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Sport and Public Health / Wissam aitouni ; Ola Al Masri ; Maha Al Hassan ; Dana Al Ebrahem

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00075

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What Is the Importance of Sports in Our Lives? Physical Benefits of Sports. Playing sports can make you stronger and healthier, contributing to lower obesity rates. Athletes tend to have lower body mass indexes, but non-athlete participants will still benefit from developing muscles and burning calories. Active people tend to have lower rates of diabetes and high blood pressure. Exercising regularly through sports programs could contribute to better heart and lung function. Learning to play sports as a child might carry over into being a more active adult. Some sports tend to have a more lasting impact from childhood into adulthood: soccer, baseball and hockey, for example. In sports such as gymnastics or diving, athletes tend to peak while still young and not participate as adults. Importance of Healthy Socializing. Children who play sports are less likely to use drugs and smoke. Female athletes might also be less likely to become pregnant in high school.

Subject: Muscles, Musculoskeletal System, Muscle Fatigue, sports nutrition, Public Health, Performance-Enhancing Substances, Performance-Enhancing Drug, Pharmacologic Actions