BY APOSTOLIS GIANNAKOPOULOS, ANDREAS DENDIS, AGGELOS KANTARTZOPOULOS, NIKOLAS PAPLAS
Sports have a very important and significant effect on a person’s daily life. By being involved in any kind of sports you are interested at, it has a lot of mental and health benefits. There are plenty of reasons why you should become involved in sports, with reduced body fat, bone strengthening, improved stamina and flexibility being some of the reasons why you should take up a sport.
Firstly, by taking part in a sport lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Secondly, stronger immunity is a very important health benefit of playing sports and regular exercise, as it improves the White Blood Cells level. White Blood Cells (WBCs) are the primary agent of the body that fights diseases. Another physical benefit of sports for your health includes stronger bones. While participating in any kind of sports, you put stress on your bones with maximum strength movements, which helps increase bone density and make bones stronger.
Similar to physical benefits, sports have an immense effect on mental health. Firstly, participating in a sport improves your mood, playing sports compels you to concentrate on the activities and keep worries aside. As physical activities trigger brain chemicals, individuals become happy and relaxed. Secondly, it helps in reducing stress, physical activities result in the release of endorphins. Endorphins are the chemicals in the brain that help to reduce stress and pain. Thirdly, playing sports or participating in regular exercise can help boost self-confidence. While you engage in any kind of sport, your strength and skills increase, as a result improving your self-confidence.