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How playing sports benefits your body ... and your brain

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. 

9 Benefits of Team Sports

Team sports are the most interesting and competitive types of sports within many games. People who adapt to team sports outperform others both socially and physically. If you are wondering what the benefits of team sports are, you will find the answer to this question in this video.

The best teams have this secret weapon 

Big stars might get all the attention, but they're not the reason a team succeeds. Organizational psychologist (and host of TED's podcast WorkLife) Adam Grant explains how the real stars -- on the court or at the office -- have one surprising trait in common.


  • The last dance: Charting the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, one of the most notable dynasties in sports history.
  • Basketball or nothing: The lives of the Chinle High School boys' basketball team based on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.
  • The Playbook: The Playbook profiles legendary coaches as they share the rules they live by to achieve success in sports and in life.
  • Becoming Champions: This series looks at the stories behind the athletes and countries that have achieved World Cup champion status


  • The Youth Sport Trust Podcast: This podcast discusses the school sport landscape in round-table discussions, interviews and more exclusive content for any teacher or educational pracitioner.
  • The Athlete Development Show: Science and stories from the brightest minds across many disciplines to help youth athletes unlock personal performance & develop their sporting potential.
  • Sports Psychology Podcast: Sports psychology podcasts by Dr. Patrick Cohn to improve your mental game and performance.

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