At the Y, kids don’t have all the fun—adults can participate in sports leagues, too. In addition to having a great time, sports can help you: Automatically build physical exercise into your week Through practice and play you’ll get a great workout. Adding a sport to your regular routine of running, walking or cycling can help you cross-train your body. Not only do you get the body benefits of working out regularly, you have built-in accountability to your team to show up each week, which can help you build fitness into your regular routine. Work on your mental health The benefits aren’t all physical. Participating in sports can be a great way to:

  • Improve your mood
  • Manage stress
  • Boost confidence
  • Get better sleep
  • Strengthen leadership skills