The Physical Activity Involved in Sport

Sport (or sport) is any type of generally competitive physical activity that, through organised or casual participation, aims to use, develop or maintain skill and/or physical ability at the same time as providing enjoyment to participants, and sometimes, spectators, who take part in the activity. Today, many people take part in sport because it is an activity that involves contact with another person, and which develops skill, as well as physical fitness, and some sport activities may involve competition, such as swimming, martial arts or running. Most people also take part in sport for the sheer enjoyment of it, and this has resulted in the growth of a number of sports that fall under the broad umbrella of’sport’. These sports can be competitive, but they also tend to be less structured than other types of activity, with the potential participant relying on their own natural ability or instinct more than skill or training in a single area. This has led to the development of a variety of different types of sport activities, including ice skating, Australian rules football, American football, rugby, table tennis, motor vehicle racing, beach volleyball, basketball and more.


Professional sport encompasses a range of activities, including motor sport and gymnastics, as well as more ‘general’ activities such as swimming and golf. Although most people take part in a sport because they enjoy it, the amount of sport each person engaged in will differ according to their overall health, as well as their physical exertion levels. However, regardless of whether the participant is actively involved in a sport or not, most people engage in a fair amount of sport, especially when it comes to cardiovascular and aerobic exercises. Aerobic exercises are those that require both movement and the expenditure of oxygen, which is often necessary for high intensity sports like running, bicycling, climbing, rowing, sailing, tennis, or swimming.

When considering participation in a sport, there are many benefits for those who do participate in sports, both in and out of the athletic arena. Participating in a sport can foster teamwork, social interaction, leadership qualities, good mental attitude and an appreciation for fair play and good sportsmanship. Furthermore, many people find that the competitive nature of sports inspires them to push themselves to greater heights and challenge themselves to do things that would be difficult to do in a non-competitive setting. However, if you are new to a sport and would like to get the most out of it, you should consult your doctor to determine what level of physical activity will best suit your needs.