Sport Participation and Health

535 Words Jan 27th, 2018 2 Pages
There are numerous benefits including a better physicality, mentality and emotional state. On the whole, participation in sports is considered a boon to society and an activity that harkens back to society’s primitive days. In this essay an attempt will be made to discuss how participation in a sport may have a positive impact on one’s academic performance. Firstly, one cannot speak of the strengths of participation in sport without pointing out the benefits to one’s health. Secondly, the cognitive advantages to participation in a sport will be explained. Thirdly, the social behaviour and outlook on life of the academic will be clarified. Following this discussion the conclusion will be presented in addition to my opinion.
Sport is considered the most recreational and accessible way to better health and this is especially beneficial to the academic since without good health the academic cannot study well and thus academic performance will suffer. According to Singh et al (2012:1-2) a participation in a sport is associated with a decreased cardiovascular risk and “beneficial effects on several mental health outcomes, including health-related quality of life and better mood states”. This definitely helps with classes and studies for an academic especially when it comes to stamina which is to continue activity over some period of time or to repeat the same activity over and over again. Only an academic with…
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