COVID-19 affects every aspect of life. Furthermore, the coronavirus affects every field. Authorities canceled many sports events due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, some sports events do occur.
In these events, only the teams playing against each other participated after their members received negative test results for COVID-19. No audience or crowd was present within the stadium premises. However, the audience was able to see the matches on TV or through live streaming.
COVID-19 And Sports
Sports is an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against others for entertainment. Furthermore, sports can be played individually or in a group. There are many types of games that you can play either indoors or outdoors.
Some of the most common sports are football, cricket, hockey, soccer, swimming, badminton, and basketball. Other types of games include kayaking, bobsleighing, canoeing, skiing, surfacing, snookering, rowing, aerobics, archery, gymnastics, boxing, running, and cycling.
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Furthermore, it includes equestrianism, bowling, curling, dodgeball, golf, handball, ice-hockey, and kickball. It also consists of polo, racquetball, squash, fencing, figure skating, martial arts, long jump, pole vault, tennis, skydiving, and snowboarding.
Windsurfing, water polo, skateboarding, parasailing, and paragliding are also some sports commonly played in various countries. However, because of COVID-19 pandemics, sports activities decrease.
Importance Of Sports
Sports enables individuals to become physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. Furthermore, sports build strong communities and boost morale. Individuals who participate in sports have a positive attitude towards challenges. Such individuals are healthy, slim as well as fit.
By doing sports, individuals enjoy themselves and maintain their body in shape happily. Furthermore, sports lowers the risk of diabetes by 50%. The risk of heart disease reduces by 35%. Moreover, the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer decreases by 50% and 20%, respectively.
Through sports, you will be able to lower body fat percentage and increase muscle mass. Furthermore, you will have an increase in sex drive, increased appetite, and high energy levels. Your sleep cycle will also improve. However, the COVID-19 pandemics limit sports for a while.
Sports enables players to have sportsmanship qualities. Moreover, it builds a strong bond and friendship among team members. It also improves problem-solving skills. Furthermore, players develop a feeling of trust. Through sports, individuals came to know how to deal with a crisis. Most importantly, it enables you to work as a team and uplift or motivate one another.
Justin Turner And COVID-19
Justin Matthew Turner is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in multiple matches. Furthermore, Justin has experience in playing second base, shortstop, and first base. At the beginning of his career, in 2019, he joined the Baltimore Orioles and later in 2010 New York Mets. However, in 2014 he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, of which he is a member till now.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series Game 6 on Tuesday night. The authorities pulled Justin from World Series Game 6 in the eighth inning. At that time, no one knew the reason behind his absence on the field.
Shortly, through FOX Sports’ Kevin Burkhardt, people came to know of the COVID-19 diagnosis of Justin Turner. Furthermore, Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed the news. According to Jeff Passan, in the second innings of the match on Tuesday, the lab doing coronavirus tests informed MLB of Turner’s positive results.
The league immediately called on the Dodgers to pull Turner and keep him in isolation. However, after the victory, Turner expressed his emotions via Twitter. Furthermore, later he did celebrate with his team on the field while wearing a mask.