the other hand can also have very big problems with the student’s grades and time. Having students play in sports can help them be better in school and academically. Students are more likely to have a better mental health if they are playing in sports because being physical actually decrease depression, decrease your anxiety, decrease your self-perception, and improves your confidence. Let’s say that a 6 year old child is playing soccer for the schools team but she is overweight being in a sport will actually help her feel better about herself because as she grows her body will change and will become a more fit, strong and healthier inside. If the child feels better about them self’s mentally it will actually open their minds for more important things rather than thinking about how they look (DoChildrenInvolvedINSportsBetterMentalHealth.RachelNelson.2012.Demand Media, Inc.LIVESTRONG.COM. 5 November. 2012). Science Daily actually states that playing a sport as a young child with improves language skills because you will have to discuss what has to be done and what has happened (ScienceDaily.Editor Staff.1995-2012.ScienceDailyLLC. 5 November.2012). A recent study conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) investigated the link between physical activity in children and academic performance in school. Initially, researchers predicted that kids who took physical education (PE) during the school day would do better academically, since it helps reduce boredom and helps kids stay...
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