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Benefits of Sports

Sports Department

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 The benefits of sportsports, whatever your age, regular physical activity should be part of your lifestyle, and the benefits will not only last you a lifetime but add up to a better quality of life involving:

  • Greater confidence and self-awareness
  • Improved health, fitness and overall well-being
  • Greater social contact and interaction
  • Less isolation and loneliness
  • Increased ability to deal with stress
  • Greater sense of relaxation and well-being
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improved self-esteem and self-image

The benefits of sport,  How sport benefits people

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. ”

Vincent T. Lombardi

During recent decades, there has been a progressive decline in the level of physical activity in people’s daily lives in developed countries. For a majority of people, little physical effort is involved any more in their work, domestic chores, transportation and leisure. Whilst specific health risks differ between countries and regions, the fact remains that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for most common non-communicable diseases and physical activity can counteract many of the ill effects of inactivity.

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