Sport: A Necessity, Not a Luxury 2
One of the many sayings you have probably heard is that exercise can be addictive. It could not be more true.
There are a variety of sports and other activities that can keep you physically active. The challenging task is picking which sport to partake in when you do not know what it will do for you. With or without the help of a club or company, every human should engage in physical activity every now and again. Here are the reasons:
How it helps your life off the field
The steps you need to take
What You Need To Do After Getting Involved
Some Side Effects
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the lack of physical activity is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world. Each day, over 3 million people die from cardiovascular disease or diabetes – two diseases that can be prevented by regular exercise. Physical activity not only helps you maintain a healthy weight but also improves your mental health.
In fact, there are many studies which show that physical activity can reduce depression and anxiety while improving self-esteem and quality of life. Maintaining a positive attitude toward physical activity should be encouraged for everyone. For children especially, it is crucial to get them involved in sports early on to make sure they have an enjoyable experience with sports. Furthermore, playing sport at school will give students access to better resources and facilities than those who do not participate.
There are also benefits for adults such as better job prospects, lower blood pressure and less stress! Regardless of age, gender or background, physical activity should be viewed as a necessity. The WHO recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity aerobic exercise such as brisk walking. If this seems like too much commitment for you then take up other forms of exercise like yoga or swimming instead. Sport does not need to be taken too seriously – it is supposed to be fun! Whether you play rugby, football, cricket or baseball; just go out there and enjoy yourself!