After the age of 65, football players’ mental health is expected to deteriorate, according to recent studies. Professional sports have traditionally required strenuous physical labor, and the athletes frequently suffer life-altering injuries as a result. Even though they may be physically taxing, sports are typically viewed as a mental refresher.
However, recent studies have shown that football players face a terrible future since they are more susceptible to mental health issues as they age than the general population.
“In the 40- to 50-year-old age group, the footballers are performing a bit better than the normal group. But when they get to 65, that’s when things are starting to go wrong. This shows us that the exercise associated with playing football is good for the brain, but the negative effects of contact sport do begin to appear later in life.”
According to the study, heading the ball damages brain cells, although the effects take time to manifest as people age. Footballers were shown to suffer memory loss, sluggish reflexes, and delayed response times in the studies undertaken for the study.
Football players were also observed having trouble focusing and multitasking. Footballers also have a greater risk of dying from dementia than the general population.
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