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Root! Root! Root! For The Home Team

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 17:53  by Emily S.

Nearly half of Earth’s population watches the World Cup, a major sporting event that kicked off June 12. All around the world, sports are a major part of people’s lives. We bond, argue, cheer and even cry over teams we have designated as ours. And as a participant, some dedicate their lives to playing a game.

Playing sports has an obvious impact on our physical wellness. But being both and fan and a player of a sports team can be amazingly beneficial to our emotional, social and mental health.

From soccer to gymnastics, being part of a team means putting in the effort to condition regularly. Like any exercise, endorphins are released from the brain and lift your mood. Actively participating on a team can reduce depression and increase energy. It facilitates a feeling of togetherness, support and self-worth, therefore combating feelings of isolation and low self-esteem.

But for the non-athletic, just being a fan of a team can improve your mood. Research has shown that identifying yourself with a particular team increases self-esteem and social skills. The sense of community that being a fan provides makes it easy to get connected with others and build relationships. Attending sporting games is a great opportunity to bond with family and friends, therefore increasing overall happiness.

The important part of being a fan or playing on a team is to remember that it is a game with unexpected wins and tough losses. The passion for our team should not override the joy of just being part of it.

Last modified on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 17:57

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