Saturday, January 19, 2008

The advantages of Sports


In my opinion, I strongly agree that sports should be made a compulsory subject in school. Students of today lead sedentary lifestyles. They spend most of their time in claustrophobic classrooms and homes. With loads of homework, assignments and exams, exercise seems to be a monotorous chore. The increasing demands made upon them by their studies, exams and high expectations of their parents and teachers leave them with little time for pleasure and leisure and the need to exercise becomes a bitter pill to swallow. Therefore, the Ministry of Education should make sports as a compulsory subject in school so that the students could at least spend some time out in the green fields, with the sun blazing above them, doing exercise to keep them fit, strong and fresh.

Regular exercise is essential for good health. It tones the muscles, strengthens the bones, and makes the heart and lungs work better. Exercise improves blood circulation which, in turn, provides constant nourishment to the millions of cells in our body. When physical exertion takes place, the rate of breathing increases. Thus, the capacity of blood to carry oxygen is increased. At the same time, it helps the body to get rid of harmful carbon dioxide. Further more, taking part in sports can prevent us from all sorts of diseases such as SARS, mad cow disease and bird flu.

Besides that, doing more exercise will help students to eliminate modern-day stress. Nowadays, the number of people suffering from insomnia is on the rise. The increasing pressure and nagging worries of work and study often keep the students awake at night. For many students, the dawn of a new day brings no cheer but a heavy heart. Exercise can be instrumental in helping a person to obtain a more relaxed sleep. A tired person will be refreshed and high-spirited after a good night’s sleep. A few hours of exercise will help in getting a sound sleep and is a perfect, soothing balm for a tired body and a restless mind.

Moreover, if students exercise regularly or involve in sports, they will make full use of their leisure time doing something beneficial. They will not spend hours and hours gluing on TV programs, playing ratty computer games and wasting time gossiping over the phone with their friends. Instead, they will spend more quality time doing exercise in the park or gym with their loved ones. As the saying goes “A healthy body makes a healthy mind”. Exercise can also prevent teenagers from loitering aimlessly at shopping complexes or being drawn into crime.

On top of that, some students do have remarkable talents in sports such as swimming, gymnastics, badminton and soccer. These students will represent their school, state or country to take part in sports. Many have brought glory to the school, state and country. Recently, our country’s squash player, Nicole David had made all the Malaysians proud by becoming a World Women’s Open Champion in squash.

In conclusion, I agree that sports is good for students and should be made a compulsory subject in school. The benefits of exercise are sky limit. A person who exercises regularly has good health and more vitality than a person who does not. So, what are you waiting for? Buck up and start exercising right away.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the brilliant ideas.. it can helps me to write an essay about the advantages of sports..

Anonymous said...

yes this article really helped me write a letter on " merits of sports in the life of students"

Khushboo said...

thanks a lot of this article.......it helped me a lot in my Group Discussion.

Khushboo said...

Thanks a lot for this article....
It helped me a lot in my Group Discussion.

shereen said...

thnz a ton

Anonymous said...

ooh la laa!!!!