Wednesday , October 28 2020


Ever wonder the reasons why we all love sports? Well, the answers might surprise you. Before we take a look at the reasons, let’s first understand what sports is and we can’t go wrong with the definition from Wikipedia. Sports is a variety of games with athletic activity or skill and involves a degree of competition. Some of the well-known sports include football, basketball, athletics, hockey, tennis etc. This days racing and other games are known as sports. Sports can be both an indoor game and an outdoor game.

A picture of all the major sports rolled into one.
A picture of all the major sports rolled into one.

There are two distinct people who love sports. The 1st is the individuals or athletes that engage or partake in the game. The 2nd is the fans or people who like to watch other people play it. Whatever category you belong or end up belonging to doesn’t matter. What matters is that after reading this article you become a lover of sports.  That is my reason for writing this article. So why do people love sports or why should you love sports? This article will seek to provide you with 5 reasons why we all love sports. So go ahead and read this article and don’t quit in the middle.


One reason why we all love sports is that it teaches teamwork. It is a great advocate of teamwork. This principle or characteristics is embedded in the game. From football to basketball, all of them uses teamwork. Team work as the name suggest means being able to work in a group to achieve a common purpose.

A game of rugby.
A game of rugby.

So whether you become a fan or an athlete you learn about teamwork and know how to be a team member. For an athlete you work with other players to achieve targeted goals and become successful. That means avoiding individualism. As a fan also you learn how to be a team player in your place of work or study by watching sports. Football is a typical sports that can help you be a team player as a fan. You are able to watch 11 players of opposing teams work together to win a match. When you apply that in your work or studies it will yield great results.


Another reason why we all love sports is that it is a form of entertainment. Everyone needs entertainment to avoid boredom or refresh the mind and body. Sports can be that entertainment. As a fan you get to relax and watch your favorite team or any team play. It can be any game. As you relax and watch that team play you are refreshed and energized. With that energy you can go on and accomplish any task at hand.

A game of athletics.
A game of athletics.

As an athlete or player you get to entertain yourself as well. For those who play the game, it is not just a hobby or job but a form of entertainment. You release stress and boredom as you play while refreshing yourself. So whether you play or watch on as a fan, it is a good enough reason to love sports.


Education they say does not take place only in the classroom. It takes place at different places and through different forms. One of the forms education takes is sports. It educate both its athletes and fans. As an athlete you learn the rules of the game, the goals, aspirations and history of the game. This helps you to become a knowledgeable individual.

The same applies to a fan as well. A fan learns about the history of the game, stars or legends past and the rules of the game. When you learn these things it enlightens you and you are able to educate others. You are also able to apply the knowledge in other fields of life. Knowledge is or should be dynamic. This is why we all love sports.


Sports goes beyond the reasons discussed above. It offers health benefits to everyone involved. As an athlete you get to exercise your body which helps to reduce your weight, improve blood circulation as well as lower risk of hypertension. It also grants you stronger immunity whiles aiding in diabetes control.

An ongoing motogp sports.
An ongoing motogp sports.

As a fan one might wonder, how does sports help me in terms of health? Well you are in luck because it inspires it fans to get active. People are able to exercise their body because they get inspiration from their favorite’s athletes who are fit. Watching live sports is a workout in itself and not to talk of the stress you release through cheering. This reason alone should motivate you to love sports.


Another reason why we all love Sports is that it improves mental skills. It improves or quicken the rate at which you use the brain. As an athlete you are able to quickly think of your next course of action. You are able to take quick decisions and actions. You disagreeing with the officials of the game also helps improve mental activity.

How does it improve the mental skills of a fan also? Well, as watch a game you are able to study everything involved. You feel for the athletes, understand the plays, disagree with the officials and argue with fellow fans. This abilities to do the above things keep your brain active and kicking, thereby improving mental skills.


There is a lot to gain from loving sports. The discussed points above are just a few of them. Find a sport or a couple of them, get to participate in it as a fan or player and experience for yourself what I am talking about. I have definitely benefited from being a sports lover and will continue to be one. Please share the article with your friends and families if you found it fascinating and interesting enough. Become a lover of this love affair by subscribing to this blog to receive new post.

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  1. True. One should be a sports lover.

  2. I think another reason everyone loves sports is that it is so varied. People think of sports as football or rugby but I found my love of sports in cheerleading and gymnastics. There really is something for everyone 🙂

  3. We watch a lot of football in our house but not really interested in many other sports. I don’t mind watching them in the tv xx

    • You don’t have to be interested in all of them. One or two is okay. All that matters is there is something for you.

  4. Sports bring people together in so many ways, and that is wonderful. I live less than two miles from a football and baseball stadium, so summer and fall date nights with my husband are already planned! We always enjoy a nice walk to the stadium to take in a game. I find it relaxing. If I’m watching at home, I always enjoy having friends over to share the experience with as well.

  5. I love how sports manages to bring all people together. It’s a beautiful thing to experience. In South Africa, Rugby was a predominantly white sport but it’s world cup season now and I’m looking forward to watching everyone share the joy of supporting our national team

  6. Couldn’t agree more! I’m definitely in on the entertainment! Ever screamed at the television during a football game?!

    • Thanks for agreeing with me on that. And yeah i actually scream as if the athletes can hear me. Crazy huh…….

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