The health benefits of sports include proper weight management, efficient functioning of the heart, controlled diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, improved blood circulation, and lower hypertension and stress levels. It helps in the toning of muscles and strengthening of bones. It also brings positive energy, discipline, and helps in building self esteem and mutual respect. What an amazing set of benefits! On the flip side, sports come with their risks of injury which can be drastically reduced if athletes and teams introduce and injury prevention program. One thing in common with all these sports is that a majority of injuries come from non-contact situations and many of them can be avoided.