For long sports have been viewed as a way to stay healthy and keep fit. Its benefits have gone further beyond this. It has got both physical and physiological benefits. Among the physiological benefits is mental health. Academics is related to the ability of the brain to capture, store and process information. Sports impacts on education are limitless. Students are encouraged to participate in sports while in school. Many of them especially college students don’t actively participate. They end up in situations they could have evaded. I have compiled a list of ten benefits of sports for students. After reading this to the end, you will have a better understanding of how sports benefit the student.


Sports and health are heavily connected. The stress caused by exercise on the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons makes them strong and healthy. Exercise helps to burn calories in the body reducing chances of obesity. Heart muscles performance and endurance improve, increasing its efficiency and reducing the risk of heart diseases. Exercise triggers the use of sugar in the blood. Glucose is converted into energy hence balancing the blood sugars. Sports also help in the fight against cancer and other lifestyle diseases.

Self-confidence and self-esteem

That handshake after winning develops self-esteem. A word of encouragement and praise from parents, friends, and coaches make a student feel accepted. A motivated student is more likely to do well in class than a student who views everything to be against him or her.


Teamwork is key to success. In sports, you have to collaborate with other team members to win. To succeed in education, a student needs to work hand in hand with teachers and fellow students. After school when working on a project, those with teamwork skills achieve their objectives. Employers are interested in hiring employees who can work together with other employees to achieve a common goal. Teamwork skills are among other requirements to secure a good job.

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