Importance on Physical Exercise
Physical exercise means the regular movement of the limbs of our body according to rules. It is essential to keep our body fit and mind sound. Physical exercise is of various kinds. Good forms of exercise are walking, swimming, riding, racing, rowing, gymnastics wrestling and playing many outdoor and indoor games. It helps us breathe more deeply and get more air into our lungs. It also helps blood circulation and prevents constipation.
We should bear in mind that all kinds of exercises are not fit for all. We should, therefore, do such exercise which will suit us best. All forms of exercise are not suitable for all men. If a weak man takes part in a football game or hockey, he will get tired. It does no good to him. Those who are strong and stout can take all forms of exercise. On the other hand, those who are weak can not take all forms of exercise. Walking is the best kind of exercise for all in all circumstances. It is of special use to the weak and the old. Walking in the morning and evening refreshes our body and mind. It also enables a man to enjoy- the scenic beauty of nature. Swimming is also good exercise. It strengthens all the limbs of our body. Gymnastic exercises are not suited to people of all ages. The weak and the old cannot stand the strains of gymnastic exercises. Gymnastic exercises are best suited to the young, students and members of well-organized clubs. Riding, racing, rowing, wrestling, indoor and outdoor games offer the simple opportunity for the exercise of our body. Among all forms of exercise swimming and walking are the best because they cost nothing.
An oft-quoted proverb goes that a sound mind lives in a sound body. Mere acquisition of knowledge without sound health is of no use to society. There lies a close connection between the body and the mind. If the body is unsound, the mind must be unsound. We cannot think of a sound mind without sound health. The students need to exercise much. Physical exercise refreshes their brain. It makes them cheerful. It is a physical exercise which enables us to build good health which is the key to success.
There are many people who do not take physical exercise. They can hardly realize that they themselves are ruining their health. They fall victim to many diseases. Life becomes dull to them. They are always peevish and ill-tempered. Physical exercise makes our body active and the muscles strong. It also improves our power of digestion and blood circulation. It gives strength to our brains. A machine gets rusted for want of proper use. The human body is also a machine. It should be remembered that excess of anything is bad. Exercise is good. But over exercise is injurious to our health.
It needs no telling the importance of physical exercise. We build good health and sound mind through physical exercise. Physical exercise makes our body active and the muscles strong. It also improves our power of digestion and blood circulation. It gives strength to our brain. Many good habits are formed through outdoor games. It teaches us unity, patience, obedience, discipline, and punctuality. Health is the root of all happiness. So we should take physical exercise regularly.