Sports (or sports) is any form of generally competitive physical action that, through organised or casual competition, attempt to utilize, maintain or develop personal skill and ability while providing participants, especially spectators, with entertainment. It may involve physical contact or activity such as the game of soccer, wrestling, boxing, skiing, tennis, softball, football, basketball and bicycling. These sports are usually associated with a particular team, club or individual. In most countries, sports competitions are regularly organized and televised, with the coverage often being dominated by the event’s protagonists. Sports competitions can be categorized into several different subcategories, each with its own particular set of rules and regulations, for example competitive swimming, wrestling, gymnastics, track and field, ice hockey, rugby, basketball and golf.
Sportspersons are usually trained to perform a specific task or role and are expected to meet very strict standards of physical condition, performance, skill and agility in order to be able to compete in sporting events. Competitors may use a variety of tools and equipment such as water bottles, sweatbands, shin pads, helmets, training ropes, sports bags and other equipments, to perform in sporting events. Athletes are usually monitored and tested by several accredited institutions before, during and after sporting events to ensure fair competition and, to a large extent, to promote health and fitness. A sport’s governing body usually appoints a regulating body to govern competitions and ensure fair play.
In this article we will discuss three main article areas of sports and health and wellness that any person interested in participating in sports and health should consider: physical fitness, sport participation and the prevention and treatment of health disorders related to sport and health. We have discussed one of the most important sections within the main article, sport participation. This is the section that concerns the health and safety measures that need to be observed during sporting activities. We have looked at some of the practical measures that every participant of sports and recreational activities needs to follow and considered the overall benefits that they can achieve from following this particular topic.