2020, Vol. 7, Issue 5, Part F
A study on role of physical activities in the development of personalityAuthor(s):
Mudasir Gulzar Mir and Dr. Ramneek JainAbstract:
The Fitness is the ability to live a full and balanced life. The totally fit person has a healthy and happy outlook towards life. Fitness is the young man’s absolute necessity. It breeds self- reliance and keeps man mentally alert. Physical fitness is essential for human beings to adjust well with his environment as his mind and body are in complete harmony.
It is generally agreed that physical fitness is an important part of the normal growth and development of a child, a generic definition regarding the precise nature of physical fitness has not been universally accepted. Through research and scholarly inquiry, it is clear that the multi-dimensional characteristics of physical fitness can be divided into two areas: health related physical fitness and skill related physical fitness.
General fitness implies the ability of a person to live most effectively with his and her potentials, which depend upon the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual components of fitness which are highly interrelated. The primary components of physical fitness identified by the president’s council on physical fitness and sports were muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardio respiratory endurance. However, later on the president council also included some other motor performance components namely agility, speed, flexibility and balance in physical fitness. But keeping in view the general opinion of the majority of the researchers, the author has not included the components such as speed, agility, power and balance (which are more important for success in specified sports) as essential components of basic physical fitness. However, the author defines physical fitness by group of five components, namely muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility and body composition. It is important to mention here that some experts (e.g.) call such fitness tests which include the measurement of percentage body fat, as health related physical fitness tests. Pages: 384-389 | 461 Views 22 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Mudasir Gulzar Mir, Dr. Ramneek Jain. A study on role of physical activities in the development of personality. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(5):384-389.