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Health Benefits Of Engaging Into Sports

If your child is physically fit, he will look and feel better. Most importantly, he will stay healthier. If a child gets fit at an early age, the more he will reduce his risk of different illnesses.

How Physical Activities Can Help Your Child

Strengthen his heart – Since the heart is a muscle, its performance will be greatly improved if it is regularly challenged by exercise. The heart will respond to exercise by becoming more efficient and stronger. If the heart is strengthened, it can ward off heart diseases, which is among the leading causes of death worldwide.

Keep veins and arteries clear – Exercise will help reduce the amount of detrimental fats and cholesterol in the blood. It will boost the flexibility of the walls of blood vessels. Also, it will help lower blood pressure. Indeed, exercise will help reduce the risk for stroke and heart attack.

Reduce blood sugar levels – Physical activities will prevent sugars from accumulating in the bloodstream by triggering the muscles to consume more glucose for energy. In turn, this will reduce the risk for diabetes.

Strengthen the lungs – By working hard, the lung capacity will be increased. Hence, they become more efficient at moving air in and out of the body. And as a result, more oxygen will be drawn into the body and more waste gases like carbon dioxide will be expelled. By exercising on a regular basis, the decline in oxygen intake that happens naturally with age will be prevented.

Efficient weight management – If a person is sedentary, he will take in more calories when necessary. And these accumulated unused calories will be stored as fat. This can be prevented with regular physical activity. Bear in mind that lowered weight is very good for the heart and can be very beneficial in people suffering from diabetes.

Professional Sport

Have you ever envied these people? Not that you would need a contract that big to be able to live an ultra-fun life, but these people are able to just go and make over a hundred thousand dollars per game, by rolling out of bed and doing the same thing they loved doing as a kid — playing sports! Although the chances of playing pro sports for a living are astronomical, it is more of a sure bet to most people than winning the lottery, at least. Most people are intimidated if they are of average talent to begin with.

I, myself, was intimidated by fame, and believe it or not, I was on a superior level athletically compared to my peers. Why I didn’t cash in on my talent is a whole other story, but I believe myself to be somewhere in the 300 million dollar range, if I were to be an eighteen-year-old today! The best thing I can do now, is to give young people advice, on how to achieve your greatest level of potential.

Let me cut to the chase on the most important factor, assuming you are of average talent; endurance is first and foremost the most important factor in realizing your potential. There could be someone with more talent than you, but if they have no stamina, you could run circles around them on the basketball court. Whatever sport you choose to pursue, endurance is first and foremost. You should strive to be doing sprints(let’s say the length of the basketball court and back), or maybe 50 yard dashes, to the point of almost throwing up.

That was my biggest weakness, and one of the things that caused me to be intimidated by less athletic people. Soccer, hockey and basketball especially, need superior endurance. To a lesser extent, tennis demands superior endurance. With soccer and hockey, you are the most easily susceptible to puking your guts out if you have poor endurance. There are other high paying sports that demand it, but I want to talk about the highest paying sports; the most mainstream sports, because if you can land a starting spot on one of these sports teams, you will have a great life, and potential to inspire millions.

Job In Sports

I was among the tallest on my basketball team, and in basketball, height is an amazing thing. I didn’t have good endurance (because I was too lazy to put in the pain of wind-sprints), nor did I put out anywhere near 100% a lot of the time, but I was always the leader in rebounds and always scoring under the rim. I had a not-so-great jump shot, and to be honest, I really didn’t practice any drill that much, besides just having natural talent. Eventually, people starting becoming taller than I was, and by the time I got into tenth grade or so,

I wasn’t among the tallest kids for my age anymore. Basketball, at least for a living, I thought, was out of the question. For those brief few years though, when I was taller than most, I experienced success that told me I could have been great. My height and speed is all I needed to win all of the 1 on 1 tournaments held throughout the county. I sent kids, whose dads were coaching them like maniacs from the sidelines (you know, the parents that demand success)? home in tears, after they realized they may not achieve their dream, because I had beat them so handily. Some of them were the best, until they played me. I wasn’t ever over 6’0, but it was enough to shine, without really putting any hard practice in.

You literally have a “heads up” on the competition

Without a doubt, the easiest job in all of sport is if you are over 7’0 and are good enough to make a pro team, you will have a luxurious life, and the honor of having to not worry about getting injured either, for the most part. I was able to get a taste of how easy it was, when I was slightly taller than most other kids in my county basketball league. I would have had an easy time of it — had I had the sense to keep playing, instead of dropping out. I was easily the fastest, and I could throw my weight around also.

Once everyone else caught up to me, in my middle teens, I became easily intimidated, in large part, because of my insecurities of everything else (another story). Even if I didn’t turn out to be very insecure as a teen, I still would have been intimidated (height is an awesome weapon). I would have had to put more practice in if I wanted to make it to the pros, but I wouldn’t have had to do anything drastic in order to have made it. I’m sure I could have coasted by with the minimum work.

Play Pro Sports

When I was playing football and I put the pads on, I only lasted one day. I knew I was the best player out there, I had already proved it in “rag tag” football. When all was said and done, I found myself at 24 years old, and contemplating what I wanted to do with my life. I started slowly practicing at the basketball courts around town to see if I could prove to myself I was still the best. By the time I was twenty-six, I was ready to claim my superiority back on the basketball court, even though I was barely 6’0 tall. Although I was tall enough to play center back when I was younger, now I knew that I would have to be limited to playing point guard!

How I Went About It

The first thing I did after I convinced myself that I was good enough to be point guard, at least in the CBA, I found out when and where the nearest tryout was going to be held. You were allowed to walk onto a tryout. I had been practicing mostly 1 on 1 or 2 on 2 games. I played a little full court, but not enough to be able to walk on to a CBA team (my first mistake). When I got to the tryout, I did great, and dominated the court, but I gave out of gas, quick. I decided I was going to give the next tryout 100%, and that was going to be held in Oklahoma City, but unfortunately I never made it to that tryout. I had some personal problems which prevented me from attending that tryout, and I eventually gave the dream up.

With Sports; “It’s Never Too Late,” Doesn’t Apply

I realized that it would have been possible to make that CBA team at the first tryout had I been in tip-top shape. It is never too late if you are in your twenties; it is possible to walk on to a pro team, although it would be the minor leagues at first, if for some reason you missed your college years! Don’t let anyone say you are too old (unless you are in already in your thirties). If you knew you still have the talent at twenty-eight, don’t let them say you are too old! You have a chance to make it. Everyone ages differently. Personally, if I was to be drafted today, at fifty, I could make a huge splash with a team in the NBA, at least for one season.