Despite the risks of concussions participating in

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Despite the risks of concussions, participating in sports is of more benefits especially in adolescents who have most often been reported to have physical and mental problems like stress, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. According to Donaldson, Sarah and Kevin a study showed that more involvement in sports enhances behavioral and emotional well-being. The study indicated that adolescents who were more involved in sports clubs had good body image, and had a greater self-perception of physical and mental health. Most significantly, those who took part in sports clubs showed that they will continue to live a happy and a good life. There is a
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Surname 2 connection between happiness and sports participation. People who took part in sports were happier than the people who did not participate in sports. According to Collins, students who continued with sports through college and later in their lives through internal sports undergo a more positive effect. An examination on age-specific result of physical activity on subjective well-being found that generally, participation in sports contributes to the well-being of a person with age-specific variances. Precisely, being involved in sports contributes more to subjective well-being as a person gets older. In general, it’s clear that early sport involvement plays a significant role in a person’s self-esteem and esteem. It can be presumed from the studied literature that initial sport involvement has a positive effect on happiness and self-esteem. In conclusion, concussions are a risk in nearly any sport. Certain collision and combat sports have a greater risk of concussions than contact and noncontact sports. Nonetheless the risks of concussions in contact sports, which do not consist of purposeful crashes, are still substantial. The risk of supporting a sport-related concussion, nevertheless, are overshadowed by the great benefits that athletes get from participating in sports (Meehan). Concussions, if maintained properly, should not stop people from taking part in the sports that they love. For a very small section of people who experience numerous concussions, or major, lengthy, or partial recoveries from their concussions, taking part in sports might be limited to safer activities.
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Surname 2 Work cited Collins, Nandini Mathur, et al. "Effects of Early Sport Participation on Self-esteem and Happiness." Sport Journal (2018). Donaldson, Sarah J., and Kevin, R. Ronan. "The effects of sports participation on young adolescents’ emotional well-being." Adolescence 41.162 (2006): 369. Krisko, Cameron. "The effects of multiple concussions in youth & adolescents." (2016). Langlois, Jean A., Wesley Rutland-Brown, and Marlena M. Wald. "The epidemiology and impact of traumatic brain injury: a brief overview." The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation 21.5 (2006): 375-378. Meehan, William P. Kids, sports, and concussion: a guide for coaches and parents . Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2011. Print. Sojka, Peter. “‘Sport’ and ‘non-Sport’ Concussions.” CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association Journal 183.8 (2011): 887–888. PMC . Web. 24 May 2018.
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