Exercise is of course an important part of getting involved in sports, but there are a wealth of other benefits as well.
Sports isn't all fun and games. Being physically involved in sports keeps you active and healthy. It gets that heart of yours pumping, the oxygen flowing naturally through those lungs and of course keeps your core muscle groups in check. Aside from the clear cut physical benefits, sports also has a positive impact on your mental state as well. It's been proven that a healthy competitive attitude on the field can translate to success off the field.
Don't get me wrong, staying or getting fit is a great benefit as well. Weight loss should simply be synonymous with sports Any sport.
Teamwork is also crucial in team sports. Learning to work with one another towards a common goal is invaluable in the real world. And with that drive also comes determination and commitment. The pro athletes we hear of every day may have been born with some natural talent sure, but they work and train hard every single day of their lives. But we obviously won't all become professional athletes, so if you want to play sports then do it for you, for your health, because you find it fun, enjoyable, and rewarding.