Whether you’re a Jayhawk or not…. Here are the Reasons Everyone should be a Sports Fan!
March Madness is here and that means all signs point to Kansas Basketball! KU Basketball is truthfully one of the most consistent things in my life so I had to do a post on the HAWKS or sports in general at some point…Here are 7 reasons for loving the “sports” and why I encourage you to find a team you love too!
#1 It Boosts Happiness
It’s a fact! According to Daniel Wann, Ph.D., a professor of of psychology at Murray State University in Kentucky and author of Sports Fans: The Psychology and Social Impact of Spectators, found that “people who identify themselves as sports fans tend to have lower rates of depression and higher self-esteem than those who don’t.”
Why? ” Being a fan gives us something to talk about, to share, and bond with others. And for the vast majority of people, it’s psychologically healthier when you can increase your social connections with others.” Source
# 2 It Teaches you Some Pretty Valuable Life Lessons:
Commitment, dedication, determination and loyalty. Every good fan or team knows a thing about commitment. That’s what makes them good. Take these attributes and apply them to your relationships, your work or hobbies and you’ve found the golden ticket.
# 3 Perfect for Friends and Family Bonding Time:
Nothing like sitting down with your friends and family to get behind a team you both support! These are where the memories are made. Plus you get to make some pretty yummy wings and indulge in some chips and dip.
#4 Being apart of a Community!
Ever realize how you see someone across the country and they are wearing your teams jersey and you immediately feel more connected to them?! There is a reason for that! You’ve built a community around your team. No matter how different you are it’s something you can all get behind. I love March Madness in Kansas because the entire state turns blue! So fun to watch all the Hawk fans come together.
# 5 It’s a Conversation starter:
How about them hawks?! Like some people like to rehash trash TV (I like to do this too), others can go over every detail in last nights epic game! Plus, a good conversation for hanging with the boyssss.
#6 We all Love The Drama!
Let’s be honest we all love it. Especially, with the Jayhawks! You can expect emotional come backs, caring sportsmanship, acts of humor, a bit of attitude and all the drama of an upset! Remember, they are all real people out there and they’ve got some serious personalities to watch!
#7 Great Fitness Motivation and Inspiration!
Something really special about watching the best of the best! I can’t help but feeling like I could be the worlds best at something after watching a good game! Plus it’s good encouragement to get into the gym for an extra set of weights or squats! #BodyGoals!