Influence of physical activity on behavioral distinctiveness among young children
Author(s): Dr. Paramjit Kaur
Abstract: The present paper intends to illuminate some of the very sensitive issues of the present day scenario of children who are not interested in physical activity but rather prefer to stay indoors in order to play games on mobiles, laptops or watch televisions. The basic problem is sedentary lifestyle which creates havoc with the health of growing children and as result restricts their psychological and social development. Several critical elements that are necessary to develop and maintain a healthy mind and body have been put forth. The paper suggests that sports and physical activity should be encouraged. It is essential for parents to recognize that sports in the form of physical activity is important in structuring the psyche and personality of children who are the future of a nation. An attempt has been made to show that when a child perfects a skill he has been working at he learns to push himself self in a healthy manner. Instead of taking short cuts, the child learns to take the baseline skill, practices it, and achieves the level of success he is striving for. This cycle is one that can later help in taking their careers and to help manage stress and all the things life can throw at them.