The sport that made me and my friends argue the most was Chess. The first thing we argued about here was if Chess is even a sport. Let’s pretend that it is and then we can discuss if its optimal for students to have it as their hobby sport.
My opinion was very much the opposite of my friends. I do NOT thing Chess would be a good sport if you are a student. I do agree with the fact that its cheap of course and its easy to get started. You can do it in your room or over internet and basically find people to play with anywhere anytime since its possible to do it online.
My biggest argument however for chess as not a good sport for students is the brain power and focus that it demands. I think that a student should be able to relax and do something that’s just physical instead of keep using their brain. After reading in books all day and trying to remember things I don’t think it’s going to be very optimal to sit down and push your brain further. This will just make you more tired and in worst case forget some of the stuff that you managed to learn during the day. Of course people are all different and I understand that it would work for some people.
Another thing that I don’t like about chess as a sport is the physical aspect. Now you think what physical aspect? Well that’s just my point, there is no physical aspect in it. When you have been studying in school or at home all day I think it would be very important for anyone to get some physical training. Just get that hear rate pumping and get a better cardio and physical status. Then you will probably be able to study better as well.
There are so many studies showing you need physical fitness to stay sharp mentally. You don’t need to be a Olympic athlete but you should be able to have some stamina and power to stay sharp in your head as well. One thing is for sure, it won’t hurt at least.