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Importance of Sports in Academics

  • 21 March 2022

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The Importance of Sports in Education Sport and exercise can be powerful tools in developing a healthy body and mind. Our article explores all the benefits of sports in education, touching the physical and mental. 

Importance of sports for children 

Taking part in sports is important for children as it reduces stress and enhances their mood. Sports builds healthy bones and muscles, increases fitness, improves sleep, helps them socialize.

It also improves their cooperation skills, boosts self-confidence, and lowers the risk of getting obese. There are many reasons to exercise regularly. Above all, it keeps you healthy.

Studies from the universities of Strathclyde and Dundee, for example, found that intensive exercise boosted the performance of teenagers in English, maths, and science

Here are just a few of the benefits you’ll see develop in your child as they do more physical activity and sports.

  • Can stay healthy:

    Regular physical activity in the form of sports can help students to stay healthy and avoid unwanted illness. This will benefit in reducing the risk of obesity which is otherwise a common problem among today’s kids. 

  • Maintain a good fitness level:

    I believe, being involved in sports activities helps students to avoid the formation of excess fat deposits. It also helps them to stay fit and slim. The training activities help them to develop a good posture which is an important factor in staying fit.

  • Boost self-esteem: 

    Several research studies have noted that playing sports can enhance a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence. For instance, a handshake from the coach, a pat on the back from their teammate, a high-five from an opponent, or praise of words from parents and friends can boost their self-esteem as a student.

  • Be more social: 

    Being a part of a sports team helps them to interact well with people of all ages. Making friends and respecting diversity with a more open mindset becomes easier.

  • Improved teamwork and cooperation: 

    Sports competitions and matches need very good coordination, teamwork, and cooperation. Most Importantly, these skills will help students when they grow up as tomorrow’s individuals. Sports improve their role as a team player which helps them a lot when it comes to group projects both in academics and future careers. 

  • Instil Patience, Discipline, and Perseverance:

    Failure is an undervalued part of the sport. It takes perseverance and hard work to succeed in life. Sport is one of the best channels to display these virtues. 

Sport is a great way to display how hard work pays. Perseverance and a never-give-up attitude will be needed to succeed in all walks of life. Through sports, your child will learn the benefits of working hard to achieve their goals.

Important Qualities sports education teach us 

One of the most important things in life is to learn how to train yourself to know your limits and goals.

Discipline

Friendship

Overcoming Adversity

Leadership

Resilience

Teamwork

The University of Illinois found a strong relationship between the fitness of children and their performance academically

Our aim in Physical Education is to introduce students to a wide variety of sports and activities. We hope that they leave Oakridge International School, Vishakhapatnam recognizing the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle after developing a love for physical activity.

 

Sharvani Vaisyaraju

Sports Coordinator

Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam

 

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