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7 Reasons Schools Should Take Sports Activities Seriously

Children’s participation in sports is a great means for them to explore and develop lifelong skills. Sports play a significant role in promoting physical, mental, and psychological growth.
Kids who take part in sports are more averse to drop out of school, and more prone to exceed expectations in their academics.

The health benefits of participating in sporting activities include: helping you maintain an average weight, makes your heart function properly, controls diabetes, keeps your cholesterol level lowered, enhances blood flow, reduces hypertension and stress level. Playing sports also helps condition muscles and fortifies the bones. It helps you build up your self-esteem and confidence.
Many people around the world have sports as their favorite activity. It gives us satisfaction and furthermore spruces up our brain. Nonetheless, playing sports is more than casual running, bouncing, or kicking a ball on the field. Enjoying sports enables our body to work easily and more effectively. Games include the action of every single muscle of our body. This fortifies the body and advances great wellbeing.
Here are 10 reasons your school should include sporting activities in its school curriculum.

1.   It Improves Focus

Children who take part in sports are less inclined to drop out of school, and more prone to exceed expectations in scholarly exhibitions and friendliness.
Children who participate in sports have better focus in the classroom. It is also common knowledge that children who are dedicated to sporting activities tend to steer clear of negative habits like alcohol and substance abuse.

2.   It Builds Character

Participating in sports inspires kids to create and hone different mental and moral qualities they acquire from their surroundings at school.
Children who participate in sports are exposed to social interactions and as they work with others to achieve a common goal, they nurture skills such as teamwork, leadership, and responsibility.

3.   The Importance of the 3 “P’s”

Participating in sports activities makes kids discover three skills, known as the 3 "P's" which extend beyond the classroom: patience, persistence, and practice.
The students will learn that to do well in their work they need practice. They discover that great goals are achieved through persistence. They also find out that through patience, they will probably accomplish their objectives.
The 3 P’s lesson will be very impactful in student’s lives and will remain a part of their lives for a very long time, even after their secondary and university days are over.

4.   Boosts Self-esteem

Being in the midst of a group of people with objectives similar to theirs will expand children’s self-esteem. Their contributions to the team help boost their self-esteem and confidence.
A report found that young people who took an interest in sports clubs viewed their health and their self-perception positively.

5.   Improves Health

It has been proven that participating in sports activities enhances wellbeing. Physical activity, including sport, is linked to reduced risk of over 20 illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and some cancers. 

6.   Reduces Stress and Depression

Physical activity keeps the brain immune to common stressors that you would encounter in your daily activity. Sports will keep you from getting impeded by negative thoughts.
Taking part in sporting activities decreases the levels of stress hormones in your body. Likewise, it stimulates the creation of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones emitted inside the cerebrum and sensory system which have various physiological capacities. They are peptides which activate the body's sedative receptors, causing a pain relieving impact. Endorphins may even leave you feeling at ease and optimistic after a hard exercise.

7.   It Improves Sleep Habits

Sports improve the quality of sleep. You fall asleep faster and sleep deeper when you engage in physical activity.
When you sleep well at night, your mental outlook the next day greatly improves.
Children should not view games or sports activities as a strenuous activity that they engage in only to improve their health. Rather, they should take it as a hobby and have fun while at it.
Exercises, for example, cycling, swimming, running, and strolling are some of the physical exercises that can be done once a day. Do not forget that playing games and participating in sporting activities alone is not enough to keep you in sound health and general wellbeing. Other factors come into play, for example, good food, stress level, and even the clothes and shoes you wear play a vital role in your overall state of health. In many nations, sports is used in the treatment of some sicknesses.

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