An overview of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for adults

Conclusion It is recommended that participation in sport is advocated as a form of leisure-time PA for adults which can produce a range of health benefits. Physical inactivity is a major public health challenge in the developed world and is recognized as a global epidemic [ 8 ].

Because of this social nature, it is conjectured that sport participation may be associated with greater psychosocial health benefits than other forms of PA [ 10 ].

Sports help you maintain a healthy weight The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC recommend sports participation as a healthy way to maintain weight.

Research papers were sourced in three ways. The HSE measure includes activities, such as gardening and housework, which are not traditionally considered as physical activity. Two researchers GC and SA reviewed each paper independently. The majority of these reported research with young people based in community settings.

Results A total of publications were initially identified, of which 11 met the selection criteria. Definitions of these terms are: Sport may be associated with improved psychosocial health in addition to improvements attributable to participation in PA. The team mindset leads to strong leadership qualities over time.

Authors, JY and RE examined all full-text articles, and assessed the studies to ensure that they met the inclusion criteria. Studies where the data pertained to the individual level i. However, some injuries, such as brain trauma and concussion, can cause permanent, lifelong damage to the athlete.

Experts agree that more quality research is needed to determine the relationship between sports and depression. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Methods A systematic review of 14 electronic databases was conducted in Juneand studies published since were considered for inclusion.

Staying within a recommended weight range reduces the likelihood of developing diabetes, high cholesterol, and hypertension. Furthermore, there is insufficient evidence about the levels or types of PA associated specifically with psychological health.

At the same time, it stimulates production of endorphins. There were many different psychological and social health benefits reported, with the most commonly being wellbeing and reduced distress and stress.

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Speak to your doctor before beginning any sports activity. However, it is acknowledged that the capacity to determine the existence and direction of causal links between participation and health is limited by the cross-sectional nature of studies to date.

Titles and abstracts of potentially relevant articles were screened by JY. Elements that may be determinants on health include nutrition, intensity and type of physical activity, appropriate footwear and clothing, climate, injury, stress levels and sleep patterns. Sport and physical activity in itself may not directly lead to benefits but, in combination with other factors, can promote healthy lifestyles.

Sport and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle A number of factors influence the way in which sport and physical activity impacts on health in different populations.

To assist people living a healthy life, there are specific PA guidelines [ 1 ]. Notwithstanding this, individuals who prefer to participate in sport by themselves can still derive mental health benefits which can enhance the development of true-self-awareness and personal growth which is essential for social health.

Papers which met the following criteria were entered into the next phase of the review: If you are worried about injury, consider a low-impact sport such as swimming. Additionally, the inductive nature of qualitative research allows for theory to emerge from the lived experiences of research participants rather than the pre-determined hypotheses testing of quantitative approaches.

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They may help you avoid developing chronic asthma. To search the electronic databases a combination of keywords and search terms was adopted. This can help you avoid getting bogged down by negative thoughts. Research has shown that doing a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities is especially helpful.

Instead of specifying a recommended level of PA for mental health benefits, mental health is often assessed in relation to the existing PA recommendations based on physical health benefits [ 3 - 7 ].

Ask your doctor or a training specialist about breathing exercises and practice them. Sleeping better can improve your mental outlook the next day, as well as improve your mood. There is evidence to suggest that changes in the environment can have a significant impact on opportunities for participation and in addition, the conditions under which the activity is taking place can heavily impact on health outcomes.

The health benefits of sport and physical activity

Sport is a popular form of leisure-time PA. Sports reduce stress and depression When you are physically active, your mind is distracted from daily stressors.

Your doctor may suggest taking medications prior to exercise to help reduce asthma symptoms as well.Overall, the psychological and social benefits of playing sport can help kids become well-rounded, mature adults.

So whether it’s a team sport or an individual sport like tennis, what your kids can learn goes beyond the physical. The Psychosocial Benefits of Participation in Sport for Adults. A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for adults: informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport.

There were many different psychological and social health benefits reported, with the most commonly being. A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for adults: informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport. Whilst the number of studies investigating the psychological and social health benefits of sport participation for adults was not large, there was a general consensus that there are many psychological and social health benefits associated with participation in sport for adults.

This paper first presents the results of a systematic review of the psychological and social health benefits of participation in sport by adults. Secondly, the information arising from the systematic review has been used to develop a conceptual model of Health through Sport.

Therefore the following presents a summary of the psychological. A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for adults: Informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport.

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