How sports shape character

The results of a recent study published in the British Journal of Health Psychology say the following: students who have never before been involved in sports, when they began to practice in room 2- 3 times a week, noted a decrease in stress, a decrease in the amount of alcohol and caffeine consumed, as well as an increase in concentration in studies and household chores. Scientists are observing an improvement in students' everyday life after several months of regular classes. Such students have improved their academic performance. According to experts, this is due to the "ability to self-regulation." Exercise develops this ability - during training a person resists uncomfortable conditions.

As a result, it is easier for him to resist stress and focus on some uncomfortable tasks in everyday life.

Charles Dachigg, bestselling author of Strength of Character, speaks of playing sports as the “basis of character." Simply put, successes in some area of ​​life are shifted to other areas. "This happens because they [playing sports] greatly change our self-esteem and expand our understanding of what is possible," says Dahigg. His words, for example, explain why charities like Back on My Feet use running to help people.

Since the launch of Back on My Feet in 2009, more than 5,500 people have passed through the project, 40% of whom found work after they started working in the group, and another 25% found permanent housing. The same can probably explain the stories when people begin to prepare for a marathon in order to survive a divorce or the passing away of a loved one.



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