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8 Benefits Of Physical Education

Pgnm Shubham
8 Benefits Of Physical Education

Social distancing policies have turned people’s lifestyles upside down. The worldwide pleas from the governments are asking people to stay at home. We all know that this ‘new normal’ trend has adversely affected children’s physical activity. 

Gulap Monica says in research, conducted by The University of Bucharest, “The human body is not a "battery" that, in the absence of physical effort, will "store" the energy resulting from the metabolism of food and convert it into mechanical work at a later time. The lack of exercise, of functional effort, will push the body into a state of involution, atrophy, characterized by progressive "melting" of the protein tissue (muscle) and a gradual accumulation of fat.”

Our children are the apple of our eyes. In Gurgaon we have many schools that are providing physical education to the children should be our priority while we are looking for school admission in Gurgaon

The Pragyanam School is one of the best CBSE schools in Gurgaon that is promoting physical education in the best possible way. Here are some benefits every child can with proper physical education:  

Increases physical activity: 

When children are constantly provided with the opportunities that make them physically active, they find it easy to cope up with laziness. Regularly involved in physical education leads to an active lifestyle. 

Enhance self-expression: 

During P.E class children get the opportunity to share their strengths and weaknesses. Children are very concerned about their success in the game. They express their feeling confidently. The excitement during the game makes them energetic and they practice expressing their feelings. 

Helps in improving teamwork and building relationship: 

The Pragyanam School gives opportunities to involve children playing in teams. Physical education gives opportunities to cooperate. The games like soccer, hockey, and basketball cannot be played alone. When children are participating in such games they learn to cooperate with a big group. They follow the rules along with other players. Sometimes they support others and sometimes they need others’ support. P.E class is a place where children have such opportunities and they learn how to work in a team even under pressure.

As children get older, peer relationships (friendships) play an important role to motivate them towards learning. When children participate in sports activities they have more opportunities to receive peer acceptance as compare to those who are not engaged in such activities.


Develops self-confidence: 

So, how does physical education develop self-confidence? Physical education fosters feelings of competency, improves teamwork skills, health, and body image. The belief that I can compete and become a winner brings confidence. While playing a child is trying to give his best so that he can win, believing oneself throughout the game helps in building self-confidence. Similarly, when a child improves his teamwork skills, his health, and body image, he improves his self-confidence.

Builds immune system:

Physically active persons have a good blood flow that helps in clearing bacteria out of the airways. Regular physical activity is linked to lower rates of infections that occur in the upper respiratory tract that includes flu and cold. 

Physical activity strengthens the heart, lungs, bones, and sugar level and controls weight. It is proven from researches and studies that people who exercise regularly and are physically active have stronger immune systems than people who are less physically active.

 Develops motor skills:

 Throwing or catching the ball. Stand on one leg with eyes opened or closed. Or walk without dropping a ball from the spoon in your mouth. All such activities that involve physical movement while focusing on your target improve motor skills. Physical education plays a vital role in improving hand-eye coordination and develops fine motor skills.

Helps in reducing stress: 

It has been observed that people feel relaxed and calm after they exercise. Moderate physical movement in a continuous manner releases beta-endorphin that is responsible for reducing pain and increase pleasure in our brain. 

A study conducted in 2019 and found that during exercise, the body produces a mood-regulating chemical (serotonin) that can give strength to our nerve cells which may prevent us from neurological disorders and links with the feelings of happiness, well-being, and lessening mental depression.  

Helps in academic learning: 

A mentally healthy child shows remarkable results in academics. Increased physical activity is responsible for reducing stress and depression. It also helps a child in managing emotion and self-esteem. Regular physical activity increases attention span, ability to memorize and builds an enthusiasm towards success. All these components help your child to link to improved academic performance. 

When children are physically active, they feel better, and they stay healthier. The earlier you start, the more they develop the habit of staying active.

Pgnm Shubham
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