Ø Sports allow people to (使某人能够做…)clear their minds of academic and social pressures, to run off the tension(紧张) that’s accumulated (积累) in their muscles.
Ø Playing sports takes your mind off (转移注意力) things that bother you, and afterwards you can concentrate better.
Ø It strengthens heart, lungs, and lower-body (下半身) muscles and bones.
Ø Because sports increase an awareness of one’s body and how it responds to different circumstances (对外界的情况做出反应), sports help prevent drug and alcohol abuse (防止滥用毒品和酒精).
Ø Sports give people a satisfying and enjoyable way (令人满足并愉悦的方式)to develop their own talents: Doing something well makes them feel good about themselves.
Ø Participation (参与)in sports provides opportunities for leadership and socialization (领导能力和社交), as well as the development of skills for handling success and failure(处理好成功与失败的关系).
Ø Playing sports improve one’s attitude to life because one can learn that confident attitude improves their performance.
Ø Kids who participate in organized (有组织的) sports do better in school, have better interpersonal skills (人际交往技能), are more team-oriented (具有团队精神的), and are generally healthier.
Ø For children, sports are a primary (首要的，基本的)way of socializing (社交)with others. Playing sports improve their social skills.
Ø Sports foster a sense of community(社区意识/集体意识): they give both participants (参与者)and spectators (观众)the experience of belonging to something larger than themselves.