BENEFITS OF JOINING A SPORTS TEAM AT UNIVERSITY

So you’ve just moved to an exciting new city, you’ve uprooted your whole life, your making new friends, trying to find your way around campus and find your feet.  The likelihood is that the last thing on your mind was signing up to a university sports team or any of the other hundreds of clubs on offer.  But now that your feeling more settled maybe you should consider it.  Research shows that exercise and physical activity has many health benefits such as:

  • Helping to maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduces your chances of type II Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, joint and back pain
  • Helps to improve sleep
  • Reduces your chances of depression

But there are also a number of other great benefits that you should consider:

  • It’s a great way to widen your circle of friends outside of those you live and study with, including the chance to meet people you might not otherwise have met
  • It’s a good way to help de-stress
  • It gives you something else to focus on amidst the exams and coursework deadlines
  • It can help provide you with skills employers are looking for outside of the class room
  • It’s fun and can help ensure you maintain a social life as well as an academic life
  • It can provide you with a more supportive network
  • It’s a chance to try something new that you might not have considered or had opportunity to try before

So whether its rugby, tennis, netball or jiu jitsu why not sign up and give it a go and see the benefits you can gain from a sporting activity.

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