The Value Of Sports

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Physical benefits:

The main object of sports is, no doubt, bodily exercise. There is a famous saying: ” A sound mind in a sound body.” The healthy body is essential for successful life. An unhealthy man usually falls sick and is always sad, gloomy therefore loses confidence in himself. Sports is the best way to be healthy and fit. So, one should take an active interest in sports. Sports ensure good health and bulid a fine physique.

If you will be bodily fit, you will have capability of trying hard and new things. The big advantage of sports is that they combine exercise with thrill, sensation and excitement. Everybody should participate in all kinds of games. Hockey, tennis, badminton, football, rowing, swimming all these and others provide a good deal of excitement and entertainment. Not only the players but also the spectators fell engrossed in a game because of its suspense and unexpected turns. A bookworm who is always busy in reading books and does not participate in games is physically weak and all his mental excellence can not make up for his physical deficiency.

Man has been blessed with a beautiful mind too. Games are a source of keeping the body healthy and fit. Physical fitness and free from all aliments is the desire of everyone. Undoubtedly good health is first condition of happy life. Mostly those who plays games remain healthy. Games are good source of bodily exercise.

Mental benefits:

Sports benefits not only the body but also mind. Almost every game requires a degree of skill to play it. Skill is mental ability. Vigour alone is not enough in games like golf, cricket and tennis. A certain dexterity is also needful.
Sports are great source of spending leisure. All work and no play makes jack a dull boy. Sports are very entertaining and interesting pastime. Many game are not expensive too.

Value of Sports In Education:

Man has a body, a mind and a spirit. Accordingly education aims at the physical development, intellectual development, and the spiritual and moral development of the man. It is a very narrow veiw of education to think that education only gives knowledge to human being and thus fit him for the purpose of earning his livehood, but education does much more than this.

Education teaches a man the value and need of recreational activities. Education does not approve the scholar who keeps poring over books all the time. Recreation is must as well. And games are the most interesting recreation in the world. When one is playing golf or badminton or table-tennis, becomes forgetful of everything and gets absorbed in the games.

Games even provide a kind of training for the mind. Most of games are matter of high skill. Whereas Hockey, football, cricket and other games are matter physical exercise. Good players show a lot of mental alertness.

The value of games in forming and moulding character is very great. Education amis too, at developing qualities of leadership in human beings. The qualities of leadership are developed most effective and fruitful through games.

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