Sport plays a very important role in the lives of people, from children to the elderly.
It’s generally known that people who do pysical exercises keep fit and healthy. Sports and games can be of great value to people whowork with their brains; to people who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Moreover, taking up a sport has also many psychological benefits. Firstly,it relieves the stresses of everyday life and, secondly,it helps individuals identify with a group and replace their loneliness with the security of belonging.
Besides, practising a sport is very useful for character-training. It helps young people to gain such virtues as discipline, perservance and courage.
By playing sports children develop physical skills, exercise, make new friends, have fun, learn to be a team member, learn about play fair, improve self-esteem, etc.
In adolescents the focus shifts on the physical appearance: height and muscularity for boys and weight for girls. That’s why many young people attend gyms and follow special diets at the same time.
For some young people the sporting gesture is an opportunity to express themselves in a “different” language that allows them to communicate with the world around them.
Sport is thus synonymous with commitment, it means for them great desire to prove themselves, overcome their limitations, achieve their goals and make their dreams come true.