Sports help children and adults develop physical skills, get exercise , make friends, have fun, learn to play with a team, as well as being a member of a team, learn fair play, and gain self-esteem.
Participation in sports is a great way of staying active and offers wonderful rewards for mental health. Sports participation has been proven to help children learn valuable skills in dealing with life’s ups and downs. They teach how to interact with others and work as a team. Sports facilitates working with others in other ways such as on a class projects or school plays. They also help students become more independent and feel better about themselves. The return is positive self-esteem and self-confidence, that is important in determining happiness and success in life. They create an exciting environment to learn how to handle both failure and success. Everyone wins and loses. They teach how to cope with these different feelings, which fosters good mental health.