Every Day Is Sports Day For Health Freaks

What if health came wrapped in fun?

No strict diet, or fitness regime to follow but just fun activities that made us healthier, fitter and more active. Playing your favourite sport can do wonders for your physical and psychological health. If you can find out time to indulge in any outdoor sports with your kids or other family members, your bonding with them will improve multifold, leading to a happier and healthier family life.

On the occasion of Sports Day, which is celebrated on the birthday of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand, let’s learn how sports help us in staying fit & healthy, alongside promoting the spirit of sportsmanship.

  • Promote stronger bones & muscle toning
  • Ageing decreases the bone density, which can result in osteoporosis in adults. Also, children need to follow an active lifestyle to have healthier bones and muscles. Playing sports is one of the easiest and affordable ways of maintaining bone density as well as strengthening it. Moreover, sports help you in having toned inner and outer muscles.

  • Weight control & lower hypertension
  • Obesity is troubling millions of people around the globe today. But, the solution to this problem is simple, involve yourself in loads of physical activities. Playing sports makes you burn fat as well as calories. Furthermore, hypertension or blood pressure can also be controlled by playing a sport.

  • Better heart health & diabetes control
  • No one wishes to encounter horrific diseases related to heart and diabetes. Playing sports offers a good workout to the body pumping more blood through the heart which helps you in curbing heart problems. When it comes to diabetes, playing a sport ensures your pancreatic functions become more efficient. As a result, you can control your diabetes well. Also, regular physical activity reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes

  • Stronger immunity & balanced cholesterol levels
  • You are prone to suffer from various diseases if your immunity is weak. Regular sports as well as exercise ups your immunity level. Physical activity increases the rate at which white blood cells reach every part of the body. Indulging in a physical activity also rises body temperature, which may lessen the growth of bacteria. Moreover, you can also lower cholesterol levels by playing a sport. As per healthcare experts, people having a sedentary lifestyle have worse cholesterol levels than the ones who stay active.

  • Positivity & higher self-esteem
  • Stress is everyone’s part of life in the contemporary world, it may make you negative towards various aspects of life. However, you can refresh and calm your mind by indulging in some sports. Furthermore, when you develop skills and receive appreciation for your efforts in sports, it increases your self-esteem.

  • Discipline & teamwork
  • Every sport has its rules and regulations, you have to follow it all if you don’t wish to get banned or punished. As a result, you can surely become disciplined in life by playing a sport. Also, teamwork is a must for you to learn whether you are an adult or a child. Most sports require you to play as a team which helps you in learning teamwork and also makes it easier to deal with other people in a harmonious manner.
    Playing sports promotes healthy competition, which is essential to growing your skills and talent. Hence, choose a sport which excites you most and start playing from today to achieve optimum health.

    Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors

This post was published on August 28, 2018 2:51 pm

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