Sports are positive activities not only it keep you fit, but as well as keeping your brain challenge. Below, are the pros and cons of sports.
Here the list of the advantages of Sports
Here the list of the disadvantages of Sports
It gives you the opportunity to interact and socialize with other people. “Kids who participate in organized sports do better in school, have better interpersonal skills, are more team oriented, and are generally healthier.” Read more here: Reported by researchers at the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University
Sports keep children busy, keeping them out of trouble, away from TV, video games, it exert their anger, feelings, and other emotions.
It gives you a healthy competitiveness drive, boost self confident, increase self-esteem, self motivation, discipline, personal responsibility, lessons on winning and losing.
“Athletes learn the fundamental lesson of sacrificing immediate gratification for long-term gain. This is the basis for personal success as well as for civilization in general, and no lesson can be more valuable.”, said Dr. Metzl and Shookhoff. Read more here: The Young Athlete: A Sports Doctor’s Complete Guide for Parents
Build comradely and teamwork skills by learning how to trust and rely on others for your success (this too is a con).
Most sports are cheap to play because it does not cost a lot of money to buy a ball to play baseball, basketball, soccer or football.
There are colleges and universities that offer scholarships for athletes.
Help reduce the feelings of sadness and depression.
Reduce childhood obesity and sedentary in teens.
And sports is fun.
You are prone to injuries, while most injuries take shorter time to heal whereas other more competitive and professional sports has bigger risks. There are also long-term injuries with repetitive motions in joints, ligaments, muscle, back and neck.
Sports can be expensive if you want to join a league, also buying different equipments and paying for admission fees.
If you are a parent and your child is involve in school or community sports. There is the stress and pressure from the schedule and the routine.
Sport activities may result in less time at family dinners and less time to do other things on weekends.
Competitive sports on children with too much focus on winning may put too much pressure and anxiety on the children.
Young children may have some emotional implications such as low self-esteem for not being good at playing sports or when they loss.
Could lead to sport enhancing drugs to better physical performance, which may lead to other long-term health risks.