How Sports Affect Human Essay

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How Sports Can Positively Affect Humans
Sports are often looked at as they can only help you physically. That is true, however, they can also help you in many other ways. Physical activity with other people is one of the best ways to help learn who you are as a person and help you learn what you can do with your skills. Sports also affect your health, life skills, and your career all in positive ways, thus helping guide you in a healthy and friendly life style.
“According to health experts, participation in sports improves physical fitness in children” (Judson 18). Yes, sports can help children get physically healthy and fit, but sports are not just for children. “Self-esteem is developed through evaluating our abilities and by evaluating the responses of others directed to us. Children, especially, actively observe parents’ and coaches’ responses to their performances, looking for approval or disapproval
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The best way to learn life skills besides your parents are sports. An example of this is when Dennis Hastert told press, “ A lot of what I do as a speaker of the house is just old coaching philosophy. You learn you don’t win overnight, it takes a long time to build success and you have to pull people together and you have to work as a team” (Shulman 182). He makes a very valid point when it comes to winning, nobody wins overnight, it takes weeks, months, and sometimes years to be good at something. Some people are blessed to be good at everything they come face-to-face with. “ Researchers in the field highlight that life skills are indeed skills, but unlike physical skills, they are taught through demonstration, modeling, and practice. In Gould and Carsons’ words, ‘Life skills are taught, not caught’.” (Belz). Most people do not understand that life skills are learned, nobody is born with every life skill they will ever need. If you ask anybody if they were born with the life skills they have now, they will all say

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