Our adolescent medicine team at University of Missouri Health Care wants all kids to play sports or do other regular physical activities. Exercise is good for the body, the mind, and the spirit. Team io games sports help teens learn to be responsible, work hard, be a leader, and do other things.
A lot of athletes do better in school.
It takes a lot of time and energy to play a sport. Some people might think that this would keep athletes from doing their schoolwork. On the contrary, this is not the case. Sports require you to memorize, repeat, and learn, which are all important skills for school. Also, the skills of hard work and setting goals that are needed for sports can be used in the classroom.
Sports teach people how to work together and solve problems.
Fighting together with a group of players and coaches for a common goal teaches you how to work as a team and communicate well to solve problems. When problems come up at work or at home, this experience will help.
Sports are good for your body in many ways.
Obviously, sports can help you get fit and stay at a healthy weight. But they also try to get people to make healthy choices, like not smoking or drinking. There are also health benefits that aren't obvious, like a lower chance of getting osteoporosis or breast cancer later in life.