Physical health is a very important aspect that each one of us should try to achieve. But the question at hand is “what exactly are some of the benefits of physical health or sports to be more specific?” However, before we answer that question, we must understand what physical health is?
Physical health is defined as the condition of your body, taking into consideration everything from the absence of disease to fitness level which can be achieved through sports and other physical activities. Taking part in sport can help us feel healthier, fitter, and mentally strong, and that is the jolt of it. Sport can also be fun, especially when played as part of a team or with family & friends.
Well, the following are some of the benefits of physical activity on brain health and some occur immediately after a session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, such as reduced feelings of state anxiety, improved sleep, and improved aspects of cognitive function.
With regular physical activity, habitual effects are like; improvements are seen in traits of anxiety (long-term anxiety), deep sleep, and components of executive function, including the ability to plan and organize; monitor or facilitate behaviors; initiate tasks; and control emotion.
Sport also brings together a mixture of people from different communities, backgrounds, religious conviction and beliefs. It also offers a new way to meet others that you may not interact with day to day. As a result, you can make new friends. And who knows, playing a sport might even open new career and business opportunities for you.
When you are physically active your mind gets a chance to unplug from daily stresses and strains of life. Physical exercise reduces the stress hormones in your body and stimulates the release of endorphins. These endorphins give you more energy and focus for whatever life has.
I hope you have learned a few things about the importance of sports and physical activities and you as an individual should exercise more.
BY SHILOH JEDIDAH