Does college sports help students with their future? Why do colleges and high schools give such importance to sports?
For a long time now, college athletes have been of great importance in the United States. Men and women all over the country dedicate their lives to a specific sport, so that later on they can get a scholarship to the university of their choice. Engaging on a physical activity changes lives, not only physically, but on a mental and psychological way.
We all know that doing any type of sports is important for health, not only for maintaining a good physique but it has important elements for the construction of a professional personality for the student. It promotes moral values and qualities that help with the integral development, like team work, aiming for a goal, knowing your place and your job, a sense of identity, and belonging to a group. And most importantly it helps students live a healthy life promoting young men and women to keep balanced bodies with good sleep, better moods and boosted energy among others. Now getting into the university and academic part, people normally just think college sports are just for fun, and yes, it’s something external to academic studies but research has shown that it’s crucial for the students. Healthy body, healthy mind. This takes us to talk about the health benefits. A good quality life, clear ideas, prevention of illnesses, happiness and increased longevity are some of the things sports give us in a health matter. The practice of this in a regular basic not only will help getting the dream body every college student wants but in a mental way, aiding in living a healthy life style reducing risk factors. Sedentary lifestyle causes a variety of effects in health, starting with obesity which could lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, joint problems including osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, cancer, metabolic syndrome and psychosocial effects.
Keeping bodies balanced with a good night sleep and stable moods is our next stop. After a regular workout session people find themselves in a better mood, and this is because of the production of endorphins, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus during exercise, this can also be called “runner’s high”. Everyday it’s more common to see people fighting everywhere, driving, at school, home or even at a groceries store. A great way to calm this symptoms and not having to take any kind of medication, is working out, the “runner’s high” will not only make you happy, but will make you release tension in the body so that when there’s any type of stress around, we will be able to take it in a more optimistic way.
Because of this release of tension, we will also have the great benefit of a good night sleep, according to a Harvard research “The Harvard Health Publications”, there are 6 reasons to get enough sleep. Learning and memory, Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’s slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
Metabolism and weight, Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbs, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite. Safety, sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime, These lapses may cause falls and mistakes. Mood, sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do. Cardiovascular health, Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat. Disease, sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells.
After getting a glimpse of the health benefits of sports, we can get into why is it important in the