In today’s busy world, people have a million things going on. It’s hard to make time for yourself and what you enjoy doing. The good news is that there are thousands of sports for everyone to take part in.
Everyone plays sports differently, but what do they all have in common? What motivates them enough to get out there and play?
To find the answer, CSN Philly went to local facilities and asked people why they compete in sports. Here’s what they found:
Quotes from sports persons:
“I like watching it on TV but I don’t watch a whole lot of it. I enjoy playing it.” – Patrick Page; Weightlifting
“I like the atmosphere and the health benefits.” – Joseph White; Yoga
“To stay fit and be able to move around.” – John O’Brien; Tennis
“It’s a good way to keep in shape, make new friends and it gives you something else to do besides going out and drinking all night.” -Brian Campbell; Boot Camp
“It’s good for your health and it keeps you out of trouble.” – Gregory Speaks; Soccer
“I like the camaraderie. The guys that I play with are friends of mine from high school.” – Anthony Lozano; Basketball
“It’s a great way to get exercise and be with people. It’s something you can do with your family that is fun.” – Mike Coffield; Soccer
“I like to compete.” – Luca Lamonaca; Weightlifting
“You get to meet new people and stay in shape.” – William Wallace; Yoga
How are sports a great way to stay in shape?
Sports are a great way to stay in shape because you typically run, walk or bike. Sports also help with overall strength and flexibility in the body. On average, sports burn between 400-600 calories per hour depending on your weight, size and intensity of the game.
How is exercising important?
Exercising is important for overall health. It is recommended to exercise at least three times a week for 30 minutes each session. Exercising also helps with weight loss and disease prevention. There are so many different sports out there that everyone can find one they enjoy doing!
Positive effects of playing sports
There are many positive effects playing sports has on the body. So, go out there and play some sports!
Playing sports can help you learn leadership skills, build friendships, meet new people and stay in shape. The next time you sit on the couch wondering what to do with your spare time, get out there and play some sports!
Sports provide many health benefits and keep you physically and mentally fit. Such as improved cardiovascular fitness, weight control, stress relief, increased bone density, improved muscle strength, and flexibility.
Playing sports helps people build confidence and self-esteem, as well as friendships with other players on the team and other people who enjoy the same sport.
Someone could learn leadership skills and build teamwork because playing sports helps you contribute to a team – everyone has something they can bring to the table for the greater good of the team. It also teaches you how to be a gracious receiver as well as a humble giver.
Increasing bone density is particularly important for women who are especially susceptible to bone weaknesses and breaks.
Playing sports also provides a break from stress and helps with sleep quality, as well as boosts your immune system by getting you outside in the sun. It can also help reduce depression symptoms.
How do I start playing sports?
The best way to start playing sports is to ask your friends and family. Find what sport you are comfortable with, where there are leagues available in your area, and if the sport doesn’t require too much equipment.
Sports are an important part of many people’s lives. They provide a space to have fun with your friends in a competitive situation. Sports help in developing healthy habits in children which will last for life, they also give self-confidence and encourage teamwork. It also helps people stay fit and meet