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How playing sports benefits your body…and your brain

Playing sports has many positive effects. That's common knowledge. Below, TED-Ed takes a look at the different health benefits of playing sports, including mental health.

The victory of the underdog. The last minute penalty shot that wins the tournament. The training montage. Many people love to glorify victory on the field, cheer for teams, and play sports. But should we be obsessed with sports? Are sports as good for us as we make them out to be, or are they just a fun and entertaining pastime? Leah Lagos and Jaspal Ricky Singh show what science has to say on the matter.

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