Thankfully, it has long been discovered that engaging in sporting activities can provide a boost to people in their academics/career such as boosting observational skills, improving focus, developing abilities to improvise, learning time management skills and helping to manage sports, studies, and other recreational activities.
Studies have demonstrated that physically active people are not only healthier but also perform better on tests or intellectual ability. Some studies even indicated that the results can be beneficial, as even a quick 5-minute walk can yield immediate results. By playing sports, you’re able to decrease stress levels because any physical activity or exercise is said to produce chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers, and this improves the ability to sleep, which in turn reduces stress.
One study by the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies reported that sports players can develop better leadership skills, become more confident and build better team working abilities. Sports help to develop an understanding of what work is important, what work you need to focus on as well as helps to banish procrastination. The skills learned as an athlete will someday play a role in your academics and business/career success.
Sports can teach you how to cope with failure (as you’ve learned in most sports competitions) and embrace it as a learning experience for the future. By having this type of mindset, you can identify what went wrong with your academics and improve your chances of success the next time. It is therefore important to note that increased time in physical activities can appear to have a positive relationship with academic achievement.
Finally, Exercise is also a great way to enhance your social life and gives you a sense of community with people that have the same interests as you. If you are a part of a team, you will have the feeling of being a part of a family.