Sports Matter

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Opinions of the importance of sports usually fall into two categories. People generally either live, breathe, and love sports, or they do not see a point to them. Critics of sports usually see them as “just games.” Although there are multiple arguments against sports, overall, they make a difference in the lives of many people. Sports matter to the wellness of individuals because they contribute to overall health, have a positive impact on academics, and give communities along with other groups a sense of togetherness. Sports to many people are means of entertainment and a good way to maintain a healthy body and mind. It is true that sports may not be able to cater to everyone, but even still there are various ways to enjoy sports, and they matter to a diverse population. Sports can be enjoyed by various people whether they are athletes, fans, or coaches. One argument that is made against sports is that they are just meaningless games. This idea can be refuted because sports have underlying meanings to so many different people. Another argument is that the pressure of sports causes a high risk of substance abuse. Those are just a few of the arguments critics of sports make, but there are several more due to the complexity of the debate, although, this also implies that there are many arguments explaining why sports do matter. Those arguments outweigh the others. This means that even though sports may not be able to cater to everyone and they can have negative impacts, sports matter to a lot of people, and they can have even more positive impacts. Sports matter because of the beneficial health effects they have on people. It has been proven that physical activity for at least 2 hours and 30 minutes a week can have monumental he... ... middle of paper ... ... a halftime show. This is yet another way sports can be used to actually keep athletes and fans away from drugs and although the risk of substance abuse is still there, the benefits of sports are more substantial than the negative effects. Sports matter to a very diverse population. There are several benefits to sports such as bringing communities and other groups of people together. Participating in sports can also have health benefits which can therefore improve academics in a very positive manner. For all of these reasons, and many more, sports matter to people all around the world. This is important because people who may have not discovered sports yet or who may have been hesitant can now open their eyes to the wonders of sports. People can see what sports mean to others and realize what they can mean to them. They may not be for everyone, but sports do matter.

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  • Explains that people either live, breathe, and love sports, or they do not see a point to them. critics of sports see them as "just games."
  • Explains that sports can be enjoyed by various people whether they are athletes, fans, or coaches. the complexity of the debate also implies that there are many arguments explaining why sports matter.
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