Effect of Sporting Activities on Teenagers

1088 WordsJun 15, 20185 Pages
Teens participating in sport activities have become more active, however, this does not prevent them from staying out of trouble. These activities require lots of training and contain many games in the season. During the ages of thirteen to seventeen, many teens develop changes in their behavior and dreams of having their freedom. Teens who have behavior problems are affected the most and they would do drastic and dramatic things in these years. How does this relate to the argument that teens participating in sports still create trouble? Teens are unstable and unpredictable, which they may do unexpected things based on influences, emotions, and stress that surrounds them. For years, high schools have always had sports for teens to stay…show more content…
This can cause some of the teens to breakdown or suffer from depression, causing them to become rash and do everything instinctively. Some of them who go through this phase tend to take a couple of drugs or try a little alcohol, hoping that it would calm them down and make them forget what happened the whole day. Based on Derek Kreager’s research, he stated that most teens who play “high-contact, physical sports” are more likely to get into fights and have violent behaviors (Peterson 1). The source provides information that most teens playing sports tend to create violence more than non-athletic teens. Many athletic teens are very dedicated to their sport and it could lead them to taking performance-enhancing drugs so it can improve their strength in that sport. Although high schools take cautious measure by having them get drug tested, it does not change their minds from taking drugs. Instead, it makes teens understand that they can’t use drugs near drug test dates. A supplement that works like a steroid is creatine, which helps one gain more energy, muscles, and train longer. About 74 percent of the teens taking creatine (Dreyfuss 1) could experience the side effects of major weight gain, nausea, muscle cramps, or kidney damage ("Performance-enhancing Drugs and Teen Athletes” 1). This supports my argument because it indicates that there is a large amount of teens most likely to be playing a sport in high school that uses performance-enhancing drugs to
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