Why Playing Sports Is Important

1 of 12
Click ‘Next’ to View Gallery

Most kids learn about sports early on in school, but, not all of them stay active in them once those days are over. Here are some reasons why sports are important for us all. Plus, some good reasons for sticking with them long into adulthood. And, hopefully, old age…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Take Teamwork

Most sports are played by teams. Teamwork requires cooperation and a desire to win. Wins and losses are shared by all. Sounds like a road map to life…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Teach Skills

These days, being a pro athlete can lead to big money. But, even at the amateur level, learning a sport can be of significant monetary benefit. But, it’s the learning how part that spills over into other aspects of life. It’s half the fun…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Promote Socializing

Winning (and, funny enough, losing) can bring whole groups of people together. You don’t even have to play. After all, where would any sport be without the fans?
Source: Pinterest
Sports Build Character

Winning at sports can give us all a big boost. But, like most endeavors, that’s impossible every time. Learning how to be a good winner (or loser) is just as valuable for character building as trying, and failing, at just about anything. Which is most of the time…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Are Not Time Wasters

Speaking of time, is it better to be enjoying sports than watching TV? How about after school hours? Even a catch in the yard beats being caught in “The Yard”…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Improve Decision Making

Most sports require split-second timing and decision making. Getting good at it helps tremendously in virtually every other phase and activity we engage in all our lives…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Build Self Confidence

There’s nothing like seeing the meek kid hit a homer. Or score a touchdown, a goal etc. From the first thwack of the bat to touching the plate, sports can transform anyone in a moment which can last a lifetime in the mind…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Reduce Stress

Playing a sports reduces stress in may ways, but it’s mainly just being physically active. That releases endorphins in the nervous system, which leads to clearer thinking. And we all know that most stress is induced in our own heads…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Promote Better Health

Even just walking is a health benefit as it keeps the body moving. But, playing sports generally means working up a sweat. Which means the old ticker is pumping a bit faster. You get the idea…
Source: Pinterest
Sports Increase Lifelong Fitness

Aside from engaging in physical activity, sports are fun! So, playing sports, especially the more vigorous types, are a way of staying fit without the drudgery of just plain old exercise. So, what are you waiting for? Get on out there and… Play ball!
Source: Pinterest