It may take some encouragement to start, but sport, or ‘moving your ass’ in general, may be a real gamechanger in life. In random order some advantages. Stress. Exercise and sport triggers chemicals in the brain that can make you feel happier and relaxed. If you play sports outside, you can benefit from fresh air which is said to promote a good night’s sleep. Heart. Our heart is a muscle that needs frequent exercise to help it keep fit and healthy. A healthy heart can pump blood efficiently around your body. Your heart will improve in performance when it is regularly challenged with exercise. Stronger hearts can improve overall health of the body. Lungs. Regular sport causes more oxygen to be drawn into the body with carbon monoxide and waste gases expelled. This increases the lung capacity during sport, improving lung function and efficiency. Mental health. Sport and being active can promote good mental health. This includes improving your mood, enhancing your sense of well-being, reducing anxiety and stress, combating negative emotions and protecting against depression and creating ability to overcome challenges. Connections. Sport brings together a mixture of people from different communities, backgrounds, religions and beliefs. That’s why we should promote our children to get away from their screens, to get up and move and to play outside! And that’s why we sponsor all kind of sports, especially when kids are involved! Get up and move your ass!