Changing Lives Through Sports

This week we are featuring the mental health benefits of sports and team oriented activities. While time alone can be necessary to reflect and recharge, communities can be just as beneficial to help sustain mental wellness.

Interesting fact from University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center: researchers found that “women who participate in club sports enjoy better mental health and life satisfaction than women who exercise at a gym or walk alone, even though there were no differences in physical health between groups.”

This week we are featuring World T.E.A.M Sports, a not-for-profit organization with more than twenty years of experience in organizing all kinds of athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. They change lives through sports.

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In a February, 2009 report, Sports and Employment Among Americans with Disabilities, commissioned by Disabled Sports USA, adults with disabilities report they believe active sports-related exercise “is beneficial in ways that extend beyond the physical gains. This includes improvement in physical and mental health, and quality of life.”

Featured Image: Afghanistan Women’s Soccer vs ISAF

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