As we get older sports participation drops off. Some studies show that only 10% of adults over the age of 25 participate in sports.
Why is it important that we talk about this and what does it have to do with an education blog?
Plenty of research shows that participating in sport is highly beneficial to our social, mental and physical wellness.
The research shows that for most people, the benefits exceed what you would get out of exercising alone.
Dr Fraser Carson, of Deakin University’s Faculty of Health, says, “There is considerable evidence to show recreational activity can improve your time management skills, boost confidence, increase discipline, stabilise emotions, and alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression.” He goes on to say that “Even an hour a week can really help.”
Participating in sport is good for all and that includes educators. Many of the skills gained through sport participation can be transferred into the educational environment.
- Time management
- Social skills
- Handling winning and losing gracefully
- Strategic planning
There are so many sports out there that it’s possible to find something that is right for you.
Racquetball, bowls, pickleball, soccer, badminton, quidditch, water polo, rugby, squash, basketball… the list is nigh on endless!
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