How Sports Influences Your Grades

Why playing sports gives you better grades at school or college...

Brain requires diversity

People often say that a talented person is talented in everything. And it is true. Because when you are good at doing something, most likely you will not pull up the rear at doing anything else. It does not mean that if you are an excellent artist, you can fly a plane. It means that if you had enough motivation and patience to master one skill, you can do the same with any others skills. Moreover, you cannot be good at something only one, because a productive brain requires actions and diversity. For example, if you write a custom essay for several days, your brain becomes bored and unproductive. You need to go out, to exercise, and to switch to other subjects in order to have your effectiveness and efficiency back.

Abandoning hobby in favor of studying

Many students wrongly believe that they have to neglect all their interests and activities in order to get the highest grades. They think that music, dancing, and sport take too much time they can use for studying. Often times, they stop doing everything except studying. In some time, such approach brings its fruit, surprising and unexpected. Students realize that their grades do not become better or even become worse. It seems like an anomaly, as they dedicate far more time to studying. In some cases, this stagnation leads to the depression, exhausting, and stress.

How sports activities affect your brain and your grades

You have always to keep in mind, that success is a matter of balance. This means that if you want to achieve your academic goal, you need exercising sport as well as studying hard. There are three key points why balancing studying with playing sports influences positively your grades:

- Parkinson’s Law;

- Endorphins;

- The idea that sport and exercising are fun.

Let us look at these keys in detail to figure out how they contribute to making sport and exercise an effective way to get rid of stress and also to get the better marks.

According to the Parkinson’s Law, the work expands to fill all available time. It means that if you give yourself three hours to complete your essay, it will take you full three hours. Thus, if you do not have any other activities after school, you understand that you will have the whole evening and the whole night to study. You go surfing the net, watch some movies, and procrastinate your studying even without realizing it because you will have enough time to study later. As a rule, you do a little studying after dinner, but your brain tells you that you have been studying for six hours; you are tired and lacking energy. However, when you have your sports training in the evening, you reduce the amount of time available for fake studying. Consequently, your brain works far more effectively and willingly.

Endorphins are a chemical response in our body that occurs after exercising or playing sports. They make us feel good, happy, and more stress resistant. Furthermore, sports and exercise help you remain sane; it is a natural solution to depression. Considering the fact, that studying could be stressful, it is important to use sport as a counterweight. 

Finally, exercising and playing sports is fun. We need it to be able to study because brain focuses easier if there are no leftovers of different subjects and problems that we face during the day. We need it to be active, focused, and rested. In addition, it ensures better socializing, which means that we become more confident in communication with other people.


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