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Psychological Need For Sports For Adults

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#1 petrushkagoogol


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:22 AM

Children play spontaneously. 
For them it is part of brain development and also leads to acquiring social and teamwork skills.
Adults don't play spontaneously, but inside every adult is a child and what better way can there be of revisiting childhood than, say, a game of soccer.
Of course, for adults these carry renumerative benefits.
Is there then an innate psychological need for sports for adults ?  :beer-fresh:

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:37 AM

We are animals, deep down, with exercise a natural part of being an animal. Small children are closer to natural, so they like to play and stay in motion. In nature, you need to stay in motion and deal with the hazards of living. This benefits by a heathy and active body.


Once the child starts to trade natural instinct for manmade and cultural needs, you can loose a conscious connection to instinct. To get this back, some people hear the call of the wild, and choose to exercise and/or play sports, again. If you do it long enough, the inner animal appears, again. Then it is easy as play. The runners high is the brain rewarding you for being a good animal. 

Edited by HydrogenBond, 31 December 2016 - 07:39 AM.