Sports has been the backbone of a child’s development since ages. We no longer belong to an era where children had to choose between sports or academics. Today, we stand at a point where sports has become an integral part of the growing years of your child. With increasing awareness more and more parents are encouraging their kids to participate in sports.Apart from the multitude opportunities and career avenues in sports, there are a number of mental benefits associated with it.
Are you even aware of the fact that a study conducted by WHO shows, 20% of youth in the country is suffering with hypertension, 1 in 4 in the age group of 13-15 suffer from depression?
Scientifically speaking, it is found that the students who indulge in physical activities like sports have better functioning brains. This must be due to the increased flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. The release of chemicals like oxytocin that helps them build a positive attitude. It also stimulates the production of endorphins which is a natural mood lifter.
Sports help in channelizing your energy away from the negative thoughts that bog you down. The findings of the study suggest that indulgence in sports is a great way of keeping away from stress.
Moreover, when a child takes up a sport say badminton, boxing, hockey, cricket and so on it boosts the kid’s observational skills. Additionally, the quick decision-making ability is something that the kid acquires as he/she practices more. Any sport involves several key features such as understanding the strategy of the opponent, being swift in movements and channelizing the right amount of energy in the right way. Children who participate in sports harness these skills and are more likely to use it academically as well. Researchers insightfully carve out that the kids who are good at sports are smarter and are more likely to do well in academics.
Another way in which sports contributes to the development of students is by infusing patience in them. Amidst the adrenaline rush, a sports person still needs to keep calm to strike right. Here, focus plays a key role. Sports help students to master the art of keeping calm under pressure no matter what.
Sports does play in key role in shaping the future of a child by equipping him/her with strong mental abilities. Indulging in a sport empowers you to keep striving better in all the spheres of life.