The Positive Effects of Sports on Society
Sports (or sports) can be broadly categorized into two – active sports and passive sports. Active sports (like swimming, gymnastics, wrestling, tennis, etc.) are examples of ‘sport’ where participants engage in athletic competition with each other and/or an unbiased third party (like a referee or an official) to determine the outcome of the competition. Examples of active sports include sprinting, running, weightlifting, basketball and soccer.
On the other hand, passive sports are generally exercises meant for improving or maintaining physical fitness. Passive sports include, but are not limited to, jogging, gardening, rowing, fencing, and tennis. Active enthusiasts, as well as casual fans, frequently take part in these types of exercises. This may include participating in regular gym workouts, cycling on a bicycle, running on a treadmill, playing sports such as basketball, tennis, football and baseball, and other similar activities.
Thus, sports provide the ideal activity for building physical strength, stamina, cardiovascular endurance, and muscle coordination and co-ordination. As well, most sports require rigorous training in order to become proficient at the sport, which develops one’s skill set, builds his confidence and determination, and improves his or her self-esteem and sense of competitiveness. Further, sports help build the self-confidence of athletes in their particular sport, their ability to overcome opponents and their abilities to overcome the obstacles that they face in their chosen sports. In conclusion, sports provide a number of positive benefits for society in general through encouraging physical and mental health, social interaction and community involvement, increased levels of social interaction and recreation, enhanced physical fitness, social development, personal growth and individual branding.