The benefits of sport

Whatever your age, regular physical activity should be part of your lifestyle, and the benefits will not only last you a lifetime but add up to a better quality of life involving:

  • Greater confidence and self-awareness
  • Improved health, fitness and overall well-being
  • Greater social contact and interaction
  • Less isolation and loneliness
  • Increased ability to deal with stress
  • Greater sense of relaxation and well-being
  • Reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Improved self-esteem and self-image
    • physically active play develops motor and social skills, intellectual capacities and concepts, and creativity. Sport and recreation can reduce self-destructive and delinquent behaviour in young people, and contribute to a more disciplined attitude.