benefits of sports

It’s fun to play sports. And well beyond the simple pleasure of the sport itself, extracurricular sports provide many benefits, playing an important role in your international student life.

 

Scots encourages all students to participate in sports or other regular physical activities. Physical exercise is good for body and mind, boost your English, helps teach you different important skills and improve your network.

 

Improve English and develop communication skills

 

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Scots students playing football.

 

Playing a sport provides a social environment to practise your English. In case you don’t know, sport is an integral part of the Australian culture and a very common social topic. Some popular sports here are cricket, golf, football, skiing and surfing. Being able to contribute to conversations will not only help you to boost English but also feel more comfortable communicating with both individuals and large groups. This way helps with your quicker adaptation to Australian way of life.

 

Exercising for exam success

 

Playing sports is proved to be useful during exam period. Exercising is a natural way to loosen up and reduce stress and anxiety. It helps improve concentration, sleep and attention, increase blood flow to the brain, stimulate growth of brain cells and increase retention of new information. Also, fighting for a common goal with a group of players teaches you how to effectively communicate to solve problems. This experience is helpful when you encounter problems during study.

 

Sports boost self-confidence

 

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Our indoor climbing at Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym

 

Playing sports is an exciting and rewarding learning process. The best feeling is seeing your hard work pay off and achieving your sport or fitness goals. This would develop self-confidence and urge you to achieve other goals you set.

 

Improve your resume and nework

 

When applying for a job, it’s not just work experience and good grades but extra-curricular activities that make you different from other candidates. Involvements in sport activities are attributed to your social network and somewhat reveal yourself as an energetic and adaptable candidates.

 

Health benefits of sports

 

Clearly, sports can help with physical development, weight control and encourage healthy decision-making such as not smoking. Engaging in regular physical activity also helps prevent several chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, obesity, depression and osteoporosis.

 

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It’s fun!

 

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Don’t forget to have fun! Just find a sport you enjoy, make incredible new friends and work together to achieve goals and reach your fullest potential.