Is physical education still important today?
In today’s tensed schedule of life people sometimes forget that movements are a part of their lives. They prefer taking cars and metro instead of making an extra walk on the way to the office. There are plenty of items being advertised on TV and the Internet but most from a practical point of view aimed to bring income to the companies. The audience is thinking more of consuming rather than of improving own health.
Very few people nowadays have a proper understanding of a healthy way of living. We seem to have forgotten about the importance of physical education we have been taught once at schools and universities.
Let’s take a look back and recollect what physical education means: this is a systematic approach of rational ways to manage movements in order to acquire necessary skills.
Physical education is a process targeted to solve specific educational tasks. It is aimed to develop physical qualities of a person, improve movement capabilities, cultivating the proper perception of physical exercises needs.
When people are taught to better understand their body, they start enjoying the movements, improve the skills and keep their lives well balanced. For example work in the office should be followed by a more active time period after it or before. Otherwise, the body is getting lazy and we get fat, processes in our body slow down and we won’t even notice how we get older and less attractive.
Movements should be a part of our everyday life, bringing joy and happiness.
Everybody enjoys watching amazing bodies of models and movie stars. But we seldom remember how much efforts and time it takes to keep a body in a good shape. For public people, this is a part of their image and job.
From the moment of birth, everybody gets particular physical qualities and we have an opportunity to develop those and improve them. When this process is well organized and a person realizes the importance of physical exercises then this is a success in education.
Have you ever noticed that curious and active people live longer? They say this is because of the flexibility of their mindset and body. Physical education helps to develop strength, fast reaction, flexibility, having a positive impact on our bodies and mind. Surely during life, our body changes and we should keep that in mind, correlating psychical exercises according to our age. The important thing is to educate people properly, starting from kindergarten and school.
In the current environment and extremely fast changing times, a person should have strong health in order to be able to adapt to various conditions of life and work. One should possess endurance to work hard. In a way, your health condition is related to a possibility of making good career and be prosperous.
Physical education is an integral part of whole our life – we start socializing when playing with kids in kindergarten, learn how to become a team player when playing football for example. Needless to say in some countries, like Philippines, South Korea, and Malaysia, psychical education is mandatory. In Portugal children can attend physical classes optionally, in other EU countries there is a specially designed program on how pupils can participate in physical education classes.
Impacting the process of physical development of a person and optimizing it, - this is what physical education is. And we live in a great time when anything is available for that - numerous sports clubs, tennis courts, swimming pools, dancing classes, various outdoor and adventure activities, shops with sports inventory, sports communities and online groups to find co-thinkers, etc.
Last years revealed plenty of technologies for us to have fun when doing sports – GPS, videos recording items, various devices to keep a record of your achievements, monitor the progress and help planning to do more. Being active has never been so affordable and easy to start.
Remember to do your exercises and be happy!