So today, I’d like to talk about drugs and sports, and hopefully, many will understand why playing or doing sports is better than drugs. After reading this article, you’ll want more to do sports to join incredible happiness than drugs looking for the same.
You see, I have tried many different things in my life. You can find a part of it in my past decade review.
As a young dude, rebellious as always, I’ve looked for and discovered myself, trying different things, and to me, there is “almost” nothing better than sport. Or at least to me, sport is the best natural drug in the world.
As you know, practising a sport can help you to be fit and healthy. It can be any cardio sport or a classic like going to the gym.
So without waiting longer, let’s enumerate why doing sport is better than drugs.
As far as I know, many people use drugs to look for their euphoric self, to look for euphoria.
And what do we find when we are deeply immersed in a sports activity we like?
I don’t know if you do or try any sport, or if you have to remember when you were a kid, swimming in the pool or enjoying tennis or a run with your friend. But, as a growing person, you might have tried to go to the gym, do some fitness, and lift some weight.
When I drop the bar, a massive deadlift of 100 kilos correctly executed gives me a lot of euphoria. The release of hormones spikes in my head, making me feel away, as any drug can do. I can also tell you about when I climb tricky bouldering and reach the summit. Again when I do a rally in tennis with one of my friends, it’s like sharing my drug with someone, and we both feel euphoric.
Studies have shown many things about what a runner feels during a long-distance, yes again, this kind of euphoria.
Focus, present moment
That might be the most important of all. Sport makes you focus and connects you deeply to the present moment.
To me, life is all about now, being into the flow. And nothing is better than being plunged into any activity if you are interested in the flow. Therefore, I can’t strongly enough recommend you to read the book from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi about flow and happiness.
He has done all his life research on how to be happy. And experiencing the flow is vital.
You might have experienced the flow in any other activity you like, like drawing, writing, walking or enjoying a great dinner with your family or friends.
So if you do a sport that you like, there is a sport you can try where you can deeply connect with the present moment. You simply need to like it.
So here, I can close my eyes and think about a football game I’ve done in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 10 players, all being plunged into the present moment, forgetting everything around. The activity now was the only important thing, and we were all enjoying it.
This is why I often say to my client in personal training to be the focus when doing their exercise. I tell them what you do is the most important thing in life right now, and then they plunge into their push-up and grab the most benefits they can get from it.
For some people, smoking weed makes them feel relaxed afterwards. Some people feel pressure at the end of the day, and they bump to their sofa, smoke some pot, and then feel relaxed.
And again, what do you think sport does? Once you have finished your session, your heart rate decreases, the hormone release makes you feel good without deteriorating your health, and here you go, you feel at peace.
No need for drugs, as Sports can give you the same effect. That’s why doing sport is better than any drugs again.
Should I talk to you about studies or have you got enough of it? So many researchers speak about it and back it up. But yes, do any sport. Just go, grab a racket, grab a pair of shoes, go for a run, do some intense sessions, climb a mountain, or do a trick. So you are connected to the present moment and feel happy, thanks to the feel-good hormone. Sport is here the best drug in the world.
Make you feel happy, connect you to the present. This is not why we do what we do. We all want to be happy right? Tons of sports have been created, try yourself and don’t give up on it. It can make you happy. One of my challenges is when one of my clients comes to me and tells me, “I don’t like sport”, it’s to show them they are just lying to themselves. It’s not their fault, and it’s just that they got a bad experience or gave up on that and are confused they do not like it. Once they start the program, I approach them with a pleasant soft attitude about Sports, and my goal is to make them enjoy and realize. And most of the time, they feel happy and thank me afterwards.
Unsurprisingly, sports, compared to drugs, can make you live longer.
Should we discuss it?
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Sport the best drug
You can think about many other points why the sport is the best drug in the world. But here you have the 4 essentials one to me. As you can see, I like to compare the drug to the sport. One is nocive the other is natural, created accordingly with the body. Then as everything in life often is a matter of choice.
Experience sports, keep looking for yourself, keep discovering yourself; it’s never too late, and if you are looking to be happy, join or try any sport to feel the vibe.
That’s just why doing sport is better than any drugs. So go ahead, find a sport you like, and get all the great benefits I just discussed. Better to experience than just read.
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