Competitive Sports Persuasive Essay

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While many people believe that competitive sports should be banned from schools and from kids in general, my belief is that they have a largely outweighing positive impact. There are a few reasons that I believe so, the first of which is that they help unfit and obese children to begin living a healthy lifestyle, and also motivates them to do so. Another reason I think competitive sports should be allowed among kids is that they make you more confident and highers your self-esteem. Thirdly, I believe so because with all of the work that the kids are doing at school, they need some way of having fun with their friends, and in my opinion, one of the best ways to do that is by playing a competitive sport. Competitive sports should be available to children to play. Today, over 17% of American children are obese, and when competitive sports come into play, children start getting motivated to lose weight and eat healthier, especially when their friends are participating in the sport with them. However, a lot of the time, children that aren’t highly skilled get criticised by their teammates and coaches, but most of the time, that only make them want to prove themselves further, and…show more content…
Have fun. Enjoy the game.” Most schools in the U.S. have a school day that last six to eight hours, and students come home, tired, and don’t have a chance to “get active” the rest of the day, so, competitive sports are the way to go. Dr. Gibson continues to mention that, “If you have trouble getting to the gym, there may be more incentive to show up and play if you know your coaches or teammates depend on you.” When friends get together on a team and play a game with another group of friends, it’s much more fun than, say, going to the gym. Plus, it’s a much healthier option than sitting at home all day watching TV or playing video games. Competitive sports are meant for us to enjoy, so let’s
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