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The importance of sport in human life

Ensuring a healthy life

exercising in all its forms is one of the most important and effective ways to ensure the maintenance of physical and mental health, as the benefits of sport are numerous at the psychological and physical levels,  the most important of which are the following:

  • Minimizing the percentage of body fat, increasing muscle mass, and maintaining the ideal weight.
  • Sleep enough, get rid of insomnia, and get the energy the body needs.
  • Open the appetite, eat healthily, and avoid smoking.
  • Provide a healthy life, through which happiness, a sense of satisfaction, and contentment are achieved.
Health is considered human wealth, as sport plays an important and vital role in bodybuilding, as there is no alternative to exercise to maintain the body's physical health and activity, in addition, it contributes to reducing or minimizing the incidence of some chronic diseases, including the following:

  • Prevention of diabetes, as regular exercise, helps the body to produce insulin properly and thus control diabetes.
  • Activation of blood circulation, movement during sports, activates blood circulation, which leads to the transfer of nutrients to body parts body.
  • Increased immunity, as white blood cells grow during exercise, increases the strength of the body's immunity.
  • Strengthening the heart, as the heart pumps more blood when exercising, so it gains the ability to work as needed, and stay in good shape, as this contributes to increasing the life expectancy of people.
  • Maintain an average real level of cholesterol in the blood, as exercise increases the elasticity of the vascular wall, and reduces the risk of hypertension.
  • strengthening the lungs of the body, increasing their capacity, which increases the percentage of oxygen entering the blood, and raises the efficiency of the breathing process.

Sport leads to some changes in the brain such as the release of the hormone dopamine and serotonin, which reduces the likelihood of depression by about 30%, and these hormones are known as happiness hormones, which are necessary for mood stability and an individual's feeling of positivity, as the practice of any exercise stimulates the production of these hormones, especially when winning, in addition, studies show that sport gains vitamin D, especially when practiced outdoors, where the body gets it from the sun directly naturally and effectively, which reduces the symptoms of depression and improves mood.

Building character and values

Exercise affects people's lives positively, as it is the key to success in the future, and one of the things that exercise promotes is the following:

  • Gaining good qualities: playing sports leads to the acquisition of many good qualities by an individual, such as honesty, humility, and stress management.
  • Respect: most sports are based on a set of rules, and their own instructions, which teaches an individual to follow the laws, appreciate his teammates and also respect his opponent.
  • Leadership skills: taking responsibility, or taking on leadership roles in a team can lead to the acquisition of leadership skills.
  • Enhancing the spirit of competition: sports enhance the spirit of competition between people, most sports rely on the principle of win or lose, which gives a person the determination and focus on competition to win, but on the contrary, it is characterized by the ability to accept defeat calmly.
  • Self-esteem: sports help self-esteem, enhance self-confidence, through a sense of achievement when winning, and strive to achieve a certain goal, which motivates the individual to achieve all the goals he aspires to.
Prominent athletes play an important role in cultivating sports spirit among players and encouraging young people to engage in multi-sport practice; to obtain the required competencies, an outstanding sports personality should stay away from corruption, be honest and accurate, and focus on the possibilities that qualify him in the present and the future.

Development of Education

Sport contributes to the development of education and raising its quality, through the following:

  • Minimizing mental stress, as sports reduce stress.
  • Relax and feel peace of mind, as exercise increases the feeling of joy and happiness
  • Activate the mind, exercise it, and increase its ability to think.
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services has indicated that the practice of sports by students is associated with better performance at school, which gives students the ability to get high grades and increases their chances of attending universities.

Development of social skills

Sport is necessarily a social game, as it involves several parties participating together in one game, even if it is an individual sport; it contains a player, a competitor, a coach, and a referee for the game. Sports can also be an essential way to build relationships and make friends. in addition, sport - especially involving groups - helps to develop personal skills,  the ability to communicate effectively, and resolve conflicts. this experience can be used when facing various problems in various aspects of life, whether at work, home, or elsewhere.

People who practice sports regularly get many of the skills and good behaviors they need in their lives and communities, such as strategic planning, the ability to engage in working in a team, in addition to staying away from fquestionableious practices, or corruption that prevails.

Gain many skills and benefits

Playing sports helps individuals acquire many skills, and achieve many benefits, the most prominent of which are the following:

Emotional development: sport plays a very important role in mental and emotional development, as an individual who is used to playing sports from an early age is characterized by an organized, flexible, and more stable personality, in addition to having greater mental abilities,  and sportsmanship through which he can develop his skills, go on an adventure without fear of failure and loss and also enables him to accept defeat better, to realize that success and failure are part of the game.

Discipline: the practice of sports depends mainly on following a periodic, regular program and setting a schedule, and therefore sport contributes to the discipline of the mind and body, as this is reflected in all areas of life, and the practice of sports helps teamwork, as each individual exerts his energy to achieve the common goal among all individuals, through self-control and patience, and it is indicated that it is possible to consider discipline as one of the basic pillars of the progress of society.

Brotherhood: sport is one of the sources that enhance the principle of brotherhood, as it gives the individual the ability to ignore differences, strengthen relationships, and expand the field of understanding amid the competition that takes place between the players, and the sports competitions that take place in the countries of the world create an atmosphere of brotherhood and a sense of global brotherhood.

Achieving pleasure: the multiplicity of available Sports and their diversity is an opportunity to find enjoyable exercises for a person, as it is possible to find the sport that suits the individual, makes him feel excited, encourages him to do it, and reduces the routine, such as playing volleyball, cycling, rowing a boat, or rock climbing.

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