Mind Sports or Health and Wellness?

Sports (or sports) can be broadly classified into two broad categories: physical and mental games. Physical games include sprinting, weightlifting, tennis, golf, rugby, hockey, basketball, swimming, track running, golf and gymnastics. Mental games are played by using a technique or strategy to try to achieve a set goal. For example, the first man to touch the glass with his shoe will win the game. There are many popular games played at summer camps and fitness centres, such as cross-country skiing, swimming, bocce ball, badminton, table tennis and badminton. In the United States, especially in big cities, tennis, golf and racquetball are regularly played as a social activity.

Sport (or physical contests) evolved over centuries from a handful of athletic events into an organized, high-stakes competitive system. Sport (and physical contests) evolved in Europe during the Middle Ages when wealthy families would organize “sport” for their members. These sports events were usually brutal affairs in which large sums of money would be won and lost. Sporting events were usually supervised by the church’s priests who usually enjoyed the rewards of a rich reward for competing. As a result, the term “sport” didn’t evolve until the nineteenth century when professional athletes started playing professionally, and it came to mean any competitive physical contest.

Although many people label it as “mind sports,” the fact is that sports can be both physical and mental activities. Many governing bodies have recognized this. The International Olympic Committee for Sport acknowledges that “the physical contact sport can also foster mental skills and self-confidence that will be valuable in everyday life.” However, because there are no governing bodies for mind sports, it is up to the individual sportsperson to decide what constitutes a “game.”