Sunday, July 10, 2016

How Playing Sports Benefits the Brain and Body

How Playing Sports Benefits Your Body and Your Brain is the title of a recently released TED-Ed lesson. The video in the lesson teaches viewers about the psychology benefits of teamwork and overcoming defeat. Students watching the video can also learn how playing sports can help a person avoid or overcome feelings of depression. The complete lesson can be found here.

My one complaint about this lesson is that it does put a heavy emphasis on team sports. I wish that it would have included more references to participating in individual sports that can be pursued without the need to find a team.