Why is physical education important

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Physical culture and sport are a multifaceted social phenomenon that performs social, political, and economic functions, as well as an integral part of human culture. And physical education is a concept arising from physical culture and sports, which means this type of education, the content of which is training movements, raising physical qualities, mastering special material culture knowledge and forming a conscious need for physical culture knowledge.

The emergence of physical education is associated with the earliest period of human history, with primitive society, when people hunted and built their homes, during which their physical abilities, or rather strength, endurance, and speed improved. Gradually, in the course of historical development, people paid attention to those who lead an active lifestyle, which is hardy and efficient. This is what led to a conscious understanding of exercise, which became the basis of physical education.

The purpose of physical education of a person as a pedagogical process is the teaching of movements like motor actions. To realize all the above goals, it is necessary to solve a complex of specific and general pedagogical tasks. In the process of physical education, wellness, educational, and educational tasks are also carried out.

Specific tasks are directly related to the optimization of the physical development of a person and special general educational tasks.

Optimization of human physical development is:

  • in the all-round development of physical qualities that are most important in a person’s life;
  • in improving the physique;
  • in strengthening the health and hardening of the body;
  • in correcting body defects, including the education of correct posture, proportional development of all parts of the body, maintaining an optimal weight, and in many other things;
  • in many years managing a high level of overall performance.

Special general educational tasks imply the formation of vital skills and abilities and the acquisition of basic knowledge of a scientific and practical nature. For example, physical exercise techniques, patterns in the creation of motor skills, education of physical qualities, knowledge of the essence of physical culture and its importance for individuals and society, knowledge of physical culture hygienic nature, health promotion and maintaining it for many year.