Physical Exertion and Sport

When thinking about playing sports, most people think of the typical contact sport: soccer, volleyball, basketball, ice hockey, etc. Although there are many different types of sports (and even more sub-sports) that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, there are some sports that are very popular among children and teenagers. Some of these sports are football, rugby, hockey, and lacrosse. Most sports are competitive and physically strenuous activities. This is usually the main difference between recreational sports and “workout” sports, such as weightlifting and running.


Many sports also require physical dexterity. This is especially true for archery, golf, tennis, swimming, bowling, and track and field events. These sports require a great deal of arm, leg and upper body strength. As you become better at your sport, you will have a better ability to throw and catch the ball; to run faster and react to other players; and to make plays on the field. The ability to excel in these sports requires both physical and mental fortitude.

Sports can help people of all ages enjoy life and exercise. In addition, sports help children develop essential motor skills, improve their hand-eye coordination and build their self-confidence. When competing in sports, you put yourself into a position where you must use the greatest amount of physical exertion. In this situation, the ability to focus and concentrate must be developed to excel in the sport of your choice. Although the competition of these sports can be intense, they also offer participants the opportunity to learn how to take charge and excel in competitive situations.