The highly anticipated 9th Oxford Shuttle Badminton Tournament 2023, brought to you by the Oxford Badminton (Shuttle) Club. This exciting event took place at the Toss Academy Indoor Shuttle Badminton Complex. The Closing Ceremony of the 9th Oxford Shuttle Badminton Tournament 2023 was honoured by the Sprint Queen of India, K. M. Beenamol! Congratulate all the winners and participants for their outstanding performances and commendable sportsmanship displayed throughout the tournament. Their dedication and talent undoubtedly ensure a promising future for badminton in Kerala.
Our mental health is an important aspect of our total well-being. It affects how we feel, think and behave and impacts our ability to handle daily challenges and enjoy life.
Having good mental health is essential for a fulfilling life and sports can be an excellent way to achieve this. Sports have been shown to have numerous benefits for both physical and mental health, including improving mood, reducing stress and anxiety and enhancing self-esteem.
In this blog, Toss Academy will discuss the importance of leading good mental health and how sports can help you improve the same.
Importance of Good Mental Health
Good mental health is vital for a happy and fulfilling life. It helps us cope with the challenges we face in daily life, including work, relationships and physical health issues. Good mental health enables us to develop positive relationships with others and maintain a sense of well-being. Additionally, it can help us be more productive, engaged and focused on our goals.
On the other hand, poor mental health can negatively impact every aspect of our lives. It can lead to mood disorders, anxiety, depression and substance abuse, among other issues. Poor mental health can also impact our relationships, job performance and overall quality of life.
Let’s Explore the benefits of sports on mental health
Reduces stress and anxiety
Physical activity helps reduce stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. Exercise also helps to lower cortisol levels, the stress hormone, in the body. When you engage in physical activity, you create a diversion from daily stressors and release pent-up energy, reducing feelings of anxiety and stress.
Provides social support
Sports can provide an excellent opportunity to meet new people and develop social support networks. When you participate in sports, you interact with others who share similar interests, creating a sense of belonging and camaraderie. This can be particularly helpful for individuals who feel isolated or disconnected from others.
Sports can improve mood by promoting the release of feel-good chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine, which can help reduce symptoms of depression. When you participate in physical activity, you are more likely to feel motivated and energized, which can help you maintain a positive outlook on life.
Increases cognitive function
Physical activity has been shown to improve cognitive function by increasing blood flow to the brain and promoting the growth of new brain cells. This can lead to better memory, increased focus and improved problem-solving skills.
Physical activity can help improve self-esteem by boosting confidence in your physical abilities. When you engage in sports and physical activity, you set goals for yourself and achieve them, which can make you feel accomplished and confident in your abilities. Regular physical activity can also help you feel more comfortable in your own skin, which can improve overall self-esteem.
In the end, I would just like to say that, sports have a significant impact on mental health, in reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, enhancing self-esteem, providing social support and increasing cognitive function. And so, to help you balance your mental health in day-to-day life, Toss Academy brings you badminton,Summer Camp.
Engaging in regular physical activity can help improve overall mental health and wellbeing. It is important to note that sports should be used as part of an overall mental health plan and not as a sole solution. If you are struggling with mental health issues, it is essential to seek professional help. Together with professional support and physical activity, you can work towards achieving and maintaining good mental health.
The Department of Physical Education and National College, Trivandrum hosted the Kerala University Intercollegiate Badminton Tournament 2022. We could find nail-biting games that elevated our minds. And prices were awarded to the winners.
Congratulations to Charles Soosamariyan! Your hard work and efforts have paid off. Charles, a student of TOSS Academy, has been selected by the Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) for the Uganda International Paralympic Badminton Tournament commencing from November 14 to November 21, 2021. He became the first athlete from Kerala to compete in the SU5 category. Sending all the love and support from the TOSS family today and always. Soar high with your smashes Charles!
TOSS Academy’s Sai Krishnan, K V Ashwin, Jonil Niffy, and Shivani L S have been selected to the Kerala University Badminton team for 2019-2020. They will represent the university in various tournaments in the academic year.
Our sister concern, ACE College of Engineering has won the KTU A-Zone badminton tournament once again! The celebrations do not stop in the family as the winning participants are the products of TOSS Academy! CONGRATULATIONS to all participants and their mentors!!!
TOSS Academy extends our warmest congratulations to our family member Mr. Sunjith, who has won the Mixed Doubles competition of Assam Badminton Association’s Yonex-Sunrise All India Inter-Institutional Badminton Tournament 2019 held at Kanaklata Indoor Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.
TOSS Academy’s Gayathri and Krishnapriya have emerged as the winners in Kerala State Junior Ranking Tournament held from 2nd to 7th September 2019 at Dreams Badminton Academy, Manjeri. Gayathri is the winner in the Under 17 Girls Doubles championship and Krishnapriya the Runner Up in Under 19 Mixed Doubles.
Kerala SU5 Parabadminton player Charles. S has been selected for the upcoming BWF International Parabadminton Championship in Thailand in September 2019. TOSS Academy felicitated him and our senior coaches Luas Budi Iswibowo and Madhu presented T-shirts to him for the tournament, in appreciation.
Coach Madhu presenting T-Shirt to Charles
Coach Luas Budi Iswibowo presenting T-Shirt to Charles