During Ramadan, one of the teachings to be taken away is valuing your body and mind, and keeping both sharp during this holy month. With this in mind, the Nad Al Sheba Sports Tournament was created for those fasting to stay on top of their game. The tournament attracts male and female athletes from different countries, whether able-bodied or disabled, to compete in exciting matches like paddle tennis, archery, volleyball, running, wheelchair basketball and goalball.
Go on and register yourself and be a part of this amazing action. There will be separate competitions for women only.
Why is good to practice sports as a hobby?
When we’re young, there’s lots of opportunity for developing and pursuing built-in hobbies. Our parents sign us up for swimming lessons or soccer practice. Our best friend in middle school goes to science camp one summer so we sign up, too. Our junior year of high school the choir teacher gives extra credit for those who attend a musical each semester. In college we can’t walk five feet through the courtyard in our dorm or the inside of the union without bumping into a table advertising volunteer opportunities with a political party or the Homecoming planning committee.
But it’s still so important to make time for hobbies and interests. It’s easy to work all day, come home and plant yourself in front of the TV.
- You can meet people
Moving to a new city? Newly single? Pursue a hobby that requires you to come into contact with other people: team sports, a sewing class at a local fabric store, pottery making through community education.
- Hobbies build self-esteem
If you dislike your job or you are unhappy in your relationship or you simply feel like you’ve lost your way in life, developing a hobby can be a way to build yourself back up. Maybe you can start play basketball or football. Sometimes hobbies give you one solid thing to feel good about.
- They’re a way to relieve stress
This is sort of related to Reason #2, but many hobbies provide stress relief simply because they’re an oasis from the rest of your life. You can forget about a bad meeting at work or a fight you had with your mother.
- You can avoid boredom
Boredom is responsible for a lot of society’s ills and people’s destructive behaviors. How many people come home and drink 4 or 5 beers every night simply because it’s something to do while they watch TV?
- They keep you youthful
Maybe this isn’t on your mind yet, but establishing hobbies now (even if they change over the years) is a really healthy habit to form for your later years. The happiest seniors are the ones who lead active lifestyles and have social outlets. If you hit retirement and have never pursued interests outside of work, you may find yourself lost and struggling to fill your time with meaningful activities.
Date: 1 June to 20 June 2017
Times: 10:15 pm
Location: NAS Sports Complex