Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Sports
Sports in healthcare refers to the use of physical activity, exercise and sport as a way to promote health and prevent or treat diseases. This can include recreational sports, such as basketball or swimming, or more formal exercise programs, such as physical therapy or rehabilitation.
There are several ways that sports can be used in healthcare, including:
Physical activity and exercise can help to improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles and bones, reduce stress, and improve overall physical fitness.
Rehabilitation programs after injury or surgery use physical activity, exercises and sport to help patients regain strength and mobility.
Sports medicine programs use exercise, sports and physical activity to diagnose, prevent and treat sports-related injuries.
Mental health and wellness programs use physical activity and sports as a way to improve mental health and reduce stress.
Research has shown that regular physical activity and exercise can have a positive impact on overall health and well-being, and it is increasingly being integrated into healthcare settings to help promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic diseases.