10 Health Benefits of Playing Sports

in #sportstalk5 years ago (edited)

Playing sports is a great way to improve our health. Studies have shown that sports has positive effects in our healthy lifestyle. Sports activities are not only for fun and entertainment but have many health benefits. Living a healthy should be our main priority and playing sports can help us achieve this.

Here are 10 Amazing Health Benefits of Playing Sports

Health benefits of playing sports

1. Improve blood circulation
Playing sports regulate blood circulation and make it better. The body remains well oxygenated, thereby making it more healthy and active. Being physically active also increases the hemoglobin count and the volume of blood.

2. A healthy heart
Playing sports is a workout for the heart, since the heart is considered a muscle
Playing sports helps with stretching ability of the heart’s ventricles thereby allowing the heart to pump more blood with each beat. When the heart can pump more blood with each beat, your heart becomes more efficient, effective and lowers the risk of heart attacks.

3. Weight management
Obesity remains big issue faced by millions of people across the world. Studies have shown that the hormone that induces hunger, ghrelin, is lowered in people that play sports.

4. Stronger bones
Playing sports is beneficial in strengthening not only muscles but also the bones in your body. Bones get their strength from increasing bone density which happens as you continually ‘load’ the bones with high power and strength movements. When you consistently apply stress to the bone it will continue to strengthen and become denser.

5. Control diabetes
Playing sports helps in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Sports also help diabetics make most of the insulin present in their body. It burns excess calories and increases the basal metabolic rate even at rest.

6. Lower hypertension
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, can result in a stroke or heart disease. Sports are important to keep the blood pressure normal.

7. Stronger immunity
Regularly sporting activities make the body immune to many diseases that usually affect a person due to weak immunity. Playing sports also increases sweat production and removes toxins. Due to the rise in body temperature, the chances of bacterial growth also lessen.

8. Balanced cholesterol levels
Playing sports also helps in maintaining lower cholesterol levels. According to research, good cholesterol levels are significantly higher in people who carry out sporting activities.

9. Muscle toning
Strong and toned muscles are always desirable and that is what you get when you consistently play active sports such as soccer, tennis, jogging, racquetball, baseball, and kickball. Both the strength and endurance of muscles also increases with time and consistency of engaging in sports.

10. Improve mental health
Regular participation in sports activities can promote good mental health. This includes improving your mood, enhancing your sense of well-being, reducing anxiety, combating negative emotions and protecting you against depression.


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