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Every school provides some form of sports activities, usually through PE which is part of the curriculum. Sports develop both physical and mental strength in students which is why it is encouraged no matter how little students seem to care about it. Sports help students to stay physically and mentally healthy which is essential when it comes to focusing on studies.
It increases confidence and self-esteem whilst giving a sense of belonging which is important in youngsters. On top of all that, it provides space to develop and build on skills such as leadership, patience and social skills. Below is some advice from a prep school in the West Midlands on the benefits of sports in schools.
Helps students stay healthy
Sports keep students healthy. Children who take part in daily physical activities, lower the chances of unwanted illnesses. ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is more than just a fun proverb that is taught in schools. It means that if one eats healthy foods, they will maintain good health and won’t need to visit the doctor so often.
Children nowadays eat a lot of junk and processed food that has negative effects on the body and mind. In order to complete sports effectively and retrieve gains, a good diet must go alongside. Reduction of blood sugar levels and the strengthening of the lungs are also benefits of physical activities.
With how easy fast food is to access and children running off after school with friends for a bite to eat, obesity and fat gain in children are becoming common. This type of lifestyle has its consequences and can lead to a lifetime of problems.
In order to avoid this, sports activities are important in order for children to burn excessive amounts of fat on the body. An interest in outdoor activities can also reduce the chances of children becoming used to spending all their time indoors gaming or watching tv.
Sports allow students to understand the value and effect of good teamwork which is a skill needed for life. Students learn how to cooperate with others to win together whilst gaining the ability to understand other people’s views.