|Essay Sample 17/9 |
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. Other people had big fights after playing rugby and got some injuries.
In my opinion one should not confuse playing sports and overdoing sports. A lot of people say that after having a lot of stressful work when they felt absolutely horrible, they went to play football and it totally recovered them. Fights and other crazy things can happen after playing chess, which does not disqualify chess as a game.
In conclusion, I would 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 is careful enough there should be nothing more than that. Playing sports helps people keep calm and stable mentally, which is an important part of our overall wellbeing. One should play sports under the supervision of an experienced person and everything will be fine.
Read by Neil Geitz