Importance of Sports

“Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.”– George F. Will

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Sports and games play an essential role in building up a person’s character and physic. In a sound mind resides a sound body.  A person who is involved in sports is bound to have huge levels of energy and strength; on the other hand a person who abstains from sports will suffer from tiredness and lethargy. Playing a game or being involved in sports helps in enhancing blood circulation and improves physical and mental well being of a person.

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.”– Emil Zatopek

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There are numerous benefits of sports in a person’s life. Sports generate team spirit and develops leadership qualities. Playing a sport teaches us to take victory and defeat in the same stride.  A child who stays indoors and simply strives for a series of academic achievements, is seen to develop adjustment problems later in life. Constant academic achievement does not teach them to handle defeat and drawbacks in life. When they face failures, they tend to get shattered and take drastic steps. In sports you have to encounter both failure and success. No matter how good you are at a sport you are bound to lose at some point of time or other and learn to improve yourself. Sports teach us to adjust, work hard, be humble and open minded.     

“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”– Marv Levy

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Children who are involved in sports have better memory and improved levels of concentration. They are able to focus on a job more clearly and get things done on time. The brain gets more oxygen supply and is able to perform better. Those who are involved in sports do not feel lethargic and remain active for most of the day. It is natural that these children will have a better quality of life than those who abstain from sports.

“Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.”– Mike Singletary

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Sports help a person in numerous ways; it reduces stress and helps to control emotions and posess a strong mind in a strong body. It also keeps obesity at bay and develops a competitive mindset which helps people to achieve their goals in life. The benefits of sports are many, so every person must indulge in some kind of sport, to emerge a winner in life.

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”– Billie Jean King

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“The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”– Pele

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