FACT: Sports Are Good For Your Health & Well-being

Madison Savarese
November 30, 2021

Jersey Sponsor United Nations Sustainable Development Series

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Over the past 2 years the conversation has been shifting from fitness to wellness. This shift means that conversations about health now include both physical and mental health. 

At Jersey Sponsor not only are we advocating on behalf of this shift but our product we hope will continue to help athletes grow both in their mind and body. 

This means that no matter the stage in your life JS will be an outlet for you to find opportunities to exercise both physically and mentally.  It’s scientifically proven and recognized that physical activity is great for our mental and physical health. 

This article from the CDC details the benefits of physical activity on our health: 

“Some benefits of physical activity on brain health happen right after a session of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. Benefits include improved thinking or cognition for children 6 to 13 years of age and reduced short-term feelings of anxiety for adults. Regular physical activity can help keep your thinking, learning, and judgment skills sharp as you age. It can also reduce your risk of depression and anxiety and help you sleep better.”

And this article from the Health & Fitness Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine details the effect of exercise on our mental health:

“The effect of exercise on mental health is twofold; it has both cumulative and acute effects. Chronically, it may reduce the risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders. A recent meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies reported that across the life span, individuals who engage in higher levels of physical activity significantly reduce the risk of developing incident depression and major depression compared with those with lower levels of physical activity.”

Our platform will help connect you to local and international resources and a community that will encourage you to balance your passions, interests, hobbies and profession in life. This balance means embracing that you are much more than an athlete.