Work Hard, Play Hard: Joining a Sports Team Could Benefit You in the Long Run

November 10, 2015


Work Hard, Play Hard: Joining a Sports Team Could Benefit You in the Long Run
Photo Courtesy of: Ellen Gibbs 

Take a Timeout From School and Give Intramurals a Shot

If you’re not already following a regular workout routine, there’s no better time than now. You don’t need to be an all-star or MVP to join the intramural sports teams at UNH, whether it’s to meet new people, sharpen your skills, or pick up a new athletic pastime, there are tons of opportunities for students to stay active. The Hamel Recreation Center offers registration in all leagues, from wheelchair handball to softball in the spring.

Find out more by visiting the Campus Recreation website, here you’ll find all the information necessary for signing up, creating a team, or requesting to join multiple teams.

But you may be wondering, what’s in it for me?

  • Success in the classroom doesn’t come from sitting at a desk all day. When we achieve goals and obstacles through play, we share that same passion and drive in our academics.
  • A stronger body equals a stronger mind. Remember to relieve stress from the day in some form of physical activity. Allow your body to loosen up, release tension, and decompress. This is time specifically blocked off for you; so don’t spend it worrying over next week’s agenda.
  • Hone your time management skills by setting aside time for each specific task. This is where owning an agenda may come in handy. When we arrange time prior to a task, it’s more structured and seems less overwhelming. Being able to block off time takes a bit of practice, but the benefits go beyond the sidelines.

Fitting in time for physical activity can sound like an unnecessary balancing act, but when your body feels good, so does your mind, and when your mind feels good, it shows in all aspects of your life. 

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