Adult Sports Eric Brown  

How to get back in the game: 5 reasons why girls stop participating in sports.

We must first ask, why aren’t women and girls participating in sports at the same level as boys and men?

If you read on, you’ll be surprised to learn what Lidl has to say about their Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) campaign.

Some of the main reasons why girls stop participating in sports are unexpected and upsetting.

The influence of one’s contemporaries

Two-thirds of the female students indicated peer pressure as a primary reason for quitting sports in school. It might be a huge disincentive.

Lack of motivation

Because girls aren’t expected to continue playing sports into adulthood, they aren’t encouraged or supported. Seventy-two percent of females report that they are not encouraged to participate in physical activity.

Schoolwork is viewed as more vital than other activities.

Closely similar to the previous topic and one that many people may identify. We females didn’t get half-days on a Wednesday like our male counterparts, unlike our colleagues. Playing sports is just as vital as academics, if not more so.

Sporting activities are not viewed as a form of feminine expression.

No doubt, this is lunacy. Yes, being physically active and participating in sports is a no-brainer. As a result, many young girls and women fall prey to this ridiculous assumption that comes from others.

Thirty-nine percent of women said they used to play sports when they were younger, but something happens along the line that causes everything to come to a screeching halt.

Stress in adolescence is difficult enough without the added strain of today’s media-fueled concerns about our appearance, academic performance, and career prospects. On the other hand, playing sports is essential to a happy and content existence, as well as reducing further tension and anxiety.

In addition to physical health and wellness, women who participate in sports report increased self-confidence and mental well-being. Not only that but the women who experience sports report a greater sense of well-being and empowerment as a result of their participation. Horray!

We like strong, capable, and self-assured female role models that radiate joy and uplift the women around them. How to get back into the game and ensure you’re healthy, happy, and, most importantly, feeling like yourself.

Definitely!

Even if it’s been a year, ten years, or even 20 years since you’ve been active, you’re built to move, and your body will become an ultimate machine through sweat, muscle discomfort, and a lot of practice. In a couple of months, at the latest.

In most cases, you won’t be able to master a new skill immediately. Everything is a process. Who succeeded because they have dedicated countless hours to honing their craft. Don’t give up; patience is the key. You’ll make it.

Not easy to choose a sport if you’ve never played one before. However, the key is to do your homework and determine what most appeals to your interests. Even though it will be challenging, don’t give up.

Be a part of it.

In most cases, you won’t be able to master a new skill immediately. Everything is a process. For anyone to be successful, they must put in many hours of practice.  Patience is the key.

Not easy to choose a sport if you’ve never played one before. However, the key is to do your homework and determine what most appeals to your interests. Even though it will be challenging, don’t give up.

Be a part of it.

If you don’t have the same testosterone levels as a male, you won’t be able to seem “bulky” or build arms as big as those. Even if you’re a young woman with low body confidence, don’t worry about becoming bulky; you’ll look great by taking it easy, eating healthfully, and exercising.

Until women and girls come back in the game, we can’t wait. Woohoo! In no time at all, your health, body, and sense of self-worth will soar.

Lidl brings you this offer.

One in two young women quit sports by the time they are 13 years old. Their dropout rate is three times higher than that of boys. For Lidl, more Irish women must participate in sport. That’s why they’ve committed €2.5 million in women’s sport thus far.