Why do people engage in competitive sports? For those who don’t indulge in any regular sporting activity, the motivation of the others does seem to a mystery. Why would anyone want to get up on a cold winter morning to chase after varying-shaped balls across a muddy field for long periods, risking various degrees of injury – from scrapes to broken bones? Apart from team sports, there are those even more baffling solo athletes, who merrily climbing up cliffs or power through whitewater in kayaks. Of course, statistically, the number of sportspeople who wind up being removed from the field by stretchers is tiny compared to the total number of participants.
But despite the real risks, humans love sports. They take up a major part of the leisure time of people across the globe. Why? Because sports events are excellent at so many different levels. Besides, they improve our physical and mental health.
Indulging in sports can also be beneficial for your love life. Surely, that can be an incentive for enrolling at your local sports center? Here are five ways in which sports can boost your love life.
Participating in sports can be a downer if your team loses regularly, but even in adversity, there is shared hope. Sportspeople generally feel good about themselves, because physical activity releases hormones that induce positive feelings.
Most sporting events involve teams locking horns with each other. This builds a sense of camaraderie both on and off the field. After the final whistle, players head off to the traditional arena to celebrate their victory, or perhaps, to the pub, to drown their sorrows after a defeat. In such places, the socialising and merriment can continue for some time. If you’re involved in team sports, all this bonding helps you build an all-round character. If you’re sociable with your mates, there’s no reason why it won’t easily rub off on you, when it comes to dating.
Sex is an important part of your love life – a physical activity that, like sports, can require stamina and athleticism to be enjoyed to its full potential. There are many factors at play, but being supple and retaining an ability to keep your partner satisfied for more than a two-minute quickie requires a degree of fitness. Couch potatoes are far more likely to think of excuses. Once upon a time, the imaginary headache was the traditional rebuff when one party just couldn’t be bothered. For an un-sporty person, the equivalent feeling may be lethargy due to a full stomach or breathlessness.
Sports (from team sports to swimming to jogging) is a great way to keep your body at its physical peak. If you look after your health and well-being, you’ll be in a far better frame of mind when your partner wants to be intimate.
In the modern world, your self-image is crucial when it comes to online dating. If you’re using the internet to embark on a quest to find a partner, you’re immediately stepping into a world where judgments will be made in a split-second. Users swipe through profiles and make instant decisions on the portraits displayed on their browsers. So, in situations like these, it’s generally helpful to keep a healthy and fit image of yourself.
If you participate in sports, your health and physique will probably reflect in the picture you choose. Mentioning the fact that you enjoy competitive games may also help you here. These will help you convey the image of someone who is competitive and sociable – qualities that are respected all over the world.
You meet all kinds of people in sporting arenas – and your local leisure center is also a terrific place to engage with potential partners. As you engage in exercises to boost your physique and physical health, you’ll also be boosting your mental health. Who knows, your sporting prowess could well lead you to a date!
The findings presented in this article have been derived from the results of the following survey.
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