I must say, yes! It has been said that sports do reveal a person’s true character. I firmly believe that there’s no better way to hone these positive qualities than through sports involvement.
Sports over the last century
Games have been a great source of inspiration, camaraderie, and love. Simple sports can unite people regardless of age, gender, social class, family background, and status in life. Individual or team players of any sport could be men or women, young and old, privileged or underprivileged, working class or non – working class.
Through constant interaction with teammates, sports could easily foster true friendship. Moreover, it also gives opportunities to make new friends. It cannot be denied that games have become a unifying force and power. Sports likewise symbolize equality.
People Have Become Better Because Of Sports.
The strength of person’s character can be molded by the lessons learned. Those are patience, perseverance, punctuality, and dedication. Since the purpose of sports is varied. And thus it could mean different things to various people.
Many would probably agree that organized sports participation can be intrinsically valuable. And will eventually bring genuine happiness in a wide range of sports participants.
People learn the joy of body movement and the challenge of risk-taking. People who are active in sports will learn not only about their strengths but their weaknesses and limitations as well. When people engage in sports, they become productive, relaxed and a lot happier.
Relatively, sports promote health and wellness not just for the young once but even for the elderly.
Drugs in Sports
On the contrary, drugs in sports when overused will cause trouble that will result in practically any kind of health problem.
Drugs in sport are very important. Modern medicine with the help of advanced science is working their ways to improve drugs. These are used as supplementary to better health and fitness, as enhancers for physiological deficiencies.
Smoking in Sports
As we all know “Cigarettes Smoking is dangerous to your health.” Not only athletes but all of us are being reminded to avoid smoking. Cigarette smoking harms every organ of our body and causes many illness and diseases. It also reduces the health of smokers, in general. Not to mention, Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in our body.
Some of these includes:
- Blood (acute myeloid leukemia)
- Colon and rectum (colorectal)
- Kidney and ureter
- Oropharynx (includes parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils)
- Trachea, bronchus, and lung
Food in Sports
We have to eat the right amount of food with proper nutrition. All of us need to eat a different variety of healthy foods that have:
- Protein (found in meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, beans, nuts, and dairy foods)
- Carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the best sources)
- Vitamins (as found in fruits and vegetables, for instance) and minerals like calcium (found in dairy products)
While doing some research, I have found out and read in one article that “The quality and amount of sleep athletes get is often the key to winning.” So, it is essential for us to get some sleep and take some rest. For teenagers ages, fourteen to seventeen at least eight to ten hours of sleep is advised.
Younger adults, ages eighteen to twenty-five, sleep range is from seven to nine hours (under the new category). For adults ages twenty-six to sixty-four, sleep range did not change and remains seven to nine hours. And for older adult’s ages sixty-five and up, sleep range is from seven to eight hours under the new category.
Aside from proper rest and sleep, exercise is equally important in sports. Regular physical activity is very beneficial to our body. It will reduce and prevent the risk of having such illness and diseases like blood pressure, heart disease, colon cancer or diabetes. Furthermore, exercise is also good for your mind. Make it a habit to take some walk, stretch and exercise as it will also reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Generally speaking, as per Healthline.com here are the top 10 Benefits of Regular Exercise:
- Make You Feel Happier
- Help With Weight Loss
- Good for Your Muscles and Bones
- Increase Your Energy Levels
- Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease
- Help Skin Health
- Increase Your Brain Health and Memory
- Help With Relaxation and Sleep Quality
- Reduce Pain
- Promote a Better Sex Life
Being Involved In Sports Activities Is Proving Beneficial In Varied Ways.
Physical strength increases and mental power levels up too! Regular sports activities promote freedom from numerous ailments like arthritis, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.
Outdoor sports such as cycling, football, surfing, and running aids a person in staying fit and keeping in shape. On the other hand, indoor activities like chess, badminton and table tennis improve physique and mental power. The concentration level of a person who is into sports elevates too!
Being involved in a sport undeniably build endurance and muscle strength promotes good coordination and flexibility. Aside from providing fun and recreation, games are being the best stress busters too! Sports indeed elevates moods, refreshes the mind, the body and the spirit.
In this modern era of technological breakthrough and with a variety of social network sites where today’s generation easily gets engrossed in, it’s very timely that sports awareness and involvement be encouraged. We must consider taking part in a sport of choice. I firmly believe that games are a worthy undertaking.
We must give sports a chance and let games be a part of a millennial world! Every moment invested in sports must truly be savored. For indeed, there should always be a space in everyone’s life for games.
Sports are effective in keeping you upbeat, play a sport today!