Children spend most of the day time at school, albeit they're deprived of time for sports and fun. The main reason for this really is that either the schools do not have enough facilities to prepare sports or the management does not realize the importance of sports and other physical activities. In schools, the break time is hardly of 20 to 30 minutes. Children can either play games with friends or have their lunch during this short time. They do have games session, but that is only once in a week. Even on that day the youngsters cannot play sports as there is nothing to allow them to play. All they do is to spend that amount of time in either learning a test or doing their homework. Teachers and parents both emphasize on doing homework and learning lessons after school. There are just a few parents and educators who realize that a kid should have a balance routine, and get time for studies, games, and proper rest. Education is not merely reading, memorizing, and writing homework, it is, in reality, the development of your respective personality. Importance of sports and games should not be neglected, in regards to educating children and teenagers. Sports contribute on a child's physical, emotional and psychological development.

Why Is Sports Essential?

Sports is essential for a healthy living, as Hippocrates said, "Sport is a preserver of health." Let's see what different benefits we can get from playing and physical activity.


  • Sports reduces excess fat, controls weight, prevents Cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
  • Playing outdoor games enhance endurance, flexibility, improves balance in addition to strengthens bones and muscles.
  • Sports assist in developing better hand-eye co-ordination and fast foot movement.
  • It reduces risks of getting injured and quickens recovery and healing.
  • The kids who play sports are less inclined to get arthritis and diabetes than their peers who do not exercise or play games.
  • Sports plays pivotal role in child mental development. It is a proven fact that the healthy mind resides in a healthy body. Sports makes one both physically and mentally fit. Based on a research, the youngsters who play sports, do better inside their academic studies. Involving in physical activities improve concentration and enables mind to concentrate properly. It will help students inside their studies. They could understand and learn their lessons effectively and quickly than those that do not play sports. Beside this, sports also teaches children problem-solving skills and enables them setting and accomplish goals.


1. How Sports Contribute In Character And Personality Building?

"Sports is human life in microcosm," said a sports broadcaster. Aside from benefiting their physical health, sports also play a significant role in psychological development and social well-being of a child. Playing inculcate values like values like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice, and accountability. By playing sports, children how to get along with their peers and interact positively with their coaches and elders. It builds sportsmanship spirits in them, whether or not they win or lose. The losing team shake hands with the winning one and pat on their shoulders as a gesture of appreciating them.

2. Sports Reduces Stress

Sports help one combat anxiety, depression and stress. Sports trains one to just accept defeat gracefully and move one. They learn that winning and losing are parts of life, you need to not feel depressed and dishearten on losing, but move ahead and strive more for the following time. Rita Mae Brown, an author says, "Sports strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sports gives players a chance to know and test themselves." The kids who play sports have more possibility of meeting and getting together with people of similar interests and make new friends, this boosts their confidence. Sports inculcates the spirits of sportsmanship and sharing. Children playing together as a team, share and celebrate their victory together. It's a positive affect on a child's psychology and behavior. Players are less inclined to become selfish if they mature; they're caring and readily to work as a team and get on better with others. Dr. Keith and Rebecca White, conducted a research which reveals that middle-school teenagers who are physically active and play sports are more contented with their lives and feel healthier than those that do not participate in sports and physical activities. "Our study demonstrates the advantages of youth sports participation on self-rated health and life satisfaction among young youth at a crucial juncture in adolescent development. Our findings claim that sports team participation may enhance school connectedness, social support and bonding among friends and teammates," says Dr. Keith and Rebecca White.


Published by Whitney Morgan