Playing sports is quite popular in many countries all over the world. In fact, for many millions of people, playing a sport is quite an important hobby. While there are numerous advantages to playing sports, there are also some problems related to sports.
- Sport can improve your fitness level and both your physical and mental health: it can reduce stress and make you more confident
- Playing a sport is a good hobby which can turn into a profession
- Playing a sport can help you learn how to work in a team and how to deal with competition and criticism
- You can make new friends and strong bonds through playing team sports: a good way to socialise
- Playing a sport can allow you to achieve a scholarship for university
- Sports can be expensive: Clothing, club fees, coaching costs, and equipment. Tournaments and competitions out of town can result in transport costs.
- Sports can be exhausting and time-consuming: sports can interfere with your studies or career: Practices, coaching sessions, matches, and tournaments can eat up a lot of your time, especially if there is traveling involved.
- Serious injuries: They can run anywhere from minor muscle pulls and strains right through to broken bones and worse.
- Seriously unhealthy performance pressure to perform well every time they step on the field, court, or track.
Do you play any sports? What do you think about its cons?
- Scholarship: a grant or payment made to support a student’s education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.
- Exhausting: making one feel very tired; very tiring.
- Interfere: intervene in a situation without invitation or necessity.
- Strain: force (a part of one’s body or oneself) to make an unusually great effort.