It is well known that playing sports is great for your health! It is not only beneficial for our bodies but our minds as well.
Here are some reasons to practice sport.
The physical benefits of sport
Sport strengthens the heart and regulates tension
One of the main benefits of sport is to improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system and thus optimize blood circulation due to the vasodilation effect of blood vessels. With physical activity, the heart will, therefore, beat more slowly at rest and get less tired.
Sport helps maintain muscle capital
Sporting activity escalates strength, endurance, and muscle volume. It, therefore, helps to prevent injuries and various hip, knee, and back pain—significant benefits for healthy aging.
Sport upturns bone capital
Triggering the body will stimulate the action of cells in their role of bone-building. This regeneration will coagulate your bones and also prevent osteoporosis.
Sport prevents joint problems
Regular sports activity stimulates nutrition and cartilage mobility and thus prevents various joint pain and osteoarthritis problems.
Sport promotes transit
In addition to having more pleasure in eating, in addition to a better appetite, sports practice promotes digestion and thus offers an effective remedy against constipation.
Sport helps you breathe better
The practice of endurance sports such as biking or swimming will help increase lung capacity, which in particular helps fight asthma problems.
Sport allows you to obtain a fine and toned silhouette
Regular sports will allow you to burn calories and facilitate weight loss. Intending to get slim, cardio sports such as swimming, cycling, elliptical training, or running are to be preferred.
The benefits of sport on the mind
Sport provides general well-being
Both physical and mental well-being, due to the secretion of hormones such as endorphin which creates a real sensation of pleasure, at times even euphoric.
It often happens by dint of practicing one can no longer do without a sporting activity. So, much like the effect of a drug, we feel the need to regain this state of well-being that occurs after physical exertion.
Sport improves intellectual performance
Sports undertakings of the aerobic type (endurance sports) allow an improvement of the oxygen transport in the organism, and therefore of the oxygenation of the brain, which has the effect of optimizing the brain activity.
Sport helps relieve stress
The practice of sport has a calming effect thanks to endorphins, substances produced by our brain. Also, it helps to refresh your mind and forget every day worries.
Sport promotes sleep
Nothing like a little physical activity to relax and relieve every day tensions. Good physical fatigue is the guarantee of deep and restful sleep.
The social benefits of sport
Sport teaches educational values
Rugby is often put forward because of the values it transmits friendship, courage, sincerity, honor, modesty, respect, self-control, politeness. In general, the sport remains for young people an incredible school of life
Sport creates social ties
Sports associations and clubs bring together individuals who share the same passion. That allows you to create links and expand your relationship circle. Sport is often used for this purpose in the reintegration of people on the margins of society.
- It is necessary to adapt the efforts to one’s own body, and for this purpose, medical advice is preferable. Indeed, each one of us is different, has had their falls and injuries or an illness which has weakened the organism and which does not allow us carry out efforts too intense. Therefore, remember to make an appointment with your doctor before embarking on your new sports life.