Benefits of sport

Regular exercise improves health and fitness. Health is defined as a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being; not merely the absence of illness or infirmity. Fitness is the ability to meet the demands of the environment.

Women's football team celebrate their victory
Sport is a good way of relieving stress

Mental benefits include:

Physical benefits include:

Social benefits include:

  • meeting people
  • making friends

Being a member of a sports club and regularly participating in sport will develop personal qualities from:

  • co-operation – working with others
  • competition – testing yourself against others
  • physical challenge – testing yourself against the environment or your best performances
  • aesthetic appreciation – recognizing quality of movement in a performance