Health & Sports


Affect sport positively on children and adults alike, and provide opportunities for exercise and spend time with friends in a perfect healthy environment, the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2012 has been reported that the participation of sports records in the United States have reached record levels during the school year 2010 2011, as 55% of high school students participated in sports, and this indicates people's awareness of the importance of exercise and its positive impact on individual health.

Physical health benefits

Exercise provides a range of health benefits to the body, including :

  • Exercise reduces the incidence of many chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, triglycerides, and diabetes , as it can reduce or reduce the risk factors for it,according to the American Heart Association.

  • It helps to lose weight or maintain weight, as the American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 to 250 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week to reach ideal weight.

  • Increases body fitness and muscle mass.

  • It helps build a dense bone mass, and reduces the risk of osteoporosis, according to the SpinHealth website. (Spine-Health).

  • It improves the elasticity of the body, increases its elasticity and stamina to carry out various tasks.

Sports benefits for mental health

The psychological effects of exercising include:
  • Exercise improves mood and promotes a feeling of relaxation. Engaging in physical activity stimulates the release of chemicals that make a person feel comfortable and happy.

  • Maintains basic mental skills as a person ages, improves concentration, enhances critical thinking, learning, and decision-making, as research has shown that doing a mix of aerobic activities and activities that focus on strengthening muscles for 30 minutes, at an average of three to five times a week In providing these mental health benefits.

  • Reduces stress and depression, relieves the stresses of daily life, and gets involved in negative thoughts, as the latter reduces levels of stress hormones in the body, and stimulates the production of the hormone endorphins, which eliminates the feeling of stress and fatigue.

  • It enhances self-confidence, and improves the individual's self-esteem, by increasing his strength and endurance, and completing all tasks, whether outside or inside the stadium.

  • Adoption of leadership figures, as studies conducted in secondary schools revealed a relationship between athletic participation and leadership qualities of players, because of the opportunity to train, or try to win or lose together, especially in team games such as football and basketball.