SPORTS AND GAMES

For long sports have been viewed as a way to stay healthy and keep fit. Its benefits have gone further beyond this. It has got both physical and physiological benefits. Among the physiological benefits is mental health. Academics is related to the ability of the brain to capture, store and process information. Sports impacts on education are limitless. Students are encouraged to participate in sports while in school. Many of them, especially college students, don’t actively participate. They end up in situations they could have evaded.

Following are a few benefits of sports and how they impact a student’s life:

Reduced Level of Anxiety and Depression

If you want to relieve stress is a better way, participate in sports. Taking part in sports reduces the level of stress hormones and enhances the release of endorphins. Endorphins work to reduce stress and keep away any depression development signs.

Improved Concentration

If you suffer from loss of mental concentration in classrooms, playing sports is one of the best ways to solve this problem. Some sports activities that have been proved to be of great help include a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening games. The activities help to keep your mind sharp and as a result, you are able to exercise critical thinking and practice good judgment techniques. As a result, your academic performance is going to improve. Consider participating in such activities at least 5 times a week and experience the difference.

Improved Personal Moods

As discussed earlier, playing sports acts as a way of relieving stress and therefore giving you a good mood swing. It triggers the brain to release hormones that make you feel happy and relaxed. As advice, consider participating in team sports in your school or college. This helps you to be engaged with a more satisfying and challenging sports activity, and as a result, you are able to improve your mental fitness. Team sports also give you a chance to connect with society and friends.

Boosts Confidence and Self-esteem

Confidence and self-esteem are an important part of every student. Participating in sports is a calling to set individual and team goals. Your goals will vary from winning the game, having a score, being the best player, making a good trail or having fun on the field. When we are able to accomplish these goals, we boost our self-confidence in all that we do. Having confidence in you improves your self-worth and esteem.

A Good Way to Socialize

Engaging in team sports gives you an opportunity to interact with other students and the society at large. It gives you a chance to meet old friends and have a chance to meet new people in your life. Remember that, socialization is one of the best means to relieve stress. There are multiple team sports that you can be engaged with from volleyball, football, hockey, soccer, among others. Despite being a way to improve your mental health, socialization is also the best way to have fun.

Helps To Get Better Sleep

After a day full of classroom activities, you may experience difficulties getting asleep. However, spending time in sports is one way to improve your sleep as a student. It helps you feel tired and worn-out, and for this reason, it is more likely that you will fall asleep faster. However, it is good to ensure that you do not get engaged with sports too close to sleep hours. If you experience difficulties getting asleep, consider playing your favorite sport today and experience the difference. Having a good sleep improves your mental health, and keeps you in a good mood all day through.

Respect for Others

One way to improve on your mental thoughts on how you see other students at school is to play sports. It is also through sport that you will learn how to respect those above us. Sports help to create a sense of authority exists in our mind. Respecting authority and other students reduces the chances of getting your life in trouble at school. Disrespect can end you in the disciplinary department, a situation that can keep your mental health at risk. Being on good terms with other people and the authority gives you peace of mind.

Teamwork

Through sports, students are able to learn about the importance of teamwork not only in the field but also in their classrooms, families and their communities as well. They learn how to respect effort made by other students and the teachers for the success of their school.

Proper Time Management

Sports take much of the students’ time doing practices. To balance both class work and sports activities, students will have to learn how to do time management. As a student, playing sports helps you decide when to do your class assignments and still attend different sports activities. In conclusion, playing sports is not only good for students’ physical health but also good for improving their mental health. There is a variety of sports that you can find satisfaction in as a student. Participate in playing sports today, for a chance to improve your mental health, as well as academic results. We greatly value our student’s well-being, hence by keeping all of these factors in mind we at APS try to inculcate all varieties of sports for our students.

Swimming is a good all-round activity because it- keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body,

Builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness, helps maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs, tones muscle and builds strength, provides an all-over body workout, as nearly all of your muscles are used during swimming, improving coordination, balance and posture improving flexibility,

Providing good low-impact therapy for some injuries and conditions, a pleasant way to cool down on a hot day.

 

All you need is a water body, preferably a swimming pool and a swimsuit.

Additional equipment’s used are – eye googles and swimming cap.

For advanced training different types of floatation devices like, fins, hand paddles, kickboards etc.

Basketball is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports. There are over a billion followers and millions of players! Some may say that playing basketball will help you grow stronger and taller, but there are also numerous other health benefits playing has to offer.

 

It Promotes Cardiovascular Health, Agility, Strategy, Social Skills, Builds Bone Strength, Boosts The Immune System, Provides Strength Training, Boosts Mental Development, Develops Better Coordination And Motor Skills.

Develops Self-Discipline And Concentration, Improves Awareness Of Space And Body and Boosts Confidence.

 

The only essential equipment in a basketball game is the ball and the court: a flat, rectangular surface with baskets at opposite ends.

Competitive levels require the use of more equipment such as clocks, score sheets, scoreboard(s), alternating possession arrows, and whistle-operated stop-clock systems.

 

There no particular uniform for basketball but it is advised to were socks and some good basketball type sneakers. Basketball sneakers are good for all the starting and stopping required in the game. You can choose high tops, low tops, or three quarter height shoes. If you play under the basket a lot you may want high tops to help protect you from getting a twisted ankle.

Football is the only sport that draws maximum crowd compared to any other sport.

Just like all other sports football has all the health benefits from cardiovascular health to boosting health and burning calories.

Football involves a lot of running around the field with the ball. The players also don’t require much sporting gear to play the game. Cleat shoes, socks, shin protector, and head gear are some of the equipment used by players generally.

 

Football can be played any time anywhere as long as you have the football ball.

We love to watch the cricketers being on their feet for 8 to 9 hours at a stretch. The benefit of the sport reaches far beyond the sheer enjoyment of the game. Along with friendly competition and fresh air, the game involves rigorous physical activity, agility, focus and loads of patience.

Cricket helps in Endurance and stamina, Balance and coordination, Physical fitness, improving hand-eye coordination, Team skills, Social skills such as cooperation, communication and learning how to cope with winning and losing.

 

Cricket requires an open field preferably. While playing for fun, it only requires a bat and a cricket ball, but for better performance and safety, it is advisable to have the right equipment.

  1. Collared shirt (usually white) with short or long sleeves depending on the climate or personal preference.
  2. Long trousers (usually white).
  3. Jockstrap with cup pocket into which a “box”, or protective cup, is inserted and held in place.
  4. Abdominal guard “box” or an L Guard for male batsmen and wicket-keepers (often referred to as a cupbox or abdo guard). It is usually constructed from high density plastic with a padded edge, shaped like a hollow half-pear, and inserted into the jockstrap with cup pocket underwear of the batsmen and wicket-keeper. This is used to protect the crotch area against impact from the ball.
  5. Sun hat, Cricket cap or baseball cap.
  6. Spiked shoes to increase traction.
  7. Helmet(often with a visor), worn by batsmen and fielders close to the batsman on strike to protect their heads.
  8. Leg pads, worn by the two batsmen and the wicket-keeper, used to protect the shin bone against impact from the ball. The wicket-keeping pads are slightly different from the batsmen’s. Fielders that are fielding in close to the batsmen may wear shin guards under their trousers.
  9. Thigh guard, arm guards, chest guard, and elbow guards to protect the body of the batsmen. Some batsmen use these and others do not, since they reduce mobility.
  10. Gloves for batsmen only, thickly padded above the fingers and on the thumb of the hand, to protect against impact from the ball.

Wicket-keeper’s gloves for the wicket-keeper. Usually includes webbing between the thumb and index fingers.

At APS, we believe that a child’s total well-being, both psychological and physical, can be strengthened simultaneously.

While the physical aspects of exercise and Martial Arts training improve your child’s general health, it likewise improves emotional health with increased self-esteem and self-confidence as well as decreased tension, stress, anxiety and depression.

 

Here are just a few of the Benefits of our Martial Arts Course for your child:

Self-Defense, Focusing and Listening, Teamwork and Positive Social Interaction, Self-Control and Good Decision Making, Balance and Posture, Memorization and Retention, Self-Discipline and Responsibility, Physical Fitness and Healthy Living, Coordination and Motor Skills, Self-Esteem and Confidence Building, stranger Awareness and Personal Safety, Respect, Discipline, Behavior and School, Great Physical Fitness while Battling Childhood Obesity etc.

Judo Karate requires a special uniform, Karategi  is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used for Karate practice and competition.  It is fastened at waist using a belt made from same cloth of the main uniform. For beginners the color of belt is white, but as they clear levels, the color of belt changes from white to yellow, to orange to green, to blue to brown and in the end to black.

Volleyball, game played by two teams, usually of six players on a side, in which the players use their hands to bat a ball back and forth over a high net, trying to make the ball touch the court within the opponents’ playing area before it can be returned.

 

Just like all other sports Volleyball has all the health benefits from cardiovascular health to boosting health and burning calories.

 

Volleyball is a popular beach sport. You just need a volleyball ball, 2 teams of equal number of players and a volleyball net.

Badminton is a great game both as a professional and recreational one. It requires not only skill but also extensive body movement which helps to keep you physically fit and strong.

Quite frankly, badminton has become a very popular game among all age groups nowadays, and it is fairly easy to play. Moreover, you don’t need to be standing on a badminton court to play badminton.

Just like all other sports Badminton also has many health benefits, but following 2 benefits you get mostly from Badminton.

1. Speedy shuttlecock develops physical and mental agility

Don’t let the innocent-looking shuttlecock deceive you into believing badminton is an easy game. With a top speed of 201mph you have to be physically swift to reach it and mentally agile to work out where to move to return it and how to hit it to win.

The combined agility of mind and body that results breeds fantastic reflexes in the body and advances the ability to process thoughts and accurately develop a plan of action both on and off court.

2. More reach leads to better balance and flexibility

The higher incidence of overhead hits compared with other sports means the body is in a less stable shape than the grounded and steady returns of other racket sports.  When this is experienced repeatedly the body gradually becomes accustomed to being extended while moving.

Over time this improves balance as the core muscles rise to a new challenge during play.

Additionally, the extension of the body and elevation of the arm are great for flexibility too.  So, while many sports tighten muscles, badminton helps to lengthen them.

For playing badminton you just need a pair of badminton rackets and a shuttlecock.

Also called Ping-Pong, ball game similar in principle to lawn tennis and played on a flat table divided into two equal courts by a net fixed across its width at the middle. The object is to hit the ball so that it goes over the net and bounces on the opponent’s half of the table in such a way that the opponent cannot reach it or return it correctly.

Just like all other sports Table Tennis has all the health benefits from Playing improves hand-eye coordination, develops mental acuity, improves reflexes, it’s easy on the joints, keeps your brain sharp, improves coordination and balance and Stimulates various different parts of the brain.

 

To play table tennis you require Table-tennis table with net and a pair of paddles/rubber rackets and table tennis ball.

The long jump is a track and field event in which athletes combine speed, strength and agility in an attempt to leap as far as possible from a take off point. Along with the triple jump, the two events that measure jumping for distance as a group are referred to as the “horizontal jumps”.

Just like other sports long jump also has it’s own benefits, to name some –

Build Muscle, Injury Prevention, improve bio-mechanics, Co-ordination and strengthen leg muscles.

 

Believe it or not, athletics is actually a great way to increase your overall level of health. Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use. In addition, running can also boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots.

Neurosciences have studied treadmill runners, ultra marathon athletes – and a number of lab animals – to investigate the effects of running on grey matter.

Their findings confirm what many runners know from their own experience: we can use running as a tool to improve the way we think and feel.

Apart from that running Improves Memory Retention and Brain Development, It Keeps You Healthy and Boosts Confidence, Keeps You Alert etc.

For athletics  all you need is to strap on a good pair of skid free shoes. You can run anytime, anywhere, but its advisable to avoid heavy traffic area and streets.

Shot Put is played with a heavy spherical object popularly known as shot. The aim is to throw the shot-put as far as possible through a pushing action. It requires immense muscular strength and a good balance upon your body.

Shot Put helps in bone density, strengthening, concentration, developing hands and leg muscles and building them. It also helps in boosting patience, mental state etc.

For Shot Put, you need the shot-put ball and a well grip skid free shoe. To mark the progress of your throw, you draw 2 horizontal lines – a starting line and finish line on the ground.

As a parent, many of you think about your child’s future, how you can help him/her to go in a right way. The most important thing in your parental mission is to try to find out what will be the best for your kids.

  1.  Chess helps prevent Alzheimer’s
  2.  It grows Dendrites
  3.  Chess raises your kids IQ
  4.  It increases kid’s problem-solving skills
  5.  Chess improves spatial skills
  6.  It improves the memory of your child
  7.  It exercises both sides of the brain 
  8.  It increases the creativity of your kid
  9.  It improves the concentration your child.
  10.  Chess teaches planning and foresight

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Dear parents 

TOGETHER  WE CAN 
With the news of COVID 19 all around, our kids are just as scared as we are right now.  Our kids not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety.  They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer break, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.
 
What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved.  To feel like it’s all going to be ok. 
Make them do exercises to increase their stamina and give them healthy food and Vitamin C to build immunity. 
Play board games and watch movies.  
Start a book and read together as a family.  Engage them in household chores, educate them on conserving water and food and avoid wastage. Help them make your family tree and speak to their cousins and relatives.Do yoga together in the balcony. Have healthy lifestyle. 
 
Don’t worry about their studies we are engaging them with worksheets and assignments.Also online classes for senior students. 
When we are back in the classroom, we will take care of them .Teachers are experts at this!  Don’t pick fights with your kids .  Don’t scream at your kids for not following the schedule.  Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it.
 
If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kid  should be Emotionally, mentally and physically strong to face the world which is more important than their academic skills.  And how they felt during this time will stay with them for long as a memory.
 
So keep that in mind, every single day to 
Stay safe, stay strong and stay blessed. 
Principal 
Army public school Ramakrishnapuram.

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