Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding
by Larry Olmstead Author
Citing fascinating new studies on sports fandom, Larry Olmsted makes the case that the more you identify with a sports team, the better your social, psychological, and physical health is; the more meaningful your relationships are; and the more connected and happier you are. Fans maintain better cognitive processing as their gray matter ages; they have better language skills; and college students who follow sports have higher GPAs, better graduation rates, and higher incomes after graduating. And there’s more: On a societal level, sports help us heal after tragedies, providing community and hope when we need it most. Fans is a passionate reminder of how games, teams, and the communities dedicated to them are vital to our lives.
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