The side effects of steroids are serious consequences that athletes face in sports because the harmful damages being done to their health is a painful reminder that cheating is the wrong way to go. Typically the athletes using the steroids are unaware of how dangerous the effects are to the body. Often enough, it is known that when athletes use steroids they can not control their raging anger and it leads them to participate in violent acts of behavior. In addition, steroids can interfere with the immune system by creating blood clots and having possible heart attacks. Zev Chafets states “In a rage, they formed a posse to drive the users out of the game,” and “Purist say that steroids alter the game” (22).
Today’s modern athletes are role models whether they choose or not to take the responsibility, also if they are good or bad role models. They did not choose to be role models, they are chosen to by the time they turned professional or signed with a sports team. People tend to look up to athletes because they portray that they are able to overcome adversities and achieving greatness against the odds. They often portray amazing athleticism, which is perceived as superhuman-like that no average people possess. Athletes also prove that in order to succeed and achieve perfect results, they must work hard and give everything they have.
Michael Sander 's points are well thought out with a world view perspective. In his article, he mentions how society is already in this phase which humans expect more out of others. Moreover, pro athletes are under an immense amount of pressure to excel and often times they take enhancing drugs to improve their performance. I agree to this world view, we can all see this in our own experiences while being in colllege, the students that excel are more likely to get jobs. Evolution is based off of the concept of survival of the fittest and it shows in certain phasates of life.
While there are many different PEDs, every single one is harmful to the body in some way. Some effects on the human body are irreversible and they can cause lifelong damage for the user and loved ones. These drugs give competitors an unfair advantage over those who choose to stay clean. While in the short term performance enhancing drugs can lead to great victories and success. The long term damage caused and the immoral advantage gained is why PEDs are and should always be unethical to use in competitive sports and in healthy
In sports these days, many athletes, from teenagers reach to adults, are taking performance enhancing drugs just to improve their performance by giving them extra force to win titles and medals. By considering the impact of athletics who are taking drugs, people should calculate the bad of it, to prevent the risks, the credibility and the responsibility. Firstly let’s start with the risk, there are different ways that using performance enhancing drugs can affect people’s life. One of the very important things to consider when people using the illegal substances are the health risk. There are a lot of physical problems than can come from performance enhancing drugs.
There are countless more athletes that could be mentioned and even more that have been suspected of use. Most of these athletes went for some time before being caught, being praised and rewarded for their astounding accomplishments. The popularity of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports causes a question of validity to professional sport itself. Attitude is something obvious that kids see and notice about elite athletes, but what people do not realize is that kids are picking up on these athletes’ characters off the field as well. Two of the major issues that display the athletes’ character is their promiscuity and breaking the law.
In today’s society, the media portrays a perfect body to be fully fit, muscular, and slim. These characteristics pierce. While they may not be necessarily bad for our physical being, they attack our mentalities. In such ways that we do not fit the media’s “perfect body” description. Although, advertisement such as the ESPN Body Issue shows and encourages us that it does not matter how you look on the outside, even the best players are not perfect; they remind us that being yourself is the best confidence you can have.
In “Children Need to Play, Not Compete”, Jessica Statsky tries to highlight the growing issue and destructive effects of the competitive sports. These sports are fabricated keeping the age and standards of an adult which make them unsuitable for children. These sports have a negative impact on a child’s health as a whole. The body and the mind are both equally. Developing bodies of the children suffer a great deal because of the extreme physical activity demanded by the competitive sports.
Another negative effect is that studies have proven that football leads to excessive aggression and an unhealthy perception of competition. Overall, football has many positives and negatives on the health triangle. Some people think that the positives outweigh the risk or the other way around but it is just a personal preference. Many people in the United States play football so it is important that they know the positive and negative effects it has on their
Some players picked the wrong path by getting into drugs, like steroids. Players need to do everything naturally, and work hard to be at the top of their game. Players are taking the easy and fast way of getting to the top by using drug, but it is the wrong way. Athletes need to prove to their selves that working naturally can work if they dedicate themselves to it. Drug abuse is a serious matter and can destroy a human’s body, so as athletes or people that can help someone struggling need to take a stand against the use of
It is still a massive problem today but as we become a more tolerant society it has been easier to change. Race ideology in sports is important to talk about because it is a mirror image of the view of race in life. Whites are moral and intellectual while minorities are inferior and less hard working. This message ruins the future of some many kids while the potential to change the world because the media only shows one side and not the true and empowering side. If we showed that all races and color are powerful and difference makers then we could solve so many of the problems we are facing today.
Some other things that I believe that NFL should consider to make the game safer include, Eliminating kickoffs, having a mandatory sit out period after sustaining a major traumatic brain injury, having more support programs for athletes who suffer from concussion issues such as short and long term memory loss and PTSD and lastly, Larger fines for helmet to helmet hits. I think that the team physicians do everything in their power possible to help protect their players but integrity and honesty should be something that they should really demand from these players. Not lying about injuries and allowing the doctors to do their jobs can help reduce the number of concussions by a great deal in hopes that one day we see a game that both the fans and athletes can enjoy equally still while playing at the highest level.
These are some of the athletes that influence the public’s idea of a great body. Unfortunately, some of these athletes suffer from disorders. Muscle dysmorphia, commonly described as “reverse anorexia,” is characterized by a person’s unhealthy obsession and dissatisfaction with his or her body size and muscularity. These individuals see themselves as small or frail even when they are big and muscular (Source 4). An American College of Sports Medicine press release mentions male athletes with this disorder and states, “These men tend to be at risk of abusing performance–enhancing drugs and supplements.” These muscular men that get their image through enhancers putting their health at risk are promoted as having a great body—causing teenage boys to want an unrealistic body unless they put their health at risk.
Alcohol also alters the performance and recovery of an athlete. In the article “Alcohol: Impact on Sports Performance and Recovery in Male Athletes” The author has done research about how alcohol can affect the physical performance of a male athlete. Barns describes the physical effect to the human body when an athlete drinks. Barns analysis how drinking can have terrible effects on the body, it not only seems to affect an athlete’s endurance when preforming, but other functions of the body such as the cardiovascular system or endocrine system. This article also discusses how alcohol can impair the recovery process of an athlete by causing a disruption of the white blood cells When reading this article, I consequently noticed that based off of different consumption of alcohol and the person, it will be very hard to determine the effect of alcohol in a general fact.