Physical education is an essential part of a child’s life in school. It helps in keeping children fit and active. Physical education consists of a variety of sports and activities that give students an adequate amount of time to learn about different concepts of fitness and health. The importance of physical education has risen to a different level considering the lifestyle change in today’s world. In addition, parents these days are more aware of their children’s physical and mental health than before. According to reports from CDS (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in 2017, only 26.1% of students participated in at least 60 minutes per day of physical activity on all 7 days of the week. However, this needs to be taken more seriously to improve the overall health of children. Physical Education is the need of the hour which helps the child in overall growth and success.

 Physical education is one of the subjects in every school that has a positive impact on a child’s mental and physical health. Here are a few benefits of physical activities to children’s overall well-being.

1)      Improvement in Academic Performance – One of the major importance of physical education in school is that it helps the child perform better in academics. Physical Education helps the child to keep themselves active throughout the day. It helps with concentration and focus in school and after. Physical activities involve a variety of sports and games that help the student to become a better learner and performer not only in academics but also in life.

2)      Reduces Stress – Regular exercise and physical activity helps to reduce physiological stress. When children regularly play, swim, run, etc this has a positive impacts on the child’s mental health. As per research by National Library of Medicine physical activity in school may reduce anxiety, stress, increases resilience, improve well being and increase mental health in children. Hence, importance of physical education is a must in schools.

3)      Interaction Skills – A playground is a child’s best friend. A few hours of physical education leave a positive impact on a child’s overall well-being. Apart from classroom interaction students get to know each other during this course period of physical education which helps them to improve their interaction skills and socialize. Physical Education class in school is a great way to build team spirit, communication skills, management skills, and leadership qualities.

4)      Building Character and Discipline – During the physical education class in school, students learn discipline as it educates them with team building qualities and group management skills. Through sports and group activities, students learn to respect each- other’s opinions, fair play, and team spirit. This way physical education plays an important role in a child’s life.

5)      Helps in Mental Development – Physical education is not about physical body and shape, it is more about keeping your mental being aligned with your physical being. The importance of physical education is directly connected to one’s mental development as physical exercise and tasks improve our mood and boost our happy hormones (dopamine) leading us to stay happy and healthy physically and mentally.

6)      Promotes Fitness and Physical Growth –  Consistent engagement in physical activities such as sports and other games boosts a child’s overall fitness growth. Regular involvement in physical activities promotes muscle building, flexibility, and overall physical growth. Regularity and consistency help in fostering better physical growth.

7)      Breaks Monotony – Physical Education courses in schools are designed in such a way that it helps the students in overall growth. A few hours of physical education class breaks the monotony and helps the students remain fresh for the rest of the hours in school. A change in the environment allows students to focus on the subject equally. The variety and break from monotony help the students perform with more energy and motivation.

8)      Cultural Development –  Another importance of physical education is that it provides the opportunity to learn about various cultures and traditions. Physical Education class gives them exposure to interact with different cultural groups through different sports and activities. Hence, cultural development becomes one of the major areas that helps students grow.

The CMR educational institutes were founded to give every student a chance to embrace value-based and well-rounded education. The visionary leader late Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy’s vision is to provide education to every individual is the primary goal of the CMR National Public School. It is among the top private schools in Bangalore. Being one of the best pre-primary schools in Bangalore, we provide world-class education and a positive and friendly environment that nurtures the kids’ minds. The school offers a plethora of physical activities for the students such as basketball, table tennis, skating, karate, freestyle football, badminton, and many more to enhance their talents and allow them to learn new skills. These activities are conducted under the guidance of professional and talented teachers. Such activities help students in their overall development. Physical activity is just not about the muscular body and toned physique, it is more about the holistic development of the body and the mind. CMR National Public School provides students to improve their kinaesthetic and psycho-motor skills and build self-confidence which helps them to excel in the future.

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