How Sports Can Reduce Stress

How Sports Can Reduce Stress


You probably have a lot going on in your life… Maybe it’s a tough job, going back to school, or a demanding significant other (yeah, we said it…). 

Whatever it is, we’re here to help you understand how sports can reduce stress, even if it’s just to give you an excuse to go run around a field for an hour each week. 

How sports can reduce stress: 

1. Decrease blood pressure and heart rate

Cardio is the best workout you can do to keep your heart happy and healthy, and playing sports is a great way to get your body moving. We all know that running on a treadmill while looking at a wall can get very boring VERY quickly. Playing a sport like soccer or basketball will get your cardio in while having fun. It’s a win-win! 

2. Get out that built-up energy

Life can’t help but get to you sometimes. If you don’t find an outlet, that stress we mentioned earlier can affect your relationships and daily activities. Playing a game of softball or kickball can help release that stress… because what’s better for stress than hitting or kicking a ball?! 

3. Boost your mood

In the famous words of Elle Woods, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don't shoot their husbands." So, you know… if Elle Woods says you should work out, you probably should. Getting in a good game will help melt away whatever stress you might have experienced throughout the day and give you a solid runner’s high. Plus, it’ll even help you sleep better. 

So knock down some pins, hit a softball, kick a ball… whatever you prefer! Just head to our website to find the right league for you.