In today’s times, stress and anxiety have become a common problem. These often lead to a bigger and more serious problem called depression. While many people are becoming victims of depression because of loneliness others are suffering from it because of the growing competition and various other reasons. A good way to combat stress is to take a break from the daily chores and indulge in sports and games for some time each day. A lot of research has been done in this field and it has been found that people who spend at least an hour playing their favourite sport each day are far less prone to stress and anxiety compared to those who lead a sedentary life devoid of any such activity. Sports and games are not only recommended for good mental health but also to keep fit physically.