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Benefits Gained from Sport

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Jacqueline Rennebohm

Getting ready to do a workout

Through my fitness and sport participation, I have gained self-confidence, organization, social skills, tenacity, patience, assertiveness, leadership, creativity and passion.  For example, t

hese attributes are required to maintain years of the training demands, along with the pressures of improving performance/ personal best times, and reach the podium.  With each new sporting achievement comes a new goal to aspire towards.   Fundamentally, participation in sport benefits my health and it also spills over into my school life.  These same attributes help me achieve high academic performance as well.

Organized amateur athletics and fitness have been a major part of my life.  My family has always instilled in me the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  At the same time, we are grateful to have opportunities to pursue fitness, exercise, sport, good nutrition, etc.  Our family supports children in third-world countries who have few opportunities and we hope to make a difference in the lives of global communities.  I do the best that I can with what I have, because I realize that there are many in this world that have not.  Yes, I am blind, but the rest of my body works! So let’s get started…