“Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day.” ~Bob Feller
We’re surrounded by technology all around, along with tech-savvy people. During the race of life and our schedules, we forget to take care of ourselves. Hardly people can be seen who have a proper routine of playing a sport daily. Everybody is so indulged in the computer-based games like PUBG and Fortnite, ignoring the fact that these are irreversibly affecting us.
A very basic step that can be taken to prosper the rate of participation is the addition of sports lessons/classes in the university curriculum.
- Breaking the monotonous academic environment
This breakage would lead to some positive results like the students will feel rejuvenated after engaging in sports activities and have good interactions with their fellow batch mates. Sports is an activity that provides one with the platform to express themselves productively. Engaging yourself in the game you love would eventually result in making that game a stress buster for you. As a result, you will feel relaxed after letting out your sentiments.
- Comprehensive Development
The entire mental, as well as the physical growth of an individual, is flourished under sports. In today’s modern era, students play online games because of which they are getting afflicted with many diseases like myopia and obesity. Also, when an individual is mentally active and fresh, he can generate better outcomes. This change in the syllabus of the students will eventually improve the academic performances to a great extent. Cardiovascular health would be ameliorated which is the most important part of our physical health as the heart requires constant workout to stay healthy. Physical activities maintain the health of blood vessels too, which reduces the chances of hypertension. Overall muscular strength, as well as endurance, is hence improved.
- Betterment in the student’s performance
All the students are not equally good at academics. Some pupils may find scoring good in examinations a bit challenging. For such students, practical subjects in the curriculum like sports will help them get through with a better score by the end of the year. This will also result in an up-gradation of their self-esteem which is lowered because of the superiority complex they face due to low scores.
Although, excessive involvement in the sports activities might draw them out of the track when talking about the studies, students should be taught to keep a consistent balance in both academic as well as sports fields.