Sports (or sports) refers to any types of physically competitive physical activity that, through organised or casual competitive involvement, aim to employ, enhance or develop physical aptitude and skills, and sometimes, spectators, while providing great entertainment to players themselves. These activities can be athletic, recreational or competitive. Athletic sports refer to contact sports like football, ice hockey, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, basketball and softball. Sports related to the physical aspects of human beings include table tennis, badminton, golf, wrestling and sprinting. While non-sport related sports include swimming, cycling, aerobics, athletics, fitness and strength training.
Sport activities build up the human body and mind. Like other physical activity, they increase endurance, improve coordination, strength and coordination, build stamina and build resilience. They also help in relaxation by reducing stress and anxieties. Some types of sport activities may even help reduce or eliminate the onset of age-related diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
Most sports promote growth of both brain and body. Through physical exertion, the brain is able to increase its firing rate while at the same time learning new things. Sports that require exertion may help develop reasoning, problem solving, memory, hand-eye coordination, and perception skills. Sports related to mental skills may help develop creativity, innovation, grit and determination.
However, it’s important to note that not all sports can be classified as being a sport. For example, gymnastics, motor sports, fencing, aerobics, sailing and many others are considered as forms of exercise while most weightlifting activities are not considered a sport activity. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader with an overview of what sports refers to. This article doesn’t intend to be a complete guide to understanding what sports really are; rather, it aims to provide the basics on the different types of physical skill-based activities.
Physical skill-based activities include sports that require the use of strength and power. Examples of such sports include wrestling, weightlifting, boxing, basketball, softball, soccer and sprinting. Examples of skill-based exercises include cycling, running, rowing, skating and martial arts. Physical skill sport can also be used as a means of recreation; however, recreation is generally used to refer to non-sport related activities such as playing board games, racquetball, fishing, stamping and others.
Sport and exercise can also be interrelated; this is especially true with’mind sports’. Brain sports involve, for instance, mental game like chess, puzzles and riddles. It is also a form of mental game where the competitors try to solve a problem by using their logical and rational thinking skills. While both physical and mental sport can help a person develop intellectually, the extent to which they will develop their bodies depends largely on how they perform during the exercises. In sport, both the mind and the body are developed; however, in mind sports, the body takes over the function of the mind and vice versa.