Besides working, sleeping and usual daily activities, people all have a lot of time to wander around, maybe about 5 or 6 hours a day. People can arrange this time in whatever they enjoy doing. Compared with those hanging out in pubs, lingering in casinos or just curling up in a sofa, the one who enjoys sports programs on TV and chasing after athletic teams is much healthier. Be it youth or adults can benefit a lot from developing a hobby like this.
For an adolescent, watching sport games can, conspicuously, help them relief stress from study. Furthermore, there’s no denying about the benefits it can lead to on one’s personality development. When watching sports games, teenagers can see athletes’ ambition and competitiveness, which will encourage them to outdo on study. To admire a sports team, apart from these stars’ talented condition, handsome looking and glinting lifestyle, teenagers learn more about their persevering struggle and cooperative spirit, which definitely has positive influence on them. Success of the team is a good example to teach young people that “no pains, no gains.” Achievement is obtained by one’s industriousness. To understand that, these teenagers will become more active and more diligent.
For an adult, this hobby is relatively healthier than other ones, such as shopping, watching boundless but meaningless TV series or even drinking. I tend to believe that if a person can adhere to one interest from young age, chasing after a favorite sports team over half decade, that’s a marvelous feeling. The sport and the team act like an old friend, when one feel confused or depressed about crude reality, he/she may feel warm and familiar when watching a TV program or reading an article about the favorite team. Besides this important function, attention to a sport can increase one’s concern about health. It may stimulate him to work out. Doing regular exercises matters much for an adult. Don’t you think health is significant for adults?
These two aspects listed hinge on a definition of “lot of time”, 10 hours a week in watching sports games and intentional attention to a team are acceptable. Sport has long been a recreational activity among people, for it undoubtedly generates positive influence. Therefore, I do believe that watching sports games and following a favorite team contribute to merits to both young and mature people.