The importance of practicing a sport

Apr 10, 2019 7:24:48 PM / POR Instituto Lomas del Real

Instituto Lomas del Real


Practicing a sport brings lots of benefits;  developing self-esteem and confidence, academic excellence and improving social skills.

An athlete always has a goal, a victory to look for and knows that only working hard it could be reached.

Sports allow us to learn that in order to win; preparation, discipline, perseverance, and willingness are the characteristics needed to become a successful athlete.

On the other hand, sports also make us to be more strict with ourselves, in fact it helps to set rules, priorities, and forces us to accomplish the desired goals.  To make a child become motivated, it is important he or she visualizes her- his favorite sport.  If the sport involves more people, it is crucial to be with children of the same age besides having an enthusiastic coach. 

One discouraging factor could be to impose a sport without taking into account her or his abilities.  Being under parents´ pressure makes a child to feel an incompetent person, what matters is participating and playing,  feeling satisfied

Injuries and bullying could be affecting factors.

In the Instituto Lomas del Real we promote physical activities because we know that practicing any kind of sport brings many advantages to young girls and teenagers.  Some of them are:

  • Improves physical performance
  • Regulates blood pressure level
  • Increases and maintains bone density
  • Improves the insulin performance
  • Mejora la resistencia a la insulina.
  • Helps to maintain body weight
  • Ayuda a mantener el peso corporal.
  • Increases muscular strength
  • Improves joints flexibility and movements

Help your daughter to choose a sport according to her personality, but keep in mind that if the girl is between 5 - 10 years old, fun has to be the priority.

Practicing a sport is an essential part of women’s education, that is why our school offers different after -class options.  Consider it as a great opportunity!