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May 10, 2018

Social and Emotional Benefits of Playing Sports

Source: workinsports.com | Re-Post Fight For Life 5/10/2018 –

The physical health benefits of playing sports are countless. In addition to being entertaining, it’s scientifically proven that sports activities are good for your heart and your brain.

What’s rarely mentioned is that playing a sport can improve your social and emotional skills.

Social and emotional development for kids is important to prepare for the next phases of life like a career, family, and relationships. While house and school education are crucial for personal growth, playing sports is almost equally as important for social and emotional health.

It All Starts With Teamwork

A sports team cannot be successful without a joint effort to achieve a positive result. Good teamwork requires cooperation, coordination, and accountability of everyone on the team. The implementation of strategies and goals implies active participation of all team members to continuously work on improving team performance through organization and planning.

These are all skills that help develop the mind and solve problems in real time. Bottom line, playing sports will improve your teamwork and leadership skills.

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