Sports are good for mental health because it helps in enhancing the body system, including the mind. When one is involved in sports activities, it enhances the pump or flow of blood in and out of the heart. The good performance of the heart helps in a good performance of the mind. Sports involve fast and critical thinking, accompanied by appropriate and spontaneous action. When one gets involved in sports regularly, it improves one's mental faculty; this is a good state of mind. Sports help the mind also to concentrate.
This is one quality characteristic of a successful sportsman. It also helps the mind to manage anxiety. Yes, anxiety is part of life, and anxiety is part of the sport. In the process of striving to achieve the winning position in the sport, you find yourself being eager and anxious about the result or what the next minutes of the sports activity hold. This situation helps and trains the mind of man to manage anxiety.