According to research by experts at Happify, sport can reduce stress and release endorphins.
Here’s five reasons why:
1| Research from Oregon State University suggests that we enjoy watching sports more when we know the player’s backstories and have someone to support
2| Being totally ‘in the zone’ when watching or playing sport is what’s most satisfying in an activity and is known as, ‘flow’
3| Studies consistently show, people who call themselves sports fans tend to have lower rates of depression, less stress and higher self-esteem than non-sports-fans
4| According to Daniel Wann, Ph.D. sport creates opportunities for social bonding. It can lead to close friendships and the feeling you’re part of a community
5| Psychologists say that for fans, watching sports games triggers the release of the feel good brain chemical dopamine
So, find a sport you love, get behind an athlete and follow their journey.
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