6. Reduces Stress
Playing sports stimulates the body to produce chemicals that cause the positive changes in an individual’s mood. These neurotransmitters are called endorphins, and at high levels, they cause a feel-good response. This feeling helps to release tension.
When you are playing sports or doing physical activity, your mind gets a chance to unplug from stresses and strains of daily life. Physical exercise like sports reduces the stress hormones in your body as well as stimulates the release of endorphins, which may give you more energy and focus for whatever life has.
7. Improves Mental Health
The Public Health Agency report that regular taking part in sport and being active can promote good mental health, including enhancing your sense of well-being, improving your mood, combating negative emotions, reducing anxiety, and protecting against depression.
8. Builds Leaders
Any sport teams needs a leader to show the way and help develop new or younger members. A study has found a correlation between playing sports and strong leadership skills. Playing team sports helps people to develop a team mindset whether its winning, losing, or training together.
9. Develops Stronger Relationships
Playing sports enables you to build better relationships with people you may be aware of, but haven’t known personally. Through sport, you can know a lot about an individual’s personality, their strengths and weaknesses. Sport with colleagues is a good chance to build better relationships and networks that may assist you in your job.
10. Aids the healthy development of children
Children who play sports regularly will have stronger bones and muscles development, which leads to less chance of physical injury. A New Zealand study has identified physical exercise before the onset of puberty as a way of reaching peak bone mass. That enables children to become stronger – a great foundation for their future growth.