Physical Activities Involved in Sports
Sports are organized competitive games and physical activities. The equipment used differs according to sport but all sports require a certain equipment: sweat, body lotion, towels, sports bags or sweat bags, sneakers, shorts, socks, headgear, basketballs, footballs, golf balls and the like. The key difference between recreational or leisure, exercise or play is the involvement of mind and body. As a venue for mental and physical activity, sports can develop good life skills like concentration, patience, perseverance and motivation.
Many people believe that sports are exercises but they are not. Sports have been developed as a competitive, controlled physical activity using tools, such as the ball and the sport equipment. Sports that fall under the category of sports include track, field, softball, baseball, soccer, rugby, hockey, wrestling, boxing, motor ball, gymnastics, surfing, skating, hockey, basketball, horseback riding and skating. In addition, there are different types of games such as table tennis, badminton, billiards, aerobics, table soccer, badminton, field hockey, beach volleyball and water polo. Various sports provide physical dexterity, agility, strength, endurance, balance, coordination, flexibility and body control.
There are different levels of physical activities involved in sports, such as recreational, light-weight, competitive, high-level, super-high-level and elite. Different sports provide different level of physical demands and some games demand special skills, while some do not. Recreational sports usually involve games like bowling, softball, fishing, cycling, jogging, running, hiking, skiing, swimming, table tennis, badminton, basketball and field hockey and have no other major impact on bone mass. Low level games are played for leisure and for exercise. High-level and competitive sports, on the other hand, require special skills, intense physical exercises and rigorous cardiovascular activities and consequently increase the body’s protein levels and promote bone growth and strength.