Why Do We Love Sports?


Why Do We Love Sports?

Sport, more than any other form of physical activity, develops social skills and helps us become more aware of our relations to each other. Sports help to build positive values of teamwork and mutual trust. They also help to develop healthy students attitudes, in taking quick decisions, and they improve critical thinking.

The sense of sportsmanship, or sporting spirit, that develops in the athletic arena, teaches young people to accept defeat graciously and to tolerate failure. Sports teach children to trust their own abilities and to be self-confident. These traits will prove invaluable when they enter the world of politics, business and other social settings. The physical activities that we participate in keep our bodies in shape, which helps build strong muscles and a well-built physique. These qualities also make us stronger mentally and emotionally.

Another benefit of sports, besides all the benefits mentioned above, is that it develops our self-esteem. This builds on our confidence in other areas of our lives and our mental strength. Children who play sports are less likely to engage in dangerous or unhealthy behaviors. Sports help young people learn to be assertive, to take pride in their skills, and to be responsible for their actions. Those are essential life lessons that we all must learn. Injuries are part of sports, but the level of participation in those activities means that injuries are relatively rare.

Sports teach us to practice caution, to have self-discipline, to set priorities, to have patience, to be respectful of others, to have fun and to have confidence in one’s own ability to perform a particular physical activity. The skill of controlling oneself while participating in physical activities is another important skill taught in sports. This skill, along with others, develops the self-confidence that is a prerequisite for success in every activity we do. It is no wonder then, that young people who play sports are more likely to become successful adults than are those who don’t.

In summary, sports help us develop mentally, physically, and emotionally. Sports also play a role in development of motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Finally, sports provide an outlet for social interaction and camaraderie, while allowing participants to enjoy the physical activity.

Whether young people learn to love sports early in life or decide on sports as a career later in life, sports teach valuable life lessons. We learn to be assertive, to take pride in our abilities, to be responsible for our actions, and to have patience. We also learn how to be socially assertive, accepting of others, competitive, and responsible. Finally, we develop our self-esteem and build confidence in ourselves and our abilities. All of these benefits make sports a great choice for anyone who wants to build good life skills.