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People Who Attend Live Sports Events are Likely to be Happier

by Julie Howard
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UK research has shown that watching live sporting events increases well-being and reduces Loneliness and is a great way to provide social interaction, group identity, and a sense of belonging.


Exciting sports events often elevate the audience’s emotions and help form a sense of group identity and belonging. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

Washington, D.C. (Merxwire) – How long has it been since you’ve been to the stadium to watch a game? During the COVID-19 pandemic, many significant sports events were forced to be postponed or canceled. Do you miss the thrill of watching the game live?

Whether it’s a baseball field, a football field, or a large stadium, watching a game live is always more exciting and exciting than watching it on TV. Also, scientists have found that watching games can improve happiness and reduce Loneliness. The study was published in “Frontiers In Public Health.”

Extraordinary sports events can affect the audience’s emotions, and the cheers in the stands can inspire people’s fighting spirit. The research team at Anglia Ruskin University recruited 7,209 adults aged 16 to 85 to participate in a survey commissioned by the UK government’s digital unit. The survey asked participants about life and well-being and whether they attended live sporting events.

The study found that attending live sporting events was associated with a sense of well-being, with higher scores for “life satisfaction” and “feeling life worth living” and lower scores for “loneliness.” This is speculated to be because the social interaction inherent in sporting events can lead to a sense of belonging, which reduces feelings of Loneliness. But the researchers say more research is needed to determine whether other factors contribute to the high life satisfaction scores.

Everyone knows that exercise is good for health, but not only engaging in sports but even watching sports events may benefit the body. Dr. Helen Keith, dean of the School of Psychology and Exercise Science at Anglia Ruskin University, said watching sports of all types provided many opportunities for social interaction, which helped form a sense of group identity and belonging, alleviating Loneliness and increasing well-being.

New scientific findings suggest that attending a live sporting event can boost well-being and reduce Loneliness. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

The benefits of going to the stadium to watch the game are not limited to these. According to a Japanese study, people who “go to the scene to watch” the game are less likely to be depressed than those who watch the broadcast at home. The study used about 20,000 elderly people as the research object and divided watching sports games into four different frequencies: “more than once a week,” “1-3 times a month”, “several times a year,” and “never watch.” In addition, the viewing methods are divided into “watching on the spot” and “watching through TV or the Internet” for analysis and research. It was found that people who went to watch the game could reduce the risk of depression by 20%.

Going to the stadium to watch games is a weekend leisure activity for many families. The excitement and pleasure of watching sports games will stimulate the release of inner drinking, which will change the mood and generate joy. In addition, sports events often bring people together and cultivate a sense of belonging; social connection reduces feelings of isolation and isolation.

Exciting sports events can affect the audience’s emotions and the athletes’ superb performance, and their persistence in their goals and dreams can also serve as a reference for everyone’s hard work. If you don’t know what to do this weekend, why not buy a ticket and invite your family and friends to the stadium to watch the game together? Not only will it increase mutual friendship, but it will also enhance happiness.

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