Why do people take part in sport?

The social, physical and mental benefits of participation in sport.

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Social Reasons

  • You make new friends, and extend social groups
  • Gain gym membership
  • Meet new people
  • Enjoy friendly competition
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Physical Reasons

  • To become healthier, so are more resistant to infirmity (illness) and injury.
  • To improve fitness, so will be able to keep working for longer.
  • To lose weight
  • To become more toned (for aesthetic reasons)
  • To gain muscle
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Mental Reasons

  • For the enjoyment of competition
  • For stress relief (releases endorphins, which make you feel happier)
  • To gain confidence
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