|Essay Sample 9 |
Comment on the following statement:
|Playing sports helps to reduce stress.|
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people say that playing sports helps to reduce stress whereas others claim that sport might be dangerous for health.
I think that sports reduce the level of stress indeed. First those who play sports forget about their problems while they are playing. It means that stress is being displaced by positive emotions. Second there is a lot of scientific research that proves usefulness of sport. Stress is the result of hard work, overwork or some unpleasant activity mixed with worry. Playing sports is a pleasant activity that naturally neutralizes stress.
At the same time there are cases when people harmed their heath doing sports. For example, they broke their legs or arms playing football. Or they had a big fight after playing rugby.
In my opinion we should not confuse playing sports and overdoing sports. I’ve tried it a lot of times. After having a lot of stressful lessons when I felt absolutely horrible, we went to play football and it totally recovered me. I was ready to study again.
In conclusion, I’d like to say that playing sport is a great thing that reduces stress. I believe that surely playing sports could be dangerous and one could expect some minor injuries like bruises and scratches. If one’s careful enough there should be nothing more than that. Playing sports helps us keep calm and stable mentally, which is an important part of our overall wellbeing. Any harmless activity can become harmful if one’s not careful. One should play sports under the supervision of an experienced person and everything will be fine.
Read by Neil Geitz