Importance of Physical education for children

When it comes to health and well-being, regular exercise is about as close to a magic potion as you can get. - Tich Nhat Hanh

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Children practicing yoga

Key points from the article:-

  1. Tackling obesity
  2. Reduces stress
  3. Better sleeping habits
  4. Teamwork and Leadership skills
  5. Self Discipline
  6. Improvement in academic performance
  7. Social interaction
  8. Learn positive behaviors

Gone are the days when you had to walk a few miles to reach school or had to walk to get groceries, thanks to technology everything happens through the medium of technology. It is because of this that we are living a sedentary lifestyle which is harmful for everyone. With children as young as 5 getting diagnosed with diabetes it’s of utmost importance that the kids of today take active participation into sports and physical activities.

We at Shivneri boarding school want our students to take active participation not just in school but also in other activities such as physical education. Take a look at the various benefits of exercising and physical education for your kids:-

  • Tackling obesity:-

As much as we hate to admit it, kids will always choose an unhealthy burger over daal rice. As fried food continues gaining popularity, it becomes our responsibility as parents, teachers and primary caregivers of children to maintain a balanced diet full of proteins, and essential nutrients. Food is the main source of energy and we at Shivneri boarding school believe in a diet that’s rich in protein and the essential vitamins kids require for their health. The kitchens at Shivneri boarding school are kept different for vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Apart from a healthy diet, physical education is the next key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercising boosts your serotonin levels which boost your mood and an overall sense of well-being.

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  • Reduces stress:-

There’s immense academic pressure on kids lately, combine that with peer pressure, and life, the kids no longer have it easy. Physical exercise is a great way for kids to channel their stress and anxiety towards sports. Physical activities are also a great way for kids to learn how to block other thoughts that may penetrate their mind and concentrate on the task at hand.

  • Better sleeping habits:-

Students who exercise regularly have better sleep than those who don’t. Sleep experts regard it as a critical component of long-term sleep health. Your body temperature also affects your sleeping pattern. Studies have shown that the increase in body temperature during late-afternoon exercise, followed by a drop in the body temperature that accompanies sleep onset, is one of the reasons why sleep occurs more easily alongside regular physical activity. Exercising eases muscular tension, reduces stress, and increases the body’s production of serotonin.

The increase in body temperature during late-afternoon exercise, followed by the drop in body temperature that accompanies sleep onset, may be one reason why sleep occurs more easily alongside regular physical activity. Exercise also eases muscular tension, reduces stress, and increases the body’s production of endorphins, which in turn creates a sense of well-being. This overall sense of ease may help you sleep better.

Child sleeping peacefully.
  • Teamwork and Leadership skills:-

When kids play various sports such as football, cricket, basketball they form teams and every team has a captain and team members. Playing together in teams improves their teamwork and leadership skills. It instills a sense of loyalty towards ones team and shows great sportsmanship. Learning these skills extends far beyond the realms of just exercise. When working together in a group project kids are far more likely to divide the work equally and help each other out when they’re stuck. Working harmoniously together in a team while still being heard is an important quality to have.

Kids playing sports.
  • Self Discipline:-

Exercising regularly or playing a sport on a regular basis is a great way for kids to learn discipline. Any sport that your children is interested in, they will only get better and better if they keep practicing and perfecting their art. We at Shivneri boarding school believe that in order to excel at something, you must have the discipline and the dedication to work on it everyday and with consistency. Sports are a great way to prove to kids that there are no shortcuts in life and in order to excel at something, one must keep practicing.

  • Improvement in academic performance:-

One of the major advantages of physical education is that it helps improve your academic performance of students. Most physical activities that take place in school require intense concentration from kids. Increasing your concentration while playing will also extend to their other likes, interests and even studies.

Children playing football.
  • Social interaction:-

Playing grounds, fields and break time is the only time of the day when kids will have the time to interact and meet their friends. During physical education classes, they learn to cooperate through various group activities and get a sense of identity from each other as well as of the team. These social activities continue to play an important role in the growth of a student into a better working professional. Sports in the one of the best sources in instilling team building, leadership qualities and management skills in them.

Children playing basketball.
  • Learn positive behaviors:-

An idle mind is a devil’s workshop. Kids who have a lot of time on their hands are more likely to spend their free time engaging in bad habits. Both classroom education and physical education is a great way for kids to be spending their day. It is the perfect balance between learning and staying healthy. Many schools have now made physical education an integral part of their curriculum.

We at Shivneri boarding school know and understand the importance of maintaining a work, life balance. A major part of this is the importance of exercise and sports. Our sports grounds and our sports teachers are well equipped into handling children and taking care of everyone and their needs. At our school your child will learn various sports such as running, cricket, football and much more. Your children deserve the best of everything and Shivneri boarding school is among the top schools and is well equipped with the care and growth of your children.